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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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Miguel Migs Paints Outside the (Sky) Line

Miguel Migs talks to 5 Magazine about his new album Outside the Skyline.

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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Overjoy: Holiday

Dreamy electronic pop from the remarkable trio from Los Angeles.

Strong Souls: Deep Sensation

You know those mysterious black slabs you see in the shop with little ID other than a smudged stamp and a single fingerprint on the sleeve? Where do they come from? France, in this...

Hector Moralez: The 5 Magazine Interview

Known as a solo artist, for his Fries & Bridges collaboration with Phil Weeks and as the impresario behind Minority Music & The Factory, Hector Moralez (facebook, soundcloud, discogs) is that rare producer whose...

Dirty Sole ft Kid Enigma: Lady

4/4 may own his heart but Kid Enigma owns this new release by Dirty Sole on Doin’ Work Records. Who did what to which is a bit over my head but the team together...

Art Feast and Kann Family’s Sister Cities EP

Old friends get you through hard times; new friends show you a good one. There's a concept behind the fourth release from Art Feast Records - it's a collaboration between artists from Leipzig and...

Armand van Helden: The 5 Magazine Interview

Fifteen years ago, Armand Van Helden's "Witch Doktor" dominated dance scenes around the world, serving as the lead song on the soundtrack into purgatory with its hellish alarms. However, instead of frantic sinners running...
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The Best of Lumberjacks In Hell

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Dennis Ferrer ft Sagine: Bubbletop

A landmark release for Defected #500.

Borrowed Identity: Je T’Aime

Borrowed Identity is a new name to me, and given the implications of his or her alias I'm not entirely sure this isn't a hoax. Apparently this young fella has released a handful of...
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The Genius of Romanthony, Revisited

Trojan Horse feat 69 Mercedes: Years O' Pressure Downtown 161 (Reissue) Trojan Horse: What $ Love Vinylmania (Reissue) The word I'm searching for is "elegant." "Regal" is another. Steady and patient was the hand of Romanthony, and...

Rick Wade, Sleepy & Boo Remix Brooklyn NY

Deep Woods' affectionate tribute to his home city gets loved up on 3Bridge Records.

[Aura] and RJ Fletcher: Late Groove EP

This EP is moody, classy, and reminds me of the wee hours of the morning. It's also the first from UK-based label Deep Edition. This is one of the more coherent deep house EPs...
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N’Dinga Gaba: The 5 Magazine Interview

In a climate where "hot" new music trends seem to be introduced to the world every few months like a high-street store's new fashion line, artists who are steadfastly doing their own thing stand...

DJ Spinna: The 5 Magazine Interview

With roots firmly grounded in Funk, Soul, Jazz and everything in between, Spinna is one of the elite few who has been able to cross multiple genres of the musical palette with success. From...

Ant LaRock: A 5 Mag Mix #33

InHouse, Dopewax and Nervous are just a few of the labels that have released Ant LaRock's tracks. Here is his latest mix and interview for vol 33 of A 5 Mag Mix, 5 Magazine's signature House Music mix series.
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Marquis Hawkes’ Basement Is Burning

Marquis Hawkes makes records that sound great and they'll keep sounding great tomorrow, next week and on through the years, over and over and over again.
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Kerri Chandler: It’s You (5MagLove)

Kerri Chandler: It's You This song has always had a special place in my heart. In 2010 I spent an entire Summer editing 41 separate videos of DJ interviews in celebration of 5 Magazine's fifth...

We’ve Got To Love (and We Do!)

One of Frankie Knuckles' most anticipated unreleased remixes has finally seen the light of day. We've Got To Love by Joe Smooth and Paris Brightledge gets the Director's Cut treatment. One of Frankie Knuckles' most...

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The news we've been waiting for: the iconic mural to the most iconic Frankie Knuckles has a new home.

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