Monday, 30 July 2012

DJ Grizz- Lovers Rock Vol. 20

Well I did say Summer time in the UK was gonna be a brief one & sure enough a week of sun was followed by a weekend of rain! Let's see if we can't kickstart it once more with a shot of Lovers Rock.

Lovers Vol 20 includes a Freddy Mckay cover of the Al Wilson soul classic, Willie Lindo reggaes up Barry White, Fil Calenders vocals with the In Crowd, and topped off with early 80's Tinga Stewart. Plus 6 more Lovers Rock revival tunes.

I'll be back with some Soul Niceness for all you rare groove buffs after SoulNRnB goes retro I'm told!


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Thursday, 26 July 2012

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 89

Frank Ocean. Never been a mad fan of his musically, but it took some cajones to make that recent statement he made, and more than that, he's impressed me with a sure fire song of the year, "Sweet Life" included here.

But he's not the only big name; Tweet continues releasing excellent unreleased tunes, "Face to Face" is another;  Rahsaan Patterson returns with "Frank"; Mix in Slakah, Leon Ware, Novel and Peven Everett and youve got a classy upfront mix.

Grizz returns in a few, see you next week with something old school.

UPDATE: Link down super quick this week, BUT BACK NOW!

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 89

Sunday, 22 July 2012

DJ Grizz- Summer Soul 2012

Now I've been sitting on this mix for ages waiting for the London summer to arrive and looks like its finally here. It may only last a week or 2 so I'd better post this quick- Summer Soul 2012, choc full of quality old soul n jazz perfect for soaking up some rays!

Kicks off with some 60's Soul from the Marvellos, features some laid back jazz funk from Deodato, Musique & Jakki lay down some summer boogie and finishes with a jazzy beach inspired cut from Spunk (!!?) no less. Plus 5 more sun filled old tunes.

Hopefully I've not jinxed the weather before the start of the Olympics just up the road and with a bit of luck this mix will stay up longer than my last offering. I'll be back next week after SoulNRnB's does his end of week thang!


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Thursday, 19 July 2012

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 88 : NEW SCHOOL EDITION

While Grizz fights the fight with Mondays New Funk Mix much in the way of Previous Street Sounds Sessions, here's a new edition to show some solidarity. And its a NEW SCHOOL EDITION!!

Headed up by cover star Princess Freesia's excellent new tune "I cant see it", there is a decidedly old school feel to some of the tracks. Fressia's tune is funky in a retro way, whilst Jarrard Anthony covers an old school classic from Weldon Irvine, enlisting the great Lonnie Liston Smith and Patrice Covington! Even Austin Brown channels the Jacksons with his new release......

Other big New artists recommendations on here include Moonchild who have a great new LP out there for you to check out, Maverick Soul whose "Deep in my Heart" blends old and new and is a great tune, then there's also Ishe, Milan and more.

Check out these young guns and show some support for your favorites.

Hopefully Grizz will be back trouble free next week!

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 88: NEW SCHOOL EDITION

Sunday, 15 July 2012

DJ Grizz- New Funk Vol.10

Morning Guys n Gals and welcome to the tenth edition of New Funk. 10 more cuts from new bands who like to give us the music as it it should be raw, funky & played on instruments!

Features The Haggis Horns representing Scottish funk, Binky Griptite from the Dapkings does his thing, some acid jazz tinged soul-funk from the 90's from The Max, & finishes with 2 cool covers- The Impellers funk up some rock and The Dynamics reggae up some funk! Enjoy!!

SoulNRnB up soon with all that bang up to date goodness and I'll catch you old soul fans next week!


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UPDATE- Thanks for the heads up- but appears link keeps getting taken down/interfered with. I've uploaded it once again but apologies if doesn't stay up for long!

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

SoulNRnB's Nu Soul Jazz Volume 3

I've posted one of these every year or so, but this time its seems a better time than ever to get a New Soul Jazz mix out to you all.

Why?  Because this has been an exceptional year for Soulful Jazz music.

Evidence? Glasper's Black Radio. Darryl Reeve's Mercury. Diggs Duke's Gravity & Black Gold. The Visioneers Hipology. I can go on.....Gregory Porter.......Incognito........ Jazz, a real fusion rather than that MOR stuff you occasionally hear around, has made a great comeback in 2012. And not to soon either.

So to celebrate, heres a taster of things thats around now and whats been around. Below are links for the first edition of Nu Soul Jazz (Very popular, forever getting deleted, so grab it quick), plus the new edition.

Grizz returns next week (He's been practicing his Marathon running for the Olympics. He wont be able to drive anywhere because of road restrictions, so he has to run to work.), and I will return with more new music.

SoulNRnB' s Nu Soul Jazz - Vol One

SoulNRnB's Nu Soul Jazz Vol Three

Monday, 9 July 2012

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 38

Another week starts and still no sign of summer here in London! Better make do with some wicked old soul & rare groove nuggets then- here's Soul Niceness 38.

Kicks off with Mr Bad Mamma Jammer himself- Carl Carlton, then a corking Stevie Wonderish track from Leon Davis, Rhetta Hughes does her stuff and finishes with 80's hitmakers The Strikers with a nice steppers tune. Plus 6 more high qualty tunes.

After Mr SoulNRnB's midweek interlude I'll be returning in a New Funk kinda mood.


Carl Carlton- I wanna be with you
Leon Davis- I think they call it love
Fritz- Love, how is love
Autumn- Hold on to our love
Masterpiece - We're gonna make it
The Deceptions- All of the hearts
A Perfect Fit- If you only knew
Rhetta Hughes- I can’t stand under this pressure
Billanian Creation- Save the Children
The Strikers- Hold onto the feelin

Thursday, 5 July 2012

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 87

As promised, another mix of high quality soul from both label artists and independents alike. Some real hot stuff here including:

Roane Namuh & Reva Devito whose excellent LP should be checked out and supported, run a google and enjoy "Cloudshine"; The great Leela James, who in my opinion hasnt reached the dizzy heights of her first LP (An embarrassing omission from my best of the 00's LP's DOH!), but here gives us an excellent original tune from her tribute to Etta James LP (A relation I believe!); Mixtape favorite Diggs Duke covering another favorite, Thundercat; Tweet blesses us with another soulful cut from her vaults; and thats not to mention class acts such Jarrard Anthony & Eric Roberson, Peven Everett and Oh No feat. Jose James & Phife.

Take a listen and enjoy, Grizz back with you after the weekend has shot past us all at light speed.

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 87

Monday, 2 July 2012

DJ Grizz - Acid Jazz mix

Morning mixtapers and welcome back to another Monday mix. This week its an Acid Jazz special.

Acid Jazz was primarily a music label started in the late 80's by DJ's Eddie Pillar & Giles Peterson that featured new bands who favoured the old Jazz Funk/Soul Jazz sounds. It did however also spawn a music genre that kept alive that 70's and early 80's Funk/Jazz sound. Although in my opinion it lost its way later in the 90's when it took a more trip hop/electronic direction there's no disputing it brought us some real Soul and Jazz Funk nuggets in the late 80's and early 90's.

The mix features Japans United Future Org., Izits take on the Chakaras classic, acid jazz founders JTQ & Brand New Heavies, Mother Earth (apparantly I was at school with the drummer!?), and topped off with 2 theme tune covers from Snowboy and Sunchaser.

Back to the rare grooves next after the SoulNRnB end of week contribution.


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