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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.

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...

In Residence with Uhuru Afrika, Boston

5 Magazine's residency spotlight features Adam Gibbons and Uhuru Afrika, the incredibly unique Boston club night deeply rooted in the music of Africa and the Diaspora.   "When someone walks in the door, I want them...
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...

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...

Frankie Knuckles: The Gift Mix

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...
joey negro produced with love album

Joey Negro: Produced With Love (Review)

Joey Negro's first record (under that name) in 20 years is packed so tight with soul it's bursting with it.
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Conversations with Djoon

Episode 2 of 5 Magazine's Conversations podcast: Czarina Mirani talks to Afshin and Adrien Assadian of revered Paris nightclub Djoon.
jerome baker

Jerome Baker is the Underground OG

A new LP on Farris Wheel sees the Chicago OG back in the swing.

Mark de Clive-Lowe: What The Future Looks Like

TEN YEARS AGO this industry was totally different - digital was an unknown and divisive newcomer and the old guard still dictated the way most of the industry worked. Now we're in a time...

Ethan White of Tortured Soul, Remembered

Another good man has gone. Ethan White - best known as the keyboard player for Tortured Soul - has passed away, the band's official Facebook page has confirmed:   Former Tortured Soul bassist JKriv (Deep&Disco) reacted...

DJ Lego Interview

DJING SINCE HE WAS 11 years old, Chicago's own Rafael "Légo" Rodriguez is now one of the most sought after djs and producers in the world. His Monday night Boom Boom Room, going on...

So You Think You’re Old School? Meet. Dr. Bob Jones

In his more than forty years in the business, Dr. Bob Jones has seen dance music trends come and go. Whether he's selecting music for his worldwide gigs, or an underground radio show, he...

The Martinez Brothers: The 5 Magazine Interview

Bursting onto the scene almost four years ago at the tender ages of 13 and 16, the Bronx-born Martinez Brothers have infused new blood and hope in what many see as a plateauing scene....
Victor Simonelli

Victor Simonelli: The 5 Magazine Interview

Victor Simonelli is one of New York's House bred royalty. His name carries weight, from his work with Tommy Musto, Brian Tappert and Marc Pomeroy, with labels like Bassline, Vinyl Solution, Big Big Trax,...
Alex Agore Moment of Truth

Alex Agore Finds a New Home for “Give Me What U Got”

Closer To Truth begats Moment of Truth as Alex Agore continues his exploration of a vibe in tune with a new and developing consciousness.

DJ MFR: Rome Departure (The Remixes)

It needs to be said: Hearing Jay-J's mix of Marco from Rome's "Take Me Away" makes me jizz in my pants a little bit. D'layna's deliciously magical vocals - which also stand out in...
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Brawther: Transient States

5 Magazine's Terry Matthew sits down for a cover story with French Deep House producer and DJ Brawther, following the release of his amazing debut album Transient States.

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