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Friday, 31 May 2013

MD'S CLUB/ RADIO DATES, JUNE/ JULY '13



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

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

Monday 10th June
Notorious Bar/ Tramps, Playa Las Americas, TENERIFE

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

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

Saturday 29th June
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

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

Tuesday 9th July
Soul City, San Antonio, IBIZA

Wednesday 10th July
Soul City, San Antonio, IBIZA

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

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

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

Saturday 27th July
Back In The Day, The Old Bank, Swindon








Wednesday, 29 May 2013

GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST, VOL. 16: MAX IGAN



Researcher, radio host and activist Max Igan joins Mark Devlin for this instalment, talking from Queensland, Australia. A former musician, Max now runs the Crowhouse website, a portal for all kinds of empowering information. 

He discusses the process of 'unplugging from the matrix' and recognising your true status as a sovereign spirit-soul, and puts this into the context of corporation governments treating humans as state property and collateral. Max explains the difference between Maritime Law, the basis of the West's legal system, and Common Law, or 'law of the land. We also discuss 'legalese' and the use of words to literally place 'spells' on their users. 

Other subjects include the law of cause and effect, synchronicity and the human ability to create by experiencing. We finish with Max's reaction to his 'hater', one Dallas Goldbug, who embarked on a campaign to discredit him earlier in the year. 


Tuesday, 28 May 2013

FISH OUT OF WATER. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 27/5/13



FISH OUT OF WATER, OX105FM
MARK DEVLIN WITH GUESTS SPEX AND RP OF 2XCLUSIVE ENTERTAINMENT
PLAYLIST FOR MONDAY 27TH MAY 2013


An excursion into the alternative and unexpected as two OX105FM DJs go into the musical Twilight Zone!





MD = MARK DEVLIN'S SELECTIONS

SP = SPEX'S SELECTIONS

RP = RP'S SELECTIONS

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SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES: DEAR PRUDENCE - MD

THE BEATLES: A DAY IN THE LIFE - MD

JAMIROQUAI: WHEN YOU GONNA LEARN - SP

MICHAEL BUBLE: HAVEN'T MET YOU YET - RP

TRACY CHAPMAN: BABY CAN I HOLD YOU (ORIGINAL AND REGGAE VERSIONS) - SP

JIMMY NAIL: AIN'T NO DOUBT - RP

SIMPLY RED: SUNRISE - SP

NICKLEBACK: HOW YOU REMIND ME - RP

LED ZEPPELIN: STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN - MD

ROBBIE WILLIAMS: CANDY - SP

LIMP BIZKIT: BREAK STUFF - RP

BLOW MONKEYS: DIGGIN' YOUR SCENE - MD

ARCTIC MONKEYS: ARE YOU MINE? - SP

SCATMAN JOHN: I'M A SCATMAN - RP

THE LOTUS EATERS: THE FIRST PICTURE OF YOU - MD

ENNIO MORRICONE: THE MAN WITH THE HARMONICA - MD




Sunday, 26 May 2013

OLD SCHOOL CLASSICS AT YATES', BICESTER, SUNDAY 26TH MAY


Back on the old school trail tonight. dropping more revivals and throwbacks at Yates', Bicester til 2am.



THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 25/5/13








THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 25TH MAY 2013


Listen Again/ Download links:




BEYONCE: GROWN WOMAN

HYBRID THEORY: SO HIGH

HYPE KRONIK FEAT. CHENEY PARSONS: PICK N MIX

KATY B: WHAT LOVE IS MADE OF

OLD TO THE NEW:
PHARRELL FEAT. JAY-Z: FRONTIN' (2003)

DAFT PUNK FEAT. PHARRELL: LOSE YOURSELF TO DANCE

GRAND DADDY I.U FEAT. GRAND PUBA: SHE SAID

HMAN FEAT. STICKY FINGAZ: HEAVY WITH THE DROP

KC DA ROOKEE: LIES

TALIB KWELI FEAT. BUSTA RHYMES: ROCKET SHIPS

KLEVAKEYS FEAT. DIAMONDANCER: RAISING VIBRATIONS

ROBY ARDUINI & PAGANY FEAT. FRANCESCA GAGGELLA: HOUSE IS THE LIGHT (ANTHEM VOCAL)

