Friday, 29 April 2011

SoulNRnB's Great Producers 14: Leon Sylvers

Looks like William and Kate are having a house party tonight at thier mums house and they could do worse than stick this mix of tunes produced by the great Leon Sylvers.

The musical influence behind SOLAR records (Sounds of Los Angeles Records) and member of the family group The Sylvers, Leon produced some of my favorite works of my teenage years, including one of my all time groups, Shalamar.

Leon combined funky, bass heavy tracks, with lush strings and horn sections, whilst all the time making sure the songs and melodies were strong. Didn't hurt that he worked with great vocalists (Like Howard Hewett, Gladys Knight etc) and great arrangers like Jerry Peters.

This man created a sound, like the other great producers in these mixes, but also wrote and played.He recently came back to producing for N'Dambi's "Pink Elephant" LP, and it couldnt make me happier.

It's our 2nd Birthday Next week. Time flies. Ill have a special 40th Street Sounds Mix, and Grizz will have his usual class for you earlier in the week.

SoulNRnB's Great Producers 14 - Leon Sylvers

Monday, 25 April 2011

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 21

Soul Niceness comes of age with Vol.21. If you've got your brickettes, bangers and burgers ready for a holiday weekend BBQ and you need a rare groove side dish look no further!

Features Sweet Thunder of 'Everybody singing love songs' fame, The Floaters, an Issac Hayes 2Stepper and a classic with a message from Rick Holmes. Plus 6 more 70's and 80's rare soul goodies from the Grizz boxes.

Hope everyone that celebrates it had a good easter. Mr 'S' up next.... see you in a week!


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Thursday, 21 April 2011

EASTER SPECIAL: SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 39

A great upfront Easter mix for your Bank Holiday weekend (At least in the UK!).

Lets run this down; Julie Dexter and Zo! collaborate for Julie's new LP and the track features here, unreleased Common, soulful excellence from Staycen, Mint Condition and Terrace Martin, and top notch R&B from Ne-Yo, Jennifer Hudson, Uness and more.......

Real quality on this mix. Use it for the soundtrack to your Bar-B-Q!!!

Grizz back with you to round off this long weekend. Ill be back in time to share a "Great Producer" mix with the Royal couple on thier wedding day. Invites not come in the post yet.....they need to get a bloody move on!

Monday, 18 April 2011

DJ Grizz- Lovers Rock Vol. 13

The sun is shining here in London, I'm off work for a few days and the kids are playing nicely for once. Puts me in the mood for some Lovers Rock goodness, volume 13- lucky for some!

Features Natural Touch, Sugar Minnott and Althea Forest with a reggae/rare groove blend. Also one of my favorite 60's rock steady bands, Carlton & the Shoes, make a soulful reggae 70's comeback.

SoulNRnB back with an Easter mix and I'll return with more from my Rare Groove shelves.


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Friday, 15 April 2011

SoulNRNB Presents: Modern Artists take you back...TO THE 70's

Heres an interesting one. First up in a new series of upfront takes on tunes from back in the day. Really interesting versions of both pop and soul tunes, reworked by some of the hippest and soulful artists around nowadays.

This volume takes us to the 70's (Was the picture a big enough hint?) and features the great J Dilla, Aaries, Musiq, Lauryn Hill and Rahsaan Patterson with some big hitters from back in the day.

Give it a go, and be suprised by some of the tunes covered!

Grizz back soon, see you next week.

Monday, 11 April 2011

DJ Grizz- Mellow Grooves Vol.7

For those of you that like their rare groove n soul on the laid back side..... here's Mellow Grooves 7 for you. And trust me.... no-one knows the value of chilling out for a while then us at the Soul Mixtape- talk about stressful times out there!

The mix features those perennial masters of mellow- Love Unlimited and Norman Connors. Together with the sublime Nancy Wilson, Dyson Faces, Paris and many more its another wind down treat.

SoulNRnB's got something for the soul purists too I hear and I'm back on a Lovers Rock tip next week. Grizz
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Friday, 8 April 2011

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 38

Well, the suns out here in the UK, hoping the views sunny wherever you are too!

Another edition of our upfront Street Sounds series. Got some nice stuff coming up in future weeks from Julie Dexter and Zo!, Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild and all those artists on the fringes we like to give some exposure to!

This Edition? Ok, first up, great tunes from solid LP's from Mint Condition and Anthony David, a nice remix from cover artists Avery Sunshine, hip hop from Phonte and fresh new group The Hop, and a great tune from Amalia called "All the Funk I Need".

Got a nice mix coming up next week, with modern soul artists going back to the 70's....but before that Grizz has more goodness for you!

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions Volume 38

Sunday, 3 April 2011

DJ Grizz- 60's Soul Vol.9

To make up for the 60's Soul mixes that have been taken down by 'the man' heres 60's Soul Vol.9 to bolster your collections. _
Includes 3 contributions from artists who were still making good music throughout the 70's and 80's with Barbara Lynn, Mary Love (later Comer) and Deniece Chandler (later Deniece'Niecey' Williams). Also Jackie Wilson teams up with jazz maestro Count Basie for a take on a classic and a Dave Love Northern stonker. _
See you soon Grizz _ .
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