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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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Lone Dancer’s House Is a Tunnel

Great EP of sci fi House and Techno from Lone Dancer and Deep Club Denver.
Peter Croce of Rocksteady Disco

Something Real: Peter Croce & the Story of Rocksteady Disco

Rocksteady Disco is releasing some of the best and most important records in the scene today. Lauren Krieger talks to founder Peter Croce on the Detroit vinyl label's origins and aspirations.

Intr0beatz: Late Night Snacks

Iceland's wunderkind releases an EP on wax of musical feed for famished dancefloors.
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House Legends: Kerri Chandler Sampler EP 4

Because you can never be too rich, too thin or have too many Kerri Chandler records.

Getting Lost with Lovebirds, Stee Downes and Lay-Far

Three singular talents - Lovebirds, Stee Downes and Lay-Far on the remix - collaborate on the new single LOST on Lovebirds' Teardrop.
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Moodymann: DJ-Kicks

I'm going to start this story about one Detroit institution by citing another one. Pirahnahead - one of electronic music's great brahmins, and a walking encyclopedia of liner notes and personal experiences filed away...

Nat Wendell: A 5 Mag Mix 57

Exclusive mix and interview with Berlin-based DJ and producer Nat Wendell for 5 Magazine's flagship 5 Mag Mix series.
Chicago House DJ John Simmons

John Simmons: All I Can Say

The long and winding road taken by Chicago house DJ and now producer John Simmons.
DJ Pitto

#StayHomeDisco with Pitto

#StayHome tonight with a new DJ set from DJ and Heist Recordings recording artist Pitto.
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Interview: DJ Spen Hits Chicago

The best news I heard all week was when Terry Hunter told me DJ Spen was coming to Chicago this Sunday

John Morales: The Return of the Disco Legend

In music, and especially in underground music, the word "legend" is thrown around to the point where it loses all meaning. What is a legend? It's someone who broke the mold - someone whose sounds,...

Atnarko: Violent Sky (Dance:Revolt)

It's pretty crass to say that what makes a track stand out from the pack is that it's about something, but it's true, and so is the implication that most have nothing to say....
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#TheTeardown Jorge C on His New Ojodeapolo EP “Brother”

With Alton Miller and Terrence Parker on the remix of Jorge C's new EP Brother, the Chile/Berlin label Ojodeapolo continues to vibe with the best of deep house Detroit.

Kool Vibe: Basics

Kool Vibe's last four records have been called House Trax, The Black & White Project (parts 1 and 2) and now Basics. You may notice a pattern emerging, aside from the gorgeous chords and...
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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...

#ListenUp: Rhapsodise with Ben Gomori

Rhapsodise is a spectacular organ and vocal jam from Ben Gomori, the title track of a new EP from Gomori on resurgent dance music powerhouse Peppermint Jam.
Josh Milan

Josh Milan: The 5 Magazine Interview

When you talk about Blaze, you're talking about House Music royalty. The legendary duo released almost twenty full length albums, countless hit songs and remixes for Diana Ross, Aretha, Jamiroquai, and more... But that's all...
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Why We Love Ra-Soul, Deep House’s Hidden Genius

Ra-Soul's new collaborative project with Don Crisp, Black In Time, opens a new page with the searing Malcolm X-sampled Democracy is Hypocrisy.

Exclusive: Gene Farris Live Mix

Gene Farris live mix exclusively for 5 Magazine, ahead of his set this Friday at North Coast Music Festival in Union Park, Chicago.
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First Look at Brawther’s Endless LP on Balance

Brawther has opened the kimono on the tracklist of Endless, his quasi-album/compilation to be released on 3x12" vinyl and on CD by Chicago's Balance in April. Endless made up of material from Brawther's previous Balance...

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