BOBBY D'AMBROSIO FEAT. MICHELLE WEKKS: MOMENT OF MY LIFE (OSIO N JONES FAMILY REMIX)

JAMIE GEORGE: TAKE ME THERE (EXTENDED MIX)

JOSE SOUSA & JESSICA CUSTER: HOW YOU LIVING (SOUL CREATIVE MIX)

SHOLA AMA: BOYFRIEND (TODDLA T SOUND REMIX)

TODDLA T SOUND: WORST ENEMY

TY: LET'S START

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
SLAUGHTERHOUSE: HOUSE GANG

LOCKSMITH FEAT. ANESHA: STAND IT

DJ MIX: DJ MUNRO (NEWCASTLE) 90S STREET SOUL REVIVAL MIX

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

MD AT BACK IN THE DAY, SWINDON, SATURDAY 25TH MAY





I'm at my happiest when dropping 80s and 90s revival sounds, so greatly looking forward to another fix of good grooves at Back In The Day alongside the don Martin Rafferty this Saturday.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 18/5/13



THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 18TH MAY 2013






SAFFIRE D'SOUL: CALLING FOR YOU (DIGITAL DUBSTAR REMIX)

ARTFUL DODGER FEAT. ZOE KYPRI: NO I TURN YOU ON

LITTLE NIKKI: WHERE I'M COMING FROM (WOOKIE REMIX)

KATY B: WHAT LOVE IS MADE OF

GRAND DADDY I.U FEAT. GRAND PUBA: SHE SAID

HMAN FEAT. STICKY FINGAZ: HEAVY WITH THE DROP

RAKIM: GET VISUAL (1995)

DAFT PUNK FEAT. PHARRELL: LOSE YOURSELF TO DANCE

JAMIE GEORGE: TAKE ME THERE (EXTENDED MIX)

JOSE SOUSA & JESSICA CUSTER: HOW YOU LIVING (SOUL CREATIVE MIX)

BOBBY D'AMBROSIO FEAT. MICHELLE WEKKS: MOMENT OF MY LIFE (OSIO N JONES FAMILY REMIX)

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
ROBY ARDUINI & PAGANY FEAT. FRANCESCA GAGGELLA: HOUSE IS THE LIGHT (ANTHEM VOCAL)

SHOLA AMA: BOYFRIEND (TODDLA T SOUND REMIX)

TY: LET'S START

TERMANOLOGY: STREETWISE

GUEST ARTIST INTERVIEW: DVS, AKA DEO FAVENTE (OXFORD)

DVS: REP MY CITY

DVS: ROADBLOCK

DVS: DANCIN' TO CALYPSO

DVS: FOR MY PEOPLE

DVS: BE MY MISSUS

DVS: MY DARLING ONE


THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 11/5/13



THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 11TH MAY 2013

Listen Again/ Download links:




ARTFUL DODGER FEAT. ZOE KYPRI: NO I TURN YOU ON

LITTLE NIKKI: WHERE I'M COMING FROM (WOOKIE REMIX)

SAFFIRE D'SOUL: CALLING FOR YOU (DIGITAL DUBSTAR REMIX)

KC DA ROOKIE: WELCOME HOME

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
K'NERS: BRISTOL GRAMMER

LOCKSMITH FEAT. ANESHA: STAND IT

R.A THE RUGGED MAN FEAT. BROTHER ALI & MASTA ACE: THE DANGEROUS THREE

JAMIE GEORGE: TAKE ME THERE (EXTENDED MIX)

JOSE SOUSA & JESSICA CUSTER: HOW YOU LIVING (SOUL CREATIVE MIX)

