Sunday, 18 November 2018

DJ Ridym - RnB Sessions 20

This weeks RnB Session features some new works from Jazz funk outfit Jazzanova with the excellent rework of Common's Go! and Marshmellows Soulpower. The RnB scene is trully represented with the best of UK talent by way of upcoming artists Ella Mai, Cleo Sol, Mahailia and Radiant Children. There's one from colab outfit Jericho Jackson which is essentially Elzhi of Slum Village linking up with producer Khrysis who is known for his previous work with Justus League and Little Brother. I'm definitely picking up the Little Brother vibe from this track.

We got some Neo Soul from New Yorker Joanna Teters and one from the talented modern day P-Funker herself, Ms Geogia Anne Muldrow.

More from SoulnRnB and Grizz to come so until next time just keep it on the ONE.

1. Method Unique - Superstar
2. Marshmellows (Jazzanova) - Soulpower
3. Common feat. Joy Denaiane (Jazzanova)- Go!
4. Endre Blaq - More
5. Ella Mai - Good Bad
6. The Internet - Come Over
7. Potatohead People - Quest For Love
8. Jericho Jackson - Talkin' Bout
9. Awon & Phoniks - Mad Lethal
10. Joanna Teters - Zero To A Hundred
11. Georgia Anne Muldrow - Blam
12. Mahailia - Sober
13. Radiant Children - Poke Bowl
14. Araless - Amplitude

Friday, 16 November 2018

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 152

Diggin through those shelves again this morning to bring you a great selection of 70's and 80's Soul and Rare Grooves that needs to be listened to... its Soul Niceness 152!
We start with a 60's peach from one the greatest Soul duo's- Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrel, there's a quality piece of Jazz Funk from Roy Ayers- still going strong in his 78th year, a heavily sampled track from Bernard Wright (wait for the chorus), a top album track from Minnie Ripperton and we end on Stevie classic from the 70's... plus more.
Keep the Soul alive you lovely people!
Grizz- The Soul Mixtape
Marvin and Tammi-If i could build my whole world around you
James and Bobby Purify- Morning glory
Earth Wind and Fire- Imagination
Roy Ayers- Dont Stop the Feelin’
Bernard Wright- Spinnin’
Average White Band- Youre my no.1
Minnie Ripperton- Can you feel what im saying
Ned Doheny - Think like a lover
Stevie Wonder - knocks me off my feet

#TheSoulMixtape Barry White and Friends

Featuring Barry white compositions, productions and songs of his own, this mix is a tribute to the great man. He talks about his life and career and the mix pulls out some of his lesser known tunes as well as productions for others including the awesome Love Unlimited.

 Yes, Barry had a pop career with many big hits, but he was also a great writer and arranger and this mix also focus' on that side of the artist. Hoping those that always loved Barry enjoy, and those who are newer to him find out what a great soul man he was.

Stay tuned for Grizz and Ridym, ill be back pronto.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

DJ Ridym - Old Skool 80's Volume 13

Welcome campers to the next installment of my 80's mix with some great dance floor fillers to get you moving. Hope you enjoy

1. Stone City Band - Ladies Choice
2. Herley Johnson Jr - Do It
3. Rick James - Give It To Me
4. Tom Browne - Thighs High
5. D-Train - Keep On
6. A Taste Of Honey - Sayonara
7. Carrie Lucas - Show Me Where You're Coming From
8. St. Paul - Intimacy
9. Breakwater - Let Love In

Friday, 9 November 2018

DJ Grizz- Rick James Mix

Today we have a musical tribute to a true 'character' of Funk and Soul music... Mr Rick James. A native of Buffalo, New York state he certainly led a full 'eventful' life, influencing Prince, as well putting out some great music in the 70's and 80's on the Motown roster before his early demise in 2004. Here's some of the best of Rick...
We start with the dancefloor hit Big Time, there's one of many collaborations with his protegee 'Lady T' Teena Marie, the massively sampled Superfreak features, we've Ricks take on the Norman Connors track Starship and end on his 'tribute' to smoking weed with the track Mary Jane... plus RJ Punk Funk to enjoy.
Keep if funky Mixtapers.
Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog
Big Time
You and I
Give it to me baby
I’m just a sucker for you love ft Teena Marie
Dance wit me
Fool on the street
Mary Jane

Sunday, 4 November 2018

DJ Ridym - Rare Soul Mix 22

With only 7 weeks until Christmas the mad shopping rush and traffic jams have really begun so what better way to chill than with the latest Rare Soul mix from yours truly. We've got some great mellow tracks from the start to get your BP down to a normal level and then slowly crank up the pace in the second half with tracks like Prime Time and Classy Lady to help you usher in the new week.

