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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.

Wyndell Long

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.

#ListenUp – Dazzling Ron Trent Remix of Kyoto Jazz Sextet’s “Rising”

Listen to the dazzling brass and electric groove of Ron Trent's remix of Kyoto Jazz Sextet's "Rising" forthcoming on Local Talk.

Getting Lost with Lovebirds, Stee Downes and Lay-Far

Three singular talents - Lovebirds, Stee Downes and Lay-Far on the remix - collaborate on the new single LOST on Lovebirds' Teardrop.

DJ Aakmael Soars on the Flyte Time EP

Vinyl cut from Deso Records featuring DJ Aakmael at his finest.
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Gigi Testa – A 5 Mag Mix 67

Bang this exclusive set from Italian jazz, soul and cosmic funk DJ Gigi Testa ahead of the release of his forthcoming EP World Peace Music presents Rio Grande distributed by Atypical Dopeness.
Juli Lee Breaking Cloud

Juli Lee: Breaking Clouds

Juli Lee is a new name to me but with releases like Breaking Clouds on MYR I'd guess she's probably gonna be everywhere.

The Goods Brings Shazam Bangles, Ed Nine + Striz to Swig

This September's guests at Duke Shin's Thursday night residency in Chicago.
Paul Cut Interview

Paul Cut – A 5 Mag Mix 66

Exclusive mix + interview with Paul Cut for A 5 Mag Mix vol 66.
Ron Hall Muthafunkaz Tom Moulton Remix

Tom Moulton & Dimitri from Paris Remix “The Way You Love Me” from Ron...

Glitterbox drops two searing remixes by Dimitri from Paris and disco legend Tom Moulton of the 2006 track Ron Hall & The Muthafunkaz track "The Way You Love Me" featuring Marc Evans.
DJ Cassy cover interview

Unquenchable: Cassy, the 5 Mag Interview

Cassy talks to 5 Magazine's Lauren Krieger about her storied career and the inauguration of her Kwench Records concept for this month's cover story.

KiNK’s Playground Remixed by Josh Wink, Matthew Herbert & More

The antidote to boring, mediocre and frowningly serious dance music, KiNK's Playground album gets remixed from an illustrious roster including Josh Wink, Matthew Herbert, Radio Slave and Dusky.
Ivaylo Bogota

Magnus Asberg: Transitions

Slinky, soulful and sonorous, "Knee Deep" is the stand-out track on Transitions from Magnus Asberg and Bogota Recordings.

Marquis Hawkes ft Jamie Lidell: We Should Be Free

Jamie Lidell blows up "We Should Be Free," the first single from Marquis Hawkes' latest LP on Houndstooth.
Frank and Aakmael

Francis Harris & Aakmael Meet In The Middle of Mercy of Means

A perfect symmetry of sound and intention: Mercy of Means (which is a pre-nom best title for an EP) features one track by Aakmael, one track by Frank, one remix of each other's tracks and one track by both of them together.
So Sweet Remixes Vega Records

Amp Fiddler: So Sweet (Louie Vega Remixes)

Out now on vinyl: Louie Vega remixes SO SWEET from Amp Fiddler's 2017 release on Moodymann's Mahogani Records.

Sean Haley was a Chicago House Star. This Is Why So Many People Loved...

If there was anyone preternaturally destined to become a Chicago House DJ, it was Sean Haley. 5 Mag's Terry Matthew pays tribute to the musical legacy of the late Chicago artist.
Ad Hoc Tommy Tickle

Tommy Tickle’s Shapes and Spaces from Ad Hoc

Tommy Tickle's Shapes and Spaces is a phenomenal EP, eclectic enough that I thought SoundCloud was skipping around in a self-indulgent "next up" autoplay frenzy. But it is one guy.
daryl cura eargasmic

Traverse Seventeen on Eargasmic Recordings

Daryl Cura's last six tracks have been free downloads from Bandcamp and if you're not hip to this then now is the time to get up to speed.
Cranberry & Vodka mix

Cranberry & Vodka – A 5 Mag Mix 62

New mix from Chicago DJ Cranberry & Vodka, recorded live at Remedy at East Room in Chicago.

Javonntte Readies New EP for Melange

A lot of love goes into making Javonntte's records and he's getting a lot back. Earl Jeffers snagged three diamond-cut gems for this EP on his Melange label.

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A primer on the Japanese legal process and zero-tolerance drug laws in light of David Morales' arrest in Japan last week.

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