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Thursday, 31 December 2009

JUST BUGGIN. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 30/12/09






MARK DEVLIN
JUST BUGGIN’ ON OXFORD’S FM107.9 (WWW.FM1079.COM)
PLAYLIST FOR WEDNESDAY 30TH DECEMBER 2009
'09 YEAR-END REVIEW SHOW, PART 1


To listen again (ad-free!), just click on the following Download links:

PART 1:


PART 2 (Includes The Untouchable DJ Drastic's 2009 retrospective mix, part 1):



BIG DADDY KANE, MC SHAN, CRAIG G, ROXANNE SHANTE, BIZ MARKIE, TJ SWAN &
MARLEY MARL: MR. MAGIC TRIBUTE

DEAD PREZ: SUMMER TIME

MR. LIF: THE SUN

JMC FEAT. STYLES P: WHENEVER I'M HOME

RAEKWON Featuring GHOSTFACE & METHOD MAN: NEW WU

EMINEM: THE WARNING

SCRABULL: THE COMPOSITE

TRIGGADON: THAT TIME HAS COME

QUEEN IFRICA: LIONESS ON THE RISE

KINETIK: THE KINESIS THESIS

ROYCE DA 5’9: SHAKE THIS

BARBIE ANALOGUE AKA C-MONE: STORM

JOLEON DAVENUE: UNIVERSAL LOVE

SHAUN BOOTHE: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. & BARACK OBAMA

MAYHEM POETS Featuring KRS ONE: RENT

GUEST DJ MIX: THE UNTOUCHABLE DJ DRASTIC (NEW YORK CITY) 2009 RETROSPECTIVE MIX, PART 1

DE LA SOUL: LA LA LA

GOOD BROTHER: I SEE U

FASHAWN: LIFE AS A SHORTY

DOPE SANDWICH: COMING OF AGE

TRUE 2 LIFE MUSIC: POPPIN’ ON TV

BIG CITY PHILADELPHIA: HOW TO ROB AN INDUSTRY HIPSTER

DEEP ROOTED: CELEBRATE

CHIMA ANYA: CLOCKS

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

JUST BUGGIN '09 RETROSPECTIVE















It's the first of two recaps on 2009's heaviest hip hop jams this Wednesday, 30th December, on Just Buggin. Join us for two hours of the favourite jams to have rocked the midweek airwaves over the past year, PLUS, the return of New York City's Untouchable DJ Drastic, touching down to bless us with a fierce half-hour mix of his own '09 throwbacks.

Listen live from 10pm to midnight GMT at http://www.fm1079.com. Or check back here for the playlist and listen again links soon afterwards.

www.myspace.com/theuntouchabledjdrastic

Sunday, 27 December 2009

THE URBAN NOUGHTIES REVIEW. 2000-2009. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS


















THE URBAN NOUGHTIES REVIEW ON FM107.9 WITH MARK DEVLIN
BROADCAST 26/12/09, 7PM-12AM.

A retrospective on the past ten years in R&B, hip hop, and everything in between.
To listen again to each year's section, just hit the corresponding download link...


2000

OUTKAST: MS JACKSON
AALIYAH: TRY AGAIN
JA RULE: BETWEEN ME AND YOU
M.O.P: COLD AS ICE
M.O.P: ANTE UP
M.O.P Featuring BUSTA RHYMES & REMY MA: ANTE UP (REMIX)
ROYCE DA 5'9: BOOM (REMIX)
JAY-Z: BIG PIMPIN'
DESTINY'S CHILD: INDEPENDENT WOMEN
NEXT: WIFEY
IN ESSENCE: YOU WILL NEVER FIND
SISQO: THONG SONG
EMINEM: THE REAL SLIM SHADY



2001

JA RULE Featuring ASHANTI: ALWAYS ON TIME
MARY J BLIGE: FAMILY AFFAIR
EVE: LET ME BLOW YOUR MIND
MISSY ELLIOTT Featuring JAY-Z: MINUTE MAN
MISSY ELLIOTT Featuring LUDACRIS: MINUTE MAN
LIL MO Featuring FABOLOUS: SUPERWOMAN
ERICK SERMON: MUSIC
LUDACRIS: AREA CODES
JA RULE Featuring CASE: LIVIN' IT UP
FABOLOUS: YOUNG N
IKONZ: GET CRUNKED UP
CROOKLYN CLAN: HOLLA AT ME NOW
BUBBA SPARXX: UGLY


2002

TONI BRAXTON: HIT THE FREEWAY
ASHANTI: HAPPY
ALICIA KEYS: GIRLFRIEND (REMIX)
NIVEA: DON'T MESS WITH MY MAN
TWEET: BOOGIE 2NITE
CAM'RON: OH BOY
LUDACRIS: MOVE B*TCH
CLIPSE: GRINDIN'
JOE BUDDEN: FOCUS
PASTOR TROY: ARE WE CUTTIN'
G DEP: SPECIAL DELIVERY (REMIX)
CROOKLYN CLAN: HOLLA AT ME NOW
MISSY ELLIOTT Featuring 50 CENT: WORK IT (REMIX)


2003

R KELLY: IGNITION (Remix)
BEYONCE: CRAZY IN LOVE
LUMIDEE: NEVER LEAVE (UH OHH)
LUMIDEE Featuring BUSTA RHYMES & FABOLOZ: NEVER LEAVE (Remix)
WAYNE WONDER Featuring LL COOL J: NO LETTING GO (Remix)
SEAN PAUL Featuring FATMAN SCOOP: GET BUSY (Remix)
50 CENT/ BEYONCE: IN THE CLUB
MADEE: IN THE CUT
PLUKKY RANKS: HIGH ROLLER
MISSY ELLIOTT: PASS THAT DUTCH
KELIS: MILKSHAKE
LIL’ JON & THE EASTSIDE BOYZ: GET LOW
JOE BUDDEN: PUMP IT UP


2004

KANYE WEST: JESUS WALKS
J-KWON: TIPSY
J-KWON: TIPSY (Remix)
SNOOP DOGG Featuring PHARRELL: DROP IT LIKE IT’S HOT
TERROR SQUAD: LEAN BACK
LL COOL J: HEADSPRUNG
MASE: BREATHE, STRETCH, SHAKE…
MASE: BREATHE, STRETCH, SHAKE… (Instrumental)
USHER Featuring LIL’ JON & ELEPHANT MAN: YEAH
CIARA Featuring PETEY PABLO: GOODIES
CHRISTINA MILIAN Featuring FABOLOUS: DIP IT LOW
DESTINY’S CHILD: LOSE MY BREATH
KELIS Featuring ANDRE 3000: MILLIONAIRE
ESTELLE: 1980


2005

BOBBY VALENTINO: SLOW DOWN
DAMIAN MARLEY: WELCOME TO JAMROCK
LIL KIM: LIGHTERS UP
LIL KIM Featuring TEGO CALDERON: LIGHTERS UP (Spanish Remix)
DADDY YANKEE: GASOLINA
DON OMAR: REGGAETON LATINO
SEAN PAUL: EVER BLAZIN’
RIHANNA FEATURING FATMAN SCOOP: PON DE REPLAY (Remix)
KANYE WEST: DIAMONDS
KANYE WEST: GOLDIGGER
THE GAME Featuring 50 CENT: HATE IT OR LOVE IT (Reggaeton version)
MARY J BLIGE Featuring THE GAME: MVP
THREE SIX MAFIA: STAY FLY (Remix)
T.I: BRING ‘EM OUT
MEMPHIS BLEEK: IT’S LIKE THAT



2006

BEYONCE Featuring GHOSTFACE: IRREPLACABLE (REMIX)
JOE Featuring PAPOOSE: WHERE U AT
NE-YO: SEXY LOVE
BLACK BUDDAFLY Featuring FABOLOUS: BAD GIRL REMIX
MEGAN ROCHELLE Featuring FABOLOUS: THE ONE YOU NEED
CASSIE: ME & U
DIDDY: COME TO ME
MARIAH CAREY Featuring SNOOP DOGG: SAY SOMETHING
CASSIE: LONG WAY TO GO
OMARION Featuring JOE BUDDEN: ENTOURAGE
JANET JACKSON Featuring KHIA: SO EXCITED
PHARRELL Featuring KANYE WEST: NUMBER ONE
CHRISTINA MILIAN Featuring YOUNG JEEZY: SAY I
BEYONCE Featuring JAY-Z: DEJA VU
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: SEXY BACK
TONY MATTERHORN: DUTTY WINE



2007

50 CENT Featuring JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: AYO TECHNOLOGY
SOULJA BOY: CRANK THAT
THE GAME Featuring KANYE WEST: WOULDN'T GET FAR
CASSIDY: MY DRINK & MY 2 STEP
EVE Featuring KELLY ROWLAND: LIKE THIS
PRETTY RICKY: ON THE HOTLINE
ALICIA KEYS: NO-ONE
FANTASIA Featuring REMY MA: WHEN I SEE U
SWIZZ BEATZ: MONEY IN THE BANK
BEYONCE: GET ME BODIED
EVE: TAMBOURINE
EVE Featuring FABOLOUS & MISSY ELLIOTT: TAMBOURINE (REMIX)
AMERIE: GOTTA WORK
NE-YO Featuring KANYE WEST: BECAUSE OF YOU (REMIX)
TIMBALAND Featuring KERI HILSON: THE WAY I ARE
BASHY Featuring DURRTY GOODZ & TY: BLACK BOYS (REMIX)
DIZZEE RASCAL: OLD SCHOOL


