Sunday, 31 July 2016

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 116

Another corking collection of Soul music cuts from years gone by for you... its Soul Niceness 116!

The selection starts with Jazz Funk flutists Hubert Laws tribute to family, there's the Bennie Johnson 2step monster, some 80's Roy Ayers, an early Barry White track from his 1960's days with the Atlantics and we end on High Energy's anthem to frustration... plus more forgotten songs to re-acquaint yourself with!

I'm sure my blog brothers will be up soon...I'll visit again in a week Soul lovers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Hubert Laws- Family
Bennie Johnson- I just got to know
DC La Rue- Cathedrals
Roy Ayers- Everybody
Rev. Harvey Gates- Price of Love
Bobby Bland- Thats the way love is
Barry white and the Atlantics- Tracy (all i have is you)
High Energy- You cant turn me off in the middle of turning me on

Saturday, 30 July 2016

DJ Ridym Presents: The Best Of Brit Funk & Rare Groove

The soul mixtape is coming to you this week with a best-of-british talent fest from back in the day and what a corker it is too! Jazz-Funk and Rare groove nuggets mixed together to make a whopping 1 hour and 24 minutes of pure mixtape pleasure.

All time Hall of Famers such as Hi Tension, Loose Ends, Light of the World, Incognito are all must haves for any Brit funk compilation but also included are Londoners Maxine Nightingale and Linda Lewis and the full fat version of Heatwaves Mind Blowing Decisions which includes the reggae ending that was often used by DJ's when making a smooth transition from rare groove to lovers rock.

Beggars & Co has us chanting 'WHOA WHOA WHOOOOA!' followed by some 2 stepping in the sand with iLevel to then be rocketed into outta space to jazz dance with Atmosphere...what a rollercoaster! Enjoy Mixtapers and I'll be back soon with some more but until then stay locked for DJ Grizz and SoulNRnB. One Love - DJ Ridym

1. Hi Tension - There's A Reason
2. David Joseph - Joys Of Life
3. Light Of The World - No.1 Girl
4. Heat Wave - Mind Blowing Decisions
5. iLevel - In The Sand
6. Light Of The World - London Town
7. Freeez - Southern Freeez
8. Atmosfear - Dancing In Outer Space
9. Hi Tension - Hi Tension
10. Incognito - Incognito
11. Loose Ends - Emergency (Dial 999)
12. Linx - You're Lying
13. Beggar & Co - Somebody Help Me Out
14. Central Line - Walking Into Sunshine
15. Maxine Nightingale - Life Has Just Begun
16. Linda Lewis - I Do My Best To Impress

Thursday, 28 July 2016

#TheSoulMixtape Tape No.15 on Nuwaveradio

Tape 15 as featured on Nuwaveradio has the likes of OC Smith, D Note, Zo!, Patti Austin, The Pharcyde and Brandy. An hour of great soulful music with no rules. Press play below and get ready for new mixes from DJ Ridym and Grizz.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

DJ Grizz- SoulJazz Versions 2016 pt 2

Its time to give those Soul and Jazz Funk cover versions another whirl in Soul Jazz Versions 2016 pt2!

We start with UK Jazz Funkers Gonzalez giving us their take of the Dramatics gem, The Soul Fantastics funk up Bill Withers, Fat Larrys do Jean Carne, Kele Le Roc does a 90's RnB version of the LA Boppers Rare Groove classic, Hubert Laws jazzies up Van Morrison and we end on a Latin cover of Stevie Wonder!

Catch you soon Mixtapers! RidyM and Mr S are not far behind....

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Gonzalez- Whatcha see is whatca get
Elaine Elias - Toda menina baiana
The Soul Fantastics- aint no sunshine
Redd Holt Unlimited- I shot the sheriff
Fat Larrys Band- Don’t let it go to your head
Kele Le Roc- You did it good
Norman feels- Til’ you come back to me
Hubert Laws- moondance
Sergio Mendes & Brasil77- Dont you worry bout a thing

Monday, 18 July 2016

DJ Ridym Presents - Reggae Rockers Volume 2

Going in double hard this week with numero 2 of the Reggae Rockers mix. Mixing it up from the get-go with a short intro from Japanese Jazz Funker's Jazztronik, dedicated to the Japanese crew out there that have been following this series.
Getting straight to it with Jacob Miller's keep on knocking and the no:1 roots rockers anthem of all time PROPHECY.  No sound system worth their weight in bass could declare there love for reggae and not have this speaker popping classic blessing their dance hall at the end of the session. Warning: Serious Bass alert!

Sir Coxsone gives us homeward bound followed by the classic Babylon made popular in the scene from the film 'Babylon' where JAH SHAKA plays this dub plate in a sound clash against the upcoming challenger JAH LION.

Continuing the mix with some more ear bleeding basslines before signing off  just as hard as it began with Dillinger at King Tubby's in DUB.

Next up DJ Grizz & SoulnRnB will be back to whet your soulful appetite but until then stay blessed mixtapers.

1. Jazztronik - Click Clock (Big-up Japan crew)
2. Jacob Miller - Keep On Knocking
3. Fabienne (Fabian) Mirawada - Prophecy
4. Sir Coxsone Sound - Zion Bound
5. Johnny Clarke - Babylon
6. Rebel Regulars & General Saint - Jah Love
7. Cornell Campbell & Ranking Dread - Bandulu
8. Don Carlos - Nice Time (Late Nite Blues)
9. Horace Andy - Cus Cus
10. Dillinger at King Tubby's - Dub

Sunday, 17 July 2016

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 115

Time for more Rare Groove and Soul from the crates.... its Soul Niceness 115!

