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

Sunday, 14 August 2016

DJ Grizz- The Jacksons Mix

Not much to say that hasn't been said about this group over the years. Jermaine, Tito, Marlon, Michael, Randy and Jackie- The Jacksons. From making music in the 60's as massive hit makers for Motown as the Jackson 5 through the 70's and 80's big LP's and dance floor favourites on Epic Records (a subsidiary of Philly International). The line up chopped and changed but the quality was always high.

A selection of my personal picks and likes include Give it Up from the 1980 Triumph LP, the originally unreleased Stevie Wonder penned version of Buttercup (a hit for Carl Anderson), the 1st version of Never Can Say Goodbye in their Jackson 5 guise, the Gamble and Huff penned hit Show You The Way To Go, and ends with a favourite of mine in Blues Away which was only ever released as a B-side.... plus more Jackson goodies to relive!

I'm back on the Rare Groove and Soul crate diggin' next week... see you then.

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Give it up
Enjoy yourself
Heartbreak hotel
Never can say goodbye
Label me love
Show you the way to go
That's what you get for being polite
Blues away

Saturday, 13 August 2016

DJ Ridym - Lovers Rock 2

Ladies and Gentleman this is Lovers Rock 2. Yes folks DJ Ridym back once again with the latest volume in the series of classic Lovers from back in the day. 

Samantha Rose/Can't believe I'm losing you produced by sound system owner Count Shelly. Also in the mix is teen trio 15, 16, 17 who were introduced to the Lovers scene by late reggae legend Dennis Brown who had them cover his timeless 'Someone special'. 
Cassandra gives a beautiful rendition of Betty Wright's - 'Thank you for the many things you've done' and the Mighty Diamonds ends the mix by taking us back to country living.

Be sure to tune in with DJ's Grizz and SoulNRnb bringing you some more mixes. Peace.

1. Webby Ray - In The Rain
2. Bobbi Houston - Make It With You
3. Slim Smith - Sitting In The Park
4. 15,16 and 17 - Good Times
5. Brown Sugar - Confession Hurts
6. Samantha Rose - Can't Believe I'm Losing You
7. Sugar Minott - You Lost That Loving Feeling
8. Cassandra - Thank You
9. Black Harmony - Don't Let It Go To Your Head
10. Sylvia Tella - Spell
11. Susan Cadogan & Ruddy Thomas - You Know How To Make Me
12. Otis Gayle - I'll Be Around
13. The Mighty Diamonds - Country Living 

Friday, 12 August 2016

#TheSoulMixtape Tape No.16 on Nuwaveradio

Another Tape in my sets for, were up to #16 on the blog, but theyre at #21 on the station so go there to catch up and hear some other great DJ's too. Or just stay here and check some stuff out from Grizz and Ridym, thats cool too!

This edition has a Jazz feature featuring a Herbie Hancock intro, Classics from Chaka and Al Hudson, then some UK heat from 4Hero and Lewis Taylor. Add some RnB from Jodeci and the Rayne, then some funk from MFSB and youve got another eclectic mix.

Ill be back soon, in the meantime Grizz and Ridym will be delivering some top tunes.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

DJ Grizz- Rio 2016 Funk n Jazz

Its only fitting that we mark the Rio Olympics with a selection of Brazilian Jazz and Funky flavours so here's Rio 2016 Funk N Jazz!

We kick off the Copa Cabana cuts with a jazz funk monster from Azymuth, Brazils own EWF - Black Banda Rio feature, there's upfront funkiness from Grooveria, we've 2 bossa/samba covers of well known Soul-Funk hits, Al Jarreau gives us his version of the Brazilian Jazz Funk anthem and we end on Latin Jazz legend Astrud Gilberto... plus more Samba style stuff to enjoy the sports to!

Back before you know it!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Azymuth- Jazz Carnival
Banda Black Rio- Maria Fumaca
Ed Motta- Marta
Grooveria- Nada Mal
Bossa Nostra- Dont stop til you get enough
Marcela Mangaberia- Virtual Insanity
Marcos Valle- On line
Al Jarreau- Brazillian love affair
Astrud Gilberto- Ponteio