Arnheim lights up Roots Underground on The Journey Is The Place To Be

Arnheim has a sound that is bigger than the moon, brighter than the sun and powered by an internal rhythm so precise you could set a watch to it.
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Dave Lee drops “Starlight” – his new track with Omar

Showered in neo-soul, "Starlight" hangs on a gorgeous hook, a chorus that elevates a mid-tempo track into a soul-with-strings tour de force.
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The Cover Mix 🔥 Eternal Student

Detroit deep house DJ and producer Marvin Prather mixes 5 Mag's latest cover mix.
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Rahsaan Patterson: “House Music Is Church”

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Classic Malik Alston vocal cuts reissued by Mother Tongue

The world is finally catching up to the marvelous sound of Detroit maestro Malik Alston as Mother Tongue reissues a pair of killer vocal tracks.
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Phlash’s Friends: a classy tribute to Phil Asher on Journey To The Light /...

The late, great Phil Asher would be pleased to know his memory brought great records like this one into the world.
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Groundbreaking fusion from Hugo LX on transcenDance

Dropped on DJ Spinna's Wonderwax, Hugo LX's transcenDance is a "very personal homage to original dance music legacies" but never takes its eye off the future.
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Ron Trent remixes Coflo’s celestial Orisha fable “Warrior’s Dance”

Coflo's latest EP on Ocha Records, A Warrior's Dance, is a whirlwind of grooves and deep rhythms, spellbinding and entrancing.
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Anthony Nicholson & Lailah Reich team up on “We Are One”

Chicago heat from two artists you should always, always, always keep tabs on, because what they put on wax is always a delight.
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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.
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Tortured Soul has a show

Valentine's Weekend the live group Tortured Soul plays at Chicago's Cobra Lounge on February 12 with Lady D and Larry Miller.
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Rico Herrera helms the sunny “Favourite Dream” for Roots Underground

Elegant and blindingly bright, the jazz-inflected soulful house masterpiece is out on Excursions Vol 1 from Roots Underground.
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House Music Is Church: Rahsaan Patterson in the new 5 Mag

New issue of 5 Mag with Rahsaan Patterson, Ka§par, Harold Heath's 2021 rewind, Jeff Mills & Kraftwerk on soundtracking Metropolis and more.
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Ralph Session, DJ Romain & Danny J Lewis pay tribute to NYC’s Cielo

We don't get sentimental about a farmer's market or a dentist but nightclubs will always be places we love - even the ones that we hate.
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Jazz, house & everything together from Malik Alston

Malik Alston calls this "fun," and fun it must have been to hear his band Painted Pictures become an absolutely ferocious outfit in a studio setting for Air.
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How’s Your Career? Tortured Soul release 20th anniversary LP

The 20th Anniversary Album is solid overview of Tortured Soul's two decade recording career with a few rarities thrown in.
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Sir LSG ft. NutownSoul: Searching

South African producer Sir LSG is in top form on "Searching," a soulful house track showcasing the vocals of acclaimed Soweto-born vocalist NutownSoul.
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Ten City’s JUDGEMENT nominated for a Grammy Award

The nominations are out, and Marshall Jefferson and Byron Stingily are nominated for a Grammy Award for Ten City's JUDGEMENT album.
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Earl Jeffers ft Kaidi Tatham: Higher on Melange

Melange Records don't last long in the shop, and you are sleeping on this at your own peril.
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New remixes of Alton Miller & Amp Fiddler classic “When The Morning Comes”

Nico Lahs, Rydm Sectors and KETAMA remix "When The Morning Comes" and "Ever Wonder" featuring Amp Fiddler and Abacus.

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