Monday, 16 January 2017

DJ Ridym - R&B Sessions 6

Hi Mixtapers and welcome to R&B Sessions 6! This time I take you down memory lane to the 90's (or thereabouts) with some Hip Hop from Tribe Called Quest then some funky dread style from Soul II Soul with their club classic debut fairplay followed by Junior Giscombe and Chante Moore both guaranteed to get the 2 step crowd going. Caron Wheeler from Soul II Soul and Lovers Rock trio Brown Sugar continues the vibe with New York hip hop crew The Beatminerz with Open. 

Three from the UK in Mica Paris, Omar and a Nine Yards track that gets the complete J Dilla makeover and is all the more better for it if I must say so myself!

I finish the mix right back where I started with another Tribe track featuring Raphael Saadiq and Faith Evans.

I'll be back real soon Mixtapers but until then be sure to check out the latest offerings from DJ's Grizz and SoulNRnB.

1. A Tribe Called Quest - Footprints
2. Soul II Soul - Fairplay
3. Chante' Moore - Love's Taken Over
4. Junior Giscombe - Morning Will Come
5. Da Beatminerz feat. Caron Wheeler - Open
6. Nine Yards - Always Find A Way
7. Mica Paris feat. Omar - Shoulda Known Better
8. Omar feat. Kele Leroc - Come On
9. A Tribe Called Quest - Stressed Out ft. Faith Evans and Saadiq

Sunday, 15 January 2017

DJ Grizz- Shalamar Mix

I'm going unashamedly Disco for todays mix with that trio that tore up the 70's and 80's dancefloors... its Shalamar. Howard Hewitt, Jody Watley, and the body popping Jeffery Daniels made up this hit making group. Formed in 1977 and releasing their catalogue on 2 of the biggest Soul/Disco labels of the time out there in Soul Train Records and later the mighty Solar Records. Here's a selection of their best stuff....!

Kicking off with the club classic I Owe You One, includes their 1st big hit- Take That To The Bank, there's the classic ballad This Is For The Lover In You and we end with 2 tracks that were popular on the Rare Groove scene in High On Life and the great Sweeter As The Day Goes By... plus many more Shalamar goodies!

Lots of good stuff to come in 2017 from all the guys on the Mixtape Blog!

Back real soon..

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

I owe you one
There it is
Second time around
Take that to the bank
Make that move
I can make you feel good
This is for the lover in you
High on life
Sweeter as the day goes by

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

#TheSoulMixtape Tape No.20 on Nuwaveradio

Volume 21 of #TheSoulMixtape has an Intro from Jill Scott about Soul music and we delve into it with the likes of Lauryn Hill, Hall & Oates, Angie Stone and Janis Joplin, as well as a great hip hop selection with some Dilla Beats and the usual mix of all things good for your ears.

 #TheSoulMixtape show on is currently on Vol.28 and has other shows soon to be available on Mixcloud so check it out.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 123

New year, new mix same high quality Soul and Rare Grooves from back in the day.... its Soul Niceness Vol 123!

We bring in 2017 with a Bill Withers classic, there's a Delfonics gem, some 80's goodness from Kleeer (who started life as the Universal Robot Band!), the Average White Band give us their take on the Rufus N Chaka hit (although written by the AWB), and we end on the much sampled Stax label band 24 Carat Black... plus more!

Have a great year Mixtapers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Bill Withers -Use me
The Delfonics- i told you so
Frankie Zhivago Young- Somebody stole my love
Tyrone Davis- Just my luck
Kleeer- Tonight
David Ruffin- I cant stop the rain
Average White Band- Whatcha gonna do for me
Sergio Mendes New Brasil 77- Love me tomorrow
24 Carat Black- The best of good love gone

Saturday, 31 December 2016

DJ Ridym - RnB Sessions 5

Happy New Year Mixtapers and as promised RnB Sessions 5 brings you a selection of soul from this years releases that have caught my ear. Some old and new talent to see out the current year and dance your way into 2017!

On behalf of myself and the crew at the Soulmixtape I wish you all a very happy new year!

1. Yuna - Best Love
2. Omar - I Want It To Be
3. Miles Bonny - Way
4. Kindred The Family Soul - Welcome To My World
5. Phonte and Eric Roberson - Something
6. Jane Handcock - Ninas Blues
7. Hiatus Kaiyote - Laputa (Taylor McFerrin Remix feat. Anderson .Paak)
8. Black Milk - The Knock
9. Josef Leimberg - Between Us 2 
10. Kendra Foster - Promise To Stay
11. Jermaine Hardsoul - The One Two
12. Ivan Ave - The Circle
13. Miles Davis & Robert Glasper Ft. Phonte - Violets
14. Jamie Foxx - I Don't Know You Anymore
15. Oddisee - No Sugar No Cream
16. Kaytranada - Drive Me Crazy
17. Corine Bailey - Do You Ever Think Of Me 

Friday, 30 December 2016

DJ Grizz- 80's Soul Club Clasics

One for all you New Years Party people.... Its 80's Soul Club Classics!

