Deep House

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.

Kate Simko: Today and Other Days

Used to be that when people asked me about the proverbial "next big producer out of Chicago," the first name that came to mind was Kate Simko. I'm an unabashed fan - I bought Lights...
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Frankie Knuckles Live at the Palms Hotel, Miami 2004

Classic DJ mix from House Music legend Frankie Knuckles recorded live at the Palms Hotel, Miami on March 8 2004.

Orlando Voorn: Muzik Is Life EP

The weird shit that music makes you do is more telling than anything you might have to say about it. The first thing I did after hearing the impossibly soulful title track to Orlando...
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Police arrest 4 in the death of actor Michael K Williams

Surveillance video shows men selling the fatal dose of fentanyl-laced heroin that would lead to the actor's 2021 overdose.
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Hizou Deep Keeps The Legacy Alive

Abacus & Chez Damier's Classic "Closer" gets luvved up by Jorge Caiado along with 3 other golden tracks on the new Hizou Deep EP.
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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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Kiko Navarro: Everything Happens For A Reason

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

Listen to Setting Sun from Bernadette Trax’s Vinyl Debut

Fans of Kevin Yost's jazz-infused house will find a lot to love on Bernadette Trax 01, a vinyl pressing of some of the producer's best releases from the last year or so.
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#ListenUp Pezzner Remixes Rick Wade from the new Timeless Remix EP

And he's joined by Vintage Future and Tresilo (Ben Long, Esteban Adame and Oliver Way) for venerable Belgian label Elypsia.
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Norm Talley: Travlin EP

Out of everyone from the Siamese Twin cities of Chicago and Detroit (one has the heart, one has the brains, and I'll let you decide which is which) that's getting a little shine from...

Secret Studio: A 5 Mag Mix #49

Tyrel Williams and Bai-ee are Secret Studio Records, presenting a sound steeped in acid, jack tracks and the rawest House and Techno imaginable. Here is their new & exclusive 5 Mag Mix.

Victor Simonelli: A 5 Mag Mix vol 15

One of the founding fathers of House Music, Garage and dance music, period! The legendary Victor Simonelli contributes a live mix to 5 Magazine ahead of headlining our 10 year anniversary this October 17...
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#ListenUp Simbad Remixes Gina Jeanz & Mumbi Kasumba’s “Tropic City”

Originally released in May, these slinky remixes from Jackie Queens' Bae Electronica are the sunny, sensual summer tracks we need.

Moodymann Remixes Ralf Gum’s “With Her Hand”

Ralf Gum always provides heavy ammunition for his DJs. The third single from his 2014 album In My City dropped yesterday in promo release on Traxsource with a surprising mix from Detroit's Kenny Dixon,...

Spencer Kincy Mixes: Live at Staple, San Francisco May 2000

This is another live recording and DJ mix in the files sent to us related to Chicago House Music producer and DJ Spencer Kincy, aka Gemini. Unlike the previous mix (Live at Deep in...
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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...

Terry Hunter Interview

Interview with Terry Hunter from the May 2006 issue of 5 Magazine
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Paxahau surprises with all-Detroit “Micro Movement 2021” festival

The event will be held over Memorial Day weekend in Detroit spread out across multiple clubs.
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Steve Mill’s Higher State Impressions

At the tender age of 26, Deep House producer Steve Mill has an absolutely staggering number of releases out. He recently impressed the hell out of me with his full-length album Higher State Impressions...
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#ListenUp Niko Marks Has Gotta Bang on CARNAL

Among Detroit's finest, Niko Marks' new release CARNAL (Vocal Mixes) is like a foot in the face in the name of funk.

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The Wisdom: A life in music with Eternal Student

Marvin Prather is Eternal Student, a fixture from the early days of the Detroit electronic music scene who debuted as a producer three decades later with the gorgeous "Hear Me Though." This is his story.

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