Sunday, 27 March 2016

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 109

Morning mixtapers- happy Easter! I'm here for another slice of Soul and Rare Grooves from the 70's and 80's .... its Soul Niceness 109.

The Easter treats start with some Brit Soul from Labi Siffre, we've a Grace Jones stepper, an early 80's classic from Dynasty, Bo and Ruth give us their 70's hit as does Deniece 'Neicy' Williams, and we end on some blue eyed soul from long time Average White Band collaborator Ned Doheny... plus many more!

Enjoy your weekend

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Labi Siffri- The vulture
Kokomo- I can understand it
Grace Jones- Sorry
Dynasty- Groove control
War - Hey senorita
Pieces of peace- Cease fire
Bo Kirkland and Ruth Davies- You’re gonna get next to me
Deniece Williams- Cause u love me baby
Ned Doheny- A love of your own

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

#TheSoulMixtape on Nuwaveradio. Tape 4

As played on Nuwaveradio its Tape 4 in my series of mixes featuring music from the 70's till the present day, in all genre's of soulful music.

Some great music on here, ill be posting them regularly. I'm incorporating new music into these mixes so they will replace the Street Sounds Sessions, so if you want to get up to date with the new music, be sure to tune in to our mixes on the station.

Grizz back at the weekend, be back soon with some rare groove!

Sunday, 20 March 2016

DJ Grizz- Ashford and Simpson Mix

Welcome back and time for another tribute mix. This time its the prolific singer songwriter couple Ashford and Simpson whose career as writers for Motown and later Gold selling recording artists spanned the early 60's through to the late 80's. Responsible for writing hits such as Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Reach out and Touch, I'm Every Woman... heres a selection of my favorite tracks from the late Nick and Valerie.

We've hits like Mighty Mighty and Love or Physical, there's the wicked Top Of The Stairs, the instrumental of the Gladys Knight hit Bourgie Bourgie, a Grizz favorite in Its Seems to Hang On and we end on Have you Ever Tried It.

Back with some Soul Niceness in exactly one week!


 Mighty mighty
Love or physical
Send it
Top of the stairs
Bourgie Bourgie
It seems to hang on
Nobody knows
Don’t cost you nothing
Have you ever tried it

Sunday, 13 March 2016

DJ Grizz- New Funk 22 Japan Special

Time for something seriously funky from the Far East... its New Funk 22- Japan Special. A selection of recent bands from the land of the rising sun who can lay down the funk beats with the best of them!

We've the madcap Zainichi Funk, some Osaka Monorail- formed over 20 years ago and have collaborated with the likes of Fred Wesley and Marva Whitney, we've 2 Funk-Soul classics covered by jazz-funkers Indigo Jam Unit and then Kaori Sawada and also include female jazz funk vocalist Bird... plus more.

Back to the Rare Grooves and revival Soul next week!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Zainichi Funk- Kanpachi Funk
Root Soul- Amplification pt 2
Mountain Mocha Kilimajaro- Just a rambling man
Osaka Monorail- Quick sand
Yosuke Tominga- Bisco
Indigo Jam Unit - I believe in miracles
Kaori Sawada- I wouldn’t change a thing
Bird- Flow
Ego-wrappin’ - It’s a miracle

Thursday, 10 March 2016

#TheSoulMixtape on Nuwaveradio. Tape 3.

The third hour long mix for Nuwaveradio featured the likes of Thundercat, Chuckii Booker, Phife, The Fatback Band, Stephanie Cook and Jackie Wilson.

Much more too on this mix, a real mixture of styles and sounds, press play and enjoy till Grizz returns at the weekend with some more soulful goodness.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 108

Another foray into all things Soul from way back when.... its Soul Niceness vol. 108.

The good stuff starts with the Iceman- Jerry Butler and a Soul take on a Doo-wop classic, we've some seriously funky gospel from Kevin Burroughs Neeley, East London's own 70's Soul diva Linda Lewis features, there's a massive tune from Barry White's glorious back catalogue and we end on 2 tunes from Jazz-Soul gods in Weldon Irvine and Terry Callier... and there's more!

Have a great week Soul lovers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

 Jerry Butler- I only have eyes for you
Kevin Burroughs-Neeley - Have you considered
George Kerr- Takin it to the max
Linda Lewis- Flipped over your love
Esther Phillips- Nobody but you
Barbara Mason- Change me if you can
Barry White- Honey please cant you see
Weldon Irvine- Only yesterday
Terry  Callier- I just cant help it

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

SoulNRnB's This is Rare Groove Part One

The first part of my Rare Groove selections for Nuwaveradio for your pleasure. Part two is already up on the station as well as our #TheSoulMixtape mixes, so check us out at

An hour of Rare Grooves and steppers to keep you going until Grizz hits you up with something special at the weekend! So, press play on the widget above!