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Monday, 29 October 2012

OXFORDSHIRE GUARDIAN MUSIC COLUMN, 29/10/12




It would clearly sound more at home on a yacht in the Mediterranean in August, than anywhere in Britain in November, but the newest offering from the Atjazz Record Company is easy on the ear in any surroundings. 'Make It Brighter' by Mellow Baku and The Friday People has just that effect on your day when you give it a spin. It's a slice of deep and soulful house, but not in the gospel-ish U.S vein. Instead it employs Brazilian-flavoured jazz rhythms in a variety of mixes. On a similar note is 'Lounging Rhodes', meanwhile, by Kroiterkopf, who you might imagine to be a contemporary of German legends Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream. The Rhodes bit is presumably a reference to the famous piano, as it makes a strong appearance throughout this cool, blissed-out groove.


It's getting harder to find any meaningful content in most hip-hop artists' output these days, and I often wonder if the world really needs another track talking about getting wasted and throwing up money in a strip club to go with the other several million. Thankfully, there are still many great rappers on the underground circuit who don't concern themselves with mainstream appeal, and just go ahead and say what they feel needs saying. One is the Sicilian-born, Philadelphia-raised MC Vinnie Paz, who's gained quite a following. His hard-hitting, abrasive style won't be to everyone's taste, but if you like call-it-as-you-see-it style lyricism, his new 'God Of The Serengeti' album won't disappoint, particularly the marathon seven-minute 'You Can't Be Neutral On A Moving Train.'


For two hours of music of the type you rarely hear anywhere else these days, be sure to tune into my weekly show on OX105FM. It's called The Sound Of Now, and runs every Saturday from 6 to 8pm. I don't worry too much about genres and labels. The philosophy is, if it's good, it's on. If it's bland and formulaic, I'm happy to let someone else play it!  I also do a strong line in revival throwbacks each week; you're guaranteed to have some memories rushing back. If you're outside of the area, you can always tune in via the listen live function here. Catch you at the weekend!

MD'S CLUB/ RADIO DATES, NOV/ DEC '12


Saturday 3rd November
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 3rd November
The Living Room, Bristol

Saturday 10th November
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 10th November
The Earl, The Second Bridge, Bath

Sunday 11th November
Planet X, Radio City Talk, Liverpool (8-10pm)

Friday 16th November
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Saturday 17th November
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)


Saturday 17th November
Soul Train, Radost FX, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

Saturday 24th November
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 24th November
The Living Room, Bristol

Friday 30th November
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Saturday 1st December
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 1st December
The Living Room, Bristol

Friday 7th December
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Saturday 8th December
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 8th December
TT Mobiles Christmas Party, Steventon House Hotel, Abingdon

Saturday 15th December
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 15th December
The Earl, The Second Bridge, Bath

Friday 21st December
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Saturday 22nd December
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 22nd December
The Living Room, Bristol




MD AT SOUL TRAIN, RADOST FX, PRAGUE, SAT 17TH NOVEMBER



All set for a return to the Soul Train party at Radost FX in Prague, Czech Republic next month.

GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST VOL. 7: LONG LASTIN'


Long Lastin' is a London-born veteran hip-hop and reggae producer, who also spent time working in Bristol. Always an alternative thinker, several years ago his spiritual side kicked in, and more recently, his raised consciousness allowed him to see through the deceptive veil of the mainstream music industry. 

In this instalment, he talks to Mark Devlin for over an hour of his experiences, observations and outlooks on the industry's manipulative techniques. He also touches on wider aspects of its occult agenda, and how it feeds into other aspects of life and reality. More no-holds-barred conversation for grown-up people who aren't afraid to think for themselves!


