Saturday, 14 July 2018

DJ Ridym - Reggae Rockers 13

Someone told me there's a US President in town and he's looking for some sweet reggae vibes to listen to so I knocked up something special for when he's cruising in his motorcade. I was hoping to hear the bass as the motorcade went past yesterday but I couldn't hear a thing. It's either the sound proofing was too good, I was misinformed or that was Trump's decoy!

Anyway hope you're enjoying the sunshine and the mix and I'll be back again with some more. One Love

1. Ginger Williams - Tenderly
2. Slim Smith - The Time Has Come
3. Delano Stewart - Thats Life
4. The Heptones - Meaning Of Life
5. Delroy Wilson - Baby I Need Your Loving
6. Pat Kelly - How Long Will It Take
7. Cornell Campbell - My Confession
8. Nicky Thomas - Have A Little Faith
9. The Heptones - Hypocrite
10. Johnny Nash - Groovin'
11. Busty Brown - Just As Long As You Need Me
12. Nicky Thomas - Don't Touch Me
13. Pat Kelly - Talk About Love
14. Delroy Wilson - Pretty Girl

Friday, 13 July 2018

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 146

Back with more of that old time Soul Summer soundtrack... its Soul Niceness 146.
The 70's and 80's good stuff starts with a Rare Groove anthem double from Benny Goulson and Jean Terrel, we've a great groove from 70's session guitar king Willie Beaver, vocal heavyweight Peobo Bryson features and we end on some 2step heaven from Sheree Brown... plus more Soul nuggets to re-discover!
Spread that Soul-love Mixtapers!
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Benny Goulson- I’m always dancin to the music
Jean Terrell- No limits
Love Unlimited- Dream
Brenda and Herb- What goes around
Willi Beaver- Let the good times roll
The Blue Magoos- Slow down sunshine
Flavour- One way ticket
Peabo Bryson- Touching me
Sheree Brown- Its a pleasure

Friday, 6 July 2018

DJ Grizz- Brass Construction Mix

We visit the Funk-side for todays artist mix with New York big hitters Brass Construction. A decade of hits and great music starting with their 1975 platinum selling horn heavy debut on the United Artists label through to 1985’s LP Conquest and featured the great Randy Muller on vocals. Here’s a selection of my favourite funkiness!
The obvious place to start is with horn section heaven in Movin’, theres 1980 dancefloor hit Music Makes You Feel Like Dancing, an early 80’s gem in Walkin the Line, a great piece of foot shuffling Funk in Now is Tomorrow, and we end with a little nugget of their 1st LP in Talkin’.... plus more of the best of Brass!
Keep it Funky gang!
Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog
Music makes you feel like dancin
Can u see the light
Walkin the line
Now is tomorrow
We can do it

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 2018 PART TWO

Here in the UK, the Sun is out, England are in the World Cup Quarter finals, and its friday so lets celebrate with this Soundtrack of some of the best Upfront Soul, RnB and Hip Hop around at the moment for those with a taste for quality!

The Internet return with what's hopefully another quality LP, Chrisette Michelle and Sy Smith bring that Soulful neo Soul sound, Darien Dean gives us something to step to, plus Hip Hop is well represented by the likes of the UK's own TY, DJ Jazzy Jeff and August Greene.

Theres so much more on here, do check it out. If your looking for music a little more "aged", Grizz should be by tomorrow, ill be back soon with a Erykah Badu special!

Friday, 29 June 2018

DJ Grizz- Mellow Soul Classics 7

It's the weekend, the suns shining, the parks and beaches are calling.... time to sit back with a tall glass of something and chill-out with Mellow Soul Classics 7!
The laid back good stuff starts with an Al Wilson classic, Smokey- the king of smooth features, we've a great Bill Withers and Ralph MacDonald collaboration, there's an 'end of the party' Rare Groove anthem from Tyrone Davis and we end on Nancy Wilson telling it like it is... plus more wind-down goodness!
Keep the Soul love going people!
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Al Wilson- Show and tell
Smokey Robinson- Just my soul responding
Leroy Hutson- When you smile
Marvin Gaye- Come live with me angel
Timmy Thomas- Why cant we live together
Ralph MacDonald Bill Withers- In the name of love
Yvonne Elliman- Love me
Tyrone Davis- In the mood
Nancy Wilson- Go away little boy

Thursday, 28 June 2018

DJ Ridym - Rare Soul Mix 18

One hour of disco, soul and funk? What more could you ask for! So just kick back and enjoy the sounds while the weather is good and I'll be back real soon with some more.


