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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.

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...
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...

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

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...
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’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.

Jamie Lewis Scores Grammy Nomination for Prince’s Last Album

The soulful House Music boss from Purple Music is nominated in an unusual category.
Andingowenuvideo

Alton Miller & Diamond Dealer Remix Andingowenu

Atal Music boasts a catalog that includes records from Louie Vega, Chez Damier and Ron Trent, but their commitment and support to the leading lights and emerging talents of South African House Music over...

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...

And Now The Singers: More Chosen Few Picnic 2015 Announcements

Three days, three announcements representing the entire breadth of underground electronic music in the Midwest, from Chicago's Chosen Few Picnic to Movement in Detroit and Soulful House to Techno. Now comes the third announcement,...

Mr ALI Interview

THE MINUTE YOU STEPPED into Green Dolphin Street, Mr. A.L.I. hit you between the eyes, in the heart, in the hips and in the soul. Keyboard riffs, drums, a strumming baseline and the unmistakable...

Atjazz ft Robert Owens: Love Someone

Right on the heels of the exciting "Twilight People", Robert Owens is back, delivering fresh vocals alongside sizzling techy production by Atjazz, and Slope! You might rock all three interpretations over the course of...

Cookie Monsterz and Michelle Weeks: Spread Love

This is your peak-hour stomper for the months flowing into summer and maybe beyond. Michelle Weeks is well-known as a vocalist by this point, but I hadn't a clue who the hell the "Cookie...
kate simko

Kate Simko and Jeffrey Weeter’s Live AV Experience

Welcome to the future, or one iteration of it. Synesthesia is what they call the association between sight and sound and other sensations, and for most of us it's involuntary. But Chicago's Kate Simko and...
Josh Milan

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...

Jellybean Benitez Relaunches His Jellybean Soul Label

With two new releases, our man Jellybean Benitez has rekindled Jellybean Soul, his soulful house label, with a bit of an international flair. The label welcomes South African vocalist Bernadette Mutangara with "Give Me Your...
josh milan

Josh Milan: Birth and Rebirth

Josh Milan talks to 5 Mag on his first solo album, his new book and blazing a path for artists.

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