Monday, 29 May 2017

#TheSoulMixtape Tape No.27 on Nuwaveradio

Tape 27 on features Some great Jazz Funk from Judy Roberts and Kamasi Washington, Soul classics from Brenda Lee Eager, Con Funk Shun and Wendell Harrison as well as tracks from The Strangers, The Simeons and Karriem Riggins. Different styles, different decades, same Soulful blueprint.

Check me out on Nuwaveradio where I have a Jam & Lewis mix, Rare Groove 8 and #TheSoulMixtape 34 on rotation at present, and hold tight here for more mixes from Ridym and Grizz. 3 mixes in 3 days!! You've been spoiled!!!

Sunday, 28 May 2017

DJ Ridym - Reggae Rockers 8

Greetings mixtapers and welcome to Reggae Rockers 8 for your one stop reggae fix sure to blow your daily stresses away and make you feel irie!

This time round its back to the old skool with some killer cuts starting with Horace Andy's Skylarking followed by the dub version from none other than the nutty professor of Dub Mr Lee "scratch" Perry. Two from Augustus Pablo in steppers classic Think Twice and Let's Get Started. 
King Tubbys dub of Alton Ellis/I'm not the guy was a no brainer for this mix with Bobby Melody's rare groove of roots reggae anthems gives the mix the perfect balance. Ending the mix with the mighty Twinkle Brothers Never Get Burn and finally two Dubs from The Roots Radics Band.

The Roots Radics Band are more known for backing big named artists such as Barington Levy, Gregory Isaacs and Michael Prophet however for Flash Gordon meets Luke Skywalker they've teamed up with dub masters Scientist and Prince Jammy's studio to rework Linval Thompsons Skillful Man to produce this dub nugget.

Tune in for more from DJ's SoulnRnB and Grizz. Until next time ✡

1. Horace Andy - Skylarking
2. Lee "Scratch" Perry - Public Jestering
3. Augustus Pablo - Think Twice
4. Linval Thompson - Marijuana
5. Linval Thompson - Jamaican Colley
6. Dennis Brown - Africa We Want to go
7. Augustus Pablo - Let's Get Started
8. King Tubbys - Politricks Dub
9. Bobby Melody - Jah Bring I Joy
10. Twinkle Brothers - Never Get Burn
11. Roots Radics - Flash Gordon Meets Luke Skywalker
12. Roots Radics - The Son of Darth Vader

DJ Grizz- Summer Soul 2017

Sun's out in London! Parks, beaches and pub gardens are busy! We need a soulful soundtrack to go with it! Here's Summer Soul 2017.... packed full of Soul, Jazz funk and Sunshine Grooves for a hot sunny day!

The Summer fest starts with a 60's Soul classic about kicking back in the park, Saun and Starr add some funk to the mix, War gives us their take on Summer cruisin', we've an updated version of the Roy Ayers sunshine anthem, Leon Ware gets away from it all, and we end on the mellowest of Summer grooves with a Kool and the Gang classic.

Enjoy the Soul and the Sun Mixtapers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Friends of Distinction- Grazing in the grass
Saun and Starr- Sunshine
Phoenix Express- You make my life a sunny day
Al Jarreau and Diane Reeves- Brazilian love affair
War - Summer
Roy Ayers and Erykak Badu- Everybody loves the sunshine
Investigators- Summertime blues
Leon Ware- Holiday
kool and the gang- Summer madness

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

DJ Ridym - Dusty Roads 2

Welcome mixtape fans to the second chapter of Dusty Roads. This time I've decided to mix things up a bit with some world music and what better way to start the global journey than with the jazz-funk dance monster Mysteries of the World.
 Broken beat up next provided by Shokazulu and the 2000 black family. I then stick in a recent version of Bob James' classic Nautilus. 

Keeping with the flow of things we go 3 the afro-beat way before I hit you with pure confusion, an afro-latin tune from German based outfit Truby Trio featuring the talented Spanish vocals of Concha Buika.
I continue the Spanish vibe with Stevie Wonder and Bobbi Humphrey/Mizzell Brothers before taking a last minute diversion and emergency landing this mix in Brazil courtesy of Seu Jorge/Talib Kweli and Sergio Mendes feat. Jill Scott.

As always I hope you enjoy. Adios!

1. MFSB - Mysteries Of The World
2. Shokazulu - Part 4
3. Nautilus - Nuyorican Soul
4. Manu Dibango - New Bell
5. Femi Kuti - Truth Don Die
6. Fertile Ground - Spirit World
7. Truby Trio - Jaleo
8. Bobbi Humphrey - Uno Esta
9. Stevie Wonder - Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
10. Talib Kweli - Favela Love (feat.Seu Jorge)
11. Sergio Mendes (feat. Jill Scott) - Let Me

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Dj Grizz- 80's Soul Club Classics 3

Hitch up those leg warmers and square off the shoulder pads Mix-tapers as we take another journey to the dancefloors of yesteryear... its 80's Soul Club Classics Vol.3.

We begin with a massive hit from Midnight Starr, some great formation dancing from the Whispers (check out the vid on YouTube!), Captain Skyy goes electro, there's a Cheryl Lynn 80's anthem, and we end with ex-Slave band member Steve Washington keeping up the Funk quota... plus many more good grooves from the 1980's!

