VF Live: Russ Ryan





Gospel, modern soul, disco, house, and r’n’b – from his sunny London abode.

In VF Live, DJs take you inside their homes, record stores, and studios for intimate selects and mixes.

Near Mint founder Russ Ryan makes his VF Live debut, playing gospel, modern soul, disco, house, and r’n’b records in London.

“I’ve reached for records that are close to my heart – with newly acquired selections alongside much-loved classics. I feel like it’s as important to look backwards as much as we look forward. So, I was careful to spin some fantastic releases from recent years, whilst also delving into records by the originators of music that I love.

We’re also lucky to live at a time where rarities, and holy grails are reissued. For my set, I also wanted to tip my hat to a few killer reissues that have dropped recently too.

A lot of these records came the Near Mint Record Fairs we run in East London. if you’re in the area, be sure to come pay us a visit.

Recorded from my home in Hackney using:

2 x Technics 1210s
1 x Master Sound Radius V4
1 x cup of tea”

Watch and listen to the set above, check out the tracklist below.


1. Glenn Jones – He’s So Good To Me
2. Calvin Bridges & The Faith Tabernacle Singers – Turn It Over To Jesus
3. Eleventh Commandment – Then I Reach Satisfaction
4. Sandy’s Gang – Hungry
5. DJ Rogers – Will You Remember Me
6. Natalie Cole & Peabo Bryson – I Want To Be Where You Are
7. The Impressions – Love Love Love
8. Curtis Mayfield – What Is My Woman For?
9. SAULT – Son Shine
10. June Evans – Hardly Need To Say
11. LA Voyage – Never Looking Back
12. Lenny Williams – Gotta Lotta Luv [Eric Kupper Mix]
13. Patrick Gibin & Kaidi Tatham feat. Josh Milan – Love To The World (Theo’s Acapella Mix)
14. Robinson Wall Project – Stand By
15. Trouble Men feat. Colonel Abrams – Hurt My Feelings
16. Goodie – Dancin’ Free
17. Earl Young – Take Them In Prayer
18. Galactic Mutherland – I Don’t Mind Tellin’ You
19. D’Angelo – One Mo Gin