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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.

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#ListenUp Niko Marks drops the Reach Out EP

Detroit producer Niko Marks shows his soulful side on a new four track EP, Reach Out, on vinyl from Yore Records.

Kool Vibe: Basics

Kool Vibe's last four records have been called House Trax, The Black & White Project (parts 1 and 2) and now Basics. You may notice a pattern emerging, aside from the gorgeous chords and...

Jerome Baker and Ellery Cowles collaborate for “Le Funk”

Under the moniker "Pitch Deck," two Chicago veteran producers drop a bomb on Farris Wheel Records.
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Delano Smith returns to Mixmode with the gorgeous deepness of BeNeath

There are very few records that every DJ could use, much less need; Delano Smith's "BeNeath" is one that checks both boxes.
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#TheTeardown Clavis on “Wirefire” and Making Music in a Time of Quarantine

Manuel Tur and Adrian Hoffman on the making of "Wirefire," title track of their new EP on Freerange.

Rick and Kenny’s Early Adventures: Classics Vol 4

I wrote a few months back that Moods & Grooves had probably the best undiscovered back catalog of any record label in the Midwest. On hand as Exhibit A is the fourth in a...

Demuir Does Chicago: The 5 Magazine Interview

5 Magazine's profile of Toronto-based DJ and producer Demuir.

Wyndell Long: Enter The Maze / Dawn Notes

Wyndell Long's Enter The Maze EP is coming on wax this month from Vincent Floyd's Dawn Notes.
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Mr. Raoul K’s Stunning LP Still Living In Slavery

There was no album I've looked forward to more than Mr. Raoul K's Still Living in Slavery; I was not disappointed. Mr. K has his eye fixed on a point so far on the...

Fish Go Deep, On the Groove and How to Use It

Will Sumsuch talks to Greg Dowling and Shane Johnson of Fish Go Deep on building a music scene in Cork, Ireland in the 1980s and '90s and a career based on outstanding deep house records that stand the test of time.

Hakim Murphy: The Chocolate Dice EP

D3 Elements has built a hell of a roster in the last three years: Hakim Murphy's The Chocolate Dice rubs shoulders with tracks from Mike Clark, Terrence Parker, Dan Curtin, D-Knox and two records...
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#ListenUp Brawther Remixes Jorge Caiado’s Nasha’s Groove

There's more than just one track that needs to be piped up into the public consciousness on Jorge Caiado's debut Time & Space album but this is one is the truth.
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Listening Room: thatmanmonkz on Burnin’ Up (Shadeleaf Music)

There's a story behind every track, or at least the good ones. Welcome to our new music discovery feature, Listening Room, in which we share a stream of a new track and ask its creator...
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#StayHomeDisco with Miles Ellis

An Arizona native with an uncanny affinity for the classic deep house sound of the '90s (the good part), Miles Ellis is on the spot with a new #StayHomeDisco DJ set.

Rick Wade: Fusion Reactor

Nuphuture has been around for awhile but is getting a lot of attention for these single-track projects featuring the likes of Johnny Fiasco, Paul Johnson and now Rick Wade.

Stephan Hoellermann & the roots of this thing of ours

Stephan Hoellermann quietly releases one of the best deep house records of the last year. It has no name, no label and no distribution. And that's the message.

Closer To Truth Launches With Three Free Alex Agore Tracks

Closer to Truth is a new label project brought to you by Alex Agore (of about five thousand reviews here) and David Nicol of Hustler Trax. To launch the label, Closer To Truth is...
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Listen To Aiby’s ‘Can’t Make You Happy’

There's a story behind every track. Or at least the good ones. Listening Room is a regular feature devoted to discovering new House Music and learning the story behind the tracks from their creators. Aiby,...

Specter: The Gooch (Sound Signature)

This is like reading the back of a pack of Chinese firecrackers: light quickly and run away. Drop the needle anywhere, at any point on any of the three tracks of Specter's new EP...

Karizma presents Beats & Bobs Vol 8

Karizma's Beats & Bobs series reaches volume 8 with two remixes by Gianni Jr and Rafael Moraes.

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