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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.

Jerome Baker: A Chicago Story

Once DJ Boris, sometimes Lord Damien, but he's best as just Jerome Baker. This is a Chicago Story of one of the city's best.
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Review: Luqe’s “Balearia” from Ibiza’s Be Adult Music

The aptly titled "Balearia" simply shimmers like a heat-haze on Luqe's single for Be Adult Music.
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Gene Farris: The 5 Magazine Interview

ONE OF THE MOST accomplished DJs and producers of House Music's "second wave" of the 1990s, Gene Farris picked up himself and his Farris Wheel Recordings imprint last October and returned to Chicago, the...
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Giorgio Luceri & Gregg Fore Feature on “I Am Love” from Mathematics

Like an R&B ballad fractured and pieced back together in a new, dynamic shape, "I Am Love" by Giorgio Luceri and Gregg Fore is a triumph.
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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.
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Shaun J. Wright and Alinka: New Mix Monday vol 182

Shaun J. Wright and Alinka of Twirl! mix Volume 182 of New Mix Monday, 5 Magazine's weekly House Music guest mix series. Shaun J. Wright and Alinka: New Mix Monday vol 182 [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/403049547" params="color=#ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true&visual=true"...
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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.
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Kai Alce: Movin’ Thru

Kai Alce is making better records than anyone right now, and this release on Sounds of the City feels almost effortless.

Jerome Baker and Ellery Cowles collaborate for “Le Funk”

Under the moniker "Pitch Deck," two Chicago veteran producers drop a bomb on Farris Wheel Records.

Countdown to the Silver Room Block Party Begins

Launch party May 13 with Ron Trent, Joe Claussell and the Kahil El Zabar Quartet.
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Jamie 3:26 is Now a Resident at Djoon

The Chicago House DJ will also be playing the Djoon Experience Boat Party at Suncebeat and The Djoon Experience Festival in Sicily.

Kai Alce, Larry Heard, Rico and Kafele Take A Chance

No question about it, this is one of the finest tracks released this summer and in 2015 as a whole. A song of restlessness and deep longing, Kai Alce's "Take A Chance" (which debuted...
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Dennis Ferrer ft Sagine: Bubbletop

A landmark release for Defected #500.

thatmanmonkz: Columbusing LP

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STREAM: Playin’ 4 The City’s Backfire

They don't give you a gold watch or a handsome trophy when you pass a certain threshold in House Music. If they did, Olivier Portal would own 'em all. Portal's catalog stretches back twenty...
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Abacus Presents iDrum: iDrum This Djembe (This Is Not a Bongo)

There's a fine line between a teacher nourishing the masses and a tyrant forcefeeding them. Robespierre observed that "No one welcomes armed missionaries," and a ludicrous zealotry from certain Deep and Soulful House purists...

Alex Agore Blazes a Soulful One on Perspective

A new album finds Alex Agore heading into a new direction.
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Cranberry & Vodka – A 5 Mag Mix 62

New mix from Chicago DJ Cranberry & Vodka, recorded live at Remedy at East Room in Chicago.
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Rodney Bakerr: RH019 (The Lost Tracks)

After decades around records, I still can't find anyone that can explain the voodoo of the vinyl re-issue market to me. It reminds me of the hi-fi stereo business - it's the kind of...
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Killer Reissue of Ron Trent’s Modern Classic “Jazz It Up”

Reissue of Ron Trent's Future Vision classic Jazz It Up, featuring "Jazz Funk Freedom" and "Sweet Chocolate" and originally released by Future Vision.

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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.

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