Wednesday, 30 April 2014

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 125

Brand new Street Sounds sessions featuring much Soul and big names this edition.

Cover girl Princess Freesia has 2 new releases (they're like buses, you wait for one for ages and two come along). We have the title track from her "Fateful Attraction" EP and watch out for a tune from her collabo with Soulpersona in a future mix.

Other big names include future soul from the UK's great Paul Johnson, a great ballad from a returning Avery Sunshine, Kindred the Family Soul return with some social commentary on "Everybodies Hustlin'", and all hail the return of Hip Hop legends The Roots.

But then we've also got tunes from some other great Independents like Sorceress (Previously Funkommunity), Taylor Mcferrin featuring the big talent of Haitus Kaiyote's Nai Palm, plus my favorite ballad at the moment from Ezzy Anya and "Dream".

Who says there's no good music being released at all? You just have to dig a bit deeper or stick with us at the Soul Mixtape!

Sunday, 27 April 2014

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 68

As promised - a bucket full of soul n rare groove for you guys, its Soul Niceness 68.

We've some real big hitters for you today kicking off with Bobby Womack (& a tune I recall Kelly Rowland having an 'average' stab at a few years back), there's a Curtis classic, an early Frankie Beverly offering, some top jazz from the Caribbean's Jon Lucian, a Commodores dancer, and we finishes with another Womack connection with The Valentinos.

Summers creepin' up so will see you next week in May!! Mr S is just around the corner.

Bobby Womack- Daylight
 Curtis Mayfield- Gimme your love
 Bobby Thurston- Na na na na baby
 Frankie Beverly & the Butlers- If thats what you wanted
 Side Effect- Tree of love
 Jon Lucian- A sunny day
 SOLAR- Faith for my mind
 Commodores- Flying high
 The Valentinos- Sweeter than the day

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

SoulNRnB Presents:1997

Back in time again with my PRESENTS: series of mixes featuring the best Soul, RnB, Funk etc from featured years. Right now its 1997, RnB producing some great Pop/Soul, Neo Soul in its infancy but kicking in.

Enjoy this trip down memory lane that features a track from the classic Adrianna Evans LP; RnB from Jon B, SWV, Zhane and more (Where did all the good Pop/RnB acts go??) plus a great Bridgette McWilliams/Frank McComb collabo.

Hard to believe this is music from 17 years ago. Old age creeping up.Speaking of old age, Grizz will be back with you at the weekend for more great music.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

DJ Grizz- Wayne Henderson Mix

Hi guys n girls! A slight departure from my planned post but I couldn't let the passing of a Jazz Funk great the other week go without tipping my hat so here's my Wayne Henderson tribute. A great brass musician from his early jazz beginnings in the 60's, through being a co-founder of the seminal Crusaders to his solo and collaborative jazz-funk LP's of the 70's and 80's not to mention producer on great LPs from Pleasure, Side Effect, Ronnie Laws and many more.

The tribute mix includes jazz dance gem I'm Staying Forever, Soul Club classic Dancin' Love Affair, some great collaborations with Roy Ayres and a solid Crusaders cut.

Hope it helps with your Easter Egg withdrawal over the coming week! Catch u next Sunday with a bucket full of Rare Grooves... Mr S up soon.

I’m staying forever
Hot stuff
Dancin’ love affair
Step into our life (with Roy Ayres)
No Deposit, no return (with Roy Ayres)
For You
Chain Reaction
Mysterious Maiden

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

SoulNRnB's Disco Daze

Since the Disco History mix I uploaded on New Years was listened to by so many, I figured that you all were feeling the Disco. So Ive just completed 2 new Disco mixes, the first of which is up here and now.

Some great Soulful Disco, light on the cheese, guaranteed to cheer up the bluest weekday and set you off with a spring in the step for the weekend. Some good rarities here, press play and enjoy.

Tracklist on the widget, Grizz back at the weekend!

Sunday, 13 April 2014

DJ Grizz - Jazz Funk 10

Its Sunday and I'm getting all Jazz Funky on ya! Its Jazz Funk Vol.10

The selection kicks off with an early 80's Jazz Funk UK dancefloor cut from Banzai, Wilson das Neves Carnivals up the Average White Band, Reuben Wilson gives us a later version of his jazz dance classic, we've a gem from cover man Gene Harris and we top off with some more Brazilian magic from veteran guitarist Sivuca plus more goodies.

Back in Rare Groove territory next Easter weekend.... after Mr S of course.


Banzai- Runaway
Wilson das Neves- Pick up the pieces
Reuben Wilson- Got to get your own (version)
Carlos Garnett- Banks of the Nile
Gene Harris- Theme for Relana
Idris Mohammad- I’m a believer
Bobby Hutcherson- Mountain Caravan
Sivuca- Ponteio

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 124

Well into 2014 now, and this Street Sounds Sessions mix highlights some of the great Independent Soul music out there.

First up we have a track from the anticipated "Please Rewind" LP from Moonchild, and the LP is a MUST; There's a hidden track on the Pharrell LP "G.I.R.L". Did you know?; Elle Varner releases a top tune in "see me tonight" with an old school Hip Hop vibe; Ruth Kovela released an excellent Neo Soul LP last year and weve got an Eric Lau remix of one of the tracks; Killer 80's vibes on Ezzy Anya and Cocoa Jackson Lane tunes; Plus a shed load of more great Independent Soul, Nu-Jazz, Soulful House and Hip Hop.

Be sure to check Grizz out at the weekend and press play below on the BEST upfront mix you can listen to anywhere. Seriously. Hand picked with love!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 67

Its Soul Niceness Volume 67- simples!

We kick off this soul n rare groove fest with 60's vocal group The Artistics,  includes the smooth Ron Henderson, a Roy Ayers cover track better known by Flowers in rare groove circles, a all time fave from Undisputed Truth, a Blair soul club classic, and some Sweet Thunder to finish.

Catch you in a week after SoulNRnB.


Artistics- Look out im gonna get you
Townsend and Rogers- True Love
Ron Henderson & the Choice of Color-Gemini lady
Roy Ayres- For real
George Duke- Corrine
The Undisputed Truth- Sandman
Blair- Nightlife
Sweet Thunder- To give love

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

SoulNRnB's White Label Mix - April 2014

Wow time has flown by! Its another White Label Mix featuring MYSTERY Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, Soulful House..... hell, whatever takes my fancy!

This months mix features some great 80's rare groove including a little heard B Side, an early 90's RnB monster, a touch of Hip Hop and Soulful House, plus an Upfront joint.

Grizz returns with his weekend session and Ill see you next week with a new Street Sounds Sessions mix.