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.

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Defected brings back Nu Groove with a Jovonn / Deetron split

Legendary NYC house label Nu Groove is now a Defected property and is releasing new music. Reason to be wary? Maybe, but the side A with Jovonn is hot.
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Chez Damier to launch his first ever radio residency

Chez Damier's new monthly mix show launches this Saturday May 8 on Radio FG's Maxximum Radio.
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Anthony Nicholson shines on “DirtyDiscoJazzFunk”

Anthony Nicholson adds to his incredible legacy with DirtyDiscoJazzFUnk, a new two track drop from The Jazz Diaries.

Black Motion: the Last Chapter & a New Beginning

5 Mag cover story with South African duo Black Motion, on 10 years of healing music and international acclaim: "This is a new dawn for the African artist."
Infolines Under The Bridge EP

Delano Smith anchors 3rd release from Detroit’s Infolines

The third release from Detroit label Infolines with heat from ADMN, Remote Viewing Party and Mister Joshooa.
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Essential Angel Moraes: Life In Stereo

The journey is the reward: Angel Moraes leaves behind a staggering legacy in the house music scene. Here are 16 tracks we love best.

AOTN drop new edit of Mary Love Comer’s “Come Out of The Sandbox”

New edit of Mary Love Comer's "Come Out of The Sandbox" the Athens of the North house band East Coast Love Affair, with an original deep house track on the flip.
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Vintage label Ugly Music returns as Joe Claussell remixes Underground Evolution

Seminal label Ugly Music is back from the great warehouse in the sky with two tracks from Robert Grillo, "one of the best producers to make way too little music."

#DieTrying – Inside the new 5 Mag

Josh Milan, Ashley Beedle, Terry Farley, Jackie Queens and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag.
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This is some Detroit Fire: vocalist Nikki O on Rough, Rugged, Raw

Detroit vocalist Nikki O has left her mark on some of the best deep house records of the last fifteen years.
Jimpster mixes

Late night vibes on Jimpster’s irresistible “Soul Spectral”

Jimpster's Soul Spectral is another nightcrawler masterpiece from the diamond-quality Freerange.
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UK radio station scolded for playing Lil Louis’ “French Kiss”

UK regulator Ofcom seeks to protect children from the "prolonged sounds of sexual moaning" from DJ Lil Louis' Chicago house classic "French Kiss."
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12″ alert: Kai Alcé drops Luv Fantasy on NDATL

Kai Alce makes some of the deepest soul and the soulfulest deep house known to man. Here are three more servings of the good stuff.
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Happyghost: Ishy Really Bad

Happyghost's "Ishy Really Bad" is the 30th release and the best track we've heard from Chicago neighbors Aathee.
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Seven Davis, Jr. relaunches Secret Angels with special edition of “One”

The soft relaunch of Secret Angels features rarities going back decades from Seven Davis Jr's vaults.
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Brawther on the Start of the End

The French DJ/producer and 5 Mag friend on surviving and maybe thriving in the post-COVID music industry.
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Norm Talley launches Upstairs Asylum with all-star “Det-313” EP

If this were summer this all-star debut of fugitive tracks from Norm Talley, Omar-S, Moodymann, D'Julz and Charlotte OC would be the underground basement smash of the year.
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Eddie Leader and Alexander East team up on “Get You Alone”

Most of Eddie Leader's best records of the last 15 years have come from collaborations, so no surprise that "Get You Alone" with vocalist Alexander East is the lead off and best track of his comeback EP.
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Compost reissues lost RaSoul record “Return Of The Mad Funk”

Known only by test pressings and commentary from Andrew Duke, Return Of The Mad Funk has been RaSoul's most elusive recording. It's coming out with fanfare from Compost Records.
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Chicago Skyway Mixes “Jazzgalaktik” for Excursions

Cordell Johnson and Scorpeze make the walls quake on Jazzgalaktik, the third release from the Chicago party turned label called Excursions.

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