Sunday, 31 March 2013

DJ Grizz- Mellow Grooves 17

Happy Easter Mixtapers! And if you are anything like me you'll be spending some of the holiday weekend re-charging and doing very little and heres the perfect soundtrack for that - Mellow Grooves 17!

Another 10 laid back soul/jazz tracks includes a William De Vaughan track off the 'Be Thankful..' album, a Love Unlimited gem, some vintage latin soul from Ralfi Pagan, Aretha's lil sis Carolyn, and finally Sharon Jones channels Bob Marley plus 5 more quiet storm goodies!

Mr S rattles his jewellery with a gems mix next and I'll see you next weekend.


Tracklist in comments


Thursday, 28 March 2013

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 103

Welcome to our latest Upfront mix! 14 Tracks of Soulful music in all its forms.

Our cover star, Joanna Borromeo, released her excellent new LP this week (You can get it at ) and we've got a favorite tune of ours, "Outside", featuring on this mix. Really worth a purchase, loads of super soulful tunes. If you liked the EP from last year (On our best of 2012 list!) then this Independent release is worthy of your support.

But that's not it; W'eve got the return of Joe with an old school style tune; New artists Kissi B, AB, and a great tune from I Ced; as well as tunes from the great Incognito founder, Bluey, and a touch of hip hop from Redman & Method Man which is more soulful than you'd expect from those names.

All in all a great mix if we do say so ourselves! Grizz back with you at the weekend, see you next week with another GEMS mix,

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 103

Sunday, 24 March 2013

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 49

Its springtime but still snowing in East London as I type! Lets get away on another rare groove journey with Soul Niceness Vol 49.

This soulful selection begins with a nice little groover from drummer Narada Michael Walden, features the label backing band the Ebony Rhythm Band, an atmospheric Souljazz number from Jasmine, some goodness from the Emotions, and finishes with an alternate version of a JB classic- plus 5 more cool dusty grooves to re-discover.

Mr S will be doing his upfront thang in a few days time and I'll be getting all mellow n soulful next weekend.


Narada Michael Walden- I’m ready
BG Rhythm- So remember
Haze -Love Rhyme
Black Smoke Band- I’ll keep searching
Ebony Rhythm Band- Can I call you baby
Jasmine- Being together
The Emotions- I wouldn’t lie
Lee Stone- What is life
The Ebonys -Life in the country
James Brown- Think

Thursday, 21 March 2013

SoulNRnB's RAW (Rare and Wanted) White Label

Here we go with another white label mix of tunes that'll make you dig out Shazam or Soundhound to help you identify the tunes! If they're able to!

So, for those that like to do some soul music train spotting, here are some clues:

1) An unreleased tune from the mooted follow up to one of my picks of the best LP's of the Noughties.
2) A tune from a well known "House" producer/artist, featuring an 80's soul singer thats a 2 step classic.
3) A slept on 90's slow jam.
4) Unreleased 70's Jazz funk with a hint of the Mizell Brothers.
5) A brand new track, featuring the great Omar, that isn't from Positive Flow.

Very Soulful mix this month, really hope you enjoy it. Feel free to hit us up on Facebook or Twitter with comments, suggestions etc

Grizz back with the old school at the weekend, See you next week with the new Edition of Street Sounds Sessions featuring a tune from the brand new Joanna Borromeo LP.

SoulNRnB's RAW White Label

Sunday, 17 March 2013

DJ Grizz- On a Jazz Funk Tip 3

Easters only a week or so away- damn... slow down 2013 your going to too fast! So take some time out to smell the roses or in our case check out some more top notch music with Jazz Funk Vol 3.

This mix starts with a JapJazz gem from the Kazu Matsui Project, has a tight, off the wall collaboration from sax supremo Gary Bartz and vocal mistress Syreeta Wright, the Jazz Renegades cover Norman Conners, Frank Derrick gives us a big band blast, some 1980's goodness from jazz veteran Pharoh Sanders, a Ronnie Laws classic and finishes with another class offering from recently departed Donald Byrd.

