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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