Monday, 22 October 2012

THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 20/10/12



THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2012


Listen Again/ Download links:




NAS VS. ARYLYSSA: HARD TO LOVE SOMEBODY (BENNY PAGE REMIX)

MISHA B: DO YOU THINK OF ME (BENNY PAGE REMIX)

KEISHA WHITE: BUTTERFLIES (MATT 'JAM' LAMONT CLUB MIX)

MICHAEL WOODS FEAT. ESTER DEAN: WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN (SUNSHIP REMIX)

KANYE WEST: WHITE DRESS

TERRACE MARTIN FEAT. PUNCH: IT'S REAL

BENEFICENCE. PUT IT ON THE WIRE

SUBSTANTIAL FEAT. KENN STARR & KOKAY: GRATEFUL

OLD TO THE NEW:
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: THE MAIN INGREDIENT (1994)

CL SMOOTH. ASK ABOUT ME

SYRON: BREAKING

KROITERKOPF. LOUNGING RHODES 

UP YOURS: TONIGHT

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
JESSE RIVERA. ONE DAY 

JNO: GOOD LIFE (JUAN PACIFICO LONG MIX)

DR MEAKER: FIGHTER (UNREAL MIX) 

THE SOUND OF THEN:

DE LA SOUL: BUDDY (REMIX) (1989)

JUNGLE BROTHERS: DOIN' OUR OWN THING (REMIX) (1990)

MONIE LOVE: I CAN DO THIS (1989)

SPIN DOCTORS: MARK DEVLIN'S BEATMASTERS MIX: PETE ROCK (PART 2)

THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 13/10/12



THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2012


Listen Again/ Download links:




MISHA B: DO YOU THINK OF ME (BENNY PAGE REMIX)

KEISHA WHITE: BUTTERFLIES (MATT 'JAM' LAMONT CLUB MIX)

DR MEAKER: FIGHTER (UNREAL MIX) 

MICHAEL WOODS FEAT. ESTER DEAN: WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN (SUNSHIP REMIX)

DJ KHALED FEAT. NAS, SCARFACE & DJ PREMIER: HIP HOP

MURS & FASHAWN: THE OTHER SIDE

MISSY ELLIOTT FEAT. TIMBALAND: 9TH INNING

OLD TO THE NEW:
MARY J BLIGE: REMINISCE (BAD BOY REMIX)

MARY J BLIGE FEAT. JERMAINE DUPRI: EVERYDAY PEOPLE

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
NAUGHTY BOY FEAT. EMELI SANDE: WONDER (KIDNAP KID REMIX)

SYRON: BREAKING

UP YOURS: TONIGHT

JNO: GOOD LIFE (JUAN PACIFICO LONG MIX)

YO YO HONEY: GROOVE ON 2012 (SOULPERSONA REMIX)

LYRICA ANDERSON FEAT. MISSY ELLIOTT: MIXTAPE

BENEFICIENCE FEAT MASTA ACE & TOTAL ECLIPSE: REALITY VS FICTION (ROCK ON)

MONTAGE ONE FEAT. THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE & YAHZARAH: LIE 1

THE SOUND OF THEN:
CLUB NOUVEAU: LEAN ON ME (1987)

GO GO LORENZO & THE DAVIS PINCKNEY PROJECT: YOU CAN DANCE (IF YOU WANT TO) (1986)

SWEET TEE: IT'S LIKE THAT Y'ALL (1987)

MACEO & THE MACKS: CROSS THE TRACK (WE BETTER GO BACK) (1973)

EN VOGUE: MY LOVIN' (1992)

SPIN DOCTORS: MARK DEVLIN'S BEATMASTERS MIX: PETE ROCK (PART 1)

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

OXFORDSHIRE GUARDIAN MUSIC COLUMN, 15/10/12



Rather than a single artist, Dr. Meaker is a group hailing from Bristol who deal in the style of D&B that I love - the melodic soulful stuff with exquisite samples, in contrast to the dark, moody fare that makes club managers start looking for the nearest doorman. I hammered their 'Music Of The Night' heavily on my OX105FM show (Saturdays 6-8pm) earlier in the year. They've now come with 'Fighter' in a similar musical vein, which has a variety of versions. The Unreal Mix is the one I've been dealing with. Highly recommended for fans of imaginative, boundary-pushing tuneage. 


There have been some highly creative pairings in underground hip-hop in the past few years; Chubb Rock & Wordsmith, Edo G & Masta Ace, KRS One and Bumpy Knuckles. More recently, Nas & Damian Marley and Jay-Z & Kanye West have taken up the format, though with mixed-quality results! The latest affiliation sees fellow Californian MCs Murs and Fashawn join forces for a volume entitled 'This Generation'. It's full of creative lyricism over impactive beats of the type that keeps the true essence of the art form alive, with the final track 'The Other side' as a real highlight.


