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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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Alton Miller & Bo team up on “Where Did We Go Wrong?”

Alton Miller has released more great tracks in the last 3 years than most producers have in a lifetime. This is his latest on vinyl for Chicago's brilliant deep house label Noble Square.
Andrew Emil

Andrew Emil releases 34 track remix collection

New comp from S&S Records showcases Chicago producer Andrew Emil's remix work for the Steve "Silk" Hurley and DJ Skip-owned label's back catalog.
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Anthony Nicholson shines on “DirtyDiscoJazzFunk”

Anthony Nicholson adds to his incredible legacy with DirtyDiscoJazzFUnk, a new two track drop from The Jazz Diaries.

Black Motion: the Last Chapter & a New Beginning

5 Mag cover story with South African duo Black Motion, on 10 years of healing music and international acclaim: "This is a new dawn for the African artist."
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This is some Detroit Fire: vocalist Nikki O on Rough, Rugged, Raw

Detroit vocalist Nikki O has left her mark on some of the best deep house records of the last fifteen years.
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Gerald Mitchell & Detroit’s Los Hermanos bring down the house on “Another Day”

Powerful 3 track EP from the Los Hermanos collective. Find this one in the racks and you better pick up doubles because this is gold.
DJ Emmaculate

Emmaculate lights up the night on “Feel Alright”

And here I am, blowing up all of your secret weapons before the weekend. The Djoon Experience launches Emmaculate's dynamic "Feel Alright" out now.
Soul Clap by Bill Kennedy

Soul Clap previews new album with the World EP

The passage of time nudges Soul Clap in a consciously more soulful and deep direction. The World EP is a glimpse into their future and ours.
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After 29 years behind the mic, Joi Cardwell is still about the love

"My goal was to have a discography as long as Ella's." Joi Cardwell reflects on nearly three decades as dance music's go-to vocalist and answering an ad in the Village Voice to singing on "Club Lonely" from Lil Louis.
Phil Asher

From the Archives: Phil Asher presents Phlash and Friends 5 Mag Mix (2008)

Remembering Phil Asher doing what he did best with a rare 5 Mag DJ mix from 2008.
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The Unapologetic African Sounds of Shamrock Guitor

Kayibiza LOunge talks to Shamrock Guitor, South African guitarist and producer and founder of the new label Gotto Records.
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2020 What? OPOLOPO drops Sickla album on Local Talk

"Proper music" and a stunning album called Sickla, the new album from Hungarian/Swedish producer OPOLOPO on Local Talk.
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Ralf GUM Launches “Dubs for the Clubs” Series

Night dubbin: Ralf GUM collects some club-ready deep house jams for a new GOGO Music series called Dubs for the Clubs. This is volume 1.
The Mic

#PassTheMic – Why dance music needs its singers

Why have the vocalists become almost invisible in dance music coverage these days? The answer (probably won't) surprise you.
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The deep, smooth & soulful sound of “Like Honey”

Originally released on Candace Bellamy's solo album In My Lane, "Like Honey" is a great soulful song with a stellar performance, resurrected here with some solid production by the team of Chris Sen and Thorne Miller for Just Move Records.
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Boddhi Satva: “It feels like I’m home anywhere I go in Africa”

Hailing from the Central African Republic but often an ambassador for the entire continent, Boddhi Satva is one of electronic music’s true souls.
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Kenny Dope, Kaidi Tatham, Daz-I-Kue Remix the Happy Song from MF Robots

MF Robots previews the remixes from Kenny Dope, Kaidi Tatham and Daz-I-Kue from the first single from their forthcoming album Break The Wall.
Tortured Soul

Tortured Soul Wishes You Were Here

Tortured Soul teams up with Lisa Shaw with this charmingly intimate remix from vocalist/percussionist John Christian Urich of "I Wish You Were Here."
DJ SGZ

#StayHomeDisco with DJ SGZ

DJ SGZ shows himself as capable behind the decks as he is making music to play on them. The Johannesburg, South African DJ and producer is up next in 5 Mag's StayHomeDisco series.
Coflo - Lux

Soul OD: Coflo Debuts Lux on Local Talk

Imagine Manhattan Transfer got into Daft Punk's vocoder collection and you have a very basic idea of where Coflo is taking this new EP on Local Talk.

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