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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.

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.
Louie Vega Expansions in the NYC

Louie Vega Previews New Album “Expansions in the NYC”

This one is for the dancers: Named after his residency, Louie Vega and Nervous Records drops a preview EP from his forthcoming Expansions in the NYC album.
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Drum Love on Ibadan’s Leads & Bites Vol 3

Ibadan's V/A series returns after an extended hiatus with four samplings of deep, soulful and afro house bangers.
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Z Records Releases the Scorching New Edition of “Attack The Dancefloor”

Leading off with straight fire: Joey Negro remixes Delia Renee's 1981 Airwave Records "You're Gonna Want Me Back," plus remixes from Dr. Packer and Grant Nelson on the 14th edition of Z Records' Attack the Dancefloor.

Good Re-Vibrations from Sean McCabe & Friends

Jovonn, IG Culture, Mike City and Karizma are among the artists on the 13 track remix collection from Sean McCabe and Good Vibrations Music.
Dego

Dego’s New Album, Too Much, is as Good as We Hoped It Would Be

Dego's "Too Much" is a production tour de force but among the most listenable, contemplative musical experiences committed to wax.

The Best of Pal Joey, With Love from Takeshi Fukushima

Hot Music gets hotter on the new 8 track Ornaments release featuring a selection of Pal Joey Music tracks edited and serving as inspiration to Tokyo producer Takeshi Fukushima.

Save This: Joe Claussell in Chicago Wednesday, September 25

Dance music legend Joe Claussell with Vick Lavender and Dreea at Renaissance Bronzeville on September 25 2019, presented by Ronda Flowers and Koko.
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Opolopo, Sir LSG Remix Ralf GUM’s “Used To Be”

"Used To Be," the next single from Ralf Gum's Progressions album, gets rubbed up by a transcontinental team of soulful house all-stars, including Opolopo, Sir LSG and Davide Fiorese.
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#ListenUp Disco Legend John Morales Preps a New Album for Quantize

John Morales' All Q'd Up Vol 2 features 3 new tracks, collabs with Thommy Davis, DJ Spen, Natasha Watts and vocals for dayzzzzz.

That Frankie Knuckles/Lou Rawls Cut: You’ll Never Find This Record Ever Again

Frankie Knuckles' remix of Lou Rawls "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" became a thing of fable when he played it in a Boiler Room set and here it is, preserved on wax.

Louie Vega, Leroy Burgess, Patrick Adams Collaborate for Barely Breaking Even

The Unviersal Robot Band's classic "Barely Breaking Even" finds new life in the hands of Louie Vega for BBE Music's 500th release.

Rasmus Faber – A 5 Mag Mix 82

We praise Rasmus Faber on his new album "Two Left Feet" and he blesses us with a new 5 Mag Mix.
Ralf Gum Progressions Album on Vinyl

Ralf Gum Releases PROGRESSION Sampler on Vinyl

Four tracks from Ralf Gum's latest album Progressions have showed up on vinyl. Why don't more soulful house labels follow suit?
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#ListenUp NDATL Rallies an All-Star Line-up for Who Do You Love?

Ricky Corey, Chez Damier, Kayenne, Josh Milan and of course Kai Alce make this funk cover one of the soulful house jams of the year.

For Me: The Beautiful World of Dawn Tallman

People say that music saved their life. Music saved Dawn Tallman, and her music has saved so many more. The Queen of Gospel Energy talks to 5 Mag about her songs of love, inspiration and survival.

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