Saturday, 31 December 2016

DJ Ridym - RnB Sessions 5

Happy New Year Mixtapers and as promised RnB Sessions 5 brings you a selection of soul from this years releases that have caught my ear. Some old and new talent to see out the current year and dance your way into 2017!

On behalf of myself and the crew at the Soulmixtape I wish you all a very happy new year!

1. Yuna - Best Love
2. Omar - I Want It To Be
3. Miles Bonny - Way
4. Kindred The Family Soul - Welcome To My World
5. Phonte and Eric Roberson - Something
6. Jane Handcock - Ninas Blues
7. Hiatus Kaiyote - Laputa (Taylor McFerrin Remix feat. Anderson .Paak)
8. Black Milk - The Knock
9. Josef Leimberg - Between Us 2 
10. Kendra Foster - Promise To Stay
11. Jermaine Hardsoul - The One Two
12. Ivan Ave - The Circle
13. Miles Davis & Robert Glasper Ft. Phonte - Violets
14. Jamie Foxx - I Don't Know You Anymore
15. Oddisee - No Sugar No Cream
16. Kaytranada - Drive Me Crazy
17. Corine Bailey - Do You Ever Think Of Me 

Friday, 30 December 2016

DJ Grizz- 80's Soul Club Clasics

One for all you New Years Party people.... Its 80's Soul Club Classics!

Choc full of 'get down' 80's party anthems perfect for your Soul themed NYE event.... includes 80's synth masters The System, LTD's Jeffrey Osborne, Gwen Guthrie, 70's and 80's hit makers - The Whispers and ends on some well loved Maze.... plus more.

Enjoy!!! See you all in 2017 Mixtapers!!

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The System- You are in my system
Inner Life- Moment of my life
Jefferey Osborne- Stay with me tonight
Kleeer - Wall to wall
The Blackbyrds- Dont know what to say
Gwen Guthrie- It should have been you
Aurra- Such a feeling
The Whispers- Wet my whistle
Maze - Twilight

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

#TheSoulMixtape Remembers artists we lost in 2016

Little to say here, save that along with Rock Icons (David Bowie) and Pop Icons (George Michael) we lost a hell of a lot of talent on the soul front in 2016.

This mix features work written, produced and/or performed from

Natalie Cole
Billy Paul
Rod Temperton
Nicholas Caldwell of The Whispers
Maurice White of Earth Wind and Fire

This is just a look back at some of their work that will live on long after 2016.

We hope you all have a Happy New Year and a healthy and prosperous 2017. Ill be back in the New Year with Part 3 of Street Sounds Sessions that looked back at the best songs of 2016.

Sunday, 25 December 2016

DJ Grizz- Minnie Riperton Mix

A Xmas Eve treat for all Soul lovers... a little tribute to the huge voice that is Minnie Riperton! Minnie started her career as a backing singer on the legendary Chess Records, had some early acclaim as a vocalist with the psychedelic Rock/Soul group Rotary Connection then having huge solo success throughout the 70's before her passing in 1979.

Here's my selection of favourites including the sublime Simple Things, , arguably her goodbye song after her diagnosis -Memory Lane, Love Hurts, of course... Loving You and ends with a great track from her very early days.

The gangs all here over the festive period....have a great Xmas Mixtapers!

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Simple Things
Baby this love i have
Perfect Angel
Here we go
Memory Lane
Love hurts
Inside you
Lovin’ you
Les Fleurs

Sunday, 18 December 2016

DJ Ridym - RnB Sessions Volume 4

Hi mixtapers I'm back again as promised with some upfront R&B and this time its the slow jams. Terrace Martin, Davi Akei and Carolyn Malachi are all releases from earlier this year that I'm definitely feeling along with some not so recent favorites including the hypnotic Twisted by Ultra Nate and 4 Hero and run away by P-Funk inspired artist Georgia Anne-Muldrow.

Continuing the theme of this mix with an Erykah Badu-esque Moonchild track, one from Danish songstress Coco Owino of Quadron (that's her looking like a young Tina Marie on the cover by the way!) R&B queens Jill Scott, Teedra Moses and Corrine Bailey-Rae follow the same theme and help complete the mix.

Be sure to check out my RnB Sessions Volume 5 next which is where I'll sign off the year with the best of 2016 to see us into the New Year.

1. Terrace Martin - Think Of You
2. Ultra Nate - Twisted (4 Hero Remix)
3. Davi Akei - Asylum
4. Teedra Moses - Get It Right
5. Georgia Anne Muldrow - Run Away
6. Jill Scott - Crown Royal
7. Moonchild - Be Free (Jazzy Jeff remix)
8. Carolyn Malachi - Blowing Smoke
9. Corinne Bailey Rae - Been To The Moon
10. Quadron - Better Off feat. Kendrick Lamar

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 122

Morning you marvellous Mixtapers! Time to squeeze in my final Soul Niceness of 2016... it Soul Niceness 122!

Choc full of quality Soul and Rare Grooves we start with a hit from ex Tower of Power lead man Lenny Williams, there's a wicked album cut from Taste of Honey, excellent 70's vocalist Michael Henderson features, The Temptations cover the great Love Ballad, and George Benson does his thing on The Ghetto.... and more besides!

More good stuff to come on the blog over the holidays!


