Monday, 27 February 2012

DJ Grizz- Lovers Rock Vol. 18

Double Lovers Rock trouble this week on the 'mixtape'. Volume 18 full of old soulful reggae nuggets and, a bonus requested re-up of Vol.16 that disappeared in the Megaupload cull!

Volume 18 includes Natural Mystic, Sugar Minnots version of the Baccarach classic, Richard Ace covers Ben E King, and topped off with a reggae anthem from the In Crowd. Plus another 6 wind n grind topnotch tunes.

I'm back in a soulful mood next week after SoulNRnB brings us all bang up to date! Don't forget if there's a re-up you need- just ask!


Tracklist in comments

Vol 18

Vol 16

Thursday, 23 February 2012

The Artists - The System

You may have already noticed that I've been banging on about the System over the last few years on the Soul Mixtape. David Frank was inducted into our "Greatest Producers" list, and the Systems Xperiment was one of my choices for LP's of the 80's.

So it should be no suprise that I would single them out for some Artists exposure.

I went into detail on the Greatest Producers post about how David Frank and Mic Murphy met and formed the band here: Soulnrnb's great producers DAVID FRANK , so ill keep this short and sweet.

There was no other band like the System before they came around; David Frank's keyboard skills and their production work has influenced many an artist since. A mix of Soul, Funk, Punk and rock like thier sound was unheard of at the time.

Ive been reading the UK publication Echoes (Formally "Black Echoes") since the early eighties and there was a reviewer that I respected called Lindsay Wesker who would discuss new releases. A lover of what we traditionally call "Soul Music", I believed he would be ardently against this new sound. But I remember, to my suprise, that he championed it, loving soul musics new "Hard Edged" sound.

And that was so on point. Instrumentally, the music was hard as steel; Crashing snares, hollow bass, rock guitar. Vocally, Mic had that sweetness to his voice, and the melodies are what make the music as soulful as it is.

I read a really sad interview with David Frank recently where he talked about giving up producing Soul Music in favour of Pop artists because of the bad response to his production work on Omar's "This is not a Love Song" LP. Why Sad? Because that LP is a great piece of work, Omar is a legend, and the Soul music community lost a great producer because of its stuffiness. Listen to the title track of that LP and tell me both those artists didnt create a great piece of work.

But lets finish on a positive note; David Franks website (Here: ) has talked about a new System LP nearing completion. I can only hope it reaches the dizzy heights of some of the tunes included in the mix below.

The Soul Mixtape Presents - The Artists - The System

Grizz back Monday, I will see you with more new tunes next week.

Monday, 20 February 2012

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 32

Morning Soul bloggers and welcome back for another slice of Rare Grooves and Soul from back in the day with Soul Niceness 32.

Ten dusty grooves including Betty Wright who tore it up live on the BBC Jools Holland Show at New Years, a familier sample from Claudia Barry, The Ohio Players put out their version of Towanda Barnes, and topped off with another member of the Laws family- this time Eloise. Plus 6 more quality cuts to put on your wants list!

I'll be back next week with some Lovers Rock including a re-up request. Up next .... SoulNRnB!


For tracklist- click on comments.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 74

Hope Grizz and I supplied your soundtrack to Valentines day. If those mixes didnt work.....nothing will!

Slap Bang up to date now. You've probably noticed that this is the third mix in a row featuring Robert Glasper. His eagerly expected new LP is out next week I believe, and this mix features the single featuring Musiq and Chrisette Michele. Youve already heard tunes featuring Eryka Badu and King, the LP also fetures Bilal, Mos Def, Lalah Hathaway and more. A MUST HAVE.

Then theres great music from artists like Malice and Mario Sweet, the great Georgia Ann Muldrow, and a beautiful tune from The Lo Frequency.

Add to that names like Jennifer Hudson, Eric Lau and a remix of Miguel Migs featuring Meshell Ndegeocello, and youve got a great, if eclectic, street sounds mix.

Grizz back with you on Monday, and Ill return next week with another Artists mix.

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 74

Monday, 13 February 2012

DJ Grizz- Barry Unlimited, Valentines Special

Morning guys! Thanks to SoulNRnB's for the 1st part of our Valentines double and I'm bringing out the 'Love' big guns- Barry White and Love Unlimited, for part 2.

Now the Love Unlimited family consisted of the man who put them all together Barry White, his wife Goldean who together with her sister and cousin who formed the trio Love Unlimited and finally the string laden orchestra who backed both the trio and Barry who went under the heading the Love Unlimited Orchestra. Together these guys put out some of the richest sounding Soul music of the 70's and early 80's- perfect for your valentines night in!!

Tracks like Baby Blues, Move Me No Mountain, Whisper Softly and Midnight & You all feature. This blog takes no responsibility for any awkward moments that happen as a result of listening to these mixes!

See ya next week


Tracklist in comments section

Thursday, 9 February 2012

SoulNRnB's......Back to my place Baby! (Valentines Special)

Little detour here mixtapers, as its very nearly Valentines Day!

Nice little mix featuring tunes from the 70's onwards, with some real favourites like
Eddie Kendricks - Intimate Friends,
Chrisette Michele - All I ever think about is you,
Dayton - It must be love,
Patrice Rushen - Remind Me and much more.....

Dont be mistaken by the cover, this is definitely a SoulNRnB mix and not a Grizz one. ;)

Ill be back with new music next week, Grizz back on Monday.

SoulNRnB's Back to my Place Baby! (My mums gone out)

Monday, 6 February 2012

DJ Grizz- 60's Soul Vol.13

Whilst the SoulNRnB half of this blog continues to bring you bang up to date, I'm pulling you back to the roots of Soul once again with some deep digs from the shelves and forgotten 60's treasures.

Lucky no.13 for 60's Soul mixes and this one kicks off with Southern Blues n Soul legend Bobby Bland, includes Barbara Mason, The Vibrations, Whitneys mum Cissie Houston and topped off with our cover lads The Temptations. Also contains theBetty Lavette version of the often covered 'Just dropped in....' (checkout the Dap Kings cover for an up to date take!).

Catch you next week mixtapers!


Thursday, 2 February 2012

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 73

Compared to last week, this weeks seemed real uneventful! Before I let you know whats on this mix, Ive uploaded a whole heap more of the back catalogue after requests. Half of the "Great Producer" mixes, Art of the Remix, Time Machine mixes, our joint 1st birthday mixes (Which includes a Soul Show Live BTW...) plus many more. If your trying to catch up, theres no better place to start. In the next month or so may look at Street Sounds Back Catalogue, but in the meantime.....

Volume 73 includes another great Robert Glasper track featuring our ones to watch, KING. There's R&B from Ne-Yo and Mike Winans, Head nodding Soul from ISHE/DARU and Rochelle Jordan, plus Hip Hop with a Slakah remix of a Drake tune and a B.O.B tune feat Andre 3k. Plus cover star John Legend shows up with a new song called "Chasing your Love".

Get up to date with the mixtape, then go back in time with Grizz on Monday

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 73