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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.

Igor Jadranin: A 5 Mag Mix #29

Off-kilter house, disco and dance-floor jazz from Igor Jadranin's new 5 Mag Mix.

Demuir Does Chicago: The 5 Magazine Interview

5 Magazine's profile of Toronto-based DJ and producer Demuir.

DJ Heather, Lil’Mark and Dan X are Apollo Music Group

Three friends, three cities and a growing catalog of gorgeous House Music. Inside Apollo Music Group with 5 Magazine's new label profile series im/Print.

DJ Spen: The 5 Magazine Interview

Baltimore House Music legend DJ Spen talks to 5 Magazine's Czarina Mirani on his career and the state of DJing and the industry.
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Mateo & Matos: A 5 Mag Mix #28

They've been dubbed "House legends" and you're not going to find many that disagree. Mateo and Matos are back and in the mix for vol 28 of A 5 Mag Mix.
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The Story of Video Clash

The strange history of Video Clash, a Chicago House classic.
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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.
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Lay-Far: Deep Communication

How I Communicate was a monster – but it wasn't the first great record you need to know about from Lay-Far.
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Vincent Floyd: Sometimes They Come Back

Vincent Floyd made several stone cold classics in the 1990s, but never knew anyone was listening. But they were.

im/Print: Deep Club Denver

The first of our new label profiles series features Ryan Scannura and Deep Club: the party, the label, and how legalization ruins everything.
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Karizma/Kaytronik: The Master Artist

When he was granted the title of "Master Artist," the Maryland Arts Council was telling us what we already know. In a world that celebrates mediocrity, Karizma is a cut above.
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Roy Davis Jr. is Unstoppable

You can't stop Roy Davis Jr. Join in or get out of the way. Czarina Mirani interviews Roy after his recent MS diagnosis and ahead of his appearance with MJ Cole this Saturday in Chicago.
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David Marston: The 5 Mag Interview

David Marston has released two sunny and splendidly melodic records for Soul Clap Records, Jamaicalia and Kindness of Bearer. People cannot stop raving about them.
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Doc Link: A 5 Mag Mix #25

Doc Link has been arming DJs for decades, and more recently been supplying fantastic tracks in a constant stream of new jacks making new beats via his MGD (Modulate Goes Digital) label. So it's about...
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Up All Night with Tony Humphries

After 35 years DJing, Tony Humphries has done it all. Twice. From holding down the legendary Zanzibar, from which much of the scene to come would find their inspiration, to KISS FM and some...

Anaxander: A 5 Mag Mix vol 24

I saw the name "Anaxander" about a thousand times before I heard his records. That's a slight exaggeration, but only a little one. Anaxander has released a spectacular series of records, including From the Dirty...
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Kenny Dope and the Return of Dopewax

He's best known for partnering with Louie Vega in Masters at Work, but that's just one entry in a long list of Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez's career highlights. He's also collaborated with Vega in MAW's...

Reflections on Frankie Knuckles

Symbolically and appropriately, 5 Magazine, a Chicago publication (in origin and spirit), was and is intricately tied to Frankie Knuckles. Without pause, Frankie Knuckles not only lived the "roots of modern dance" - he personified...

Chicago Skyway: The 5 Magazine Interview

"Chicago is still the best city in the world when it comes to dance music." This is not a controversial statement from Chicago Skyway, but it's one he is uniquely qualified to make. Sean Hernandez...
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Ortella: A 5 Mag Mix vol 21

I first came across Ortella from his Mad in Lyon EPs, released on the routinely brilliant Rutilance Records label based in France. Tracks like "Reflex" and "Work That Shit" were (and remain) DJ stand-bys,...

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Harold Heath explores the music, the labels and the secrets of the sound of Jamie Odell, aka Jimpster in a superb and essential 5 Magazine Interview.
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