Choc full of 'get down' 80's party anthems perfect for your Soul themed NYE event.... includes 80's synth masters The System, LTD's Jeffrey Osborne, Gwen Guthrie, 70's and 80's hit makers - The Whispers and ends on some well loved Maze.... plus more.

Enjoy!!! See you all in 2017 Mixtapers!!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

The System- You are in my system
Inner Life- Moment of my life
Jefferey Osborne- Stay with me tonight
Kleeer - Wall to wall
The Blackbyrds- Dont know what to say
Gwen Guthrie- It should have been you
Aurra- Such a feeling
The Whispers- Wet my whistle
Maze - Twilight

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

#TheSoulMixtape Remembers artists we lost in 2016

Little to say here, save that along with Rock Icons (David Bowie) and Pop Icons (George Michael) we lost a hell of a lot of talent on the soul front in 2016.

This mix features work written, produced and/or performed from

Natalie Cole
Billy Paul
Rod Temperton
Nicholas Caldwell of The Whispers
Maurice White of Earth Wind and Fire

This is just a look back at some of their work that will live on long after 2016.

We hope you all have a Happy New Year and a healthy and prosperous 2017. Ill be back in the New Year with Part 3 of Street Sounds Sessions that looked back at the best songs of 2016.

Sunday, 25 December 2016

DJ Grizz- Minnie Riperton Mix

A Xmas Eve treat for all Soul lovers... a little tribute to the huge voice that is Minnie Riperton! Minnie started her career as a backing singer on the legendary Chess Records, had some early acclaim as a vocalist with the psychedelic Rock/Soul group Rotary Connection then having huge solo success throughout the 70's before her passing in 1979.

Here's my selection of favourites including the sublime Simple Things, , arguably her goodbye song after her diagnosis -Memory Lane, Love Hurts, of course... Loving You and ends with a great track from her very early days.

The gangs all here over the festive period....have a great Xmas Mixtapers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Simple Things
Baby this love i have
Perfect Angel
Here we go
Memory Lane
Love hurts
Inside you
Lovin’ you
Les Fleurs

Sunday, 18 December 2016

DJ Ridym - RnB Sessions Volume 4

Hi mixtapers I'm back again as promised with some upfront R&B and this time its the slow jams. Terrace Martin, Davi Akei and Carolyn Malachi are all releases from earlier this year that I'm definitely feeling along with some not so recent favorites including the hypnotic Twisted by Ultra Nate and 4 Hero and run away by P-Funk inspired artist Georgia Anne-Muldrow.

Continuing the theme of this mix with an Erykah Badu-esque Moonchild track, one from Danish songstress Coco Owino of Quadron (that's her looking like a young Tina Marie on the cover by the way!) R&B queens Jill Scott, Teedra Moses and Corrine Bailey-Rae follow the same theme and help complete the mix.

Be sure to check out my RnB Sessions Volume 5 next which is where I'll sign off the year with the best of 2016 to see us into the New Year.

1. Terrace Martin - Think Of You
2. Ultra Nate - Twisted (4 Hero Remix)
3. Davi Akei - Asylum
4. Teedra Moses - Get It Right
5. Georgia Anne Muldrow - Run Away
6. Jill Scott - Crown Royal
7. Moonchild - Be Free (Jazzy Jeff remix)
8. Carolyn Malachi - Blowing Smoke
9. Corinne Bailey Rae - Been To The Moon
10. Quadron - Better Off feat. Kendrick Lamar

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 122

Morning you marvellous Mixtapers! Time to squeeze in my final Soul Niceness of 2016... it Soul Niceness 122!

Choc full of quality Soul and Rare Grooves we start with a hit from ex Tower of Power lead man Lenny Williams, there's a wicked album cut from Taste of Honey, excellent 70's vocalist Michael Henderson features, The Temptations cover the great Love Ballad, and George Benson does his thing on The Ghetto.... and more besides!

More good stuff to come on the blog over the holidays!


Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Lenny Williams- shoo doo fu fu ohh
A Taste of Honey- Lets begin
Flavor- Dont freeze up
Pandella Kelly- Stand in for love
Michael Henderson- Wont you be mine
Badwater Bridge- Its alright tonight
The Blossoms- Thats whenthe tears start
The Tempations- Love Ballad
George Benson- The ghetto