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Lenny Williams- shoo doo fu fu ohh
A Taste of Honey- Lets begin
Flavor- Dont freeze up
Pandella Kelly- Stand in for love
Michael Henderson- Wont you be mine
Badwater Bridge- Its alright tonight
The Blossoms- Thats whenthe tears start
The Tempations- Love Ballad
George Benson- The ghetto

Thursday, 15 December 2016

DJ Ridym - Reggae Rockers 5 - A Reggae Christmas

Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas greetings Mixtapers and welcome to my Reggae Christmas mix. I kick off the seasons greetings with a medley from Yellowman who whilst not being the best vocalist I ever heard definitely brings a smile to my face with "breadfruit roasting on the open fire, cornmeal porridge on the stove!"

Christmas dancehall style from Michael Palmer, Michigan & Smiley and Jacob Miller is then followed by a rockers rendition of I saw mommy kissing santa claus with the dub b-side counteraction then grab your partner while you slow wine to reggae crooners John Holt, Alton Ellis and Beres Hammonds lovers selection. I then seal the mix with some cracking Christmas Ska.

I'll be back with some RnB mix presents for you lucky listeners so be sure to check the blog but until then have yourself a very Merry Christmas!

One love and blessings to you all

1. Yellowman - This Christmas Mix
2. Jacob Miller - On The Tweleve Days of Ismas
3. Michael Palmer - Happy Christmas
4. Michigan and Smiley - Drummer Boy
5. Jacob Miller - Wish You A Merry Christmas
6. Johnny Clarke - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
7. The Aggrovators - Santa Claus Dub
8. John Holt - White Christmas
9. Beres Hammond - The Christmas Song
10. John Holt - Blue Christmas
11. Alton Ellis and The Lipsticks - Merry Merry Christmas
12. The Granville Williams Orchestra - Santa Claus Is Ska-ing To Town
13. Reuben Anderson - Christmas Time Again

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

#TheSoulMixtape Xmas Funk & Soul Revue

The holidays are nearly here, so here's a mix for those that are celebrating Xmas. Chock full of Soul and Funk, it would grace any Xmas party!

I know DJ Ridym has a Reggae Xmas mix coming up, but from all of us at the blog have a happy Xmas and happy holidays!

I'll be back with my final part of the Street Sounds Sessions best of the year before New Years.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

DJ Grizz- 70's Soul Club Classics

'Tis the party season so if you are looking for something to get your Soul party going then look no further than 70's Soul Club Classics.

A selection of old time Soul, Boogie and Disco dance floor hits that include a Philly nugget from Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, some Love Unlimited, the Philly house band MFSB, a Thelma Houston Soul Club anthem, and ends on a Soul Weekender favourite from Tony Etoria... plus more stuff to help you wear out that carpet!

Enjoy Soul- Lovers!

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Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes- Bad Luck
Johnny Bristol- Love no longer has a hold on me
Love Unlimited Orchestra- Satin soul
The O Jays- Give the people what they want
Rose Royce- Is it love youre after
Thelma Houston- Saturday night Sunday morning
Shalamar- Second time around
Tony Etoria- I can prove it

Monday, 5 December 2016

DJ Ridym Presents: Raphael Saadiq Part 1&2

Welcome to the first of another new series from me where I'll be bringing you the best tracks from a group or particular artist. Today I focus on a gentleman who's CV speaks for itself and reads:  Sings, Produces plays Guitar and Keyboards and has collaborated with the likes of  Marcus Miller, EWF, Teedra Moses, Faith Evans, Stevie Wonder, Lucy Pearl, Joss Stone, D'Angelo, J Dilla, The Roots, Little Dragon, Amp Fidler, The Bee Gees, Jaguar Wright, Erykah Badu, Whitney Houston, Kelis and A Tribe Called Quest to name just a few.
He's been consistant throughout  the 90's all the way to the present day and is one of the most talented, hardest working individuals in the businness ladies and gentleman the Soul Mixtape presents the one and only Raphael Saadiq.

In fact Raphael has worked so hard he's made me work double hard to compile a mix that would in some way pay tribute to his achievements over the years, so much so that I've had to break it down into 2 mixes!

So take a break from your Christmas shopping and enjoy the soulful sounds of the neo soul genius. Make sure to keep it locked to the Soul Mixtape. Jah Bless

Part 1
1. A Tribe Called Quest & Faith Evans - Stressed Out
2. Teedra Moses - I Want You Back
3. Lucy Pearl - Dance Tonight
4. RS - Skyy, Can You Feel Me
5. Raphael Saadiq - Live Without You
6. Tony Toni Tone - I Couldn't Keep It To Myself
7. Tony Toni Tone - It Never Rains In Southern California
8. Teedra Moses - Take Me Ft. Raphael Saadiq
9. Raphael Saadiq - Rifle Love
10. Kelis - Glow
11. Lucy Pearl - Without You (Dwelle mix)
12. Teedra Moses - Chic
13. T-Boz - Different Times
14. Raphael Saadiq - You're The One That I Like
15. Tony Toni Tone - Anniversary
16. Tony Toni Tone - 261.5
17. Raphael Saadiq - Love That Girl

