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!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

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!


Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

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!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

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!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

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