In the same way that Mary J Blige's current cover of Arrested Development's 'People Everyday' might be cited as pointless by some, certain techno purists may feel the same about JNO's new reworking of Inner City's 1988 evergreen 'Good Life'. It does have its merits, though, the contemporary production style making what was always a great song sound fresh for these times, and opening up its appeal to those too young to remember it from first time around.


Missy Elliott has announced her return to the game with the single '9th Inning', as announced in the last column. She appears to be jumping back on the cameo duties for which she was always known, too, cropping up on the track 'Mixtape' by Lyrica Anderson. She's a new artist signed to Timbaland's Mosley Music Group label, hence the Missy connection, and the song is a laid-back organic head-nodder of the type that's now quite rare. A useful antidote to the abrasive electronic sound that still sadly dominates!

MARK DEVLIN

Thursday, 11 October 2012

MD 80s GROOVES REVIVAL MIX



The smaller cousin of the 90s Golden Era mix - a rip through some great 80s soul, funk and electro!
CLUB NOUVEAU: LEAN ON ME 
CASHFLOW: MINE ALL MINE
FATBACK BAND: I FOUND LOVIN'
ORAN 'JUICE' JONES: THE RAIN
CHERYL LYNN: ENCORE
MAC BAND: ROSES ARE RED
STEVE ARRINGTON: FEEL SO REAL
GWEN GUTHRIE: AIN'T NOTHIN' GOING ON BUT THE RENT
COLONEL ABRAMS: TRAPPED
JOYCE SIMS: ALL AND ALL
HERBIE HANCOCK: ROCKIT
BOOKER NEWBURY III: LOVE TOWN

90S GOLDEN YEARS MIX



The ongoing spate of infantile 2000s garbage inspired me to go back to better days, better times, better music, so here's 70-odd minutes of flava (as we used to say) from the greatest decade of them all - hip-hop soul, new jack swing, REAL hip-hop! A proper nostalgia-fest for fellow old-school heads, and a worthwhile history lesson for the kids. THIS is what R&B and hip-hop REALLY sounds like!

BLACK GIRL: KRAZY (HIP HOP MIX) 
SWV FEAT. WU TANG CLAN: ANYTHING (REMIX) 
EN VOGUE: MY LOVIN' 
MARIAH CAREY FEAT. OL' D B: FANTASY (BAD BOY REMIX) 
ZHANE: GROOVE THING 
TONY TONI TONE FEAT. DJ QUIK: LET'S GET DOWN 
BON GARCON: IF YOU NEED A MAN 
PORTRAIT: HERE WE GO 
ERIC GABLE: PROCESS OF ELIMINATION 
MARY J BLIGE FEAT. NOTORIOUS BIG: REAL LOVE (BAD BOY REMIX) 
BEVERLEY KNIGHT: FLAVOUR OF THE OLD SCHOOL 
TRUCE: TREAT U RIGHT 
LOREN: REMEMBER 
TANYA VON: TONITE 
ZHANE: REQUEST LINE 
YVETTE MICHELLE: EVERY DAY & EVERY NIGHT 
JUNIOR MAFIA: PLAYERS ANTHEM 
PUFF DADDY & THE FAMILY: ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS 
BRIAN McKNIGHT FEAT. MASE: DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME 
SHAI FEAT. JAY-Z: DON'T WANT TO BE ALONE 
NAS FEAT. LAURYN HILL: IF I RULED THE WORLD 
SNOOP DOGGY DOGG: GIN & JUICE 
DR. DRE: KEEP THEIR HEADS RINGING 
LADY OF RAGE: AFRO PUFFS 
KRS ONE: SOUND OF DA POLICE 
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: THEY REMINISCE OVER YOU 
BLACK MOON: WHO GOT THE PROPS 
SOULS OF MISCHIEF: '93 TO INFINITY 
FUNKMASTER FLEX: SIX MILLION WAYS TO DIE 
SUPERCAT: GHETTO RED HOT 
KRISS KROSS: JUMP (SUPERCAT REMIX) 
ONYX: SLAM! 
MC LYTE: RUFFNECK 
NOTORIOUS BIG: PARTY & BULLSHIT

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

THE SWISH BALL, SWINDON, WITH JAZZIE B. SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER



The soulful Swish Ball returns to Swindon in a couple of weeks. Looking forward to dropping sounds alongside legend of the game Jazzie B. Dust off your best garms and get those tickets!