The quality meter, as always, is ramped up to 11 out of 10! We kick-off with those Scottish funk-masters The Average White Band and their cover of the Bacharach classic, there's a Rare Groove gem from Candy Bowmen, a bit hit from Change ft Luther, Donald Byrd gives us an early 80's monster, and we end with the late great 60's Soul voice of Bobby Bland... plus many more to fill your Soul quota!

The next mix is only a week away Mixtapers so share the Soul love!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Average White Band- Walk on by
Candy Bowman- since i found you
Carole Dionne- I’m in love with you
Change- The glow of love
Odyssey-Hang together
Jorge Dalto- Ease my pain
Donald Byrd- Loving You
Lucifer- Dont you think the times a comin’
Bobby Bland- Ain’t nothing you can do

Thursday, 14 July 2016

SUMMER SPECIAL 2: #TheSoulMixtape Tape 12-14 as heard on Nuwaveradio

OK, Summer, at least in the UK, has not really got started. So lets give this another go. Three more ~TheSoulMixtape shows as featured on and showcasing tracks both new and old, from a range of genres of Black Music, from the 70's till today.

First up, classics from The Gap Band, Wally Badarou and Jermaine Jackson nuzzle up against Dennis Brown, Blakai and....... Liza Minelli?? Trust me, its a tune.

This one has a little tribute to one of our all time heroes, Mr Steve Arrington, as well as hip hop from Phife and Homeboy Sandman, some cool rarities and some Soulful House from Reel People.

 And Tape 14 features new music from Kaytranada, Maxwell, and Miles Bonny, alongside Sir Coxsone, Dexter Wansel, Dilla, New Sector Movement, and more. Sounds mad right? Proof is in the listening!

Ill be back in two weeks, but im sure Grizz and Ridym will have your back till then. My THIS IS RARE GROOVE 4 is currently playing on Nuwaveradio, so check it out.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

DJ Grizz- Bobby Womack Mix

Todays mix is a tribute to the late great Bobby Womack, the man with the gritty soul vocals. A career that covered almost 60 years from 1st performing with Sam Cooke, then his early 1960's group The Valentino's, through extensive solo success in the 70's and 80's to an almost revival of his talents just before he passed in 2014 (just weeks before he was due to play at a Festival in East London just up the Road from me!!).

Here's a personal choice of my favourite Bobby tracks including soul steppers party favourite Daylight, club classic How Could You Break My Heart, I Can Understand It also recorded with The Valentinos, the often covered Welcome Stop On By, and a real nugget in Give It Up.

Catch you soon!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Womans gotta have it
How could you break my heart
I can understand it
Your’e welcome stop on by
Thats the way i feel about cha
I dont wanna be hurt by love
Lay your lovin on me
Give it up

Saturday, 9 July 2016

This is Rare Groove Part Three on Nuwaveradio

Part 3 of my series of Rare Groove mixes for Nuwaveradio include classics from Archie Bell and the Drells and Natural Four, to rarer tunes from Michel Urbaniak and Laura Allen.

Part 4 will be featured on  Nuwaveradio this week, and keep an ear out for my #TheSoulMixtape mixes which not only feature upfront, Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz and Funk, but also Rare Groove tunes like the ones found on this mix.

A treat coming your way tomorrow in the form of a Bobby Womack mix from Grizz so stay tuned!

Thursday, 7 July 2016

DJ Ridym - Old Skool 80's

Hi mixtapers this week I'm bringing you some of the biggest R&B anthems from the 80's to sing along to.

The 80's? ...New Jack Swing had us doing the running man :( and The Time had us doing the bird but we forgive them because they also gave us Guy and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. We dressed baggy and colorful and couldn't get enough of those well rounded electronic baselines that became the signature of the 80's.

So kick back and enjoy until next time, next up SoulnRnB and DJ Grizz

1. Evelyn King - I'm In Love
2. The System - I Just Wanna Make You Feel Good
3. Thelma Houston - You Used To Hold Me So Tight
4. Howard Johnson - Stand Up
5. Affair - Please Don't Break My Heart
6. Sahara - Love So Fine
7. Rose Royce - Magic Touch
8. Loose Ends - Hanging On A String
9. SOS Band - No One's Gonna Love You
10. Maxwell - Ascension (Jay Dee Remix)
11. Roberta Gilliam - All I Want Is My Baby
12. Active Force - Give Me Your Love
13. Perri - I'm The One
14. Change - Let's Go Together

Sunday, 3 July 2016

DJ Grizz- Wind Down Soul 8

I'm back for all you Mixtapers with some help to chill out with more mellow old Soul and Jazz... its Wind Down Soul Volume 8.

The laid back gems start with Nancy Wilsons ode to a difficult break up in Go Away Little Boy, we've 70's Soul-girl trio Hodges James and Smith, some sublime jazz from Doug Hammond, The Dramatics do their stuff, and Phoebe Snow finishes with No Regrets... plus more chill-out treasures.

Back real soon but I'm sure the other guys will keep you entertained in the meantime

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Nancy Wilson- Go away little boy
The Bonnervilles- I’ll be right there
Hodges James and Smith- Signaly our intention
Doug Hammond- Moves
Big Dee Irwin- Follow my heart
Connie Questrell- Tell me what to do
Ohio Players- Dont fight my love
The Dramatics- Ocean of thoughts and dreams
Phoebe Snow- No regrets