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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.

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...

DJ Pap ft. Cei Bei: “It’s the Music”

This one took a long way around: from DJ Pap and Curt Harmon (aka Cei Bei) in Chicago to Dubai and back again. Cei Bei is an immensely talented vocalist, but the key here...

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.

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...
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Joey Negro featuring Linda Clifford: Won’t Let Go

A little spoken word outlines the world according to Linda Clifford on "Won't Let Go," the first single from Joey Negro's album Produced With Love.

Ralf Gum’s City Life: In My City LP

Soulful House is a singles-driven genre. You rarely get a true extended play EP rather than a single and a few remixes (including - it's inevitable - the generic instrumental and dub mixes). Yet...
Kenny Dope

Kenny Dope and the Return of Dopewax

He's best known for partnering with Louie Vega in Masters at Work, but that's just one entry in a long list of Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez's career highlights. He's also collaborated with Vega in MAW's...
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The Record: Preslav on “Watch Your Step”

Preslav on the story behind his new track featuring Natalie Rogers & Kenny Peagler, out now on Love What You Feel.
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Terry Hunter/Jill Scott: The Remixes

Four remixes of tracks originally released on Jill Scott's 2015 album Woman, with additional keys, winds or horns, filling out the sound.

Groove Junkies: A 5 Mag Mix vol 10

Groove Junkies' Evan Landes mixes Vol #10 of A 5 Mag Mix, 5 Magazine's flagship House Music mix and interview series. Known originally for his Groove Junkies moniker, Evan Landes has also added his deep...

Groove Assassin: The 5 Magazine Interview

If you currently play House Music of any sort you're sure to know who Groove Assassin (facebook, myspace) is. He remixes and produces gems on a near weekly basis for pretty much every staple...

Bernard Badie ft. Dajae: Truth Hurts (2010 Remixes)

WOW! This offering could very well contend as one of the BEST remix projects this year!! And it couldn't have been done without the collaborative efforts from both the UK and the Midwest. Smooth...
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Songs You Want To Tell People About: Joy from Mega Jawns

Today, there are more people paid to write more words for less money about more music than at any point in human history, and it's not a point of pride to be one of...
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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...
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The Mad Thinker

Julius The Mad Thinker tells us the story behind the story of his new LP project Perspective.

Dos Almas ft. Son Paulo: “You Take Me There”

This is a nice, breezy track, strictly on the Deep House side from Plus Groove out of Toronto. It's not a vocal in the traditional sense - more like jazz scat, making sounds as...

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...
Alex Agore Moment of Truth

Alex Agore Finds a New Home for “Give Me What U Got”

Closer To Truth begats Moment of Truth as Alex Agore continues his exploration of a vibe in tune with a new and developing consciousness.

Last Chance for Early Bird Tickets to the Chosen Few Weekend

Just a heads up for the wise: the Chosen Few are offering deeply discounted Early Bird tickets for the Chosen Few Weekend and Music Festival going down on July 2 and July 3 2016...
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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...

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