Wednesday, 28 May 2014

SoulNRnB Presents: 1985

1985 was a stellar year for soul music. Ive not even touched on all the great songs released that year. Safe to say, ive picked a few of my favorites, popular and underground, and fit them onto this snapshot "Presents" mix.

The quality includes: Classics from Luther, Bernard Wright and the System; A Patrick Moten written/produced classic for Chapter 8; Mid tempo goodness from Kashif/Paul Laurence protege Lilo Thomas; Curtis Hairston on a BB&Q Classic; Nick Martinelli remix of a Bass-tastic Change classic; Flyte Tyme in the house for Patti Austin's sublime "Only a breath away, plus so much more.

Take a trip back in time until Grizz returns at the weekend with his own De'Lorean.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

DJ Grizz - Soul Niceness 70

A nice long holiday weekend here in the UK but the weather isn't playing ball! Still we've some corking rare groove n soul now on the blog to make up for it... its Soul Niceness Volume 70!

We are topped and tailed by the Jacksons today- starting with an early offering of a tune well know to UK lovers rock fans, Freda Payne has a rare groove classic moment, kings of 80's funk Slave feature, there's a lovely Leon Ware track, and we end with Jermaine Jacksons gem from the Lets Get Serious LP 4 more corking cuts from the 70's n 80's.

I'm back with a featured artist next Sunday after your midweek Mr S.

Jackson 5- We got a good thing going
Freda Payne- I get high (on your memory)
Gene Chandler- Almost daytime
Richie Marritt- Where did I go wrong
Slave - Feel my love
Leon ware- Club Sashay
Tatsuro Yamashita- Midas Touch
Sunny & the Sunlighters- When it rains
Jermaine Jackson- Where are you now


Tuesday, 20 May 2014

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 126


A BUMPER edition of our upfront mix this week with some big big names and some great music. So im just gonna give you the heads up on some of it.

Cover stars SoulPerFreesia are a formal musical marriage of two of our faves on the blog. Last Street Sounds mix cover star Princess Freesia and Soulpersona. Their new LP "Amalgamation" is great and available here:

Then there's Mark De Clive Lowe whose new LP "Church" is out shortly and from the stuff ive heard is very very good. Available here:

Joanna Borromeo has teamed up with Hazel for "Sun Come In" and its heat, as is the New Incognito LP "Amplified Soul" which includes a storming cover of Atlantic Starr's "Silver Shadow". Marc Mac and the Visioneers crew are back with a double A side and we've got the great "Mystic Brew" on here which not only references the Original but also ATCQ for all you Hip Hop heads out there. Available here:

One of our singles of last year came from Rippy Austin in the shape of "L.O.V.E", and the man has just released a new LP called The Journey and we feature a great track from it. Available here:

And thats not even mentioning a new Jill Scott collaboration with Jarle Bernhoft, new tunes from Neo Soul stalwarts Jaguar Wright and Calvin Richardson (Although I don't think Jaguar Wright would want me to say that), plus some great music from the UK's Fatima and Eric Lau. Sorceress (Ex-Funkommunity) and Music Soulchild are also thereabouts.....hell, ill just shut up and let you press play.

Grizz back at the weekend, see you all next week and enjoy the new music. Remember, these tunes are on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp etc etc, so please support! Tracklist on Mixcloud Widget.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

DJ Grizz- Jazz Funk Vol 11

Time for a Sunday trip to the Jazz Funk vaults and a selection of old tunes for dance floor shufflers and head nodders alike- its Jazz Funk Vol 11

The mix starts with the wonderfully named Oneness of JuJu (you may recall their big 80's funk hit Every Way But Loose), features our cover guy Joe Sample of Crusaders fame, there's a 1973 Ramsey Lewis cut, Janet Lawson gives us a Sunday jazz anthem and we end with a stunning track from flautist Hubert Laws with sister Debra Laws on vocal duty... plus more!.

Catch you on a rare groove tip next week, hope you are enjoying our radio shows on HotFM!
Oneness of JuJu- River luv rite
Joe Sample- There are many stops along the way
Paulinho da Costa- Love to the end of time
Bunky Green- Funk aint a word
Ramsey Lewis- My love for you
Janet Lawson - Sunday Afternoon
Lorez Alexandria- Send in the clowns
Hubert Laws- Family

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

SoulNRnB's Rare Groove Volume 4

Here is Volume 4 of my Rare Groove series of mixes. Some real nuggets here from the 70's and 80's featuring the likes of Natural High's brilliant "I think im falling in love with you"; an 80's nugget from the Michael Stokes produced Ozone track "Our Hearts will always shine", plus more in the shape of Peabo Bryson, Mizz. T-Connection and much more.

Enjoy this trip back into the dusty crates until Grizz return's at the weekend.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 69

Its no. 69 in the Soul Niceness series and its soul and rare groove nuggets all the way!

 No. 69 kicks off with a rare groove anthem from Atlantic Starr, Morris Albert makes a nice job of a George Benson track, Chucki Bookers 80's classic features, Honey & the Bees give us a another version excursion and we finish with a soul masters live take of Marvins best loved song.

I spot some Jazz Funk on the horizon next weekend after Mr S pops up in the week.

Atlantic Starr- With your love I come alive
Morris Albert- Gonna love you more
5th Dimension- What does it take
Chucki booker- Games
Special Delivery- This kind of love
Benitez and Nebula- we are one
The Vibrations- Take a step
Honey & the Bees- Its gonna take a miracle
Donny Hathaway- Whats goin’ on

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

SoulNRnB's White Label Mix May 2014

Welcome to May's White Label mix featuring mystery music from the 70's to the present day; Incorporating (This month) Soulful House, Broken Beat, Rare groove, 80's soul, 90's UK Street Soul and much more.

Hell, just press play below and stop reading for hints.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

DJ Grizz - Soul Versions 2014

Its May and summer is knocking hard at the door at last! Here's some soul filled cover versions to welcome it on its way in

We start with a Chuck Jackson groover of a version of Bob Marley, Bobby Hutcherson jazzes up Sly Stone, S.O.U.L covers Stevie, Barbara Acklin has her say on a Bacharach standard, and we top it all off with Dionne Warwicks take on a Love Unlimited rare groove anthem.

I'm off on tour now with the local football club and god/hangover willing will catch you for some more nuggets from the vaults next week.

Chuck Jackson- Waiting in vain
Hugh Montenegro- Too high
Skylight- What’s going on
Bobby Hutcherson- Family affair
Ana Mazzotti- Feel like making love
S.O.U.L- My Cherie Amour
Barbara Acklin- This girls in love with you
Dionne Warwick- Move me no mountain