2008

LIL WAYNE: MR. CARTER
T.I Featuring JAY-Z, KANYE WEST & LIL WAYNE: SWAGGA LIKE US
MIA: PAPER PLANES
T.I Featuring RIHANNA: LIVE YOUR LIFE
T.I: NO MATTER WHAT
LIL WAYNE: LOLLIPOP (Remix)
RICK ROSS: THE BOSS
BUSTA RHYMES: ARAB MONEY
RON BROWZ: POP CHAMPAGNE
BRICK & LACE: LOVE IS WICKED
BEYONCE: SINGLE LADIES
FLO RIDA Featuring TIMBALAND: ELEVATOR
NEYO: CLOSER
USHER Featuring YOUNG JEEZY: LOVE IN THE CLUB (Mike D Bass Remix)
WILEY: WEARING MY ROLEX
BOY BETTER KNOW/ SKEPTA: ROLEX SWEEP
ROLL DEEP: DO ME WRONG
ESTELLE: AMERICAN BOY (TS7 Bassline Mix)
ESTELLE: NO SUBSTITUTE LOVE (Bassline Mix)
TAIO CRUZ: COME ON GIRL (Bassline Mix)
SWAY Featuring STUSH: F UR EX


2009

JAY-Z Featuring RIHANNA & KANYE WEST: RUN THIS TOWN
DRAKE: BEST I EVER HAD
KERI HILSON Featuring KANYE WEST & NEYO: KNOCK YOU DOWN
SERANI: NO GAMES
50 CENT Featuring NEYO: BABY BY ME
WHITNEY HOUSTON: MILLION DOLLAR BILL
FLO-RIDA: ROUND ROUND
BEYONCE: SWEET DREAMS
BLACK EYED PEAS: BOOM BOOM POW
PITBULL: I KNOW YOU WANT ME
GRACIOUS K: MIGRAINE SKANK
K.I.G FAMILY: HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES & TOES
SKEPTA: TOO MANY MAN
FUNKY DEE Featuring LIONESS: ARE YOU GONNA BANG DOE

Thursday, 24 December 2009

JUST BUGGIN. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 23/12/09





MARK DEVLIN
JUST BUGGIN’ ON OXFORD’S FM107.9 (WWW.FM1079.COM)
PLAYLIST FOR WEDNESDAY 23RD DECEMBER 2009


To listen again (ad-free!), just click on the following Download links:

PART 1 (includes Raekwon interview):


PART 2:


MAJESTIC: MANGLED AT CHRISTMAS

ALICIA KEYS Featuring RAEKWON, CNN & STYLES P: EMPIRE STATE OF MIND (DJ Green Lantern Remix)

ROYCE DA 5'9 Featuring PHONTE: SOMETHING 2 RIDE 2

SOULS OF MISCHIEF: MR. FREEMAN SKIT

SOULS OF MISCHIEF: LICKITY SPLIT

MASTA ACE & ED OG: FANS

SHAUN BOOTHE: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF SEAN COMBS

CHALLENGER HAYNES: HIP HOP

JIMMY SCREECH Featuring ROOTS MANUVA: DOLLYANNA

THE CLIPSE Featuring CAM'RON: POPULAR DEMAND

OBIE TRICE: GOT HUNGRY

GUEST ARTIST INTERVIEW: RAEKWON

RAEKWON: ICE CREAM

RAEKWON: GLACIERS OF ICE

RAEKWON Featuring INSPEKTAH DECK, GHOSTFACE & METHOD MAN: HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS

RAEKWON Featuring INSPEKTAH DECK & GHOSTFACE: MEAN STREETS

OC & AG: GET AWAY

SAVANT OF RAREBREED: TIL DEATH DO US PART

TIMBALAND Featuring JET: TIMOTHY WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN

DJ DEVASTATE Featuring DJ CREATE, SILVIA & SVARD: SPINNIN'

AZ, SMYLY & AL J: KNOCK ME OUT THE GAME

SOULS OF MISCHIEF: DEAD MAN WALKIN'

ROYCE DA 5'9: PART OF ME

GUEST DJ MIX: DR. RUBBERFUNK CHRISTMAS SOULFUL RARITIES MIX P2

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

THE URBAN NOUGHTIES REVIEW, 7PM-12am BOXING DAY, ON FM107.9

















Hold tight for a five-hour radio marathon coming your way at Christmas. On Boxing Day from 7pm to midnight, Mark Devlin will be handling the Urban Noughties Review, a retrospective of all the big R&B and hip hop jams to have rocked the decade. There's half an hour for each year - 2000 through to 2009 - and it's quickfire mixes all the way. You can listen live from anywhere on http://www.fm1079.com

If you miss it, don't worry, as the full Playlist and Listen Again links will be posted right here straight after the event.

Relive the last decade in musical memories, and see how much you've remembered ... or forgotten.

It's gonna be monumental.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

2009 BANGERS - THEY'RE HERE!













It's about that time. Here's this year's retrospective on all the big joints of the past 12 months, quickfire mix style.

This year more than ever, the fusing of genres has made the music difficult to classify.

Full track listings are below, and there are two versions of each mix - 128kbps if you're after a quick download, or the full 320kbps experience.



MARK DEVLIN: 2009 BANGERS

R&B/ URBAN HOUSE MIX

320kbps version

128kbps version


JEREMIH: BIRTHDAY SEX
JAY-Z Featuring RIHANNA & KANYE WEST: RUN THIS TOWN
DRAKE: BEST I EVER HAD
KERI HILSON Featuring KANYE WEST & NEYO: KNOCK YOU DOWN
KID CUDI/ KANYE WEST/ COMMON Featuring LADY GA GA: I POKE HER FACE
KERI HILSON: GET YOUR MONEY UP
SERANI: NO GAMES
50 CENT Featuring NEYO: BABY BY ME
WHITNEY HOUSTON: MILLION DOLLAR BILL
FLO-RIDA: ROUND ROUND
BEYONCE: SWEET DREAMS
CIARA Featuring MISSY ELLIOTT: WORK
BLACK EYED PEAS: BOOM BOOM POW
PITBULL: I KNOW YOU WANT ME
PITBULL: HOTEL ROOM SERVICE
SIDNEY SAMSON: RIVERSIDE

**

HIP HOP MIX:

320kbps version

128kbps version


DRAKE Featuring TREY SONGZ & LIL WAYNE: SUCCESSFUL
JAY Z: MY PRESIDENT IS BLACK
SOULJA BOY: TURN MY SWAG ON
EMINEM Featuring DR.DRE: CRACK A BOTTLE
ASHER ROTH: I LOVE COLLEGE
JAY-Z Featuring ALICIA KEYS: EMPIRE STATE OF MIND
KASHA: LONDON STATE OF MIND
50 CENT: OK, YOU'RE RIGHT
EMINEM: THE WARNING
N-DUBZ Featuring TINCHY STRIDER: NUMBER ONE
CHIPMUNK: DIAMOND RING
TINCHY STRIDER: TAKE ME BACK
DIZZEE RASCAL: BONKERS

MD'S CLUB DATES, DECEMBER '09/ JANUARY '10


















Thursday 24th December
CHRISTMAS EVE @
Izi, Witney
(9pm-2am)

Saturday 26th December
BOXING DAY @
Mirage, Aylesbury
(10pm-3am)

Sunday 27th December
CHRISTMAS SUNDAY @
Izi, Witney
(9pm-2am)

Thursday 31st December
NEW YEAR'S EVE @
Izi, Witney
(11pm-3am)

Thursday 7th January
THURSDAYS @
Izi, Witney
(9pm-2am)

Saturday 9th January
SATURDAYS @
Mirage Club, Aylesbury
(10.30pm-3am)

Thursday 21st January
THURSDAYS @
Izi, Witney
(9pm-2am)

Saturday 23rd January
SATURDAYS @
Mirage Club, Aylesbury
(10.30pm-3am)

Saturday 30th January
BRIDGE @
The Bridge, Oxford
(10.30pm-3am)

Sunday 31st January
MIDNIGHT EXPRESS @
Korova, Aberdeen, SCOTLAND

Saturday, 19 December 2009

THE URBAN NOUGHTIES REVIEW, 7PM-12am BOXING DAY, ON FM107.9

















Hold tight for a five-hour radio marathon coming your way at Christmas. On Boxing Day from 7pm to midnight, Mark Devlin will be handling the Urban Noughties Review, a retrospective of all the big R&B and hip hop jams to have rocked the decade. There's half an hour for each year - 2000 through to 2009 - and it's quickfire mixes all the way. You can listen live from anywhere on http://www.fm1079.com

If you miss it, don't worry, as the full Playlist and Listen Again links will be posted right here straight after the event.

Relive the last decade in musical memories, and see how much you've remembered ... or forgotten.

It's gonna be monumental.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

LISTEN TO MD AT PIENS, RIGA, LATVIA
















Warning. If you like your music jiggy, poppy, all over MTV and 1Xtra, and probably produced by Will.I.Am or J.R Rotem, then please do not download this mix. You won't find what what you're looking for here.

If, on the other hand, you're musically open-minded and mature enough to appreciate a wealth of black music styles, and like hearing quality soul, funk, disco and 60s soul stompers in the mix, then you may well be feeling this. Mark Devlin throws down live in Riga for a session of quality, non-obvious revivals.

Click here to download and listen

JUST BUGGIN. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 16/12/09














MARK DEVLIN
JUST BUGGIN’ ON OXFORD’S FM107.9 (WWW.FM1079.COM)
PLAYLIST FOR WEDNESDAY 16TH DECEMBER 2009
DJ MIXES SPECIAL


To listen again (ad-free!), just click on the following Download links:


MIX 1:
DJ DADDY DOG (NYC) VIBE WITH THE TRIBE MIX



MIX 2:
DJ MUNRO (NEWCASTLE) 90S THROWBACK MIX PART 2



MIX 3:
DJ CYBERNETIC & STU CAMPBELL LIVE 80S GROOVES THROWBACK MIX



MIX 4:
DR. RUBBERFUNK FUNKY CHRISTMAS REVIVALS MIX

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

THE NOUGHTIES: IT'S A WRAP!











