ISSUE 1042 INTERVIEWS INC: Tanika Charles, Rahsaan Patterson, Eli "Paperboy" Reed, Basement Boys, Randy Hall and Lasperanza.
LIVE REVIEWS: Lee Fields @Shepherd's Bush Empire, Love Supreme @Roundhouse, Gods Of Rap @SSE Arena Wembley and Legends of Reggae @Electric Brixton.
REGULAR FEATURE: Duncan Payne's Blues & Soul Years visits 1999 with best of charts, B&S Poll winners and a special look back at all the partying that took place 1999 style!
CHARTS: ***THE RETURN OF THE HIP LIST***, B&S Hot Chart, Smoove Grooves R&B chart, Grooveyard Essentials Dance Chart, plus Richard Searling lists 45 essentail Northern Soul All-Nighter tracks.
B&S COLUMNISTS THIS ISSUE: Richard Searling (Northern Soul), Ralph Tee (Modern Soul), Ben Lovett (Dance) and Bigger (R&B)