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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.

ATFC: I Called U (The Conversation)

Here is another monster tune by ATFC. This time he covers Lil' Louis' "I Called U (The Conversation)" from his 1990 Epic release. The current versions still feature the same sax-driven riff that you...
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Adam Port & Stereo MCs: Changes (Freerange)

Stereo MCs were at the forefront of the genre-blending, yet but easily identifiable UK sound alongside the likes of Massive Attack, Black Grape and The Stone Roses

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...

#ListenUp Ultra Mega Timeless Vibes on Lance D’s Silicon Prairie

This style of deep tech house will never go out of style, and Lance Desardi is a master of it. The new Silicon Prairie EP showcases his skills, most of all on the retrofuturisitic "Towns Told Me So." Out now from the ultra-quirky We Will Always Be A Love Song label.

Theaster Gates’ New Art Space to Host Frankie Knuckles’ Record Collection

We heard about this earlier this year but the cat is out of the bag. ArtNews posted a story about Chicago artist Theaster Gates, who we'd been informed discretely was working with the late...

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.

Danny J Lewis: The 5 Mag Profile

A Producer, A Remixer, An Educator: a profile of the extraordinary Deep House and UK Garage artist Danny J Lewis from 5 Mag's Issue 165 cover story.
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Alinka and Shaun J Wright to Release Their Fantastic New Twirl EP on Classic

"It's the thing with Derrick being in Chicago and me being in London and traveling the world and meeting assorted weirdos along the way. There's this spider web of the Classic misfit family that...
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Moon Boots: The 5 Magazine Interview

Moon Boots - the mystery man and French Express artist who in the last few years has produced some of the smoothest, sexiest soulful R&B/Disco-infused House - speaks to 5 Magazine about his music.   So...
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Michael Zucker to Release New Album, Draw Closer

Finale Sessions drops Michael Zucker's Draw Closer LP on vinyl. It was worth the wait.
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Levon Vincent: For Paris LP

Levon Vincent responds to political and personal crisis musically. How's that working for him?
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Dan Only drops “Love Saturates” for Selections

Toronto label Selections is hitting hard, this time with a Dan Only release and Black Loops remix.

Gareth Whitehead, Marshall Jefferson and Robert Owens: How Can I

For me, it's a rarity to come across a dance music single where the original mix actually outshines the remixes! But, when you've got Marshall Jefferson on production and Robert Owens on vocals, what...
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2020 What? OPOLOPO drops Sickla album on Local Talk

"Proper music" and a stunning album called Sickla, the new album from Hungarian/Swedish producer OPOLOPO on Local Talk.

DJ Dan: 5 Magazine DJ Masters (2012)

This is the first installment of 5 Magazine's DJ Masters series, featuring interviews & companion mixes from influential and legendary figures whose contributions were crucial to the development of the American House Music scene. I...
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Jayphonic is planting seeds on Seed Recordings’ V/A series

Volume 1 is the liftoff for planting:seeds, a new series of EPs from Seed Recordings.
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Daniel Barross: Space Calling

Guess Records continually puts out tracks like Daniel Barross' "Space Calling" - tracks that are a working DJ's best friend.

“Atlantis” is dance music monster made by Gigi Testa

Using just "one drum machine and one synthesizer", maestro Gigi Testa and "Atlantis" take you on one hell of a sonic journey. The new 12" record is out now on Freedom Dance.
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#ListenUp Felipe Gordon reworks some Local Talk hits on Reworks Vol 3

Felipe Gordon brings some vigor to two recent releases by Corrado Bucci and Envee for Local Talk's "Reworks" series.

Marshall Jefferson: The Return of the House Music Anthem

Fifty years from now, when archeologists are tracing ancient folklore to uncover this thing called House Music, they'll come across one song, one track that stands alone among all of the early Chicago classics....

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