Sunday, 15 October 2017

DJ Ridym - Dusty Roads 4

And so the journey begins once again with my latest edition of Dusty Roads. This time around I've gone for some mellow jazz and blue eyed soul with Joni Mitchell, Terry Reid and Hall & Oates. From the haunting Heather, all 8 minutes and worth every second from start to finish to Rodney Franklins jazz groover and soundtrack to the hit series Hill Street Blues. So if you're planning a journey be sure to take along the Dusty Roads series with you.

Hope you enjoy and I'll be back real soon with some more. One love 🔯

1. Rodney Franklin - Hill Street Blues
2. Guru feat. Common and Bob James - State Of Clarity
3. Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information
4. Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns
5. Heatwave - Star Of A Story
6. Billy Cobham - Heather
7. John Lucien - Kuenda
8. Baden Powell - Pai
9. Jorge Dalto - I've Got You On My Mind
10. José Feliciano - California Dreamin
11. D'Angelo - Really Love
12. Bill Withers - Can We Pretend
13. Terry Reid - Ooh Baby
14. Daryl Hall & John Oates - Sara Smile

Dj Grizz- Cameo Mix

Today we feature an 80's Soul Supergroup - it's Larry 'Codpiece' Blackman and the boys.... Cameo! From their early 70's start as a big band Funk outfit through to their 80's electro-funk they had a string of big hits throughout the 1980's. Heres a selection of their best in my humble opinion.

We start the Cameo-fest with a version of the Slave funk hit, there's the much covered original of Word Up, of course we have the tune that starts a formation dance frenzy at any party its played at- Candy, we've a Jazz Funk tinged Sound Table from the late 70's and end on a Rare Groove monster in Love You Anyway.... plus more from Larry and the gang!

Have a Funky week mixtapers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Word up
Shes Strange
Single life
Soul Army
Back and forth
The Sound Table
Love you anyway

Thursday, 12 October 2017

#TheSoulMixtape Tape No.34 on Nuwaveradio

#TheSoulMixtape number 34 kicks off with some great 90's RnB from the likes of Faith Evans, Deborah Cox, SWV and Mica Paris and ends with some Soul and Jazz Funk classics from the likes of the S.S.O Orchestra and John Handy. In between we have some Hip Hop from Chance the Rapper, Broken and Soul to keep the earbuds engaged!

Stay tuned for more great music from Ridym and Grizz, ill be back soon.


Sunday, 8 October 2017

DJ Ridym - Reggae Rockers 10 Original Dancehall

Greetings mixtapers and welcome to my latest offering of Reggae Rockers showcasing the best reggae dj's of early Jamaican dancehall music. It was a time when DJ's like Yellowman, Sista Nancy, Brigadier Jerry and Charlie Chaplin were making their name on sounds systems like King Stur Gav, Metromedia and big stage events like Reggae Sunsplash. 

With naughty lyrics from tracks like hotel fee and wreck-a-pum-pum this selection will take you back to those years when dancehall lyrics were fun and something worth listening too in my opinion compared to a lot of modern bling era of dancehall we hear today. Back then you couldn't DJ about the Ferrari you drove or how much champagne you drunk because everyone was broke so you had to dig a little deeper and make it fun. 

So kick back with a red stripe and let the lyrics take you on a journey when dancehall was king.

One Love
1. Sister Nancy - Bam Bam
2. Brigadier Jerry - One Man Ranch
3. Yellowman - Wreck-A-Pum-Pum
4. Barry Brown - Belly Move
5. Sugar Minott & Charlie Chaplin - Four Wheel Wheelie
6. Triston Palma, Jah Thomas & Toyan - Entertainment
7. Wayne Hutton - Love Is Gone
8. Kublai Khan - Mamase Mamasa
9. General Echo & Madoo - Hotel Fee
10. Fire Fox - Give Them Reggae
11. Steve Wander - Don't Throw It All Away
12. Dennis Brown - Missing You
13. Little John - Joker Lover

DJ Grizz- Mellow Soul Classics 3

 A chance to sit back and chill now! Another selection of great soft Soul classics from way back when to wind down to... its Mellow Soul Classic Vol. 3!

We start with an Earth Wind and Fire mellow monster, we’ve a seductive great from Barry White complete with strings ands the best bass voice out there, The Blackbyrds give us an 80’s 2step favourite, The Isleys hold a love song masterclass and we end on another Terry Callier gem .... and yet more laid back classics to enjoy.

Have a relaxing week Mixtapers

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog
Earth Wind and fire- Thats the way of the world
Ruth Copeland- Heaven
Barry White- Midnight and you
Maxi Anderson- Lover to lover
Blackbyrds- Love dont strike twice
Willie Hutch-Sunshine Lady
Manhattens- Shining star
Isley Bros.- Living for the love of you
Terry Callier- We are one

Sunday, 1 October 2017

DJ Grizz- Marvin Covered

Today we have a great selection of Marvin Gaye cover tunes. Nine top versions of the great mans materiel... its Marvin Covered!

