Issue 1051 Interviews: Our cover issue we welcome back global godfathers of afro-rock, Osibisa, unseen interview with The Supreme’s icon, Mary Wilson who we recently tragically lost. 

Other must-read interviews this issue include top Belfast electronic music production/DJ duo, Bicep, Jon Batiste, pioneer of Italian soul music, Al Castellana, American DJ Spen, Bradd Marquis, Tristan, US Christian singer-songwriter, Heistheartist.

 

CHARTS: B&S Upfront Urban Chart (now extended from 20 to 40),  Bigger’s R&B Smoove Grooves Chart, Ben Lovett’s Grooveyard Essentials Dance Chart and the coolest chart in the universe, the r&b and soul plus everything in between banger chart, otherwise known as the Hip List.

 

B&S COLUMNISTS THIS ISSUE: Ralph Tee delivers all the latest release news low-down in the world of soul music, Ben Lovett highlights essential dance tracks and news, Bigger’s finger on the pulse up- front column reveals who's trending in the world of r&b, Richard Searling presents the latest northern soul happenings and news and Frank Elson takes a look back at issue 120 and his October 1973 Checking Out The North column.

1051: Osibisa (Digital version)

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