5 Magazine 148 The Freakeasy
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.

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...

Alex Agore: What U Need

Alex Agore's tracks are better than ever.

1200 Warriors: The 5 Magazine Interview

Meet DJ Choco (aka G-Dubs) and Junior Rivero (aka DJ Rivero), a highly impressive duo from Washington Heights, New York that call themselves the 1200 Warriors (website, label, facebook, myspace, discogs, youtube). Their music...
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Garrett David’s A New Room on Gramaphone Records

The good people of Chicago really don’t need an Englishman to talk to them about a local institution like Gramaphone Records, any more than I might require your advice on how to make a...

Brawther: The Underground Is Alive

Years before I knew him, I heard about him - this guy from France who made these incredibly sensual and deep records that each found their way as the "secret weapon" in the bag...
Franck Roger Home Invasion

Franck Roger’s Home Invasion #4

It was just about a year ago that Franck Roger dismantled (or at least mothballed) his label Real Tone at its peak. Real Tone broke a number of artists internationally (Maya Jane Coles, whose...

Pete Dafeet: Lost and Found (And Lost Again)

After many years of productions and remixes on a multitude of imprints, Lost My Dog founder Pete Dafeet finally dropped his debut album this summer, fittingly released on his own label. Several years in...
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Footwork House Jam #1

Karizma, Byron The Aquarius, Intr0beatz, Lay-Far, Han Litz and more on this a 7 track EP dedicated to a club night in Moscow.
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SLOUSE: Fishing In Slower Territories from Compost Records

If you (like so many British music journalists and tastemakers) lie awake at night worried that there just aren't enough dance music sub-genres ("Night Bus" or "UK Bass" anyone? No, I thought not.), your...
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House Legends: Kerri Chandler Sampler EP 4

Because you can never be too rich, too thin or have too many Kerri Chandler records.
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Brodanse featuring Cari Golden: Activate (Danse Club)

Of all the self-declared archivists sifting through the silt and sand of classic Deep House, Danse Club established itself right quick with several cuts remixed and reissued with a degree of respect you'll never...

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...
Boo Williams

Boo Williams: Looney Chunes Vol 1 / Back To The Future

Color me amazed. New label Contemporary Scarecrow has planted a foot firmly in the scene by dragging several classic Boo Williams compositions out of the cobwebs and blending them with four brand new cuts....

Audio Soul Project ft. Ron Carroll: Call of Grace

Tracks from Audio Soul Project are like a fine wine: I bring them out when I know they'll be appreciated and the mood is right. This three track release Call of Grace is smooth,...
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Marquis Hawkes ft. Jocelyn Brown: I’m So Glad

Marquis Hawkes' "I'm So Glad" featuring Jocelyn Brown is a track so good that even haters will buy two copies for their kids.
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Jay Daniel: Scorpio Rising (Sound Signature)

Years ago, I knew this crazy Serbian poet/philosopher. With his flowing beard and hair and world-weary grimace, give him about ten years and a few more misfortunes and he'd look like Zeus. He showed...

Rondell Adams Releases “Threshold To Madness” on Ultramajic

In some religions they dance. Rondell Adams makes dance music worthy of building a religion around it.

Boo Williams & SJU – Move Somebody

Boo Williams teams up with vocalist Cei Bei with an assist from Glenn Underground on drums for this twisted-up throwback to an era of '70s soul with today's Deep House. The vocal brings to...
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Artz and Ecilo: Stomp Kase

Never doubt this city for a moment. Even after they pull the cover over her head and pronounce her dead Chicago will continue to surprise you.

Cajmere and Gene Farris: The White Label EP

A visit to the Chicago nightlife in the early days of House gives us some very enjoyable moments. The production team of Cajmere and Gene Farris keeps those memories alive and well with another...

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