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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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Nate Manic releases his self-titled debut album

The former music director at Chicago's Smartbar Nate Manic steps out as a producer and vocalist on his self-titled debut album.
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The Secret (Plant) Life of Brad P

New tracks on black wax from Brad P and Inner Shift and you can hear the influence of Mike Huckaby all over them.

Giorgio Luceri Dusts Off “6D22” Moniker for Dragon’s Path

Midnight Shift is probably one of the most well-known labels to be born and thrive in Asia, now adding 6D22 (aka Giorgio Luceri) to their roster with Dragon's Path.

Station H Podcast Episode 4 with Mike City

Host Will Sumsuch speaks with award winning hip hop and R&B songwriter Mike City in episode 4 of his Station H podcast.
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No Fuss Vol 3 features Saison, Natasha Kitty Katt

Curated from the label's strong digital output, No Fuss Vol 3 shines a spotlight on deep house duo Saison and disco queen Natasha Kitty Katt.

DJ Aakmael Is Making His Mark

Dustin Kinney meets DJ Aakmael - DJ, producer, and one of the top Deep House artists on the planet - for our latest 5 Mag interview.

Jerome Baker: A Chicago Story

Once DJ Boris, sometimes Lord Damien, but he's best as just Jerome Baker. This is a Chicago Story of one of the city's best.

Listen To Sets from Boiler Room’s Chicago vs. Detroit Series

Did you miss the Boiler Room events in Chicago and Detroit last month? Whether you were out of town, out of the loop or want to relive it again, the Boiler Room crew have...

Mistress 5 Is The Most Ambitious Record Released This Year

Amidst all of the doom and gloom of the music industry - as a few dollars are replaced with a few dimes and now a few dimes by a few pennies, courtesy of streaming...

DJ Spen: The 5 Magazine Interview

Baltimore House Music legend DJ Spen talks to 5 Magazine's Czarina Mirani on his career and the state of DJing and the industry.

Dave Pezzner: The 5 Magazine Interview

Tagged as a newcomer the electronic dance community, Seattle's Dave Pezzner proves to be everything but "green" to the dance scene.
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Mr. Raoul K’s Stunning LP Still Living In Slavery

There was no album I've looked forward to more than Mr. Raoul K's Still Living in Slavery; I was not disappointed. Mr. K has his eye fixed on a point so far on the...
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Dirt Crew Cuts: Lorenz Rhode’s Belair EP

Tensnake and Strip Steve remix cuts from Lorenz Rhode's Belair, out now from Dirt Crew.
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Kerri Chandler Remixes Lea Lisa on The Legacy

Who is Lea Lisa and how is the world only getting to hear her now?
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Detroit Swindle & Demuir & Everyone Else Mixes Everyone Else on Heist’s The Round...

The Round-Up is one of our end-of-year highlights and certainly one of the superior annual label compilations from Heist Recordings.

Rick and Kenny’s Early Adventures: Classics Vol 4

I wrote a few months back that Moods & Grooves had probably the best undiscovered back catalog of any record label in the Midwest. On hand as Exhibit A is the fourth in a...

NDATL Muzik Is A National Treasure

We're here in Chicago, celebrating 10 years of NDATL and a new track from Detroit generalissimo Andres.

Four Walls & Funkyjaws vs Saine: Triple Stakes

I'm coming to grips that preaching to the choir may be the only sensible way to go about things now. Advocating for authentic music that touches my soul - the essential role of a...
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Gari Romalis and Barce: The Web (Melodymathics)

Melodymathics is a new-ish label with a mission to "showcase newcomers" alongside established artists. Mission accomplished. I've heard at least four records from Gari Romalis this year, and though his EPs on Hizou and...

Electronic Soul from Cornelius SA and Jackie Queens on Feel It Now

Deep stabs and dives into soul - they cut the edge off the electro on "Feel It Now," a new single from South African producer Cornelius SA and Zimbabwean-born vocalist Jackie Queens.

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House Music Is Church: Rahsaan Patterson in the new 5 Mag

New issue of 5 Mag with Rahsaan Patterson, Ka§par, Harold Heath's 2021 rewind, Jeff Mills & Kraftwerk on soundtracking Metropolis and more.

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