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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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Jamie 3:26: The 5 Magazine Interview

Maybe the hardest working DJ in the scene, Jamie 3:26 is one of Chicago's true House Music soldiers. And thanks to the success of his original recordings, edits, remixes and a spinning style known...
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Andy Vaz: 7 Inches of Straight Vacationing Part II (Yore)

This is a neat limited release package: a 200 issue pressing of a pair of brilliant remixes from Andy Vaz's Straight Vacationing LP. Patrice Scott's remix is stunning: it opens with a fuzzy 303...
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The Love Train Rolls into Chicago August 20

Crew Love presents the Love Train tour at a special daytime gig at Estate, with Derrick Carter, Wolf + Lamb, Soul Clap, Nick Monaco and Poolside.
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Session Victim: Listen To Your Heart

5 Magazine's Dustin Kinney talks to Session Victim ahead of the release of their new LP Listen To Your Heart.
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Hunee Previews Tracks from His Debut Album Hunch Music

Notorious crate-digger Hunee will be making his debut as an album-based artist this Spring with the release of a somewhat experimental but thoroughly combustable LP, titled Hunch Music. Rush Hour has shared a short "trailer"...

Dennis Ferrer: The 5 Magazine Interview

THE FUNKY, IRRESISTIBLE DRUMBEAT that kicks off "Touch the Sky" has graced practically every DJs' mix CD recently. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to find a selector without at least one Dennis Ferrer...
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Chez Damier, Eddie Leader and Tomson Team Up for I Am With You

Hudd is ten years into this, and Eddie Leader really isn't the same guy that he was at the start. I don't know if that applies to him personally, but as an artist and...

Paolo Rocco: Not Scared

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Jimpster Remixes “Leave Me Here” from Martin Iveson & Lazy Days

Part of a solid EP that celebrates Lazy Days' 12th anniversary.

Coming Attractions: Ian Pooley Secret Appearance at Oliver Peoples

Well, okay, it's not so much a secret but based upon how few people in the electronic community know about it, it might as well be. Famed producer Ian Pooley is making an in-store...

David Marston: Kindness of Bearer

"Trust Me" was the standout track on David Marston's 2014 release Jamaicalia for Soul Clap. Writhing beneath and then thriving after throwing off some kind of existential weight, vocalist Brigitte Zozula brought a tremendous...

Andre Harris: 5 Mag NMM Set (2011)

2011 DJ set from the late Andre Harris.

Moodymann Remixes Ralf Gum’s “With Her Hand”

Ralf Gum always provides heavy ammunition for his DJs. The third single from his 2014 album In My City dropped yesterday in promo release on Traxsource with a surprising mix from Detroit's Kenny Dixon,...

Shazam Bangles: 5 Magazine’s New Mix Monday #164

The music never stops and it never should. Volume 164 of 5 Magazine's New Mix Monday weekly guest mix series is an exclusive mix from Chicago's Shazam Bangles. Mr. Bangles is part of Cutz on...

After a Pair of Free Tracks, Closer To Truth Launches Chapter One

We're sent tracks every week that sound like they were conceived, constructed and machine-tuned on an assembly line that begins in some hellhole in subterranean London and emerges with a spray-on sheen somewhere in...
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Get Hyped: MJ Cole is in Chicago

We had a chat with UK Garage/2 Step/Bass and House Music don MJ Cole this afternoon, ahead of his gig at Vertigo Sky Lounge in Chicago this Saturday.

Mark Almaria: Going Against the Odds

For those of you who were partying in the '90s, you've undoubtedly heard of Mark Almaria (soundcloud, discogs). He was a celebrated fixture not only in the rave scene but also at Chicago clubs...

Kerri Chandler is Coming to Chicago!

After years of trying to bring back the highly esteemed King of '90s Deep House - the true master of all things soulful and garage - the dream has come to fruition. Kerri "Kaoz"...
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Hong Kong’s FuFu Records Debuts with TVFROM86’s Turenne

Some classic dancefloor warm-ups from TVFROM86 and remixers Marion Poncet and Paul Cut on wax originating from Hong Kong.

Ron Trent: The 5 Magazine Interview

What happens when you raise a boy with Afrocentrism, polyrhythms, and mathematical precision? What if you throw in some music history, an extensive discography, love for movement, education, wisdom and a vision? The boy grows...

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Low Steppa: A 5 Mag Mix 59

Birmingham DJ and Simma Black owner Low Steppa sits for an interview and contributes a new 5 Mag Mix, 5 Magazine's house music mix series.

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