Tuesday, 29 September 2009

DJ Grizz- Soul 4 lovers Mix Vol.2

Back with some more of those old time 'gettin it on' Soul tunes. The Summers on its way out, nights are drawing in, the duvets back on the bed- time for some snuggle up, bump n grind music!
Don't forget- use responsibly!!



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Saturday, 26 September 2009

Kashif - SoulNRnB's Great Producers

As promised, first in a long series of producers/songwriters/artists that deserve a spotlight on thier work and much recognition. Ill be going back to the 70's right up to the present day. DJ Grizz selected the Mizell Brothers a while back, so I'm moving on to the 80's.

This ones close to my heart, as it really opened my eyes to the fact there was good music out there that didnt reside in the pop charts, or in this case, wasnt even released in the UK at the time.

I had heared some of Kashif's work on the Melba Moore LP's and when I found out he had released an LP of his own I was ecstatic. Only problem was, the LP wasnt for sale in any local record shops. In the end I travelled to Dalston Junction, to a specialist store, and paid top dollar for the LP that started my real obsession with black music. Yes there was Stevie and Michael and Marvin etc etc....but without me hunting down the Kashif LP, I wouldnt have discovered all those wonderful artists in the years after that didnt get a wide release.

As for Kashif, there was a period in the early 80's that I believe he was the Don. he helped pioneer the use of the Moog and Synclavier, wrote great songs, and had a distinctive sound of his own. This LP, along with the Howard Johnson LP that he worked on, were staples of my youth. Have to mention Paul Laurence Jones too, as he worked together with kashif on some tunes and was a great producer himself. Who knows, maybe Ill dig out a selection for him too!

Great Producers Kashif - LINK UPDATED

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Thursday, 24 September 2009

SoluNRnB Presents: I Love the 90's

Grizz asked me to start putting together some mixes showcasing the soul artists of the 90's and I thought that was a great idea.

From about the late 80's to mid 90's, black music was dominated by New Jack Swing. But with the release of an album called "Brown Sugar", it became acceptable to start producing soul music again, with the added flavour of some Hip Hop Vibes.

The 90's mixes will showcase tunes I love from that era, and I hope you guys and girls like them too. Dig around some of these artists back catalogues...there's good stuff there!!

Tracklist in comments, and look out for the start of my mixes compiling work from my favourite producers of the 70's,80's,90's right up to the present day. First man up: KASHIF.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness Vol.8

Back to the crates for the old school Soul and Rare Grooves, some of which you may not be familiar with- yet! Includes tunes from Gloria Gaynor, Al Green and Atlantic Starr.....



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PS Check out our new Facebook page.... see link in sidebar, be good to hear from y'all!

Friday, 18 September 2009

SoulNRnB's Street Sound Sessions TWO

Session two of the upfront mixtape with the pick of some of those new joints out there.
Included here are the Mike City produced new track from Jimmy Cozier, new Jaguar Wright, and some R.Kelly.....
Hope your enjoying these Ipod Ready mixes, next up:
I LOVE THE 90's!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Tuesday, 15 September 2009

DJ Grizz- UK Soul 'n' Funk Special

Its no secret that 99% of the stuff I listen to/collect originates in the USA (with the odd detour to places like Brasil and Jamaica). However, in the UK, we have made our own small but significant contribution to the 70's and 80's Soul scene. So check out a collection of tunes from the best of Britain.

Much of the country is represented here with Scotlands Average White Band, Liverpools The Chants, Manchesters Sweet Sensation, Cardiffs Tony Etoria and from up just the road from me in North London- Light of the World.


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Saturday, 12 September 2009

SoulNRnB's Rare Groove Special Volume 10

Welcome back to your regular soulful history lesson!

Were going to start the day with some latin soul from Airto, followed by some jazzy soul from Roy Ayers, then its lunch. Well then finish off the day with pure soul from Rockie Robbins, Stephanie Mills, Doug Parkinson and many more.

Make sure you do your HOMEWORK!!!


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Tuesday, 8 September 2009

DJ Grizz- Soulful 80's Vol 3

Back by popular demand, the 3rd installment in the series of mixes with grooves from the early to mid 1980's. Featuring BB&Q, Steve Arrington, Aurra and many more.....



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Friday, 4 September 2009

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Session ONE

As promised, My new upfront series. Mixed by me, selected by me.

Ipod Ready mixes showcasing the best in upfront soul.

This Mix contains material from N'Dambi, Raheem Devaughn, RL from Next, Brandy and more. 30 mins of bliss!

Thats all from me this week, back to the old school for me next week. Next up: GRIZZ.


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SoulNRnB Presents Nu-Soul Volume 8 THE FINALE

Yes, you read that right.....The FINALE.
I will be posting upfront soul still, but in a different form.......More on that at the Weekend!
We will still have the Rare Groove Comp's ongoing, as well as the Soulful House, and maybe some others too. And of course, theres the weekly dose of Grizz that has many fans too.
But, back to this final Nu-Soul.
Big names like Babyface, Jazmine Sullivan, and Common. The last one is an absolute killer remix of "The Light" featuring Marsha Ambrosius.
Hope youve liked this series, and dont worry too much. Youll still get your fix of the best Upfront has to offer.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

DJ Grizz- Latin Flavours Vol. 2

On the back of the Bank Holiday Carnival and in an effort to wring a little more sun out of our London summer, heres 1 more mix of Latin Jazz & Funk goodies. Classics from Flora Purim, Tania Maria, and Azymuth plus lots more.....



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