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Deep House

Deep House

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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Kool Vibe: House Trax Vol 1 EP (KV Records)

I like to imagine that there's a single apartment block in Paris where people like Brawther, Jef K., Jeremy Underground Paris and Kool Vibe live, work and carry on like actors in an underground...

Ra Soul is on the Comeback

Ra Soul created the classic Soul Searching EPs on Large Music back in the late 1990s. He talks to 5 Magazine about his inspiring comeback with his new release Take It Slow on So Sound
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Spencer Kincy and JT Donaldson: Duality

Rediscovering JT Donaldson and Spencer Kincy's strange and beautiful Duality, recently reissued by Cyclo.

Who is Sonny Fodera?

Hailing from Australia, Sonny Fodera is one of the rising stars of the Jacking House scene, and is making waves with his groovy, funkalicious, ultra-danceable tracks

New Label Level E Launches with We Roar/Killer

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/257884339" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] DJ/Producer J Lektro and songwriter/vocalist Patty Plezhur of Pleazhurhouse have a new label, called Level E. The new imprint debuts in collaboration with Jerry C. King of Kingdom...

Franck Roger’s Home Invasion Hits Number 7

Every month I say that's enough, Franck Roger, it's time to give someone else a spin. And then every month I find another Franck Roger track that I want to share with you. Despite...
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Raw Jam: Back On The Street

Forget what you read elsewhere about the decline and fall of the House nation: as long as there are people like Raw Jam making tracks like this and people like Marc Cotterell releasing them,...

Shaun J. Wright and Alinka: Face The Truth

Shaun J. Wright and Alinka - together - have been the best story going in Chicago. They're two artists that have escaped this city's tiresome gravity and hit new heights, here and - increasingly...
Bai-ee

Bai-ee: Four Play Music Sessions vol 6

Four Play Sessions is a mix series from Chicago's Four Play Music and featuring the talents of Mr. Andrew Emil & Friends, published each month exclusively for 5 Magazine. Previous installments of Four Play Sessions...
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House, Techno and Backpacks: Detroit’s Backpack Drive and House Music Picnic

The end of every summer gives the promise of a new school year complete with new friends, classes and abundant activities. But for many underprivileged kids, something as simple as a school bag and...

Chicago Skyway: The 5 Magazine Interview

"Chicago is still the best city in the world when it comes to dance music." This is not a controversial statement from Chicago Skyway, but it's one he is uniquely qualified to make. Sean Hernandez...
Pittsburgh Track Authority

Pittsburgh Track Authority: The 5 Magazine Interview

Meet Preslav Lefterov, Thomas Cox and Adam Ratana, collectively Pittsburgh Track Authority. And remember their names, because these three guys from Pittsburgh will restore your faith in the American dance music scene.   So how did...
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Wavelength: The Collective EP

So many good things to say about this record, starting with the people on it. Brian Harden has a discography more solid than granite stone - among them, one of the best records ever...

Cure And The Cause: New LA Club Open For Business

When a successful producer and DJ with over twenty-five Top 10 releases in the past two years decides to pick up and move from one end of the country to the other and open...

Atnarko: Violent Sky (Dance:Revolt)

It's pretty crass to say that what makes a track stand out from the pack is that it's about something, but it's true, and so is the implication that most have nothing to say....
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Dennis Ferrer ft Sagine: Bubbletop

A landmark release for Defected #500.

Mystery Producer Nicholas a Mystery No More

Welcome to the new Digital Divide. If you buy, play or listen to nothing but MP3s and the new release section of Beatport is your conduit to the international dance scene, you may find...
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Moodymann: Moodymann (album) LP

This is likely the least influential sentence I'm ever going to write, except for the next one. This entire paragraph won't sell a single record, and this entire page probably won't influence a single...
Miguel Campbell Memoirs

Miguel Campbell Drops the Memoirs LP

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/221979347" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] This is "evocative of the era of French Touch," according to the 1000 blogs that Cntrl+C/Cntrl+V'd directly from the one-sheet for Miguel Campbell's forthcoming album, Memoirs. They're not...
jerome baker

Jerome Baker is the Underground OG

A new LP on Farris Wheel sees the Chicago OG back in the swing.

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