Part 2
1. Lucy Pearl - Everyday
2. Tony Toni Tone - Lovin' You
3. Lucy Pearl - Without You
4. Tony Toni Tone - Let's Get Down
5. Q-Tip - We Fight We Love
6. Lucy Pearl - Ft Grand Puba - Dance Tonight
7. Tony Toni Tone - It Never Rains In Souther California (Remix)
8. Tony Toni Tone - Lay Your Head On My Pillow
9. Raphael Saadiq - Uptown
10. Raphael Saadiq - I Know Shuggie Otis
11. Raphael Saadiq - Blind Man
12. TTT - Tell Me Mama
13. Stevie Wonder & CJ Hilton - Never Give You Up
14. Raphael Saadiq - Oh Girl

Sunday, 4 December 2016

DJ Grizz- Xmas Soul 2016

Its that time of year again where we save you from the usual tired old festive songs and bring you some Xmas flavoured Soul and Jazz to get you set for the Yuletide... its Xmas Soul 2016!

The merry mix starts with the late great Sharon Jones with her Dapkings, we've the Pointer Sisters, Bobby Womack, Louie Armstrong and end on a sublime peaceful track from Minnie Ripperton to help you wrap the presents and peel the spuds to!

As ever we'll have a great selection of stuff to mark the end of 2016 coming up from us 3 Amigos'!

I'm back before you know it!

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Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings- White Christmas
Mary Wells- Jingle Bell Rock
Michelle Gordon- All i want for mass
The Pointer Sisters- Santa claus is coming to town
Bobby Womack- Dear Santa Claus
Joe Tex- i’ll make everyday xmas
Supremes- My favourite things
Louis Armstrong- Winter Wonderland
Minnie Ripperton- Silent night

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

#TheSoulMixtape Tape No.20 on Nuwaveradio

Volume 20 of #TheSoulMixtape features some great soulful rarities to start before moving into a funk session featuring the likes of the Godfather of Soul himself, The Meters, Betty Davis and more, as well as some Jazz Funk, Hip Hop and more. Check out the tracklist on the player below.

More shows on as well as Mixcloud, be sure to see all of our Mixcloud profiles in the sidebar and follow. Thanks!

Grizz and Ridym back very soon.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

DJ Grizz- Wind Down Soul 10

Its a manic time of year with all the preparations and buying going on.... why not take time to chill out for half an hour? I've the perfect soundtrack... Wind Down Soul Vol. 10!

The selection of mellow Soul and Jazz starts with a Barry White version of an often covered 60's UK Folk song by Lesley Duncan, there's some wicked 70's Soul from Silk, a powerful late 60's ballad from John Parker, some laid back jazz-funk magic from Lonnie Liston Smith and a whole heap of other top Chill-out tracks from way back when to re-discover.

The musical Xmas season starts next week with all the boys on the blog with lots of quality Soul and more!

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Barry White- Love Song
Silk- I know i didnt do you wrong
Steven and Sterling- Just want to satisfy you
Symba- Hey you
John Parker - A big mistake
Lonnie Liston Smith- Bridge through time
Monk Higgins- I’m in love with you
The Reason Why- So long letter
Esther Sattersfield- Love is stronger far than we

Sunday, 20 November 2016

DJ Ridym - Rare Soul Mix 4

Konnichiwa mixtapers and welcome to my Japanese edition of Rare Soul Mix 4.

The mix starts off with Marva Whitney singing alongside tighter than tight Japanese funk band Osaka. Kimiko and Herbie Hancock produce a revamp of the classic I thought it was you.
Terumasa Hino, KJM and Tatsuro Yashimoto giving you 3 very special Jazz Funk nuggets. Modern versions coming from Monday Michiru with a latin jazz rendition of Sister Sledge's dance monster "thinking of you", Jazztronik doing a great job with Debarge's I like it and Djavan who's actually Brazilian but what the hell, the track's called Samurai, Stevie Wonder's on it and its a corker so its on the list!! 

Loads more to enjoy on this one with over an hours worth of Japanese Jazz Funk and Rare Grooves for your musical pleasure . 

I'll be back as usual with some more mixes but until then stay tuned to SoulnRnB and  DJ Grizz 


1. Osaka ft Marva Whitney - Give it up or Turn it Loose
2. Kimiko Kasai & Herbie Hancock - I Thought It Was You
3. Terumasa Hino - Send Me your feelings
3. Kyoto Jazz Massive - Endless Flight
4. Tatsuro Yamashito - Love talkin
5. Monday Michiru - Thinking of You
6. Djavan - Samurai
7. Hiroshi Sato - Only A Love Affair
8. The Kazu Matsui Project - Standing On The Outside
9. Jazztronik - I Like It
10. Indigo Jam Unit - Come Close (Common)
11. Yutaka - Rest of my life
12. Yasuko Agawa - L.A nights
13. Tatshiru Yamashita - Dancer
14. Taste of Honey - Sukiyaki
15. Hiroshima - Never Ever
16. Oby Onyioha - Enjoy Your Life

Saturday, 19 November 2016

DJ Grizz- Sharon Jones

2016 has taken another great from us... the Funk -Soul goddess that is Ms Sharon Jones passed away yesterday! Together with her house band The Dapkings (and the Daptone record label) she did her utmost over the last decade or so to promote that old Funk and gritty Soul sound of yesteryear. Here's my mix of musical gratitude to her.