The other blog boys are up soon....enjoy my Funky friends!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Midnight Star- Midas touch
The Whispers- Keep on loving me
Young and Co- Waiting on your love
Aurra- like i like it
Captain Sky- Dont touch that dial
Cheryl Lynn- Encore
Sinnamon- thanks to you
Active Force- Give me your love
Steve Washington- Please dont go

Monday, 15 May 2017

DJ Ridym - Rare Soul Mix 8

Talk about spoilt for choice, It looks like a great week for all you rare soul lovers out there what with SoulnRnB's This is rare groove part 7 and Grizz's Soul niceness 129 it's practically a rare groove extravaganza!
I've decided to follow suit and add part 8 of my Rare Soul Mixes to the party. Jam packed with an hours worth of top rare soul for you lucky listeners out there with artists Spade Brigade, The Harden Brothers and Cloud One what's not to like? So crank up the volume and let it move you and I'll be back real soon with some more next time.

1. Spade Brigade - I'm Your Man
2. Donna McGhee - Mr Blindman
3. The Jack Sass Band - Where Is The Love
4. Mojoba - Say You Will
5. The Harden Brothers - Deep Inside Of You
6. Damaris - What About Love
7. Curtis Mayfield - Love To Keep You In My Mind
8. Chaka Khan - So Naughty
9. Crystal Clear - Stay With Me
10. Norman Connors - Sing A Love Song
11. Rufus & Chaka Khan - Everlasting Love
12. Love Unlimited - If You Want Me
13. Cloud One - Dust To Dust

Sunday, 14 May 2017

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 129

Back for another mix with more quality Soul and Rare Grooves than you can shake a stick at... its Soul Niceness 129!

The Soul-fest starts with a Rare Groove 2step party favourite from Haywood Tucker, there's a Johnny Bristol classic, an early 80's monster from Lowrell, Delegation give us the original to the Arnie's Love hit, and we end on a Blue Eyed Soul nugget from jazz-man Michael Franks... plus more top stuff to get into!!

I'll be back... before you know it!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Haywoode Tucker- Never drive you crazy
Johnny Bristol- strangers in the dark corners
Eric Mercury- Get it right
Lowrell- Mellow mellow right on
Toast- Its just an illusion
Delegation- I figure i’m out of your life
Roy Ayers - Feelin good
Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes- Feels like magic
Michael Franks- One bad habit

Friday, 12 May 2017

This is Rare Groove Part SEVEN. On Nuwaveradio.

Part 7 of my Rare Groove Show includes tracks from Eugene Record, Love Unlimited, LaToya Jackson, Gary Taylor and many more.

Grizz back with you over the weekend and Ill catch you very soon.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

DJ Ridym - Lovers Rock 5

It's Lovers Rock 5 and we've got some good ole favourites for you this time beginning with Carol Thompson's soulful Dreams of You with those vocals that remind me of soul trio The Emotions which is some praise indeed especially as she's solo! Louisa Marks aka Markswoman and the Investigators plus Kofi with lovers rock anthem black pride are all must haves for any lovers rock compilation. Kofi, ex member of lovers rock group Brown Sugar had also worked briefly with Soul II Soul on their 3rd album.

Loads more artists to enjoy on this one so chill out  kick back and enjoy and I'll be back real soon with some more mixes.

1. Carol Thompson - Dreams Of You
2. Junior English - Take Care Of Yourself
3. Matumbi - After Tonight
4. Lloyd Brown - I Know
5. Heptics - Natural Woman
6. Dee Sharp - Let's Rub It Up
7. Louisa Marks - Keep It Like It Is
8. Investigators - Love Is What You Make It
9. Kofi - Black Pride
10. Dennis Brown - Love Has Found It's Way
11. Sugar Minott - Mind Blowing Decisions
12. Leroy Sibles - Break Up To Make Up

DJ Grizz- Smokey Robinson Mix

Todays mix is a tribute to one of the great voices of Soul, the man who almost invented 'Quiet Storm'... Smokey Robinson! A career that started in the 50's with hits in the 60's 70's and 80's both with the Miracles and as a solo singer/songwriter but also as a founder of Motown records... you know you are a musical icon when you can be instantly identified by just your first name- here's my 'Smokey' mix!

As always it a very personal choice from a large back catalogue but we start with an all time 60's classic- Tears of a Clown, there's a laid back anthem in Cruising, a favourite of mine in Family Song, the iconic Tracks of my Tears, and ends on the Mellow Soul blueprint for all Mellow Soul Grooves in Quiet Storm... plus more!

Back before long with more good stuff!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Tears of a clown
Wanna know my mind
Ever had a dream
Family song
Ooh baby baby
Tracks of my tears
Quiet Storm

Monday, 1 May 2017

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 2017 PART ONE

First of this years upfront mixes has some BIG names:

Thundercat; Omar feat. the late great Leon Ware; A Soul II Soul reunion in the form of Simon Law and Caron Wheeler; Some great Hip Hop from Talib Kweli and Raekwon; The excellent Moonchild; Jazzy Jeff's genius project The PLAYlist feat Glenn Lewis...... I could go on but just press play below and you'll see what I mean!

Dont forget to check me out on and i'll be back soon with some more great music courtesy of #TheSoulMixtape

Sunday, 30 April 2017

DJ Grizz- The Best of Jazz Funk 2

Back for another helping of the old school dance floor good stuff- its The Best of Jazz Funk Vol.2!

This selection of spinners and shufflers starts with George Dukes ode to beaches and bikinis in Brazilian Love Affair, Herbie does his thing, Brit Jazz-Funkers offer a weekender anthem in Flying High, there's a classic Grover Washington Jr live tune, more Brazilian goodness from Gilberto Gil and we end on flautist's Hubert Laws tribute to Family... plus more!