GRAHAM KNOX-FRAZIER: REAL HOUSE

DJ MIX 1: MARK DEVLIN LIVE AT RADIO BAR, RIGA, LATVIA, MARCH 2013

DJ FRESH FEAT. MS DYNAMITE: GOLD DUST (SHY FX RE-EDIT) 
SHY FX: MOVE YOUR BODY 
TORI AMOS: PROFESSIONAL WIDOW (ARMAND VAN HELDEN REMIX) 
STICKY: CUTTING SHAPES 
NY: TROPHY BOY (TODD EDWARDS REMIX) 
LITTLE NIKKI: INTRO INTRO (DJ Q REMIX) 
HOOLIGAN SOUL: SHOUT LOUD (GLOBAL STEPPERS MIX) 
INNER LIFE: AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH (WHITE NOIZE REMIX) 
MIGHTY DUB KATZ: JUST ANOTHER GROOVE 
SHAPESHIFTERS: LOLA'S THEME 
PEYTON: A HIGHER PLACE (ERIC KUPPER MIX) 
BOOTY LUV: BOOGIE 2NITE 
STONEBRIDGE FEAT. THERESE: PUT 'EM HIGH 
NIGHTCRAWLERS: PUSH THE FEELING ON (DUB) 
GAT DECOR: PASSION 
JAYDEE: PLASTIC DREAMS 
DOUBLE 99: RIPGROOVE 
ZED BIAS: NEIGHBOURHOOD 
DEEKLINE: I DON'T SMOKE 
ZED BIAS FEAT. JENNA G: FAIRPLAY

DJ MIX 2: DJ MUNRO 90S STREET SOUL REVIVAL MIX

Saturday, 18 May 2013

MARK DEVLIN GUESTS ON ALCHEMY RADIO ALONGSIDE IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE





It was great to guest on John Gibbons' Alchemy Radio show this month, in the same episode as Immortal Technique, talking about all manner of interesting and alternative stuff concerning the music business and beyond. You can listen or download on this link. Respect to John for hosting a truly fascinating series, with a strong track record of guests. Audio for open minds.


MD AT NOTORIOUS/ TRAMPS, TENERIFE, MONDAY 10TH JUNE




It's all about Tenerife next month. Can't wait to throw down alongside the mighty DJ Snoopy at Notorious Bar/ Tramps on Monday 10th June.

MD AT BACK IN THE DAY, SWINDON, SATURDAY 25TH MAY




I'm at my happiest when dropping 80s and 90s revival sounds, so greatly looking forward to another fix of good grooves at Back In The Day alongside the don Martin Rafferty next weekend.

Monday, 13 May 2013

SOUTHPORT WEEKENDER 2013 REVIEW



The Southport Weekender took its trademark M.O. of merging the old with the new to even greater levels for this, its 49th outing, and its third at the collossally-sized Butlins venue in Minehead. A host of new rooms and indoor domes ensured even more music flowed in addition to the traditional four arenas, and a bunch of Southport 'virgin' DJs appeared for the first time, further enhancing the regular elements of this must-reach event for any serious fan of black dance music.


Jill Scott's concert with full band in 2012 paved the way for some stunning live sets this time round, (although the massive stage she'd performed on then remained unused this year.) Dwele evoked the atmosphere of London's Jazz Cafe with his Funkbase performance, Adeva showed she still had her late 80s gusto in The Powerhouse, while 80s diva Melis'a Morgan caused a roadblock in the Connoisseurs Corner, delighting with her inevitable rendition of 'Fool's Paradise.' 


But the surprise nugget was 70s disco diva Melba Moore, who jarred the Saturday afternoon crowd out of their slumber with a truly empowering set, backed with a great band and a popular pair of backing singers who were left to soak up the applause for their solo renditions as Melba exited stage early. (In some earlier wordplay she'd proposed a 'Melba toast' by downing a bottle of what looked like whisky but was surely coloured water.)


Hip-hop got a generous showcase on Saturday night, with Mos Def, (seemingly going by his alternative moniker of Yasiin Bey these days) delivering a set that seemed to divide opinion. On the one hand, he earned kudos for pausing midway through 'Ms Fat Booty' to check on a girl who seemed to have fainted or collapsed near the stage. At other times, his performance felt somewhat self-indulgent and worthy, over-running as it did by 30 minutes.

