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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...
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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,...

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,...

#ListenUp: Lay-Far & Pete Simpson Bang Classy Soul on Be The Change

Hear "Be The Change," the new single from Russian deep house savant Lay-Far and soul vox titan Pete Simpson from Lay-Far's next album and featuring a remix from Kid Sublime.

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...

Ralf Gum ft Joseph Junior and Ayanda Jiya: Back To Love

How has South Africa changed Ralf Gum's music? Good question.

What We Love: Amp Fiddler’s Bassmentality Vol 3

Bassmentality 3 by Amp Fiddler   Few artists in the underground have worked Bandcamp better than Amp Fiddler, whose releases on what is probably the only digital shop that doesn't aggressively fuck artists over are among...
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Nina Simone: the Francois K & Tony Humphries Remixes

Some reissued tracks from the "dead wax era" of the mid-2000s showcase songs from the brilliant Nina Simone in the loving hands of two legendary house music remixers.

In Residence with Uhuru Afrika, Boston

5 Magazine's residency spotlight features Adam Gibbons and Uhuru Afrika, the incredibly unique Boston club night deeply rooted in the music of Africa and the Diaspora.   "When someone walks in the door, I want them...
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Kate Simko and Jeffrey Weeter’s Live AV Experience

Welcome to the future, or one iteration of it. Synesthesia is what they call the association between sight and sound and other sensations, and for most of us it's involuntary. But Chicago's Kate Simko and...
E-Smoove

5 Magazine DJ Series presents E-Smoove

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...
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Songs & Memories with Sir LSG, Kafele & Jaidene Veda

GOGO Music drops Memories, the latest single from Sir LSG's Moving Circles LP and featuring Kafele and Jaidene Veda.

Gareth Whitehead, Marshall Jefferson and Robert Owens: How Can I

For me, it's a rarity to come across a dance music single where the original mix actually outshines the remixes! But, when you've got Marshall Jefferson on production and Robert Owens on vocals, what...

Free (Is All I Wanna Be) by Ralf GUM and Portia Monique

I gotta be honest: one of the things that really called me back to writing music reviews again is the resurgence of true songwriting – an honest to goodness S-O-N-G, with lyrics and substance...

Carl Hanaghan ft Leanne Brown: Runaway

Probably the best release from Richard Earnshaw's Duffnote in 2017.
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Carlos Mena, Ocha and the Invasion of South African House Music

'Big in South Africa' is the new 'Big in Japan'. The sound of South Africa has rejuvenated Soulful House Music
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Sheer Grooveability: Angel In Disguise by Maritri

Can you feel nostalgia for something you didn't experience firsthand? I'm a big fan of the Soulful House sound of Global Soul Music (and before it Tea Party Music) and Ian Friday, but I...
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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.

Carla Prather Interview

THE FIRST TIME I heard her sing was at the Green Dolphin with Mr. A.L.I. Her command of the stage and sweet lullaby of a voice grabbed me right away, and I...
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.
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