We start with a T Boy Ross 70's boogie version of I Want You, By All Means gives New Jack Swing tinge to Lets Get It On, Jimmy Riley lends a reggae vibe, Angela and Boz have wonderful version of the Marvin/Tammi duet, and we end on a Donny Hathaway sublime rendition of the definitive Marvin anthem... and theres more Gaye greatness!

Have a great week you lovely Mixtapers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

T Boy Ross- I want you
By all means- Lets get it on
Leon Ware- Come live with me angel
Donnie Elbert- I heard it through the grapevine
Jimmy Riley- Sexual Healing
Richard Evans- Mercy Mercy me
Jason Miles- Heavy love affair
Angela Bofill Boz Scaggs- Aint nothing like the real thing
Donny Hathaway- Whats going on

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Double #TheSoulMixtape Tape's No.32 and 33 on Nuwaveradio

Tapes 32 and 33 of ~TheSoulMixtape include a tribute to the late great Amy Winehouse, 80' Nostalgia from A Guy called Gerald to Ruby turner to Midnight Starr to Sahara, a tribute to master writer/producer and artist Leon Ware, Reggae from Tenor Saw to Louisa Mark, Jazz funk, Hip Hop Rare Groove, a Bill Withers Masterpiece and so much more.

Press play below to enjoy, and check out my latest shows on Nuwaveradio.

Grizz and Ridym up shortly, normal service will be resumed!

Sunday, 24 September 2017

DJ Ridym - Rare Soul Mix 11

Hello mixtapers and welcome to this weeks instalment of my Rare Soul Mix where I've put together some sweet soul nuggets for you. 

Hope you enjoy!

1. Zulema - Wanna Be Where You Are
2. Arnold Blair - Finally Made It Home
3. Michael Wycoff - Looking Up To You
4. Confunkshun - Loveshine
5. Freedom Express - Fancy Free
6. Patrice Rushen - Remind Me
7. Michael Urbaniak - Want's To Make You
8. Eugene Collins - At The Hotel
9. Leroy Hutson - It's Different
10. Zingara feat. James Ingram - You Sho Know How To Love Me

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 134

Back for a serving of the Soul and Rare Groove good stuff today... its Soul Niceness 134!

We kick off with a slice of disco from New York's Crown Heights Affair, James Browns band The JB's serve up some more funky disco from their solo project, we've some wonderful Jones Girls, there's a Jackson 5 original and end with some blue eyed Soul from Steely Dan and a nod to the late Walter more gems to rediscover!

Have a top week Mixtapers!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Crown Heights Affair- Use your body and soul
The JB’s- Georgia Peach Disco
Banzai- Runaway
Ray Parker Jnr- You cant change that
The Jones Girls- Dance turned into a romance
Wendell Harrison- Take time out
Jackson 5- Never can say goodbye
Universal Togetherness Band- I want you
Steely Dan - The Fez

Sunday, 17 September 2017

DJ Ridym - Brit Funk & Rare Groove

Welcome listeners to part 2 of my Brit Funk & Rare Groove mix full of Jazz Funk nuggets from back in the day.

We set the funk-o-meter dial to HIGH beginning with a very rare and unreleased Jamiroquai cut that quickly sets the tempo for the next few tracks from Atmosphere, Incognito, AWB and Heatwave. This is Jazz Funk at its best people and the fact that it's British makes you wanna put that extra dip, turn and shuffle in your dance step!

Changing the tempo slightly with a Paradise track and an early Loose Ends gem that for me sort of signalled a change at the time and a new sound for British soul groups and ringing in the change that there was a new sound on the horizon were groups like Total Contrast, Second Image, Cool Notes. This is where our unique Brit sound came into its own as a result of a number of British influences such as the casual scene, Lovers Rock and weirdly enough football for as we know football fans are well known for their love of chanting which made its way to the dance floors and eventually to the music itself with groups like Beggars & Co. 

Hope you enjoy and look forward to another instalment of my Brit Funk mixes some time in the near future but until then as they say in radio world keep it locked onthe Soulmixtape Blog! 

1. Jamiroquoi - Funky Seven
2. Atmosphere - Interplay
3. Incognito - Sunburn
4. Heatwave - Groove Line
5. Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces
6. Paradise - Satisfied
7. Gonzalez - What You Gotta Do About It
8. Second Image - Fall In Love
9. Total Contrast - Be With You Tonight
10. Loose Ends - Don't Hold Back Your Love
11. Cache - Where Is My Sunshine