Enjoy a Jazzy weekend Mixtapers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

George Duke- Brazilian love affair
B Baker Chocolate co- Snowblower
Herbie Hancock- I though it was you
Freeez- Flying high
Dexter Wansel- Life on mars
Brothers Johnson- Streetwave
Grover Washington Jr- Sausalito
Gilberto Gil- Toda menina bahiana
Hubert Laws - Family

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

DJ Ridym - Old Skool Hip Hop Volume 1

Welcome mixtapers to the first of my new mix series titled Old Skool Hip Hop where I'll be featuring hip hop from east coast, west coast and everything in between.

Volume 1 kicks off with Mos Def's excellent version of Jam On It followed by the original from Newcleus. More electro hip hop from Afrika Bambaataa, Madlib and Man Parish before switching to hardcore east coast rap from the Shaolin kingpins Wu-Tang Clan with tracks from Raekwon, Ghostface Killer and Ol Dirty Bastard AKA ODB.

We then go west coast gangster rap with Snoop and NWA before finishing neatly with Grand Puba and I Like It. Mr Puba, one of our unsung hero's of rap was once a member of rap trio Brand Nubians and prior to this released his debut album with rap group Masters of Ceremony in 1988. Since then he has collaborated with other big name artists such as Missy Elliot, Mary J Blige, Big Daddy Kane, KRS-1, Fat Joe and Q-tip and is still making music with his recent release last year titled Black To The Future.

Enjoy and I'll be back real soon but until then look out for mixes from DJ's SoulnRnB and Grizz.

One Love

1. Mos Def - Jam On It
2. Newcleus - Jam On It
3. Afrika Bambaataa - Planet Rock
4. Madlib - Open (Space)
5. Man Parish - Hip Hop Be Bop
6. Raekwon - Baggage Handlers
7. Ghostface Killa - Wu Banga
8. Wu Tang Clan - Triumph
9. Ol Dirty Bastard - Brooklyn Zoo
10. NWA - Alwayz Into Something
11. Snoop Dogg - Lodi Dodi
12. Grand Puba - I Like It

Sunday, 23 April 2017

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 128

Morning Mixtapers- welcome back for another helping of the good stuff! Choc full of Rare Grooves and old Soul its Soul Niceness Vol.128.

Todays dish begins with an Earth Wind and Fire LP gem, Wilbert Longmire gets us looking forward to the Summer with an EWF cover, Jerry Butler gives us a Soul nugget, there's a 60's monster from Sonji Clay (Muhammad Ali's 1st wife!) and we end on some goodness from the Pointer Sisters... plus more!

Catch you soon Soul people!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Earth Wind and Fire- Song in my heart
Wilbert Longmire- Loves holiday
Three Prophets- I think i really love you
Darrow Fletcher- Love is my secret weapon
Richard Dimples Fields- Gotta keep doing
Jerry Butler- Stop steppin on my dreams
Josie James- win your love
Sonji Clay- I cant wait
The Pointer Sisters- The love too good to last

Saturday, 22 April 2017

DJ Ridym - Old Skool 80's Volume 2

Welcome listeners to the Soul Mixtape and this time out we're gonna take a trip in our Delorean and head back to the glorious 80's for some timeless R&B classics.

The cover photo featuring Rene Moore and Angela Winbush acts as the perfect road sign to let you know you've arrived at your destination. The duo faithfully known as Rene & Angela recorded just 3 albums before their break up in '86 but despite this Angela went on to have a long and successful career into the 90's. I suggest if you get the chance check out the video of It's the real thing you'll see a very young Don Cheadle bustin' some ridiculous dance moves that certainly got me laughing I guess we all had to start somewhere!

Other artists in this mix such as Atlantic Star, The Funkmasters, Juicy and The Controllers all contributed to making this the decade for R&B and Boogie (we'll not mention the new jack swing!)

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did and look out for volume 3 next time. Jah Bless

1. Atlantic Starr - Silver Shadow
2. Sahara - Love So Fine
3. Rene & Angela - I Love You More
4. Cashflow - Mine All Mine
5. Angela Winbush - It's The Real Thing
6. Rufus & Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody
7. Barbara Mitchell - Never Had A Love Like This
8. The Funkmasters - I Can't Believe It's Over
9. Tashan - Read My Mind
10. The Controllers - Stay
11. Viola Wills - Dare To Dream
12. Juicy - Sugar Free
13. Miles Jaye - Let's Start Over

Sunday, 16 April 2017

DJ Grizz- Reggae Got Soul 10

Summertime is just around the corner so lets get into the sunshine mood with a Reggae Version Excursion. Featuring a selection of great Soul tunes but in a Reggae vibe... its Reggae Got Soul Vol. 10!

We start with a version of the Isley Brothers hit, Mahalia Saunders does Erma Franklins (Aretha's big sister) often covered 60's original justice, Rare Groove fans will recognise the Leon Haywood favourite covered by Wendy Walker, Sonia gives us her take on Gwen McCrae's Funky Sensation, and we end on some classic Smokey but done by Bitty Mclean.... and more!

Have a great Easter Mixtapers

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape

Paris Connection- Whos that lady
Blossom Brown- Oh no not my baby
Mahalia Saunders- Piece of my heart
Claudette Miller and the Ebony Sisters- Too much heaven
Roy Gee- Id rather go blind
Wendy Walker- Its got to be mellow
Sonia- Reggae sensation
The Soul Messengers- Do it til your satisfied
Bitty Mclean- Cruising

Saturday, 15 April 2017

#TheSoulMixtape EASTER DOUBLE BILL Tapes No.25 & 26 on Nuwaveradio

Another Double bill of #TheSoulMixtape as featured on Nuwaveradio, especially for your Easter weekend break!

