Sunday, 26 June 2016

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 114

At the end of a fateful week for the UK whether you are 'In' or 'Out' we hope that you stay 'Down' with the good music on the blog and Mixcloud. Have some good old Soul and Rare Grooves from the 70's & 80's on us... its Soul Niceness Vol. 114.

We've some serious Rare Groove goodness from Norman Feels, there's the Walrus of Love- doing his thing, Minnie Ripperton joins us, London boys Hi Tension make another appearance, Philly legend Bunny Sigler drops by and we end with the original version of a big disco hit from Loleatta Holloway... plus much more.

Hope you checked out the serious reggae 'riddums' on DJ Ridy M yesterday and Mr S is up soon too!

Stay Soulful guys!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Norman Feels- I’ll show you the way
Barry White- Its only love doing its thing
Minnie Ripperton- How could i love you more
Janette Renee- Whats on your mind
Hi Tension- If it moves you
Genobia Jeter- All of my love
Bunny Sigler- Somebody loves you
Loleatta Holloway- Casanova

Saturday, 25 June 2016

DJ Ridym Presents: Reggae Rockers Volume 1

Dedicated to all the sound systems big or small this comp packs a mighty punch with some heavyweight roots reggae and dub classics that'll have your head bobbing to hypnotic bass lines that'd loosen many a door hinge and floorboard of dance halls back in the day.

Sounds like Sir Coxsone, Jah Tubby's, Saxon Studio, Jah Marcus, Jah Shaka, Fatman and King Earthquake to name a few are the ambassadors of roots reggae music and are still plying their trade today alongside newer sound systems like Mungo's Hifi (Scotland), Sentinel (Germany) and Iration Steppas (UK) who grew up listening to them,

Clubs like Phebe's, 4 Aces and club Noreik would often host sound clashes between sound systems challenging each other in a dub v dub clash to see who was the best and were often regarded as being on equal pegging with their Jamaican counterparts.

Dub plates or 'specials' would be the ammunition used to decide these clashes and often owners would go to great lengths to source dubs cut by artists for their respective sound systems. Such was the competition at the time that it paid to be connected to the studios as Jamaican artists would have a string of sound owners waiting in the studio wings to cut a special literally minutes after an artist has recorded their song.

So mixtapers switch on your sounds and let the bass flow as your resident dub chemist selects the tunes to make you feel irie!  Next up DJ Grizz with some soulful sounds ...Jah Bless & One Love to all - DJ Ridym

John Holt - Strange Things
Big Youth - Miss Lou Ring a Bing
Linval Thompson - Cool Down Your Temper
Barry Brown - Cool Pon Your Corner
King Tubby's - Isolation (Dub)
Linval Thompson - Natty Dread Girl
African Brothers - Lead Us Father
African Brothers - Lead Us Father (Dub)
Gregory Isaacs - Babylon Too Rough
Sylford Walker - Lambs Bread
Glen Brown - Lambs Bread
Welton Irie - Lambs Bread International
Jah Woosh - I'm Alright
The Wailing Souls - Very Well
The Wailing Souls - Very Well (Dub)

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

SUMMER SPECIAL: #TheSoulMixtape Tape 9-11 as heard on Nuwaveradio

Thought we'd have a little blowout and provide the next 3 #TheSoulMixtape mixes for you to enjoy on that summer Bar-B-Que or just relaxing in the sun. Loads to enjoy, so here they are with quick summaries:

Tape 9 features an Electro session of classics from the early 80's; Jazz Funk from Cameo and Willie Bobo; Funk from Slave and Side Effect; Soul from Smokey Robinson and a special extended remix of a classic Blaze tune plus so much more!

 Tape 10 features a Stevie Wonder Tribute including rare and unreleased tracks and remixes, Hip Hop from Kendrick, Madlib and Talib; Soul from Gladys Knight, Chapter 8 and some soulful house and new music.

Tape 11  has a tribute to Phife Dawg who passed away just before the show as well as more great new and old music.

Enjoy these and ill be back soon with much more music!

Sunday, 19 June 2016

DJ Grizz- The Soul of London

A little tribute to my home City today with a mix of Soul and Funk artists born or based in London... The Soul of London!

We begin with 2 tracks from bands that started just up the road from me in North London in Light of The World and Hi Tension, Wandsworth's own Junior comes next, there's rare early 70's funk from FBI, jazz-funk from Londoner Nick Straker, Wembley gives us Maxine Nightingale, from just around the corner to my beloved West Ham United comes East Hams' Linda Lewis, we've reggae from the capital in Brown Sugar (a band where Soul II Soul's Caron Wheeler got her start) and end with some Acid Jazz (the record label based in East London) from local lads Corduroy!

Catch you in week.