As you may have noticed, it's the end not just of 2009, but of the whole decade of the noughties. Look out for something really special on the radio reviewing the R&B and hip hop slammers of '00 to '09 in the mix soon. In the meantime, here's MD's written retrospectives on the main happenings in urban music over the past ten years.

This quickfire version appears this month on the Rivmixx music industry networking site (http://www.rivmixx.com.)

Click here to read


This more in-depth article, meanwhile, appears on Black Sheep Magazine, (http://www.blacksheepmag.com) and really breaks it down:

http://www.blacksheepmag.com/features/item/1557-double-0-numbers-the-urban-noughties-review

Click here to read

How much do you remember??

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

MD'S TOUR DIARY. LATVIA/ EGYPT. DECEMBER '09



























































First job of the month was the completion of 2009 Bangers - all the big tunes of the year in three quickfire mixes. This year's were harder than ever to classify, given the continuing divergence of different genres. The R&B/ Urban House and Hip Hop mixes are only loose labels for what they contain, therefore, whereas the UK Funky one does what it says on the label. This is the one I most enjoyed putting together, and is likely to be of the most interest to overseas heads keen to get a grip on the sound that ruled UK and holiday resort dancefloors this Summer. I'm giving out CD copies at my gigs, but they're otherwise available to download on the following links, (with full track listing available in the 2009 Bangers story on the main blog.)

R&B/ URBAN HOUSE MIX:
320kbps version
128kbps version

UK FUNKY MIX:
320kbps version
128kbps version

HIP HOP MIX:
320kbps version
128kbps version
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ny5qr3

Incidentally, my thoughts on the blurring of the boundaries between what were previously thought of as 'urban' and 'dance' music are the basis of a feature I wrote recently for the Rivmixx music industry networking site, (http://www.rivmixx.com)
There's comments in there from DJ Semtex, Maurice of Soul II Streets and Stuckee of the Play Centre music promo companies. You can read it here.

I completed a long run of artist interviews on my radio show by way a phone chat with Raekwon at the start of the month.
The Wu Tang legend was a highly courteous gent to catch to, on his way to pick up his son in New York as I kicked it to him on the cellphone. A far cry from the manic persona portrayed on track. Among other points, I asked him about the origin of the name Raekwon and his nickname of 'The Chef.' The interview's been posted on Black Sheep Magazine, which you can listen to here

On to the first weekend of the year, and this consisted of my first three Christmas sessions DJing at Trinity, a newly-opened venue in my hometown of Bicester. The spot is primarily a restaurant, tea room and bar, but also has an upstairs function room. Through December, there are several corporate and private group booking for evening meals, after which the punters are herded upstairs to dance off the calories. As a result, the crowds I was playing to clearly weren't regular clubbers, and would have been unfamiliar with anything too upfront or specialist. The solution was to dig out a whole load of Motown stompers, Atlantic soul classics, 70s disco, plenty of James Brown and Michael Jackson and a bit of Bob Marley. Everything remained loosely rooted in black music, which avoided things being too musically painful, whilst still getting punters aged 50 and above dancing.

It's always a useful experience for a DJ to step outside of their comfort zone and play styles they normally don't to crowds they wouldn't normally encounter. It keeps you sharp and is the test of a DJ's real versatlity. Kicking off a mad second weekend of December, I had one of these lined up in Riga, Latvia.

The Ryanair flight out cost less than the diesel used getting to Stansted. The downside was that it left at 6am, causing me the hardship of having to leave my warm bed and warm wife at 2.30am. Leaving behind the bombsite of a house caused by my 11-month-old daughter, I used the journey to catch up on a batch of new CD listening.

Riga was a dark and drizzly 3 degrees as I bussed it in from the airport, and I spent a good part of the day catching up on sleep, before linking in the evening with DJ Green, a hip-hop/ reggae DJ who also teaches mixing skills at Riga's Rhythm Institute. Whereas my hotel was in the distinctly Eastern Bloc-looking part of the city, we met in the charming and tourist-friendly Old Town, where a traditional Christmas market was in effect. Green mentioned his plans to relocate to London as soon as possible, and we discussed the potential difficulties of finding any DJ work there, given that the market is already saturated with young contenders. The potato pancakes and hot fruit punch set me up nicely for the gig.

The venue was Piens which, despite being an anagram of 'penis', means 'milk' in Latvian. I span alongside DJ Ai-Va, who had just that evening returned from a tour of the US, and must have been jetlagged the f*ck out! The musical guidelines for the night were that it should be a soul/ funk/ disco session, with a little indie, but definitely no cheese or pop. I took up the challenge willingly, pulling out another set that was far different from the usual fare. It was great fun. I recorded the whole session, and the download link will be available via the blog very soon.

Friday 11th was an exhausting one. After an early departure back to the airport I arrived home mid-afternoon, programming in a catch-up nap among prep for the weekend's remaining trip. In the evening, I set off for another de-bloating workout at Trinity, before managing just 90 minutes sleep at home, then another crack-of-dawn departure for the airport.

On the schedule was a very welcome return to Egypt to play at Ministry Of Sound on the Red Sea coast of Hurghada. My gig there in July was undoubtedly the best of the year, and the opportunity for 48 hours of sun in drizzly December was highly appreciated.

The only direct flights from the UK to Hurghada are with Easyjet and Thomas Cook, and neither fly on a Saturday. The only manageable-cost option was to route via Stuttgart, Germany, flying out of Heathrow with BA, then connecting with the German holiday operator Condor. I arrived into an already pitch-black Egypt at 5.45pm. and soon afterwards linked with promoter Owen for a bite and a beer at The Lodge. This is one of a handful of venues in Hurghada's Sekalla district owned by the same British/ Dutch partnership that has the franchise to trade under both the Ministry Of Sound and Hed Kandi brands in the area.

MOS at Papas Beach Club had been fully open-air in July. For the more nippy Winter nights, they'd encased the venue in a marquee-type arrangement, with added door frames. Belfast's DJ Ghost had played a couple of weeks before and and had warned me to take a jacket as the Winter nights are chilly. I found it quite reasonable in just a T-shirt.

The gig was as jumping and full-on as I knew it would be, and I had the time of my life dropping bombs between 1.30 and 4am. Gucci Mane and Usher's 'Spotlight' particularly destroyed it. I generally find myself working through a few weeks of routine, run of the mill gigs before a great one like this pops up. When it does, it makes the whole idea of doing this job entirely worthwhile.

With my flight home not until Monday, this left me with the whole of Sunday to chill in the resort. Heading for poolside cocktails at the nearby Hed Kandi beach bar, the air was being filled with calls to prayer from three different mosque minarets clashing in the atmosphere, making for a highly surreal setting. I asked what Christmas is like in Egypt. Being a muslim country, 25th December is just a regular day for the locals, although the European and American expats there tend to get together for a traditional Christmas dinner. Egypt has 7th January as a public holiday - seemingly their version of New Year's Day.



In the evening, I ate out with Cardiff-based DJ Sarah Louise, who'd been spinning at the Hed Kandi venue while I was at Ministry. We talked about DJing chores back home, where she revealed that she routinely works six nights a week, and through December, is doing crushing 3pm-3am shifts. Even half of that is too much for me. We flew back with Easyjet to Gatwick on Monday 14th after rinsing the Duty Free shop for cheap vodka (for me,) perfume (for Wifey) and fags (for the mother-in-law.)

BLACK SHEEP MAG CHRISTMAS PARTY - THIS WEDNESDAY, 16TH DECEMBER

2009 BANGERS - THEY'RE HERE!













It's about that time. Here's this year's retrospective on all the big joints of the past 12 months, quickfire mix style.

This year more than ever, the fusing of genres has made the music difficult to classify. So the mixes are very loosely termed 'R&B/ Urban House' (!), Hip Hop and UK Funky.

The UK Funky Mix will be of particular interest to any overseas heads curious to get a grip on the genre and understand its dancefloor appeal in the UK.

Full track listings are below, and there are two versions of each mix - 128kbps if you're after a quick download, or the full 320kbps experience.

In the meantime, hold tight for some big news about a massive retrospective on the entire decade of the 00s, hitting the radio at the end of the year!


MARK DEVLIN: 2009 BANGERS

R&B/ URBAN HOUSE MIX

320kbps version

128kbps version


JEREMIH: BIRTHDAY SEX
JAY-Z Featuring RIHANNA & KANYE WEST: RUN THIS TOWN
DRAKE: BEST I EVER HAD
KERI HILSON Featuring KANYE WEST & NEYO: KNOCK YOU DOWN
KID CUDI/ KANYE WEST/ COMMON Featuring LADY GA GA: I POKE HER FACE
KERI HILSON: GET YOUR MONEY UP
SERANI: NO GAMES
50 CENT Featuring NEYO: BABY BY ME
WHITNEY HOUSTON: MILLION DOLLAR BILL
FLO-RIDA: ROUND ROUND
BEYONCE: SWEET DREAMS
CIARA Featuring MISSY ELLIOTT: WORK
BLACK EYED PEAS: BOOM BOOM POW
PITBULL: I KNOW YOU WANT ME
PITBULL: HOTEL ROOM SERVICE
SIDNEY SAMSON: RIVERSIDE

**

HIP HOP MIX:

320kbps version

128kbps version


DRAKE Featuring TREY SONGZ & LIL WAYNE: SUCCESSFUL
JAY Z: MY PRESIDENT IS BLACK
SOULJA BOY: TURN MY SWAG ON
EMINEM Featuring DR.DRE: CRACK A BOTTLE
ASHER ROTH: I LOVE COLLEGE
JAY-Z Featuring ALICIA KEYS: EMPIRE STATE OF MIND
KASHA: LONDON STATE OF MIND
50 CENT: OK, YOU'RE RIGHT
EMINEM: THE WARNING
N-DUBZ Featuring TINCHY STRIDER: NUMBER ONE
CHIPMUNK: DIAMOND RING
TINCHY STRIDER: TAKE ME BACK
DIZZEE RASCAL: BONKERS