After taking me back to my Castor Soul Weekend roots last week Mr S will be back soon and I've more rare stuff for you next week.


Kazu Matsui Project- The music inside you
Gary Bartz & Syreeta Wright- Funked up
Perigeo- Fata Morgana
Manolo- The one thing
Jazz Renegades- Mother of the future
The Frank Derrick Total Experience- No Jive
Dave Matthews- East side lady
Pharoah Saunders- Think about the one
Ronnie Laws- Heavy on easy
Donald Byrd- Flight time


Thursday, 14 March 2013

SoulNRnB's Soul Weekender; The Mellow Get Down Sound

Time to cut a rug and two step a hole in your living room carpet/rug. A selection of those tunes you couldn't help but dance to, and were synonymous with weekenders all over the UK like Caister, Prestatyn, Luxury Soul etc etc

Feel good music to start your weekend good and proper with music from the Players Association (Thanks for the mix title fella's), Masurrati, The Sugarhill Gang, Switch and much more.

Hope you dig it, ill be back next week. Till then, Grizz will provide the soundtrack if he's not dancing in his living room to this mix with a whistle in his mouth, beer in hand, with a pair of shorts on.

SoulNRnB's Soul Weekender - The Mellow Get Down Sound

Sunday, 10 March 2013

DJ Grizz- New Funk 12

The New Funk series reaches a Dirty Funky Dozen with Vol.12. 10 tracks from recent bands who get their inspiration from the 60's and 70's.

We kick off with a Madlib produced Sound Directions, next Aussie band Randa & the Soul Kingdom (Oz bands seem to embrace this genre!), we have Brazil big band Funk Como le Gusta covering a Jazz Funk gem, 2 Northern Soul inspired tunes 1st from The Transatlantics (another Oz band!) and then Essex's own veteran singer James Hunter with his new single (so up to date for me... i've a nosebleed!!!), we've a James Taylor hammond heavy cut, a Jestofunk cover, and finishing with something a bit different from a UK band who've captured that old Rock Steady sound.

Catch you in a week- Mr S up soon!


Sound Directions- The funky side of life
Randa & the Soul Kingdom- Holding Strong
Funk Como le Gusta- Forty Days
The Transatlantics- On Fire
The James Hunter Six- One way love
James Taylor Fourth Dimension- Picking up where we left off
Deep Street Soul- Straighten out
Monophonics- Like yesterday
Jestofunk- If you got it you’ll get it
The Delegators- World to me


Wednesday, 6 March 2013

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 102

Another portion of Upfront Soulful music for you all to enjoy.

A host of new talent on this mix, with RnB supplied by Jared's "Hurricane", Faith Evans "Love & Devotion" and cover star Erik Rico's collaboration with GUS.

Then we've got the more soulful side of things; Roman GianArthurs great "I-69", one of my faves of the year so far; Kelly Jones "Alphabet Song" where she lays into the packaged, soul less attempts at music were subjected to more recently; An unreleased Bilal tune; Erykah Badu collaborates with Bonobo for the track "Heaven for the Sinner".

Plus another two of my favorites of the year from Tone Trezure and the great Georgia Ann Muldrow.

Grizz back on Sunday with some Nu-Funk, I'm gonna be back next week with a "Weekender" mix.

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 102

Sunday, 3 March 2013

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 48

Another helping of some of what this blog does well- rare grooves from deep in the crates.

We start with Eloise Laws sibling of Hubert, Ronnie & Debra, features Betty Wright, a Bobby Womack cut, pre-cursor to War- Senor Soul, and ends with an instrumental version of a modern soul classic from Charles Williams plus 5 more old time gems.

Mr S back midweek, and i'll have some New Funk next weekend.


Eloise Laws- Baby you lied
Cast - Sweetness
Walter Jackson- Touching in the dark
Betty Wright - She’s older now
Lara Saint Paul- So good
Larry Connor- Cold day
Bobby Womack- Trust your heart
Black Nasty- Keep on steppin
Senor Soul- I aint got no soul today
Charles Williams - Standing