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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.

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Brawther: Transient States

5 Magazine's Terry Matthew sits down for a cover story with French Deep House producer and DJ Brawther, following the release of his amazing debut album Transient States.
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Dixia Sirong’s “Di Er” is Deep, Moody & Achingly Beautiful

The journey is the reward on this back of the crate selection, Dixia Sirong's Di Er EP, released in early 2018 by Inner Balance.
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Whim-ee featuring Myles Sergé: Community

Rousing deep house and techno from Whim-ee and Myles Sergé on the Technorama-released Community EP, featuring superb remixes from Detroit's Norm Talley and Plural.
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Electronic Soul from Cornelius SA and Jackie Queens on Feel It Now

Deep stabs and dives into soul - they cut the edge off the electro on "Feel It Now," a new single from South African producer Cornelius SA and Zimbabwean-born vocalist Jackie Queens.
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Ron Trent Hurls Lightning Bolts in Remixing Cassy x Pete Moss

Cassy's new outlet for collaborate projects, Kwench Records, sees her team up with Pete Moss and with Ron Trent for a remix on You Gotta Know.
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#ListenUp Funked Up Disco on Doc Link’s Southside Boogie

Doc Link's "Southside Boogie" is a hunk of funked up disco, soul with strings and a manic bassline groove.
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Detroit Swindle Lives the High Life

As Detroit Swindle embark on an American tour, their new LP High Life is turning heads.
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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.
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Virtuoso Guitarist Hideki Ikeuchi Stars on Roy from r2 Records

We need to secure a place on the dancefloor for works of sheer beauty like Loftsoul x Miruga's Roy EP featuring guitarist Hideki Ikeuchi, from r2 Records.
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DJ Steaw: Heaven EP

It needs to be noted for the record that the Heaven EP is officially listed in the catalog of Hot Haus records as "HOTSHIT037." I think you'll agree it's an apt and able description, because this is a very steamy set of tracks is from DJ Steaw, a producer who never lets you down.
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#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.
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A New Classic: Ricardo Miranda’s London Councils

Ricardo Miranda's tracks from the Italia To Chicago split EP show why there are no producers in Chicago adding more to their game.

Louie Vega: Music Is A Family

Fresh from his seventh Grammy nomination, Louie Vega talks to 5 Mag's Krystal Rodriguez in a must read interview on Loleatta, Sylvester, Elements of Life, his NYC Disco album and uniting three generations of dance music.

Crackazat: Sundial/Holding You Close Remixes

Big tracks from Crackazat's Rainbow Fantasia LP get choice remixes from two of the best: Groove Assassin and Wajeed, on a handsome new remix EP from Local Talk.
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#ListenUp Big Love for a Big Track from Alton Miller & Patrice Scott

Real recognizes real, soul meets soul and iron sharpens iron when Alton Miller, Patrice Scott and Ree team up on "All The Little Things," coming out this month on wax from Sistrum Recordings.
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Off The Record Podcast Ep 1 with Terry Hunter and Czboogie

Terry Hunter joins Czboogie to talk about the Chosen Few, rediscovering Chuck Roberts and ancient battles with Todd Terry in 5 Magazine's new Off The Record Podcast.
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#ListenUp: Lay-Far & Pete Simpson Bang Classy Soul on Be The Change

Hear "Be The Change," the new single from Russian deep house savant Lay-Far and soul vox titan Pete Simpson from Lay-Far's next album and featuring a remix from Kid Sublime.
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S-Man & Huxley ft Aimee Sophia: Wasting Time

Roger Sanchez is S-Man and his releases on UNDR the RADR have been a welcome throwback to a deeper and more sensual sound. On Wasting Time he teams up with Huxley and vocalist Aimee Sophia for a pitched reminder that he wrote a chapter in the book we're reading.
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#ListenUp: Rhapsodise with Ben Gomori

Rhapsodise is a spectacular organ and vocal jam from Ben Gomori, the title track of a new EP from Gomori on resurgent dance music powerhouse Peppermint Jam.

#ListenUp: Just Not Ending is Pure House Music from DJ Cream

The Hustlin' EP is a surprisingly fresh take on the '90s Golden Age deep house sound from Bologna's DJ Cream.

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Discograph: Aathee Records

Czarina Mirani profiles the forward thinking Chicago label Aathee Records, with a free download of their newest EP.

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