Sunday, 20 April 2014

DJ Grizz- Wayne Henderson Mix

Hi guys n girls! A slight departure from my planned post but I couldn't let the passing of a Jazz Funk great the other week go without tipping my hat so here's my Wayne Henderson tribute. A great brass musician from his early jazz beginnings in the 60's, through being a co-founder of the seminal Crusaders to his solo and collaborative jazz-funk LP's of the 70's and 80's not to mention producer on great LPs from Pleasure, Side Effect, Ronnie Laws and many more.

The tribute mix includes jazz dance gem I'm Staying Forever, Soul Club classic Dancin' Love Affair, some great collaborations with Roy Ayres and a solid Crusaders cut.

Hope it helps with your Easter Egg withdrawal over the coming week! Catch u next Sunday with a bucket full of Rare Grooves... Mr S up soon.

I’m staying forever
Hot stuff
Dancin’ love affair
Step into our life (with Roy Ayres)
No Deposit, no return (with Roy Ayres)
For You
Chain Reaction
Mysterious Maiden

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

SoulNRnB's Disco Daze

Since the Disco History mix I uploaded on New Years was listened to by so many, I figured that you all were feeling the Disco. So Ive just completed 2 new Disco mixes, the first of which is up here and now.

Some great Soulful Disco, light on the cheese, guaranteed to cheer up the bluest weekday and set you off with a spring in the step for the weekend. Some good rarities here, press play and enjoy.

Tracklist on the widget, Grizz back at the weekend!

Sunday, 13 April 2014

DJ Grizz - Jazz Funk 10

Its Sunday and I'm getting all Jazz Funky on ya! Its Jazz Funk Vol.10

The selection kicks off with an early 80's Jazz Funk UK dancefloor cut from Banzai, Wilson das Neves Carnivals up the Average White Band, Reuben Wilson gives us a later version of his jazz dance classic, we've a gem from cover man Gene Harris and we top off with some more Brazilian magic from veteran guitarist Sivuca plus more goodies.

Back in Rare Groove territory next Easter weekend.... after Mr S of course.


Banzai- Runaway
Wilson das Neves- Pick up the pieces
Reuben Wilson- Got to get your own (version)
Carlos Garnett- Banks of the Nile
Gene Harris- Theme for Relana
Idris Mohammad- I’m a believer
Bobby Hutcherson- Mountain Caravan
Sivuca- Ponteio

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 124

Well into 2014 now, and this Street Sounds Sessions mix highlights some of the great Independent Soul music out there.

First up we have a track from the anticipated "Please Rewind" LP from Moonchild, and the LP is a MUST; There's a hidden track on the Pharrell LP "G.I.R.L". Did you know?; Elle Varner releases a top tune in "see me tonight" with an old school Hip Hop vibe; Ruth Kovela released an excellent Neo Soul LP last year and weve got an Eric Lau remix of one of the tracks; Killer 80's vibes on Ezzy Anya and Cocoa Jackson Lane tunes; Plus a shed load of more great Independent Soul, Nu-Jazz, Soulful House and Hip Hop.

Be sure to check Grizz out at the weekend and press play below on the BEST upfront mix you can listen to anywhere. Seriously. Hand picked with love!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 67

Its Soul Niceness Volume 67- simples!

We kick off this soul n rare groove fest with 60's vocal group The Artistics,  includes the smooth Ron Henderson, a Roy Ayers cover track better known by Flowers in rare groove circles, a all time fave from Undisputed Truth, a Blair soul club classic, and some Sweet Thunder to finish.

Catch you in a week after SoulNRnB.


Artistics- Look out im gonna get you
Townsend and Rogers- True Love
Ron Henderson & the Choice of Color-Gemini lady
Roy Ayres- For real
George Duke- Corrine
The Undisputed Truth- Sandman
Blair- Nightlife
Sweet Thunder- To give love

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

SoulNRnB's White Label Mix - April 2014

Wow time has flown by! Its another White Label Mix featuring MYSTERY Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, Soulful House..... hell, whatever takes my fancy!

This months mix features some great 80's rare groove including a little heard B Side, an early 90's RnB monster, a touch of Hip Hop and Soulful House, plus an Upfront joint.

Grizz returns with his weekend session and Ill see you next week with a new Street Sounds Sessions mix.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

DJ Grizz- Soulful 80's Vol.21

Morning mixtapers, and its back to the decade of my teenage years when all I had to my name was a ghetto blaster, a pocket full of tapes, a red bus rover (an 80's teenage discount bus pass for all you born outside of London!)  and a bad haircut. Its time for Soulful 80's Vol.21

 We start with a Mystic Touch dancer, includes a Jimmy Young gem, some funky Kid Creole, a great Woods Empire tune, and finish with D Train from his massive 80's LP plus 5 more tunes to get back in touch with.

Catch you guys in a week!


Mystic Touch- Get yourself together
Vernon Burch -Joy & Pain
Lenard Lidell- When you’ve fallen out of love
Mighty Fire- Start it up
Jimmy Young - Times are tight
TC Curtis- Should have known better
Kid Creole- The love we have
Woods Empire- Party down
Delight- is it too late
D Train- Trying to get over


Wednesday, 26 March 2014

#FLASHBACK SoulNRnB's Great Producers

A series I kicked off early on in the blogs history was my picks for the best producers.

Most of these mixes have gone the way of the dodo, but here are a selection of my picks plus a flashback to a few for those that missed them.

Grizz back at the weekend, enjoy some of the masters at work below!

For the record, the full list composed of (In no particular order):

Mizell Brothers (Mixed by Grizz)


Raphael Saadiq

Marc Mac

Jam & Lewis

James Poysner

Leon Ware

David Frank

Quincy Jones

Louie Vega

Jay Dee (J Dilla)

The Neptunes

Rodney Jerkins

Dre & Vidal

Leon Sylvers

Nile Rogers & Bernard Edwards

Sunday, 23 March 2014

DJ Grizz -Soul Niceness 66

Back with my usual Sunday rendezvous with Rare Grooves from the 70's & 80's -its Soul Niceness Vol.66.

We kick off with a dancer from Londoner Labi Siffre, theres a Mizell produced Bobbi Humphrey gem, some laid back Lonnie Liston, an early funk offering from Kool & the Gang, a rare groove favourite from The Trumains, and finishes with something cool from Archie Bell & the more.

SoulNRnB back in few days and I'll have some more musical goodies next Weekend (don't forget to check us out on Hot FM!).

Labi Siffre- The Vulture
Chris Rhodes Band- wait until dark
John Edwards- we always come back strong
Bobbi Humphrey- Uno Esta
Lonnie Liston Smith- Journey into love
Kool & the Gang- Starchild
Rita Joyce- Dancing close
The trumains- Ripe for the picking
Archie Bell & the Drells- I love my baby


Wednesday, 19 March 2014

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 123

It's that time again for the latest in all that's Soulful and Upfront in music right now. March brings us the New Pharrell LP, the new Ledisi LP and the new Noel Gourdin LP and we've got tracks from all three on here.

Add to that independent heat from the likes of Zo!, Melat, Mara Hurby plus new music from Raheem Devaughn x Kenny Dope; PLUS 2 Dilla produced rarities, one from De La Soul and you've got a great hour of music!

Don't forget we're on HOT-FM Smooth Grooves every Tue/Fri/Sat Details here: HOT-FM The Soul Mixtape

and Grizz will be back on Sunday with his usual selection of treats!