Sunday, 21 May 2017

Dj Grizz- 80's Soul Club Classics 3

Hitch up those leg warmers and square off the shoulder pads Mix-tapers as we take another journey to the dancefloors of yesteryear... its 80's Soul Club Classics Vol.3.

We begin with a massive hit from Midnight Starr, some great formation dancing from the Whispers (check out the vid on YouTube!), Captain Skyy goes electro, there's a Cheryl Lynn 80's anthem, and we end with ex-Slave band member Steve Washington keeping up the Funk quota... plus many more good grooves from the 1980's!

The other blog boys are up soon....enjoy my Funky friends!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Midnight Star- Midas touch
The Whispers- Keep on loving me
Young and Co- Waiting on your love
Aurra- like i like it
Captain Sky- Dont touch that dial
Cheryl Lynn- Encore
Sinnamon- thanks to you
Active Force- Give me your love
Steve Washington- Please dont go

Monday, 15 May 2017

DJ Ridym - Rare Soul Mix 8


Talk about spoilt for choice, It looks like a great week for all you rare soul lovers out there what with SoulnRnB's This is rare groove part 7 and Grizz's Soul niceness 129 it's practically a rare groove extravaganza!
I've decided to follow suit and add part 8 of my Rare Soul Mixes to the party. Jam packed with an hours worth of top rare soul for you lucky listeners out there with artists Spade Brigade, The Harden Brothers and Cloud One what's not to like? So crank up the volume and let it move you and I'll be back real soon with some more next time.

1. Spade Brigade - I'm Your Man
2. Donna McGhee - Mr Blindman
3. The Jack Sass Band - Where Is The Love
4. Mojoba - Say You Will
5. The Harden Brothers - Deep Inside Of You
6. Damaris - What About Love
7. Curtis Mayfield - Love To Keep You In My Mind
8. Chaka Khan - So Naughty
9. Crystal Clear - Stay With Me
10. Norman Connors - Sing A Love Song
11. Rufus & Chaka Khan - Everlasting Love
12. Love Unlimited - If You Want Me
13. Cloud One - Dust To Dust

Sunday, 14 May 2017

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 129

Back for another mix with more quality Soul and Rare Grooves than you can shake a stick at... its Soul Niceness 129!

The Soul-fest starts with a Rare Groove 2step party favourite from Haywood Tucker, there's a Johnny Bristol classic, an early 80's monster from Lowrell, Delegation give us the original to the Arnie's Love hit, and we end on a Blue Eyed Soul nugget from jazz-man Michael Franks... plus more top stuff to get into!!

I'll be back... before you know it!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Haywoode Tucker- Never drive you crazy
Johnny Bristol- strangers in the dark corners
Eric Mercury- Get it right
Lowrell- Mellow mellow right on
Toast- Its just an illusion
Delegation- I figure i’m out of your life
Roy Ayers - Feelin good
Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes- Feels like magic
Michael Franks- One bad habit


Friday, 12 May 2017

This is Rare Groove Part SEVEN. On Nuwaveradio.


Part 7 of my nuwaveradio.net Rare Groove Show includes tracks from Eugene Record, Love Unlimited, LaToya Jackson, Gary Taylor and many more.

Grizz back with you over the weekend and Ill catch you very soon.


Sunday, 7 May 2017

DJ Ridym - Lovers Rock 5


It's Lovers Rock 5 and we've got some good ole favourites for you this time beginning with Carol Thompson's soulful Dreams of You with those vocals that remind me of soul trio The Emotions which is some praise indeed especially as she's solo! Louisa Marks aka Markswoman and the Investigators plus Kofi with lovers rock anthem black pride are all must haves for any lovers rock compilation. Kofi, ex member of lovers rock group Brown Sugar had also worked briefly with Soul II Soul on their 3rd album.

Loads more artists to enjoy on this one so chill out  kick back and enjoy and I'll be back real soon with some more mixes.

1. Carol Thompson - Dreams Of You
2. Junior English - Take Care Of Yourself
3. Matumbi - After Tonight
4. Lloyd Brown - I Know
5. Heptics - Natural Woman
6. Dee Sharp - Let's Rub It Up
7. Louisa Marks - Keep It Like It Is
8. Investigators - Love Is What You Make It
9. Kofi - Black Pride
10. Dennis Brown - Love Has Found It's Way
11. Sugar Minott - Mind Blowing Decisions
12. Leroy Sibles - Break Up To Make Up

DJ Grizz- Smokey Robinson Mix

Todays mix is a tribute to one of the great voices of Soul, the man who almost invented 'Quiet Storm'... Smokey Robinson! A career that started in the 50's with hits in the 60's 70's and 80's both with the Miracles and as a solo singer/songwriter but also as a founder of Motown records... you know you are a musical icon when you can be instantly identified by just your first name- here's my 'Smokey' mix!

