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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.

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Joey Negro Announces New Sunburst Band Album

Joey Negro has announced the August release of The Secret Life of Us, the fourth Sunburst Band album on Z Records. The album includes "In The Thick of It", which is currently in promo...

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...
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...
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Joey Negro: Produced With Love (Review)

Joey Negro's first record (under that name) in 20 years is packed so tight with soul it's bursting with it.

Quentin Harris: Stronger

Quentin Harris is back. New York's dynamic producer, with two major albums to date (Sa.cri.fice and No Politics) has been a major force in the House scene, moving deftly moved between the soulful and...
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Andy Ward and Sofia Rubina: Streets of The Sun

I don't know that there's a more prestigious label out there now than Soulheaven, and they proudly stamp their name on this collaboration between their resident DJ Andy Ward and Estonian siren Sofia Rubina....

5 Magazine DJ Series presents Craig Loftis

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...

Chuck Love: Bring Enough to Spill Some

Chuck Love came through Zentra in May, though I wasn't able to attend the show. This dual CD set arrived in the mail a week later and I'm kicking myself now for not making...

Zed Bias Remixes Mark de Clive-Lowe’s “Now or Never”

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/265917761" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] Multi-instrumentalist and bona fide genius Mark de Clive-Lowe has announced the launch of his CHURCH Summer Sessions starting up June 16 2016 at The Grand Star Jazz Club...
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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...

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...

Chicago House Legend Roy Davis Jr Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis

Updated: A gofundme campaign has been set up by some good people to assist Roy Davis Jr. Click here to find out more. Our friend, a wonderful producer and a stalwart of the Chicago scene,...
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Listening Room: Marcel Vogel on Doin It (Intimate Friends)

There's a story behind every track. Or at least the good ones. Listening Room is our (somewhat neglected of late) music feature devoted to discovering new music and learning the story behind the tracks...
Big Ed

HM Presents Hold Tight

You might not recognize the name "HM" right away, but it's the latest moniker being used by none other than Harold Matthews - better known in Chicago House lore as "Big Ed."
preslav

The Record: Preslav on “Watch Your Step”

Preslav on the story behind his new track featuring Natalie Rogers & Kenny Peagler, out now on Love What You Feel.

Steve “Silk” Hurley: Smooth As Ever

The legendary Steve "Silk" Hurley in an equally legendary interview from March 2006.
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Aphrodisiax: Unfinished Business EP

Aphrodisiax are a relatively new combo out of west London, made up by the DJ/production team of Gavin Peters and Sy Sez and generating a lot of heat from the likes of Phil Asher,...
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Reelsoul Remixes Arnold Jarvis’ Want To Have Your Love

Plastik People follows up on a run of Deep House and Garage tracks with a heepin' helpin' of soul.
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Sheer Grooveability: Angel In Disguise by Maritri

Can you feel nostalgia for something you didn't experience firsthand? I'm a big fan of the Soulful House sound of Global Soul Music (and before it Tea Party Music) and Ian Friday, but I...
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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...

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YENI: Visions of Techno and Cyborgs in Love

Techno flows through YENI, influencing her from an early age in the East German illegal rave scene and driving her life to become a global force as a DJ, producer, and label owner.

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