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.

DJ Diz is hospitalized. Help support his recovery.

The Chicago DJ and producer is undergoing dialysis in the hospital and will need support after discharge for outpatient treatment.
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Gratts – Behind The Beat

5 Mag meets Gratts, DJ behind Issue 208's cover mix. Belgian by birth, a resident of Berlin for 8 years and now living in South Australia, his productions over the last few years have truly shined, with a bright and eclectic approach to house music.

Green Velvet: Bigger Than Prince (10 Year Anniversary Remixes)

Prince was still alive when Green Velvet released Bigger Than Prince, and that's just a little of what's changed in the last 10 years

New Mix: Cz’s House Birthday Edition (with a parrot)

After a brief hiatus traveling during the summer, she's back! Shout out to all fellow Libras as 5 Mag's Czboogie celebrates her bday with you all in this special episode. Her yellow naped Amazon parrot Julius is co-host. Enjoy!
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The hidden gems of Heist Recordings

Heist Recordings' V/A of previously released material is, no shit, the best album I heard this month, with tracks from Fouk, Felipe Gordon, Dam Swindle, Demuir, Crackazat, Nachtbraker and more.
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Diviniti – In Due Time

5 Mag speaks to Detroit house music vocalist Diviniti on the making of In Due Time, performing and teaching, and the "grit and glamor" learned & earned as an artist in Detroit.

Sounds of the Underground – Inside 5 Mag #209

Alinka on the cover, Laseech cover mix, Marco Lenzi on resuscitating Molecular Recordings and finding talent in a noisy world, Being on being there and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag, out now.

Karizma & China Charmeleon remix “You Take Me High”

The Baltimore king Karizma casts a spell over "You Take Me High" by T. Williams featuring Tendai, the original of which was released in March.
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Launch 🚀 5 Mag meets Martha Dark

We meet Irish deep house producer Martha Dark, whose debut release "Promise" is out now on theBasement Discos.
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Fred Everything – #TheMixdown

Fred Everything takes Will Sumsuch on a studio tour and house music production deep dive.
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Carlo celebrates summer’s last days on the sun-worshipping “Tides”

Tides is a vibe - sparkling, hazy, incandescent eclectic tracks from Carlo on his Aterral label.
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Afterhours vibes from Eddie Leader & Chez Damier on “Pressure”

For some people "Pressure" is late night music. It's early morning for some and some of us live our whole lives at an afterhours tempo. The Eddie Leader and Chez Damier collaboration on wax is a treat for whenever you're up and ready to vibe.

Lavan drops a deep, garagey groove on Can’t Wait

Lavan drops a dime of pure, unadulterated underground happiness on this 12" garage / deep house EP from +98 Records out of Berlin.
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Nachtbraker drops 4 tracks of high tempo deepness on “Dondoni”

Holland's Nachtbraker's latest release on his self-titled label delivers four high-paced and futuristic deep house tunes on Dondoni.
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Coflo – “It was the culture that raised me”

Catching The Ghost: 5 Mag's Czarina Mirani profiles to Bay Area producer, DJ, teacher and dancer Coflo in this wide-ranging 5 Mag cover story.
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Dubbyman and Dan Piu are Age of Rage

Dubbyman and Dan Piu channel an almost mystical vibration on Credo Tracks Vol 1, on vinyl from new label Sole Aspect.
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Cinthie & Ian Pooley remix a primal scream called “PPPPP”

The incendiary Diva 2022 mix is the lead and centerpiece for PPPPP The Remixes Part 1 on Rhythm Cult, a label that does not cut corners and certainly didn't spare any expense on the first of what is implied will be a series of remix packages.
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Premiere: Black Eyes – Scuba Lyfe (Rolando Remix) [Lost Control 2097]

Bangin' remix from the legendary DJ Rolando (Underground Resistance, Los Hermanos) of SCUBA LYFE, the hazy, deliriously hypnotic and appropriately trippy b-side track from Manchester producer Black Eyes
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Album Review: Retromigration brings jazz & house together on Straight Foxin’

Retromigration drops Straight Foxin' for Wolf Music, an organic-sounding, musically rich album full of jazz-flavoured club and club-adjacent jams.
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Bright & breezy house grooves on Steve Mill’s “God Given”

Steve Mill's God Given EP is four track, smooth, slightly-disco-ish deep house affair, featuring spoken word vocals from Bongani Mehlomakhulu on Dirt Crew Recordings.


Brutal layoffs at Bandcamp as new owner slashes 50% of staff

A week after promising to preserve many of the site's most beloved features, Bandcamp's new owner has gutted the company's staff. The writing team at Bandcamp Daily is reportedly down to just 3 people.