Monday, 29 November 2010

DJ Grizz- 60's Soul Vol.7

As I said last week (and SoulNRnB mentioned on the pulpit) heres 60's Soul Vol 7. Two of my 60's mixes have been previously deleted for unknown reasons so make sure you get your download in before 'the man' or some over protective Northern collector gets it taken down! :) !

Choc fulla goodies including early tracks from Johnny Watson (before he added the 'Guitar'), LJ Reynolds and Harold Melvin. Also original soul versions from Jean Dushon and The Royalettes and ending with a deep soul treasure from Soloman Burke who passed away a few weeks back.

SoulNRnB up in a few days and I'm back in a week to share the Soul Love!


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Friday, 26 November 2010

SoulNRnB's Nu Soul Jazz

Moving left field this week, but with some very very hot music.

Whilst some in the House Fraternity have kept that Jazz-Funk feel going, there are bands and artists out there keeping that organic, soulful jazz-funk sound alive. Whilst groups like Jamiroquai have succumbed to the mainstream (Although there is one tune on their new LP called "Two Completely Different Things" which is a return to form), others have been carrying the torch.

The Rebirth produced one of the best LP's of the last decade (See our post from last year, Top 10 LP's of the Noughties), but it seems they have sadly split. Their last single, "Love Issue", was classic Rebirth and is included on this mix.

Elsewhere, you have a track from Dreemtimes LP from this year, the excellent Dira/Omar track from her great Bluey (Incognito) produced LP, and absolute class from Liquid Spirits and Heavy (A personal Fave).
Loving this stuff and hope you do to!

Grizz has been fighting the power with his 60's Soul mixes, "The man" keeps taking them down. They are all quality, and if the artists are reading this (Rather than some suit who only cares about the cash) then I hope you realise we are advertising your music to a new audience. People will buy your music, if available, once they are aware of it. And if its not available for purchase, we hope you find some comfort knowing that there are people out there enjoying your work! Sermon Over, 60's Soul 7 from Grizz next week (GET IT QUICK), speak soon!!

SoulNRnB's Nu Soul Jazz

Monday, 22 November 2010

DJ Grizz- Mellow Grooves Vol.6

Christmas is on the horizon and with all the shopping, visiting and partying madness that goes with it. A good time I thought to take some chill time to yourself before the craziness starts, so here's Mellow Grooves 6.

Laid back soul & jazz tunes from the past abound including The Stylistics doing Baccarach, Marvin in a big band style, a wicked trippy jap jazz cover of a Weldon Irvine classic, Mystic Merlin and much more..... chilltastic.

Apologies for those who are still trying to download 60's Soul 6 but was deleted by the file host after an apparant complaint (someone doesn't like us sharing the nuggets). But are we disheartened? Hell no, so I'm posting 60's Soul 7 next week!!!!


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Friday, 19 November 2010

SoulNRnB's Great Producers 11 - The Neptunes

Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams.

I first came across these guys work through thier Hip hop productions for Snoop, Busta Rhymes, Jay-z and many more, but soon came to hear thier more soulful side.

They were discovered by Teddy Riley, whose studio was close to Pharrell's school and through working with Riley, Pharrell went on to write a verse for Wreckx-N-Effect's hit "Rump Shaker". The duo then went on to work heavily with Kelis, producing her first album Kaleidoscope and Usher's "You Don't Have to Call" as well as the host of big name Hip Hop tunes.

Over the coming years the guys have produced a host of influential tunes in various genres, as well as setting up group N*E*R*D. This mix concentrates on thier soul/rnb tunes, of which there are many quality tracks.

What makes thier inclusion in my producer picks a no-brainer is the fact they have thier own SOUND. You know a Neptunes production. Its the Neptunes sound. This mix includes rare and popular productions side by side, all with thier famous "Star Trak" sound, blinging all the way to the bank.

Grizz back next week with more quality. Weve got something real special up our sleeves for Xmas, so stay focused!!!

SoulNRnB's Great Producers 11 - The Neptunes

Monday, 15 November 2010

DJ Grizz- On a Jazz Tip Vol.3

For your further listening pleasure more hot jazz funk/latin cuts from
years gone by for dancers and head nodders alike.
Features some kicking latin from Bobby Rodriquez and Eliana Pittman, some solid jazz interpretaions of Bob Dylan, The Beatles and Bob Marley and a wicked fast jazz dance cut from an early Patrice Rushen LP.
After a SoulNRnB musical weekend interlude I'm back in a mellow groove.
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Friday, 12 November 2010

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions Volume 28

With winter well and truly on its way, its time to snuggle up with the one you love, so to set the tone its a slow jam special for the street sounds mixes.

Big names here with the return of Sunshine Anderson from her forthcoming LP, a tune from Conya Doss and her excellent LP thats been out for a moment, Chrisette Michelle's new single "Im a Star", and big tunes from Foreign Exchange, Ne-Yo and Charlie Wilson.

New artists are again represented with my fave from Avery Storm and a track called "Father Time".

Enjoy. Grizz Back to dig out some nuggets for you. That sounds wrong, but you know what I mean.

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 28

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

DJ Grizz- Soul Jazz Live

Today sees the return of the 'live music' mix bringing back memories of venues like the Hammersmith Odeon, Jazz Cafe (Camden), Wembly Arena, The Forum (Kentish Town), The Rainbow (Finsbury Park), Ronnie Scotts (West End), Docklands Arena and my 1st ever gig 30 years ago at the Dunstable California Suite no less with reggae band - Third World!!???

Ten classic 70's and 80's soul/jazz tunes by the original artists but done live in concert. All the top names are there including AWB, Chaka, Curtis, Herbie and many more. So recreate that concert mood by pouring yourself some watered down lager in a plastic glass, stand behind someone wearing a big hat, crank up the volume and sing along until you're hoarse. Don't forget to then pretend to queue up for ages in the cold to catch the last train home with your ears still ringing ..... those were the days!


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Friday, 5 November 2010

SoulNRnB's Time Machine - 1978

 Its time to take a trip back through the time tunnel to 1978 and relive the music from that era!

More of a collage of sounds than a straight ahead mix, this is meant to take you back to a time when Soul Music had important lyrics and opinions (Gil Scott Heron), the Jacksons partnered up with Gamble and Huff, Disco was the house music of its time, and George Benson, the Commodores and Bobby Caldwell made you feel like the music meant something to them more than a paycheck.

These Time Machine mixes are not compiled for a dance, rather to take you back to an era you may remember or want to experience musically!!

Hope you like, Grizz back next week with a live mix Im looking forward to hearing!

Monday, 1 November 2010

DJ Grizz- Lovers Rock Vol. 10

Slightly earlier than anticipated- the latest installment of the Lovers Rock mix featuring tunes from Vivian Jones, Paulette Walker and The Investigators.

However the main reason I've brought this post forward a week or 2 is so I can include a track by the 'cool ruler' himself who passed away last week. An 'adopted' Londoner, Gregory Issacs was considered by many to be one of the originators of the Lovers Rock sound. We raise a glass here at 'The Soul Mixtape'!

Next week I'm reviving a SoulNRnB format with an old school Soul/Jazz live mix! Mr SoulNRnB himself will be with you at the weekend.


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