Wednesday, 22 March 2017

#TheSoulMixtape DOUBLE BILL Tapes No.23 & 24 on Nuwaveradio

Tapes 23 and 24 feature in a special double bill this week, with lots of 80's soul from the likes of The SOS Band, The Fantastic Aleems and the Winans, some 90's feat Absolute and Biggie Smalls, 00's from Maxwell, Something for the people and Busta Rhymes, Reggae, Soulful House, lots of Hip Hop, new music from Zo!, Jill Scott, The Stuveysants as well as TONS of Rare Groove and soul from the likes of The Trumains, Carl Hall, Melissa Manchester and Madeline Bell to name a few.

Dont forget to check out my show on as were up to Tape no 32 there showcasing lots of soulful goodness throughout the week and on Sundays at 6pm GMT.

Ridym and Grizz up soon, until then press play below!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

DJ Ridym - RnB Sessions 9

Hi funksters and welcome to RnB Sessions 9 bringing you some old skool RnB favourites for you lucky listeners. Hope you enjoy and I'll catch you next time for some more.


1. Jaheim - All Night Long
2. Donell Jones - You Know Whats Up
3. Dennis Taylor - Enough Is Enough
4. Zhane' - Groove Thing
5. Wildchild - Party Up
6. Eric Benet - Why You Follow Me
7. Common/Erykah Badu - All Night Long
8. Kindred The Family Soul - Far Away
9. Case/Joe - Faded Pictures
10. Sweet Sable - Old Times Sake
11. Sparkle - Time To Move On

DJ Grizz- Phyllis Hyman Mix

A tribute to the late great Phyllis Hyman now. A lady with a powerful voice and a string of club and ballad hits throughout the late 70's and 80's. She was first 'discovered' by Soul-Jazz great Norman Connors in the mid 70's before going onto great solo success on both the Buddha and then Arista labels. Here's a selection of her best!

We start with the Rare Groove/Blues party favourite in Don't Tell Me Tell Her, we've 2 Soul Club monsters in Tonight You and Me & You Know How To Love Me (an early formation dance fave!), there's the big hit Under Your Spell and we end on a great Bacharach penned piece of Soul in A Love Too Good To Last.

The other blog boys are back in town soon and I'm back in a week!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape

Dont tell me tell her
Tonight you and me
You know how to love me
I aint asking
Hold me
Under Your Spell
the Sunshine in my life
If you ever change your mind
The love too good to last

Monday, 13 March 2017

This is Rare Groove Part SIX. On Nuwaveradio.

Part six of my Rare Groove series as heard on  featuring rare soul and funk from the dustier side of the crates.

Some great tunes from the likes of Nancy Wilson, The Commodores, Arnold Blair, and a great version of "Sweet Vibrations" from the group Rasputins Stash all feature. Volume 7 now playing on the station, and previous editions all available on the blog.

Press play below and enjoy, more from Grizz and Ridym on the flipside.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

DJ Ridym - Reggae Rockers 7

Hello Mixtapers turn up the bass and welcome to Reggae Rockers 7! This week I've brought a few goodies from the reggae vault for your musical pleasure.
Tenor Saw, Barrington Levy and Sugar Minott are there with some firm dancehall favourites. Junior Byles' roots classic "fade away" is a killer for any clash along with a whole heap more that should get you skanking through the evening.

One Love

1. Conroy Smith - Dangerous
2. Tenor Saw - Ring The Alarm
3. Sugar Minott - Jah Jah Rule
4. Greogory Isaacs - Rumours
5. Junior Byles - Fade Away
6. Errol Bellot - Music Fever
7. Willie Williams - Armagideon Time
8. Michael Prophet - Gunman
9. Horace Andy - Mr Bassie
10. Barrington Levy - Under Me Sensi
11. Half Pint - Greetings
12. Jacob Miller - Tenement Yard
13. Barrington Levy - Murderer
14. Carlton Livingston - 100 Weight Of Collie Weed
15. Dennis Brown - Promised Land

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 126

Another slice of quality old school Soul and Rare Grooves today... its Soul Niceness 126!

We Kick off with a Rhanni Harris Soul Weekender classic, there's a One Way & Al Hudson hit, one of Motown's biggest songwriters Lamont Dozier features, there's early 80's goodness from Switch and we end with one of the great evergreens of Soul music active from the 60's to the noughties in the great Solomon Burke... plus more to rediscover!

