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Soulful House

Soulful House

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

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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.

Booker T: A 5 Mag Mix #34

One of the most in-demand producers and remixers in the UK, Booker T steps up for A 5 Mag Mix, 5 Magazine's signature House Music mix series.
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!

DJ Spen: The 5 Magazine Interview

Baltimore House Music legend DJ Spen talks to 5 Magazine's Czarina Mirani on his career and the state of DJing and the industry.
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DJ Spen LIVE at 5 Magazine 11th Anniversary (August 27 2016 at Smartbar, Chicago)

Baltimore House Music legend DJ Spen's complete 3 hour set recorded at 5 Magazine's 11 Year Anniversary Party August 27 2016 at Smartbar, Chicago.
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DJ Silk has passed away

Veteran Chicago House Music DJ Monte Lank aka DJ Silk passed away from a stroke on Monday, August 1st.
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Love, Inaya Day

She's still pushin': Eleven years after her profile in the first issue of 5 Magazine, Inaya Day returns to talk to Doug Brandt for the 5 Magazine Interview.
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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.
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Roy Davis Jr. is Unstoppable

You can't stop Roy Davis Jr. Join in or get out of the way. Czarina Mirani interviews Roy after his recent MS diagnosis and ahead of his appearance with MJ Cole this Saturday in Chicago.
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Up All Night with Tony Humphries

After 35 years DJing, Tony Humphries has done it all. Twice. From holding down the legendary Zanzibar, from which much of the scene to come would find their inspiration, to KISS FM and some...

The DJs that brought House Music to the White House

Going on the 26th year of their Chosen Few Picnic, these eight pivotal House ambassadors blew us away once again when pictures were posted all over social media of their recent visit to the...

Quentin Harris: Stronger

Quentin Harris is back. New York's dynamic producer, with two major albums to date (Sa.cri.fice and No Politics) has been a major force in the House scene, moving deftly moved between the soulful and...
Kenny Dope

Kenny Dope and the Return of Dopewax

He's best known for partnering with Louie Vega in Masters at Work, but that's just one entry in a long list of Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez's career highlights. He's also collaborated with Vega in MAW's...
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Spiritchaser: A 5 Mag Mix vol 23

Richard Earnshaw & Mark Bamford of Spiritchaser run through a decade and a half of remixes for vol 23 of A 5 Mag Mix. Richard Earnshaw makes his second appearance in 5 Magazine in the...

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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The Final Cuts: Eric Kupper on Frankie Knuckles

From The Whistle Song to Director's Cut, Eric Kupper probably made more records with Frankie Knuckles than any other man or woman alive. He's produced more than 2000 records in his own right (including work...
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Mood II Swing: Back In The Groove

Mood II Swing's Lem Springsteen and John Ciafone left an indelible imprint in House music's global psyche since their debut in the early '90s. With Lem on keyboards and John doing the beats, their...

The Last Days of The Shrine

In the '90s, it seemed that every shop and store in Chicago was on the verge of becoming a Starbucks. Today, they've gone condo. The Shrine is the latest casualty in Chicago's property wars gone...

Richard Earnshaw: The 5 Magazine Interview

IT'S BEEN FIVE YEARS since 5 Magazine last caught up with Soulful House maestro, Duffnote boss and one half of Spiritchaser, Richard Earnshaw. Since that last conversation he's released his debut solo album, In...

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...

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