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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.

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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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...

Terry Grant Joins Spiritchaser for “Dancing In My Head”

Terry Grant is one of the most unique vocalists working in electronic music today - pretty much everything that he sings on (and/or writes) is worth a listen and probably an impulse buy. The...
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It’s Time: The Soulful House Sound of Sean McCabe

IT'S ALWAYS BEEN FASCINATING to me to find young artists in dance music that gravitate towards soulful music. Since releasing his first tracks in 2003 at 17 years old, Sean McCabe has quietly and...
Joey Negro

How I Play: Joey Negro on the Culture and Craft of DJing

DJs today are confronted with an astonishing number of choices, from vinyl to digital media, controllers, mixers, and the unending stream of more music being released for consumption than at any time in history. It's...

GO!! Ralf Gum on 15 Years of GOGO Music

There's an earnestness about Ralf Gum, and aside from the music it's one of his most attractive qualities as an artist. Here's a guy that would stay true - did stay true, in the...
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Love, Inaya Day

She's still pushin': Eleven years after her profile in the first issue of 5 Magazine, Inaya Day returns to talk to Doug Brandt for the 5 Magazine Interview.

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...

Andy Compton and Han Litz: Use the 3rd Eye

With Use the 3rd Eye, his new album with Han Litz, Andy Compton perfects the production style that has made him one of the most prolific Soulful House artists the world has ever seen.
Julius The Mad Thinker

The Mad Thinker

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

Craig Alexander: The 5 Magazine Interview

5 Magazine 2007 profile of Chicago House Music DJ and producer Craig Alexander.
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Mike Dunn: My House From All Angles

Not since the days of classic Chicago House labels Warehouse and Muzique has Mike Dunn concentrated as much attention on a single release as his new LP My House From All Angles.

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

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

KIRV: The Legend of Kevin Irving

ALL I KNEW FOR SURE was that he was a hell of a singer - one of the best, certainly in House Music, likely of his era, probably in the world. Kevin Irving could boast...
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Meet New York’s Songstress Jasmine Clemente

Jasmine Clemente has been on our radar for a while. This Puerto Rican songstress has been making beautiful noise in the New York nightlife, debuting her first soulful House single, "Free My Spirit" in...

The Armando Project: Terry Hunter Interview

The following is a partial transcript of our interview with Terry Hunter for The Armando Project. Terry was on the road at the time, and took time out to answer a few questions and...
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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.

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...

David Storm Ruffin: “The Morning After”

I'm also not sure about the release info on this one, but hopefully it gets a wide release. It's downtempo and shows off some virtuoso work on the ivories. Actually, I'm not sure "downtempo"...

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