The tribute starts with a great Shuggie Otis cover, includes Nu-Funk anthems in How Long and Pick it Up, some first rate raw Soul in Somethings Changed and It Hurts to be Alone (a Bob Marley cover!) plus many more examples of the best in upfront Soul and Funk in an old school style.

Catch you soon Soul-lovers!

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Inspiration information
How long do i have to wait
what have you done for me lately
Pick it up and lay it in the cut
Natural born lover
Im not gonna cry
Somethings changed
It Hurts to be alone
How Long (Live acoustic)

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

This is Rare Groove Part FIVE. On Nuwaveradio.

Volume 5 in my Rare Groove series for features some absolute blinders from the likes of Ethel Beattie, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Al Hudson. Also included is a very rare Second Image tune and a slow jam that that's severely overlooked by Madeline Bell.

Be sure to check out my new Shows on Nuwaveradio, and dont forget the recent top mixes from Grizz (Including those specials for Soul Cool Records, check out his Mixcloud Profile) and DJ Ridym whose Reggae Mixes and Rare Soul mixes are very popular!

Sunday, 13 November 2016

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 121

Back for a further helping of those Rare Grooves and forgotten Soul nuggets from way back when- its Soul Niceness Vol. 121!

We begin with a slice of early 70's Soul-Disco on the Atlantic label from Blue Magic, there's some classic Chilites with a song that sums up our blog, next a funky little gospel cover, an early version of the great Breezin, the great 60's Soul legend Solomon Burke features with a tune from his 70's catalogue and we end with a Lou Rawls gem... plus more!

Don't forget myself, Mr S and DJ RidyM all will have some great music coming up over the festive period!

Back in a blink of an eye Mixtapers!

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Blue Magic- Look me up
Chilites- Too good to be forgotten
The Crusader Gospel Singers- Just my salvation
Sammy Gorden and the Hiphuggers- Breezin
Tammi Terrell- Cant stop now love is calling
Solomon Burke- Im leaving on that late late train
Oneness of Juju- Be about the future
The Whispers- One for the money
Lou Rawls- See you when i get there

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

DJ Ridym - Rare Soul Mix 3

Chapter 3 of the Rare Soul Mix is all about the love mixtapers so snuggle up with the one you love and let DJ Ridym take care of the tunes. 
Falling in love, having your heart broken and finding someone new that's the cycle of love right? Well whatever stage you're at you'll definitely need a soundtrack to go with it and this is just the mix to do it! 

Enjoy and I'll be back real soon with some more but until then DJ SoulnRnB and DJ Grizz up next...Peace

1. Stephanie Mills & Teddy Pendergrass - Two Hearts
2. Candy Bowman - Since I Found You
3. Debarge - Stay With Me
4. Jeff Lorber - Think Back And Remember
5. Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin'
4. Barry White - Playing Your Game Baby
5. Denise Kelly & Fame - I'd Like To Get To Know You
6. The Emotions - You're The One
7. George Howard - Shower You With Love
8. Jones Girls - This Feelings Killing Me
9. Johnny Taylor - Shoot For The Stars
10. L.T.D - Love Ballad
11. Curtis Mayfield - Never Stop Loving Me
12. Don Blackman - Holding You Loving You
13. The Isley Brothers - Let Me Down Easy
14. Roy Ayers - And Don't You Say No
15. Lou Ranglin - Making Love

Sunday, 6 November 2016

DJ Grizz- George Benson Mix

Another tribute mix today and its one of the great Jazz- Soul guitarists and vocalists of the 70's and 80's ... Mr George 'Bad' Benson. From his beginnings as a child guitar prodigy to his 60's Jazz recordings through to making some of the great Jazz-Funk and Soul LPs of the 70's and 80's he is still active today!

My favourites include On Broadway from the live Weekend in LA LP, You Can Do It - a collaboration with Nuyorcian Soul from just a few years ago, some great 80's Soul in Love X Love, The World is A Ghetto from the all time great 'In Flight' LP, a Benson anthem in Breezin', and ends on his sublime version of the LTD nugget Love Ballad... plus more George to enjoy.

Catch you real soon.

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

On Broadway
Gonna love you more
You can do it
Inside Love
Love X Love
Give me the night
The World is a ghetto
Love Ballad

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

#TheSoulMixtape Tape No.19 on Nuwaveradio

Volume 19 of #TheSoulMixtape has a real soulful vibe and includes the likes of D'Angelo, Sass, BADBADNOTGOOD, PJ Morton, Cheryl Lynn and many many more, eclectic as always.

Be sure to check out Nuwaveradio where ive currently got a tribute mix to those Artists weve lost this year, Rare Groove Vol 6, as well as Vol 24 in #TheSoulMixtape mixes.

Grizz and Ridym back shortly, enjoy the music.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

DJ Ridym - Reggae Rockers 4 - Reggae Got Funk

Following on neatly from DJ Grizz's Reggae Got Soul comes Reggae Rockers 4 - Reggae Got Funk!
Bringing you a funk vibe with some tasty reggae versions of funk classics from Kool and the Gang with funky stuff, Two from James Brown in Popcorn and Make it funky followed by a kinky reggae version of the orgasmic Jungle Fever by Chackachas. Cynthia Richards and the Chosen Few gives us their own rendition of Billy Paul's Am I black enough for you and Brown Baby.

