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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.

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...
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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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...
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...

Video Shoot for Terry Hunter’s Message Track We Are One Tomorrow

I think you can tell an issue's reached critical mass when Stephen Colbert uses it as a punchline. Which happened with the issue of Chicago violence this week. Colbert suggested that if America was...

The Atlanta Weekender Returns Labor Day Weekend 2015

The dates for the 2015 Atlanta Weekender have been announced. The event - now in its fourth year - will take place over Labor Day weekend, September 3 through September 6, 2015. Featuring a line-up...

Pat van Dyke: Let The Horns Blow

"A jazz record that's probably produced by someone young enough to be raised on hip-hop" is what Bobbito calls it, and that says it all.

DJ Kemit Releases the Together EP

Josh Milan's Honeycomb Music releases a project that does credit to the man, the label and the music.

Cure And The Cause: New LA Club Open For Business

When a successful producer and DJ with over twenty-five Top 10 releases in the past two years decides to pick up and move from one end of the country to the other and open...
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PREVIEW: Kings & Queens of House Music May 30 2015

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...

Converge: Converge EP

Deep House artists Converge (aka Stephen Brown and Ray Fenwick) have this five track EP to offer from the UK. The sound varies intensely from song to song. "Come On Over" is deep and...

Demarkus Lewis ft. J.A.M.O.N.: Off the Chain EP

I'd normally hop on the Soulful House bandwagon before something a tad harder, but this hip-hop-y House banger just totally deserves mad props - especially because it mixes that sound with a dash of...

Bernard Badie ft. Dajae: Truth Hurts (2010 Remixes)

WOW! This offering could very well contend as one of the BEST remix projects this year!! And it couldn't have been done without the collaborative efforts from both the UK and the Midwest. Smooth...
kai alce

Kai Alce: The 5 Magazine Profile

Kai Alce is a man of many talents. The world is finally taking notice.
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Sir LSG featuring Clara Hill: Circles

The second single from Sir LSG's forthcoming Moving Circles album features some brilliant remixes from Ralf Gum.
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Tortured Soul: Makin’ Me Better

Tortured Soul makes music with bright-eyed optimism and soul, and Makin Me Better is no exception.

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