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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.

Richard Earnshaw Mix: New Mix Monday 2009

Richard Earnshaw is the founder of Duffnote Recordings and renowned as one of the top producers and remixers on the planet. Listen to Richard Earnshaw: 5 Magazine's New Mix Monday (2009) by5 Magazine on hearthis.at Starting...
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Tortured Soul: Ethan White, JKriv and John-Christian Urich

THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT the experience of hearing a live House band. The warmth, the impromptu acts of virtuosity and the electricity of the crowd can move your soul more than any prerecorded track ever...

Victor Simonelli: A 5 Mag Mix vol 15

One of the founding fathers of House Music, Garage and dance music, period! The legendary Victor Simonelli contributes a live mix to 5 Magazine ahead of headlining our 10 year anniversary this October 17...

Where House Found A Home: Chicago and South Africa’s House Music Explosion

My dearest Chicago, you are the architect for the house that Jack built, but did you have any idea that your music was fueling the rage and resistance against apartheid? Did you know that...
Tortured Soul

How About You Just DJ? Tortured Soul Answers

Seven years ago, I saw Tortured Soul live and said to myself: "This is the future I'm looking at." Everybody I knew that kind of wanted to DJ kind of started to DJ. It seemed...

Theaster Gates’ New Art Space to Host Frankie Knuckles’ Record Collection

We heard about this earlier this year but the cat is out of the bag. ArtNews posted a story about Chicago artist Theaster Gates, who we'd been informed discretely was working with the late...

Ralf Gum Prepping Release of New Album Never Leaves You

German-born and now South African-based producer Ralf Gum is preparing for the release of Never Leaves You, the follow-up to his breakthrough 2008 LP Uniting Music.     Like Uniting Music, Never Leaves You is packed with...

David Morales Remembers Frankie Knuckles

Top and Cover Photo: Gavin Mills IT WAS EXACTLY ONE YEAR AGO that hundreds of people were packed inside SmartBar in anticipation of Frankie Knuckles' big birthday celebration. On the bill alongside the birthday boy...

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...

The Last Days of The Shrine

In the '90s, it seemed that every shop and store in Chicago was on the verge of becoming a Starbucks. Today, they've gone condo. The Shrine is the latest casualty in Chicago's property wars gone...

5 Magazine DJ Series presents Gene Hunt

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...

Kevin Hedge: The 5 Magazine Interview

WHILE IN NEW YORK, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet with one of my musical idols, Kevin Hedge. He makes up the other half (along with Josh Milan) of the songwriting/production team Blaze....

Domenico Navarra & Monique Henry: So Lonely Remixes part II

It was tough to decide between the second package of remixes of "So Lonely" and "I Go Deep" for this month's editor's pick, but if I couldn't pick this one, I was at least...
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Chuck Love: The 5 Magazine Interview

Chuck Love is literally a one man band. From playing the flute to the drums and from the bass to vocals, he does it all in his live show while mixing songs. He also...

New Perspectives: Julius The Mad Thinker Prepares Concept Album

Chicago DJ and producer Julius The Mad Thinker has offered a sneak preview of a new concept album he calls Perspective.
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Alton Miller’s New Peace for Sky

Fascinating set of tracks from Alton Miller.

Billy Butler & Adam Hyjek featuring Josh Quenton: Stay

Mike Millrain's Soul Revolution Records stays in the gap where Deep House, Soulful House and UKG meet.

Frankie Knuckles, David Morales Remix “My Love Is Free”

The Def Mix remixes of the Double Exposure classic appear on vinyl in their full length for the very first time on Salsoul.

#ListenUp Terry Hunter Remixes CLAUDETTE from Ralf Gum & Monique Bingham

The Terry Hunter Remixes dropped and more from Jimpster and Ralf Gum are to follow the protest song CLAUDETTE which pays tribute to African American civil rights pioneer Claudette Colvin.
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Emmaculate: Man In The Box

Chicago DJ and producer Emmaculate aka Eric Welton is stepping out into the limelight. It's a good story.

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Andrew Emil: “The Creation Should Be The Reward”

Andrew Emil on his unique musical odyssey and compiling the edits for the gargantuan Chicago Sessions LP for S&S Records.
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