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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.

Skip & Silk’s Chicago House Music Documentary

ANY TRUE HOUSE FAN knows that there have been a few DVDs floating around as of late that chronicle the early days of House music in Chicago. Well, get ready for one more. About...
The Twilite Tone

The Twilite Tone: Four Play Music Sessions vol 12

Four Play Sessions is a mix series from Chicago's Four Play Music and featuring the talents of Mr. Andrew Emil & Friends, published each month exclusively for 5 Magazine. Curated by Andrew Emil, this month's...

Black Motion featuring Xoli: Set Me Free

Black Motion was formed about five years ago as DJ Murder (aka Robert... Let's stick with that!) joined forces with Smol (aka Thabo). Well they set me on fire with "Set Me Free" in...

Azee Project: Traveling in Africa (Abicah Soul Remix)

The original release of Traveling In Africa comes from one member of the Brazilian Soul Crew on the Taubate EP, which received heavy chart action from industry heavyweights like Louie Vega, Dr. Bob Jones...
5 Magazine Issue 141

Kiko Navarro, Djoon, Rondell Adams: New Issue of 5 Mag Out Now

Balearic musical savant Kiko Navarro, Parisian club Djoon, the breakthrough of Rondell Adams & more in issue 141 of 5 Mag, out now for 2017!

Josh Milan: The 5 Magazine Interview

Josh Milan and his cohorts from Blaze have been the musical masterminds behind many monumental moments on the dance floor. Now striking out on his own in the guise of a classic-style record executive,...
DJ Spen

DJ Spen Mixes Double Cheese #100

Baltimore legend DJ Spen selects 15 tracks from Double Cheese Records' catalog for release number 100.

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...

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...
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Jullian Gomes featuring Sio: 1000 Memories

Fresh single from Atjazz Record Co, Jullian Gomes and Sio's 1000 Memories is remixed with pleasure by Osunlade, Karizma, Fred Everything and Atjazz himself.
Josh Milan

Josh Milan: The 5 Magazine Interview

When you talk about Blaze, you're talking about House Music royalty. The legendary duo released almost twenty full length albums, countless hit songs and remixes for Diana Ross, Aretha, Jamiroquai, and more... But that's all...

Vega Records Uncovers Unreleased Loleatta Holloway

The new release, "Can't Let You Go" was completed before her passing in 2011.

Lars Behrenroth: The Director’s Cut

NOTE: This is the extended version of Rees Urban's interview with Lars Behrenroth, published in the February 2009 issue of 5 Magazine. A native of a small fishing town outside Hamburg, Germany, Lars Behrenroth...
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Compton ft. Celestine Sunshine through the Rain (Remixes)

Andy Compton dusts off The Rurals sound for remixes of his track with Celestine, Sunshine Through The Rain.

5 Magazine DJ Series presents Andre Harris

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...

Hanna Haïs: A 5 Mag Mix #32

DJ, producer, songwriter and vocalist Hanna Hais mixes vol 32 of A 5 Mag Mix, 5 Magazine's signature House Music mix series.
dj spen

Interview: DJ Spen Hits Chicago

The best news I heard all week was when Terry Hunter told me DJ Spen was coming to Chicago this Sunday
DJ Dealer

DJ Dealer: “The Big Sexy”

DJ Dealer recently relocated to our fair city and brought Look At You - undoubtedly one of the greatest underground labels in House Music today - in his carry-on bag. I want to say...

Jamie Lewis Paints the Town Purple

Our man in Switzerland, Jamie Lewis, is celebrating the release of his new album Purpleized. In Purple Music fashion, the release contains one unmixed and DJ friendly CD along with a vinyl edition, and...

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