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Deep House is a subgenre of House Music. Originating in the 1980s – particularly with the music of Larry Heard, Fingers Inc, and others – it fuses elements of Chicago House with a more melodic, sometimes soulful feeling.

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#ListenUp: Art of Tones Launches a Hell Cannon of Funk on Double Wheelin’

The b-side for Where The One Is marks Art of Tones auspicious return to Local Talk.

Kevin Yost: “All I Had Was My Music”

Kev Obrien profiles Kevin Yost, the ultimate outsider & one of the most prolific dance music producers in America.
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Orazio Fantini: Back in 20 Minutes (Traxx Underground)

For Christ's sake, you spoil us. Traxx Underground follows up on releases from Samann and Victor Simonelli (highly praised here) with yet another smash. Back In 20 Minutes is a new four track EP from...
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Feature: Carl Bias of Master C&J

Get outcher Number Two pencils and a clean sheet of paper, and at the end we'll be having a quiz. Quite a few of the classic House artists of the late '80s have been...
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In Praise of Phil Asher: Sparkle (AJ’s Dance)

UK label moreaboutmusic has been throwing cannonballs lately, and to see Phil Asher and Dwala following up a Mike Dunn release is a delight.

The Atlanta Weekender Returns Labor Day Weekend 2015

The dates for the 2015 Atlanta Weekender have been announced. The event - now in its fourth year - will take place over Labor Day weekend, September 3 through September 6, 2015. Featuring a line-up...

Station H Podcast Ep 5 – Live at the Brighton Music Conference (Part 1)

Will Sumsuch records a new episode of his Station H podcast live from the Brighton Music Conference with special guests Richard Earnshaw and DJ Deeka.

Jimpster: “The Music is Always Bigger Than All of Us”

Harold Heath explores the music, the labels and the secrets of the sound of Jamie Odell, aka Jimpster in a superb and essential 5 Magazine Interview.
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Luke McKeehan: New Mix Monday vol 181

5 Magazine favorite Luke McKeehan of Nordic Trax mixes volume 181 of New Mix Monday, 5 Magazine's weekly House Music guest mix series. Luke McKeehan is the founder of Nordic Trax, our favorite label from...
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Dive into Session Victim’s DAWN from Delusions of Grandeur

With assists from Iron Curtis, Nebraska and Sven Weisemann, the DAWN EP showcases four early morning show stoppers from Session Victim.

Frique Asks: Are You Here For the Music?

"If I had to nominate just one DJ to represent everything Chicago stands for as a city," we once wrote, "that DJ would be Frique." As of late, Chicago's Frique has been flexing his...

Strictly Jaz Unit vol 3: Classic Boo Williams & Glenn Underground Mixtape

In honor of Glenn Underground & Boo Williams playing b2b at Smartbar this Friday April 20 2018, here's the classic Strictly Jaz Unit vol 3 set featuring Boo & Glenn from the 1990s.
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STREAM: Playin’ 4 The City’s Backfire

They don't give you a gold watch or a handsome trophy when you pass a certain threshold in House Music. If they did, Olivier Portal would own 'em all. Portal's catalog stretches back twenty...
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Spencer Kincy and JT Donaldson: Duality

Rediscovering JT Donaldson and Spencer Kincy's strange and beautiful Duality, recently reissued by Cyclo.

Audiojack: No Equal Sides (20:20 Vision)

Some day the story of 20:20 Vision will be told. The back catalog of Ralph Lawson's seemingly immortal imprint is staggeringly vast, and unlike some zombie labels reanimated for "brand quality" (and to re-issue...
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Lee Mills – Hands Together (Fresh Meat Records)

I can mark time by Fresh Meat's records. I've written more about this label than any other, and the last five or six years has seen the beginning and end of relationships, friendships, personal...
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Kerri Chandler: The Thing for Linda 2010 (Downtown 161)

Repressed for the masses, Kerri Chandler's The Thing For Linda 2010 has grown 10 times more brilliant and bright in my eyes since first released.

Gant Garrard: 5 Magazine’s New Mix Monday #152

This week's featured mix is from DJ, producer, label owner and one of the baddest men in Chicago, Gant Garrard aka Gant-Man. I don't think the introductions are necessary here, but if they are -...
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Wavelength: The Collective EP

So many good things to say about this record, starting with the people on it. Brian Harden has a discography more solid than granite stone - among them, one of the best records ever...
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Kiko Navarro & 6th Borough Project Remix Chasing Kurt’s Cloud Dancer

Peppermint Jam is turning out to be one of the best "old" labels releasing great "new" music.

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