1. Universe City - Can You Get Down
2. Bobby Humphrey - Baby Don't You Know
3. June Evans - Hardly Need To Say
4. Billy Ocean - Inner Feelings
5. Flowers - For Real
6. Carolyn Franklin - From The Bottom Of My Heart
7. Betty Wright - You're Just What I Need
8. Le Pamplemousse - I've Been Watching You
9. JB's - Gimme Some More
10. Liltle Jimmy Tyson & The Highligters - Who Will The Next Fool Be
11. Young Disciples & Co - Crumbs From The Table
12. The Highlighters Band - Funky 16 Corners
13. Sweet Mixture - House Of Fun And Love

Friday, 22 June 2018

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 145

Another great selection of Rare Grooves and revival Soul from the 1970’s and 80’s now... its Soul Niceness 145!
We start with the Charme/Luther Vandross version of Georgy Porgy, we’ve a Rare Groove 2 step anthem from Valerie Carter, there's wicked a Jermain Jackson 1981 album cut, Motown's Brenda Holloway does her version of the 'Stevie' penned All I Do and we end on an overlooked but fantastic Marvin Gaye tune... plus more!
Stay Soulful Mixtapers
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Charme ft Luther- Georgy Porgy
Valerie Carter- Trying to get next to you
Stanley Turrentine- Papa T
Dave Valentin- In loves time
Jermaine Jackson- Paradise in your eyes
Leon and Mary Russell- Daylight
The Sensations- I wont be hurt
Brenda Holloway- All i do
Marvin Gaye- Just because your so pretty

Monday, 18 June 2018

DJ Ridym - Lovers Rock 7

Hi mixtapers and welcome to Lovers Rock 7 starting with some soulful lovers from Carol Thompson and a Ruddy Thomas cover of the LJ Reynolds classic Key To The World. Louisa Marks Caught You In A Lie will always be a firm favourite for any Lovers Rock fan and lastly Sandra Cross gives her own ambitious version of Bob Marley's Put It On. 

1. Carol Thompson - Just A Little Bit
2. Ruddy Thomas - Key To The World
3. Arema - Blow My Mind
4. Tinga Stewart - I'm Gonna Fall In Love
5. Carlton Livingstone - Let Me Love You
6. Sugar Minott - My Love Is True
7. Louisa Marks - Caught You In A Lie
8. Sandra Cross - Put It On

Friday, 15 June 2018

DJ Grizz- Ramsey Lewis Mix

Todays mix gives itself over to the Jazz Funk side of things and one of the godfathers of the genre... Ramsey Lewis! Active from the 50's and forming the acclaimed Ramsey Lewis jazz trio in the 60's he crossed over in the 70's and 80's to produce some of the best Jazz Funk tunes out there. The Chicago native is still active at 83 years old! Here's a selection of my favourites of that era.
We kick off with his 1974 collaboration with Earth Wind and Fire with Sun Goddess, there's the equally funky Tequila Mockingbird, we've another collaboration in Spring High- this time with Stevie Wonder, we've a sublime ballad in Love Notes and end on his 80's version of a 60's hit - Les Fleur... plus more!
Back soon.
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Sun goddess ft EWF
Closer than close ft Nancy Wilson
Tequila mockingbird
Spring high
So much more
Love notes
Les fleur

#TheSoulMixtape Tape no.42 as heard on Nuwaveradio

 This volume of #TheSoulMixtape starts with Moonchild talking about what Neo Soul means to them and then taking a trip through some great examples of the genre before taking diversions into Reggae, Acid Jazz and straight up Soul territory!

Greats like The Isley Brothers mix with (what were) upstarts like Bilal and Van Hunt, all the way to those Acid Jazz Funkers from the UK Driza Bone and the Brand New Heavies.

More music coming your way from Ridym and Grizz so stay tuned and enjoy!