Sunday, 21 September 2014

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 78

Its Sunday morning so must be time for some Soul from the 70's and 80's... its Soul Niceness 78!

We kick off with the Soul Club classic from Greg Henderson, there's a Brazilian Soul-Jazz gem from Gilberto Gil, Sylvester turns from the Disco to the mid tempo, we've a Barbara Lewis corker from the late 60's, Moneys Too Tight originators The Valentine Bros serve up some mellow gold and we end with a lesser known goodie from the Jackson5.. plus more!

Mr S back with midweek magic, catch you next week for more Soul n Jazz memories!



Wednesday, 17 September 2014

SoulNRnB's White Label Mix Sep 14

It's that time again, Journey into the Unknown with our monthly mystery mix.

Some Clues:

  1. Classic Mid Tempo 80's LP track from a "rent" obsessed singer.
  2. What do you get when you mix classic Hip Hop Breaks with a Genius' classic track?
  3. 90's British Street Soul Underground gem
  4. What Jamiroquai's bassist did after he left the group a whiles back.
  5. Original version of the song I cant stop singing.
Press play below, enjoy the above plus more, and check Grizz back out at the Weekend. Dont forget to give him (and me!) a follow on Mixcloud too for support!

Sunday, 14 September 2014

DJ Grizz- Jazz Funk Volume 13

Time to dig out your smooth soled shoes and get your shuffle on- its Jazz Funk Vol.13

The selection kicks off with a 2008 offering from Japan's funky jazz masters Quasimode, back to the 70's for a jazz club classic from Eddie Russ, Bridge bring their version of Stella, Santana mellows us out, James Browns backing group get in touch with their jazz side, and we finish up with Brazils Jazz Funk queen- Tania Maria and an 80's nugget.

Catch you real soon with more of the good stuff!


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

SoulNRnB's Rare as Rocking Horse S*%T mix Part ONE

As the title says, the tunes on this mix are either "Unreleased", B-Sides, rarities or just damn well overlooked.

Big names ranging from early Jamiroquai, to a rare Raphael Saadiq remix; A rare Bonus track off the Earth Wind & Fire "Illumination" LP that features Musiq Soulchild; A 4Hero B-Side masterpiece; The UK's NSM teaming up with Dwele.....damn.....I'm just gonna put the tracklist up.

 1.4Hero - 9 x 9
2.NSM Feat. Dwele - The Sun
3.Jamiroquai - Friends
4.Common - Next Time
5.Little Brother Feat. Zo! - The way you do
6.Rahsaan Patterson feat. Tina Broussard - See Me
7.Vanessa Marquez feat. Neptunes - If you keep askin'
8.Teedra Moses - Take my love away
9.Mary J Blige - Who's gonna love you
10.Raphael Saadiq - Skyy can U feel me (Yam Who Rework)
11.Bukola Feat Marc Mac - Hypnotised
12.Brandy - Deepest thoughts
13.Earth Wind & Fire Feat. Musiq - Autumn

Press play below for part One of my hard to find mix. Grizz Back at the weekend!

Sunday, 7 September 2014

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 77

Back for more of the good stuff its Soul Niceness 77 and high on the Rare Groove and deep dig Soul Nugget quota.

Todays selection includes some Archie Bell and Lenny White grooving classics, an acid jazz crowd fave in Chakachas, a crate diggin' find from the Brothers Unlimited, something seductive from Leon Ware and finishing with an Isleys gem.. plus more tunes to reacquaint yourself with.

I'm travelling in a Jazz Funk direction next week. Up soon my blog and Mixcloud buddy- SoulNRnB.


Wednesday, 3 September 2014

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 131

The latest Street Sounds Sessions mix is choc full of Soul this edition, from big names as well as new artists.

Cover star Conya Doss has her seventh LP SEVEN on the horizon and the mix features the first release from it, the excellent "You got me"; Prince is BACK. In true Prince style hes gonna release 2 LP's this year, and "U Know" is modern R&B at its best, albeit with that Prince lick. Welcome Back! Angela Johnson's LP NATURALLY ME was out a moment ago, and we feature "I Don't Know".

Then there's some great independent tracks from the like of Submotion Orchestra, Blog Fave Diggs Duke (With a fresh Galactic Soul style), Kandace Spring, an excellent tune from Mystic plus a "Steppers Remix" of a D Mills tune and so much more. 14 Tracks in total!

This really is the only mix you need to check out all that's new in Soul, RnB, Hip Hop (Little Brother's Big Pooh features this month!) and so much more. If it's new and soulful, its here!

Grizz return's at the weekend, and don't forget to Follow him at his new home on Mixcloud. Grizz Soul!

Sunday, 31 August 2014

DJ Grizz - New Funk Volume 17

Time to post some new bands again who follow the ethos of keeping them old-time funk and soul sounds alive... its New Funk Volume 17.

Todays mix is topped and tailed with corking 2 tracks from a new album out this week by The Coolin' System (on GED records), there's a trio of Japanese funk bands featured with Zainichi Funk, Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro and Osaka Monaurail, we've a Chilli Peppers cover from the Heavy Tones and there's Daptone records Binky Griptite and more!!

Back in a week with rare grooves and more... Mr S up soon and check out any mixes you've missed on Mixcloud (still taking requests for re-ups of old posts!).


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

SoulNRnB's Blue Eyed Soul

This weeks mix spotlight's some of the white artists that have made a name in Black music of all varieties.

From UK bands such as Level 42 and Jamiroquai, to Singer/Songwriters like Lewis Taylor, Bobby Caldwell, Valerie Carter and Kiki Dee, to big name acts like Amy Winehouse. Musical styles aplenty, all soulful, proving Soul music has no race barriers.

Hope you enjoy this mix, and don't forget to check both myself and Grizz on Mixcloud, Twitter, Facebook, Google + etc etc etc!

Monday, 25 August 2014


Just a quick post this rainy UK bank holiday to say that both Grizz and I are now on Mixcloud.

Grizz is already putting together a library if some of his older, deleted mixes up on his Mixcloud profile, so follow him and check them all out! All his future mixes will be there too, so really worth following to keep up to date.

Stick a request for a mix your looking for from him, I'm sure he will put it up. He's like that!

Of course, I'm still there, thanks to all the current followers for following and if you haven't already, feel free. In fact press the follow button on both our buttons below in one quick easy hit!

Don't forget to stay in touch on the blog, were always here to supply the good music!

Saturday, 23 August 2014

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 76

Morning Mixtapers and we are up to no. 76 in the series of Rare Grooves and Soul from the vaults on the blog... yes its Soul Niceness 76.

The tracks from the dusty shelves today include a Breakwater classic, an Average White Band and Ben E King hook up, an O Jays LP nugget from 1968, anthems from 'Niecey' and Stephanie Mills, and some 2 step goodness from Positive Force.

Just to let you know I'm switching to Mixcloud to post my mixes from now so they get a longer shelf life (i.e. you can look further back) and lessens the chance of them being taken down. If you have any requests for old mixes from the last 5 years to be re-upped on Mixcloud drop us a line and will oblige.