Sunday, 19 November 2017

DJ Ridym - Rare Soul Mix 12

Welcome back mixtaper's to the latest instalment of my Rare Soul Mix where I've put together some sweet mellow grooves such as Wee's Try Me and Twilight's You Look So Good along with a classic 2-step anthem from Randy Crawford plus lots more. 

Tune in again real soon for more from DJ Grizz and SoulnRnB, have a good week and I'll be back on the flip side for more.

1. Vance & Suzzane - I Can't Get Along Without You
2. Opus 7 - Hey Big Brother
3. Bobby Finch - Get A Hold Of Yourself
4. Goldie Alexander - Go Back
5. Twilight - You Look So Good
6. Wee - Try Me
7. Sharon Cuneta - So Much In Love
8. Barbara Lewis - Anyway
9. Randy Crawford - Endlessly
10. Minnie Ripperton - Here We are

DJ Grizz- 80's Soul Club Classics 6

Welcome back for another festival of the 80's good stuff... its 80's Soul Club Classics Vol.6!

The 80's greats start with a monster from ex Hi Tension front man David Joseph, Gwen Guthrie gives layabouts a lesson with her 1986 hit, Funkadelic genius George Clinton has a tribute to our canine brothers, we've some 1980 Philly magic from MFSB and we end on a mid tempo Herbie Hancock nugget... plus more 80's magic!

Stay Soulful Mixtapers

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

David Joseph- You cant hide your love
Curtis Hairston- I want you all tonight
Gwen Guthrie- Aint nothing going on but the rent
George Clinton- Mans best friend
Brenda Taylor- You cant have your cake
Skyy- Call me
MFSB- Mystries of the world
SOS Band- The Finest
Herbie Hancock- Give it all your heart

Monday, 13 November 2017

#TheSoulMixtape Tape No.36 on Nuwaveradio

 This edition of #TheSoulMixtape features a section on Disco with Nile Rogers talking of its influence and his thoughts on the genre, more classic Hip Hop and the samples that birthed the tracks featuring Wu Tang and Busta Rhymes, some boogie and steppers from the likes of Mtume and Candy Bowman as well as some excellent soulful house music featuring a rare Glenn Lewis Remix and Sterling Ensemble feturing one of my favourite female vocalists, Sara Devine.

Got a special mix coming soon ready from Xmas, and dont forget to listen to for my latest mixes as well as other great DJ's with some excellent selections.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 136

Another old school 70's and 80's Soul selection from my dusty shelves this morning... its Soul Niceness 136!

We start with The Pointer Sisters 1st single from 1973 with a New Orleans flavour, Ohio Funk Gods Slave make an appearance, British 70's comedian/entertainer Kenny Lynch brings us a surprisingly fine Soul/Disco hit from 1983, we've a Rare Groove 2step party monster from Blair and end on a great track from the fantastic Phyllis Hyman... and there's more!

Catch you soon Soul Lovers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Pointer Sisters- Yes we can can
Slave- Are you ready for love
Kenny Lynch- Half the days gone
Crack of dawn- Keep the faith
Jose Feliciano- Wanna be where you are
Bobbi Humphrey- Just a love child
Ron Everitt ft Linda Riccetti- Love walked in
Blair- Nightlife
Phyllis Hyman- I aint asking

Sunday, 5 November 2017

DJ Ridym - Old Skool 80's Volume 5

Back once again with the latest volume of Old Skool 80's which brings you your latest fix of 80's tunes to make my favourites list. This week we have UK band Paradise and the late king of RnB, Pop, Soul and as many genre's as you can throw out there Mr Jackson kicking off the mix and then a Joyce Sims track that has producer Mantronik all over it followed by the next two tracks from Shannon and Krystol with a similar feel to it. 

UK artist Princess who along with Jackie Graham managed to break into the UK pop charts back then with their own RnB/pop sound at a time when it was quite difficult to cross over and bridge that gap in the industry so props to them.

Real to Reel with a funny line at the beginning of the track about a girl being like an Orangutan or a linebacker I don't know which one's worse?! Yes it's easily missed, I must have heard that track a thousand times but never really checked what was said right at the beginning compared to say the jive talking at the start of Tom Browne's Jamaican funk which everyone recites whenever it's played. Strange! Anyway I finish off with Surface and Tashan as a good match and a fitting sign off to this 80's mix. 

Take care until next time and look out for more from DJ Grizz and SoulnRnB. Peace.