Featuring the likes of Royce Da 5'9, O'Donel Levy, Rockie Robbins, Aquanote, Geraldine Hunt, Kofi, Jhelisa, Reva Devito and many more. Press play below and have a ready made Easter weekend Soundtrack!

Grizz back tomorrow, enjoy your holidays, ill be back soon!

Sunday, 9 April 2017

DJ Ridym - RnB Sessions 10

Howdie mixtapers hope you're enjoying the fantastic weather we're having right now and looking forward to RnB Sessions 10 with that summer vibe that'll hopefully help convince the hot weather to stay around until summer.

This time around I'm rubbing slightly against the grain with some upfront mellow jazz tracks with Sacha Vee, Robert Glasper, RC & The Grits and Ben Locle Soul. Mixing it up slightly shaken but definitely not stirred with some funk from Ms P-Funk herself Georgia Anne Muldrow who also provides her signature sound to the Robert Glasper track The Consequences Of Jealousy teaming up with Meshell Ndegeocello with her unmistakeable voice.

For me rappers Odissee and Chance The Rapper complements this mix just right before I close the deal with a monster  jazz funk nugget by Josef Leimberg.

Hope you enjoy this week's session, make sure you check back with us real soon for some more mixes from the team here at The Soul Mixtape. Peace

1. Sacha Vee - Music Child
2. Karriem Riggins - Summer Maddness S.A
3. Aaron Abernaty - Play It Cool
4. Solange - Cranes In The Sky
5. RC & The Gritz - Melodies
6. Ben Loncle Soul - All The Way
7. RC & The Grits - Leave Me Alone feat. Erykah Badu
8. Robert Glasper - The Consequences Of Jealousy feat. Meshell Ndegeocello
9. Georgia Anne Muldrow - Simple Advice
10. Chance The Rapper - Mixtape
11. Oddisee - No Sugar No Cream
12. Moonchild - Be Free
13. Robert Glasper - Thinking Bout You
14. Josef Leimberg - Intersteller Universe

DJ Grizz- Roy Ayers Mix

Something from the daddy of Jazz Funk today... Mr Roy Ayers. 77 years young this year and still playing on the circuit he was a 70's pioneer of the Jazz Funk sound. Firstly with his band Ubiquity then as a solo artist on the Polydor label Mr Ayer's grooves were a staple of the Soul/jazz Funk club and weekender scene throughout the 70' and 80's. Here's some of his best stuff.

We kick off with a Club monster in Running Away, a cool cut from 1982 in Turn me Loose, there's a collaboration with Crusader Wayne Henderson, an anthem with Love Will Bring Us Back Together, the sublime Searching and end on the huge Everybody Loves The Sunshine- here in a slightly alternate version.... plus many more jazz funk memories from back in the day.

Enjoy your week Mixtapers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Running Away
Life is just a moment pt2
Turn me loose
No Deposit no return ft Wayne Henderson
I wanna touch you baby
Love will bring us back together
Don’t stop the feeling
Everybody loves the sunshine (alt take)

Sunday, 2 April 2017

DJ Ridym - Chapter & Verse of DUB

Get your bass levels up and make sure your eardrums are prepped as it's Chapter & Verse of DUB with yours truly the resident dub chemist!

This mix has just the right selection for those of you who like your dub bass maxed out with killer cuts from my favourite sound systems Aba Shanti-I, Jah Shaka and the Vanguard of Dub Iration Steppas plus more from Horace Andy, Mad Professor and Power Steppas.

Mad Professor and Scientist before him were some of the the best dub producers/mixers of their day bringing new ideas with a wide range of dub special effects. I will definitely play something from Scientist next time out probably on my regular Reggae Rockers mix so look out for that one.

To end the mix I went with Roman Stewart's Rice & Peas and followed that with the Iration Steppas version. The Iration Steppas' exclusive dub plate cut of Michael Prophet's you been talking would have been THE perfect track to sign off with but unfortunately that little gem is an exclusive dub plate that I'm sure Mark Iration has under lock and key, but hey maybe one day I can get an exclusive play of it right here at the Soul Mixtape, here's hoping!

Enjoy the dub, Jah Bless.

1. Mad Professor - Afrocentric Dub
2. Mad Professor - Kathmandu
3. The Power Steppers - Aural Exciter
4. Horace Andy - Cuss Cuss in Dub
5. Aba Shanti-I - Ghetto
6. Iration Steppas - No War Dub
7. Jah Shaka & Mad Professor - Wig Wam
8. Aba Shanti-I - Tear Down Babylon
9. Roman Stewart - Rice & Peas
10. Iration Steppas - Rice & Peas

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 127

Back with another Soul and Rare Groove extravaganza .... its Soul Niceness 127.

We kick off with an unmistakable Barry White produced Gloria Scott gem, there's the Maurice Jackson original of a Leroy Hutson Rare Groove anthem, some EWandF LP magic, birthday girl Aretha (75 last week) gives us one of her classics, and we end with a Randy Crawford hit from 1981... plus more Soul treasures from way back when.

See you soon Mixtapers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Gloria scott- A case of too much love making
Maurice Jackson- Lucky fellow
Bonnie Bromlett- Never gonna give you up
KayGees- Be Real
Earth Wind and Fire- Wait
Aretha Franklin- Until you come back to me
The Fuller Brothers- Stranger at my door
Hoagy Lands- Do you know what live is all about
Randy Crawford- Secret Combination

Sunday, 26 March 2017

DJ Ridym - Rare Soul Mix 7

Welcome mixtapers and welcome to my Mothers Day edition of the Rare Soul Mix. This time round we're digging into the classics looking for something a little bit special starting off with a few Northern Soul favourites and a Darrow Fletcher monster followed by Marvin Gaye setting the tone for the rest of the mix with 2 very Marvinesque sounding tracks from Eugene Record and Jeff Perry. A rare Three degrees nugget distant lover helps keep the slow and steady pace .