As always it a very personal choice from a large back catalogue but we start with an all time 60's classic- Tears of a Clown, there's a laid back anthem in Cruising, a favourite of mine in Family Song, the iconic Tracks of my Tears, and ends on the Mellow Soul blueprint for all Mellow Soul Grooves in Quiet Storm... plus more!

Back before long with more good stuff!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Tears of a clown
Satisfaction
Cruising
Wanna know my mind
Ever had a dream
Family song
Ooh baby baby
Tracks of my tears
Quiet Storm

Monday, 1 May 2017

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 2017 PART ONE



First of this years upfront mixes has some BIG names:

Thundercat; Omar feat. the late great Leon Ware; A Soul II Soul reunion in the form of Simon Law and Caron Wheeler; Some great Hip Hop from Talib Kweli and Raekwon; The excellent Moonchild; Jazzy Jeff's genius project The PLAYlist feat Glenn Lewis...... I could go on but just press play below and you'll see what I mean!

Dont forget to check me out on Nuwaveradio.net and i'll be back soon with some more great music courtesy of #TheSoulMixtape


Sunday, 30 April 2017

DJ Grizz- The Best of Jazz Funk 2

Back for another helping of the old school dance floor good stuff- its The Best of Jazz Funk Vol.2!

This selection of spinners and shufflers starts with George Dukes ode to beaches and bikinis in Brazilian Love Affair, Herbie does his thing, Brit Jazz-Funkers offer a weekender anthem in Flying High, there's a classic Grover Washington Jr live tune, more Brazilian goodness from Gilberto Gil and we end on flautist's Hubert Laws tribute to Family... plus more!

Enjoy a Jazzy weekend Mixtapers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

George Duke- Brazilian love affair
B Baker Chocolate co- Snowblower
Herbie Hancock- I though it was you
Freeez- Flying high
Dexter Wansel- Life on mars
Brothers Johnson- Streetwave
Grover Washington Jr- Sausalito
Gilberto Gil- Toda menina bahiana
Hubert Laws - Family

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

DJ Ridym - Old Skool Hip Hop Volume 1



Welcome mixtapers to the first of my new mix series titled Old Skool Hip Hop where I'll be featuring hip hop from east coast, west coast and everything in between.

Volume 1 kicks off with Mos Def's excellent version of Jam On It followed by the original from Newcleus. More electro hip hop from Afrika Bambaataa, Madlib and Man Parish before switching to hardcore east coast rap from the Shaolin kingpins Wu-Tang Clan with tracks from Raekwon, Ghostface Killer and Ol Dirty Bastard AKA ODB.

We then go west coast gangster rap with Snoop and NWA before finishing neatly with Grand Puba and I Like It. Mr Puba, one of our unsung hero's of rap was once a member of rap trio Brand Nubians and prior to this released his debut album with rap group Masters of Ceremony in 1988. Since then he has collaborated with other big name artists such as Missy Elliot, Mary J Blige, Big Daddy Kane, KRS-1, Fat Joe and Q-tip and is still making music with his recent release last year titled Black To The Future.

Enjoy and I'll be back real soon but until then look out for mixes from DJ's SoulnRnB and Grizz.

One Love

1. Mos Def - Jam On It
2. Newcleus - Jam On It
3. Afrika Bambaataa - Planet Rock
4. Madlib - Open (Space)
5. Man Parish - Hip Hop Be Bop
6. Raekwon - Baggage Handlers
7. Ghostface Killa - Wu Banga
8. Wu Tang Clan - Triumph
9. Ol Dirty Bastard - Brooklyn Zoo
10. NWA - Alwayz Into Something
11. Snoop Dogg - Lodi Dodi
12. Grand Puba - I Like It

Sunday, 23 April 2017

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 128

Morning Mixtapers- welcome back for another helping of the good stuff! Choc full of Rare Grooves and old Soul its Soul Niceness Vol.128.

Todays dish begins with an Earth Wind and Fire LP gem, Wilbert Longmire gets us looking forward to the Summer with an EWF cover, Jerry Butler gives us a Soul nugget, there's a 60's monster from Sonji Clay (Muhammad Ali's 1st wife!) and we end on some goodness from the Pointer Sisters... plus more!

Catch you soon Soul people!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Earth Wind and Fire- Song in my heart
Wilbert Longmire- Loves holiday
Three Prophets- I think i really love you
Darrow Fletcher- Love is my secret weapon
Richard Dimples Fields- Gotta keep doing
Jerry Butler- Stop steppin on my dreams
Josie James- win your love
Sonji Clay- I cant wait
The Pointer Sisters- The love too good to last