ISSUE 1046 INTERVIEWS INC: Cover artist Izo FitzRoy, The Soul Motivators, Timmy Regisford, Susie Vanner, Steve Cass (Mello Festival), Amadou & Mariam and Blind Boys of Alabama.
RETROSPECTIVES: David Rodigan and Nile Rodgers & CHIC.
LIVE REVIEWS: Ginuwine + Ashanti @Indigo at the O2, London. Barrington Levy + Sanchez @O2 Academy Brixton, London. Fil Straughan @The Pheasantry in Chelsea, London. Beat Horizon @O2 Academy Brixton, London, The Magic Of Motown @Hawth Theatre in Crawley and Crowd Company's "Lowdown" album launch @PizzaExpress Jazz Club in Soho, London.
REGULAR FEATURE: Duncan Payne takes his Blues & Soul Years time machine back to what was happening in 1990, when Snap ruled the airwaves and female artists dominated the charts. It was a time when hip-hop, R&B, soul, new jack swing artists were on the rise at a very exciting time for music.
CHARTS: ***THE HIP LIST***, Upfront Urban Chart, Smoove Grooves R&B chart, Grooveyard Essentials Dance Chart plus Richard Searling lists his favourite tracks for 70's Soul Lovers.
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.
REVIEWS: Charles Lloyd 8 Kindred Spirits (Live From The Lobero), Chris Standring "Real Life", Dr Rubberfunk "My Life At 45", James Taylor Quartet “People Get Ready [we’re Moving On]", Seu Jorge & Rogê "Night Dreamer Direct-To-Disc Sessions", Sol Vibrations "Latin Dance Movements" compiled by Jeff The Fish, Carmichael Music Lover "The Best Thing Yet", “90's House & Garage Vol. 2” various artists, Boddhi Satva “18”, Little Dragon “New Me, Same Us” and Montell Jordan “Masterpiece” to name a few!
B&S COLUMNISTS THIS ISSUE: Richard Searling (Northern Soul), Ralph Tee (Modern Soul), Ben Lovett (Dance) and Bigger (R&B)
NEW COLUMN: B&S Editor Lee Tyler delivers his debut column, aptly titled "Eye of the Tyler".