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Thursday, 24 June 2010

SUMMER MEGABASH AT KOROVA, ABERDEEN, THIS SUNDAY

JUST BUGGIN. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 23/6/10

















MARK DEVLIN
JUST BUGGIN’ ON OXFORD’S FM107.9 (WWW.FM1079.COM)
PLAYLIST FOR WEDNESDAY 23RD JUNE 2010


To listen again (ad-free!), just click on the following Download links
(To Download, just click on the arrow icon in the top bar of each track.)

Part 1:


Part 2:


DRAKE Featuring JAY-Z: LIGHT UP

FASHAWN Featuring TALIB KWELI: LIFE'S A BITCH

FUNKY DL Featuring PYRELLI: TOGETHER

GAME: SLANGIN' ROCKS

MARCO POLO Featuring GRAND DADDY I U: THE VET

KLASHNEKOFF: KLASH ANTHEM

EMINEM: GOING THROUGH CHANGES

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
ETERNIA & MOSS: THE HALF

THE ROOTS: RADIO DAZE

SLUM VILLAGE Featuring COLIN MONROE: FASTER

OLD TO THE NEW:
DEAD PREZ: HIP HOP

DEAD PREZ: FAR FROM OVA

CENTRI: A.W.A.L.L

SAM KHAN: SPELL MY NAME

ILLA GHEE Featuring BIG NOYD: HARDBODY (DJ SKIZZ REMIX)

DJ MIX: MARK DEVLIN'S PETE ROCK BEATMASTERS MIX, PART TWO
PETE ROCK Featuring INI: THE LIFE I LIVE
PETE ROCK Featuring LORDS OF THE UNDERGROUND: BEST KEPT SECRET
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: STRAIGHTEN IT OUT
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: FOR PETE'S SAKE
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: I'LL TAKE YOU THERE
NOTORIOUS BIG: JUICY (PETE ROCK REMIX INSTRUMENTAL)
PETE ROCK Featuring LOOSE ENDS: TAKE YOUR TIME
SLICK RICK: IT'S A BOY (PETE ROCK REMIX)
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: GOOD LIFE
HEAVY D & THE BOYZ Featuring BIG DADDY KANE, PETE ROCK & Q-TIP: DON'T CURSE
TOM SCOTT: TODAY
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH. THEY REMINISCE OVER YOU (T.R.O.Y)
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: THE CREATOR

DJ 456/ DEF/ SAVANT OF RAREBREED: DONE WITH '09

THE ROOTS: DOIN' IT AGAIN

EMINEM: ON FIRE

ETERNIA & MOSS Featuring RAH DIGGA & RAGE: THE BBQ (ORIGINAL)

RIVER NELSON: BEAUTIFUL LIFE

JIMMY SCREECH: TELL ME

DRAKE Featuring YOUNG JEEZY: UNFORGETTABLE

Monday, 21 June 2010

PETE ROCK BEATMASTERS MIX













It's Soul Brother Number One Pete Rock's 40th birthday today, so here's a little sumthin' to mark the occasion.

The latest instalment in the Beatmasters Mix series consists of all the big beats, productions and remixes of one of the best that ever did it. If you remember, reminisce. If you don't, check it out and find out how it used to be done! The full track listings is below, and here's where to listen or download it (To download, just click on the small arrow icon in the bar.)



