Friday, 10 August 2018

DJ Grizz- 80's Soul Club Classics 10

I’ve been watching re-runs of Knight Rider and The A Team all week to prepare myself for todays mix... its 80’s Soul Club Classics Vol.10!

The best of 80’s Soul n Funk starts with UK based American Alexander O’Niell together with Cherrelle, there’s a big early 80’s hit for The Strikers, we’ve a great dance cut from TC Curtis, UK Soul-royalty in Princess and end with the great Kleeer... plus more Soul-club goodies!

Dig out those shoulder pads Mixtapers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Alexander o Neill Cherrelle- Never knew love like this
Jaye Williams- Let me be the one
The Strikers - Body music
Xavier- Love is on the one
Conquest- Give it to me
Love Unlimited- High steppin hip dressin fella
TC Curtis ft Galaxy- You should have known better
Princess- Say i’m your number 1
Kleeer- Intimate connection

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

DJ Ridym - Brit Funk & Rare Groove 7

Welcome to the latest Brit Funk mix and this time we've got the best of old school jazz funk from the likes of F.B.I, Osibisa, Shakatak and more. As always I hope you enjoy and listen out for mixes from Grizz and SoulnRnB.

Until next time, One Love.

1. Touch Down - Ease Your Mind
2. F.B.I - Talking About Love
3. Light Of The World - Time
4. Linx - You're Lying
5. Osibisa - Sunshine Day
6. Shakatak with Al Jarreau - Day By Day
7. Rah Band - Clouds Across The Moon
7. Level 42 - Why Are You Leaving
8. Urban Species - Spiritual Love

Friday, 3 August 2018

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 147

Welcome back to another helping of great 70's and 80's Soul and Grooves- its Soul Niceness 147!
The good stuff starts with a Jacksons dancefloor favourite, we've the Loretta Holloway original of a big disco chart topper, Four Tops and Supremes give us their take on an oft covered classic, we've a great 1969 tune from Gene Chandler and end on an mid 80's hit for Taja Seville... plus more good groove goodies!
Keep it Soulful now!
Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog
The Jacksons- Show you the way to go
Lorretta Holloway- Casanova
Dolly Gilmore-Sweet Sweet baby
Oliver Sain - Bus stop
Four Tops and the Supremes- Hello stranger
4th Kingdom- Gotta get to you
Gene Chandler- Can I change my mind
Joe Bataan- Ordinary guy
Taja Seville- Love is contagious

SoulNRnB's This is Rare Groove 13

This heat huh???? Got every fan in the house going and its not enough!!

So what can keep us cool? Some great music thats what! As played on its Part 13 of my ongoing excursion into the crates for these Rare Groove Mixes, tracks that were undervalued, slept on or plain just missed out on release by the mainstream audience. Now, these tracks are regarded as classics by those in the know.

That's you i'm talking about.

Grizz and Ridym back soon, until them enjoy your summer!

Sunday, 29 July 2018

DJ Ridym - Crate Digs #3

Todays mix kicks off with two tracks from the garage house musical maestro's Masters At Work including a fabulous re-work of VIP from Icelandic group Gus Gus. Next up is a slap bass heavy alternative take of  Please Be Truthful by Family of Eve. When a track has that much funk I find virtually impossible to listen to without making the stank-funk face! 

Bah Samba gives us it's very own version of Fatbacks hypnotic groove Let The Drums Speak. Lucas Arruda's brilliant summer groove and Martha Redbone's swinging bi-sexual groove Boyfriend provides this mix that extra something special. Carleen Anderson's unmistakable vocals makes All In My Mind a no-brainer as is the tropical sea breeze track by the name of Tropicola from Nino Nardini.

Talented Plant Life front man Jack Splash brings the LA funk vibe on Got 2 Find The Way. Talib Kweli and Res provide the vocals on Get Your Own Way which featured in the movie The Man With The Iron Fists starring RZA from Wu Tang. Next up to bat is legend Jay Dilla and Slum Village's classic Fantastic.

We then have two classic reggae tracks from Delroy Wilson and The Uniques and then close the show with an absolute gem from 100% Pure Poison and Windy C.

As always I hope you enjoy the mix and will back for some more from Grizz Soul and SoulnRnB.

