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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.

Soul Slayerz: “A Mother’s Tongue”

Often forgotten during discussions about the DNA of House music, African rhythms have subtly dictated the groove ever since the genre evolved beyond Disco and stood up on its own. Just a quick listen...

Dance Music Legend Tony Humphries in Chicago for SEVEN BUCKS?!

There are about five people on this planet that you can say were genuinely irreplaceable in House Music - that if you could somehow take out their contributions from the stream and pour them...

Imagine No Music: The Message with Terry Hunter

Terry Hunter is once again infusing us with positivity and hope through his new EP, featuring an all-star cast of powerhouse vocalists, including Jon Pierce, Byron Stingily, Jamie Principle, Ann Nesby and Chantay Savage,...

People You Should Know: John Oudo

Who says you need to rely on big name remixers to get your music noticed? "When I started my label, I approached many artists for remixes and collaborations. But none of them ever got back...
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Joey Negro featuring Linda Clifford: Won’t Let Go

A little spoken word outlines the world according to Linda Clifford on "Won't Let Go," the first single from Joey Negro's album Produced With Love.

Dennis Ferrer: “Change the World”

We're treated to a meaner side of Jihad Muhammand here - no jazzy stuff going on. Not that we don't appreciate it when he does it, but this one is a full-on nightclub banger!...
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Inaya Day Interview

Interview by Doug Brandt. YOU KNOW WHO SHE IS, although you may not realize it. She's had three #1s and two #2s on the Billboard dance charts over the last nine years, and at least...

Black Coffee – “Turn Me On”/”Come To Me”

I received this track in Miami from Mr. Black Coffee himself. I already knew of Mr. Coffee through his hit "Even Though" on Real Tone, but what I didn't know is that this man...
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For Frankie: Inside the Frankie Knuckles Foundation

What is the Frankie Knuckles Foundation and what does it do? We find out with Executive Director Frederick Dunson about preserving Frankie Knuckles' legacy and real House Music.

Quantize Releases the Upfront “We The People”

Scoob & Freez and Native Pulse return to DJ Spen's Quantize for another upfront message track, We The People.

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...
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Chuck Love: The 5 Magazine Interview

Chuck Love is literally a one man band. From playing the flute to the drums and from the bass to vocals, he does it all in his live show while mixing songs. He also...

Diva Down Ent. ft. Su Su Bobien: “Praise Always”

Nice inspirational garage track remixed by Italian producer Ciappy DJ, featuring the ever-talented diva vocalist Su Su Bobien. A proper intro and outro make this remix ideal for mixing. Beautiful horns layer nicely throughout...

Video Shoot for Terry Hunter’s Message Track We Are One Tomorrow

I think you can tell an issue's reached critical mass when Stephen Colbert uses it as a punchline. Which happened with the issue of Chicago violence this week. Colbert suggested that if America was...

New Perspectives: Julius The Mad Thinker Prepares Concept Album

Chicago DJ and producer Julius The Mad Thinker has offered a sneak preview of a new concept album he calls Perspective.
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Phil Asher Phlash and Friends Mix

Archived 2008 mix from Phil Asher aka Phlash and Friends.
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Josh Milan: Birth and Rebirth

Josh Milan talks to 5 Mag on his first solo album, his new book and blazing a path for artists.

Jamie Lewis: The 5 Magazine Interview

From Switzerland, Jamie Lewis has been rocking the tables and carrying the flag for House Music for more than 20 years.

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...

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...

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