MARK DEVLIN'S BEATMASTERS MIX: PETE ROCK

RAHZEL: ALL I KNOW
BRAND NUBIAN: SLOW DOWN (PETE ROCK REMIX)
DAS EFX: REAL HIP HOP (PETE ROCK REMIX)
JERU THA DAMAJA: CAN'T STOP THE PROPHET (PETE ROCK REMIX)
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: I GOT A LOVE (INSTRUMENTAL)
SLUM VILLAGE: ONCE UPON A TIME
BIG L Featuring MISS JONES: HOLDING IT DOWN
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: BACK ON THE BLOCK
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH Featuring MISS JONES: SOUL SURVIVOR
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: THE MAIN INGREDIENT (INSTRUMENTAL)
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: THE MAIN INGREDIENT
RUN DMC: DOWN WITH THE KING (PETE ROCK REMIX)
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: GOOD LIFE
HEAVY D & THE BOYZ Featuring KOOL G RAP & GRAND PUBA: DON'T CURSE
HOUSE OF PAIN: JUMP AROUND (PETE ROCK REMIX)
NAS: THE WORLD IS YOURS
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: I GOT A LOVE
PETE ROCK Featuring INI: THE LIFE I LIVE
PETE ROCK Featuring LORDS OF THE UNDERGROUND: BEST KEPT SECRET
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: STRAIGHTEN IT OUT
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: FOR PETE'S SAKE
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: I'LL TAKE YOU THERE
NOTORIOUS BIG: JUICY (PETE ROCK REMIX INSTRUMENTAL)
PETE ROCK Featuring LOOSE ENDS: TAKE YOUR TIME
SLICK RICK: IT'S A BOY (PETE ROCK REMIX)
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: GOOD LIFE
HEAVY D & THE BOYZ Featuring BIG DADDY KANE, PETE ROCK & Q-TIP: DON'T CURSE
TOM SCOTT: TODAY
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH. THEY REMINISCE OVER YOU (T.R.O.Y)
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: THE CREATOR

Thursday, 17 June 2010

MD'S CLUB DATES. JUNE/ JULY '10



































Friday 18th June
DISCO MASH @
The Second Bridge, Bath
(10.30pm-2.45am)

Saturday 19th June
KING PIN @
The Apartment, Swindon

Friday 25th June
THE LICK @
Du Theatre, Bern, SWITZERLAND

Saturday 26th June
BRIDGE @
The Bridge, Oxford
(10.30pm-3am)

Sunday 27th June
SUMMER MEGABASH @
Korova, Aberdeen, SCOTLAND

Saturday 2nd July
SMOOVE @
Ministry Of Sound, Papas Beach Club, Hurghada, EGYPT

Tuesday 6th July
SOUL CITY @
Simple, San Antonio, IBIZA

Wednesday 7th July
FIESTA @
Bikini, Barcelona, SPAIN

Saturday 10th July
THE VAULTS @
The Second Bridge, Bath
(10.30pm-3am)

Friday 16th July
T.F.I.F @
The Living Room, Oxford
(10.30pm-2am)

Saturday 24th July
SATURDAYS @
Mirage, Aylesbury
(10pm-3am)

Saturday 31st July
BRIDGE @
The Bridge, Oxford
(10.30pm-3am)

JUST BUGGIN. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 16/6/10

















MARK DEVLIN
JUST BUGGIN’ ON OXFORD’S FM107.9 (WWW.FM1079.COM)
PLAYLIST FOR WEDNESDAY 16TH JUNE 2010


To listen again (ad-free!), just click on the following Download links
(To Download, just click on the arrow icon in the top bar of each track.)

Part 1:

Part 2:



EMINEM: GOING THROUGH CHANGES

SWAY: BLOW THE WHISTLE

GAME: SLANGIN' ROCKS

DEAD PREZ: FAR FROM OVA

MARCO POLO Featuring GRAND DADDY I U: THE VET

KLASHNEKOFF: KLASH ANTHEM

DRAKE Featuring JAY-Z: LIGHT UP

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
ETERNIA & MOSS Featuring TIYE PHOENIX & JEAN GRAE: THE BBQ (REMIX)

DJ 456/ DEF/ SAVANT OF RAREBREED: DONE WITH '09

SLUM VILLAGE Featuring COLIN MONROE: FASTER

OLD TO THE NEW:
DIAMOND D: BEST KEPT SECRET

DIAMOND D: SUPERMAN

JIMMY SCREECH: SOMETHING'S MISSING

GREENJADE: FATHER'S DAY

RIVER NELSON: ALWAYS WINTER

CENTRI: A.W.A.L.L

ILLA GHEE Featuring BIG NOYD: HARDBODY (DJ SKIZZ REMIX)

