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Soulful House is a subgenre of House Music featuring deep and melodic vibes, sophisticated musicality, R&B elements and most often soulful vocals.

Where House Found A Home: Chicago and South Africa’s House Music Explosion

My dearest Chicago, you are the architect for the house that Jack built, but did you have any idea that your music was fueling the rage and resistance against apartheid? Did you know that...
Tortured Soul

Tortured Soul: Ethan White, JKriv and John-Christian Urich

THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT the experience of hearing a live House band. The warmth, the impromptu acts of virtuosity and the electricity of the crowd can move your soul more than any prerecorded track ever...

Richard Earnshaw Mix: New Mix Monday 2009

Richard Earnshaw is the founder of Duffnote Recordings and renowned as one of the top producers and remixers on the planet. Listen to Richard Earnshaw: 5 Magazine's New Mix Monday (2009) by5 Magazine on hearthis.at Starting...

Terry Grant Joins Spiritchaser for “Dancing In My Head”

Terry Grant is one of the most unique vocalists working in electronic music today - pretty much everything that he sings on (and/or writes) is worth a listen and probably an impulse buy. The...
Tortured Soul

How About You Just DJ? Tortured Soul Answers

Seven years ago, I saw Tortured Soul live and said to myself: "This is the future I'm looking at." Everybody I knew that kind of wanted to DJ kind of started to DJ. It seemed...

Theaster Gates’ New Art Space to Host Frankie Knuckles’ Record Collection

We heard about this earlier this year but the cat is out of the bag. ArtNews posted a story about Chicago artist Theaster Gates, who we'd been informed discretely was working with the late...
Joey Negro

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...

The Last Dance: Southport Weekender to Shut Down

Twenty-eight years after it began, the organizers behind the world's largest soulful music event have announced that they're packing it in. With "heartfelt sadness," Alex and Dave said in a statement that it was time...
Sean Haley

Sean Haley: 5 Magazine’s New Mix Monday Sets #172

Sean Haley: Deep House DJ from Chicago. Need more? Okay: he's one half of Windimoto, a collaboration with Scorpeze founded in 2007, which released the full-length Sinister Beauty LP two years later and the...
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Demuir featuring Cynthia Amoah: Discover

Possibly his finest recording so far and what might indeed become a defining record of his career, "Discover" finds Demuir at the top of his game. With Karizma, Nick Holder and N'Dinga Gaba remixes.

Jamie Lewis Scores Grammy Nomination for Prince’s Last Album

The soulful House Music boss from Purple Music is nominated in an unusual category.
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Alton Miller & Diamond Dealer Remix Andingowenu

Atal Music boasts a catalog that includes records from Louie Vega, Chez Damier and Ron Trent, but their commitment and support to the leading lights and emerging talents of South African House Music over...

Lenny Fontana: A 5 Mag Mix vol 20

Lenny Fontana is a testament to New York's incredible influence in budding some of the most prolific producers and DJs. His iconic song with DJ Shorty from 2000, "Chocolate Sensation," is the stuff of...

And Now The Singers: More Chosen Few Picnic 2015 Announcements

Three days, three announcements representing the entire breadth of underground electronic music in the Midwest, from Chicago's Chosen Few Picnic to Movement in Detroit and Soulful House to Techno. Now comes the third announcement,...

Mr ALI Interview

THE MINUTE YOU STEPPED into Green Dolphin Street, Mr. A.L.I. hit you between the eyes, in the heart, in the hips and in the soul. Keyboard riffs, drums, a strumming baseline and the unmistakable...

Atjazz ft Robert Owens: Love Someone

Right on the heels of the exciting "Twilight People", Robert Owens is back, delivering fresh vocals alongside sizzling techy production by Atjazz, and Slope! You might rock all three interpretations over the course of...

Cookie Monsterz and Michelle Weeks: Spread Love

This is your peak-hour stomper for the months flowing into summer and maybe beyond. Michelle Weeks is well-known as a vocalist by this point, but I hadn't a clue who the hell the "Cookie...
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Kate Simko and Jeffrey Weeter’s Live AV Experience

Welcome to the future, or one iteration of it. Synesthesia is what they call the association between sight and sound and other sensations, and for most of us it's involuntary. But Chicago's Kate Simko and...
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Souldynamic ft. Rich Medina: Addiction

Rich Medina delivers a timeless spoken word recitation for Addiction by Souldynamic.

Terry Hunter & Terisa Griffin Reunite on Distant Lover

Terisa Griffin owns this Marvin Gaye cover, remixed by Terry Hunter from Terisa's 2015 Revival of Soul LP.

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