Loading...

www.markdevlin.co.uk

www.markdevlin.co.uk

Saturday, 24 January 2009

MD'S REDUNDANT FORMAT ARCHIVES

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

LISTEN TO MD AT MARASCHINO BAR, ZAGREB














Here’s a chance to listen back to a segment of Mark Devlin’s recent set at Maraschino Bar, Zagreb, Croatia. From Eminem to Armand Van Helden in 47 minutes!

Just click on the following link to download:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/v857dg

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

MD'S HOT JOINTS, JANUARY '09

































EMINEM Featuring DR.DRE & 50 CENT: CRACK A BOTTLE (Interscope)
Em’s long absence has created major hunger for his return. Although we’ll all be heartily sick of this in a month’s time, for the moment, it’s a mad catchy quirky return to form.

JAY-Z Featuring SANTOGOLD: BROOKLYN GO HARD (Bad Boy)
His Jamaican accent might be a bit dodgy, but everything else about this hard-hitter from the ‘Notorious’ movie soundtrack, (not least the naggingly infectious hook,) is pure heat.

SHONTELLE: T-SHIRT (Universal Motown)
Along the same lines as Beyonce’s ‘Irreplaceable’ and Chris Brown’s ‘With U’, this female-friendly end-of-nighter has all the ingredients to put Shontelle on the map as the next R&B superstar.

RIHANNA Featuring CHRIS BROWN: BAD GIRL (Def Jam)
The latest Jay & Beyonce-style pairing of R&B’s Posh and Becks might be a cynical marketing move, but the mainstream simplicity of the hook, lyrics and beat would have seen this become a club favourite either way.

RISKAY Featuring AVIANCE & REAL: SMELL THAT CHICK (Hard 2 Beat)
I’m a grizzled urban music veteran, but the original ‘raw’ version of this disgusts even me! Far more palatable is this cleaned-up version for radio play. Either way, the melody is undeniably catchy, in a no-brainer kind of way.

SHAUN BOOTHE: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF MUHAMMAD ALI (White)
The Toronto MC continues to educate and entertain with the latest in this fascinating self-produced series, instalment three of 12 giving potted histories of a handful of influential black legends.

BILLY DANZE Featuring BUSTA RHYMES: UNDESCRIBABLE (White)
Both Billy himself. (of M.O.P) and Busta put in remarkably restrained performances over a midtempo head-nodding piano beat, making for a highly satisfying whole.

NOTORIOUS B.I.G: GUARANTEED (Bad Boy)
The crusty quality of the sound recording leaves a lot to be desired, but the hype value of a vintage ‘undiscovered’ Biggie tune – especially at the time of the ‘Notorious’ biopic -cannot be measured.

SOULS OF MISCHIEF: TOUR STORIES (White)
Straightforward underground hip-hop with a bouncing beat and insightful lyrics about the life of a rap crew on tour. They don’t make ‘em like this any more. Sadly.

SELF-TAUGHT BEATS: WHERE I WANNA BE (First Love)
Lyrical reflections and musings over the tootling melody used on De La Soul’s ‘Keeping The Faith’ and with a kiddie chorus a la Nas ‘I Can.’

Saturday, 10 January 2009

MARASCHINO BAR, ZAGREB PRESENTS MARK DEVLIN


MARASCHINO BAR, ZAGREB PRESENTS MARK DEVLIN

After tearing the roof off in November, Mark Devlin returns to the Croatian capital's liveliest late-night party spot, to drop another rip-roaring set of pure hands-in-the-air feel-good tuneage.

Friday, January 16, 2009 at 12:00am
End Time: Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 4:00am
Location: Maraschino Bar
Street: Margaretska 1
City/Town: Zagreb, Croatia
Contact Info
Phone: 38514812612
Email: kreso.maraschino@gmail.com

Thursday, 8 January 2009

JUST BUGGIN. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 7/1/09














MARK DEVLIN
JUST BUGGIN’ ON OXFORD’S FM107.9 (WWW.FM1079.COM)
PLAYLIST FOR WEDNESDAY 7TH JANUARY 2009

(THE SECOND AND FINAL RETROSPECTIVE ON THE HEAVIEST TUNES OF 2008.)


To listen again, just click on the following links:

Part 1:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/q0h9cu

Part 2:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/uvjg1c



JAY-Z Featuring SANTOGOLD: BROOKLYN GO HARD (Bad Boy)

CHERI DENNIS: DROPPING OUT OF LOVE (Bad Boy)

NATTY: JULY (Atlantic)

SHAUN BOOTHE: THE UNAUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY OF BOB MARLEY (White)

JOLEON DAVENUE: WHAT LOVE IS ABOUT (White)

TRIGGADON Featuring SOPHIA MAY: CHASING YOUR DREAM (White)

FUNKY DL: THE BUMP (Washington Classics)

DEDICATION TO LITTLE ZAINA DEVLIN:
EMINEM: ’97 BONNIE & CLYDE (Interscope)

DEVIN THE DUDE: CAN'T MAKE IT HOME (Cinematic)

PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS: THE WIZ (Om Records)

RZA: DRAMA (Bodog)

DAP-C Featuring TALIB KWELI, LIL WAYNE & ROYCE DA 5’9: MA MONEY (NGU)

DVS: ROXFORD CITY (White)

LARGE PROFESSOR: MAICA LIVING (Matador)

CEE-ROCK THE FURY: KILL DA KILLIN’ (Abstract Urban)

SHEEK LOUCH FEAT. JIM JONES, STYLES P, HELL RELL & JADAKISS: D BLOCK/ DIPSET (Koch)

THE HERBALISER Featuring JEAN GRAE: STREET KARMA (K7)

KAIL: THE REALEST TOUR GUIDE EVER (Big Dada)

GILLESPIE: 100 BARS OF LIFE (White)

SIR SMURF LIL: BLOSSOM (Grindstone)

MR LIVE: AT THE CROSSROADS (White)

NYCE: MANIAC (Nyce)

POUND STERLING: LONDON HUSTLER (London Hustle)

STYLAH: DECADE (So Empire)

NAS Featuring BUSTA RHYMES: FRIED CHICKEN (Sony)

CUBBIEBEAR: THE HULK (The Rape)

THE RITZ: HEARTLESS (Lab Oh)

SIR SMURF LIL: THE LORD’S CHORUS (Grindstone)

NAZ T Featuring BENNY BIZZLE: NO GUNS, JUST ROSES (Blessed)

J RAWLS & MIDDLE CHILD: TIL THE SUN COMES (Groove Attack)