DRAKE Featuring YOUNG JEEZY: UNFORGETTABLE

TAB ONE & LEFTY: INDY

NAS: HEY YOUNG WORLD

RIVER NELSON: HOLD ON

THE ROOTS: DEAR GOD

DJ MIX: MARK DEVLIN'S PETE ROCK BEATMASTERS MIX, PART ONE
RAHZEL: ALL I KNOW
BRAND NUBIAN: SLOW DOWN (PETE ROCK REMIX)
DAS EFX: REAL HIP HOP (PETE ROCK REMIX)
JERU THA DAMAJA: CAN'T STOP THE PROPHET (PETE ROCK REMIX)
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: I GOT A LOVE (INSTRUMENTAL)
SLUM VILLAGE: ONCE UPON A TIME
BIG L Featuring MISS JONES: HOLDING IT DOWN
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: BACK ON THE BLOCK
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH Featuring MISS JONES: SOUL SURVIVOR
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: THE MAIN INGREDIENT (INSTRUMENTAL)
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: THE MAIN INGREDIENT
RUN DMC: DOWN WITH THE KING (PETE ROCK REMIX)
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: GOOD LIFE
HEAVY D & THE BOYZ Featuring KOOL G RAP & GRAND PUBA: DON'T CURSE
HOUSE OF PAIN: JUMP AROUND (PETE ROCK REMIX)
NAS: THE WORLD IS YOURS
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: I GOT A LOVE

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

PETE ROCK BEATMASTERS MIX


The vinyl vaults have been raided, and the latest addition to the Beatmasters mix series is here. This one's all about the productions and remixes of Soul Brother Number One, the mighty Pete Rock, on the occasion of his 40th birthday this month. For those that like their hip-hop solid and uncompromised!

If you remember, reminisce. If you don't, check it out and find out how it used to be done! The full track listings is below, and here's where to listen or download it (To download, just click on the small arrow icon in the bar.)


MARK DEVLIN'S BEATMASTERS MIX: PETE ROCK

RAHZEL: ALL I KNOW
BRAND NUBIAN: SLOW DOWN (PETE ROCK REMIX)
DAS EFX: REAL HIP HOP (PETE ROCK REMIX)
JERU THA DAMAJA: CAN'T STOP THE PROPHET (PETE ROCK REMIX)
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: I GOT A LOVE (INSTRUMENTAL)
SLUM VILLAGE: ONCE UPON A TIME
BIG L Featuring MISS JONES: HOLDING IT DOWN
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: BACK ON THE BLOCK
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH Featuring MISS JONES: SOUL SURVIVOR
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: THE MAIN INGREDIENT (INSTRUMENTAL)
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: THE MAIN INGREDIENT
RUN DMC: DOWN WITH THE KING (PETE ROCK REMIX)
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: GOOD LIFE
HEAVY D & THE BOYZ Featuring KOOL G RAP & GRAND PUBA: DON'T CURSE
HOUSE OF PAIN: JUMP AROUND (PETE ROCK REMIX)
NAS: THE WORLD IS YOURS
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: I GOT A LOVE
PETE ROCK Featuring INI: THE LIFE I LIVE
PETE ROCK Featuring LORDS OF THE UNDERGROUND: BEST KEPT SECRET
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: STRAIGHTEN IT OUT
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: FOR PETE'S SAKE
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: I'LL TAKE YOU THERE
NOTORIOUS BIG: JUICY (PETE ROCK REMIX INSTRUMENTAL)
PETE ROCK Featuring LOOSE ENDS: TAKE YOUR TIME
SLICK RICK: IT'S A BOY (PETE ROCK REMIX)
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: GOOD LIFE
HEAVY D & THE BOYZ Featuring BIG DADDY KANE, PETE ROCK & Q-TIP: DON'T CURSE
TOM SCOTT: TODAY
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH. THEY REMINISCE OVER YOU (T.R.O.Y)
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: THE CREATOR

Thursday, 10 June 2010

JUST BUGGIN. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 9/6/10

















MARK DEVLIN
JUST BUGGIN’ ON OXFORD’S FM107.9 (WWW.FM1079.COM)
PLAYLIST FOR WEDNESDAY 9TH JUNE 2010


To listen again (ad-free!), just click on the following Download links
(To Download, just click on the arrow icon in the top bar of each track.)

