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.

Moon Boots’ Electrifying “Gonna Give It” (Free Download)

Moon Boots has been arming DJs for the weekend with choice freebies for several years now. Just in time for your Friday night: another free download. "Gonna Give It" is a cut above: glistening...
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Hey Don’t Take This Shit So Serious

Straight and to the point, as befits a record like "Don't Take This Shit So Serious": youANDme collaborate with Brothers Vibe on a fierce Deep House single from Finale Sessions. Powering up the microscope just...

David Marston: Kindness of Bearer

"Trust Me" was the standout track on David Marston's 2014 release Jamaicalia for Soul Clap. Writhing beneath and then thriving after throwing off some kind of existential weight, vocalist Brigitte Zozula brought a tremendous...
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Homero Espinosa: You Should Be Dancing

If you were listening to the new track from Mark Farina, Homero Espinosa and Seven Davis Jr., you would be. 5 Magazine's interview with Homero about their new release on Moulton Music.
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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."

Label Profile: Eddie Leader and Hudd Traxx

Curiously in-depth overviews of some of our favorite House Music labels and the people behind them. This month: Eddie Leader and Hudd Traxx.
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Dope garage & deep house sounds on Mile High remixes

Miles ahead: the sensational "Mile High" featuring Paris Brightledge gets remixed by Keito Sano, Interstate and Dubbyman.

Sandy Turnbull: A 5 Mag Mix #50

Episode 50 of A 5 Mag Mix featuring an exclusive new set and interview with Sandy Turnbull.

New Album Honors Late Austin House Hero J.A.M.O.N.

A decade in the making, Ex Rated Lover is co-produced by Thomas Sahs and features Jamon's vocals on every track.

Swirl People’s Raoul Belmans and The Porcelain Anniversary

From Belgium, Raoul Belmans of Swirl People (facebook, twitter, soundcloud) has cut more than 70 EPs under a variety of crazy aliases, including Cosy Creatures, Dandruff Truckers, Different Noodles and his disco alter ego,...
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#StayHomeDisco with Pitto

#StayHome tonight with a new DJ set from DJ and Heist Recordings recording artist Pitto.

Grant Nelson: The 5 Magazine Interview

I don't know of many other producers that have run the gamut of sounds like this man has. From early breakbeat techno, rave and hardcore jams as Wishdokta (among others) to pushing 2 Step...
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Nate Manic releases his self-titled debut album

The former music director at Chicago's Smartbar Nate Manic steps out as a producer and vocalist on his self-titled debut album.
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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.
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Italian house band Club Soda drops the breezy & nostalgic Summer EP

Working in the best tradition of Italian electronic music, Club Soda drops the warm and hazy Summer EP from record shop and label Flexi Cuts.

Four Deep House Maestros on One Chubby Record

Trinidadian Deep, Javonntte, Patrice Scott and Vincent Floyd on this gilded deep house V/A from Chubby.
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Destination Unknown: Till Von Sein & Tigerskin’s Arkansas City

Out of all of the songs named after great cities, this is probably the first dance music anthem dedicated to Arkansas City, pop 12,305. The new record and title track from Till Von Sein...

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.

Frique Asks: Are You Here For the Music?

"If I had to nominate just one DJ to represent everything Chicago stands for as a city," we once wrote, "that DJ would be Frique." As of late, Chicago's Frique has been flexing his...

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...

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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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