Saturday, 24 February 2018

DJ Ridym - Rare Soul Mix 15

Extending the Valentines mood this time with some more sweet soul selection in Rare Soul Mix 15. We've got tracks from Pleasure, D'Angelo, Kleeer, Yarborourgh & Peoples and a classic nugget from 4th Kingdom plus much more to help get your Soul vibe fix.

I'll be back real soon with another mix but until then keep checking back right here on the SoulMixtape blog for some more good music.

4th Kingdom - Gotta Get To You
Pleasure - Thoughts Of Old Flames
Yarborough & Peoples - Come To Me
Fred Watson - Soft And Tender Touch
D'Angelo - Heaven Must Be Like This
Kleer - Fella
Twennynine feat.Lenny White - Morning Sunrise
Luther Vandross - A House Is Not A Home
Phyllis Hyman - Betcha By Golly Wow
Intruders - Rainy Days And Mondays
Slave - You Meet My Approval
Mary J. Blige - Hello It's Me
Gap Band - Yearning For My Love

Friday, 23 February 2018

#TheSoulMixtape Tape No.40 on Nuwaveradio

Tape 40 of #TheSoulMixtape kicks off with the O.G Dougie Fresh on Hip Hop (Together with some old school hip hop tracks), features some great Neo Soul from Dwele and my own mix of "Better and Better" from Eric Benet and Lalah Hathaway, some great Reggae from Paradise and Derrick Harriott, topped off with soul and rare groove from the likes of Carrie Lucas and the Pointer Sisters....and much more!

Be sure to check ut Grizz and Ridym's upcoming shows and ill be back soon with a UK Pirate Radio special soon........

Sunday, 18 February 2018

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 139

Welcome back for another selection of old Soul and Rare Groove greats from the Grizz shelves... its Soul Niceness 139!
Todays choices start with a Curtis classic (used as the theme track to the recent HBO The Deuce series), there's a 70's dancefloor groove from the Pockets, Shuggie Otis gives us the original of a Bros Johnson hit who also feature on the mix, and we end with the Maze Soul Weekender more!
Back real soon Soul Lovers!
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Curtis Mayfield-If theres a hell below
Pockets- Come go with me
Universal Minds- A chance at love
Isley Brothers- Midnight Sky
Shuggie Otis- Strawberry letter 23
The Brothers Johnson- In the way
Shirley Nanette- Sometimes
Sundray Tucker- if it was me
Maze- Joy and pain

Sunday, 11 February 2018

DJ Grizz- The Temptations

My second 'artist' mix in a row but I couldn't let the passing of Dennis Edwards go without a nod to his and the bands contribution to Soul music. The 'Temps' were one of the greatest vocal groups on Motown (and therefore one of the greatest vocal groups ever...period!). The mix covers the both early 60's David Ruffin years before Dennis took over on lead vocals in '68, through their psychedelic Soul phase of the early 70's and into their funky 80's catalogue.
We've Temptations classics like Papa Was A Rolling Stone, My Girl, Just My Imagination, a dance floor favourite in Treat Her Like A Lady and end on the sublime Hey Girl plus many more 'Temp' treats to enjoy.
Stay Soulful Mixtapers!
Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog
Papa was a rolling stone
Aint too proud to beg
Youre my everything
My girl
Just my imagination
Its Summer
Treat her like a lady
Love ballad
Hey girl

Saturday, 10 February 2018

DJ Ridym - Lovers Rock 6

With Valentines day fast approaching I think its about that time for a Lovers Rock mix so grab your partner and lets get to it!

First up we have some soulful melodies from Carol Thompson, Arema, Tinga Stewart and Ruddy Thomas. Ruddy had several hits during his career which ended with his passing in 2006 one of which was a UK number one hit cover version of the classic Manhattans track just one moment away.

Also featured on this mix are multi-talented Producers, writers and singers Carlton Livingstone and Sugar Minott, who have had a string of hits during the 70's and 80's both in Jamaica and abroad.

Louisa "Markswoman" Marks was one of the pioneers of the Lovers Rock scene scouted as a youngster by the legendary sound system owner Sir Coxsone who at the time was hosting a popular weekly talent contest at the Four Aces nightclub in Dalston, East London.  Louisa who was singing with Dennis Bovell's Sufferer sound system accepted Llyoddie Coxsone's invitation and went on to win ten weeks in a row which then kick started the Lovers Rock genre and opened up the doors for artists like Carol Thompson and Janet Kay.