MARK DEVLIN TALK ON THE ILLUMINATI MUSIC INDUSTRY, AT THE RHYTHM INSTITUTE, LATVIA



Here's the video of my recent talk at the Rhythm Institute in Riga, my first public presentation on the manipulations and mind control techniques of the Illuminati music industry. It won't be popular with some - the truth rarely is - but, with things only getting worse, it's time certain things were said if this sick agenda is going to stand any chance of being exposed and reversed.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 6/10/12



THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2012


Listen Again/ Download links:




JNO. GOOD LIFE (JUAN PACIFICO LONG MIX)

DELILAH: SHADES OF GREY (MJ COLE REMIX)

DR MEAKER. FIGHTER (UNREAL MIX) 

UP YOURS: TONIGHT

MURS & FASHAWN: THE OTHER SIDE

MISSY ELLIOTT FEAT. TIMBALAND: 9TH INNING

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
MARY J BLIGE FEAT. JERMAINE DUPRI. EVERYDAY PEOPLE

OLD TO THE NEW:
LUPE FIASCO: KICK PUSH (2007)

LUPE FIASCO: AROUND MY WAY (FREEDOM AIN'T FREE)

POETIQUETTE: SOUL MELODY (YAM WHO REMIX)

DAVID SHAW FEAT. CAROLYN HARDING. WHEN LOVE CALLS (RAW MIX)

ROOM 806 FEAT. HOLI. DARKNESS (THE MOODYFREAKS INTO SOUL REMIX)

NY: TROPHY BOY (TODD EDWARDS REMIX)

DJ KHALED FEAT. NAS, SCARFACE & DJ PREMIER: HIP HOP

BENEFICIENCE FEAT MASTA ACE & TOTAL ECLIPSE. REALITY VS FICTION (ROCK ON)

MONTAGE ONE FEAT. THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE & YAHZARAH. LIE 1

THE SOUND OF THEN:
TOTAL FEAT. MISSY ELLIOTT: TRIPPIN' (1998)

BUSTA RHYMES: GIVE ME SOME MORE (1998)

OC FEAT. CHANGIN' FACES: CAN'T GO WRONG (1997)

RZA/ BOBBY DIGITAL: LOVE JONES (1998)

KELZ: SPECIAL (1997)

SPIN DOCTORS: MARK DEVLIN'S BEATMASTERS MIX: TEDDY RILEY (PART 2)

Saturday, 6 October 2012

MD'S CLUB/ RADIO DATES, OCT/ NOV '12



Saturday 6th October
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 6th October
The Earl, The Second Bridge, Bath

Thursday 11th October
The Living Room, Tower Bridge, London

Friday 12th October
Yates', Bicester

Saturday 13th October
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 13th October
The Living Room, Bristol

Thursday 18th October
The Living Room, Tower Bridge, London

Friday 19th October
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Saturday 20th October
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 20th October
Swish Ball (with Jazzie B), MECA Centre, Swindon

Thursday 25th October
The Living Room, Tower Bridge, London

Friday 26th October
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Saturday 27th October
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 3rd November
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 3rd November
The Living Room, Bristol

Saturday 10th November
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 10th November
The Earl, The Second Bridge, Bath

Friday 16th November
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Saturday 17th November
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 17th November
Soul Train, Radost FX, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

Saturday 24th November
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 24th November
The Living Room, Bristol

Friday 30th November
The Living Room, Milton Keynes



GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST VOL. 6: STEVE WILKS



Steve Wilks is a musician originally from St. Pauls, Bristol, and now relocated to Paris. His is a fascinating and challenging life story, which is borne out in his fearless, truthful music.

In this podcast instalment, Mark Devlin travels to Paris to chat to the man about so many aspects of the global control system and its New World Order agenda - particularly with regard to black people - and how the music industry feeds into the wider picture.