**

UK FUNKY MIX:

320kbps version

128kbps version

KERI HILSON: ENERGY (DONAEO MIX)
EGYPT: IN THE MORNING (DONAEO MIX)
JEREMIH: BIRTHDAY SEX (AGENT X REMIX)
321: BRING IT BACK
KRIS BAYA: HEARTBREAKER
ENRIQUE BENITEZ Featuring MIA MENDEZ: COOKING (UK FUNKY REMIX)
TODDLA T & HERVE: SHAKE
GRACIOUS K: MIGRAINE SKANK
K.I.G FAMILY: HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES & TOES
MAXWELL D: BLACKBERRY HYPE
SKEPTA: TOO MANY MAN
SILVER: BROWN BABIES
DJ CAMEO: AYIA NAPA
EMZ Featuring APPLE: MUSICAL STATUES
FUNKY DEE Featuring LIONESS: ARE YOU GONNA BANG DOE
SONIKZ Featuring MR MILLER: FLY SO HIGH
WHOODUNNIT: WOBBLE (DC JOSEPH CLUB MIX)

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

MD'S CLUB DATES, DECEMBER '09/ JANUARY '10














Wednesday 16th December
BLACK SHEEP MAG CHRISTMAS PARTY @
Ruby Lo, London

Thursday 17th December
THURSDAYS @
Izi, Witney
(9pm-2am)

Friday 18th December
CHRISTMAS SESSIONS @
Trinity, Bicester
(9pm-1am)

Saturday 19th December
CHRISTMAS SESSIONS @
Trinity, Bicester
(9pm-1am)

Thursday 24th December
CHRISTMAS EVE @
Izi, Witney
(9pm-2am)

Saturday 26th December
BOXING DAY @
Mirage, Aylesbury
(10pm-3am)

Sunday 27th December
CHRISTMAS SUNDAY @
Izi, Witney
(9pm-2am)

Thursday 31st December
NEW YEAR'S EVE @
Izi, Witney
(11pm-3am)

Thursday 7th January
THURSDAYS @
Izi, Witney
(9pm-2am)

Saturday 9th January
SATURDAYS @
Mirage Club, Aylesbury
(10.30pm-3am)

Thursday 21st January
THURSDAYS @
Izi, Witney
(9pm-2am)

Saturday 23rd January
SATURDAYS @
Mirage Club, Aylesbury
(10.30pm-3am)

Saturday 30th January
BRIDGE @
The Bridge, Oxford
(10.30pm-3am)

Sunday 31st January
MIDNIGHT EXPRESS @
Korova, Aberdeen, SCOTLAND

Saturday, 5 December 2009

2009 BANGERS - THEY'RE HERE!













It's about that time. Here's this year's retrospective on all the big joints of the past 12 months, quickfire mix style.

This year more than ever, the fusing of genres has made the music difficult to classify. So the mixes are very loosely termed 'R&B/ Urban House' (!), Hip Hop and UK Funky.

The UK Funky Mix will be of particular interest to any overseas heads curious to get a grip on the genre and understand its dancefloor appeal in the UK.

Full track listings are below, and there are two versions of each mix - 128kbps if you're after a quick download, or the full 320kbps experience.

In the meantime, hold tight for some big news about a massive retrospective on the entire decade of the 00s, hitting the radio at the end of the year!


MARK DEVLIN: 2009 BANGERS

R&B/ URBAN HOUSE MIX

320kbps version

128kbps version


JEREMIH: BIRTHDAY SEX
JAY-Z Featuring RIHANNA & KANYE WEST: RUN THIS TOWN
DRAKE: BEST I EVER HAD
KERI HILSON Featuring KANYE WEST & NEYO: KNOCK YOU DOWN
KID CUDI/ KANYE WEST/ COMMON Featuring LADY GA GA: I POKE HER FACE
KERI HILSON: GET YOUR MONEY UP
SERANI: NO GAMES
50 CENT Featuring NEYO: BABY BY ME
WHITNEY HOUSTON: MILLION DOLLAR BILL
FLO-RIDA: ROUND ROUND
BEYONCE: SWEET DREAMS
CIARA Featuring MISSY ELLIOTT: WORK
BLACK EYED PEAS: BOOM BOOM POW
PITBULL: I KNOW YOU WANT ME
PITBULL: HOTEL ROOM SERVICE
SIDNEY SAMSON: RIVERSIDE

**

HIP HOP MIX:

320kbps version

128kbps version


DRAKE Featuring TREY SONGZ & LIL WAYNE: SUCCESSFUL
JAY Z: MY PRESIDENT IS BLACK
SOULJA BOY: TURN MY SWAG ON
EMINEM Featuring DR.DRE: CRACK A BOTTLE
ASHER ROTH: I LOVE COLLEGE
JAY-Z Featuring ALICIA KEYS: EMPIRE STATE OF MIND
KASHA: LONDON STATE OF MIND
50 CENT: OK, YOU'RE RIGHT
EMINEM: THE WARNING
N-DUBZ Featuring TINCHY STRIDER: NUMBER ONE
CHIPMUNK: DIAMOND RING
TINCHY STRIDER: TAKE ME BACK
DIZZEE RASCAL: BONKERS

**

UK FUNKY MIX:

320kbps version

128kbps version

KERI HILSON: ENERGY (DONAEO MIX)
EGYPT: IN THE MORNING (DONAEO MIX)
JEREMIH: BIRTHDAY SEX (AGENT X REMIX)
321: BRING IT BACK
KRIS BAYA: HEARTBREAKER
ENRIQUE BENITEZ Featuring MIA MENDEZ: COOKING (UK FUNKY REMIX)
TODDLA T & HERVE: SHAKE
GRACIOUS K: MIGRAINE SKANK
K.I.G FAMILY: HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES & TOES
MAXWELL D: BLACKBERRY HYPE
SKEPTA: TOO MANY MAN
SILVER: BROWN BABIES
DJ CAMEO: AYIA NAPA
EMZ Featuring APPLE: MUSICAL STATUES
FUNKY DEE Featuring LIONESS: ARE YOU GONNA BANG DOE
SONIKZ Featuring MR MILLER: FLY SO HIGH
WHOODUNNIT: WOBBLE (DC JOSEPH CLUB MIX)

Thursday, 3 December 2009

JUST BUGGIN. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 2/12/09
















MARK DEVLIN
JUST BUGGIN’ ON OXFORD’S FM107.9 (WWW.FM1079.COM)
PLAYLIST FOR WEDNESDAY 2ND DECEMBER 2009


To listen again (ad-free!), just click on the following Download links:

PART 1:


PART 2:


THAD REID: SUFFER TOO

DR. DRE Featuring EMINEM: WESTCOAST PARTY

SOULS OF MISCHIEF: TOUR STORIES

MASTA ACE & ED OG: LITTLE YOUNG

OC & AG: GET AWAY

SO SOLID: SINCE YOU WENT AWAY

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
SAVANT OF RAREBREED: MARRY A MEMORY

ALICIA KEYS: EMPIRE STATE PART 2 (BROKEN DOWN)

CHUBB ROCK & WORDSMITH: LOVE IS LOVE

OLD TO THE NEW
DEL THA FUNKEE HOMOSAPIEN: MISTA DOBALINA

DEL THA FUNKEE HOMOSAPIEN: LYRICS TO GO

LUCKY DICE: SHAFTING

OBIE TRICE: GOT HUNGRY

GFRSH: URGH

SAVANT OF RAREBREED: TIL DEATH DO US PART

MASTA ACE & ED OG Featuring POSDNOUS & L: GOOD MUSIC

SOULS OF MISCHIEF: YOU GOT IT

KRS ONE & BUCKSHOT Featuring SMIFF N WESSUN: CONNECTION

NEFEW Featuring CONSEQUENCE & CHANJ: BIKO

SKANDAL Featuring LITTLE DEE: THE OTHER SIDE

MF DOOM: GAZILLION EAR

GUEST DJ MIX:
DJ P45 (SCOTLAND) LIVE AT URBAN, BERLIN, EDINBURGH

Thursday, 26 November 2009

MD'S CLUB DATES, DECEMBER 09/ JANUARY '10



































Saturday 28th November
BRIDGE @
The Bridge, Oxford
(10.30pm-3am)

Thursday 3rd December
CHRISTMAS SESSIONS @
Trinity, Bicester
(9pm-1am)

Friday 4th December
CHRISTMAS SESSIONS @
Trinity, Bicester
(9pm-1am)

Saturday 5th December
CHRISTMAS SESSIONS @
Trinity, Bicester
(9pm-1am)

Thursday 10th December
SOUL FUNK & JAZZ @
Piens, Riga, LATVIA

Friday 11th December
CHRISTMAS SESSIONS @
Trinity, Bicester
(9pm-1am)

Saturday 12th December
SMOOVE @
Ministry Of Sound, Papas Beach Club, Hurghada, EGYPT

Wednesday 16th December
BLACK SHEEP MAG CHRISTMAS PARTY @
Ruby Lo, London

Thursday 17th December
THURSDAYS @
Izi, Witney
(9pm-2am)

Friday 18th December
CHRISTMAS SESSIONS @
Trinity, Bicester
(9pm-1am)

Saturday 19th December
CHRISTMAS SESSIONS @
Trinity, Bicester
(9pm-1am)

Thursday 24th December
CHRISTMAS EVE @
Izi, Witney
(9pm-2am)

Saturday 26th December
BOXING DAY @
Mirage, Aylesbury
(10pm-3am)

Sunday 27th December
CHRISTMAS SUNDAY @
Izi, Witney
(9pm-2am)

Thursday 31st December
NEW YEAR'S EVE @
Izi, Witney
(11pm-3am)

Thursday 7th January
THURSDAYS @
Izi, Witney
(9pm-2am)

Saturday 9th January
SATURDAYS @
Mirage Club, Aylesbury
(10.30pm-3am)

