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.

Javonntte Readies New EP for Melange

A lot of love goes into making Javonntte's records and he's getting a lot back. Earl Jeffers snagged three diamond-cut gems for this EP on his Melange label.
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Mike Huckaby: A Production Primer

Thomas Cox on the "tight but focused" discography and musical evolution of a dance music icon, Mike Huckaby.

Faze Action: Brother To Brother

The music of Faze Action has soundtracked parties and club nights since 1996. Harold Heath meets up maestros Robin and Simon Lee for a classic 5 Mag interview.

Neroli Signs Up Patrice Scott for Chasing Dreams EP

New wax from the Italian label showcases 3 deep new tracks from Patrice Scott.
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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.
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Cinthie’s Got The Groove

"Everything I've made I made myself so no one can take it away from me." Berlin native Cinthie is independent, resilient - and she's also making some of the best house music on the planet.
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Detroit’s MotorCity Wine Has a Label And It’s Great

Detroit's favorite venue, MotorCity Wine, released two records on wax in 2019 featuring Mark de Clive-Lowe, Jon Dixon, Loftsoul and more.
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#StayHomeDisco with Pitto

#StayHome tonight with a new DJ set from DJ and Heist Recordings recording artist Pitto.
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The Secret (Plant) Life of Brad P

New tracks on black wax from Brad P and Inner Shift and you can hear the influence of Mike Huckaby all over them.
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Jayphonic is planting seeds on Seed Recordings’ V/A series

Volume 1 is the liftoff for planting:seeds, a new series of EPs from Seed Recordings.
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Groovement drops brilliant remix pack for Jorge Caiado’s “Time & Space” album

Groovement enlists Steve O'Sullivan, Brawther, Dyed Soundorom and John Thomas to remix tracks from Jorge Caiado's 2020 album Time & Space.
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Kyle Hall teaches on the MPC Dreams EP

"Expression" is a low slung classic featuring Amp Fiddler on keys from Kyle Hall's MPC Dreams EP.
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Charles Webster & Emilie Chick make magic on “Secrets Held”

Charles Webster is one of dance music's greatest adventurers, a creative nomad that takes the scenic route and always comes back with unique treasures collected during his travels.
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New remixes of Alton Miller & Amp Fiddler classic “When The Morning Comes”

Nico Lahs, Rydm Sectors and KETAMA remix "When The Morning Comes" and "Ever Wonder" featuring Amp Fiddler and Abacus.
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Tortured Soul has a show

Valentine's Weekend the live group Tortured Soul plays at Chicago's Cobra Lounge on February 12 with Lady D and Larry Miller.
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Crackazat drops slick album taster Beacon of Light EP

Freerange drops a nice warm-up package for Crackazat's forthcoming album with a 9+ minute epic Ron Trent deep house jazz remix.

Alex Agore: What Did I Do (Snazzy Traxx)

Anytime I see a new Alex Agore release, I make a point to listen to it because he never disappoints. I can’t say that for more than a handful of producers out there these...
Pursuit Grooves

Pursuit Grooves: New Mix Monday vol 189

There are 12 days of Christmas, but 5 Magazine is celebrating 3 Days of Sound Warrior, starting with a mix from Sound Warrior's Pursuit Grooves for vol 189 of our New Mix Monday series. Listen...
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Twirl! Talking with Shaun J Wright and Alinka

BEFORE THERE WAS A PARTY or a record label or anything else, it was the music that got them together. There was Alinka - then of the electronic band Shuteye - and there was...
Trevor Lamont

Trevor Lamont: New Mix Monday vol 188

Trevor Lamont (Grand Reserve) mixes Volume 188 of New Mix Monday, 5 Magazine's weekly House Music guest mix series. I did the math, and I realized I've been listening to and dancing to sets from...

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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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