Sunday, 5 July 2015

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 95

Thunder and lightning keeping London awake last night so lets kick up a blurry eyed Soul storm of our own... its Soul Niceness 95!

We have the usual mix of familiar nuggets and hard to find dug up grooves. We start on a seriously funky 1978 instrumental from Instant Funk , there's a Shalamar favourite, Eddie Robinson uplifts us, a slow boiler from Slave, a nice little LP track from Fat Larry, and we top it off with Side Effects take on the Crusaders classic (although they both came out the same year -'76) plus more!

Hope its hot where you are. SoulnRnB up a few days... catch u soon!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape blog

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 143



Here's the latest edition of our Street Sounds Sessions mixes, this one featuring the return of Janet Jackson (Once again produced by long term producers/mentors Jam & Lewis) and her brand new single "No Sleeeep"; The featured Jill Scott tune "I adore you" is not brand new, but an archive track featured on her BEST OF comp on Hidden Beach; There's the return of Thundercat with a great tune from his new EP called "Them Changes" that samples the Isley's; Diggs Duke return's with new music and we feature the Jazzy "We Grieve".

Plus more from the likes of Nicolay of The Foreign Exchange, its a great way to catch up with all thats new and soulful.

Grizz up at the weekend with some more summer sounds I hope, its hitting 30 degrees in the UK, hope the sun is shining on you too wherever you are.



Sunday, 28 June 2015

DJ Grizz- Reggae Got Soul 2

Another addition to the Mixtapes Summer Soundtrack -its Reggae Got Soul Volume 2. A selection of Reggae/ Lovers Rock cover versions of Soul gems.

We kick of with Bunny Rugs Clarke (of the band Third World) take on the William Devaughan classic, Latisha does Chaka, Rudy Thomas covers Dionne Warwick, Christine Lewin reggaes up Mtume, and we end on Mickie Chungs version of the George Benson hit (although Georges was a cover too!!)

Back on my Soul journey next week, Mr S up real soon.

Grizz The Soul Mixtape

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

SoulNRnB's White Label Mix June 15



You know the score.


Nothing to see hear.  (See what I did there?)

Press play below and enjoy till Grizz's return!!



Sunday, 21 June 2015

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 94

Back to land of the Rare Groove and sought after 70s and 80s Soul this week for Volume 94 of the Soul Niceness series.

Some real massive tunes from back in the day on this one- we kick off with a Soul Weekender anthem from Billy Paul, next up a tune from one of the definitive early 80's LPs from Howard Johnson, we've a pre Ghostbusters instrumental groove from Ray Parker Jr, a nugget from Rufus n Chaka and ends on a Rare Groove classic from Osamu Kitajima with Phil Perry and Rena Scott on vocals.. plus much more!

Back before you know it!
  
Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

SoulNRnB's A Bowl of Jazzy Soul


The title says it all. A mix of Contemporary Jazzy Soul from the likes of Diggs Duke, Gregory Porter, Simon Grey, Incognito and many more.

A White Label mix on its way from me next week, until then Grizz will be back this weekend, so make sure you check your feeds, friend us on Facebook and Twitter (@SoulNRnB) and follow us on Mixcloud (See links in sidebar) to keep up to date with our latest selections.

Meanwhile.............................................PRESS PLAY BELOW!!



Sunday, 14 June 2015

DJ Grizz- New Funk 20

British Summer Time is definitely here as the rain is chucking it down outside in true UK Summer style. Never mind we have some hot Funk and Soul from around the world... its New Funk Vol. 20!

We start this retro fest with a gospel/funk collaboration from Aussie Shirley Davis and Japans Osaka Monorail, there's Boston's Lettuce, back to the land of the Rising Sun for Zainichi Funk, we've New York funksters Pimps of Joytime, there's a great Northern Soul cut from Dutch band The Originators and we end back in the UK with The New Mastersounds.

I'm back in familiar Rare Groove territory next week, SoulNRnB up soon.

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

SoulNRnB's So Soulful


Brand new Mix selection featuring the best in that uplifting soul music we all love; Strings, Horns, blinding vocals and grooves.

Featuring the likes of Quantic, The Gap Band, Foster Sylvers, Gil Scott Heron and many more, I guarantee this mix will have you riding on a cloud.

Full tracklist on the player below, this should keep you till Grizz returns for your weekend dose of soul!



Sunday, 7 June 2015

DJ Grizz- Jazz Funk Vol. 17

One for those of you who used to migrate to London clubs like Dingwalls, The Blue Note Hoxton, Jazz Cafe etc or like your grooves with an injection of jazz- its Jazz-Funk Vol. 17.

We start with a recent wicked jap-jazz gem from Indigo Jam Unit, there's some real giants of Jazz Funk here with the likes of cover boy Roy Ayers, Ramsey Lewis, Donald Byrd and Herbie Hancock plus a smattering of the 'hard to find' cuts as you'd expect. So lay some talcum powder on the kitchen lino and practise them spins!

Mr S back on the blog in a jiffy to add to your Summer soundtrack and I'll catch you real soon.

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog


Wednesday, 3 June 2015

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 142


Brand new edition of our Street Sounds Sessions mix kicks off with a great tribute to the legend that is Stevie Wonder (Whose birthday it was a couple of weeks back), Masego & The TrapHouseJazz Band's version of his classic "All I Do"; There's Soulful Hip Hop from cover stars Camp Lo, the great Slum Village, a brilliantly selected sample from Shirt (Be aware of NSFW language) and a tune from Snoop's new LP "Bush" and featuring Pharrell and aforementioned birthday boy Mr Steveland Morris with "California Roll".

This really is a bumper edition as we not only feature that great Hip Hop, but the Soul is in full effect too with new music from Teedra Moses, SoulPersona & Princess Freesia, a great Jazz Funk tune from 4Hero's Dego and "We've been here Before". Actually there's 17 tracks in total, with some great Independent artists too.

So I'll shut up, you press play below, and listen to an hour plus of great music. Tracklist, as always, on the player.

Grizz returns at the weekend, got to say that the last Soul Niceness was a blinder, check it out if you missed it below too.