Tom Brock's nothing in this world that can stop me loving you which was later sampled on Jay Z's Girls, Girls, Girls really made that track something special.  The Queen of Soul Ms Aretha Franklin's Daydreaming is like a cool breeze on a summers day and really makes you look forward to getting away for the summer.

Hope you enjoyed the mix and visit us again real soon for some more good music from DJ's SoulnRnB and Grizz

1. Detroit Emeralds - Feel The Need In Me
2. Freda Payne - Band Of Gold
3. Marvin Gaye - Come Get To This
4. Eugene Record - Overdose Of Joy
5. Darrow Fletcher - It's No Mistake
6. Jeff Perry - Take My Love
7. The Three Degrees - Distant Lover
8. Tom Brock - There's Nothing In This World That Can Stop Me From Loving You
9. Aretha Franklin - Daydreaming
10. Holland Dozier - Why Can't We Be Lovers

DJ Grizz- 80's Soul Club Classics Vol.2

The Delorean is fired up and the leg warmers firmly in place for todays mix.... we go back to my school and early clubbing days for 80's Soul Club Classics Vol.2.

A selection of Soul and Funk classics played in clubs, parties and weekenders back in the day starts with a BB and Q band nugget, there's movers and groovers from both Jocelyn and Sharon Brown, Fat Larry brings a dancefloor anthem and Vicky D gives us an 80's floor-filler to end with... plus many more boogie tunes to bring back those memories!

Catch you soon!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

BBnQ- On the beat
Jocelyn Brown- I wish you would
Sharon Brown- I specialize in love
Kid Creole- Loving you made a fool of me
Yvonne Gage- Lover of my dreams
Fat Larrys Band- Act like you know
Starpoint- Bring your sweet lovin back
Miles Jaye- Lets start love over
Vicky D- This beat is mine

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

#TheSoulMixtape DOUBLE BILL Tapes No.23 & 24 on Nuwaveradio

Tapes 23 and 24 feature in a special double bill this week, with lots of 80's soul from the likes of The SOS Band, The Fantastic Aleems and the Winans, some 90's feat Absolute and Biggie Smalls, 00's from Maxwell, Something for the people and Busta Rhymes, Reggae, Soulful House, lots of Hip Hop, new music from Zo!, Jill Scott, The Stuveysants as well as TONS of Rare Groove and soul from the likes of The Trumains, Carl Hall, Melissa Manchester and Madeline Bell to name a few.

Dont forget to check out my show on as were up to Tape no 32 there showcasing lots of soulful goodness throughout the week and on Sundays at 6pm GMT.

Ridym and Grizz up soon, until then press play below!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

DJ Ridym - RnB Sessions 9

Hi funksters and welcome to RnB Sessions 9 bringing you some old skool RnB favourites for you lucky listeners. Hope you enjoy and I'll catch you next time for some more.


1. Jaheim - All Night Long
2. Donell Jones - You Know Whats Up
3. Dennis Taylor - Enough Is Enough
4. Zhane' - Groove Thing
5. Wildchild - Party Up
6. Eric Benet - Why You Follow Me
7. Common/Erykah Badu - All Night Long
8. Kindred The Family Soul - Far Away
9. Case/Joe - Faded Pictures
10. Sweet Sable - Old Times Sake
11. Sparkle - Time To Move On

DJ Grizz- Phyllis Hyman Mix

A tribute to the late great Phyllis Hyman now. A lady with a powerful voice and a string of club and ballad hits throughout the late 70's and 80's. She was first 'discovered' by Soul-Jazz great Norman Connors in the mid 70's before going onto great solo success on both the Buddha and then Arista labels. Here's a selection of her best!

We start with the Rare Groove/Blues party favourite in Don't Tell Me Tell Her, we've 2 Soul Club monsters in Tonight You and Me & You Know How To Love Me (an early formation dance fave!), there's the big hit Under Your Spell and we end on a great Bacharach penned piece of Soul in A Love Too Good To Last.

The other blog boys are back in town soon and I'm back in a week!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape

Dont tell me tell her
Tonight you and me
You know how to love me
I aint asking
Hold me
Under Your Spell
the Sunshine in my life
If you ever change your mind
The love too good to last

Monday, 13 March 2017

This is Rare Groove Part SIX. On Nuwaveradio.

Part six of my Rare Groove series as heard on  featuring rare soul and funk from the dustier side of the crates.

Some great tunes from the likes of Nancy Wilson, The Commodores, Arnold Blair, and a great version of "Sweet Vibrations" from the group Rasputins Stash all feature. Volume 7 now playing on the station, and previous editions all available on the blog.

Press play below and enjoy, more from Grizz and Ridym on the flipside.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

DJ Ridym - Reggae Rockers 7

Hello Mixtapers turn up the bass and welcome to Reggae Rockers 7! This week I've brought a few goodies from the reggae vault for your musical pleasure.
Tenor Saw, Barrington Levy and Sugar Minott are there with some firm dancehall favourites. Junior Byles' roots classic "fade away" is a killer for any clash along with a whole heap more that should get you skanking through the evening.

