This edition of #TheSoulMixtape features a tribute to some of my favorite DJ’s, namely the tastemaker that is UK DJ Giles Peterson, the US own DJ’s DJ: DJ Jazzy Jeff and the late great NY’s own David Mancuso of the Loft/Garage etc.




Sommerlicher Sunday Joint von Grandmoflash für die Blogrebellen mit jeder Menge Funk- und Soul-Rare Grooves, entspannten HipHop-Tunes und feinen Downbeats:


Music For Sunday Date (Mixtape)



This volume of #TheSoulMixtape starts with Moonchild talking about what Neo Soul means to them and then taking a trip through some great examples of the genre before taking diversions into Reggae, Acid Jazz and straight up Soul territory! Greats like The Isley Brothers mix with (what were) upstarts like Bilal and Van Hunt, all the way to those Acid Jazz Funkers from the UK Driza Bone and the Brand New Heavies.







George Benson- Here comes the sun
Mass Production- Fun in the sun
Earth Wind and Fire- Sunshine
Osibisa- Sunshine day
Bob Andy- Sun shines for me
Al Jarreau- Brite n sunny babe
Starpoint- Youre my sunny day
Leon Ware and Quadron- Orchids for the sun
Norman Connors and Dee Dee Bridgewater- Love from the sun






Vaneese & Carolyn – The Goodbye Song (1978)
T.H.E.M. – The Time Is Now (1980)
Art Wilson – I Know We Can Make It (1978)
James Nelson – Mellow Mellow Me (1978)
The Ovations Feat. Louis Williams – Till I Find Some Way (1978)
Jewel Bass – Let Your Love Rain Down On Me (1979)
Larry Whittington – You Can Always Count On Me (1982)
Al Mason – Good Lovin‘ (1980)
The Checkmates Ltd. – All Alone By The Telephone (1976)
June Evans – Hardly Need To Say (1981)
Brenda Cuffari – My Music Says It All (1979)
Bill – I Feel Good With You (1980)
Michelle Wiley – I Feel So At Home Here (1977)
Phylliss Bailey – It’s Easy (1978)
The Pro-Fascination – I Want To Wrap You In My Arms (1980)
Ethel Beatty – I Know Care (1981)






Leonard Nimoy (Mr.Spock) – Alien (INTRO) (1967)
Menage – Alien (Part I) (1979)
Slick – Space Bass (1979)
Funk Masters – Love Money (1980)
Chromium – Time Traveler (1979)
Sun – Space Ranger (Majic’s In The Air) (1980)
Cloud One – Dust To Dust (1976)
Joe Thomas – Polarizer (1976)
Parliament – Unfunky UFO (1975)
Slave – Stellar Fungk (1978)
7 Samurai – Cosmic Jam (2015)
Dexter Wansel – Life On Mars (1976)
James Mason – I Want Your Love (1984)
Ganymed – Stand By Your Love (1979)
Empire – Robotism (1981)
Ronnie Foster – Shooting Star (OUTRO) (1978)







1- The Pyramids – Queen Of The Spirits (Intro)
2- Nubya Garcia – Fly Free
3- Dollar Brand – Kalahari (7″ version)
4- Har You Percussion Group – Oua-Train
5- Peter King – African Dialects
6- Nkengas – Nkenga Special
7- Poly Rythmo De Cotonou – Iya Me Dji Ki Bi Ni
8- Sarah Webster Fabio – Jujus / Alchemy Of The Blues
9- Kwesi – Freedom Of The Mind
10- Charles Sullivan – Genesis
11- Zara McFarlane – All Africa
12 – Nicola Conte & Spiritual Galaxy – Afro Black
13 – Ndiko Xaba And The Natives – Nomusa






Jay Dee – Strange Funky Games And Things (1974)
White Heat – Take A Look At Yourself (Before You Frown On Someone Else) (1975)
Tom Brock – I Love You More And More (1974)
Gene Page – Jungle Eyes (1974)
Barry White – Playing Your Game, Baby (1977)
Gloria Scott – What Am I Gonna Do (1974)
Love Unlimited Orchestra – Love’s Theme (1974)
West Wing – I Got A Love For You (1975)
Jay Dee – Come On In Love (1974)
Danny Person – Honey Please, Can’t You See (1978)
Barry & Glodean – Didn’t We Make It Happen Baby (1981)
Love Unlimited – I’m So Glad That I’m A Woman (1979)
Gene Page – Gene’s Theme (1974)
Jimmie & Vella Cameron – Be Fair To Me (1980)
Evan Pace – The Smiling Face Of You, Lady (1973)
Barry White – Mi Nueva Cancion (1981)





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 …






If you want me say it
Whisper you love me
Say it again
Loves theme
I cant let him down
I should have known
Move me no mountain
He’s mine no you cant have him
Walking in the rain with the one i love









Use it up and wear it out
Native New Yorker
Going back to my roots
I dare you
Hang together
Inside out
Dont tell me tell her
Lucky Star
If youre looking for a way out