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Light of the World- Number 1 girl
Hi Tension- Autumn Love
Junior Giscombe- Morning will come
Nick Straker Band- Airwaves
Maxine Nightingale- You made my life so beautiful
Linda Lewis- Reach for the truth
Brown Sugar- Hello stranger
Corduroy- Something in my eye

Sunday, 12 June 2016

DJ Ridym Presents: Girls Girls Girls

This mix is all about the girls and includes a nice blend of Funk, Rare Groove and Hip Hop cuts providing that Summer feel and sticking to the titles theme. Where else would you get Jay Z, Wale and Tribe in the same mix as Betty Wright, The Trammps, The Moments & Whatnauts? The Soul Mixtape thats where! Back soon with some Reggae vibes but until then be sure to check out some more cool mixes from the resident DJ Grizz and SoulnR&B next week.

Fatback Band - I like Girls
Fatback Band - Girls On My Mind
The Moments & Whatnauts - Girls
A Tribe Called Quest - Girls
Wale - Pretty Girls
Brand Nubian - Girls, Girls, Girls
Eric Roberson - Howard Girls
The Trammps - Season for Girls
Theophilus London - Do Girls
Jay Z - Girls, Girls, Girls
Betty Wright - Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 113

Yet another collection of corking cuts from the 70's and 80's with that Soul flavour, its Soul Niceness Volume 113.

We start with a Tata Vega/ GC Cameron cover of the Al Johnson Rare Groove gem, theres some quality Soul-Jazz from keyboard giant Webster Lewis, the famous funkers Cameo make an appearance with a track from the excellent Knights of the Sound Table LP, 60's legend Mary Wells gives us a Mizell Bros produced tune from 1981, and we end on a Maze classic... and there's more treasures to pick through!

Ridy and Mr S up soon,  enjoy your week mixtapers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Tata Vega GC Cameron- I’ve got my second wind
Webster Lewis- You are my life
Dazz band- This time its forever
Cameo- Use it or lose it
Sons of the Kingdom- Hey there
The Diddys- My special love
Mary Wells- These arms
Tavares- Too late
Maze- The look in your eyes

Thursday, 9 June 2016

#TheSoulMixtape on Nuwaveradio Tape 8

Tape 8 in our weekly sessions on Nuwaveradio bring together Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, Broken and Funk all with that touch of soul.

Tracklists now up on these mixes for you to check out, and dont forget the newer shows playing on 24/7 with #TheSoulMixtape up to tape no 17.

Grizz back at the weekend as well as the new boy DJ Ridym, ill be back with more soon.

Monday, 6 June 2016

DJ Ridym - RnB Sessions Volume 3

Continuing the summer theme with some upfront R&B with that chilled out factor to it provided by the likes of D'angelo, Erykah Badu, Groove Theory plus a brilliant live rendition of Aaliyah's 'more than a woman' from Nia Andrews and Mark de Clive Lowe. We also have something from the talented Kendrick Lamar taken from his 2014 untitled unmastered album with the haunting vocals of the grammy winning Ms Anna Wise.

Two versions of Todd Rundren's  classic 'Hello its me' from Erykah Badu and Groove Theory and finally cranking up the beats a notch with Black Milk and Robert Glasper featuring Norah Jones completes this sublime chill mix.

Back soon but up next some more mixes from messrs SoulRnB and Grizz.

D'Angelo - Another Life
Kendrick Lamar - Untitled 5
Clear Soul Forces - Push It To The Max
Erykah Badu - Hello
Groove Theory - Hello Its Me
The Internet - For The World
Brandon Williams (feat. Deborah Bond) - Make Believe
Mark de Clive Lowe (feat. Nia Andrews) - More Than a Woman
Black Milk - Hell Below ft. Gene Obey
Robert Glasper (feat. Norah Jones) - Let It Ride

Sunday, 5 June 2016

DJ Grizz- Summer Soul 2016

It's June and things are starting to warm up here in London. Time for my annual celebration of all things Summer.... its Summer Soul 2016!

A selection of tracks from way back when that glorify all things sunshine. We start with a Herbie Hancock track from the '78 LP of the same name- Sunlight, Heidi Leonore covers the Roy Ayers classic, Aretha's sister Caroline gives us a Summer nugget, Richie Havens lends some Soul to the Beatles tune, and we end on a Lenny White chill-out masterclass... plus more!

Back in a week on that same Soulful tip, Mr S and DJ RidyM up soon too!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Herbie Hancock- Sunlight
Open Sky Unit- Sunshinestar
Heidi Leonore- Everybody loves the sunshine
Caroline Franklin- Sunshine holiday
Sound Experience- Summer girl
Richie Havens- Here comes the sun
James Reese and the progressions- Lets go its summertime
Ronnie McNier- In summertime
Lenny White- Morning sunrise

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 2016 PART ONE

Some of my favorite upfront tunes from the first half of the year, all in one session as played on

Some great Hip Hop included from the likes of De La Soul and Kendrick Lemar, brilliant Soul and Neo Soul from Tanika Charles, Maxwell and Zo! plus many many more great tunes to check out.

Ill be back with anoyjer #TheSoulMixtape mix of mine from the station next week, in the meantime Grizz and DJ Ridym will keep you entertained!