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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.

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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It’s Time: The Soulful House Sound of Sean McCabe

IT'S ALWAYS BEEN FASCINATING to me to find young artists in dance music that gravitate towards soulful music. Since releasing his first tracks in 2003 at 17 years old, Sean McCabe has quietly and...

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...
Judy Cheeks

Whatever Happened to Judy Cheeks?

Remember Judy Cheeks? The preacher's daughter and supremely underrated vocalist can make a fair claim to having been one the most versatile and enduring dance music vocalist of the last 30 years. Example: Judy released...
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...

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...
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Moon Boots featuring Lulu James: Tear My Heart (Marquis Hawkes Remix)

Moon Boots is preparing to release an album and all indications are that it's a f'ing monster.

GO!! Ralf Gum on 15 Years of GOGO Music

There's an earnestness about Ralf Gum, and aside from the music it's one of his most attractive qualities as an artist. Here's a guy that would stay true - did stay true, in the...
karizma

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.

Heights + Worship ft. Carlton Livingston: Crucify Me

For experienced and savvy producers, sometimes a chord, vocal sample, full acapella or an incomplete project can be blessed with new life and then a hit is "birthed." Thus is the case with...

What We Love: Amp Fiddler’s Bassmentality Vol 3

Bassmentality 3 by Amp Fiddler   Few artists in the underground have worked Bandcamp better than Amp Fiddler, whose releases on what is probably the only digital shop that doesn't aggressively fuck artists over are among...
Joey Negro

Joey Negro Mix: Live at Goldfish in Sydney February 28 2014

Update: Our man Joey Negro just sent us an exclusive mix ahead of his date this Friday, March 21, 2014 at Primary Nightclub in Chicago. Here we go now: Joey Negro (who we interviewed for...

DJ Pap ft. Cei Bei: “It’s the Music”

This one took a long way around: from DJ Pap and Curt Harmon (aka Cei Bei) in Chicago to Dubai and back again. Cei Bei is an immensely talented vocalist, but the key here...

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...

Blackstory: “No It Wasn’t Love”

Brand new on T's Box is this club shaker featuring "RC Groove" (read: Ron Carroll), vocalist Pam and Terry himself on a couple of remixes. It's released under the moniker "Blackstory" - not sure...

Free (Is All I Wanna Be) by Ralf GUM and Portia Monique

I gotta be honest: one of the things that really called me back to writing music reviews again is the resurgence of true songwriting – an honest to goodness S-O-N-G, with lyrics and substance...

Cheyenne – “It’s In My Heart”

More on the progressive tip than straight-ahead House, this track exhibits some interesting arrangements and genuinely uplifting vocals from the singer Cheyenne. The mix has a lot of bells and whistles which makes it...

Inner City Sound Clash’s Biorhythm is an Overdose of Soul

An ungodly amalgamation of talent on Eleonora Cutaia's soulful album under the Inner City Sound Clash moniker.

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