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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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DJ Cameron Interview

One set and he blew us away, and now you can check him out too. Chicago native Cameron Da DJ will add another residency (in his third city) to his belt starting January 12,...

Mike Agent X Clark and Luyo Collaborate on Ancestral

The soulful stomp on Double Cheese sees Mike "Agent X" Clark working with Luyo.

Beyond Words, Beyond Luck: Travelin’ Music Vol 3

I guarantee you're not going to hear an album like this anywhere else. Not possible. Chicago's Beyond Luck (a core group of Radius, DJ Moppy and Kenny Keys though with many more friends, family...

Barbara Tucker & Tuccillo: “One Desire”

As people said about French actress Sarah Bernhardt, Barbara Tucker could probably sing the names out of a phonebook and make it an anthem. Instead, Alix Alvarez in his choice remix of Tucker +...

Virtuoso Guitarist Hideki Ikeuchi Stars on Roy from r2 Records

We need to secure a place on the dancefloor for works of sheer beauty like Loftsoul x Miruga's Roy EP featuring guitarist Hideki Ikeuchi, from r2 Records.
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DJ Spen LIVE at 5 Magazine 11th Anniversary (August 27 2016 at Smartbar, Chicago)

Baltimore House Music legend DJ Spen's complete 3 hour set recorded at 5 Magazine's 11 Year Anniversary Party August 27 2016 at Smartbar, Chicago.
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Supernova: The 5 Magazine Interview

They were at the center of a sampling scandal that made them the target of much vitriol in the music industry. Their use of Kevin Saunderson's "The Sound" may have initially brought in negative...
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Church Boy Lou’s Weep Is Everything Soul Music Should Be

This is so good, and I can't even tell you for sure what I just heard. Church Boy Lou's Weep is the finest take from Waajeed's project, and it's unlike any take on electrified...

Imagine No Music: The Message with Terry Hunter

Terry Hunter is once again infusing us with positivity and hope through his new EP, featuring an all-star cast of powerhouse vocalists, including Jon Pierce, Byron Stingily, Jamie Principle, Ann Nesby and Chantay Savage,...
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Adam Rios: Book One (Vega Records)

Some artists are very well known. Some are known well by those that KNOW music! This is the case with this tight EP on the well-known Vega Records label by a guy that music...

Who’s Going to the Ten City Reunion?

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...
5 Magazine Issue 141

Kiko Navarro, Djoon, Rondell Adams: New Issue of 5 Mag Out Now

Balearic musical savant Kiko Navarro, Parisian club Djoon, the breakthrough of Rondell Adams & more in issue 141 of 5 Mag, out now for 2017!

Natasha Watts’ 2nd Time Around

The first time Natasha Watts ever crossed my radar was with "Time to Shine," her beautiful song with Aaron Ross. I've been hooked ever since. Following up on her self-titled debut album in 2014,...
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Jerome Baker is the Underground OG

A new LP on Farris Wheel sees the Chicago OG back in the swing.

Jamie Lewis Paints the Town Purple

Our man in Switzerland, Jamie Lewis, is celebrating the release of his new album Purpleized. In Purple Music fashion, the release contains one unmixed and DJ friendly CD along with a vinyl edition, and...
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Beyond This Life: Blue Six’s Signs and Wonders

Jay Denes, recording exclusively (and rarely) these days as Blue Six, is one of the most remarkable artists in dance music. I've always been fascinated with the guy's records and the heady philosophy behind...

Louie Vega: Louie Vega Starring… XXVIII

Louie Vega wanted to see all his friends at once. Here they are, an unexpected but pleasant surprise in this double CD released and distributed by Vega Records. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIxpmJOWsmw Do your roman numerals: a total...

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.

Aaron-Carl, Detroit Producer, Label Owner, and DJ, Passes Away

Aaron's music is universal, and in a sense belongs to the world now, but will always, always, always be rooted in Detroit
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Miguel Migs and Lisa Shaw: Waterfall (Salted Music)

Can we get a documentary or telenovela about the years of collaboration between Miguel Migs and Lisa Shaw?

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Jeremy Sylvester – loaded! vol 1

New #garagehouse mix series from 5 Mag starting with the legendary Jeremy Sylvester.

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