Part 1:

Part 2 (Includes DJ Pete B mix):


JAMIE FOXX Featuring JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE & T.I: WINNER

VERBAL KENT Featuring LANCE AMBU: EXAMPLES

TAB ONE & LEFTY: INDY

SLUM VILLAGE Featuring COLIN MONROE: FASTER

DRAKE Featuring JAY-Z: LIGHT UP

NAS: HEY YOUNG WORLD

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
MARCO POLO Featuring GRAND DADDY I U: THE VET

DIAMOND D: SUPERMAN

CHIMA ANYA: EXCLUSIVE JUST BUGGIN' FREESTYLE

GREENJADE: FATHER'S DAY

OLD TO THE NEW:
EMINEM: '97 BONNIE & CLYDE

EMINEM: GOING THROUGH CHANGES

RIVER NELSON: HOLD ON

DRAKE Featuring YOUNG JEEZY: UNFORGETTABLE

J. COLE: WHO DAT

DJ MIX: PETE B (BATH) STOOPID FRESH REGGAE MIX, PART 2

GFRSH: AFAR

RIVER NELSON: ALWAYS WINTER

THE ROOTS: DEAR GOD

A.G: WHY AM I STILL HERE

GAME: SLANGIN' ROCKS

BLACK SHEEP: BIRDS OF A FEATHER

HEZEKIAH: FIRED UP!

TEMPA: 40 BARS FREESTYLE

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

PICS FROM SOUL TRAIN'S 12TH BIRTHDAY @ RADOST FX, PRAGUE, SAT 5/6/10



Click here to see the full set.

VINTAGE RADIO TAPE RIPS - NEW BATCH


























































A bunch of radio tape rips from back in the day. Many of these have been posted before, and are here again for anyone who may have missed them. They're interspersed with a handful of new nuggets, too.

Plenty of Mike Allen from Capital Radio in the mid-80s. A particular highlight, meanwhile, is the earliest known recording of Westwood on the London pirate LWR waaaay back in July 1984 - unless anyone has one from even earlier??


Mike Allen Hip Hop/ Electro shows, Capital Radio, London

Mike Allen Best of 1985
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ghiftu

Mike Allen Best of 1986
http://www.sendspace.com/file/hsbqw2

Mike Allen 17_10_86 P1
http://www.sendspace.com/file/a2rs8k

Mike Allen Capital Radio 17_10_86 P2
http://www.sendspace.com/file/lpa0ni

Mike Allen Capital Radio 17_10_86 P3
http://www.sendspace.com/file/33g0ex


**

Westwood on LWR, London, mid-80s

Westwood LWR July 1984
http://www.sendspace.com/file/f09ns6

Westwood LWR 1985
http://www.sendspace.com/file/kg7i4bS

**

Jeff Young's Big Beat, Radio 1, January 1988

Jeff Young 1_1_88 P1
http://www.sendspace.com/file/l9gae0

Jeff Young 1_1_88 P2
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ma4qgh

Jeff Young 1_1_88 P3
http://www.sendspace.com/file/etzsbf

**


The Swing Shift, Galaxy 101, Bristol, mid-90s

DJ Diggz year-end mix 1996
http://www.sendspace.com/file/vxq2wt

DJ Lynx classic mixes 1996
http://www.sendspace.com/file/lv4n3l

DJ Lynx year-end mix 1996
http://www.sendspace.com/file/i95746

Mark Devlin year-end mix 1996
http://www.sendspace.com/file/gy57ql

Swing Shift 13_9_96
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ulmogg

Swing Shift 14_3_97 (Notorious BIG tribute)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/hlxws5

Swing Shift Ragga Selection Jun 97
http://www.sendspace.com/file/uhg0kh

Friday, 4 June 2010

MD's CLUB DATES, JUNE/ JULY 2010



































Saturday 5th June
SOUL TRAIN 12TH BIRTHDAY PARTY @
Radost FX, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

Saturday 12th June
BRIDGE @
The Bridge, Oxford
(10.30pm-3am)