1. Paradise - Stop and Think
2. Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine
3. Joyce Sims - Lifetime Love
4. Shanon - Sweet Somebody
5. Krystol - After The Dance Is Trough
6. Reel To Reel - Love Me Like This
7. Princess - Say I'm Your Number One
8. Tashan - Read My Mind
9. Surface - Happy

DJ Grizz- Soul Version Excursion

Today we are going on a journey- taking those well known hits from way back when and doing them in a different Soul or Jazz style... its the Soul Version Excursion.

Our selection of Soul-Jazz covers versions starts with an Al Green stomper, we've a Jap-jazz version of the Azymuth Jazz-funk monster, MJ covers Bill Withers, there's a Go-Go feel to the Rare Essence take on Earth Wind and Fire, we've an Italian Jazz version of a Randy Crawford hit and we end on a haunting interpretation of the oft covered Nature Boy... plus others!

Catch you soon Mixtapers

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Al Green - Light my fire
Marcela Manabeira- Human Nature
Tokyo Cloudy Cruise- Jazz Carnival
Michael Jackson- Aint no sunshine
Rodney Franklin-It never rains in Southern California
The Souljazz Orchestra- Celestial Blues
Rare Essence- Sun goddess
Mario Bondi- Rio De Janerio Blues
Etta Jones- Nature Boy

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

This is Rare Groove Part 9 PLUS #TheSoulMixtape 35

Two mixes this week, the next installment of my rare groove mixes plus #TheSoulMixtape 35, both featuring some great music that I hope you enjoy. Press play below and be sure to stay around for new stuff from Grizz and Ridym

Sunday, 29 October 2017

DJ Grizz- The O'Jays Mix

Time for a mix from one of my favourite groups of the 70's on one of my favourite labels of the 70's.. its the The O'Jays on Philadelphia International Records! Formed in the late 50's they had some moderate success throughout the 60's (Northern Soul aficionados will attest to that!) but it wasn't until Gamble and Huff signed them to Philly in the 70's that they made it big... here's some of their best!

We start with the unmistakeable bass line of For The Love Of Money, we've the tribute to false friends everywhere in Backstabbers, the massive hit Love Train, there's the original Now That We've Found Love and we end on the sublime Darlin Darlin Baby... plus more O'Jays gold!

Enjoy Soul Lovers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

DJ Ridym - RnB Sessions 14

Welcome back to a mega mix of some of the best of RnB from around 2005. A period in time that produced an abundance of top quality albums from artists like Musiq Soulchild, Bilal, Slum Village, Van Hunt, Dwele, The Roots, Aloe Blacc and Amp Fidler to name but a few.

Most of these artists are still holding it down today although styles may have changed somewhat in keeping with the times I still think the early 2k stuff was the best. So kick back and enjoy!

1. The Rebirth - This Journey In
2. Sysmith - There's No Place Like Love
3. Musiq Soulchild - Until
4. Dwele - Know Your Name
5. Van Hunt - Higlights
6. Steve Spacek - Dollar
7. Amp Fidler - Dreamin'
8. Linden David - Sexy Cinderella
9. D'Angelo - I Found My Smile Again
10. Van Hunt - Down Here In Hell (With You)
11. Musiq Soulchild - Just Friends (Sunny)
12. Common - It's Your World
13. Slum Village - Do Your Thing
14. Blackalicious - Black Diamonds and Pearls
15. Electric Wire Hustle - TomBoy
16. Bilal - Make Me Over
17. Mos Def - Panties
18. Dwele - Jefferson
19. Aloe Blacc - Bailar
20. Eric Roberson - Pleasure Before Pain
21. Dwele - Holla
22. Musiq - Soulchild Newness
23. Darien Brockington Come Around
24. Bilal - Get Out Of My Hair
25. The Roots - The Seed
26. Van Hunt - Out Of The Sky
27. Amerie - Rolling Down My Face

Sunday, 22 October 2017

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 135

Here we go again with some great Rare Groove and Soul from the 70’s and 80’s.... its Soul Niceness 135!

We begin with a dance floor favourite from Arthur Adams, Curtis sings about that thing we love, there's an early 70’s offering from The Supremes, we have a Shalamar classic and end on a great piece of Brazilian Soul-Jazz from Gilberto Gil... plus more special Soul from back in the day!

Catch you real soon Soul lovers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Arthur Adams- You got the floor
Universal Togetherness Band- More than enough
Aged in Harmony- Trust me
Curtis Mayfield- Soul music
The Supremes- Stoned love
Crack of dawn- Certain kind of woman
Shalamar - Second time around
Love Apple- Man on the side
Gilberto Gil- Maracatu Atomico