1. Little Louie Vega feat. Arnold - Life Goes On
2. Gus Gus (masters at work) - VIP
3. Family of Eve - Please Be Truthful (Alternative Take)
4. Bah Samba - Let The Drums Speak
5. Lucas Arruda - Sambadi
6. Martha Redbone - Boyfriend
7. Carleen Anderson - All In My Mind
8. Nino Nardini - Tropicola
9. Plantlife - Got 2 Find A Better Way
10. Idol Worship - Get Your Way
11. Slum Village - Fantastic
12. Delroy Wilson - Better Must Come
13. The Uniques - Watch This Sound
14. 100% Pure Poison - Windy C

Friday, 27 July 2018

DJ Grizz- Teddy Pendergrass Mix

Todays artist mix is one of the all time great vocalist on one of the greatest labels - Philadelphia Internationals Mr Theodore 'Teddy' Pendergrass. Starting life with the wonderful Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes in the early 70's before going solo in 1976, he was equally adept at belting out big production club hits and heavy ballads. TP was making good music up until just before he passed in 2010. Here's some sublime Teddy!!
The Tedfest starts with 2 disco nuggets in Bad Luck and (the ruthless!) I Don't Love You Anymore, there's the hit When Somebody Wants You Back, and ends on 2 class ballads in The Whole Towns Laughing At Me and Love TKO... plus more Teddy goodness.
Keep up the Soul love Mixtapers
Grizz- The Soul Mixtape
Bad luck
I dont love you anymore
Now is the time to do it
When Somebody wants you back
Cold cold world
Its time for love
Somebody told me
The whole towns laughing at me
Love TKO

Sunday, 22 July 2018

DJ Ridym - Old Skool 80's Volume 10

"Sun is shining, the weather is sweet
Make you want to move your dancing feet
To the rescue, here I am" - Bob Marley

Welcome soul brothers and sisters to my latest 80's mix which includes such artists as The Limit, Fatback Band, Vicky D, Teena Marie, The System plus more. 

On this mix I also feature two heavyweight instrumentals one from Ingram and the other from Mega 70's and 80's group Maze, both well known dance classics back in the day. Another popular instrumental that didn't make my mix but completes the trio is Jellybean Benitez version of Cat Steven's Was Dog A Doughnut also another favourite of mine which I'll have to add to a future b-boy mix at some point.

Hope you enjoy and keep the faith👊

1. The Limit - She's So Devine
2. Fatback Band - She's A Go Getter
3. Jeanette Lady Day - Come Let Me Love You
4. Teena Marie - Square Biz
5. Curtis Hairston - I Want You (All Tonight)
6. Vicky D - This Beat Is Mine
7. Ingram - D.J's Delight
8. Rene & Angela - I'll Be Good
9. The System - You Are In My System
10. Maze - Twighlight
11. Convertion - Let's Do It
12. Shot feat. Kim Marsh - Main Thing
13. Change - Mutual Attraction

Friday, 20 July 2018

DJ Grizz- Reggae to Soul

If its one thing most o' time Reggae artists are known for its making great covers of classic Soul songs. Here's a version excursion of Reggae covers side by side with their Soul original... its Reggae to Soul.
We kick off with Carl Carlton's lustful feelings and the Winston Reedy version, there's the 1967 Caught You in a Lie and the 1975 Reggae remake, Bunny Malone does Maze justice with Lady of Magic, its the turn of the Al's next- the great Green and Campbell and we end on a Dionne Warwick Rare Groove fave together with Rudy Thomas' take on it!
Catch you soon Mixtapers
Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog
Carl Carlton - This feelings rated Xtra
Winston Reedy- This feelings rated Xtra
Robert Parker-- Caught you in a lie
Derrick Harriot- Caught you in a lie
Maze - Lady of magic
Bunny Malone- Lady of magic
Al Green- Have you been making out OK
Al Campbell- Have you been making out OK
Dionne Warwick - Deja Vu
Rudy Thomas- Deja vu

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

#TheSoulMixtape BADU

Erykah Badu. The first lady of "Neo Soul".

In this #TheSoulMixtape retrospective I select some of my favorite tracks from her and she describes what Baduizm is, explains the lyrics to some of her best known songs, and talks on growing up with music.

This could have gone on for hours, so apologies if some of your favorite songs are missed out, but Miss Badu is a real talent and has such a great discography to choose from, so cut me some slack! Im off for a couple of weeks, but till I return Ridym and Grizz will hold the fort down with some great music for you all.

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