The mix turns from funk to soul and then signs off with a rare Lee Perry homage to the bandit character Cipreano "nobody ever pull a gun on a priest!" from the classic western Nevada Smith starring Steve McQueen.

Hope you enjoy and I'll catch you next time until then stay tuned to the Soul Mixtape. Peace

1. Shark Wilson and the basement heaters - Make It Reggae
2. Matumbi - Reggae Stuff
3. The Upsetters - Popcorn
4. Cynthia Richards - Jungle Fever
5. Chosen Few - Am I Black Enough
6. Derrick Harriott - Brown Baby
7. Chosen Few - People Make The World Go Round
8. Owen Gray and Dandy - Groovin
9. Dennis Brown - Message To Martha
10. Lee Perry - Sipreano

DJ Grizz- Reggae Got Soul 9

We've Volume 9 of Soul cover versions done in a Reggae style today..... yes its Reggae Got Soul 9!

The selection starts with Andrea L'amys spin on Rose Royce, Sonia Ferguson gives a Reggae hue to the O Jays classic, John Holt does the Chilites, Joy White covers the Chloe Martin Rare Groove gem, The Tamlins take on the Young Rascals and we end on version excursion by London Lovers Queen Janet Kay... plus more!

Enjoy your week!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Andrea L’amy- I wanna get next to you
Sonia Ferguson- Used to be my dread
Bunny Brown- Rock you baby
John Holt - Stoned out of my mind
Al Campbell- Natural high
Joy White- it has come to my attention
Rolando Alphonso- What does it take
The Tamlins- Grooving
Janet Kay- Thats what friends are for

Saturday, 29 October 2016

#TheSoulMixtape on Soul Cool Records

 No regular post from me this week, just a quick one to showcase our friends at Soul Cool Records who in turn have had a mix up from our own DJ Grizz recently and have another to come I believe.

They have an excellent selection of mixes spanning all the decades and all black music genres and have a massive following on Mixcloud.

Check out their profile here: 

 Soul Cool Records

and take a listen to Grizz's mix for them here:

As I said, keep an eye out for them as they've got another Grizz mix coming up, and we hope to work with them more in the future! Grizz will be back tomorrow on the blog with some Reggae niceness I believe!

Sunday, 23 October 2016

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 120

Hello again Mixtapers! Time for another instalment of the Rare Groove and Soul that time forgot... its Soul Niceness 120!

We begin with a 1979 Alfie Davison tune that was huge on the Northern Soul scene, there's a Ruffin classic, Cortez gives us a Rare Groove party anthem, a favourite and timeless mid tempo love song from Weldon Irvine, and we end on the big Soul hit from Lonnie Hill.... plus more dusty grooves to discover.

Back real soon!

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Alfie Davison- Love s a serious business
David Ruffin - Gonna walk away from love
Rim and kasa- Love me for real
Barbara Mitchell- Take your time
Cortez- Girl ive been watching you
A Brothers Guiding Light- Getting together
Weldon Irvine- I love you
Micki Lynn- I got the blues
Lonnie Hill- Galverston bay

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

DJ Ridym - Rare Soul Mix 2

Well mixtapers I enjoyed the first one so much I thought I'd hit you up some more rare soul treats for your listening ears you lucky lucky people! This time around I have shuffled the pack and come up with some fantastic female vocals from Alicia Myers, Inner Life and Candy Bowman. Two from Luther Vandross in Charme's version of the Toto classic 'Georgy Porgy' and 'My Sensitivity'. Big tune selection with Otis, L.T.D, Beau Williams and Clausel.

The rest of the mix is just what the doctor ordered  and with winter drawing in and the clocks going back in dear old Blighty you can rest assured we got you covered here at the Soul Mixtape HQ.

'Til next time - Peace, love and unity.

1. Alicia Myers - Say Say Say
2. Candy Bowman - I Feel Your Love
3. Otis - I Love The Way You Love
4. Steve Shelto - Don't Give Your Love Away
5. Savana - I Can't Turn Away
6. Charme - Georgy Porgy
7. Luther Vandross - My Sensitivity
8. Kashif - Help Yourself To My Love
9. Inner Life - Make It Last Forever
10. Beau Williams - If You're Ready
11. L.T.D - Lovers Everywhere
12. Clausel - Let Me Love You

Sunday, 16 October 2016

DJ Grizz- Uplifting Soul 2016 Pt2

With all the turmoil, conflict, disagreements and uncertainty going on in the world I thought 2016 needs a 2nd instalment of Uplifting Soul Jazz and Reggae tunes. Tunes that make you take a deep breath, be thankful for blessings and grab life by the lapel and shout 'Lets go kid!'. Its Uplifting Soul 2016 part 2.

These musical messages of hope and positivity start with Bill Withers urging us to be the best, Marvin and Diana offers some light, The Commodores tell us about life, Barbara Mcneir gets us looking forward and finally George Benson reminds us its about Love! Plus more tunes to make you feel upbeat.

Have a good week Mixtapers!

