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.

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...
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...
moon boots

Moon Boots featuring Lulu James: Tear My Heart (Marquis Hawkes Remix)

Moon Boots is preparing to release an album and all indications are that it's a f'ing monster.
tony humphries

Up All Night with Tony Humphries

After 35 years DJing, Tony Humphries has done it all. Twice. From holding down the legendary Zanzibar, from which much of the scene to come would find their inspiration, to KISS FM and some...

Louie Vega Nets Another Grammy Nomination

Already the owner of one, this time Louie is nominated for the Best Dance/Electronic Album Grammy for his debut LP Louie Vega Starring...XXVIII.

Reflections on Frankie Knuckles

Symbolically and appropriately, 5 Magazine, a Chicago publication (in origin and spirit), was and is intricately tied to Frankie Knuckles. Without pause, Frankie Knuckles not only lived the "roots of modern dance" - he personified...

Tortured Soul: The Band Will Go On

It's been a tough time for everyone. We've been losing people in our House community at an alarming rate this past year, and each one is completely unexpected. Last month we mourned the sudden...
dj cameron

DJ Cameron Interview

One set and he blew us away, and now you can check him out too. Chicago native Cameron Da DJ will add another residency (in his third city) to his belt starting January 12,...

Black Coffee – “Turn Me On”/”Come To Me”

I received this track in Miami from Mr. Black Coffee himself. I already knew of Mr. Coffee through his hit "Even Though" on Real Tone, but what I didn't know is that this man...

Copyright ft. Imaani: Nobody

Copyright has reached a certain level of notoriety that it's hard to explain to people who ain't there yet but would like to be. Together with a few other names - Dennis Ferrer is...

Matthias Heilbronn: The 5 Magazine Interview

It's a cliché to talk about an artist that's been in the thick of the industry for more than two decades as "underrated", but it's staggering to take a step back and draw in...

Free (Is All I Wanna Be) by Ralf GUM and Portia Monique

I gotta be honest: one of the things that really called me back to writing music reviews again is the resurgence of true songwriting – an honest to goodness S-O-N-G, with lyrics and substance...

Cheyenne – “It’s In My Heart”

More on the progressive tip than straight-ahead House, this track exhibits some interesting arrangements and genuinely uplifting vocals from the singer Cheyenne. The mix has a lot of bells and whistles which makes it...
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Marquis Hawkes ft. Jocelyn Brown: I’m So Glad

Marquis Hawkes' "I'm So Glad" featuring Jocelyn Brown is a track so good that even haters will buy two copies for their kids.

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