ISSUE 1047 INTERVIEWS INC: Cover artists Smoove & Turrell and Zoe Records (Isaac Odeniran), Marcus King, Simon Dunmore (Defected Records), Don Bryant and The Allergies.
REGULAR FEATURE: Duncan Payne takes us back to the year 2000 with his not to be missed regular feature the Blues & Soul Years. This was a time when Jill Scott, Dynasty’s Child, Craig David and Eminem were making their mark. As usual, the year’s best releases and poll winners accompany this feature.
CHARTS: ***THE HIP LIST***, Upfront Urban Chart, Bigger's Smoove Grooves R&B chart, Ben Lovett's Grooveyard Essentials Dance Chart plus Richard Searling presents his Leeds Central All-Nighter and Soul Bowl Records late owner John Anderson’s Soul Discoveries lists.
REGULAR FEATURE: Soulful Social... An extended special to cover the lockdown period. 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), Frank Elson (Northern Soul) and Bigger (R&B) and B&S Editor Lee Tyler "Eye of the Tyler".