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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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Paul Trouble Anderson: A 5 Mag Mix #36

Exclusive new set from legendary UK pioneer Paul Trouble Anderson for volume 36 of A 5 Mag Mix.
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Hey Don’t Take This Shit So Serious

Straight and to the point, as befits a record like "Don't Take This Shit So Serious": youANDme collaborate with Brothers Vibe on a fierce Deep House single from Finale Sessions. Powering up the microscope just...

New Mix Monday: Ultra Nate

Newsflash! Ultra Naté isn't just the singer that has shaped House Music's sound with classic tracks like Free and the album Blue Notes in the Basement. She's also a promoter, impresario and one hell...
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#ListenUp Nat Wendell Attains Deep House Virtuosity on The Blues

Coming this month on black wax from a dealer near you: Nat Wendell's gorgeous The Blues EP on Courtesy of Balance.

Alex Agore Blazes a Soulful One on Perspective

A new album finds Alex Agore heading into a new direction.

When Bad People Cook Good Food: The Afterhours Edition

Long gone and lamented Chicago House Music label Afterhours makes a mutated comeback of sorts on the new Fresh Meat compilation.

Gareth Whitehead, Marshall Jefferson and Robert Owens: How Can I

For me, it's a rarity to come across a dance music single where the original mix actually outshines the remixes! But, when you've got Marshall Jefferson on production and Robert Owens on vocals, what...
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DJ Spen LIVE at 5 Magazine 11th Anniversary (August 27 2016 at Smartbar, Chicago)

Baltimore House Music legend DJ Spen's complete 3 hour set recorded at 5 Magazine's 11 Year Anniversary Party August 27 2016 at Smartbar, Chicago.

Johnny Fiasco’s Nothing But Love

Well damn, I wasn't expecting disco from Johnny Fiasco, but disco is what you get in a single that looks back to the big chorus of a 1980 hit by Mystic Merlin. After listening...

Spencer Kincy Mixes: Experiments (Complete Mix)

This is a mix from Spencer Kincy aka Gemini from the late 1990s called "Experiments." It is split into Side A and Side B as the original mix was distributed on cassette tape and...
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Kadabra: A Fond Farewell to Lost My Dog

Lost My Dog is arguably the first label I fell in love with since working for 5 Magazine. In my pre-digital days sure I had favorite labels, but I still wasn't a record...
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Franck Roger: Home Invasion 10

Franck Roger has retreated so far from the niceties of commerce that it doesn't even feel like splitting his records up into individual EPs is quite proper any longer. This is the landmark tenth...
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Homero Espinosa: You Should Be Dancing

If you were listening to the new track from Mark Farina, Homero Espinosa and Seven Davis Jr., you would be. 5 Magazine's interview with Homero about their new release on Moulton Music.
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Jason Kidd: Four Play Music Sessions vol 13

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. Curated by Andrew Emil, this month's...

Joey Negro: The 5 Magazine Interview

  There is definitely something surreal about talking music on the phone with someone you consider one of your absolute favorite producers in the world. Dave Lee, aka Joey Negro, Doug Willis, Raven Maize, Sessomatto,...
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Station H Podcast Episode 2 – with Kiko Navarro, Richard Earnshaw & Lee Bright

Host Will Sumsuch presents episode 2 of Station H, the latest 5 Magazine podcast with special guests Kiko Navarro, Richard Earnshaw and Lee Bright of BBE.
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UNA: Laughing Man (Charles Webster Remixes) (Cool Jewel)

Charles Webster, where had you gone? I had incredibly high expectations for this release; Webster, in seven minutes and nine seconds, blew me away. The "Charles Webster 1" remix of "We Are the Lonely" is...
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Caserta’s “Ricky” Is Another Grand Shadeleaf Release

Shadeleaf has been somewhat over-represented in our review section over the last year. It's for good reason, and you should prepare for many more. thatmanmonkz continues to give a clinic in modern A&R with...

Hanna Haïs: A 5 Mag Mix #32

DJ, producer, songwriter and vocalist Hanna Hais mixes vol 32 of A 5 Mag Mix, 5 Magazine's signature House Music mix series.
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Getting to Know Garrett David

In which we get to know Garrett David, resident DJ at Queen! every Sunday at SmartBar. The twenty-two year old wunderkind has just released what may be the best slab of wax cut by...

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Cornelius SA – A 5 Mag Mix 69

One of the dope producers generating heat from South Africa, with records on Dopewax, remixes for Tortured Soul and more, Cornelius SA delivers an exclusive new 5 Mag Mix.

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