This paved the way for the highly anticipated return of Arrested Development in full live concert, slick and polished throughout, with memorable singaongs for 'Mr Wendal' and 'People Everyday.' One of the most fascinating things about Southport is getting reassurance that the artists who soundtracked your early days haven't become cashiers or toilet cleaners, (at least not full-time) and are still hitting stages and giving it all they ever had. Turntablists DJ Cash Money and Shortee Blitz provided beats, rhymes and basslines around the acts ensuring hip-hop heads' appetites were firmly catered for.


As is generally the case, The Funkbase delivered the most wide-ranging scope of music throughout, from Bigger's faithful soul steppers, to Goldie's dawn D&B excursion. Ronnie Herel's 90s revivals clearly had vintage clubbers going into a nostalgic zone, with gasps of recognition going up with each new tune. Da Firin' Squad took a gamble by blasting off with a garage set infused with furious microphone energy - and it paid off, igniting the crowd into a jumped-up frenzy, with similar electricity maintained throughout David Rodigan's 90-minute set. As the token representative of reggae, his selection really hit home, and with lighters blazing and queues round the block, and Rodigan looking like a latter-day Robert Duvall bouncing around furiously in spite of his sixty-plus years, he more than warranted his long-standing nickname of 'Ramjam' Rodigan.

DJ EZ repeated the garage fever on Saturday night, by which point the place was rammed to capacity and the atmosphere buzzing. It all provides evidence that the extremely broad remit of this particular arena is truly paying off, and more reggae, D&B and garage players on the bill looks like a sensible move for next time round and beyond.

By contrast, The Powerhouse provided the most consistent sound, as thudding 4/4 house beats thundered from early evening through to 8am, US big dogs like Dennis Ferrer and DJ Spen joining stalwarts such as Kerri Chandler and Steve Butler. The Beat Bar, meanwhile, veered from jazz dance to deep house, breakbeat, Afrobeats and Brazilian jazz.

This being the event's third year in Minehead, (or Mineport as it's become known to hardened attendees,) and in spite of the last leg of the journey from Bridgwater feeling as if you're crossing an entire continent, things are boding very well for the big one in 2014. Next May, Southport hits the big Five O - 50 events since that first outing on a blustery caravan site in Berwick-Upon-Tweed back in 1987. Early booking for this one (like, right now) comes highly recommended, as it's a guaranteed sell-out.

We'll sure as hell be there. To make sure you are to, head over to http://www.southportweekender.co.uk pronto! 

Here's to 50 more.




Saturday, 11 May 2013

OXFORDSHIRE GUARDIAN MUSIC COLUMN, 13/5/13



Artful Dodger is a name that dominated club charts and radio playlists in the early 00s, but which has been conspicuously absent of late. Happily, the UK garage production duo of Mark Hill and Pete Devereux have returned with a brand new offering, and it's a pretty strong one. 'No I Turn You On' takes their trademark UKG sound and updates it in a contemporary style, with Zoe Kypri providing the vocal, complete with catchy singalong hook that deserves to see this one perform as well as 'Moving Too Fast', 'Woman Trouble', 'Rewind' and all the others.


Another throwback name to UKG's glory days is super-producer Wookie, who's maintained more of a consistent presence through the 00s. His remix credits continue to rack up, one of the latest being his re-working of Little Nikki's 'Where I'm Coming From' which has been finding favour on my OX105FM show The Sound Of Now, (Saturdays 6-8pm.) His greatest achievement here has been to strip away Nikki's vocals almost entirely, leaving a pumping, energetic rhythm track that's very club-ready!

On the homegrown hip-hop front, it's always refreshing to hear great output from crews hailing from anywhere other than London, and showing pride for their neighbourhood. There have been a handful of such tracks from Oxford, happily, but it's the cut 'Bristol Grammer' that's hit my radar this month. It comes from a group going by the name of K'ners, and serves as a fitting tribute to the city that spawned them.


