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

Monday, 16 January 2017

DJ Ridym - R&B Sessions 6

Hi Mixtapers and welcome to R&B Sessions 6! This time I take you down memory lane to the 90's (or thereabouts) with some Hip Hop from Tribe Called Quest then some funky dread style from Soul II Soul with their club classic debut fairplay followed by Junior Giscombe and Chante Moore both guaranteed to get the 2 step crowd going. Caron Wheeler from Soul II Soul and Lovers Rock trio Brown Sugar continues the vibe with New York hip hop crew The Beatminerz with Open. 

Three from the UK in Mica Paris, Omar and a Nine Yards track that gets the complete J Dilla makeover and is all the more better for it if I must say so myself!

I finish the mix right back where I started with another Tribe track featuring Raphael Saadiq and Faith Evans.

I'll be back real soon Mixtapers but until then be sure to check out the latest offerings from DJ's Grizz and SoulNRnB.

1. A Tribe Called Quest - Footprints
2. Soul II Soul - Fairplay
3. Chante' Moore - Love's Taken Over
4. Junior Giscombe - Morning Will Come
5. Da Beatminerz feat. Caron Wheeler - Open
6. Nine Yards - Always Find A Way
7. Mica Paris feat. Omar - Shoulda Known Better
8. Omar feat. Kele Leroc - Come On
9. A Tribe Called Quest - Stressed Out ft. Faith Evans and Saadiq

Sunday, 15 January 2017

DJ Grizz- Shalamar Mix

I'm going unashamedly Disco for todays mix with that trio that tore up the 70's and 80's dancefloors... its Shalamar. Howard Hewitt, Jody Watley, and the body popping Jeffery Daniels made up this hit making group. Formed in 1977 and releasing their catalogue on 2 of the biggest Soul/Disco labels of the time out there in Soul Train Records and later the mighty Solar Records. Here's a selection of their best stuff....!

Kicking off with the club classic I Owe You One, includes their 1st big hit- Take That To The Bank, there's the classic ballad This Is For The Lover In You and we end with 2 tracks that were popular on the Rare Groove scene in High On Life and the great Sweeter As The Day Goes By... plus many more Shalamar goodies!

Lots of good stuff to come in 2017 from all the guys on the Mixtape Blog!

Back real soon..

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

I owe you one
There it is
Second time around
Take that to the bank
Make that move
I can make you feel good
This is for the lover in you
High on life
Sweeter as the day goes by

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

#TheSoulMixtape Tape No.20 on Nuwaveradio

Volume 21 of #TheSoulMixtape has an Intro from Jill Scott about Soul music and we delve into it with the likes of Lauryn Hill, Hall & Oates, Angie Stone and Janis Joplin, as well as a great hip hop selection with some Dilla Beats and the usual mix of all things good for your ears.

 #TheSoulMixtape show on is currently on Vol.28 and has other shows soon to be available on Mixcloud so check it out.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 123

New year, new mix same high quality Soul and Rare Grooves from back in the day.... its Soul Niceness Vol 123!

We bring in 2017 with a Bill Withers classic, there's a Delfonics gem, some 80's goodness from Kleeer (who started life as the Universal Robot Band!), the Average White Band give us their take on the Rufus N Chaka hit (although written by the AWB), and we end on the much sampled Stax label band 24 Carat Black... plus more!

Have a great year Mixtapers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Bill Withers -Use me
The Delfonics- i told you so
Frankie Zhivago Young- Somebody stole my love
Tyrone Davis- Just my luck
Kleeer- Tonight
David Ruffin- I cant stop the rain
Average White Band- Whatcha gonna do for me
Sergio Mendes New Brasil 77- Love me tomorrow
24 Carat Black- The best of good love gone