Thursday 21st January
THURSDAYS @
Izi, Witney
(9pm-2am)

Saturday 23rd January
SATURDAYS @
Mirage Club, Aylesbury
(10.30pm-3am)

Saturday 30th January
BRIDGE @
The Bridge, Oxford
(10.30pm-3am)

JUST BUGGIN. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 25/11/09














MARK DEVLIN
JUST BUGGIN’ ON OXFORD’S FM107.9 (WWW.FM1079.COM)
PLAYLIST FOR WEDNESDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2009


To listen again (ad-free!), just click on the following Download links:

PART 1 (Includes Pound Sterling interview feature:)


PART 2 (Includes DJ Aiva guest mix:) 


ALICIA KEYS: EMPIRE STATE PART 2 (BROKEN DOWN)

LUCKY DICE: SHAFTING

CHIMA ANYA Featuring SOWETO KINCH: NEW DAY

SO SOLID: SINCE YOU WENT AWAY

OBIE TRICE: GOT HUNGRY

SAVANT OF RAREBREED: TIL DEATH DO US PART

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
THAD REID: SUFFER TOO

SHEEK LOUCH: EVERYDAY

CHUBB ROCK & WORDSMITH: LOVE IS LOVE

MASTA ACE & ED OG: HANDS HIGH

KRS ONE & BUCKSHOT Featuring SMIFF N WESSUN: CONNECTION

OLD TO THE NEW
D.I.T.C: DAY ONE

OC & AG: THINK ABOUT IT

GUEST ARTIST INTERVIEW: POUND STERLING

POUND STERLING: FRESH

POUND STERLING: SO REAL

NEFEW Featuring CONSEQUENCE & CHANJ: BIKO

SAVANT OF RAREBREED: ILLEST YOU'VE NEVER HEARD

IRON BRAYDZ: GOLDEN LEGACY

SKANDAL Featuring LITTLE DEE: THE OTHER SIDE

RAKIM Featuring DESTINY GRIFFIN: MESSAGE IN THE SONG

MR. CHOP: SHUT 'EM DOWN

OC & AG: YOUNG WITH STYLE

GUEST DJ MIX: DJ AI-VA (RIGA, LATVIA)

BIG L: MVP (SUMMER SMOOTH REMIX)

MASTA ACE: THE INC RIDE

WARREN G. & NATE DOGG: REGULATE

DIGABLE PLANETS: REBIRTH OF SLICK (COOL LIKE DAT)

JURASSIC 5: FREEDOM

THE ROOTS: WHAT THEY DO

OC: BORN TO LIVE

COMMON Featuring BILAL: THE LIGHT

2PAC Featuring ERIC WILLIAMS: DO FOR LOVE

LL COOL J: AROUND THE WAY GIRL

COMMON Featuring KANYE WEST: GO!

BLACKALICIOUS: MAKE YOU FEEL THAT WAY

MARK DEVLIN AT MINISTRY OF SOUND, EGYPT, SATURDAY 12th DECEMBER

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

BLACK SHEEP MAG CHRISTMAS PARTY

JUST BUGGIN. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 18/11/09















MARK DEVLIN
JUST BUGGIN’ ON OXFORD’S FM107.9 (WWW.FM1079.COM)
PLAYLIST FOR WEDNESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2009


To listen again (ad-free!), just click on the following Download links:

PART 1 (Includes Cee Rock The Fury interview feature:)

PART 2: 


TIMBALAND Featuring DRAKE: SAY SOMETHIN'

SHEEK LOUCH: EVERYDAY

OBIE TRICE: GOT HUNGRY

KASHA: LONDON STATE OF MIND

AARON JAMES CASHELL Featuring HEATHEN: FIGHTING BACK

DOOM: GAZZILLION EAR

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
LUCKY DICE: SHAFTING

SOULS OF MISCHIEF: PROPER AIM

NEFEW Featuring CONSEQUENCE & CHANJ: BIKO

OC & AG: THE OASIS

OLD TO THE NEW
BIG DADDY KANE, MC SHAN, CRAIG G, ROXANNE SHANTE, BIZ MARKIE, TJ SWAN &
MARLEY MARL: MR. MAGIC TRIBUTE

MARLEY MARL Featuring MASTA ACE, CRAIG G, BIG DADDY KANE, KOOL G RAP & LITTLE DADDY SHANE: THE SYMPHONY PII

GUEST ARTIST INTERVIEW: CEE ROCK THE FURY

CEE ROCK THE FURY: KILL DA KILLIN'

CEE ROCK THE FURY: YOWZAH!

CEE ROCK THE FURY: HIP HOP NO. 5

IRON BRAYDZ: GOLDEN LEGACY

GUEST DJ MIX: PEANUT BUTTER WOLF OLD-SCHOOL ELECTRO MIX PART 2

TRINITY (SADAT X, AG, DJ JAB): RAIDA TRIBUTE

RAKIM: DOCUMENTARY OF A GANGSTER

DJ DEVASTATE Featuring SILVIA: THE MOTION

MR. CHOP: MECCA & THE SOUL BROTHER

FLY GYPSY: 2 STEP

MERLIN Featuring RASCALS: GANGSTER

ARUBA RED Featuring JAH CURE: LIGHT UP LIGHT UP

PRYSLEZZ Featuring SLUM VILLAGE: FIND A WAY

Monday, 16 November 2009

FILM REVIEW: HARRY BROWN















On the surface of it, 'Harry Brown' might make movie fans question whether it's really needed. Grizzled old guy turns vigilante to blow away menacing thugs. Charles Bronson did it in the 'Death Wish' series, and Clint Eastwood more recently in 'Gran Torino.' But 'Harry Brown' is full of surprises.

It starts out as a bleak portrayal of the loneliness of old age, as Michael Caine's eponymous character shuffles and sighs his way through life on his grim London council estate. Once his only friend is brutally murdered by the thugs and hoodies that blight the area, however, our chess-playing, ale-sipping hero decides enough is enough and, drawing on his past as a marine stationed in Northern Ireland, works his way through the protagonists.

The switch is highly implausible, as Harry goes from barely being able to make it up the stairs to kidnapping and tying up villains overnight. Of course it helps that the police, led by idealistic detective Emily Mortimer and arrogant chief Iain Glen, are portrayed as well meaning but inept, giving Harry free rein to exact his brand of street justice.

Plot anomalies aside, former commercials director Daniel Barber has delivered a dark, raw and brooding drama, tinged with shades of grey and brown to evoke the hopelessness of its setting. The violence is extreme, but the pond-life on display are so despicable, that crowds will be hollering 'go on Harry!' at every turn, and ultimately, everyone gets what they deserve. The makers have taken care to incorporate a nice little plot twist at the end, too. Michael Caine puts in a dignified and, on the whole, sympathetic performance, and Ben Drew, otherwise known as the rapper Plan B, makes a particularly loathesome hoodie.

MARK DEVLIN

Thursday, 12 November 2009

JUST BUGGIN. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 11/11/09














MARK DEVLIN
JUST BUGGIN’ ON OXFORD’S FM107.9 (WWW.FM1079.COM)
PLAYLIST FOR WEDNESDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2009


To listen again (ad-free!), just click on the following Download links:

PART 1 (Includes Heathen interview feature)

PART 2


KASHA: LONDON STATE OF MIND

BIG DADDY KANE, MC SHAN, CRAIG G, ROXANNE SHANTE, BIZ MARKIE, TJ SWAN &
MARLEY MARL: MR. MAGIC TRIBUTE

TRINITY (SADAT X, AG, DJ JAB): RAIDA TRIBUTE

WARREN G: WEST IS BACK

RAKIM: WALK THESE STREETS

TIMBALAND Featuring DRAKE: SAY SOMETHIN'

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
DOOM: GAZZILLION EAR

SHEEK LOUCH: EVERYDAY

PRYSLEZZ Featuring SLUM VILLAGE: FIND A WAY

DJ MK PRESENTS SKANDAL: SPACESHIP

OLD TO THE NEW
MR. CHOP: THE MAIN INGREDIENT

PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: THE MAIN INGREDIENT

GUEST ARTIST INTERVIEW: HEATHEN

HEATHEN: LAST HOPE

AARON JAMES CASHELL Featuring HEATHEN: FIGHTING BACK

J COLE: LIGHTS PLEASE

DJ MIX: MARK DEVLIN BUGGED OUR REVIVAL MIX

ANGIE STONE: NO MORE RAIN

DR. DRE Featuring MARY J BLIGE: THE MESSAGE

JOYA: WHEN I BRING THE NEWS

NOTORIOUS B.I.G: ONE MORE CHANCE

MARY J BLIGE: LOVE NO LIMIT

SWV: RIGHT HERE

ADINA HOWARD: FREAK LIKE ME

WHITEHEAD BROTHERS: FORGET I WAS A G

TLC: CREEP

DJ DEVASTATE Featuring SEGERFALK: DON'T STOP

DEEP ROOTED: FADE

ARUBA RED Featuring JAH CURE: LIGHT UP LIGHT UP

KANO: Ns WANT MY OLD ISH FREESTYLE

MERLIN Featuring RASCALS: GANGSTER

KOOLADE Featuring J-RO: GET ADDICTED

FLY GYPSY: 2 STEP

FUNKDOOBIEST: THE HEAVYWEIGHT FUNK

Monday, 9 November 2009

DOWNLOAD 'HEAVY', THE MD MIX CD VOLUME 10















Another month, another vintage mix download. We're up to early 2002 with volume 10. After an assortment of hip-hop and R&B bangers that were current at the time, things move into wicked ragga/ dancehall territory with an excursion into the Rice An' Peas riddim. Then it's organic soul style with the likes of Adriana Evans, Guru and N'Dea Davenport, Bahamadia and a much-forgotten soundtrack rarity from Sunshine Anderson.

As ever, download and enjoy.


