Sunday, 22 April 2018

DJ Ridym - Brit Funk & Rare Groove 5

Hello mix fans and welcome to Brit Funk & Rare Groove 5. The weather is certainly heating up with a high of 27 degrees this week so I think its that time to drop the convertible roof and windows and turn up the volume with some new mixes.
This Brit Funk mix features a rework of Matt Bianco's Half A Minute blessed with the touch of Joey Negro and the Sunburst band. Beverlei Brown gives us her version of Canadian disco queen France Joli's Gonna Get Over You. I've also included the unmistakable voice of mancunian songstress Lisa Stansfield and the track titled Big Thing from her early days with band Blue Zone before she became famous and blew us away with her 90's monster All Around The World. 

There's more UK old school flavours from the Funk Masters and their party anthem It's Over with the fabulous Juliet Roberts on vocals, Second Image, Intrigue, Direct Drive and Power Line so crank it up and let it move you Brit Funk is and will always be an institution to be proud of!

Enjoy the sun mix fans and I'll see you soon. One Love

1. Blue Zone - Big Thing
2. Direct Drive - Anything
3. Funk Masters - It's Over
4. Matt Bianco - Half A Minute
6. Beverlei Brown - Gonna Get Over You
7. Intrigue - I Like It
8. Second Image - Can't Keep Holding On
9. Powerline - I've Been Watching You

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 142

Weekends here, suns out, just need to add some top tunes from back in the day! So here's some great Soul and Rare Grooves.... its Soul Niceness 142!
We start with a tribute to the great weather we are having in London right now with a Brit-funk groove from Central Line, we've a First Choice disco classic from '83 that heavily influenced the early House scene, there's a live version of a Jazz-funk classic by Donald Byrd, a great solo track from War's Lonnie Jordan and we finish with a Dionne Warwick / Detroit Spinners collaboration... plus more!
Keep it Soulful
Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog
Central Line- Walking into sunshine
First choice- Let no man put asunder
Parliament- Flashlight
Frankie Gee- Date with the rain
Linda Williams- oh honey
Donald Byrd- Places and spaces
Donnell Pitman- Your love is dynamite
Lonnie Jordan- Grey rainy days
Dionne Warwick and the Spinners- Then came you

Friday, 20 April 2018

#TheSoulMixtape Tape no.41 as heard on Nuwaveradio

The latest edition of #TheSoulMixtape asks the question "What is Jazz"? Along with answers from the likes of Sonny Rollins, Roy Hargrove, Terence Blanchard, Robert Glasper and more, there's a journey through many Jazz styles, with the emphasis on soulful, including Nu-Jazz, Jazz Funk, Soulful Jazz, Jazzy House and much more

Even if you've stayed away from Jazz sounds because you feel its niche or left field or hard to get into, I urge you to give this a try. I assure you a great journey through a small section of the music that may be a surprise!

Stay tuned for Grizz and Ridym right here at #TheSoulMixtape!

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

DJ Ridym - Crate Digs #1

Hi campers, just popped by to leave you this the first of my crate digs featuring Brighton based band Baby Charles take on the Artic Monkeys popular hit and a re-work of a Leon Ware classic with the help of Dwele. Some reggae infusion courtesy of Delroy Willson and Hortense Ellis plus more. Hope you enjoy and I'll be back real soon. Ciao!

1. Leon Ware & Dwele - Rockin' You Eternally
2. Dave Valentin - Cinnamon and Clove
3. Jazzanova feat. Pedro Martins & Azymuth - Gafiera
4. Brothers Of Soul - I'd Be Grateful
5. Paulhino Da Costa - Love Till The End Of Time
6. Baby Charles - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor7.
7. Bennson - Let The Love
8. Sunburst Band - Moving With The Shakers
9. Delroy Wilson - Pretty Girl
10. Hortense Ellis - People Make The World Go Round
11. Free Life - Keep A Light In My Window

Sunday, 15 April 2018

DJ Grizz- Patrice Rushen Mix

Todays musical tribute is for a small lady with a huge talent... Patrice Rushen. Ms Rushen was a child piano prodigy, equally adept in the straight ahead Jazz circles as well as the Soul/RnB world she has had great success in during the 70's and 80's and still gigging and composing to this day. Here a my pick of Ms Posh's best cuts!
We kick off with a great groove in Never Gonna Give You Up, we've the brilliant Don't Blame Me, the huge hit and samplers fave -Forget Me Nots, there's Didn't You Know, Remind Me and many more Patrice goodies to get familiar with!
Keep sharing the Soul-love!
Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog
Never gonna give you up
Hang it up
Don’t blame me
feels so real
Forget me nots
Look up
Didnt you know
Kickin Back
Remind me

Saturday, 14 April 2018

DJ Ridym - Old Skool 80's Volume 8

Hi-Dee-Hi Campers! Welcome to my latest 80's mix which features two tracks from Leroy Burgess produced projects. Logg with Lay it on the line and Convertion's Sweet Thing both 80's club classics this along with Ritchie Family and the One and Only are sure to get you strutting your groove thing for sure.

