Thursday, 8 October 2015

The Soul Mixtape's THE ARTISTS mixes Part Two

The second part of my Artist's mixes catch up's features some big talents from the 70's till the present day. I'll be returning to the Upfront sounds with our regular Street Sounds mixes next week, and Grizz will be back at the weekend, but stay tuned for some brand new Artists mixes in the near future.

In the meantime.......

Sunday, 4 October 2015

DJ Grizz- Wind Down Soul Vol. 4

Nights are getting longer and colder here in London so a perfect time to rack up the heating, pour yourself a glass of something and chill out to Wind Down Soul Vol. 4.

A selection of laidback Soul n Jazz starts with percussionist, song writer and producer Norman Connors with Glenn Jones on vocals, something jazzy up next from Issac Hayes then the distinct voice of Esther Phillips, there's an 'end of the night' blues party classic from Tyrone Davis, and we end with 2 tracks from 2 seriously contemplative Soul-jazz artists in Andy Bey and Terry Callier. Plus more music to put your feet up to!

I'll reappear next weekend with more Soulful good stuff... SoulNRnB on the way soon!

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Norman Connors- Melancholy fire
Issac Hayes- House of beauty
Esther Phillips- You think of him
Lowrell- Smooth and wild
Tyrone Davis- In the mood
Ella Brown- I love you baby
Aretha Franklin- Call me
Andy Bey- River man
Terry Callier- City side and country side

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The Soul Mixtape's THE ARTISTS mixes Part One

Part One of my retrospective on the Artists mixes I did a while back. I intend to start these up again, but am going to repost the ones that we've already had over the next 2 weeks as they were unavailable online.

So, take your pick below, and check out some great featured Artist mixes.

Grizz back with you at the weekend!!!

Sunday, 27 September 2015

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness Vol. 100

The Soul Niceness brand has hit 100 and I'm waiting for my telegram from the Queen! The Soul and Rare Groove quality quota is as high as ever so enjoy my Soul friends.

It begins with Gloria Gaynor proving she just isn't the standard bearer for jilted women everywhere with this little boogie nugget, more goodness from the Barry White stable with Love Unlimited, Pleasure do their version of an early 70's soft rock hit for Maria Muldaur, we've some quality from the soul stalwart Jerry Butler and end on a Brother Johnson classic... plus many more hard to find cuts to nod your head to.

Catch you soon with more great music from way back. SoulNRnB has the goods for you next up

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Gloria Gaynor- This love affair
Love Unlimited-  Oh love we finally made it
Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd St Rhythm band- Loveland
Pleasure- Midnight at the Oasis
Clifford Coulter- Don’t wanna see you cry
Lea Roberts- Give it back
Jerry Butler- Would you mind
Lee Edwards- Equal Love opportunities
Brothers Johnson- I’ll be good to you

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 147

Time again for the latest Street Sounds sessions mix, featuring some big names.

Cover girl Tweet has a new LP called out shortly and first single "Wont Hurt Me" is a classic old school track from the songstress; Angie Stone returns with a stepper called "2 Bad Habits", whilst we have another Jam and Lewis produced tune called "Unbreakable" from the new Janet Jackson LP. Quadron released one of our favorite LP's of 2013 and lead singer Coco O releases a solo track called "Hardest Thing" in an even more soulful vein.

As well as that there's new music from The Foreign Exchange, Novel and IAMNOBODI and much more.

Grizz back at the weekend, till then press play below and get up to date.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

DJ Grizz- James Brown Mix

As promised something funky, indeed about as funky as you can get! A whole mix dedicated to the Godfather of Soul, Soul Brother no.1 Mr James Joseph Brown! One of the most influential artists of all time - innovating the funk sound and still heard in breaks and samples all over! We concentrate on the Funk from the late 60's to the mid 70's here. 

We kick off with some music with a message in Take Some Leave Some, theres a cool re-edit of Dead On It, the slightly un-PC Its a New Day (although i challenge you fellas not to raise a smile!), theres the familiar Bowie riff used here by JB in Hot, we've one of his many collaborations this time with long term 'James Brown Funky People' stable member Lyn Collins and we end on a track used by TV producers everywhere whenever they need to illustrate anything slightly 'gangsta' - The Boss.

Catch you soon- Mr S up next

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 Take some leave some
Dead on it (edit)
It’s a new day
My thang
Lickin stick
This Guys in love with you ft Lynn Collins
The Boss

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

SoulNRnB's White Label Mix Sep 15

September's White Label Mix is here, some great stuff from the 70's till the present.

Some great stepper's and boogie tunes on this one, a rare 90's tune as well as a classic 90's R&B track. Ive said too much.

Press play below and journey into the unknown. Soulfully!

Sunday, 13 September 2015

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 99

Soul Niceness hits 99 mixes so have some Soul n Rare Groove with a flake in it!

The mix begins with a Rare Groove nugget from Pure Pleasure, Ann Sexton funks it up, theres a Jean Carne dancefloor monster, Ace Spectrum cover the Isleys, and the treat is topped with Gabor Szabo and Bobby Womack with their original version of Breezin' from '71.... plus a whole lot more to get your Soul teeth into!

Back with something funky next week after SoulNRnB does his thing.

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Pure Pleasure- By my side
Ann Sexton- You been gone too long
Al Wilson- Fifty Fifty
Turner Brothers- Sweetest thing in the world
Jean Carne- If you wanna go back
Herbie Hancock- Getting to the good part
Ace Spectrum- If you were there
Eloise Scott- Broadway love
Gabor Szabo- Breezin’

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

SoulNRnB's Ecstasy Mix

Another K-Tel style mix focused around the theme of Ecstasy; Slow Jams and good grooves for those romantics out there, featuring the likes of Outkast (One of the best slow jams of the decade IMO), a Jeffrey Osbourne led LTD classic, DJ Rogers Jr featuring India Arie, plus a personal fave from Cooly's Hot Box.

Might be feeling a rare groove mix next week....... until then its Grizz!

Sunday, 6 September 2015

DJ Grizz- Jazz Funk Vol. 18

We visit another place on our musical journey today with seriously good jazz-funk, volume 18 to be precise!

We kick off with 2 cracking tracks from the last few years- 1st up Japans Bohemian Voodoo then Italy's cool as they come Mario Bondi, Kimoko Kasai carrys on her Herbie Hancock collaboration, then the man himself with a cut from the '75 lp Manchild, we've cover girl Patrice Rushen at her jazz roots and end with a Wilton Felder classic.... plus more!

Catch you next week with some more niceness, Mr S up in a blink of an eye!

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Bohemian Vodoo- El Ron Zacapa
Mario Bondi- Shine on
Kimiko Kasai- Chameleon
Herbie Hancock- Heartbeat
Turning Point- Better Days
Patrice Rushen- Kicin’ back
Ojeda Penn- Happiness is having you near
Wilton Felder- Inherit the wind