One Love

1. Conroy Smith - Dangerous
2. Tenor Saw - Ring The Alarm
3. Sugar Minott - Jah Jah Rule
4. Greogory Isaacs - Rumours
5. Junior Byles - Fade Away
6. Errol Bellot - Music Fever
7. Willie Williams - Armagideon Time
8. Michael Prophet - Gunman
9. Horace Andy - Mr Bassie
10. Barrington Levy - Under Me Sensi
11. Half Pint - Greetings
12. Jacob Miller - Tenement Yard
13. Barrington Levy - Murderer
14. Carlton Livingston - 100 Weight Of Collie Weed
15. Dennis Brown - Promised Land

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 126

Another slice of quality old school Soul and Rare Grooves today... its Soul Niceness 126!

We Kick off with a Rhanni Harris Soul Weekender classic, there's a One Way & Al Hudson hit, one of Motown's biggest songwriters Lamont Dozier features, there's early 80's goodness from Switch and we end with one of the great evergreens of Soul music active from the 60's to the noughties in the great Solomon Burke... plus more to rediscover!

Keep spreading the Soul Love

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Rhanni Harris- Six million steps
One Way ft Al Hudson- You can do it
Kwick- I want to dance with you
Alicia Myers- Appreciation
Lamont Dozier- Nobody told me
Kandidate- What are you gonna do
Switch- My friend in the sky
Act of Faith- Lost on a breeze
Solomon Burke- Since i met you baby

Sunday, 5 March 2017

DJ Grizz- The Best Of Jazz Funk

Back to the dusty shelves to bring you something for the fast of foot out there... its The Best Of Jazz Funk. A selection of tunes that bring back those great London area dance club nights of the 70's and 80's.

We kick off with the grand-daddy of Jazz Funk -Roy Ayers (still gigging to this day at 76 years old!), there's the Ronnie Laws original of a club classic, the great Donald Byrd plays a JF anthem, sample diggers will recognise the Billy Brooks track and we end on a Ramsey Lewis / Earth Wind & Fire collaboration... plus more good tunes to get your feets a movin'!!


Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Roy Ayres- Cant you see me
Ronnie Laws-Always there
Bob James- Westchester lady
Johnny Hammond- Fantasy
Donald Byrd- Places and spaces
Charles Earland- Let the music play
Webster Lewis- Barbara Ann
Billy Brooks - 40 days
Ramsey Lewis- Sun goddess

Saturday, 4 March 2017

DJ Ridym - Rare Soul Mix 6

Todays edition of Rare Soul Mix is a collection of some classic gems compiled by yours truly to help you lose the winter blues. Lord knows we've seen our fair share of stormy weather here in dear old blighty over the past month and with the Easter bunny just around the corner lets hope he brings the promise of spring and some well deserved daylight to cheer us up!

I kick this one off with a Lilo Shifrin corker, Lee McDonalds excellent rendition of we've only just begun and Wendell Harrisons brilliant take time out along with Geraldine Hunt both of which I can't stop playing recently. Three more recent tracks follow and then we're back to the rarer stuff and every one is a winner before I sign off with the haunting life race from Cloe Martin.

I'll be back soon but until then enjoy, One Love 👊

1. Lalo Schifrin - Middle of the Night
2. Lee McDonald - We Only Just Begun
3. Wendell Harrison - Take Time Out
4. Geraldine Hunt - You Brought Joy
5. Gap Band - Keep Holding On
6. Gwen Guthrie - Sweet Bitter Love
7. Adriana Evans - Looking For Your Love
8. Conrad Benjamin - I Want To Let You Know
9. Le Pamplemousse - I've Been Watching You
10. Dionne Warwick - Can't Hide Love
11. Ebonee Webb - Woman
12. Cloe Martin - Life Race

Sunday, 26 February 2017

DJ Grizz- Chaka Khan Mix

Todays mix is an appreciation of one of the 70's and 80's great Soul and Funk icons- its Ms Yvette Stevens.... better known as Chaka Khan. A large back catalogue of nuggets and hits to choose from not to mention a cameo in the Blues Brothers film what's not to love about Ms Khan. Either as part of the great 70's Soul/Funk band Rufus or later as a solo singer here's my favourites!

We start with a Rufus funk-soul monster in Do You Love What You Feel, there's the disco tinged Clouds, a great jazz interpretation in A Night In Tunisia, the wicked Stay, and we end on a live version of Sweet Thing to show off that powerful voice... plus more (indeed I could easily have done a 2 parter to cover all my faves!)

Enjoy fellow Mixtapers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Do you love what you feel
A night in Tunisia
Eye to eye
I'm every woman
Packed my bags
Tell me something good
Sweet Thing (live)

Thursday, 23 February 2017

#TheSoulMixtape Tape No.22 on Nuwaveradio

Volume 22 of  #TheSoulMixtape features a selection of Soulful House, some Hip Hop courtesy of The Stuyvesants (Both as themselves, remixes and productions), a great sprinkling of 80's Soul, some Broken and lots more. As usual an eclectic mix of styles and sounds, but always with that soul!

Be sure to check out latest episodes of the show on as well as upcoming mixes from Ridym and Grizz. Ill be back soon with some Rare Groove.

Monday, 20 February 2017

DJ Ridym - RnB Sessions 8

Session 8 of my RnB mix focuses on the late great Marvin Gaye with recent releases that have in someway been inspired by his music. Starting with a Salaam tribute mix which leads nicely into Eloise Laws - Ain't It Good Feeling Good which for me has Marvin written all over it. Floacist, Raheem Devaughn, Jamie Hawkins and BJ The Chicago Kid are all modern artists who have got his sound down to a T.

Add to this Carl Hall's rare groove nugget what about you plus one classic cut from the man himself with where are we going compliments this mix and provides just the right balance for your listening ears. As with the Stevie Wonder tribute I'll be doing another mix later on down the line dedicated to the great man but until then stay tuned mixtapers!

