Thursday, 29 July 2010

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 18

As promised, the upfront sounds are gonna keep coming thick and fast, showcasing whats around now to purchase and whats to come! To wet your appetite for future editions we still have new tunes from Bilal, The Roots feat. John Legend, Conya Doss and most exciting...Lauryn Hill!!! (with a corker!)

In the meantime heres one of my favourites of the street Sounds mixes, with a tune Im loving from Faith Evans with some great production from the Neptunes I believe, great soulful RnB. Then we have a Neo Soul cracker from Miles Bonny, a Gap band alike tune from Case, a great tune from Zo!'s upcoming LP, and a great interpretation of J Dilla from Robert Glasper. Thats not even mentioning Phonte's appearance.....

Get it whilst its HOT. Master Grizz back with you after the weekend!

Monday, 26 July 2010

DJ Grizz- Mellow Grooves Vol.4

Time to chill out and take a few moments to let the river of life flow over you! Volume 4 in a series of mixes of fine mellow rare soul and jazz.... perfect for unwinding at home, or for creating that 'mood' with your significant other or just for bringing the heart-rate down during your daily commute!

Featuring OT Sykes, a soulful Burt Bacharrach cover and some wicked mellow Latin from Emile Santiago plus much more . Enjoy and we'll be back soon!
Tracklist in comments

Friday, 23 July 2010


Grizz is giving you all the new Funk, so I'm gonna take you all back to the "Old Funk". The Church of Funk!!!

A mix of some of the funkiest artists from back in the day to keep your heads nodding!

Earth Wind and Fire (The great "Fair, but so uncool"), Fatback, The Meters, Maceo, Johnny Hammond, Slave.......more and more and more....!

One of my personal fave mixes, I hope you all enjoy!

Tracklist in comments.

SoulNRnB's Funk Church!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

DJ Grizz- New Funk Vol.3

Another week's gone by and so far no more removed posts so, fingers crossed, lets get back to the Soul Love! This week another installment of newer bands doing the retro funk n soul sound (and doing it well!).

For this mix I'm going all around the world for a funk fix. Includes Japans QASB & Osaka Monorail, Finlands Soul Investigators, Spains Al Supersonic, Australias The Bamboos, UK's Speedometer and the Dutch Lefties Soul Connection. A real Globeovision Funk Contest!

I'm back next week with some chilled out old Soul but up at the weekend -SoulNRnB (and up every night til 2am feeding the baby I hear too).


Tracklist in comments

Thursday, 15 July 2010

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 17

So, were getting mixes removed from the site, but thats not gonna stop us from trying to spread the soul about for you all! Maybe, if things get worse, we will go private and have our own little club of soul lovers enjoying these mixes. But, truth be told, thats not what we set out to do. We wanted to expose the good music out there, old and new, so music lovers could explore and PURCHASE music they loved. Thanks to Grizz for highlighting the issue yesterday, and any comments/suggestions from you all would be appreciated.

Anyhow, here's another Upfront Street Sounds Mix with a Ne0-Soul Slant. I'm posting quite a few of these over the summer as there seems to be a lot of new music around thats worth hearing. Dont worry, Ive still got alot of old school mixes to come, but with Grizz Holding down that area so well at present I thought I would keep you up to date.

So here's a mix with a great tune by a duo called Agile called Focused, a tune from Dwele, tracks that you may not know from the gals: Mary J Blige, Nicole Wray and Jazmine Sullivan with a touch of Hip Hop from Slum Village.

Enjoy and, hopefully, Grizz will be back next week!

Removed Posts!

It appears we've so far had 5 of our recent mixes taken down by our file sharing host, as well as some older posts for apparent copyright issues. Its obviously fairly disappointing that, it seems, someone has complained to them about perceived copyright infringement.

We've always believed the 'mix' format gave the listener their musical 'fix' but promoted the artists/songs and that's all we are trying to do- promote good Soul music in all its forms and share the wealth of our collections built up over decades.

We'll definitely carry on spreading the Soul Love for as long as we can, posting as we've always done and hopefully the powers that be will take a more constructive view. Apologies though if you draw a blank on some of our previous downloads!

Monday, 12 July 2010

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 15

Hi again to all you rare groove n soul lovers! Its time for another installment of 'Soul Niceness' choc full of rare soul and grooves from the 70's and early 80's. As always the quality dial is set to 'high' with artists like Jermain Jackson (my favorite musical Jackson!), a lesser known but top notch Atlantic Starr tune, a Fat Larrys gem and a soulful jap jazz verion of the Bill Withers classic all feature.

Mr SoulNRnB is elbow deep in feeding bottles and nappys but has ordered a large jug of 'expresso' and promises to return at the weekend. I'll be back next week with some New Funk flavas.


Tracklist in comments!

Thursday, 8 July 2010

SoulNRnB's Soulful House FIVE

As Grizz mentioned, been a busy week for me this week with child No.2 arriving, but does that stop me from posting some great music for you?? NOOOOO!!!!

Some great soulful House Vibes here to match the sunshine that your hopefully experiencing in these summer months to go with Grizz's Summer mix last post.

Some great latin Vibes from DJ Jorj and Anto Vitale go hand in hand with soulful tracks by the likes of Blaze and Stephanie Cooke.

My personal fave is the Havana Cultura band's version of Donald Byrds "Think Twice" Remixed by Marc Mac, championed by Giles Peterson. The sun will shine the second it comes on.

Tracklist in comments, and thanks to those that have sent regards.

Monday, 5 July 2010

DJ Grizz- Summer Grooves

I must say I'm enjoying the Summer so far in London! Despite all the financial gloom hanging around its sometimes the simple things that can make you feel good and here's my 2nd 2010 'summer mix' with some music that'll make you wanna nod your head and move your feet.

Some jazz funk, disco soul and funky boogie tunes goodness feature. Includes Earth Wind and Fire, some BritFunk from Mirage, and George Benson jazz's up a Beatles song before teaming up with Santana for a rare live version of Breezin', plus many more feel good tunes!

Just wanna say big congratulations to Mr (and Mrs) SoulNRnB who had their second child last night!! Don't worry though, he'll still be posting at the weekend if a little 'knackered' as we say in the UK!


Tracklist in comments

Friday, 2 July 2010

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 16

Gonna keep the Upfront mixes coming over the summer because, as mentioned in the last installment of these mixes, theres a lot of good stuff around.

Eric Roberson has a high profile in this and upcoming mixes. Forthcoming is some work hes done with Zo! and Jarrard Anthony, but this mix includes a remix from his current LP Music Fan First. (Check that LP Out BTW).

An excellent tune from Reggie B and strong showings from Joe and Chokolate, but one of my highpoints is a joint from Slakah the Beatchild who we pronounced as making the best LP of last year in December. A new track from him is always worthy of notice!!

Enjoy the heat if your in the UK (Its actually like summer here!) and hopefully its nice and summery wherever you are!! Weve got your soundtrack here at the Soul Mixtape, so keep tuned for Grizz next week!

SoulNRnB's Street Sound Sessions 16