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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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Jerome Baker is the Underground OG

A new LP on Farris Wheel sees the Chicago OG back in the swing.
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Four Play Sessions: Andrew Emil and Jordan Fields Live at SmartBar

Four Play Sessions is a mix series from Chicago's Four Play Music and featuring the talents of Mr. Andrew Emil & Friends, published each month exclusively for 5 Magazine. The last Four Play set was...

Ron Trent, Louie Vega, Josh Milan Play an LA Grammy Jam

Huge event out in Los Angeles this Friday February 10 in honor of Louie Vega's Grammy nomination. Good luck Louie!

Dirty Sole ft Kid Enigma: Lady

4/4 may own his heart but Kid Enigma owns this new release by Dirty Sole on Doin’ Work Records. Who did what to which is a bit over my head but the team together...

Rick Wade, Sleepy & Boo Remix Brooklyn NY

Deep Woods' affectionate tribute to his home city gets loved up on 3Bridge Records.
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Raw Ten: Funny Thing (Raw Ten)

I thought I'd done my part when I interviewed Pittsburgh Track Authority and previewed this strange project called Raw Ten (say it out loud), a collaboration between the trio and Nic Offer of !!!...

Curtis McClain & Marshall Jefferson: Together Again

Rather under the radar given its importance, two Chicago House legends - Curtis McClain and Marshall Jefferson - have released their latest collaboration. The Satisfaction EP features the vocals of McClain and the production...

Armando Gallop: Live at the Warehouse DJ Mix

The late, great, unforgotten Armando Gallop in a mix recorded live at The Warehouse.

Marquis Hawkes ft Jamie Lidell: We Should Be Free

Jamie Lidell blows up "We Should Be Free," the first single from Marquis Hawkes' latest LP on Houndstooth.
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Kiko Navarro: Everything Happens For A Reason

Will Sumsuch on Kiko Navarro: The 5 Magazine profile and cover story from Issue 141.

Amp Fiddler: So Sweet (Louie Vega Remixes)

Out now on vinyl: Louie Vega remixes SO SWEET from Amp Fiddler's 2017 release on Moodymann's Mahogani Records.

Jeremy Underground Mixes My Love Is Underground II

One's flagging interest in conventional compilations creeps down to zero in light of some outstanding collections curated by Joey Negro and Jeremy Underground. My Love Is Underground II nicks its name from Jeremy's top...

Cranberry & Vodka – A 5 Mag Mix 62

New mix from Chicago DJ Cranberry & Vodka, recorded live at Remedy at East Room in Chicago.
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Romanthony’s Ministry of Love Remixed by Andres, Kevin McKay

Glasgow Underground is releasing a double 12" and digital set of remixes this summer featuring the late Romanthony's classic "Ministry of Love" remixed by Andrés, Ejeca, Andre Crom, Mirrors and Kevin McKay. There's an inevitable...

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.
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Pepe Bradock’s “Baby Craddock” is One of Our Best Records of the Year

Not just "another Pepe Bradock record," though that would still be better than the average producer's output. "Baby Craddock" is among the best Pepe Bradock records.
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Crackazat: The 5 Magazine Profile

The life & times of a jazz musician working in the dance music industry.
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Listen to Mystic Bill’s Ferocious Throwback “U Won’t C Me”

Nothing sensitive or subtle about this one. Mystic Bill - the man who DJ'd for your favorite DJ's DJ - teams up with German label Snuff Trax for the forthcoming EP U Won't C...

Bryan Jones: Face It EP

A sneaky, sinister bassline punctuates the original mix of the title track of Bryan Jones' new Face It EP on his own Control Recordings. The live vocal sample works perfectly - it's just a...
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Harry Wolfman & Laurence Guy: The Lone Grazer EP

Having just heard the sad news that the brilliant Lost My Dog Records are to close their doors in 2015, I must confess that writing this review feels bittersweet to say the least. Young...

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A fresh perspective on Roger Linn's masterpiece of engineering and the most important new music machine since the invention of the drum machine: the MPC.

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