ISSUE 1043 INTERVIEWS INC: Raphael Saadiq, Cool Million, Teskey Brothers, P.P. Arnold, Tony Lindsay, Rasmus Faber, Ralphi Rosario, Master Pasha (Danny Swallow) and Max Fernandez from Centreforce 88.3 radio.
LIVE REVIEWS: Glastonbury (Somerset), Parklife (Manchester), OnBlackheath (Greenwich, London), Love Supreme Festival (Lewes, East Sussex) and Malta Jazz Festival (Valetta) + Frank Elson returns to check out one of his favourite nights at the Birdtrap in Lancashire.
REGULAR FEATURE: Duncan Payne's Blues & Soul Years visits 1989 with best of charts, B&S Poll winners and a special look back at the year the funky dreads, Soul II Soul, took the world by storm.
CHARTS: ***THE HIP LIST***, B&S Hot Chart, Smoove Grooves R&B chart, Grooveyard Essentials Dance Chart, plus Richard Searling lists his 'Best Of British' Northern Soul tracks.
*NEW REGULAR FEATURE: Soulful Social... B&S invites readers and artists to post and mention B&S in social platforms - the best of these are featured in each print issue.
B&S COLUMNISTS THIS ISSUE: Richard Searling (Northern Soul), Ralph Tee (Modern Soul), Ben Lovett (Dance) and Bigger (R&B)