Snoop Dogg, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, Jay-Z, Damon Dash and others get addressed in direct, real talk of the sort rarely heard elsewhere. No sitting on the fence or beating about the bush with this one!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

MD'S DIARY BLOG, SEPTEMBER '12



A very varied month began with an end-of-season blast in Ibiza. I play the ultra-lively Soul City bar in San Antonio's West End every July, then come back for another blowout in September. This year's fell on Monday 3rd. Every night is Saturday in Ibiza. I've never had a bad night at Soul City, and I greatly enjoyed making the place bounce alongside residents Horse, Spina B and Ash ... even if the 6.30am walk back round the bay in an alcoholic haze took its usual toll. This is my tenth year of visiting Soul City, and next year, the spot celebrates 20 years since its initial inception as Simple. Here's a Black Sheep Mag piece on the subject:


Occasionally, the quirks of budget airlines make it cheaper to fly home via some third party location, and in this case, a three-hour stopover at Milan Malpensa airport before trawling back to Gatwick was on the cards. 

In recent times, I've become a big follower of the Red Ice Radio Network, an operation run from Sweden that gives an airing to all kinds of subjects not covered by the mainstream, ranging from the esoteric, truth and consciousness issues, through to 'conspiracy', and I'm far more likely to be absorbing one of its fascinating interviews when driving home from a gig, than listening to the traumatic noise that is Radio 1 or 1Xtra. At the end of August, I got the opportunity to chat to host Lana Lokteff for an hour about the manipulations of the mainstream music industry. Although there's much more I wanted to get into, (and naturally not everyone will accept what I put across), I received multiple feedback from people all over the world, suggesting it resonated big time. You can listen back to it on this link:

Back to more routine business, I felt inspired to put together a throwback revival mix focussing on some of the great soul, swing and hip hop music of the 90s, from before the rot set in. I was in a proper nostalgic zone putting it all together. You can cop that one from the Soundcloud page right here:


It also has a smaller cousin, a mix of great 80s soul, funk and electro grooves, which you can cop here:



On Thursday 13th, I set off on a multi-purpose trip to Latvia, hooking up with my homie and Latvian kingpin DJ Aiva. First assignment was one of those gigs that keeps you fresh and on-point as a DJ, where you get to play a style of music you're not normally associated with. I was booked to drop a two-hour house set at the city's Radio Bar. This ended up being mainly soulful, uplifting classics, with a few of the contemporary tracks that I play on my radio show dropped in. It was an inspiring experience to be a bit of a fish out of water for the night.


The boutique Old Riga Palace hotel always gets my vote, particularly as it serves a DJ-friendly breakfast as late as 11am. Later on Friday, I headed with Aiva to The Rhythm Institute. This is a small academy for young people looking to become DJs or producers. I'd spoken there on three previous occasions, about Black Sheep Mag and my book. This time, I was due to deliver a talk inspired by my Red Ice interview on what's really going on in the Illuminati music industry - everything from subliminal symbolism to mind-controlled artists. It was my first time speaking publicly on the subject, and I had no idea how it would be received. Judging by some of the looks I'd guess a few attendees thought it was insane, but the information may well resonate with a few of the others at a later date. I got the whole thing recorded on video, anyway, and it's now available to watch back on Youtube on the following link:



A few hours later, I got driven to the town of Ogre, around 50km outside of Riga. The venue, Club Bermuds, is an edge-of-town spot with three dancefloors, and, like most clubs in Latvia, a big 'green room' chill-out area for DJs backstage. Sadly this particular one reeked of fagsmoke so I avoided it. I leapt on the set at 1am, keeping it uptempo and energetic throughout, and it was jumping. Back in Riga, I managed to get in five hours sleep - standard for a Friday night - before heading back to the airport. From Stansted, I dashed round the M25 in time to deliver my Sound Of Now show on OX105FM from 6pm, then bombed it to Bath for my monthly set at The Second Bridge. The latest of my radio shows is always available for listen again/ download from this page, by the way, along with the full playlist:


There was a double purpose to my visit to Paris on Friday 21st. First off was to record an interview for the newest Good Vibrations podcast instalment with an artist by the name of Steve Wilks. I was put on to his track 'Living With The Devil' earlier this year, (it's the opening track on the Just Buggin' Illuminati Special 2012 Edition podcast,) and realised I already knew him from when he was a part of Bristol's Born In The Ghetto clique, and came in to guest on my Galaxy Radio show. I met Steve at an absurdly hectic and cosmopolitan Gare Du Nord station, and we went on to his humble bedsit in Place De Clichy where we recorded our chat. His is an incredible story, and his insights into so many things about the true nature of the music business, and how it fits into the wider picture of reality, should be heard by everybody. The podcast is now produced, ('controversial' would be an under-statement,) and you can catch it on the following link: 



Paris was drizzly and grey as I moved on, and the street poverty is truly shocking. On the cards for Friday night was a party at Le Village, on the banks of the River Seine at Ivry, just outside Paris. Promoter GG had put me in the ultra-funky Mama Shelter hotel, which was conceived by a couple of celebrated French designers whose names escape me, but will be impressive to anyone who moves in such circles. Among the room's features were ambient lighting, a microwave, and a 24-inch iMac embedded into the wall. 