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Bill Withers- Best you can
Diana Ross Marvin Gaye- Ill keep a light in my window
Bunny Rugs- Let love touch us now
Jimmy Green- Ill be standing by
Commodores- This is your life
Marvin Gaye- Life is now in session
Lonnie Liston Smith- A song of love
Barbara McNeir- The best is yet to come
George Benson- Nature boy

Sunday, 9 October 2016

DJ Ridym - Lovers Rock 3

Hi mixtapers I'm back once again with the latest installment of my Lovers Rock compilations. This time I start the mix with the undisputed queen of lovers rock miss Janet Kay and her timeless classic  Silly Games. An anthem which has stood the test of time and keeps getting better. Janet is currently touring the UK along with fellow lovers rock ambassadors Victor Romero-Evans and Carroll Thompson with their Lovers Rock Monologues show mixing their songs with some comic story telling of those days when Lovers Rock was riding high in the UK reggae scene and which saw popular Jamaican artists such as Dennis Brown and Sugar Minott head to the UK to be a part of it.

Carroll Thompson, Donna Rhoden and Carol Gonzales firm up the rest of the mix and then I sign it off sweetly with a couple of recent productions in Calvin - 2am and Dean Fraser - Girfriend.

Hope you enjoy and I'll be back real soon with some more reggae vibes but until then be sure to check out DJ's Grizz and SoulnRnB.


1. Janet Kay - Silly Games
2. Donna Rhoden - I've Fallen In Love
3. Karen Dixon - I like Your Name
4. Carol Thompson - Hoplessly In Love
5. Carol Gonzales - Spoilt By Your Love
6. Teddy Lincoln - If It's Love That You've Been Looking For
7. Intense - The Very Best
8. Dean Fraser - Girlfriend
9. Calvin - 2AM 

DJ Grizz- Luther Vandross Mix

Following on from my recent Change mix here's a little something from the Change vocalist that became a Soul superstar in his own right- Luther Vandross. The man with the velvet voice began as a backing singer for artists like Chaka Khan, Diana Ross and David Bowie to name a few, before having huge success with his debut LP - Never Too Much... and the rest is history!

Here's my personal selection of Luther faves including a live version of Never Too Much (he was renown for his live shows and I caught him once in London during the late 80's), there's Til' My Baby Comes Home, a fantastic version of Stevie Wonders Creepin', includes She Loves Me Back and ends on the powerful Still In Love... plus more magic to relive.

Catch you soon

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Never too much (live)
Til my baby comes home
Its good for the Soul
Follow my love
Since i lost my baby
Dont wanna be a fool
She loves me back
Still in love

Friday, 7 October 2016

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 2016 PART TWO

Part Two of my picks of the year as featured on has some great trcks from Thundercat, Kindred the Family Soul, Frank Ocean & Beyonce, Phonte & Erro plus some great Indie artists.

Hopefully you'll find something to  groove to, PART THREE should be here by the end of the year for all those asking about the upfront mixes. Be sure to check out #TheSoulMixtape shows as they often contain new tunes too.

Until next time, enjoy!

Monday, 3 October 2016

DJ Ridym Presents: Dusty Roads

Howdy folks DJ Ridym back again with another new selection where I'll be bringing you tunes from the beaten track but as it's my first foray into the unknown I've selected just the right raw combination of funk, soul and Jazz to get you to your destination...all aboard!!

Next up DJ SoulnRnB and the Grizz, one love.

1. Pacific Express - The Way It Used To Be
2. Shina Williams - Agboju Logun
3. Larry Youngs Fuel - Turn Out The Lights
4. Meters - Just Kissed My Baby
5. John Legend & The Roots - Hang On In There
6. Sly Johnson - I'm Talking Bout Freedom
7. Fatback Band - Baby Doll
8. Brother To Brother - A Love Of My Own
9. Funkadelic - I'll Stay
10. Darondo - Didn't I 
11. Bilal - Never Be The Same
12. Al Green - What A Wonderful Thing Love Is
13. Bob Marley - So Jah Say

Sunday, 2 October 2016

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 119

Morning Mix-tapers! Time for some more serious Soul and Rare Grooves from the shelves... its Soul Niceness Vol 119!

We begin with a break-up Soul classic from Roberta and Donny, next up some Latin Soul from Joe Bataan, we've some no-nonsense funky Gospel from the Sensation Singers, there's a great cover from Oneness of Juju, some heavyweight 60's Soul from Bobby Bland and we end with a Shalamar nugget.. plus more high quality stuff from the Grizz vaults.

See you in a weeks time!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Roberta Flack & Donny Hatherway- Where is the love
Joe Bataan- Call my name
Maureen Bailey- Takin my time with you
Gospel Sensations Singers- What a friend
Oneness of Juju- Breezin’
Jim Gilstrap- Special occasion
Mass Production- One more chance
Bobby Bland- That did it
Shalamar- This is for the lover in you

Sunday, 25 September 2016

DJ Grizz- Change Mix

This mornings mix is a tribute to one of the early 80's best Soul-Funk Bands - Change. Beginning as an Italian Studio Band formed by producer Jacques Fred Petrus they were responsible for a string of Soul Club Classics and Funk/Disco hits from 1979 through to the mid 80's. They had collaborations with Jam & Lewis not to mention helping to launch the career of Luther Vandross who sang on their early hits.

