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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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In Praise of Phil Asher: Sparkle (AJ’s Dance)

UK label moreaboutmusic has been throwing cannonballs lately, and to see Phil Asher and Dwala following up a Mike Dunn release is a delight.
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Frique’s Lea Music Releases Chad Sommer’s Come On Baby

Chicago scene fixture Chad Sommer releases a deep banger on DJ Frique's Lea Music.
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Listening Room: thatmanmonkz on Burnin’ Up (Shadeleaf Music)

There's a story behind every track, or at least the good ones. Welcome to our new music discovery feature, Listening Room, in which we share a stream of a new track and ask its creator...
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Sir Rick: The Neverending Reflections of Rick Wade

Detroit producer Rick Wade has been a fixture of the Deep House scene since the early 1990s. Long considered an underground hero - one of those guys we call a "producer's producer" or a...

Fort Street presents Rick Wade’s Transcendent

On its second release, Detroit's Fort Street Records appears to be in very safe hands with this three tracker from local Deep House champion Rick Wade.

Label Profile: Eddie Leader and Hudd Traxx

Curiously in-depth overviews of some of our favorite House Music labels and the people behind them. This month: Eddie Leader and Hudd Traxx.

Aaron-Carl, Detroit Producer, Label Owner, and DJ, Passes Away

Aaron's music is universal, and in a sense belongs to the world now, but will always, always, always be rooted in Detroit
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How I Play: Joey Negro on the Culture and Craft of DJing

DJs today are confronted with an astonishing number of choices, from vinyl to digital media, controllers, mixers, and the unending stream of more music being released for consumption than at any time in history. It's...

Broadway & Wilson: Good Old Daze LP

Lydia's take: "Don't Fight Love" is this LP's hidden gem, complete with horns, a gaggle of what I can only imagine are lovely ladies backin' up with some "yeaaaahhhhh, yeaaaaah"s, and a bouncy, poppy...

Shaun J Wright & Alinka: Greed (Lovecrimes)

Another spectacular record from the Chicago duo released on Waifs and Strays' Lovecrimes label.
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im/Print: Minneapolis Exchange

Our second new label profile features Aaron Bliss and Minneapolis Exchange, the new vinyl imprint from the great American midwest.
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Classic Chicago House Selections from Golf Clap

Midwest heroes Golf Clap select 5 classics from the Midwest rave scene and contribute a special throwback old school Chicago House mix.

Get Snazzy: Meet UK Producer Stevie B.

I've noticed that those who have an amazing ear for music - especially those championing that '90s-tinged garage sound - tend to be the modest ones with little or no publicity hype. Kool...
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DJ Jus-Ed: Dum Jams (Underground Quality)

It's been awhile since we've had an old school dis track. Last December, Brooklyn record shop Dope Jams published their annual blast, a "best of/worst of 2012" list with an emphasis decidedly on the...

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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Andre Hatchett Interview

ANDRE HATCHETT IS my new party buddy. The first time I met him, he spun at my dance show at the HotHouse and blew everyone away. Fast forward three years later, I make it...
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Low-Slung Deepness: Shaun J Wright & Alinka’s Wait For Love

Chicago label Twirl made quite a splash on the international House scene with their show-stopping debut EP Journey Into The Deep back in October. Their second offering sees label founders Alinka and Shaun J....

Stacy Kidd Interview

Interview by Boogie McClarin YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW his name, but you've definitely danced to his songs. Now, after a decade of production and a list of tracks long as my arm, there is a...

5 Magazine DJ Series presents Elbert Phillips

Note: The 5 Magazine DJ Series was a monthly CD series released in a limited edition from March 2007 to November 2008. We featured mixes from legends such as Frankie Knuckles, Gene Hunt and...

Copyright ft. Imaani: Nobody

Copyright has reached a certain level of notoriety that it's hard to explain to people who ain't there yet but would like to be. Together with a few other names - Dennis Ferrer is...

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