JA RULE Featuring ASHANTI: ALWAYS ON TIME
RELL: MY BABY
FABULOUS Featuring BLU CANTRELL: TAKE YOU HOME
BLU CANTRELL Featuring FOXY BROWN: OOPS (Remix)
LINA Featuring GANG STARR: IT'S ON
LIL' MO: GANGSTER (Instrumental)
MS. JADE: DREAM
FOXY BROWN Featuring KELIS: CANDY
BABYFACE Featuring MS. STOOSH: THERE SHE GOES
BEANIE SIGEL: BEANIE
PHAROAHE MONCH: F*CK YOU
KRS ONE: GET YOURSELF UP (Remix)
BUSTA RHYMES: BREAK YA NECK
ERICK SERMON: MUSIC (Instrumental)
DE MARVLEST: FREESTYLE
WYCLEF: GANGSTA CAUSE
BEENIE MAN: HANDS UP DEH
PEPPA: HOT GAL
WAYNE MARSHALL: EARTHQUAKE
RICE AN' PEAS RIDDIM
NELLY FURTADO: TURN OFF THE LIGHT (Sunshine Reggae Mix)
SUNSHINE ANDERSON: DON'T BE MAD
GURU Featuring N'DEA DAVENPORT: TRUST ME
ADRIANA EVANS: SEEING IS BELEIVING
BAHAMADIA: UKNOWHOWWEDU
KID FURY: FREESTYLE
AALIYAH: BACK AND FORTH
BLACK MOON: BUCK 'EM DOWN
KEITH MURRAY: THE MOST BEAUTIFULEST THING IN THE WORLD
CAMP LO: LUCHINI

Bonus section:
MD INTERVIEWS ON SOUTH AFRICA RADIO, SUMMER 2001

MD'S TOUR DIARY. CROATIA, NOVEMBER '09












































I'm getting quite familiar with Croatia. This month saw my fourth trip inside of a year to Zagreb, spinning at the ever lively and reliable Maraschino Bar.

Zagreb doesn't feel like a European capital. There are one or two proud statues and a handful of historic municipal buildings dotted around, but on the whole it lacks much of the grandeur of other capitals, and feels more like a large random regional town. I've experienced the city in both the freezing cold (January,) and scorching heat (as early as May.) November's temperature was a moderate 54 degrees, just slightly warmer than London.

I normally hook up for a catch-up chat with the Croatian hip-hop kingpin DJ Phat Phillie, but on this occasion we never made the connection. After spending a few hours taking advantage of the wi-fi at the Laguna Hotel, I set off by foot, armed with a decent street map, to Maraschino. The square directly outside the venue was hosting a Winter wine fair. Rather than detracting from Maraschino's custom, this seemed to have the effect of pulling hordes of punters in once they'd sampled their wares.

The venue is technically a bar, but there can't have been a soul not jigging up with a drink in their hand to some degree. I certainly put the work in, DJing non-stop from 11pm to 4am, the music veering in many different directions, from house to hip-hop to disco and funk, and the session was just as lively as nights at this premium party spot always are.

I was certainly feeling the strain of the five hours by the end, and at that point came another painful departure back to the airport with no sleep. There was the opportunity for an hour, but on this occasion, it really didn't seem worth it, so I grabbed a bite of hotel breakfast as soon as it opened at six, then hit the airport bus. First flights of the day are punishing on the body, but they're often the cheapest, and have to be taken for reasons of professional economy in these challenging times. Goddamit. After routing back to Heathrow with Croatia Airlines, I was crashed out back in my own bed by lunchtime.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

JUST BUGGIN. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 4/11/09














MARK DEVLIN
JUST BUGGIN’ ON OXFORD’S FM107.9 (WWW.FM1079.COM)
PLAYLIST FOR WEDNESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2009


To listen again (ad-free!), just click on the following Download links:

PART 1 (Includes Deep Rooted interview feature)

PART 2 (Includes MD DJ mix recorded live in Norway)


BIG DADDY KANE, MC SHAN, CRAIG G, ROXANNE SHANTE, BIZ MARKIE, TJ SWAN &
MARLEY MARL: MR. MAGIC TRIBUTE

J COLE: LIGHTS PLEASE

RAKIM: WALK THESE STREETS

DJ MK PRESENTS SKANDAL: SPACESHIP

CHIMA ANYA Featuring SOWETO KINCH: NEW DAY

FLY GYPSY: 2 STEP

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
TIMBALAND Featuring DRAKE: SAY SOMETHIN'

KANO: Ns WANT MY OLD ISH FREESTYLE

OLD TO THE NEW

WARREN G Featuring NATE DOGG: REGULATE

WARREN G: WEST IS BACK

KOOLADE Featuring J-RO: GET ADDICTED

KRS ONE & BUCKSHOT Featuring DJ REVOLUTION: SURVIVAL SKILLS

GUEST ARTIST INTERVIEW: DEEP ROOTED

DEEP ROOTED: CELEBRATE

DEEP ROOTED: FADE

DEEP ROOTED: DO IT

DJ MIX: MARK DEVLIN LIVE AT SOUL CITY, BERGEN, NORWAY

FUNKDOOBIEST: THE HEAVYWEIGHT FUNK

HEATHEN: LAST HOPE

KRS ONE & BUCKSHOT Featuring MELANIE FIONA & NALEDGE: PAST PRESENT & FUTURE

FOREIGN BEGGARS Featuring GUILTY SIMPSON: PROVE IT

DJ MK PRESENTS SKANDAL Featuring BRAD STRUT: F*CK A 9 TO 5

MCM: BEEN SO MANY PLACES

BARBIE ANALOGUE: Q & A

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

MARASCHINO BAR PRESENTS MARK DEVLIN


















UK DJ Mark Devlin returns to tear up Croatia's capital.

Network:
Global

Start Time:
Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 11:00pm

End Time:
Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 4:00am

Location:
Maraschino Bar

Street:
Margaretska 1

City/Town:
Zagreb, Croatia

Description

Zagreb's liveliest party spot welcomes back the UK's Mark Devlin, dropping an exciting and varied jump-up selection.

LISTEN TO MARK DEVLIN & TEDDY TOUCH LIVE AT SOUL CITY, BERGEN, NORWAY














This is what happens when two experienced and imaginative DJs are left and trusted to do what they do - no obstruction from management, no annoying b*tches ordering Lady Gaga every five minutes. Just pure, heavy, quickfire quality tuneage.

From 90s boom-bap hip-hop, to ragga dancehall, to a burst of UK Funky and back again ... the results speak for themselves.

Enjoy!

Mark Devlin at Soul City, Bergen, 30/10/09

Teddy Touch at Soul City, Bergen, 30/10/09

MD'S TOUR DIARY. NORWAY, OCTOBER '09










































Any gig where I can get to play tunes as diverse as Michael's Incredible Bongo Band's 'Apache' and Singing Sweet's 'When I See You Smile' - at peak time on a Friday night and with no requirement to go into familiar pop territory - is a very special thing. Sure enough, DJs from all over Norway and beyond look forward to spinning at Teddy Touch's Soul City night in Bergen. I do too, and my return visit on Friday 30th was much anticipated.

Direct flights from London to Bergen are limited, so I spent the whole day routing out first to Stavanger, then on to Bergen. Norway was chillier than the UK, but nowhere near the Arctic temperatures I'd experienced in December a few years before in Oslo, when I could actually feel my brain freezing inside my head.

Soul City's venue, Cafe Opera, is of the small intimate variety, and it's only because of this that its adventurous, but always hip hop-based music policy works. The more expansive a club dancefloor, the more calling there is for the big hits to keep larger throngs entertained. I span between sets from Teddy, kicking off with some 90s boom-bap hip hop and ragga, then, when the time felt right, unleashing some of the more bass-heavy UK Funky sounds on the Norwegian heads, which went down very well indeed.

The only sour point was the relatively early finish, with the lights coming full on at 2.45am in accordance with the city's local law. I'm used to European gigs stretching to 5am and beyond, whereas this cut-off point was far more in keeping with UK culture. The cost of living being as high as it is in Norway, many folk habitually get tanked up on supermarket booze before heading out to the clubs. This had the effect of Cafe Opera only really being busy for the last 90 minutes of the night.

I recorded both mine and Teddy's sets, and they're available to listen back to on the following links if you fancy something different to the usual club set sounds.

Mark Devlin at Soul City, Bergen, 30/10/09

Teddy Touch at Soul City, Bergen, 30/10/09

Back at my hotel, the big dilemma was whether there was any point in going to bed for the two hours until I had to board the dawn airport bus to start heading home, this time via Oslo. I gave in, getting about 90 minutes shut-eye, but feeling worse afterwards than if I'd stayed up. An occupational hazard. I'm so used to flying Ryanair that SAS offering a breakfast came as a real culture shock.

