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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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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...
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Mark Farina: Good Afternoon Mix (Exclusive)

New Mark Farina mix for 2016 for his new track with Homero Espinosa and Seven Davis, Jr, "You Should Be Dancing," out now from Moulton Music.
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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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Alton Miller: Light Years Away (Mixed Signals Music)

I'll tell you what: No matter how many sub-genres there are of House Music, you can always tell when a particular song or sound comes straight from the source. It's like making a single...

Behind Chicago’s Strictly ’90s

Often referred to as the golden age of House Music, many gems from that era beg to be brought to light again. And not just for nostalgia’s sake, but because there are actually hundreds...
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Son of Sound’s The Love Up Beat Down on Classic

Layer over layer over layer: Henry Maldonado's new EP under the Son of Sound moniker hits on Classic Music Company.
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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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How I Play: Jenifa Mayanja on the Culture 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...
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Mood II Swing: Back In The Groove

Mood II Swing's Lem Springsteen and John Ciafone left an indelible imprint in House music's global psyche since their debut in the early '90s. With Lem on keyboards and John doing the beats, their...

DJ Man-X: “Miami Soul”

Considering I've seen that city's name in two tracks that have come across my desk in the last few days, it must be time for the Winter Music Conference again. "Miami Soul" is actually...

Victor Simonelli: A 5 Mag Mix vol 15

One of the founding fathers of House Music, Garage and dance music, period! The legendary Victor Simonelli contributes a live mix to 5 Magazine ahead of headlining our 10 year anniversary this October 17...
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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...

Frankie Knuckles’ Dancefloor Beasts

DEL compiles a selection of dancefloor "beauties" and dancefloor "beasts" from the illustrious career of Frankie Knuckles for his Foundations series. These are the beasts! Related: Foundations' Reflections on Frankie Knuckles. Related: Frankie Knuckles' Dancefloor Beauties. Frankie...
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Review: Pacifica’s “Blaze” from Drumpoet Community

When I worked as a radio DJ in Austin I had a Program Director by the name of Dusty Hayes. We had a conversation once about talking on-air, knowing what to say and he...
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Garrett David: The Time (Courtesy of Balance)

Garrett David's The Time is his best new track since The Queen Tracks and one of the best records released all year.
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DJ Rush: The 5 Magazine Interview

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The Best of Lumberjacks In Hell

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Conversations with Jay West

Jay West's mix for our New Mix Monday series a couple of weeks ago elicited a deluge of feedback - uniformly positive, but some expressing surprise at the deep direction for a producer widely...
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Interview: DJ Spen Hits Chicago

The best news I heard all week was when Terry Hunter told me DJ Spen was coming to Chicago this Sunday
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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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