Saturday's journey home was notable for the Air France flight back to Birmingham serving drinks and snacks as part of the ticket price; I thought airlines doing this was now a thing of the past: I guess I travel on the cheap-ass budgets too much. Once landed, it was another dash back home for a small amount of kip, on to OX105FM for my radio show, then on to Bristol to spin at The Living Room. A couple of days later, our daughters Zaina and Akilah headed off on a family holiday to a caravan park near Hastings. Myself and Parveen came along too to provide the on-hand slavery.

... and that was September.










THE SWISH BALL, SWINDON, WITH JAZZIE B. SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER



The soulful Swish Ball returns to Swindon in a couple of weeks. Looking forward to dropping sounds alongside legend of the game Jazzie B. Dust off your best garms and get those tickets!

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST VOL. 6: STEVE WILKS



Steve Wilks is a musician originally from St. Pauls, Bristol, and now relocated to Paris. His is a fascinating and challenging life story, which is borne out in his fearless, truthful music.

In this podcast instalment, Mark Devlin travels to Paris to chat to the man about so many aspects of the global control system and its New World Order agenda - particularly with regard to black people - and how the music industry feeds into the wider picture.

Snoop Dogg, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, Jay-Z, Damon Dash and others get addressed in direct, real talk of the sort rarely heard elsewhere. No sitting on the fence or beating about the bush with this one!

Monday, 1 October 2012

OXFORDSHIRE GUARDIAN MUSIC COLUMN, 1/10/12



What's in a remix?  Well, in so many cases it makes for the total transformation of a track, taking it into entirely different territory. This has been the case with Shades Of Grey by the vocalist Delilah. What started off as a rather spaced-out, ambient-style excursion has been given a makeover by veteran UK garage producer MJ Cole, making it a current favourite on the still-thriving UKG scene. Just for good measure, an alternative treatment has come from Spectrasoul, who have worked their magic to transform it into a credible Drum N Bass contender, if that's more your bag. Another reminder of remix potential comes from former Misteeq vocalist Sabrina Washington, meanwhile, whose Hit It Hard has been given a power overhaul by the bassline specialist Agent X. Another one that emerges almost unrecognisable from its original.


Missy Elliott is a name that was omnipresent in the early noughties, but who's been noticeably absent of late. Apparently she's had a few health problems, but her return to the game has been heralded by the appearance of a new single, 9th Inning. Although not an instant classic, It stands head and shoulders above most current fare, and sees Missy reuniting with default producer Timbaland, who himself has been out of the limelight over the past two or three years. This is the first taster from an upcoming new album, and we look forward to seeing if Missy has been tempted to go down the same production-by-numbers electro pop route as many of her peers, or if she's opted to keep it (relatively) real.


While there are a great many rappers on the underground who talk about truly meaningful, relevant topics in their lyrics, you'd be hard-pressed to find any at the mainstream level of the game. The exception remains Lupe Fiasco, a socially-aware, switched-on lyricist who's just dropped his much-anticipated Food & Liquor 2 album. Whilst in my opinion, the impact of his lyrics is diminished by some very formulaic and lacklustre production, he nevertheless goes places most rappers choose not to, particularly on the tracks Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free) and Lamborghini Angels. It comes highly recommended to all those who tire of hearing yet another set full of 'swag', 'balling', and assorted other things that really don't matter!

MARK DEVLIN TALK ON THE ILLUMINATI MUSIC INDUSTRY, AT THE RHYTHM INSTITUTE, LATVIA



Here's the video of my recent talk at the Rhythm Institute in Riga, my first public presentation on the manipulations and mind control techniques of the Illuminati music industry. It won't be popular with some - the truth rarely is - but, with things only getting worse, it's time certain things were said if this sick agenda is going to stand any chance of being exposed and reversed.