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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.

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...
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...
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...

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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Listening Room: Marcel Vogel on Doin It (Intimate Friends)

There's a story behind every track. Or at least the good ones. Listening Room is our (somewhat neglected of late) music feature devoted to discovering new music and learning the story behind the tracks...
mj cole

MJ Cole & Roy Davis Jr at Vertigo Sky Lounge – July 16 2016

At long last: coming July 16 2016 to Vertigo Sky Lounge with Czboogie and DJ Sushi.

Mike Agent X Clark and Luyo Collaborate on Ancestral

The soulful stomp on Double Cheese sees Mike "Agent X" Clark working with Luyo.
eric kupper

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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Meet New York’s Songstress Jasmine Clemente

Jasmine Clemente has been on our radar for a while. This Puerto Rican songstress has been making beautiful noise in the New York nightlife, debuting her first soulful House single, "Free My Spirit" in...

Vick Lavender Interview

ON NOVEMBER 10TH, a fascinating group of artists, musicians, DJs, label heads and music afficionados from all walks of life came together for the latest installment of Diaspora's Den at the Vida Lounge. Headlining...

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!...

Alexander East: Enter Planet East

Alexander East is that rare renaissance man in this scene - spinning records, singing on them, a master of a half dozen different instruments (and probably more). Born in Brooklyn, he's done an amazing...

Groove Assassin: The 5 Magazine Interview

If you currently play House Music of any sort you're sure to know who Groove Assassin (facebook, myspace) is. He remixes and produces gems on a near weekly basis for pretty much every staple...
mike steva

Mike Steva: Who Am I Remixes

Rick Wilhite, Louie Vega, Mr. Raoul K, Atjazz, Rocco, Anthony Nicholson are just a few of the all-star remixers on Mike Steva's album project.
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Lost Remix of Colonel Abrams’ “I’m Not Gonna Let” Surfaces

Victor Simonelli's tribute to the late Colonel Abrams featuring a previous unreleased remix from Bassline Records' mid-1990s version of I'm Not Gonna Let You.
Big Ed

HM Presents Hold Tight

You might not recognize the name "HM" right away, but it's the latest moniker being used by none other than Harold Matthews - better known in Chicago House lore as "Big Ed."

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