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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...
Mark de Clive-Lowe

Mark de Clive-Lowe’s Remix:Live Isn’t the Future But It Should Be

Live events. Not to put too fine a point on it, but they suck. If you're already a fan, watching your favorite DJ/producer rip his gear out of the studio and transport it on stage...

Retrospect: Andy Compton from The Rurals

After 20 years of putting out music, Andy Compton from The Rurals has the hard-earned reputation for being a connoisseur of all things soulful, jazzy, with a groovy downtempo vibe. He's about to release...

Inner City Sound Clash’s Biorhythm is an Overdose of Soul

An ungodly amalgamation of talent on Eleonora Cutaia's soulful album under the Inner City Sound Clash moniker.
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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.

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...

Who’s Going to the Ten City Reunion?

Chicago, send the kids to the fam and call in sick for a week, because the city hasn't seen a powerhouse event of Chicago House Music's original pioneers in a long, long time. And...

Carla Prather Interview

THE FIRST TIME I heard her sing was at the Green Dolphin with Mr. A.L.I. Her command of the stage and sweet lullaby of a voice grabbed me right away, and I...
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Andre Harris: Sunset EP

What can I say? Spoken Word meets Deep House! You can enjoy this one on the dancefloor as well as in your iPod. Andre Harris is a master when it comes to soulful House...

Quentin Harris: “The Young Don’t Want To Learn and the Old Don’t Want to...

The Sacrifice: In the mid-2000s, Quentin Harris was a dance music powerhouse. But despite his outspoken and over the top nature, his musical offerings of late have been relatively sparse.
DJ Meme

Interview: DJ Meme Ahead of His First Chicago Appearance

It's been a long time in our to-do list to get Brazilian Producer and DJ Meme over to Chicago, where dates just never seemed to come together. But finally through serendipity the constellations...

T’s Crates Revamps Emmaculate’s Fenix

Terry Hunter's T's Crates takes Fenix into the shop, with a stomping acid mix and spoken word by Chicago's Black Widow.

Kevin Irving, Legendary House Music Vocalist, Has Died

Another of the seminal artists that powered Chicago's early House Music scene has passed away. 5 Magazine has confirmed that legendary House Music vocalist Kevin Irving - whose voice was heard on tracks including "Children...

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Chicago’s Own DJ Sean Haley Has Passed Away

Sean Haley of Windimoto, Deep Rooted and one of the best DJs the city had has passed away. This is devastating news.

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