Sunday, 30 March 2014

DJ Grizz- Soulful 80's Vol.21

Morning mixtapers, and its back to the decade of my teenage years when all I had to my name was a ghetto blaster, a pocket full of tapes, a red bus rover (an 80's teenage discount bus pass for all you born outside of London!)  and a bad haircut. Its time for Soulful 80's Vol.21

 We start with a Mystic Touch dancer, includes a Jimmy Young gem, some funky Kid Creole, a great Woods Empire tune, and finish with D Train from his massive 80's LP plus 5 more tunes to get back in touch with.

Catch you guys in a week!


Mystic Touch- Get yourself together
Vernon Burch -Joy & Pain
Lenard Lidell- When you’ve fallen out of love
Mighty Fire- Start it up
Jimmy Young - Times are tight
TC Curtis- Should have known better
Kid Creole- The love we have
Woods Empire- Party down
Delight- is it too late
D Train- Trying to get over


Wednesday, 26 March 2014

#FLASHBACK SoulNRnB's Great Producers

A series I kicked off early on in the blogs history was my picks for the best producers.

Most of these mixes have gone the way of the dodo, but here are a selection of my picks plus a flashback to a few for those that missed them.

Grizz back at the weekend, enjoy some of the masters at work below!

For the record, the full list composed of (In no particular order):

Mizell Brothers (Mixed by Grizz)


Raphael Saadiq

Marc Mac

Jam & Lewis

James Poysner

Leon Ware

David Frank

Quincy Jones

Louie Vega

Jay Dee (J Dilla)

The Neptunes

Rodney Jerkins

Dre & Vidal

Leon Sylvers

Nile Rogers & Bernard Edwards

Sunday, 23 March 2014

DJ Grizz -Soul Niceness 66

Back with my usual Sunday rendezvous with Rare Grooves from the 70's & 80's -its Soul Niceness Vol.66.

We kick off with a dancer from Londoner Labi Siffre, theres a Mizell produced Bobbi Humphrey gem, some laid back Lonnie Liston, an early funk offering from Kool & the Gang, a rare groove favourite from The Trumains, and finishes with something cool from Archie Bell & the more.

SoulNRnB back in few days and I'll have some more musical goodies next Weekend (don't forget to check us out on Hot FM!).

Labi Siffre- The Vulture
Chris Rhodes Band- wait until dark
John Edwards- we always come back strong
Bobbi Humphrey- Uno Esta
Lonnie Liston Smith- Journey into love
Kool & the Gang- Starchild
Rita Joyce- Dancing close
The trumains- Ripe for the picking
Archie Bell & the Drells- I love my baby


Wednesday, 19 March 2014

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 123

It's that time again for the latest in all that's Soulful and Upfront in music right now. March brings us the New Pharrell LP, the new Ledisi LP and the new Noel Gourdin LP and we've got tracks from all three on here.

Add to that independent heat from the likes of Zo!, Melat, Mara Hurby plus new music from Raheem Devaughn x Kenny Dope; PLUS 2 Dilla produced rarities, one from De La Soul and you've got a great hour of music!

Don't forget we're on HOT-FM Smooth Grooves every Tue/Fri/Sat Details here: HOT-FM The Soul Mixtape

and Grizz will be back on Sunday with his usual selection of treats!

Sunday, 16 March 2014

DJ Grizz- New Funk 15

Its Sunday and its a New Funk day- a selection of funk and raw soul tracks from the past few years.

We kick off with a track from veteran soul diva Spanky Wilson guesting on the Quantic LP from a few years back, The Baker Brothers have Japanese singer Bird featuring, Essex boy James Hunter provides more growling soul, LA funk band Connie Price & the Keystones provide the funkiness, and lastly we have London based Rocksteady Reggae Revival band the Delegators with a corking recent single.

Back with some Rare Grooves next week after SoulNRnB's midweek malarkey.

Grizz Spanky Wilson & The Quantic Orch.- Don’t joke with a hungry man
The New Mastersounds- Idle time
The Baker Bros ft Bird- Soul shine
Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro- The Preacher
Stoned Soul Picnic- Hip Joint
Orgone- Watch it
James Hunter- She’s got a way
Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators- Best days of our lives
Connie Price & the Keystones- Suckerpunch
The Delegators- I didn’t mean to break your heart

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

SoulNRnB Presents: 2002

Take a trip back in time to 2002 with The Soul Mixtape. Hard to believe these tunes are 12 years old. Some great Neo-Soul, RnB and Hip Hop for you featuring music from Dwele, Glenn Lewis, a remix of a track from Donnie's classic LP and much more.

Our 1981 mix was very popular, so really hope you enjoy this selection from one of the peak years for Neo Soul. Grizz back with some Funk at the weekend, stay tuned! Oh, and check us out at HOT-FM too!

Sunday, 9 March 2014

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 65

Ramping up the rare groove quota, here we go again with Soul Niceness 65.

The selection begins with an 80's dancefloor classic from The Whispers (check out the vid on YouTube too, they don't make moves like that anymore!), some class from Starpoint, a Jazz Funk masterpiece from a Mizell produced Johnny Hammond, there's a heart-breaking tale from Brenda Jones, topped off with a quite storm gem from the LA Boppers plus more stonkingly good old tunes to rediscover.

Brand spanking new stuff from Mr S soon and I'm in New Funk territory next week.  


The Whispers- Keep on lovin me
Starpoint- Bring your sweet lovin back
Johnny Hammond- Tell me what to do
Wayne Henderson- Dancin Love affair
The Dramatics- Whatcha see is whatcha get
Brenda Jones- Big mistake
The Diddys – Intergalatic love song
LA Boppers- Watching life

Friday, 7 March 2014

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

#Requestline - Selector Edition!!

From time to time on The Soul Mixtape we let others do the Selecting. So here is our latest #Requestline mix featuring the talents of Marlon Guildford and Jo-Ann Blanchard who have chosen the 10 massive choons on this mix. Ranging from 80's Soul, disco, soulful ballads, Rare Groove niceness and onwards.

Had an absolute blast mixing it, hope you all enjoy! Grizz back at the weekend and ill see you next week with something more recent!

Sunday, 2 March 2014

DJ Grizz- Jazz Funk 9

Morning mixtapers (well its morning in East London!) and I'm back with another dose of Jazz Funk.
Something for all the jazz lovers and dancers out there! We start with ex Friend of Distinction singer (and vocalist with EWF and Funkadelic) Jessica Cleaves, we've a wicked version of a Ramsey tune from Dee Dee Bridgewater, some Nu-jazz from Bembe Segue, cover man Jorge Ben puts us in the mood for the Brasil World Cup (if they can ever finish the stadia), some Reuben Wilson and much more top stuff.
Midweek treats soon from SoulNRnB, see you next weekend!
Jessica Cleaves- Eyes of a dreamer
Shunzoh Ohno- Bubbles pt 2
Dee Dee Bridgewater- Tequilla Mockinbird
Bembe Segue- Amazing
Feather- Nicas dream
Jorge Ben- Mas que nada
Tenth Parker ft Mark Murphy- Kool down
Blue Mitchell- Bump it
Reuben Wilson- Set us free
Enoch Smith jr ft Mavis Swan Poole - I wont complain