Have a good one until next time. One love.

1. Kimiko Kasai With Herbie Handcock - Tell Me A Bedtime Story
2. Quincy Jones - Somethin' Special
3. Joni Mitchel - Help Me
4. War - Life Is So Strange
5. Holland Dozier - Why Can't We Be Lovers
6. Blue Magic - I Waited
7. Michael Martin - My Wife
8. William Robinson - Prime Time
9. Leroy Hutston - Classy Lady
10. Leon Ware - What's Your Name
11. Richard Evans - Capricorn Rising
12. Nancy Wilson - Sunshine

Friday, 2 November 2018

DJ Grizz- The Best of Acid Jazz

Today we showcase the East London label (Bethnal Green boys!!) that championed the old time Funk, Soul, Jazz sounds by both signing new bands who still played in a revival style plus re-releasing long lost original cuts from various Soul Jazz and Funk legends. Formed in 1987 by legendary DJs Giles Peterson and Eddie Pillar they are still around and doing good work today.
Here's some of the artists that made this label including James Taylor Quartet, The Brand New Heavies, New Jersey Kings, Snowboy and Jamiroquai plus more!
Keep it Funky Mixtapers
Grizz- The Soul Mixtape
James Taylor Quartet -Stepping into my life
Night Trains ft Marcia Johnson- Lovesick
The Brand New Heavies- Put the funk back in it
The Subterraneans ft Carleen Anderson- Taurus woman
New Jersey Kings- Spinning wheel
Terry Callier- I don’t wanna see myself without you
The Filthy Six- Girlfriend
Snowboy- Theres nothing like this
Jamiroquai- When you gonna learn (Demo)

Sunday, 28 October 2018

DJ Ridym - Reggae Rockers 15

Hitting you with some sweet rocksteady for my reggae mix this week. We have George Dekker of the Pioneers telling us all about Mr Walker's bad habits and Nora Dean has found a cure for an unfortunate young lad who apparently has barbed wire in his undercrackers. Not that this made much sense at the time nor the fact that the track sold over 13 Million worldwide for which Ms Dean received around £30!

We also got some rare nuggets from The Tennors' in Weather Report and I'm So Proud from Joe Smith which was later covered as a lover rock track by Kofi.

There's more to enjoy so crank up the B-line and let it move you!

Until next time. Jah Bless

1. Derrick Harriott - The Loser
2. Joe Smith - I'm So Proud
3. Pat Kelly - Somebody's Baby
4. The Techniques - You Don't Care
5. Nora Dean - Barbwire
6. The Uniques - My Conversation
7. George Decker - Nosey Parker
8. Justin Hinds & The Dominoes - Sinners
9. The Tennors - Weather Report

Friday, 26 October 2018

DJ Grizz- Soul Nicenes 151

Off on another musical ride today and what a great soundtrack we have full of revival Soul and Rare Grooves... its Soul Niceness 151!
We kick off with an 80's monster from Leroy Hutson- re released on Acid Jazz a few years back, there's the samplers dream from Leon Hayward, we've Maze's tribute to Marvin, another cut from Teena Marie more famous for its re-work and end on Aretha's big sis' -Erma Franklins1970 version of a 60's classic... plus more exemplary Soul to re-discover!
Catch you soon Soul lovers.
Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog
Leroy Hutson- Now that i’ve found you
Leon Haywood- i wanna do something freaky to you
Pleasure- Let me be the one
Commodores- Wonderland
Maze- Silky Soul singer
Diana Ross- My old piano
Barry White- Love making music
Teena Marie- Ooh la la la
Erma Franklin- I get the sweetest feeling

#TheSoulMixtape Tape No.44 as heard on Nuwaveradio

Volume 44 of #TheSoulMixtape features some NU Jazz in the form of Banks of Four and some great Soul/Folk/Jazz courtesy of Lani Hall, Hip Hop via Black Moon and the UK's own TY, R'N'B via a Timbaland production of Jazmine Sullivan and the independent spirit of Daru, Gwenn Bunn and Cherri Prince. Top that off with a heavy dose of Funk care of The Meters and Marie "Queenie" Lyons plus much more.

New shows constantly on rotation at but stay tuned for more from Grizz and Ridym upcoming!