1. Marvin Gaye - Falling In Love Again(Salaam Mix)
2. Eloise Laws - Ain't It Good Feeling Good
3. The Floacist ft. Raheem Devaughn - Start Again
4. Jamie Hawkins - Next To You
5. Erick Sermon - Music
6. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On(Beatnick/Salaam Mix)
7. Marvin Gaye - Where Are We Going
8. Carl Hall - What About You
9. Marc Mac - Tell Me Now feat. Marvin
10. BJ the Chicago Kid - Turnin Me Up

Sunday, 19 February 2017

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 125

2017 is whizzing by but, no fear, we'll always be here with quality Soul and Grooves from way back when. As if to prove it here's Soul Niceness Vol. 125!

The latest volume starts with a Bill Withers goodie, Ohio funk-masters Slave bring a wicked LP cut from 1982, there's a TS Monk classic cut, Tony Drake gives us his version of an often covered classic and we end on a timeless piece of Stevie.... plus much more!

Catch y'all soon

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Bill Withers- Oh yeah
Gene Dunlap- Lets talk
Convention ft Leroy Burgess- Lets do it
Slave - Ill be gone
TS Monk- Bon Bon Vie
Con Funk Shun- Da lady
Terri Bryant- Everythings wonderful
Tony Drake- Living in the footsteps
Stevie Wonder- You are the sunshine of my life

Sunday, 12 February 2017

DJ Ridym - Lovers Rock 4

Valentines is the theme for the latest installment of my Lovers Rock mix and we get straight into it with Lefty Bantons you are my lady followed by a Lovers Rock version of Denise Williams soul classic cos you love me baby. We also have popular Lovers Rock & Soul legend sound system Sir Lloyd producing Gilroy Sidden's you've changed, good to see the sound still going strong these days keep it up lads!
Dennis Brown and Aswad who coincidently collaborated on the sound clash special promised land which will feature in my upcoming clash mix but enough said about that you'll just have to keep checking the blog for it 😉

That's all from me until next time mixtapers have a very happy Valentines from us here at the Soulmixtape and remember if you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with! Peace

1. Lefty Banton - You Are My Lady
2. Paulette Tajah - Cos You Love Me Baby
3. Private Collection - Direction
4. Sir Lloyd And Gilroy Sidden - Youve Changed
5. Bashera - Men Cry Too
6. Vivian Jones And Deborahe Glasgow - The First
7. Mike Anthony - Walk Away From Love
8. The Undivided Roots Band - Party Night
9. Dennis Brown - Someone Special
10. Aswad - Back to Africa
11. Caroll Campbell - Between Me And You

DJ Grizz- Reggae Love Songs

Its that time of year where Florists, Confectioners and Soft Toy Makers make their money... yes its Valentines Day! Here's a selection of old time Reggae Love Songs to help all you love machines out there to get in the mood with your significant other!

We've some Lovers goodness from Tinga Stewart, an old rocksteady gem from Carlton and the Shoes, Reggae royalty in John Holt sings about love (of course), there's a classic Doreen Schafer cover and some seriously good falsetto tones from Junior Murvin... plus many more reggae songs of affection to enjoy!

Have a great week Mix-tapers, whatever you do and whoever you do it with!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Tinga Stewart- I’m gonna fall in love with you
Sandra Loban- Make you my man
Carlton and the Shoes- Never give your heart
John Holt- For the love of you
Angela Stewart- When love comes knocking
Barbara Jones- Never let me go
Doreen Schafeur- Were all alone
Junior Murvin- i am i love
Tradition- Every little bit of my heart

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

DJ Ridym - Rare Soul Mix 5

Hi Mixtapers its Rare Soul Mix 5 and this time around we kick off the mix with a Chaka Khan, Rod Temperton and Quincy Jones collaboration that sets the pace nicely. Nothing beats boogie dance classic dreamer and free and easy for when you want to get your 80's on.

The timeless Prime Time gem I owe it to myself is given the Gap Band treatment and there's Fatback band with she's a go getter along with loads more to help make this one something special. So if you like 80's boogie this ones for you!

I'll be back soon with some more but until then please check out DJ's Grizz and SoulNRnB. Peace

1. Rufus & Chaka Khan - Live In Me (DJ Ridym Remaxed)
2. Stephanie Mills & Teddy Pendergrass - Two Hearts
3. The BB&Q Band - Time For Love
4. Fatback Band - She's A Go-Getter
5. Change - Hold Tight
6. Greg Henderson - Dreamin'
7. Sunrize - Come And Get My Lovin'
8. Rene & Angela - Free And Easy
9. The Gap Band - I Owe It To Myself
10. The SOS Band - Feeling
11. Deco - Delicious
12. Change - You'll Never Realize

Sunday, 5 February 2017

DJ Grizz- The SOS Band

Morning Mixtapers and today another mix from a band from yesteryear that many of us grew up dancing and listening to ... its The SOS Band. On the Tabu Record label they were massive on the 80's Soul/Dance Charts especially after later teaming up with legendary producers Jam and Lewis. Here's a few of their 'Finest' hits (see what I did there?).

We start with their 1st big hit in Take your Time Do It Right from 1980, we've mid tempo goodness in Groovin' (that's what we're doing), dance floor classics like High Hopes and timeless favourites like Weekend Girl and Just Be Good To Me!

Back real soon!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Take your time do it right
The Finest
Just the way you like it
High Hopes
Take love where u find it
No-ones gonna love you
Weekend girl
Just be good to me

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions PART THREE

Here is the last part of my Street Sounds Upfront mix as played on last year. Features some awesome tracks from A Tribe Called Quest, RC & the Gritz, Aaron Abernathy as well as the epic "Cranes in the Sky" from Solange, a top 3 tune of the year for me.

