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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.

Alexander East: Enter Planet East

Alexander East is that rare renaissance man in this scene - spinning records, singing on them, a master of a half dozen different instruments (and probably more). Born in Brooklyn, he's done an amazing...

Beyond Real: DJ Spinna, circa 2015

Will Sumsuch talks to DJ Spinna about Jigmastas, Hip Hop, House, Stevie and "the strategic removal of consciousness and spirituality from the music by the industry." A true DJ's DJ, and one of the few...
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Maurice Joshua – 5 Magazine Cover Story

MAURICE JOSHUA IS A Chicago native that's been circling the limelighted House block since his pupil-dilating classic anthem, "This is Acid" in 1988. Hot Hands Hula's vocals on the track, "Once you hear it,...

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,...

Ethan White of Tortured Soul, Remembered

Another good man has gone. Ethan White - best known as the keyboard player for Tortured Soul - has passed away, the band's official Facebook page has confirmed:   Former Tortured Soul bassist JKriv (Deep&Disco) reacted...

Terry Hunter: What The Future Looks Like

I THINK IN THREE YEARS we will have a drastic shift in music as we know it... We all know everything comes in cycles so I predict more well written and produced projects with...
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Martin Iveson and a Certain Indian Brand of Beer: Cobra

Better known as Atjazz, UK producer Martin Iveson has been creating soulful, genre-defying dance music for more than two decades. His latest release on his own Atjazz Record Company is named after a certain...

5 Magazine DJ Series presents Elbert Phillips

Note: The 5 Magazine DJ Series was a monthly CD series released in a limited edition from March 2007 to November 2008. We featured mixes from legends such as Frankie Knuckles, Gene Hunt and...
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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.

Vick Lavender Interview

ON NOVEMBER 10TH, a fascinating group of artists, musicians, DJs, label heads and music afficionados from all walks of life came together for the latest installment of Diaspora's Den at the Vida Lounge. Headlining...

Groove Assassin: The 5 Magazine Interview

If you currently play House Music of any sort you're sure to know who Groove Assassin (facebook, myspace) is. He remixes and produces gems on a near weekly basis for pretty much every staple...

Help Colonel Abrams

Item: An appeal from House Music legend Marshall Jefferson on behalf of Colonel Abrams. The multifaceted performer on more classic tracks than any man could count is in "dire straits" after both health and...
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Supernova: The 5 Magazine Interview

They were at the center of a sampling scandal that made them the target of much vitriol in the music industry. Their use of Kevin Saunderson's "The Sound" may have initially brought in negative...
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Jennifer Hudson ft. R. Kelly: It’s Your World

Jennifer Hudson, R. Kelly, Wayne Williams and Terry Hunter. What do these legendary names all have in common? Well, the obvious answer is Chicago, but I bet you NEVER would have uttered "House Music"...

Andy Compton Takes His Sowetan Steps One at a Time

Bristol’s Andy Compton is a beast when it comes to releasing music, and here he is once again with his - you heard it right - 30th album out on his own label Peng....
The Twilite Tone

The Twilite Tone: Four Play Music Sessions vol 12

Four Play Sessions is a mix series from Chicago's Four Play Music and featuring the talents of Mr. Andrew Emil & Friends, published each month exclusively for 5 Magazine. Curated by Andrew Emil, this month's...
Rich Medina

Rich Medina: The 5 Magazine Interview

FROM PRODUCING AND DJING a myriad of genres, spoken word performances or popping up in clothing ads or independent films, singular paradigms don't exist for this forerunner within music culture. You may have come...

Vega Records Uncovers Unreleased Loleatta Holloway

The new release, "Can't Let You Go" was completed before her passing in 2011.

Copyright: The 5 Magazine Interview

There is not one Copyright song that I do not like. My music library is filled with tons of Copyright's music, and English-born Sam Holt and Gavin Mills without a doubt deserve the title...

Curtis McClain: The House Music Anthem (Remixes Part 1)

Take the most famous opening notes and the most seminal chorus in House Music history and add Frankie Knuckles, Eric Kupper, Todd Terry and Terry Hunter as remixers... For maybe the first time in...

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