Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1035

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Editorial STUFF

Before we commence, can I say congratulations to PETE LEWIS who became the Assistant Editor on this mighty mag last month - congrats Pete! And now on to this edition... We set September alight with one hot interview after another - Kicking off proceedings we have stunning multi-talented national treasure ALESHA DIXON who gets straight into interview action with PETE LEWIS. We keep up the top class interview momentum with soul/dance legend LEROY BURGESS and top up with neo-soul icon DWELE. Multi-instrumentalist and singer IZZI DUNN gives us the low-down on her new album and our one to watch this month comes in the shape of LOICK ESSIEN... It's hip hop hooray as BIZARRE, EASY MO BEE, KERRY "KRUCIAL" BROTHERS and DAVID 'MR DJ' SHEATS all talk in length to our eager journo's. Dance is also heavily represented this month by TENSNAKE who will be shedding light on his DEFECTED RECORDS release. At this point I must mention our esteemed line-up of columnists who bring you all the essential news from there respective genres. Please feel free to contact them all with any relevant info that would benefit others... Phil Driver and his Unsigned Soul column phil@bluesandsoul.com if you are both exceptionally talented and unsigned (both must go hand in hand) - you could be featured! THE No1 MOTOWN authority SHARON DAVIS' email address has changed (again - sorry!) to motowntracking@sky.com if you wish to contact her with regard to all things MOTOWN. Jazz fans are kept in the loop as the guv'nor SNOWBOY casts his eye on all things jazz snowboy@bluesandsoul.com All the club news and dance tunes to look out for are catered for in BEN LOVETT's monthly must-see THE GROOVEYARD ben@bluesandsoul.com If you're into dance music then this column is an absolute must! And last but by no means least you can gorge (musically of course) on MICHAEL DE KONINGH's tasty WORLD MUSIC column... Just time to re-remind you to follow the music news as it happens at twitter/bluesandsoul - please tweet us and tell us what you're up to! And get all the news as it happens...B&S

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Alesha Dixon @bluesandsoul.com Alesha Dixon @bluesandsoul.com Alesha Dixon @bluesandsoul.com Alesha Dixon @bluesandsoul.com

Alesha Dixon: Diverse Diva

Pete Lewis chats to all-round ânational treasureâ Alesha Dixon about her raucous new single âDrummer Boyâ plus her typically-diverse, appropriately-named forthcoming new album âThe Entertainerâ

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Shontelle @bluesandsoul.com Shontelle @bluesandsoul.com Shontelle @bluesandsoul.com Shontelle @bluesandsoul.com

Shontelle: show & telle

Pete Lewis spends time with Bajan pop/R&B songstress Shontelle. Who discusses her new transatlantic hit ballad âImpossibleâ; her forthcoming second LP âNo Gravityâ; plus her former school-friend Rihanna

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Dwele @bluesandsoul.com

Dwele: Soul reviver

Itâs not everyday that you get to interview one of the Kings of âNeo-Soulâ. One of the first to be placed into that category, Dwele has been making soul music for more than a decade...

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Leroy Burgess @bluesandsoul.com Leroy Burgess @bluesandsoul.com Leroy Burgess @bluesandsoul.com Leroy Burgess @bluesandsoul.com

Leroy Burgess: Sweet expectations

Pete Lewis speaks to New York soul/dance legend Leroy Burgess, to discuss the prolific veteran singer/songwriter/producerâs new LP âThrowback (Vol II) Sugar Hill 83 - 86â

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Izzi Dunn @bluesandsoul.com Izzi Dunn @bluesandsoul.com Izzi Dunn @bluesandsoul.com Izzi Dunn @bluesandsoul.com

Izzi Dunn: Nothing but Izzi

Pete Lewis calls up London multi-instrumentalist and singer Izzi Dunn. Who this month follows her collaborations and tours with Gorillaz and Mark Ronson with her soulful second LP âCries & Smilesâ

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Loick Essien @bluesandsoul.com

Loick Essien: Love Loick

Pete Lewis visits Sony Musicâs Kensington HQ to meet upcoming new UK R&B talent Loick Essien. Whose debut single âLove Drunkâ is currently tearing up Londonâs specialist airwaves

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Dondrina @bluesandsoul.com

Dondria: An overnight sing-sation

Latest edition to the B&S team U.S correspondent Christopher Daniel comes up trumps again as he meets immensely talented singer Dondria. With an incredible range and a vibrato to die for, her silky tones have made her one to watch...

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Bizarre @bluesandsoul.com Bizarre @bluesandsoul.com Bizarre @bluesandsoul.com Bizarre @bluesandsoul.com

Bizarre: How Bizarre

Pete Lewis hooks up with D12âs portly madcap rapper Bizarre. Whose new, fourth solo album âFriday Night At St. Andrewsâ finds him paying homage to the roots of Detroitâs hip hop scene

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Easy Mo Bee @bluesandsoul.com

Easy Mo Bee: Moâ Betta Blues

Get ready for something special, as this month we introduce a new contributer to B&S - Christopher Dainel delivers a killer interview from Brooklyn's grammy award winning Hip Hop master/super-producer Easy Mo Be

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Bun B - Photo Credit Carlo Cruz

Bun B: Jagged Little Trill

Now considered an icon for a generation of contemporary hip hop artists, the Texas-based rapper/intellectual Bun-B, almost entering his second decade, is blessed with the good life and a critically herald third album...

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David 'Mr. DJ' Sheats @bluesandsoul.com David 'Mr. DJ' Sheats @bluesandsoul.com David 'Mr. DJ' Sheats & Jeff B - Mamaâs Mustache @bluesandsoul.com David 'Mr. DJ' Sheats & Jeff B - Mamaâs Mustache @bluesandsoul.com

David 'Mr. DJ' Sheats: Kastinâ a spell

OutKast major collaborator David âMr. DJâ Sheats talks to B&S' Christopher Daniel about his part in the groups success, making them the most critically and commercially successful hip hop act in the world!

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Kerry âKrucialâ Brothers @bluesandsoul.com Kerry âKrucialâ Brothers @bluesandsoul.com Kerry âKrucialâ Brothers @bluesandsoul.com Kerry âKrucialâ Brothers @bluesandsoul.com

Kerry âKrucialâ Brothers: A Key component

Since the debut of Alicia Keysâ 2001 smash, 'Songs In "A" Minor', Kerry âKrucialâ Brothers is a highly sought after songwriting/producer with accolades including Grammy Awards to multimillion selling album sales

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Jose James & Jef Neve @bluesandsoul.com

Jose James & Jef Neve: Team works

Pete Lewis interviews Minneapolis-born, London-based soulful jazz vocalist Jose James about his latest album project âFor All We Knowâ - a musically-intimate collaboration with noted Belgian pianist Jef Neve

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Blues & Soul @Vintage at Goodwood festival 2010 Lord March and Wayne & Gerardine Hemingway @opening of the Vintage at Goodwood festival 2010 Blues & Soul Vintage covers outside the Soul Casino @Vintage at Goodwood festival 2010 Blues & Soul @Vintage at Goodwood festival 2010

The Vintage Festival August 13 (Friday) 2010 - Day 1

Billed as 'The Festival Of Our Lives', Vintage at Goodwood promised to be one of the highlights on the festival calendar. This decade hoping extravaganza didn't disappoint one bit - in fact, this attendee for one, was in for a surprise

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