Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1080

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BRINGING YOU THE STORIES BEHIND MUSIC + ESSENTIAL NEWS, REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS...

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ISSUE 1030: Uber cool Jazz outfit Blue Lab Beats lead the way this issue… we have high hopes for our cover stars who we forecast to take jazz by the scruff of the neck this year and make their name in a genre that is crying out for artists of this nature... Other B&S interviews include; Jazz starlet, Kandace Springs - Soul/Blues goddess, Jo Harman - Grime royalty, Ghetts and superstar DJ Nina Kraviz... Issue 1030 magazine exclusives include live reviews from Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, The Temptations, 4 Tops, Tavares, Van Morrison and Chance The Rapper. Plus, we check out the Butlins Soul Weekender in Bognor and an event full of Soul/Northern Soul delights at the Okeh Club in Keighley, West Yorkshire... Our Top 500 ‘all time’ Countdown continues, plus there are new / end of year charts, along with your favourite columnists, who are standing by to share their favourite moments from last year as well as predict a few artists who they feel will leave the pack chasing their dust in 2017. Plus a lot more... click the link on the right side of the site to order straight from our shop or you can purchase Blues & Soul magazine at all decent magazine retailers, inc; WH Smiths, John Menzies + selected Euro Foods, Cost Cutters and independents everywhere! ...If by chance your retailer does not stock Blues & Soul, just ask for a "B&S shop save" and they will order it in for you. Cheers! Lee Tyler (Editor)B&S

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Gangstagrass video exclusive: Twist It

In the past B&S has taken great pride in announcing new genres / sub-genres within the music we love, today is no exception as we proudly present a band which is familiar, yet totally different... Gangstagrass

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Wretch 32 Announces UK Headline Shows

In celebration of the release of his Top 5 new album ‘Growing Over Life’ via Polydor Records, Wretch 32 has announced two UK headline shows for November.

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Banks & Steelz @bluesandsoul.com

Banks & Steelz One-Off London Show announced

Banks & Steelz — a collaboration between Wu Tang Clan’s RZA and Interpol’s Paul Banks have a one-off London show at KOKO on Friday 18th November.

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GHETTS: Ghetts to make a point

It's a decade since the release of Ghetts classic mixtape “Ghetto Gospel”, a one-off performance at London's Roundhouse will celebrate this special milestone - we get the lowdown from the man himself..

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Sam Sure @bluesandsoul.com

Sam Sure: On the right track

B&S' Semper Azeez-Harris chats to B&S one to watch, Sam Sure. With new EP “Catching Feelings" about to drop, there's a lot to talk to this one time graffiti artist and biscuit connoisseur about...

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WSTRN: The WSTRN way

Hot from placing 5th in the BBC's Sound Of 2016, WSTRN touchdown at B&S HQ with killer tunes, banging vibes and bags of talent - if debut track "IN2" is anything to go by, we'll all be IN2 this act as this year unfolds...

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Charlie Sloth: Charlie said...

B&S' Karen Lawler talks to one of the hardest working and most respected DJ / presenter / producers's in the business, Charlie Sloth. As he recounts his journey from humble beginnings to dizzy hip hop heights...

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Slick Rick, Rodney P. + Intelligenz: Forum, Kentish Town, London 26/11/16

If you like hip-hop, you know Slick Rick. Even if you don't own a Slick Rick album. One of the most heavily sampled artists of all time, he was one of the Def Jam trailblazers in the late 1980s...

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Watch Digital Farm Animals & Cash Cash: Millionaire Feat. Nelly

WATCH: Digital Farm Animals & Cash Cash: Millionaire Feat. Nelly

Check out newly signed to Syco record label artist Digital Farm Animals as they join Cash Cash for hot new tune "Millionaire" featuring rap superstar Nelly.

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Roy X: Odoyewu (Philophon)

Roy X: Odoyewu (Philophon)

This tune kicks off with a kind of nu-soul vibe and you think where's it going...then a familiar reggae chord workout (C- to G-) kicks-in and the underpinned intentions soon become clear...

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L. Marshall: Castles (Mercury Records)

L Marshall: Castles (Mercury Records)

L Marshall, probably best known for featuring on Wretch 32's banger Traktor, but now looks set to change-up his introduction to the listening hordes...

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DJ Spatts: Works Of Friction @bluesandsoul.com

DJ Spatts: Works of Friction

DJ Spatts, a man who has been making music since 1985, emerging out of the Milton Keynes Hip Hop scene as a member of The Criminal Minds, he now offers us his latest project Works of Friction...

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Iggy Azalea: The New Classic (Virgin EMI Records)

Iggy Azalea: The New Classic (Virgin EMI Records)

While, this bound to be a favourite among Iggy fans, itâs a subject thatâs been done millions of time before and itâs been done better. "The New Classic" has more misses than hitsâ¦

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Matt Maddox: Righteous Fury (Red Phone Records/Seven 13 Music)

Kansas-based rapper and ex Guerilla War Tactix member Matt Maddox made a lot of new friends when he released his debut solo album âAsylum Artistryâ, four years ago. Heâs back......

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