Saturday, 15 September 2018

DJ Ridym - Reggae Rockers 14

Welcome mixtapers to another jam packed reggae mix. Spreading the reggae gospel onwards and upwards with some upliftment featuring some tunes released around 2005 - 08 from the likes of Damian Marley, Collie Buddz, Luciano, Sizzla, Jah Cure and Morgan Heritage. We then dig a little deeper and go from some classic roots foundation with the likes of Helmsley & Pratt's gem little things and Bobby Melody's scorcher Jah bring I joy. 
Dennis Brown's 80's roots classic easy take it easy was later reworked by the reggae crooner Gregory Isaacs in 2008 titled Babylon too rough which featured on one of my earlier rockers mixes. Another track from my earlier rockers mixes was the dub version of Burning Spear's Invasion so this time round I've gone for the vocal original on this one. 

As always I hope you enjoy your weekend and the reggae vibes. Until next time One Love✡

1. Luciano - Life
2. Damian Jr Gong Marley - Welcome To Jamrock
3. Collie Buddz - Sesimillia
4. Sizla - Solid As A Rock
5. Jah Cure - Call On Me
6. Morgan Heritage - She's Still Loving Me
7. Hemsley Morris & Phil Pratt - Little Things
8. Burning Spear - Swell Headed
9. Bobby Melody - Jah Bring I Joy
10. Dennis Brown - Easy Take It Easy
11. Burning Spear - The Invasion

Friday, 14 September 2018

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 149

Morning Mix-tapers! Another bag of Soul goodness today- its Soul Niceness 149, full of old time top Soul, Rare Grooves and Jazz Funk!
We start with a sing-a-long favourite (in my car at least!) from Maurice and the boys, Gilberto Gil gives us some Brazilian Soul-Jazz, we've a one hit wonder by Mississippi Blue Eyed Soul song writer and session musician George Soule (but what a great hit it was), there's a great Slave LP track from 1979 and we finish on a Rare Groove anthem from Chocolate Milk.. plus more!
Stay funky this week guys and girls!
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Earth Wind and Fire- Got to get you into my life
Invisible Mans Band- Love cant come love has come
Brass Construction- Get up to get down
Gilberto Gil- Toda menina bahiana
Gabo Szabo- Breezin’
George Soule- Get involved
Lew Kirton- Something special
Slave- Thank- you
Chocolate milk- How bout love

Friday, 7 September 2018

DJ Grizz- The Chilites

Another great 70's vocal group feature today... The Chi-lites! Hailing from Chi-town itself (Chicago), formed in the late 50's they broke through with a host of hits in the 70's and early 80's with some Soul classics and Rare Groove anthems under their belts! Here's my selection of faves!
We kick off with a Rare Groove party and Soul Weekender classic in Changing For You, we've their version of a Marvin protest song in Inner City Blues, there's there 1971 break-through hit Have You Seen Her and we end on the 2step great Go Away Dream... plus much more Chi-lite magic!
Have a Soulful week!
Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog
Changing for you
Hot on a thing called love
Try my side of love
Are you my woman tell me so
Inner city blues
Living in the footsteps of another man
Homley girl
Have you seen her
Go away dream

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 2018 PART THREE

Part 3 of my selections of best music from 2018 feature some favorites; Another track from the EXCELLENT Internet LP, Teyana Taylors brilliant Kanye West Produced soul tune; lots of hip hop from greats like Nas, the aforementioned Kanye, Elzhi and Black Thought; Independent niceness from Ari Lennox, Kaidi Tatham and Joanne Teters plus Jazz great Kamasi Washington and more.

Be sure to check out my new shows on and be sure to listen to more from DJ Ridym and DJ Grizz over the weekend.

Saturday, 1 September 2018

DJ Grizz - Blue Eyed Soul Mix

Now for some great Soul from artists on the lighter side of the melanin charts. A top selection of Soul and Jazz Funk by white guys who have the Groove! ... its a Blue Eyed Soul mix!
We kick off with Rare Groove scene favourite Bobby Caldwell, theres 70's Brit-funk from Jess Roden, we've a 1975 Bowie track from his Soulful 'Young Americans' phase, there's the Average White Band (of course) with a Bacharach cover, Boz Scaggs gives us his version of an Aaron Neville gem and we end on a samplers anthem from Bob James.. plus more!
Keep it Soul all the way
Grizz- The Soul Mixtape
Bobby Caldwell- All or nothing
The Jess Roden Band- In a circle
Lettuce- Express yourself
David Bowie- Right
Average White Band- Walk on by
Frankie Valli- Watch where you walk
Butts Band- Be with me
Boz Scaggs- Hercules
Bob James- Westchester Lady

Sunday, 26 August 2018

DJ Ridym - Old Skool 80's Volume 11

We're heading back to the 80's with some boogie/funk and disco classics to kick start your week. Eastender Kenny Lynch starts the disco globe rolling with Mtume not far behind also got Masquerade's hypnotic set it off and some funk from Tom Browne and Kinky Fox for good measure plus much more.