In conjunction with parts ONE and TWO, they are my best songs of the year. Don't agree? Comment, hit us up on Twitter or Facebook and complain!!

Ill be back with another installment of #TheSoulMixtape show on Nuwaveradio, until then be sure to check out Grizz and Ridym.

Monday, 30 January 2017

DJ Ridym - R&B Sessions 7

Songs and artists inspired by Stevie Wonder is the theme for this weeks R&B Sessions 7. Such is the influence of the great man himself that during the late 90's and early naughties there were a few decent contributions from artists such as Blaze, Glenn Lewis and more recently Reel People's Tony Momrelle. 

Here's a pop quiz for you musical aficionados out there.The name of the artist responsible for track 4 has eluded me over the years and as hard as I try I've never found out who was responsible for this white label gem so mixtapers if you happen to know the name of the track and or the artist please tweet the answer or post a message up here on the blog or on mixcloud. 

I'm looking forward to doing a best of Stevie mix some time in the near future so keep your eyes and ears open for that one but in the meantime mixtapers DJ Grizz and SoulNRnB will keep you in the groove.


1. Blaze - All That I Should Know
2. Randy Watson Experience feat. Bilal - Can't Hide Love 
3. Glenn Lewis - Don't Forget It 
4. Unknown 
5. Denni Hines feat Don-e - Delicious 
6. Jamie Hawkins - You Are The One For Me 
7. Dwele - My People 
8. Glen Lewis - One More day
9. Donnie - Turn Around 
10. The Decoders - Black Gold Of The Sun 
11. Jimmy Cozier - She's All I Got 
12. Reel People - Golden Lady 
13. Reel People - It Will Be

Sunday, 29 January 2017

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 124

We are well into the year and the good grooves keep flowing- its Soul Niceness 124!

The usual serving of high quality old school Soul starts with an Aretha Rare Groove favourite, we've some falsetto goodness from 70's hit-makers the Stylistics, Billy Paul pleads for honesty, Joe Tex one of the inventors of the 70's dance craze The Bump offers a get-down gem and we end on a massive funk groove from The JB's.... and there's more!

See You soon Soul Mixtapers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Aretha Franklin- You got all the aces
The Stylistics- I run to you
The Intruders- To be happy is the real thing
Brief Encounter- Where will i go
Blue Magic-Answer to my prayer
Billy Paul- Be truthful to me
The Shades of Black- Mystrey of Black
Joe Tex- I almost got to heaven once
The JBs - Same beat

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

#TheSoulMixtape's 80s on Soul Cool Records

After the success of Grizz's BEST OF Soul Niceness mixes in conjunction with Soul Cool Records (, heres my contribution. 80 mins of great 80's Soul and dance that will take those who were there back in time, and those who weren't will feel like they was!

Top tunes from great producers like Kashif; Mtume/Lucas; Jam & Lewis; Paul Laurence; with great artists like Stephanie Mills, Change, Peggi Blu; Deco, Jermaine Jackson, Cameo and lots lots more.

Ill be back soon with some more of my Nuwaveradio mixes, but enjoy this and be sure to check out Soul Cool Records as well as #TheSoulMixtape families Mixcloud pages. (Links in the sidebar)

Sunday, 22 January 2017

DJ Ridym - Reggae Rockers 6

Welcome mixtapers to my newest installment of Reggae Rockers! Changing it up a bit Stone Love style with some sing-a-long tunes. We've got a bunch of goodies on this one including classic dancehall favorites from Sanchez with baby can I hold you, Wayne Wonder with you me and she and Tinga Stewards Cover Me. Also included is the lovers rock version of Tina Marie's ooh la-la-la courtesy of Ms Lym.

Like the cover? He's the conquering Lion of the tribe of Judah, or so he thinks!
See you next time!

DJ Ridym

1. Lloyd Brown & Don Campbell - You Must Know
2. Morgan Heritage - She's Still Loving Me
3. Foxy Brown - Baby Can I Hold You Tonight
4. Sanchez - Baby Can I Hold You Tonight
5. Wayne Wonder - You Me And She
5. Freddy Mcgregor - Let Him Try
6. Richie Stephens - Crush
7. Everton Blender - Defender Of The Faith
8. Dennis Brown - Love Me Tonight 
9. Mikey Spice - Hold On
10. Lym - Oh La La
11. Sanchez - Love Is The Power 
12. Tinga Steward and Ninja Man - Cover Me

DJ Grizz- Uplifting Soul 2017

Its 2017 and the world seems still to be going crazy! But life is too short to waste it on negatives... have no regrets, laugh, find yourself & be that and keep spreading the love! Have some inspirational Soul and Jazz to help... its Uplifting Soul 2017!

The positivity starts with 60's/70's UK Jazz keyboard maestro Brian Auger letting us know happiness is never far, Michael Franti bigs up the power of sunshine, 60's blue eyed Soul-boys the Rascals praise the morning, there's a Daptone nugget from last year with The Frightnrs, Maze gives us Happy Feelings (as always) and we end with Gil Scott Heron offering everyone a prayer... plus more feel good music 'cos we need it!!

Catch you soon

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Brian Auger Oblivion Express- Happiness is just around the bend
Michael Franti Spearhead- The sound of sunshine
The O Jays- Put of heads together
Debra Laws- Be yourself
The Rascals- Its a beautiful morning
The Frightnrs- Hey brother (do unto others)
Maze- Happy Feelings
Bunny Sigler- Love train
Gil Scott Heron- A prayer for everybody