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Wednesday, 21 January 2009

'TAKE IT TO THE STREETS'. LISTEN AGAIN TO THE FIRST MARK DEVLIN MIXTAPE FROM 1998


















'TAKE IT TO THE STREETS'.
LISTEN AGAIN TO THE FIRST MARK DEVLIN MIXTAPE FROM 1998

OK, here's a real gift to everyone that despairs of the quality of 'urban' music in 2009. To everyone that wonders how our scene went from Notorious BIG and Mary J Blige to Flo Rida and Rihanna in just a few short years! If you ain't getting what you need from current offerings, there's only one thing to do. Take it back...

Starting this month, and running through to 2010, we're reviving the entire series of Mark Devlin mixtapes, releasing audio download links to one new volume every month. The mixes are full of nuggets and gems that were current at the time, as well as containing a load of throwbacks and revivals that were already classic even back then. It's R&B, hip-hop and street soul, with a few 80s grooves and 90s new jack swing moments thrown in, and plenty of reggae dancehall/ bashment, or as it used to be known, 'ragga'. Some of the riddims we used to run are legendary!

Naturally enough, things start with Volume 1, which was entitled 'Take It To The Streets' and first appeared in late 1998. Back then these really were mixtapes, too. The first seven volumes appeared on cassette, old-school style, before it all got switched up to CD.

The all-important track listing and download links are below. So, click, reminisce and enjoy. And watch out for part 2, 'Yes Mista Devlin', appearing in February.

... they sure don't make 'em like this any more!

Take It To The Streets Side 1:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/zg6u7l

Take It To The Streets Side 1:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/t520jw


TAKE IT TO THE STREETS. VOLUME 1

Side one:

LAURYN HILL: DOO WOP (THAT THING)
KHADEJIA: HERE WE GO
MISS JONES Featuring BIG PUN: TWO WAY STREET (REMIX)
BIG PUN Featuring JOE: STILL NOT A PLAYER
TANYA VON: TONITE (Queens Mix)
NAUGHTY BY NATURE Featuring NEXT: PENETRATION
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST Featuring SLUM VILLAGE: THAT SH*T
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST: FIND A WAY (Instrumental)
GUY: HER
WRECKS N EFFECT: RUMP SHAKER
AARON HALL: DON’T BE AFRAID
NU SHOOZ: I CAN’T WAIT
JANET JACKSON: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY
CAMEO: SINGLE LIFE
MANTRONIX: GOT TO HAVE YOUR LOVE
LISA LISA & CULT JAM Featuring FULL FORCE: I WONDER IF I TAKE YOU HOME
ROCK STEADY CREW: HEY YOU (THE ROCK STEADY CREW)


Side two:

JON B Featuring COKO: KEEP IT REAL
CHARLI BALTIMORE & CAM’RON: ME AND MY BOO
YO-YO: IS IT ALL STILL GOOD?
NONCHALANT: TAKE YOU THERE
PAULA PERRY: PAULA’S JAM
HEATHER B: IF HEADS ONLY KNEW (Instrumental)
BEVERLEY KNIGHT: MADE IT BACK (Ragga Remix)
MR. VEGAS: HANDS UP
MR. VEGAS: HEADS HIGH
MR. VEGAS: HEADS HIGH (KILL ‘EM WITH IT REMIX)
GHOST: BOUGHT AND SOLD
BUCCANEER: FADE AWAY
TANYA STEPHENS: BOUNCE ME
RED RAT: MIX UP MELISSA
DMX: RUFF RYDERS ANTHEM
N.O.R.E: BANNED FROM TV
NINE: WUTCHA WANT
MOBB DEEP: THE SHOOK ONES
NOTORIOUS B.I.G: WHO SHOT YA
NOREAGA: SUPERTHUG
SOULS OF MISCHIEF: ’93 TO INFINITY

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