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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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Rick Wade: Neverending Reflections LP

Rick Wade began 2012 with a great collaboration that is right up my alley called Neverending Reflections on Harmonie Park. Yes, there is much music to talk about but there is also a lot...
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A New Classic: Ricardo Miranda’s London Councils

Ricardo Miranda's tracks from the Italia To Chicago split EP show why there are no producers in Chicago adding more to their game.
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Giorgio Luceri’s Liger EP (SAFT)

If my record collection is any guide, Giorgio Luceri isn't just going places - he's already arrived. In the wake of another EP on Chicago's Mathematics (A Love Supremacy) that has been getting a...
Video Clash

The Story of Video Clash

The strange history of Video Clash, a Chicago House classic.

Praising the Frique: The Disco Never Dies EP from Farris Wheel

If I had to nominate just one DJ to represent everything Chicago stands for as a city, a people and a musical sanctuary, that DJ would be Frique. Let me explain for those from...

Exclusive: Gene Farris Live Mix

Gene Farris live mix exclusively for 5 Magazine, ahead of his set this Friday at North Coast Music Festival in Union Park, Chicago.

Secret Studio: A 5 Mag Mix #49

Tyrel Williams and Bai-ee are Secret Studio Records, presenting a sound steeped in acid, jack tracks and the rawest House and Techno imaginable. Here is their new & exclusive 5 Mag Mix.
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Love Train and the Lost History of a Chicago House Classic

Four thousand, five hundred and twenty eight miles from Chicago - in Milan, Italy, the town he grew up in and which he still lives in today - Roberto Corinaldesi found himself at a...
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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...

Jeff Craven: Getting Larger

Large Music founder Jeff Craven on the state of the American Deep House scene and why WMC 2012 was 'the funeral of American House Music that nobody came to'
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Pezzner & James Curd Release Flesh & Blood

Two phenomenal tracks by House Music veteran producers James Curd and Pezzner pack a lethal groove.

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...

Spencer Kincy Mixes: Live in Bonn 1995

This is a soulful and jazzy mix (beginning with the epic Chuck Roberts vocal "In the beginning there was Jack and Jack had a groove, and from this groove came the groove of all...

Dunmore Park’s St Martin EP

The debut EP from Canada's Andrew Williams, St Martin is one of those records which immediately demands your undivided attention.

The Nathaniel X Project: Excavation EP

Deep House must surely be the most muddled musical grouping around these days; the phrase seems to stumble around lost, like an embarrassingly drunk and slightly unhinged colleague at last month's office party. This...
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The Sun God: Root Frequencies Project (Machining Dreams)

"Root Frequencies" opens with a filtered and processed sound that sounds like a phone ringing when you place the call - a signal of the call being placed, for the rhythms being summoned by...
Rich Medina

Rich Medina: The 5 Magazine Interview

FROM PRODUCING AND DJING a myriad of genres, spoken word performances or popping up in clothing ads or independent films, singular paradigms don't exist for this forerunner within music culture. You may have come...

Kevin Yost: “All I Had Was My Music”

Kev Obrien profiles Kevin Yost, the ultimate outsider & one of the most prolific dance music producers in America.

Kid Sister and Cajmere: The 5 Magazine Interview

Creative people gravitate towards each other naturally, and when it comes to two artists that are known to crossover musical genres it's no surprise that House icon Cajmere and hiphop diva Kid Sister would...
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....
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