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Planet Appetite: North Sea Jazz Festival 2014, Rotterdam, Holland

Rupert Parker | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Now in its 38th Year, North Sea Jazz never fails to please and, this year, with Stevie Wonder and Pharrell Williams topping the bill, it was better than ever... It's a marvel of good organisation, as the sound is impeccable, everything starts on time, there's never really any crush and everyone's good natured.

New Sounds: Laura Jae

Isabella Smith | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Isabella Smith

More soulful than FKA Twigs' unsettling grace and with less sex than Kelela and BANKS, Laura Jae nevertheless fits into the new class of young female artists making pop interesting again. She counts Aaliyah, Bjork and James Blake as influences; The Weeknd with his 'weird mysterious aura' is her dream collaboration.

Soulwash - Is Western Spirituality Just Camouflaged materialism?

Daniel Crockett | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Crockett

I, like many other agnostic young people living in the spiritual void of modern Britain, flirt with the idea of spirituality. As a spiritual dilettante, I reluctantly stretch through the odd yoga class or attempt to silence the endless flow of internal chatter using occasional meditation.

How I Turned My Unhappy Past Into a Happy One

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

I was brought up in an agnostic house- my parents were not particularly interested in religion and made it plain to us three children that we could do whatever we wanted. In a sense I am grateful to my parents who both came from relatively liberal families and were not that ingrained with God and the rest.

Whatever's Good For Your Soul? Do That

Amy Anka | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

Today I was one of the many affected by the power outage at Sydney Airport. It all comes down to Mercury Retrograde you know....but I'm not going to start with that sort of shit in today's article... Yes, I was planning on leaving yet again.

Barrie Sharpe: The Man Behind 'The Masterplan'

Simon Mack | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Simon Mack

The 'Rare Groove' movement as it was branded (70's funky music in the main) was created by Sharpe and friends at London's coolest night spots, and the clothes sold at the Duffer store were all part of a fusion of music and style that became a defining trend for so many designers and artists.

Introducing: St Paul and the Broken Bones

Clara Cullen | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

After leaving the UK the band will head back to the US and start focusing on writing their next record before returning to Europe in August and September for a full tour. With the ravenous reception they received on this short stop over things look set to get bigger.

My On-off Affair With Northern Soul

Yousif Nur | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Yousif Nur

Northern Soul wasn't so much a scene to many, as much as it was a way of life. These tunes were the most obscure of the obscure, plucked from indie labels in the ghettos of Detroit and Chicago. Some songs were only ever intended as demos, and here in the UK they found a new lease of life.

Mr Bigz - 'My Funked Up Soul' (Mixtape)

Bwoywonder | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

Having taken inspiration from soul samples of yesteryear and married them with his witty rap flow of today, the offering from the larger than life rapper does not fail in pleasing true music connoisseurs.

Feng Shui for the Soul

Sacha Knop | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

Feng Shui, a popular ancient Chinese Philosophy focusing on creating harmony in our private and business environment, is based on this. Practicing Feng Shui gives balance, fun and success in our life, love and work. When we create an environment that we truly relate to, we automatically feel happier.

One to Watch In 2014: Ayanna Witter-Johnson

Bwoywonder | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

Meet Ayanna Witter Johnson, not just a vocally gifted vocalist and songwriter but a classically trained cellist to add to her already impressive musical resume. Her name and face may not be familiar yet, but she has already caused tremors on the music industry circuit...

The Alternative Meditation

Sarupa Shah | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarupa Shah

At a restaurant the other night I noticed as normal, side by side to the cutlery, the obligatory smartphone. Mine was in my bag, not that I want to be smug about it. As soon as one diner of two got up to go the bathroom, the smart phone was picked up.

My Religion? My Soul

Amy Anka | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

I think the act of praying is actually praying to that higher self that resides within us. Why do you think in church they say God is everywhere? The priests that preach that have no idea how very profound that statement is. The truth that is behind it. God is everywhere because you ARE God. We all are.

The Bold and the Beautiful

Rita Pal | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rita Pal

We live in an age where society attempts to conform to the status quo. We are told that in exchange for beauty we will obtain success and happiness. What we are not told is how much unhappiness we often go through to achieve this unachievable perception of beauty.

You Need To Hear This: New Music From Lotte Mullan, Danny Toeman, The Empire and Alfred Abel

Kat Jackman | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Once again we've rounded up a handful of the freshest talent to have made it onto our new music radar in the past week.

Soul Singer Obenewa Releases Acapella Song 'Make Believe'

Bwoywonder | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

Obenewa the London soul singer, guitarist and pianist has momentarily put her instruments away and decided to use nothing but her voice to create the...

New Pop Artist, Yasmeen On Faith, Family & Following Her Dreams

Bwoywonder | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

Amidst the sea of female R&B artists in the music industry today, how does one keep from getting swept up in the pop culture wave and yet stay current? Yasmeen, a fresh, talented singer/songwriter and soon to be graduate from Phoenix, Arizona explains how her faith and family roots keep her grounded.

Love Supreme Festival: Head To The Sussex Downs For Good Times This July

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Love Supreme' may be the name of a very famous John Coltrane track - but Jazz FM's first music festival offers far more than bebop. If you're after ...

The Voice UK Contestant To Release Debut Single

Bwoywonder | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

Soul singer and songwriter Adenikè, who you might recognise as the Judges 'regrettable rejection' from the current season of BBC's The Voice UK is set to unveil her brand new single titled 'I Stayed' which is due to be released on June 10 this year.

Sundance London: A Diary - Days Three and Four

Greg Wetherall | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Greg Wetherall

If LFF is the Glastonbury of film festivals, then Sundance London is becoming the Latitude or Bestival. It is more intimate, cosy and it feels uniquely special. It provides an important distillation of the best of the independent scene and deserves to remain an annual event in the coming years.

US Soul Singer Anthony Hamilton Announces UK Show

Bwoywonder | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

Anthony Hamilton, one of the hardest working and most revered soul vocalist to come out of America will be playing a one-off show at the IndigO2 Arena in London this July.

In Conversation With a Young Disciple: Femi Williams

Jason Holmes | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

It has been 22 years since the release of the landmark album Road To Freedom. Jason Holmes speaks to Femi Williams (aka Femi Fem), one third of The Young Disciples, about how the record came into existence.

Interview: A Conversation With Ed Jones

Clara Cullen | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

Sounding like a young John Mayer with hints of Adam Levine, Ed Jones' debut album Going Places is a confident and brash affair. Effortlessly blending ...

It's the End of the World as We Know It... A Guide to 21 December 2012 for Mere Mortals...

Alice Grist | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

I say we make December 21st our time to get real, get fabulous and start changing things for the better, get soulful, get spiritualized, one thought at a time.

Single Review: Maze Hill - Long Haul

Kamran Assadi | Posted 17.01.2013 | Home
Kamran Assadi

When it comes to promising new bands, eclectic musical vibes, and well-thought out lyrics - it seems that the unbelievably creative mind of Joshua Idehen knows no end.