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.