ISSUE 1036 INTEVIEWS INC: The Herbaliser, dbClifford, Maceo Parker, Ty, Deetron, Gizelle Smith, Peyton, Brain Power and Ady Suleiman.
LIVE REVIEWS: Seal @London Palladium, PARTYNEXTDOOR @O2 Brixton Academy, Chip @Roundhouse and B&S' Frank Elson checks out the Stax Records anniversary soul night at Colne Muni in Lancashire.
CHARTS: Top 500 B&S chart singles of 'all time' continues (50-27) with James Browm, Mary Wells, Eddie Floyd, Jackie Wilson, Rufus Thomas, The Temptations, Doris Troy, The Four Tops, Brothers Johnson, Fatback and Cadi Staton + many more... Other charts include; Grooveyard Essential Dance, B&S (what's) Hot and Smoove Grooves R&B chart. Also, Droitwich Sunday soul sessions original DJ, Carl 'farmer' Dene lists, via Richard Searling's column, blue-eyed-soul performers/songs which have influenced the Northern Soul scene.
ALBUM REVIEWS: Blue Lab Beats "XOVER", Deva Mahal "Run Deep", Lisa Stansfield "Deeper", MF Robots "Music For Robots", Sons Of Kemet "Your Queen Is A Reptile", Detroit Rising "A Cosmic Jazz Funk Adventure", Jon Allen "Blue Flame", Mama's Gun "Golden Days", Meshell Ndegeocello "Ventriloquism", Miami 2018 compilation (via Toolroom) and Thirdstory "Cold Heart".
ARTICLE: A genre thrives, as Bigger invites Grime artists to take a bow
B&S COLUMNISTS THIS ISSUE: Ben Lovett (Dance), Jon Harrington (Blues), Ralph Tee (Modern Soul) Bigger (R&B)and Richard Searling (Northern Soul)