Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1035


Order your limited edition copy of Blues & Soul now!

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 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 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 All the club news and dance tunes to look out for are catered for in BEN LOVETT's monthly must-see THE GROOVEYARD 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

Read more

Alesha Dixon Alesha Dixon Alesha Dixon Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon: Diverse Diva

Pete Lewis chats to all-round “national treasure” Alesha Dixon about her raucous new single ‘Drummer Boy’ plus her typically-diverse, appropriately-named forthcoming new album ‘The Entertainer’

read more

Shontelle Shontelle Shontelle Shontelle

Shontelle: show & telle

Pete Lewis spends time with Bajan pop/R&B songstress Shontelle. Who discusses her new transatlantic hit ballad ‘Impossible’; her forthcoming second LP ‘No Gravity’; plus her former school-friend Rihanna

read more


Dwele: Soul reviver

It’s not everyday that you get to interview one of the Kings of ‘Neo-Soul’. One of the first to be placed into that category, Dwele has been making soul music for more than a decade...

read more

Leroy Burgess Leroy Burgess Leroy Burgess Leroy Burgess

Leroy Burgess: Sweet expectations

Pete Lewis speaks to New York soul/dance legend Leroy Burgess, to discuss the prolific veteran singer/songwriter/producer’s new LP ‘Throwback (Vol II) Sugar Hill 83 - 86’

read more

Izzi Dunn Izzi Dunn Izzi Dunn Izzi Dunn

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 ‘Cries & Smiles’

read more

Loick Essien

Loick Essien: Love Loick

Pete Lewis visits Sony Music’s Kensington HQ to meet upcoming new UK R&B talent Loick Essien. Whose debut single ‘Love Drunk’ is currently tearing up London’s specialist airwaves

read more


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...

read more

Bizarre Bizarre Bizarre Bizarre

Bizarre: How Bizarre

Pete Lewis hooks up with D12’s portly madcap rapper Bizarre. Whose new, fourth solo album ‘Friday Night At St. Andrews’ finds him paying homage to the roots of Detroit’s hip hop scene

read more

Easy Mo Bee

Easy Mo Bee: Mo’ 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

read more

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...

read more

David 'Mr. DJ' Sheats David 'Mr. DJ' Sheats David 'Mr. DJ' Sheats & Jeff B - Mama’s Mustache David 'Mr. DJ' Sheats & Jeff B - Mama’s Mustache

David 'Mr. DJ' Sheats: Kastin’ a spell

OutKast major collaborator David “Mr. DJ” 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!

read more

Kerry “Krucial” Brothers Kerry “Krucial” Brothers Kerry “Krucial” Brothers Kerry “Krucial” Brothers

Kerry “Krucial” Brothers: A Key component

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

read more

Jose James & Jef Neve

Jose James & Jef Neve: Team works

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

read more

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

read more

From Jazz Funk & Fusion To Acid Jazz
Go to Get These Tracks Get This Player Go to Get These Tracks Get This Player

Join the B&S Mailing List

Blues and Soul on Twitter