MD'S CLUB DATES, NOVEMBER/ DECEMBER '09


Tuesday 17th November
UWE TUESDAYS @
The Syndicate, Bristol
(10pm-3am)

Saturday 21st November
SATURDAYS @
Mirage Club, Aylesbury
(10.30pm-3am)

Tuesday 24th November
UWE TUESDAYS @
The Syndicate, Bristol
(10pm-3am)



Thursday 26th November
THURSDAYS @
Izi, Witney
(9pm-2am)

Saturday 28th November
BRIDGE @
The Bridge, Oxford
(10.30pm-3am)

Thursday 3rd December
CHRISTMAS SESSIONS @
Trinity, Bicester
(9pm-1am)

Friday 4th December
CHRISTMAS SESSIONS @
Trinity, Bicester
(9pm-1am)

Saturday 5th December
CHRISTMAS SESSIONS @
Trinity, Bicester
(9pm-1am)

Thursday 10th December
AMBER PRESENTS @
Amber Night, Riga, LATVIA

Friday 11th December
CHRISTMAS SESSIONS @
Trinity, Bicester
(9pm-1am)

Saturday 12th December
SMOOVE @
Ministry Of Sound, Papas Beach Club, Hurghada, EGYPT

Thursday 17th December
THURSDAYS @
Izi, Witney
(9pm-2am)

Friday 18th December
CHRISTMAS SESSIONS @
Trinity, Bicester
(9pm-1am)

Saturday 19th December
CHRISTMAS SESSIONS @
Trinity, Bicester
(9pm-1am)

Thursday 24th December
CHRISTMAS EVE @
Izi, Witney
(9pm-2am)

Saturday 26th December
BOXING DAY @
Mirage, Aylesbury
(10pm-3am)

Sunday 27th December
CHRISTMAS SUNDAY @
Izi, Witney
(9pm-2am)

Thursday 31st December
NEW YEAR'S EVE @
Izi, Witney
(11pm-3am)

MD'S TOUR DIARY, OCTOBER '09



































































Some music-makers are a dream to interview. Others are damned hard work. I started the month with phone chats lined up with artist/ super-producer Ryan Leslie and J Dilla's younger brother Illa J. Not sure if I caught him on a bad day, but the Ryan Leslie phoner tested my skills to their limits, leaving me with the impression that the dude just had no interest in being interviewed. Judge for yourself with the following excerpts, which, I swear, have not been doctored in any way!

Part 1

Part 2

On Friday 3rd, I headed to Belfast for another welcome spot at Fabulouso, the weekly jam at Mono staged by husband-and-wife DJ Team Ghost and Brown Suga. On this occasion, I chose to fly from 'Bristol Airport'. This made sense as I was playing in nearby Bath the following night, which saved going home in between. I'd only flown from 'Bristol' once before, and I'd forgotten just how bloody far the airport is from the city. Calling it 'Bristol' is pushing it - it's not even in the same county, and, being approachable only by minor roads, must surely be the most inaccessible airport in the UK. Add to that some ludicrous pricing for their parking, which charges by the day of the week rather than per 24-hour period, and I can say that I won't be travelling from Bristol again.

The night at Mono was populated by an up-for-it and enthusiastic crowd, and provided a great deal of musical exorcism of some of the crap I'm forced to play at most of my English gigs. On after me was Brown Suga, who dropped a red hot dancehall selection that kept the place rocking all the way. And me.

The flight back to 'Bristol' took less than 50 minutes on Saturday afternoon. I'd barely turned my laptop on when we'd already started our descent to land. I killed the time before my Bath gig with a visit to some family friends in nearby Calne, crashing out in a spare bedroom to catch my mandatory Saturday disco nap.

The following weekend I played a session at Mirage in Aylesbury. The spot was formerly known as St. James' Club, with a sister venue in Banbury. Both are still 'gentlemens' clubs during the week, revering to mainstream club status at the weekends. I've played in a strip club and a joint with a 'live lesbian sex show' before, and wouldn't be keen to do either again. In the first, the DJs were totally surplus to crowd requirements; in the second, it was just too hard to concentrate.

I'd love to offer some wild and profound travel tales about my visit to Valencia on Saturday 17th. I learned long ago that here's plenty to say about Ryanair when things go wrong, but little to report when things run to routine. I'm not sure if I'm warming to Ryanair, or if it's just been a long time since I last had a bad experience. My last few trips have ben trouble-free and on-time. I guess I shouldn't speak too soon.

I watched the BBC's recent 'Panorama' programme on the airline with interest. Whilst I'm no big fan of Ryanair or its loathsome boss O'Leary, I felt that it presented a very biased and one-sided hatchet job, and few of its 'revelations' would be any great surprise to anyone who travels with them regularly.

I touched down in Valencia at 8.30pm ready to spin that night at Soul, a black music night run by relocated Londoner DJ Cosy O. Due to an on-line map cock-up, Cosy and myself searched for 90 minutes for my hotel in a coastal town miles away .. before realising it was back in the city at the point where we'd started after all. Although it ate into my nap time, I didn't mind as I got some great views of Valencia and its outlying districts during what was otherwise a straight-in straight-out trip. It's certainly a beautiful and impressive city with some stunning new architecture going up, and great beaches. The city is packed and sweltering in Summer. In October, temperatures hover around a very comfortable 70 degrees.

I'd forgotten just how late the Spanish party. We didn't even arrive at the club spot, Gandhara, until 2am, and it was 3.30 before I started playing. I can't remember the last time an overseas gig disappointed, and Soul was no exception. I blasted the crowd with everything from crunk to reggae to UK Funky to revivals from Prince and Chaka Khan, and it all rang off.

The European smoking ban seems to be a very grey area, (literally and metaphorically,) varying in strictness from country to country. I thought Spain had imposed the ban, but this clearly didn't extend to Gandhara as the familiar thick fog hung in the air throughout, and we emerged stinking of the cancer sticks just like in the old days. It was past 7am before I was back at my hotel, and three hours later came the painful return to the airport. Thoughts of my bed carried me through the journey from Stansted. We eventually reunited mid-afternoon.

My regular Tuesday student gig at Syndicate in Bristol got put on hold a couple of nights later to make way for a one-off Silent Disco. I had no idea what one of these was until it was explained to me. Apparently, all punters are given a set of wireless headphones with the option to tune in to one of two radio channels. Each channel is connected to a separate DJ's output from the booth, with each jock trying to outdo the other in terms of how much they can get the crowd singing along and dancing to their tunes. Must be a highly bizarre experience to walk through a club silent except for people's bad singing renditions. Are these really that common, or have I just led a sheltered existence?

The first in what's hoped to be a series of regional launch parties for Black Sheep Magazine came on Friday 23rd, as I linked up with veteran DJ/ promoter and all-round heavy guy Mr Jay. This one took place at The Emporium niterie in Fleet, Hampshire, with sounds ranging from 80s grooves through to the upfront selection. The guest on my radio show that week was Nottingham's Simone, aka C-Mone, part of the city's extended Out Of Da Ville crew. She's just put out an interesting EP project under the pseudonym Barbie Analogue, (a play on RZA's Bobby Digital alter-ego,) with self-produced beats. The tracks are very spaced-out and 80s in feel. You can check them at: http://www.myspace.com/mccmone

Any gig where I can get to play tunes as diverse as Michael's Incredible Bongo Band's 'Apache' and Singing Sweet's 'When I See You Smile' - at peak time on a Friday night and with no requirement to go into familiar pop territory - is a very special thing. Sure enough, DJs from all over Norway and beyond look forward to spinning at Teddy Touch's Soul City night in Bergen. I do too, and my return visit on Friday 30th was much anticipated.

Direct flights from London to Bergen are limited, so I spent the whole day routing out first to Stavanger, then on to Bergen. Norway was chillier than the UK, but nowhere near the Arctic temperatures I'd experienced in December a few years before in Oslo, when I could actually feel my brain freezing inside my head.

Soul City's venue, Cafe Opera, is of the small intimate variety, and it's only because of this that its adventurous, but always hip hop-based music policy works. The more expansive a club dancefloor, the more calling there is for the big hits to keep larger throngs entertained. I span between sets from Teddy, kicking off with some 90s boom-bap hip hop and ragga, then, when the time felt right, unleashing some of the more bass-heavy UK Funky sounds on the Norwegian heads, which went down very well indeed.

The only sour point was the relatively early finish, with the lights coming full on at 2.45am in accordance with the city's local law. I'm used to European gigs stretching to 5am and beyond, whereas this cut-off point was far more in keeping with UK culture. The cost of living being as high as it is in Norway, many folk habitually get tanked up on supermarket booze before heading out to the clubs. This had the effect of Cafe Opera only really being busy for the last 90 minutes of the night.

I recorded both mine and Teddy's sets, and they're available to listen back to on the following links if you fancy something different to the usual club set sounds.

Mark Devlin at Soul City, Bergen, 30/10/09

Teddy Touch at Soul City, Bergen, 30/10/09

Back at my hotel, the big dilemma was whether there was any point in going to bed for the two hours until I had to board the dawn airport bus to start heading home, this time via Oslo. I gave in, getting about 90 minutes shut-eye, but feeling worse afterwards than if I'd stayed up. An occupational hazard. I'm so used to flying Ryanair that SAS offering a breakfast came as a real culture shock.

The early flight home ad been the only way to make it in time to host DJ Cosy O from Valencia, who was arriving in to link with me at The Bridge in Oxford that night. I'd guested at his spot a couple of weeks earlier. Once I'd picked up Cosy from the train station and deposited him at his hotel, I was finally able to reunite with my bed for a couple of blessed hours.

Things were boding well for a heavy night at The Bridge, being both Halloween and payday end of the month. It ended up being the most enjoyable night I've had there in probably five of the eight years I've been doing it. There's a lot to be said for having two DJs on a session - each brings tunes the other wouldn't have thought of, in turn inspiring each other to be ever more rocking. The crowd can only benefit from the resulting selections.