We also have the Fatback bands brilliant sunshine cruiser in Sunshine Lady, Teddy P's Luther Vandross produced track and much more.

Enjoy and I'll be back with some more real soon. One Love

1. Ritchie Family - One And Only
2. Logg - Lay It On The Line
3. Leroy Burgess - Sweet Thing
4. Paul Laurence - There Ain't Nothing (Like Your Lovin')
5. Glen Jones - Meet Me Half Way There
6. Bobby Glover - Your Spell
7. Kleeer - Tonight
8. Fatback - Sunshine Lady
9. Teddy Pendergrass - Your My Choice Tonight (Choose Me)
10. Cherelle - Who's It Gonna Be
11. Dynasty - The Only One

Sunday, 8 April 2018

DJ Grizz- 80's Soul Club Classics 8

Time to go back to the decade where the music was outstanding but the haircuts were questionable.. its 80's Soul Club Classics 8!
The serious 80's cuts kick off with a Temps monster, there's a great Cameo hit, Brit-funk trio Loose Ends get in the groove, we've a wicked Cherrelle R&B hit written by Jam and Lewis (and Robert Palmer had later pop chart success with it too) and we end on a nice mid tempo groove from Surface... plus more 80's goodies to uncover!
Catch you soon you gangsters of the groove!
Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog 
Temptations- Treat her like lady
Cameo- Attack me with your love
Loose Ends- Gonna make you mine
Rah Band- Slide
Cherrelle- I didn't mean to turn you on
Vaughan Mason Crew- Bounce Rock Skate Roll
Unique- What you got is what i need
Jeffrey Osborne- Plane love
Surface- Falling in love

Thursday, 5 April 2018

SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 2018 PART ONE

New music is always hard to find for the Soul lover, so we make it easy for you at #TheSoulMixtape!

Brand new music featuring the like of old school RnB Diva's like Mary J Blige, Chaka Khan and Brandy (Who features on Supergroup August Greene's cover of The Sound of Blackness' "Optimistic"; August Greene are Robert Glasper, Common and Karriem Riggins); Hip Hop greats like Erik Sermon, Phonte, Method man, the recently departed Craig Mack, and DJ Jazzy Jeff who showcases his turntable skills on a Jeff Bradshaw track; Plus the new school like Soul Persona featuring Princess Freesia, Chris Dave Drumheadz and Braxton Cook to name a few, and then there's my personal fave, the new track from Patricia Marx with some help from 4Hero's Marc Mac.

Catch up with my picks of the year so far below, and stay tuned for more great music from DJ Ridiym and DJ Grizz on its way on #TheSoulMixtape

Monday, 2 April 2018

DJ Ridym - Rare Soul Mix 16

Welcome mixtapers I hope you're all enjoying your Easter break even though the weather is bad I hear we'll be basking in a heatwave by the end of the week!

This week I've put together my latest rare soul mix to keep you in good spirits and hopefully help you ride out the snow and rain with some sublime mellow grooves from start to finish. Hope you enjoy!

1. Rotary Connection - Hey Love
2. Leroy Hutson - Love The Feeling
3. The Jones Girls - This Feelings Killing Me
4. The Emotions - I Could Never Be Happy
5. Atlantic Star - Touch A Four Leaf Clover
6. Roy Ayres - Gotta Find A Lover
7. Kool & The Gang - You Don't Have To Change
8. Chaka Khan - Destiny
9. Natalie Cole - La Costa
10. Marva Whitney - This Girls In Love With You
11. The Impressions - You'll Always Be Mine

Sunday, 1 April 2018

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 141

Hi, welcome and thanks for stopping on by for some Easter Rare Grooves and old school Soul (even if you didn't mean to - stay a while, you may enjoy it!) .... its Soul Niceness 141!
The Soulfest starts with producer extraordinaire Quincy Jones and a big hit for him, Luther features with his 2nd single off the Never Too Much LP, Ms Ross gives us an Ashford Simpson top ten charting composition, a great album cut from EWandF and we end a Harold Melvin Philly nugget.
Cheers for dropping in!
Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog
Quincy Jones- The dude
First Love- Things are not the same without you
Luther Vandross- Dont you know that
Al Jarreau- Thinkin about it too
The Spinners- Love is such a crazy feeling
Alan Parker ft Madeline Bell- Thats what friends are for
Diana Ross- Its my house
Earth Wind and Fire- Fall in love with me
Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes- I miss you