Sunday, 20 August 2017

DJ Ridym - Rare Soul Mix 10


Welcome to the 10th edition of my rare soul mix and what better way to celebrate than with a bumper edition filled with jazz-funk nuggets.

Roy Ayers, Donald Byrd, Sylvia Striplin, James Mason and Mtume all firm favourites with a few more for good measure all help to make this an enjoyable mix.

Enjoy!

1. Roy Ayers - Searching
2. Sylvia Striplin - You Can't Turn Me Away
3. AB's - Deja Vu
4. Melissa Manchester - Almost Everything
5. Hubert Lewis - Family
6. Linda Tillery - Freedom Time
7. Blackbyrds - Something Special
8. Dave Gruisin - Friends & Strangers
9. Donald Byrd - Think Twice
10. James Mason - Sweet Power Your Embrace
11. Mtume - Love Lock
12. Weldon Irvine - Feeling Mellow
13. Gene Harris - Losalamitos

DJ Grizz- Mellow Soul Classics Vol. 2

After last weeks European collaboration I'm back to riding solo again with a selection of laid back Soul nuggets. Its Mellow Soul Classics Vol. 2!

The 70's and 80's chilled goodness starts with a timeless Al Green classic, there's some falsetto Soul from the Stylistics, Luther chips in with a mellow monster, there's the Roberta Flack No.1 masterpiece, and we end on possibly the greatest song ever made about forbidden love from the great Billy Paul... plus more magic mellowness!

The other blog boys are up soon. Enjoy the chill-out and catch you soon!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Al Green- Still in love with you
Quincy Jones- If I ever lose this heaven
Stylistics- You'll never get to heaven
George Benson- Nature boy
Minnie Ripperton- Memory lane
Luther Vandross- A house is not a home
Marlena Shaw- Yu ma go away
Roberta Flack - Killing me softly
Billy Paul- Me and Mrs Jones

Sunday, 13 August 2017

DJ Ridym - RnB Sessions 13


Welcome once again Mixtapers to RnB Sessions 13.

This time around we've got Eric Roberson feat. Glenn Lewis, a track taken from Jazzy Jeff's Chasing Goosebumps sessions, an album well worth checking out if you haven't already. We also have Faith Evans and the Notorious B.I.G from the album King & I which came out in May this year, a brilliant cover of the Bee Gees how deep is your love from PJ Morton, Childish Gambino's mellow funk hit Redbone which featured in this summers hit movie release Get Out plus loads more for your listening pleasure!

More to come real soon so keep checking out the blog for some more mixes from Grizz Soul and SoulnRnB only on the Soul Mixtape where else?! Until next time. One Love

1. Kehlani - Keep On
2. Kemi Ade - Rare One
3. Eric Roberson - Superman
4. Faith Evans and Notorious B.I.G - Can't Get Enough
5. Profusion - Flying
6. PJ Morton - How Deep Is Your Love
7. Mobb Deep - Temperatures Rising
8. Kendrick Lamar - Alright
9. Rich Hunter - No Fear
10. The Roots - Clock With No Hands
10. Adrian Marcel - Mobbin
11. Childish Gambino - Redbone
12. Agency - Join In

DJ Grizz- Grizz and Piet Collaboration

Happy to bring you something a little different on the blog today, a Soul and Jazz Funk collaboration with a German Soul Brother and DJ - Piet Daniel of The Soul Kitchen. Track-list as follows:

Grizz:
1) Windy City - Carl Davis & The Chi Orchestra
2) Don't trick me treat me - The Dells
3) Sweet Power - James Mason
4) Think twice - Donald Byrd
5) For Fathers - Marcina Arnold
6) Lady Day - Gil Scott-Heron
7) This girl is in love... - Marva Whitney
8) The time is right for love - Bobby Reed
9) I believe in miracles - Mark Capini
10) I just got to know - Benny Johnson
11) Changing for you - The Chi-Lites
12) Everybody's singing love songs - Sweet Thunder
13) I'd be grateful - Brothers Of Soul
14) Hollywood - Rufus & Chaka Kahn
Piet)
15) Gor for it - Webster Lewis
16) Beat Wise - Herbie Hancock
17) Lowdown - Boz Scaggs
18) Rockin' after midnight - Marvin Gaye
19) Funkin' for Jamaica - Tom Browne
20) Groovin' high - Lou Donaldson
21) Sancer Eyes - The Three Sounds
22) Fallin' down - Julien Dyne feat. Parks
23) I got it - Bobby Byrd

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Summer Double: #TheSoulMixtape Tape No.30 and 31 on Nuwaveradio



Summer is here and Im off for a few weeks on my summer holidays. But whilst I leave you in the capable hands of Grizz and Ridym, I thought id post up a couple of mixes to keep you entertained.

Some featured Artists: Mason; Linda Tillery; Thundercat; Tease, Natural Four; Thelma Houston; Alton Ellis; The Stuyvesants; Hi Tek; Brandye; Da Beatminerz feat Caron Wheeler; Hiatus Kaiyote; Kindred the Family Soul and much much more.