Friday 18th June
DISCO MASH @
The Second Bridge, Bath
(10.30pm-2.45am)

Saturday 19th June
FUNK @
The Apartment, Swindon

Saturday 26th June
BRIDGE @
The Bridge, Oxford
(10.30pm-3am)

Sunday 27th June
SUMMER MEGABASH @
Korova, Aberdeen, SCOTLAND

Saturday 3rd July
SMOOVE @
Ministry Of Sound, Papas Beach Club, Hurghada, EGYPT

Tuesday 6th July
SOUL CITY @
Simple, San Antonio, IBIZA

Wednesday 7th July
FIESTA @
Bikini, Barcelona, SPAIN

Saturday 10th July
THE VAULTS @
The Second Bridge, Bath
(10.30pm-3am)

Friday 16th July
T.F.I.F @
The Living Room, Oxford
(10.30pm-2am)

Saturday 24th July
SATURDAYS @
Mirage, Aylesbury
(10pm-3am)

Saturday 31st July
BRIDGE @
The Bridge, Oxford
(10.30pm-3am)

Thursday, 3 June 2010

SOUL TRAIN 12TH ANNIVERSARY @ RADOST FX, PRAGUE, SAT 5TH JUNE 2010

JUST BUGGIN. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 2/6/10

















MARK DEVLIN
JUST BUGGIN’ ON OXFORD’S FM107.9 (WWW.FM1079.COM)
PLAYLIST FOR WEDNESDAY 2ND JUNE 2010


To listen again (ad-free!), just click on the following Download links
(To Download, just click on the arrow icon in the top bar of each track.)


Part 1:

Part 2:


BABY BLUE Featuring WRETCH 32: RUN

NAS: HEY YOUNG WORLD

TALIB KWELI: PAPERS PLEASE

CHIMA ANYA: EXCLUSIVE JUST BUGGIN' FREESTYLE

TEMPA: 40 BARS FREESTYLE

J. COLE: WHO DAT

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
TAB ONE & LEFTY: INDY

THAD REID: OWWW

GFRSH: AFAR

RAIN Featuring TIPPA IRIE & MONEY MAY: GUN PLAY

OLD TO THE NEW:
THE ROOTS Featuring ERYKAH BADU: YOU GOT ME

THE ROOTS: DEAR GOD

TY: HEART IS BREAKING

MELANIE FIONA: IT KILLS ME (BREAKAGE REMIX)

DIAMOND D: SUPERMAN

DJ MIX: PETE B (BATH) STOOPID FRESH REGGAE MIX

A.G: WHY AM I STILL HERE

BLACK SHEEP: BIRDS OF A FEATHER

GAME: SLANGIN' ROCKS

HEZEKIAH: FIRED UP!

HEATHER B: THE GAME DON'T STOP

LITTLE BROTHER Featuring KHRYSIS: GET ENOUGH PT 2

MF GRIMM: I AM KING

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

MD'S DIARY, MAY '10


















































































































The first day of May is filled with all kinds of mystical, mythical and supernatural relevance. In modern times, Mayday has also become popular for demonstrations, and sadly, the farcically-named 'English Defence League' decided to adopt Saturday 1st for an 'anti-Islam' march in Aylesbury. The crew's reputaton preceded them, causing the police to 'strongly advise', (ie: force) virually all shops, restaurants, bars and clubs to shut down for the day, essentially rendering the town a no-go zone. This included Mirage Club where I was set to DJ for the night. It's a shame the EDL's 'Defence' principle doesn't extend to the livelihoods of all the English people who lost a day's work due to their heavy-handed approach ... not that such a thought would enter their bald, thick-necked heads, of course.

Things could only get better, as they say. Happily, on Bank Holiday Sunday they did. This marked the 40th birthday bash for Marcia Bruley, who happens to be the sister of superstar DJ Trevor Nelson. Marcy's married to Ian, aka Bru, the former art director of Blues & Soul magazine who I worked with for many years, and he'd asked if I would DJ on the night. It was a pleasure. With mature music connoisseurs in the place, I was able to leave all current garbage out and drop a heavy selection of soul, funk, ragga, garage and 90s R&B. Parveen had come out of clubbing retirement for the night, too. The turn-out at Arch Angel in Kensington was immense, and Mrs. Nelson Senior even took a turn on the mic as Marcy's birthday cake emerged.

