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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.

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...

Azee Project: Traveling in Africa (Abicah Soul Remix)

The original release of Traveling In Africa comes from one member of the Brazilian Soul Crew on the Taubate EP, which received heavy chart action from industry heavyweights like Louie Vega, Dr. Bob Jones...
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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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Kelly G. – Chicago Stories

Czarina Mirani meets up with old friend and creative dynamo Kelly G, who's mounted an incredible comeback to the top of the charts.

Andy Compton Takes His Sowetan Steps One at a Time

Bristol’s Andy Compton is a beast when it comes to releasing music, and here he is once again with his - you heard it right - 30th album out on his own label Peng....
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E-Smoove, On How One Makes 400+ Remixes

5 Magazine meets with Chicago producer and Grammy nominated remixer E-Smoove, aka Eric Miller, and talk about his 400 credited remixes and multiple #1 hits, working at Steve Hurley's ID production house, "Freedom Train"...

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...

#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.
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#ListenUp BBE Releasing Paul Trouble Anderson’s Final Production

A cover of the gospel standard, "Happy Day" is an uptempo tour de force featuring vocals from John Redmond and drums and programming by Booker T.

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...
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Karu’s Mission Statement (Intimate Venues)

The Cleveland producer drops a new LP on Intimate Venues Recordings.

Video Shoot for Terry Hunter’s Message Track We Are One Tomorrow

I think you can tell an issue's reached critical mass when Stephen Colbert uses it as a punchline. Which happened with the issue of Chicago violence this week. Colbert suggested that if America was...
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Soul Clap Shines with Nona Hendryx: The Remixes of This Is It

Nona is a national treasure. Increasingly, so are Soul Clap.

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.

Frankie Knuckles’ Dancefloor Beasts

DEL compiles a selection of dancefloor "beauties" and dancefloor "beasts" from the illustrious career of Frankie Knuckles for his Foundations series. These are the beasts! Related: Foundations' Reflections on Frankie Knuckles. Related: Frankie Knuckles' Dancefloor Beauties. Frankie...
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Roy Davis Jr. is Unstoppable

You can't stop Roy Davis Jr. Join in or get out of the way. Czarina Mirani interviews Roy after his recent MS diagnosis and ahead of his appearance with MJ Cole this Saturday in Chicago.
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Apple Jazz ft Slaga & Idelan: Amadlozi

Apple Jazz, Slaga & Idelan's track on Deeper Shades Recordings veers pretty damn close to Afro House perfection.

Pandemonium! HUGE Chosen Few Picnic Announcements

House Music's souled-up Woodstock just got a little more intense. The Chosen Few Picnic has announced their official line-up and performers for this year's 2016 event - and also dropped the news that the...

A Gift For You From Josh Milan and Friends

Josh Milan’s talents are unparalleled. He’s a songbird whose voice can inspire people to tears, and he’s garnered more songwriting and production hits than one could possibly imagine. His label Honeycomb Music is his...
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Ron Trent Returns as Romantic Flight with Together Forever

Another gorgeous Ron Trent jam in a string of 2017 bangers from Music & Power.

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#StayHomeDisco Kevin Knapp Live at Kater Blau

Hot Creations, Crosstown Rebels and Dirtybird recording artist Kevin Knapp live set recorded at Kater Blau in Berlin Feb 22 2020.

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