Keep spreading the Soul Love

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Rhanni Harris- Six million steps
One Way ft Al Hudson- You can do it
Kwick- I want to dance with you
Alicia Myers- Appreciation
Lamont Dozier- Nobody told me
Kandidate- What are you gonna do
Switch- My friend in the sky
Act of Faith- Lost on a breeze
Solomon Burke- Since i met you baby

Sunday, 5 March 2017

DJ Grizz- The Best Of Jazz Funk

Back to the dusty shelves to bring you something for the fast of foot out there... its The Best Of Jazz Funk. A selection of tunes that bring back those great London area dance club nights of the 70's and 80's.

We kick off with the grand-daddy of Jazz Funk -Roy Ayers (still gigging to this day at 76 years old!), there's the Ronnie Laws original of a club classic, the great Donald Byrd plays a JF anthem, sample diggers will recognise the Billy Brooks track and we end on a Ramsey Lewis / Earth Wind & Fire collaboration... plus more good tunes to get your feets a movin'!!


Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Roy Ayres- Cant you see me
Ronnie Laws-Always there
Bob James- Westchester lady
Johnny Hammond- Fantasy
Donald Byrd- Places and spaces
Charles Earland- Let the music play
Webster Lewis- Barbara Ann
Billy Brooks - 40 days
Ramsey Lewis- Sun goddess

Saturday, 4 March 2017

DJ Ridym - Rare Soul Mix 6

Todays edition of Rare Soul Mix is a collection of some classic gems compiled by yours truly to help you lose the winter blues. Lord knows we've seen our fair share of stormy weather here in dear old blighty over the past month and with the Easter bunny just around the corner lets hope he brings the promise of spring and some well deserved daylight to cheer us up!

I kick this one off with a Lilo Shifrin corker, Lee McDonalds excellent rendition of we've only just begun and Wendell Harrisons brilliant take time out along with Geraldine Hunt both of which I can't stop playing recently. Three more recent tracks follow and then we're back to the rarer stuff and every one is a winner before I sign off with the haunting life race from Cloe Martin.

I'll be back soon but until then enjoy, One Love 👊

1. Lalo Schifrin - Middle of the Night
2. Lee McDonald - We Only Just Begun
3. Wendell Harrison - Take Time Out
4. Geraldine Hunt - You Brought Joy
5. Gap Band - Keep Holding On
6. Gwen Guthrie - Sweet Bitter Love
7. Adriana Evans - Looking For Your Love
8. Conrad Benjamin - I Want To Let You Know
9. Le Pamplemousse - I've Been Watching You
10. Dionne Warwick - Can't Hide Love
11. Ebonee Webb - Woman
12. Cloe Martin - Life Race

Sunday, 26 February 2017

DJ Grizz- Chaka Khan Mix

Todays mix is an appreciation of one of the 70's and 80's great Soul and Funk icons- its Ms Yvette Stevens.... better known as Chaka Khan. A large back catalogue of nuggets and hits to choose from not to mention a cameo in the Blues Brothers film what's not to love about Ms Khan. Either as part of the great 70's Soul/Funk band Rufus or later as a solo singer here's my favourites!

We start with a Rufus funk-soul monster in Do You Love What You Feel, there's the disco tinged Clouds, a great jazz interpretation in A Night In Tunisia, the wicked Stay, and we end on a live version of Sweet Thing to show off that powerful voice... plus more (indeed I could easily have done a 2 parter to cover all my faves!)

Enjoy fellow Mixtapers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Do you love what you feel
A night in Tunisia
Eye to eye
I'm every woman
Packed my bags
Tell me something good
Sweet Thing (live)

Thursday, 23 February 2017

#TheSoulMixtape Tape No.22 on Nuwaveradio

Volume 22 of  #TheSoulMixtape features a selection of Soulful House, some Hip Hop courtesy of The Stuyvesants (Both as themselves, remixes and productions), a great sprinkling of 80's Soul, some Broken and lots more. As usual an eclectic mix of styles and sounds, but always with that soul!

Be sure to check out latest episodes of the show on as well as upcoming mixes from Ridym and Grizz. Ill be back soon with some Rare Groove.