Ive got new shows up at nuwaveradio.net at the moment. and will be posting that promised Rare Groove mix on my return. In the meantime, enjoy and Summer vacation you have and I will (In my best 80's pirate radio station voice) "See you on the flipside.



Sunday, 6 August 2017

DJ Ridym - Dusty Roads 3


Welcome listeners to a bumper edition of Dusty Roads where I bring you a mix of sounds and genres to whet your appetite. This time around I kick it off with a Congolese group I've been following for a while now they go by the name of Staff Benda Belili. These guys truly have an amazing story and there's a documentary out there titled Benda Bilili!  that follows their journey from being born with polio and growing up in poverty restricted to living in the grounds of a nearby zoo through to their rise to fame hitting the world stage with their own brand of funk played on some of the most basic instruments you could ever put together. I'd definitely recommend checking it out.

I follow the funk theme with C.K Mann's Ghanaian anthem Asafo Beesuon , Hank Ballard's From The Love Side and some reggae funk from the Brentford All Stars.

We then throw some shapes with 3 three dance floor choons before I change it up and spice the pot with a few rare nuggets in there for good measure!

Stay right here on the Soul Mixtape blog and be sure to check out Grizz Soul and SoulnRnB latest mixes. One love 

1. Staff Benda Bilili - Je T'aime
2. C.K Mann - Asafo Beesuon
3. Hank Ballard - From The Love Side
4. Brentford All Stars - Greedy G
5. Blakai - Afrospace
6. Dego & The 2000 Black Family - Don't Stop
7. Aquanote - Only
8. Dwelle - Angel
9. Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar - Never Catch Me
10. The Stepkids - La La
11. Badbadnotgood - Time Moves Slow
12. Harry Mudie Meets King Tubby's - Heavy Duty Dub
13. Pariament - I've Been Watching You
14. Lionel Hampton - Where Were You When I Needed You
15. Melissa Manchester - I Got Eyes
16. Maurice Davis - Mr Lonely

DJ Grizz- Soul Niceness 132

Its time for another Saturday Soul fest with a selection of songs from the 70's and 80's side of the cellar! Its Soul Niceness 132!

We kick off with a Blue Eyed Soul gem from Boz (Bill) Scaggs, George Benson gives us an early 80's hit, Eddie Bo fills the Funk quota with a busted bucket, teen keyboard wiz Bernard 'Nard' Wright features and we end with some Brit-Funk from Linx.... plus more.

Back next week to share some more Soul-love!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog

Boz Scaggs- Hollywood
George Benson- Never give upon a good thing
Fat Gaines Band- My love is always
Positive Force- Its a shame
Eddie Bo - Check your bucket
Jimmy Jones- I’m so glad i got you
Gregg Diamonds Bionic Boogie- Holding back
Bernard Wright-Kepp on doing that right thing
Linx- Rise and shine

Sunday, 30 July 2017

DJ Ridm - Old Skool 80's Volume 3


Welcome mixtapers to volume 3 of my Old Skool 80's mixes. This time around we have Ashford & Simpson and Evelyn King setting the pace followed by a Leroy Burgess penned Intrigue track.  I've stuck a garage classic from Ten City and then wind it down with a few mellow nuggets to complete the mix.

Hope you enjoy. 
Peace

1. Ashford and Simpson - It Seems To Hang On
2. Evelyn King - Back To Love
3. Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
4. Paulinho Da Costa - Deja Vu
5. Odessey - Inside Out
6. Chandra Simmons - Never Let You Go
7. Intrigue - Fly Girl
8. Ten City - One Kiss Will Make It Better
9. Shot feat. Kim Marsh - Main Thing
10. Mtume - Ready For Your Love
11. The System - Have Mercy

DJ Grizz- The Commodores

Yet more corking tunes from a 70's Soul super group this morning ... its a Commodores mix! Know for their huge ballad pop chart hits in the early 80's and spawning a world star in Mr Ritchie, its not until I started digging out my old 70's LPs you remember what a great funky soul band they were in the early years on Motown! Saw them at Wembley in 1979 with the Emotions and there were super tight live too! Here's a selection of my personal Commodore favourites!

We kick off in funk mode with their tribute to 'built' ladies in Brick House, there's the bass slapping Slippery When Wet, off the same LP that gave us Three Times a Lady there' s a nugget in Flying High, we've some wicked wind down with Zoom and we end on the greatest Sunday morning anthem of them all- Easy... plus more Commodore goodness!

Messrs S and R up on the blog real soon and I'm back before you know it!

Grizz- The Soul Mixtape

Brick house
Machine gun
Slippery when wet
Flying High
Your Special
Sweet Love
Zoom
Still
Easy

Thursday, 27 July 2017

The Best of #TheSoulMixtape on Soul Cool Records


Our good friends on Mixcloud, Soul Cool Records, have posted the best of #TheSoulMixtape which includes some new material too. An hour and 45mins of Funk, Hip Hop, Soul, Rare Groove, Soulful House and more, mixed with interviews with the likes of Jill Scott, 9th Wonder, Erykah Badu and Busta Rhymes. Check it out, ill be back with some Brand New Material of the Rare Groove variety very soon!