Wednesday, 19 July 2017

#TheSoulMixtape Spotlight on Jam & Lewis

 Spotlight on the writing and production work of the great Jam & Lewis and their Flyte Tyme productions. Focusing on the soulful side of their discography, from the early eighties through to the noughties.

From early 80's dance tracks and ballads featuring their signature sound, full of soul, orchestral build up's and 808 drum pattern's, to their slide into RnB and Neo Soul, these two members of Prince's THE TIME created a production company that ruled the 80's called Flyte Tyme (Which also featured underrated writer/producer and THE TIME member Monte Moir) who shot the likes of The SOS Band, Janet Jackson, Cherelle, Alexander O Neal, Change and others to massive heights in their early days. They went on to write and produce through to the present for the likes of Barry White, Usher, Chante Moore, Solo and so many more.

This mix features some of my faves squeezed in to an hour's Nuwaveradio.net show and therefore there are some missing tracks I just couldn't fit in. However, as a snapshot of their work, I think this fits the bill.

Stay tuned on the blog for DJ Grizz and DJ Ridym's upcoming mixes and of course there will be more to come from me.


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