Here's my little selection of Change favourites including Heaven of My Life, the massive Glow of Love, the great Miracles, a bass slapping monster in Paradise, a beach anthem in Lovers Holiday and ending on the club hit Searching.

SoulNRnB and DJ RidyM are never far away!

Catch you soon Mix-tapers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Heaven of my life
The Glow of love
Hold tight
Take you to heaven
The very best in you
A lovers holiday

Thursday, 22 September 2016

#TheSoulMixtape Tape No.18 on Nuwaveradio

Tape 18 of #TheSoulMixtape features tributes to both Erykah Badu and Muhammad Ali who passed away just before the show went out on Add to that some soul classics and some funk rarities and you've got an hour of class.

As usual, tracklist on the Mixcloud player below; And be sure to stay tuned for upcoming mixes from DJ Ridym and Grizz.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

DJ Ridym - Soul Weekender 1

Back again folks with a new series incorporating good music from those halcyon days of the great British soul institution affectionately known as The Soul Weekender.

Caister, Margate, Prestatyn and Skegness, these were the UK holiday destinations for young and old to escape their 9-5 and get on down to some of the best in soul music listening to DJ's like Chris Hill, Froggy, Greg Edwards and Robbie Vincent providing the good grooves. 

Soul Weekender is my tribute to those hard core ravers who endured 48 hours of non-stop dancing, singing and drinking which normally kicks off at the Main Hall but then breaks out into smaller Chalet Raves until the wee hours of the morning where you'd attempt to drag what was left of you and your mates to the local cafe for breakfast before heading to the pool party for some fun and games, I salute you all! 

1. Phyllis Hyman - You Know How To Love Me
2. Teena Marie - I Need Your Lovin
3. Jean Carne - Don't Let It Go To Your Head 
4. Cashflow - Mine All Mine
5. Joycelyn Brown - Somebody Else's Guy
6. Maze Feat. Frankie Beverly - Before I Let You Go
7. The Funkmasters - I Can't Believe It's Over
8. Meli'sa Morgan - Fool's Paradise
9. Keni Burke - Risin' To The Top
10. The Jacksons - Give It Up
11. Odyssey - Don't Tell Me Tell Her

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 118

I'm back on the Rare Groove and Soul crate diggin' this week with Soul Niceness vol. 118!

We kick off with a Rare Groove party favourite from Passion, we keep it 2step with Ray Goodman and Brown, there's a forgotten gem from the LA Boppers, some Disco vibes from Miami, a bluesy Soul goodie from Johnny Guitar Watson and end with an early 80's treat from the big man himself Barry White... plus more!

Catch you real soon..

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Passion-Midnight lovers
Ray Goodman and Brown- Saying goodbye is easy
YBS- If you ever change your mind
LA Boppers- If you go
Future Flight- You should’ve been there
Miami- Kill that roach
Johnny Guitar Watson- Gor for it
Zenith- Honey love
Barry White- Love making music

Sunday, 11 September 2016

DJ Grizz- Wind Down Soul 9- The Love Songs

Something this morning for the romantics out there- a selection of classic old chilled out Soul and Jazz celebrating Love.... its Wind Down Soul 9- The Love Songs!

We start the snuggle selection suitably with a duet from Teena Marie and Ronnie McNeir, the Walrus of Love is up next, Jimmy Helms gives us his high pitched hit, Dianne Reeves lends some smooth Jazz to a classic love song, Ann Peebles has a Hi Records love ballad on 2nd thoughts and we end on an Isley Brothers tender Soul classic.... plus more songs of affection to re-acquaint yourself with!

Teena Marie Ronnie Mcneir- My baby loves me
Barry White- Let me in and lets begin love
Jimmy Helms- Gonna make you an offer
Dianne Reeves- Lovin you
Roberta Flack- Feel like making love
Gene Dunlap- Before you break my heart
Ann Peebles- I still love you
Blackbyrds- Soft and eaey
Isley Bros- Living for the love of you

My blog brothers Mr S and DJ R are up soon. I'm back before you know it... love and peace!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Thursday, 8 September 2016

DJ Ridym - Rare Soul Mix 1

It brings me great pleasure to introduce the very 1st of my rare groove compilation's RARE SOUL MIX bringing you some of my own personal favorites to introduce the series. Each one a gem in it's own right but carefully selected together into one mix really does make it something special.

Like the stunning vocals of Clarice Taylor on James Mason's Funny Girl taking you on her journey as she's whisked away from the doldrums to somewhere more enchanting and with the promise of love and more to come.

I always say 'Strings bring the drama' and none more so than Freda Payne's - Tell Me and Millie Jackson's - Rising Cost of Love. Brief Encounter's - Human has the ladies pointing to the ceiling saying 'oooo that's my jam right there!'

I sign off the whole bloody affair with a Leroy Hutson (who else?!) big production 2-step classic.

Up next: DJ Grizz and SoulNRnB until then Jah Bless, Love and Guide you all!

1. Prince - My Love Is Forever
2. Phil Upchurch - When And If I Fall In Love
3. Rasa - When Will The Day Come
4. Willie Hutch - I Like Everything About You
5. Brief Encounter - Human
6. Freedom Express - Fancy Free
7. James Mason - Funny Girl
8. Freda Payne - Tell Me Please
9. Millie Jackson - Rising Cost Of Love
10. Nancy Wilson - Let's Hold On To Love
11. Leroy Hutson - So Much Love


#TheSoulMixtape Tape No.17 on Nuwaveradio

Tape No.17 is based around the 1979 version of "Little Sunflower" by Freddie Hubbard, sampled many times including by ATCQ. The tracks selected all have that String laden soul vibe and includes changes in tempo just like the reference track. One of my personal faves.