The following weekend offered another reason as to why I should consider changing my name to Mark 'Lucky' Devlin. In April, I'd missed out on a trip to New York through picking the one weekend of the year when all transatlantic flights were grounded by the volcanic ash cloud. On Saturday 8th, further activity saw a new cloud drifting over Spanish air space, preventing me from getting to Valencia to play that night's party at Gandhara. Not that this became apparent until I and several hundred others had already spent five tedious hours at Gatwick Airport. Easyjet waited until the very last minute to admit defeat and announce the flight as cancelled. Arriving home at 10.30pm after another wasted Saturday, there was only one thing for it - head straight to the pub.

Wednesday 12th was my birthday, and the high point was my 16-month-old daughter trotting in and handing me a present and a Happy Birthday Daddy card, which she'd written in, (with a bit of help from her Mum.) Otherwise, it was a regular work day, culminating in my radio show at 10pm. This turned out to be one of the liveliest I'd ever done, with both Oxford rapper Chima Anya in the house, (check out his critically-acclaimed 'New Day' album, now released,) plus Bristol MC Termz and full crew. A lot of spontaneous freestyle action jumped off, with the two hours zipping by in a flash. It's all available to listen back to right here.

Part 1:

Part 2:


A couple of nights later, Bath was on the agenda for a return to The Second Bridge. The Vaults area, where I play, has just benefited from a new DVD plasma screen, strobe lights and a re-positioning of the DJ booth, all of which brought welcome improvements.

Saturday 15th was an unusual day, and a highly fulflling one. I headed with my Dad for a day at London's Brixton Academy, where controversial author David Icke was giving an all-day presentation. My Dad's a heavy reader, and he got me into Icke's stuff a while back. 20 years ago, the guy was branded a nutter who had quite clearly lost his mind, (Icke that is, not my Dad.) It's incredible how far the tide has turned, however, with armies of intelligent, questioning people now paying real attention to what he talks about. The sell-out attendance in Brixton and the rock star status with which he was applauded was testament to this.

There are two levels to what Icke talks about. The first is to point out that the gulf between what we're told is going on in this world by the mainstream media, and what's really happening is absolutely immense. Politicians and 'world leaders' are mere puppets and figureheads for the real agenda. A lot of people now go along with this.

The second level is what leaves a lot of folk behind. This relates to 'time' and 'reality' as we understand them, and how neither of these are truly as they appear to be. Admittedly, this is radical stuff, which requires a lot of leaving behind of conventional thought to get your head around. Either way, it was a fascinating day. A shame there was nothing available to eat in Brixton Road other than fried chicken, but there you go.

On Tuesday 18th, I was able to head to Belgium on magazine business in the sure knowledge that the goddam volcano wasn't going to scupper my travel again. This time, I went by Eurostar from St Pancras to Brussels. From there, I headed to Louvain-La-Neuve, a town which consists almost entirely of a university campus. Belgium's fascinating for being tri-lingual; all signs and announcements appear in Flemish, French and English. Nevertheless, I used the trip to test out some of my rusty French. While I'm hard-pressed to hold a conversation for more than a minute, I was happy that I was able to make myself understood.

The sweltering weekend of the 21st/ 22nd involved two long DJing shifts, at Westow House in Crystal Palace, South London, and Mirage in Aylesbury. In both cases, the hot weather had seemingly caused folk to hit the spots early to get their drink on. On the Monday, Parveen, Zaina and myself joined my folks for a few days' fam holiday in Torquay. With Zaina waking at dawn, clubbing and late nights were firmly off the agenda. I also managed to spend four days without going on the internet, which must be something of a personal record.

