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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.

[Aura] and RJ Fletcher: Late Groove EP

This EP is moody, classy, and reminds me of the wee hours of the morning. It's also the first from UK-based label Deep Edition. This is one of the more coherent deep house EPs...

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...

Audio Soul Project ft. Ron Carroll: Call of Grace

Tracks from Audio Soul Project are like a fine wine: I bring them out when I know they'll be appreciated and the mood is right. This three track release Call of Grace is smooth,...

Aaron-Carl, Detroit Producer, Label Owner, and DJ, Passes Away

Aaron's music is universal, and in a sense belongs to the world now, but will always, always, always be rooted in Detroit

Spencer Kincy aka Gemini: Imagine-A-Nation (Relief)

Spencer Kincy was at the top of his game in 1997 when he reached a peak of astonishing creativity, the likes of which had never and probably will never be seen again. In that...

Dennis Ferrer: Hey Hey (The Remixes)

Before listening to this, I wasn't sure if a package of remixes was warranted. "Hey Hey" is probably the biggest track to blow through House Music since the mid-1990s, with a staying power that's...

Curtis McClain: The House Music Anthem (Remixes Part 1)

Take the most famous opening notes and the most seminal chorus in House Music history and add Frankie Knuckles, Eric Kupper, Todd Terry and Terry Hunter as remixers... For maybe the first time in...

Demarkus Lewis: Tribal Sun EP

Some years ago, Demarkus Lewis made a shift from a deeper sound to a more tech-oriented blend of electronic boogie. Here he is turning again - not a U turn and certainly not backwards,...

New Mix Monday: Ultra Nate

Newsflash! Ultra Naté isn't just the singer that has shaped House Music's sound with classic tracks like Free and the album Blue Notes in the Basement. She's also a promoter, impresario and one hell...

Quentin Harris: “The Young Don’t Want To Learn and the Old Don’t Want to...

The Sacrifice: In the mid-2000s, Quentin Harris was a dance music powerhouse. But despite his outspoken and over the top nature, his musical offerings of late have been relatively sparse.

Spencer Kincy Mixes: Live in Bonn 1995

This is a soulful and jazzy mix (beginning with the epic Chuck Roberts vocal "In the beginning there was Jack and Jack had a groove, and from this groove came the groove of all...
Spencer Kincy Tangled Thoughts EP

Phil Weeks and Joss Moog: Not Over EP

It's a very fine line between "tribute" and "rip-off". The second song on this four track EP, "Stuff Like That", is a case in point. It's almost note-for-note, 100% derivative of Spencer Kincy's "Don't...
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...

Brett Jackson and Orion ft. Jade: Change

This set of remixes of an '06 track now come with some deep South African remix influence. The vocals slowly draw you in with the concept (along the lines of "sorry, bud, it was...

1200 Warriors: The 5 Magazine Interview

Meet DJ Choco (aka G-Dubs) and Junior Rivero (aka DJ Rivero), a highly impressive duo from Washington Heights, New York that call themselves the 1200 Warriors (website, label, facebook, myspace, discogs, youtube). Their music...

Broadway & Wilson: Good Old Daze LP

Lydia's take: "Don't Fight Love" is this LP's hidden gem, complete with horns, a gaggle of what I can only imagine are lovely ladies backin' up with some "yeaaaahhhhh, yeaaaaah"s, and a bouncy, poppy...

What Happened to Gemini? A Spencer Kincy Update

(This article about Spencer Kincy was originally published at the now-defunct housemusicdaily site. Since a few other things I've written reference this, I thought it sensible to reproduce it here. I wrote something else...

Kid Sister and Cajmere: The 5 Magazine Interview

Creative people gravitate towards each other naturally, and when it comes to two artists that are known to crossover musical genres it's no surprise that House icon Cajmere and hiphop diva Kid Sister would...

Spencer Kincy Mixes: Experiments (Complete Mix)

This is a mix from Spencer Kincy aka Gemini from the late 1990s called "Experiments." It is split into Side A and Side B as the original mix was distributed on cassette tape and...

Deetron’s Balanced Attack

Between the time that I write this and the time you read this, more than a hundred mix compilations will be released. I don't know anyone who buys them, and despite being I champion...

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This Is Brian Jackson

Best known for his revolutionary collaboration with Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson is one of the most influential musicians in the history of pop. This is how he found new inspiration.

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