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