Back down to business for the last weekend, Saturday 29th saw Parveen and myself dragging our friends Claire and Paul to The Bridge in Oxford to mark Claire's birthday. Then, on Bank Holiday Monday, I headed to the radio for another instalment of Urban Anthems. It's a show I greatly look forward to putting together, and I'd spent Sunday going through some old vinyl, with crystal-clear memories ringing round my head as clearly as the tunes. The selection consisted of the usual eclectic mix of street soul, hip-hop, new jack swing, jungle, soulful house and slow jams. Naturally, there's a strong emphasis on the 90s, the best decade of 'em all! If you missed it, the Listen Again links are below. Reminisce and enjoy:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:


... and that was May.

RADIO PROMO: SOUL TRAIN 12TH BIRTHDAY @ RADOST FX, PRAGUE, 5/6/10


A Czech radio promo for the 12th birthday party of Soul Train, happening at Radost FX in Prague on Saturday 5th June 2010. Mark Devlin joins big dog residents Rico and Big J.

Click here to hear it.

URBAN ANTHEMS. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 31/5/10














MARK DEVLIN. URBAN ANTHEMS ON FM1079, (WWW.FM1079.COM)
PLAYLIST FOR BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY, 31ST MAY 2010, 7-10pm

The show was fire. Every kind of music for every kind of people. Hip hop, R&B, jungle, ragga, soulful house and slow jams. Pure feel-good classics all the way.

Just hit the links below to listen again. (To download, just click on the small arrow icon at the top of the bar.)

Part 1:


Part 2:


Part 3:



DJ JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE: SUMMERTIME

ICE CUBE: IT WAS A GOOD DAY

MONTELL JORDAN: THIS IS HOW WE DO IT

ERIC GABLE: PROCESS OF ELIMINATION

JOHNNY GILL: RUB YOU THE RIGHT WAY

BON GARCON: IF YOU NEED A MAN

BEENIE MAN Featuring MS. THING: DUDE

MS. THING: REGULAR

BABY CHAM: VITAMIN S

ELEPHANT MAN: BAD MAN

ELEPHANT MAN Featuring BONECRUSHER, LIL JON & KIPRICH: JOOK GAL

SUNSHINE ANDERSON: HEARD IT ALL BEFORE

CRAIG MACK: HEARD IT ALL BEFORE

MISSY ELLIOTT Featuring JAY-Z & LUDACRIS: ONE MINUTE MAN

VIOLATOR Featuring BUSTA RHYMES: WHAT IT IS

NERD: LAPDANCE

LIL MO Featuring FABOLOUS: SUPERWOMAN

JAY-Z: PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT (INTERLUDE)

THE GAME: HIGHER

BUSTA RHYMES: TURN IT UP: FIRED UP

CYPRESS HILL: HOW I COULD JUST KILL A MAN

NAUGHTY BY NATURE: UPTOWN ANTHEM

BLACK SHEEP: THE CHOICE IS YOURS

FREEWAY: FLIPSIDE

JAY-Z Featuring FREEWAY: WHAT WE DO

THE BRAIDS: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

TWISTA & KANYE WEST: SLOW JAMZ

DESTINY'S CHILD: SAY MY NAME

USHER: YOU MAKE ME WANNA

JAHEIM: JUST IN CASE

RUPEE: TEMPTED TO TOUCH

EBON-E Featuring BEENIE MAN: PRIDE & JOY

CROOKLYN CLAN: LADIES

BEENIE MAN: KING OF THE DANCEHALL

VYBZ CARTEL: MI FI A DWEET

MR. EASY: PULL UP

FRANKIE KNUCKLES Presents SATOSHIE TOMIIE: TEARS

STERLING VOID: RUNAWAY GIRL

TEN CITY: THAT'S THE WAY LOVE IS

JENNA G: IN LOVE

ZED BIAS: NEIGHBOURHOOD

DJ DEEKLINE: I DON'T SMOKE

DMX: SLIPPIN'

REDMAN: TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT

BLACK MOON: GOT CHA OPIN

DOMINO: GETTO JAM

2PAC: ME AGAINST THE WORLD

AALIYAH: MORE THAN A WOMAN

Y EN VEE: CHOCOLATE

ALEXANDER O' NEAL: IF YOU WERE HERE TONIGHT

SOUL II SOUL: JAZZIE'S GROOVE