... and that was October.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

JUST BUGGIN. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 28/10/09















MARK DEVLIN
JUST BUGGIN’ ON OXFORD’S FM107.9 (WWW.FM1079.COM)
PLAYLIST FOR WEDNESDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2009


To listen again (ad-free!), just click on the following Download links:

PART 1

PART 2



SNOOP DOGG: EMPIRE STATE OF MIND

KOOLADE Featuring J-RO: GET ADDICTED

RAKIM: WALK THESE STREETS

HEATHEN: LAST HOPE

FOREIGN BEGGARS Featuring GUILTY SIMPSON: PROVE IT

KRS ONE & BUCKSHOT Featuring MARY J BLIGE: THE WAY I LIVE

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
DJ MK PRESENTS SKANDAL: SPACESHIP

DEEP ROOTED: CELEBRATE

J COLE: LIGHTS PLEASE

CORMEGA: MAKE IT CLEAR

OLD TO THE NEW
FUNKDOOBIEST: WOPBABALUBPOP

FUNKDOOBIEST: THE HEAVYWEIGHT FUNK

KRS ONE & BUCKSHOT Featuring MELANIE FIONA & NALEDGE: PAST PRESENT & FUTURE

DE LA SOUL: LA LA LA

DJ MIX: DJ PETE B (BATH) SOUL/ FUNK REVIVAL MIX

DJ MK PRESENTS SKANDAL Featuring BRAD STRUT: F*CK A 9 TO 5

MASTA ACE Featuring ED OG & MARSHA: As & Es

DEEP ROOTED: FADE

ERIC ROBERSON Featuring T3 OF SLUM VILLAGE: FURTHER

MCM: BEEN SO MANY PLACES

AFRO CLASSICS: RAP FANTATIC

APATHY Featuring B-REAL & CELPH TITLED: SHOOT FIRST

BARBIE ANALOGUE: STORM

DR. RUBBERFUNK Featuring ROACHFORD: TROUBLE WOMAN (Steinski Remix)

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

TALES FROM THE FLIPSIDE CHRISTMAS APPEAL

VINTAGE RADIO TAPE RIPS - THE NEW SELECTION





















































































Nostalgists and radio historians - it's your time. Here we go with the most comprehensive set of vintage radio tape rips yet, this time culled from various other sources alongside my usual garage archives. We're going way back with this lot - the earliest recording dates to 1978!

Should be something for everyone here, whether you're an old-school cat who remembers this stuff, or a young dude/ dudette that wonders what black music radio sounded like in the days before 1Xtra.

Just by way of a quick disclaimer, I have to point out that the sound quality of these recordings varies greatly - little surprise when the rips come from so many different sources, and the fact that they're so damn old. But it's all listenable, and if you ask me, it just adds to the historic authenticity!

The downloads are 320kbps all the way. Here we go...


GREG EDWARDS, SOUL SPECTRUM, CAPITAL RADIO, 1978

This was a real find on Soundcloud. The earliest known surviving recording of Greg Edwards' long-running legendary Saturday evening soul show on Capital Radio. 40 minutes of a session from some time in 1978. The irony of Greg's first link pointing out the wrongfulness of recording off the radio was mot lost on me. Pretty good quality considering the original cassette's now 31 years old!
Greg Edwards Capital Radio 1978.mp3


ROBBIE VINCENT, RADIO LONDON SOUL SHOW, EARLY 1980s

The Robbie Vincent-fest begins with this whole bunch of recordings I found of his Saturday lunchtime BBC Radio London Soul Show, which pre-dated his long-running stint at Radio 1. The dates of most of these aren't clear, but at least one dates back to 1981. Fairly poor sound quality on a couple.

Robbie Vincent Radio London Soul Show P1.mp3

Robbie Vincent Radio London Soul Show P2.mp3

Robbie Vincent Radio London Soul Show P3.mp3

Robbie Vincent Radio London Soul Show P4.mp3

Robbie Vincent Radio London Soul Show P5.mp3

Robbie Vincent Radio London Saturday Show P6 (161kbps).mp3


ROBBIE VINCENT/ RANKIN' MISS P TRAILER, 1984

A double-headed promo for Radio 1's Sound Of Sunday Nite format.
Rankin Miss P_ Robbie Vincent R1 trailer.mp3


THE RANKIN' MISS P, RADIO 1, CIRCA 1984

Miss P followed on from Robbie Vincent on Sunday nights with a wicked reggae show - the forerunner to Chris Goldfinger. This is just a brief snippet of one of the show links.
Rankin Miss P, Radio 1.mp3


ROBBIE VINCENT. TRAILER FOR FIRST RADIO 1 SHOW

The 28-second promo for his first R1 show, (annoyingly talked over by Steve Wright, by the sounds of it.)
Robbie Vincent's 1st R1 show promo.mp3


ROBBIE VINCENT'S FIRST SOUND OF SUNDAY NITE, RADIO 1, NEW YEAR'S DAY 1984

And here's over an hour of that very first show.
Robbie Vincent's first Radio 1 show, 1/1/84


ROBBIE VINCENT'S KILLER CUTS, RADIO ONE, 1984-1989

A treat for all who remember Radio One's Sound of Sunday Nite, (and latterly Saturday Nite.) Here's a whole bunch of his year-end Killer Cuts, showcasing the soul, jazz, funk and fusion of the day.

It's a complete set from 1984 to 1989, though curiously, with the 1988 instalment missing ... so if anyone has it please get in touch! Big thanks to Mark Butler for supplying most of these. This guys tape archival game is strong!

The '84, '85, 86 and '89 programmes are in FM stereo. '87 is in muffled medium wave, sadly, but still listenable.

Andy Peebles, who occasionally presented a second soul show on Radio 1, seems to crop up in the second '84 tape, for some reason.

Robbie Vincent Radio One Killer Cuts 1984 Part 1.mp3

Robbie Vincent Radio One Killer Cuts 1984 Part 2.mp3

Robbie Vincent Radio One Killer Cuts 1985 Part 1.mp3

Robbie Vincent Radio One Killer Cuts 1985 Part 2.mp3

Robbie Vincent Radio One 1986 Part 1.mp3

Robbie Vincent Radio One 1986 Part 2.mp3

Robbie Vincent Killer Cuts 1987 P1.mp3

Robbie Vincent Killer Cuts 1987 P2.mp3

Robbie Vincent Radio One Killer Cuts 1989 Part 1.mp3

Robbie Vincent Radio One Killer Cuts 1989 Part 2.mp3


ROBBIE VINCENT, SEPTEMBER 1988

A random latter-day RV show, happily in FM stereo. (These were the days when, unbelievably, Radio 1 used to broadcast mainly in medium wave, sharing its FM frequency and overnight programming with Radio 2.)
Robbie Vincent Sep 1988.mp3


ASSORTED WESTWOOD GEMS

A great selection for all Westwood completists, and a proper revelation to younger heads whose only experience of the dude has been in his latter-day performing fool era. Whatever he's now become, the guy was a true soldier and trailblazer back in the day.


WESTWOOD ON LWR, 1985

A trip way back to the pirate days of London Weekend Radio/ LWR. Tower Block ghetto-style. Fascinating stuff.
Westwood on LWR.1985 mp3


WESTWOOD. LIVE TO LONDON FROM THE LIMELIGHT, SEP 1987

The earliest known recording of Westwood on Capital Radio, from when he'd just joined the roster as one of its 'bright new shining stars', (in the words of John Sachs who introduces him.) Here's a snippet of his slick intro to the first ever Live To London jam from the Limelight club, introducing Spoonie Gee's 'The Godfather.'
Westwood at The Limelight, Sep 1987.mp3


WESTWOOD WITH KRS ONE. CAPITAL RAP SHOW. 1988

An early edition of the legendary world-famous CRS, featuring Westwood in civil conversation with KRS One in the days when they were cool.
Westwood with KRS One Dec 1988.mp3


WESTWOOD. CAPITAL RAP SHOW. 17 MAR 1989

A random '89 instalment of the legendary world-famous. A full 20 years on.
Westwood CRS 17_3_89.mp3


WESTWOOD'S LAST EVER CAPITAL RAP SHOW, 3 DEC 1994

The final appearance from Westwood on Capital, a week before he moved over for his debut on Radio 1. This is a (seemingly pre-recorded) Rap Exchange with Funkmaster Flex at Hot 97 in New York. (Reception quality a little hissy, sadly.)
Westwood Last CRS 3_12_94 P1.mp3

Westwood Last CRS 3_12_94 P2.mp3


JEFF YOUNG'S FINAL BIG BEAT, RADIO 1. 28 DEC 1990

Jeff Young held down the Friday evening dance music slot on Radio 1 for three years before the arrival of Pete Tong. This turned out to be his last session, which also acted as a round-up of 1990's big tunes. Includes a whole hour of 'National Fresh', which was Jeff's excursion into hip-hop territory. This was still four years before the arrival of Westwood on Radio 1.

Jeff Young 28_12_90 P1.mp3

Jeff Young 28_12_90 P2.mp3

Jeff Young 28_12_90 P3 (Rap).mp3


PETE TONG'S LAST EVER SESSION, CAPITAL RADIO, 29 DEC 1990

Part two of Pete Tong's 1990 year-end round-up, which also marked his last ever Saturday evening Session after three years on the station. A week later he started on Radio 1. 1990 was a truly fascinating year for dance music fusion, and there's some real gems in here. Reception gets a little fuzzy in places, but hardly surprising since the tape was recorded in West Oxfordshire, 70 miles away from London!
Pete Tong 29_12_90 P1.mp3

Pete Tong 29_12_90 P2.mp3


PETE TONG'S RADIO 1 DEBUT, 4 JAN 1991

Here's Pete Tong's first ever Essential Selection on Radio 1, dating back to the first week of January 1991, a week after he moved across from Capital Radio.
Pete Tong Radio 1 debut Jan 1991.mp3


MARK DEVLIN & KID FURY. THE VERY FIRST JOINTS & JAMS, 19/12/98

As I was delving in the archives, I figured I may as well fling up a couple of my own. This was the very first edition of Joints & Jams, the Saturday evening show that Kid Fury and myself presented on Oxygen 107.9 in Oxford from '98 to 2000. Our enthusiasm at getting the show is clear. I seem to be jabbering like I was on coke, (I wasn't.)
Joints & Jams 19_12_98.mp3


JOINTS & JAMS 90s REVIEW EXCERPT, 28/12/99

As we prepare for the big reviews of the decade of the noughties, here's a bit of the four-hour show Fury and myself presented ten years ago reviewing all the big sounds of the 1990s. We're catching jokes in this link with a few reminiscences.
Joints & Jams 90s review link.mp3


MILLENNIUM NIGHT LIVE AT THE FORUM, CARDIFF

And here's how Fury and myself rang in the millennium, a full ten years ago on New Year's Eve 1999 at the legendary Forum.
Millennium Night, Apocalypse, Cardiff. 31_12_99.mp3