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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.

Dennis Ferrer: The Red Room

This is old school in distribution, not in sound. Dennis Ferrer seeded this in the hands of a select few for several months - almost since WMC 2010, it seems - and it's finally...
Andrew Emil

Andrew Emil releases 34 track remix collection

New comp from S&S Records showcases Chicago producer Andrew Emil's remix work for the Steve "Silk" Hurley and DJ Skip-owned label's back catalog.

Frankie Knuckles’ Dancefloor Beauties

DEL compiles a selection of dancefloor "beauties" and dancefloor "beasts" from the illustrious career of Frankie Knuckles for his Foundations series. Part one: The Beauties. The Beasts will follow next week. Related: Foundations' Reflections on...
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Levon Vincent: For Paris LP

Levon Vincent responds to political and personal crisis musically. How's that working for him?
Patrice Scott For My People

The timeless turn of Patrice Scott’s “For My People”

Patrice Scott returns with another slab of black gold on Sistrum with For My People
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Djoon, the Paris club that so often supports us, needs our support

Help one of the outposts of quality underground dance music re-open: Paris club Djoon is approaching a do-or-die fundraising goal.
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Pezzner & James Curd Release Flesh & Blood

Two phenomenal tracks by House Music veteran producers James Curd and Pezzner pack a lethal groove.
Theo Parrish

Theo Parrish’s All-Stars Shine on “What You Gonna Ask For”

Review: "What You Gonna Ask For" exudes a tremendous warmth - you can almost warm your hands to it. It's not fair how easy Theo Parrish makes this.
Jesse Rose

Jesse Rose to Retire?

DJ/Producer Jesse Rose claims his next album "Alright Mate" will be his last.
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Chicago Service and Body To Body

Updated Apr 13 2015: The phenomenally popular Chicago Service was just repressed. As much as anyone on the outside knows, Marcel Vogel is doing most of this business himself - making songs, DJing parties, and...
Todd Terry

Todd Terry: The 5 Magazine Interview

Todd Terry is an icon in House Music. He also has quite a history that many don't know about. He did production on the Jungle Brothers' "I'll House You" - a tune that people...
Ike Release Shape of Orbit

Love Notes Signs Ike Release for The Shape of Orbit

Ike Release shows that he's still one of the most versatile producers around with four ultra deep but eclectic and unique tracks.
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New label launch with Gene Hunt, Ed Nine, G Marcell & Hakim Murphy’s Tales...

TALES01 is the debut from the Tales vinyl-only label, a V/A featuring Chicago deep house producers Gene Hunt, Ed Nine, G Marcell and Hakim Murphy.
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Spencer Kincy and JT Donaldson: Duality

Rediscovering JT Donaldson and Spencer Kincy's strange and beautiful Duality, recently reissued by Cyclo.
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Brawther returns to Cabinet with the exquisite The Driver

Brawther has more secret weapons than the CIA. The Driver is next.
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Dance Loud: This Moment & The Next

Chicago electronic music duo Dance Loud survived adversity to release their best work. After "The Moment," they're just getting started.

Finale Sessions Releases Anaxander & Michael Zucker Split EP Rise Up

A dynamic showcase for two of the best producers making Deep House tracks rooted in what's worthwhile from history but primed for the modern dancefloor.
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Nina Simone: the Francois K & Tony Humphries Remixes

Some reissued tracks from the "dead wax era" of the mid-2000s showcase songs from the brilliant Nina Simone in the loving hands of two legendary house music remixers.

#ListenUp Big Love for a Big Track from Alton Miller & Patrice Scott

Real recognizes real, soul meets soul and iron sharpens iron when Alton Miller, Patrice Scott and Ree team up on "All The Little Things," coming out this month on wax from Sistrum Recordings.

In Residence with Country Club Disco, Detroit

The rebirth of Detroit and the metro area is a shock but not a surprise. Decades after the city was given up for dead, small pockets of creativity and resistance have thrived, grown large...

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