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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.

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.
OPOLOPO Sickla album artwork

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.
Ralf Gum Dubs for the Clubs vol 1 album artwork

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.
Candace Bellamy Like Honey album art

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.
DJ Emmaculate

Emmaculate: Man In The Box

Chicago DJ and producer Emmaculate aka Eric Welton is stepping out into the limelight. It's a good story.
Wrong Notes Angel-A Let Go Kai Alce Remix

Kai Alcé & Reekee Remix Angel-A’s “Let Go”

Kai Alcé moves easily from deep to soulful house, sometimes in the same track. That's certainly the case for his gorgeous remix of "Let Go," forthcoming on Wrong Notes.
Ralph Session

#StayHomeDisco – Ralph Session March 2020 Mix

DJing some soulful vibes under lockdown with DJ and producer Ralph Session.

#StayHomeDisco – DJs Under Lockdown

5 Mag is launching a new project to help hold our community together and feed our souls with good music. DJ sets every day, several times per day.
DJ Emmaculate

Emmaculate – A 5 Mag Mix 91

Chicago House DJ and producer Emmaculate takes the wheel for the latest 5 Mag Mix.
Coflo Playground Samba

Ancestral Groove Ensemble: Coflo Drops “Playground Samba” on Ocha

Rising star Coflo's third release on Ocha makes a big noise - like the best, funkiest Carlos Santana cover band to come out of the Bay Area.
DJ SGZ

The Teardown: DJ SGZ on “Why Would I” ft Carla Prather

DJ SGZ on the making of the new afro-soulful house track Why Would I — and how a producer in South Africa and a vocalist in Chicago came together.
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Detroit’s MotorCity Wine Has a Label And It’s Great

Detroit's favorite venue, MotorCity Wine, released two records on wax in 2019 featuring Mark de Clive-Lowe, Jon Dixon, Loftsoul and more.
Theo Parrish This Is For You

This Is For You, from Maurissa Rose and Theo Parrish

Theo Parrish's latest single features stellar songwriting and even better vocals from Maurissa Rose.

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