Grizz and Ridym back soon, check out the latest Street Sounds Session mix now playing on

Sunday, 4 September 2016

DJ Grizz- Al Green Mix

The Reverend Al Green, one of sweetest voices in Soul is the subject of todays mix. The biggest act on Willie Mitchells Memphis 'Hi Records' label with its distinctive sound Al started recording in the late 60's and was still putting out quality Soul music as late as 2008! Heres some of Al's music that speak to me the most!

We start with the 1972 masterpiece Love and Happiness, next up an Al 'souled out' version of the Beatles, there's Keep on Pushing Love from 1995 and still every bit as good as his early recordings, we've the sublime dreamy Stay With Me By The Sea, and it ends one of the greats in I'm Still In Love With You... plus much more Al magic to relive!

Back soon mixtapers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Love and happiness
i wanna hold your hand
Keep on pushing love
Look what you done for me
Funny how time slips away
Stay with me by the sea
Feels like summer
I’m still in love with you

Sunday, 28 August 2016

DJ Grizz- Reggae Got Soul 8

Its Bank Holiday Weekend in the UK and that can only mean one thing for Londoners (apart from traffic jams and DIY) and that's Carnival! Here's a little Reggae mix of Soul cover tunes to get you into the Notting Hill mood... its Reggae Got Soul 8!

The excursion starts with Lovers Queen Janet Kay and her take on Rose Royce, Storm do Archie Bell and The Drells, Flick Wilson covers an early Gwen Mcrae hit, Jennifer Lara gives her take on Evelyn Kings 80's club classic, and we end on Jamaican legend Sugar Minott's version of the Heatwave monster.

More old Soul gold in a weeks time... have a great weekend!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Janet Kay- Wishing on a star
Storm- Its hard not to like you
Norman Collins- Back together again
Bob Andy- Games people play
Derrick Harriot- Turn back the hands of time
Flick wilson- Rockin chair
Rudy Thomas- Daydreamin
Jennifer Lara- I’m in love
Sugar Minnot- Mind blowing decisions

Saturday, 27 August 2016

DJ Ridym - Reggae Rockers 3 Reggae Got Funk

Welcome mix tapers to another Reggae Rockers exclusive mix with some nice funky baselines for your listening ears.

Kicking it off with some funky dub from Dennis Brown and Niney the Observer nicknamed Niney on account of him missing a digit but that didn't stop him being one of the best dub producers in the game back in the day. Imagine what he could have done if he had his thumb?! 

Continuing with dub versions of some funk classics such as Carl Bradney's version of War - Slipping Into Darkness and 'westbound train' with an intro at the beginning that has you wondering 'where have I heard that riff before?.. Al Green - Love and happiness, that's it!' It's sampling before it was even invented the ole fashioned way when you just straight out played it. Nice lol 

I sign off the mix with three reggae gems and one dub foundation tune that's bound to get your head bobbing and your speakers popping again courtesy of the mighty Burning Spear.

Enjoy your bank holiday weekend and don't worry if you can't make it to the Notting Hill Carnival as you have DJ Grizz coming up next with even more reggae niceness you lucky lucky people :) 

Peace - DJ Ridym

1. The Observers - Sir Niney's Rock 
2. Dennis Brown - Give A Helping Hand 
3. King Tubby & Delroy Wilson - Get Ready For The Master Dub
4. Carl Bradney - Slipping Into Darkness
5. Jacob Miller - Westbound Train
6. Norma White - I Want Your Love 
7. Carl Murphy - Lick I Pipe
8. Horace Andy - Mr Bassie
9. Dennis Brown - Some Like It Hot
10. Burning Spear - Black Wadada

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

This is Rare Groove Part Four. On Nuwaveradio.

Part 4 of my series of Rare Groove Mixes hits the blog. Part 5 playing at the station currently.

Some choice tracks here, including classics from The Jacksons, Greg Perry, Willie Beaver, as well as some harder to find rarities. Check the tracklist out on the Player below.

Grizz and Ridym back with posts soon, ill be back with more #TheSoulMixtape mixes soon.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 117

Welcome back for another slice of weekend Soul and Rare Groove from the Grizz shelves... its Soul Niceness 117.

We kick off the Soul treasures with an 80's cut from New Yorks BB & Q Band, theres a classic from Archie Bell, Chairman of the Board pay tribute to their favourite fruit -I'm guessing :) , theres a feel-good summer tune from the Fatback Band, an underplayed 70's Supremes track, and we end on a sensual groove from Congress.

See you soon Soul lovers!

Grizz- The SoulMixtape Blog

BB and Q Band- Imagination
Archie Bell and the Drells- Soul city walking
Chairman of the Board- Blacker the berry
GQ- Face to face
Formula 1- Love love love
Fatback Band- Sunshine lady
The Supremes- Sweet dream machine
Jackie Mclean- Gotta get a piece of your soul
Congress - Thats Jazz