1. Kenny Lynch - Half The Days Gone
2. Greg Henderson - Dreamin'
3. Gwen Guthrie - Padlock
4. Mtume - So You Wanna Be A Star
5. Masquerade - Set It Off
6. Royalle Delight - I'll Be A Freak For You
7. Tom Browne - Funkin' For Jamaica
8. Kinky Fox - It's All So Different
9. Rick James - Dance With Me
10. Barbara Mitchel - Never Had A Love Like This Before
11. Collage - Get In Touch With Me

Friday, 24 August 2018

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 148

What's in your musical box today Grizz? I hear you shout. Well its another selection of quality Funk, Soul and Rare Groove goodies... Soul Niceness 148!
The old school bangers start with a great piece of 70's funk from Ripple, there's a gem from Jazz-funk maestro- Weldon Irvine, we've a Rare Groovers favourite from Lemuria, some stunning 2step from Rita (Syreeta) Wright- ex Mrs Stevie Wonder and we end on the fantastic MCB with Time is Right (remember a cool record shop in Islington named after this track!) plus more wonderful grooves!
Keep the faith Soul Mixtapers!
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Ripple - I dont know what it is but sure is funky
Eugene Blacknell- Holdin on
George Duke- Positive energy
Weldon Irvine- We gettin down
Lemuria- Hunk of heaven
Love Unlimited- Oh love we finally made it
Rita Wright- Touch me
Joshie Jo Amstead- In the right place
MCB- The time is right

#TheSoulMixtape Tape No.43 as heard on Nuwaveradio

This edition of #TheSoulMixtape features a tribute to some of my favorite DJ's, namely the tastemaker that is UK DJ Giles Peterson, the US own DJ's DJ: DJ Jazzy Jeff and the late great NY's own David Mancuso of the Loft/Garage etc

As well as my own selections in their style (Selecting some of their fave's too) it has some thoughts from them on being a DJ, what that entails and their outlook on music. All 3 are great DJ's IMO; Ive found many a track through listening to Giles, first hearing the classic "Black Gold of the Sun" by the Rotary Connection on one of his shows; Jazzy Jeff to this day is one of the greatest turntablists and knows how to work a crowd, inventive with his selections too. Whilst Dave Mancuso was a pioneer in the 70's and 80's when in came to the club scene in NY, via the Loft etc

I'd encourage you to check out some sets from all 3 which can be found via a quick search on Google/YouTube etc

Grizz and Ridym back shortly, ill be back soon with some more great music.

Saturday, 18 August 2018

DJ Ridym - RnB Sessions 18

We've got some jazz influenced RnB from UK artist Tom Misch, Syd, Gwen Bunn and some hard hitting lyrics from Bilal and the Roots. Guitarist Sonny Dumarsais is reminding me of Luther Vandross' Don't You Love Me for some reason. Thundercat's melodic feline themed track puts us in the mood for more with Wanya continuing the theme with the hook curiosity never killed no cat of mine (see what I did there!)
Two from awesome super group August Greene which is a collaboration of the artists Common, Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper, expecting more collabs like this in future.

This should hold you for the weekend even if the weather don't!

One Love✡

1. August Greene - Practice
2. Thundercat - A Fan's Mail
3. Wes Felton feat.Wayna - Loves A Funny Thing
4. Lust. - Kendrick Lamar
5. Tom Misch - Water Baby
6. August Greene - Black Kennedy
7. Sonny Dumarsais - Love Changes
8. Sean C. Johnson - Foreign Language
9. The Roots feat.Bilal- It Ain't Fair
9. Syd feat.6lack - Over
10. Gwen Bunn - Long Night

Friday, 17 August 2018

DJ Grizz- The Detroit Spinners

Today’s artist mix is a Motor City vocal group par excellance The Detroit Spinners. Formed in the 50’s the group, in various forms, had hits in the 60’s 70’s and 80’s on firstly Motown then Atlantic (having been championed by label mate Aretha Franklin). They still gig to this day - heres a seclection of my favorites.
We kick off with a song also made by Elton John who’s Philly inspired version The Spinners provided backing vocals on, there’s their collaboration with Dionne Warwick next, a big 70’s hit in Its a Shame, we’ve the 1975 RnB No.1 in Games People Play and end on a great ballad in How Could I Let You Get Away (a double A-side with I’ll Be Around) plus more Detroit goodies!
Sad news this week about the passing of Aretha, my tribute to the great lady can be found from last year if you scroll down my list of mixes!
Keep the Soul flag flying Mixtapers!
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Are you ready for love
Them came you ft Dionne warwick
The rubberband man
Its a shame
Toni my love
Games people play
I’ll be around
Aint no price on happiness
How could i let you get away