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.

Sleepy & Boo: A 5 Mag Mix #46

New York nightlife catalysts Sleepy & Boo mix the latest 5 Mag Mix and share their latest release, The Gift of Adversity, out now from Street King.

DJ Aakmael Is Making His Mark

Dustin Kinney meets DJ Aakmael - DJ, producer, and one of the top Deep House artists on the planet - for our latest 5 Mag interview.

While you are sleeping Jeremy Sylvester is bangin’

There are born DJs who can roll out of bed and mix a flawless 120 minute set while wiping the sleep out of their eyes. That's how Jeremy Sylvester must make his tracks.
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Donnie Tempo: Trak Register

The one and only Donnie Tempo aka Darren Brandon aka DJ Quad and a dozen other akas shows up on black wax from Chicago's Perpetual Rhythms.

Master Kev: The 5 Magazine Interview

5 Magazine's 2008 profile of DJ and producer Master Kev.
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Phil Kieran: How I Play

Belfast-based DJ and producer Phil Kieran on the culture and craft of DJing.
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10,000 Hours of Session Victim

The new Session Victim EP on Toy Tonics whips through genres, tones and sounds, representing a year's worth of time together "cooking beats."
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Aiby and The Noise: Four Play Music Sessions vol 14

Four Play Sessions is a mix series from Chicago's Four Play Music and featuring the talents of Mr. Andrew Emil & Friends, published each month exclusively for 5 Magazine. Curated by Andrew Emil, this month's...

Rich Medina: A Man For All Seasons

There are few nightclub DJs that have accomplished as much, across as many genres, as Rich Medina (facebook, twitter, themarksmen.net, afrobeatles.com, crazylegsworkshop.com). He has worked with music legends like De La Soul, Erykah Badu,...
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Cinthie and Ed Herbst: Beste 005

I've been finding some dope split EPs and choice cuts from the always prolific "Various Artists" lately, and this split between Cinthie and Ed Herbst for Beste Modus (Berlin) was near the top of...

#ListenUp Journey to the Center of the Soul with Gullen on Sumatra

Mobilee has another huge record on their hands with Sumatra, the title track of a new EP from Gullen.
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New Remixes of Phonique & Ian Whitelaw’s Something Special

Out now on Ladies & Gentlemen & featuring remixes from Nhan Solo, Sam Shure and The Black 80s.

Play It Like Papa: 15 Years of Soul

Reel People and Papa Records founder Oli Lazarus on the 15th anniversary of his label - and an exclusive mix from DJ Spinna.
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Reflections by Taelue Showcases the Real Sound of Chicago

Perpetual Rhythms is righteous in their work and the music can back it up. Taelue's Reflections album is the next big thing.

Chuck Daniels: 5 Magazine’s New Mix Monday #171

Chuck Daniels has been DJing since 1988, and has performed across North America and Europe. A native of Detroit, he's DJed or hosted at nearly every club in the city, including his Love the...

Lone Dancer: A 5 Mag Mix #52

Exclusive new 5 Mag Mix and interview from Lone Dancer: producer and resident DJ at Deep Club in Denver.
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#ListenUp Jovonn drops 3 track “Indoors” EP for Body’N Deep

Every single day a DJ should wake up and hit their knees to the ground, grateful and thankful they live in a world where Jovonn is making records.

Roy Davis, Jr.: What The Future Looks Like

I THINK THAT THE SALES of actual vinyl will start to increase and the digital record stores will become weaker, as the streaming avenues like YouTube, etc. thanks to advertising companies, will become a...
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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.

Souldynamic: From Equatoriale to Excedo

Souldynamic's Luca and Stefano have been shining examples of the incredible amount of soulful talent that emerges from Italian soil. Czarina Mirani on their decade of soulful dancefloor hits and turn in direction marked by the launch of Excedo Records.

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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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