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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.

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...
Tortured Soul

Tortured Soul: Ethan White, JKriv and John-Christian Urich

THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT the experience of hearing a live House band. The warmth, the impromptu acts of virtuosity and the electricity of the crowd can move your soul more than any prerecorded track ever...

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...
Tortured Soul

How About You Just DJ? Tortured Soul Answers

Seven years ago, I saw Tortured Soul live and said to myself: "This is the future I'm looking at." Everybody I knew that kind of wanted to DJ kind of started to DJ. It seemed...

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’s Produced With Love Is His First Album in 20+ Years

Featuring collaborations with Linda Clifford, Angela Johnson, the late Diane Charlemagne and Melba Moore, plus Horse Meat Disco.
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Andy Compton featuring Celestine: Love Will Save The World

These two are at it again. Andy Compton and Celestine jam together on the upbeat "Love Will Save The World."
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DJ Spen Mixes Double Cheese #100

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

Frankie Knuckles’ Dancefloor Beasts

DEL compiles a selection of dancefloor "beauties" and dancefloor "beasts" from the illustrious career of Frankie Knuckles for his Foundations series. These are the beasts! Related: Foundations' Reflections on Frankie Knuckles. Related: Frankie Knuckles' Dancefloor Beauties. Frankie...

Joey Negro: What The Future Looks Like

EXPERIENCE HAS TAUGHT ME that guessing the future of anything is pretty much impossible; at best you might get it half right. If you'd asked me in 2005 where dance music would be in...

David Morales Remembers Frankie Knuckles

Top and Cover Photo: Gavin Mills IT WAS EXACTLY ONE YEAR AGO that hundreds of people were packed inside SmartBar in anticipation of Frankie Knuckles' big birthday celebration. On the bill alongside the birthday boy...

Abicah Soul: The 5 Magazine Interview

Some know him as Stax, others as Harmony Funk and most as Abicah Soul. With a plethora of releases over the last few years Stax, founder of Abicah Soul Records, is quickly becoming a...

David Storm Ruffin: “The Morning After”

I'm also not sure about the release info on this one, but hopefully it gets a wide release. It's downtempo and shows off some virtuoso work on the ivories. Actually, I'm not sure "downtempo"...

DJ Spinna: The Boogie Back

Let's go back now, to the period after Disco was purged from the airwaves but before House Music was born. Musicologists have dubbed this urban musical outpost "Boogie Music", dominated by the Funk and...

Getting to Know Shane D

Getting to know South African DJ and producer Shane D. Shane co-hosts Grant Nelson's world famous Housecall radio show and has worked with House Music luminaries including Roland Clark, John "Julius" Knight, Syleena Johnson,...
Sound Therapy Closer To Truth

#ListenUp: Sound Therapy Do Deep House Live

Three man Italian band Sound Therapy bring the element back to deep house on Black Fever from Closer To Truth.
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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...

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Cz’s Boogie Podcast Episode 17

Episode 17 of Cz's Boogie, 5 Magazine editor-in-chief Czarina Mirani's podcast running down her 10 current favorite songs with House Music news & talk.
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