So kick back with the one you love and take a trip down memory lane with the coolest Lovers Rock selection from yours truly and I'll be back real soon.

One Love 🔯

1. Carol Thompson - Just A Little Bit
2. Ruddy Thomas - Key To The World
3. Arema - Blow My Mind
4. Tinga Stewart - I'm Gonna Fall In Love
5. Carlton Livingstone - Let Me Love You
6. Sugar Minott - My Love Is True
7. Louisa Marks - Caught You In A Lie
8. Sandra Cross - Put It On

Thursday, 8 February 2018

SoulNRnB's This is Rare Groove TEN.

Part 10 of my series aiming to bring you the best in Rare Groove Soul from the 70's and eighties. From classics of the genre like Maxi - Lover to Lover and Kingsman Dazz - catching up on Love, to slept on works like Leprechaun, Jewel Bass and the Universal Togetherness Band to AOR tracks that became faves on the scene such as Life is what it is from CHICAGO!!!

Hope you enjoy, be sure to check out all my latest work on

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Sunday, 4 February 2018

DJ Grizz- Chic Mix

A mix today from one the most successful Soul-Funk-Disco bands of the 70's and 80's - Chic. With the backbone of guitarist Nile Rodgers, bassist Bernard Edwards and the original drummer Tony Thompson plus a host of session musicians and singers they were the sound of late 70's Disco. Their sound was in demand as backing musicians for Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, Carly Simon and others and they must be one of the most sampled groups in recent history.
We've all the classics like Forbidden Lover, I Want Your Love and Good Times, there's their instrumental cut of Shelia B's Spacer, the classic sample in Soup For One and ends on a wind down nugget in Warm summer Night... plus more Nile and Bernard to enjoy!
Catch you down the road Soul lovers!
Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog
My forbidden lover
I want your love
I got protection
Good times
Chic Cheer
Spacer (Instrumental Demo)
Soup for one
Sometimes you win
A warm summer night

Sunday, 28 January 2018

DJ Ridym - Dusty Roads 5

Kicking off with three from Hugh Masekela who sadly passed away this week he will be missed. I've included 3 of my personal favourites including his rendition of keep me hanging on and dance monster don't go lose it baby. We have two from the UK drum and bass scene with anthems from Ronnie Size and Goldie. A Soft Cell/Bob Marley mashup of tainted love that features regularly on Norman Jay's set plus tracks from Omar, Anthony Valadez, Eddie Grant and The Roots.

As always hope you enjoy and be back real soon for some more!

1. Hugh Masekela Tribute
2. Bob Marley/Soft Cell - Is This Tainted Love
3. Eddy Grant - Living On The Frontline
4. Positive Flow feat.Omar - Do What I do
5. Goldie - Inner City Life
6. Ronnie Size - Brown Paper Bag
7. Anthony Valadez - Looking Backwards
8. The Roots - A Peace Of Light

DJ Grizz- 80's Soul Club Classics 7

If you remember watching the Dukes of Hazard or Miami Vice then getting your shoulder pads on to go out clubbing then this mix is for you... 80's Soul Club Classics Vol. 7
Full of 80's Soul and Funk nuggets like Melissa Morgan, Donald Byrd protégées- The Blackbyrds, Young and co, Cuba Gooding (Senior not Junior and ex lead with the Main Ingredient!) and ex-Miracle- Billy Griffin plus more great 80's club monsters.
Back soon Soul lovers
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Melissa Morgan- Fools Paradise
Donald Byrd- Love has come around
The Blackbyrds- Without your love
Mike T- Do it anyway you wanna
Young and Co- Checking you out
Brass Construction- Walking the line
Cuba Gooding- Happiness is just around the bend
Ozone- Our hearts will always shine
Billy Griffin- Hold me tighter in the rain

Friday, 26 January 2018

#TheSoulMixtape Tape No.39 on Nuwaveradio

Tape 39 features interviews and a selection of tracks from the great Al Green, Some Broken from Phuturistix, Jazz Funk from Three Pieces, Matt Bianco and James Polk, Hip Hop from 9th Wonder, Jay Z and Kanye, plus the soulful sounds of Carl Hall, Donny Hathaway (With an excellent Stevie Wonder composition) and Diana Ross. All in all, some great music for your ears!!

Get ready for more great mixes from DJ Ridym and Grizz coming up soon, in the meantime check this out below: