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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.

Doc Link and Eman Get Liberated

As an new writer for 5 Magazine, I'd like to say that all styles of House Music excite me and I'm a bit of a glutton when it comes to the colorful palette that...
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The Final Cuts: Eric Kupper on Frankie Knuckles

From The Whistle Song to Director's Cut, Eric Kupper probably made more records with Frankie Knuckles than any other man or woman alive. He's produced more than 2000 records in his own right (including work...

Terrence Parker’s Heart Break for Melodymathics

Various Artists is killing these days (so the old joke goes). Belgian Deep House label Melodymathics is on a hell of a roll themselves. In an era in which everything is cookie-cutter and samey,...
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Boo Williams: Strictly Jaz Vol 4 (Four Part DJ Mix)

Classic House Music mix from Chicago's Boo Williams.

A New Classic: Ricardo Miranda’s London Councils

Ricardo Miranda's tracks from the Italia To Chicago split EP show why there are no producers in Chicago adding more to their game.
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Alex Arnout: Sound-Byte EP (Turquoise Blue)

Alex Arnout, late of Hot Creations and Crosstown Rebels, is throwing down thunderbolts from the high mountains on his Turquoise Blue imprint, and the label has reached some kind of apotheosis with the Sound-Byte...
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Golf Clap: Hugh and Bryan’s Excellent Adventure

There is nothing more refreshing than change and people that aren't afraid to embrace it. Detroit's Hugh Cleal and Bryan Jones came together to form Golf Clap, a cheeky, satirical image complete with costumes...

Monty Luke: Hard Work Not Hype

Monty Luke delivers a minor masterpiece on the album HARD WORK NOT HYPE released by Dogmatik.
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Rodney Bakerr: RH019 (The Lost Tracks)

After decades around records, I still can't find anyone that can explain the voodoo of the vinyl re-issue market to me. It reminds me of the hi-fi stereo business - it's the kind of...

Black Jazz Consortium: Evolutions

Evolutions is a record of marvels, of euphoric jazz and chords that plumb the depths of the human soul.
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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.

The Best Track Dusky Never Released

It's one of the hottest tracks of the last two years, and it's never been released. "Sunsets & Dolphins" is the "lost" single from UK duo Dusky (Nick Harriman and Alfie Granger-Howell). It had...

Listen to DJ Skull’s Country Air EP from Shift Imprint

"Country Air" could be considered Skull's take on jazz - a hectic, kinetic and utterly peculiar strain of jazz - but jazz nonetheless...

#ListenUp Lucid Dreams on OUER’s Stingray Nebula EP

OUER's new EP on Dirt Crew is a techno/jazz/deep delight, sometimes all three at the same time, in the same track, even in the same moment.
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Kerri Chandler: Atmosphere (5MagLove)

Kerri Chandler: Atmosphere EP I had such a tough time deciding between the Atmosphere EP and Computer Games. I eventually had to put taste aside and stand back to admire the way that this four...

Fred Everything Interview

FRED EVERYTHING might have a funny name, but there's a very good reason for it. He originally earned his moniker because he played "everything" in his live sets at events in his native Canada,...

Cajmere and Gene Farris: The Chicago Jazz and New Gotham EPs

A central part of Chicago House is the presence of the elements that created it. Keeping true to that essence is the creation of The Chicago Jazz EP, the follow-up to The New Gotham...

Cassy Launches New Label with Demuir & Their Please Me EP

Kwench Records is one to watch.

Hector Moralez: The 5 Magazine Interview

Known as a solo artist, for his Fries & Bridges collaboration with Phil Weeks and as the impresario behind Minority Music & The Factory, Hector Moralez (facebook, soundcloud, discogs) is that rare producer whose...

Andre Harris: 5 Mag NMM Set (2011)

2011 DJ set from the late Andre Harris.

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The party never ended for the rich - or the superstar DJs capitalizing on slack lockdowns in Mexico.

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