From across the Atlantic comes an audio excursion entitled 'The Dangerous Three' which lives up to its name, showcasing as it does the diverse lyrical talent of veteran wordsmith Masta Ace, relative newcomer Brother Ali, and the extremely oddball, but extremely gifted R.A The Rugged Man, to whom the track is credited. Real beats, rhymes and basslines for those that like it authentic.

DAVID RODIGAN JUMPS UP AT THE SOUTHPORT WEEKENDER 2013


DWELE PERFORMS AT THE SOUTHPORT WEEKENDER, MAY 2013


MELIS'A MORGAN PERFORMS AT THE SOUTHPORT WEEKENDER 2013


MELIS'A MORGAN PERFORMS 'FOOL'S PARADISE' AT SOUTHPORT WEEKENDER 2013


PICS FROM THE SOUTHPORT WEEKENDER, BUTLINS, MINEHEAD, MAY 2013


Click here to see the full set.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

MD AT BACK IN THE DAY, SWINDON, SATURDAY 25TH MAY



I'm at my happiest when dropping 80s and 90s revival sounds, so greatly looking forward to another fix of good grooves at Back In The Day alongside the don Martin Rafferty later this month.

MD GUESTS ON ALCHEMY RADIO ALONGSIDE IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE



It was great to guest on John Gibbons' Alchemy Radio show this week, in the same episode as Immortal Technique, talking about all manner of interesting and alternative stuff concerning the music business and beyond. You can listen or download on this link. Respect to John for hosting a truly fascinating series, with a strong track record of guests. Audio for open minds.


Wednesday, 8 May 2013

MD AT NOTORIOUS/ TRAMPS, TENERIFE, MONDAY 10TH JUNE



It's all about Tenerife next month. Can't wait to throw down alongside the mighty DJ Snoopy at Notorious Bar/ Tramps on Monday 10th June.

MARK DEVLIN GUESTS ON ALCHEMY RADIO ALONGSIDE IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE




It was great to guest on John Gibbons' Alchemy Radio show this week, in the same episode as Immortal Technique, talking about all manner of interesting and alternative stuff concerning the music business and beyond. You can listen or download on this link. Respect to John for hosting a truly fascinating series, with a strong track record of guests. Audio for open minds.


Monday, 6 May 2013

GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST, VOL. 14: MATT SERGIOU/ CONSPIRO MEDIA P1




In one of the most fascinating music-related chats so far, Mark Devlin talks to Matt Sergiou, who runs the blog site Conspiro Media, consisting of many heavily-researched articles on the Hidden Hand in entertainment media. We go back to the early days of the pop charts to discuss the influence of Elvis Presley and The Beatles. Matt goes into great detail regarding the possible mind control of John Lennon, his unconventional relationships with Yoko Ono and Mai Pang, and the strange business of the 'Paul is dead' conspiracy theory. 

We also address many of the prominent record labels of those early days having links to military and government research activity. Matt examines the role of Dr. Timothy Leary, the 'father of LSD' and other social engineers, in moulding the minds of young people. He concludes with the subject of 'backmasking', or the placing of backwards subliminal messages into recordings. 

Sunday, 5 May 2013

LINK FROM JOINTS & JAMS 90s REVIEW SHOW WITH KID FURY: PURE JOKES!


Just came across this entertaining link from the 90s review show that Kid Fury and myself did at the end of 1999 on Joints & Jams, our radio show of the time. Pure jokes and some great memories!

THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINK FOR 4/5/13



THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 4TH MAY 2013


DAN-E MC FEAT. KATHY BROWN: TAKE ME HIGH

WOOKIE: TORPEDO

LITTLE NIKKI: WHERE I'M COMING FROM (WOOKIE REMIX)

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
SAFFIRE D'SOUL: CALLING FOR YOU (DIGITAL DUBSTAR REMIX)

COMMON FEAT. COCAINE 80s: CONGRATULATIONS

LOCKSMITH FEAT. ANESHA: STAND IT

CONSTANT DEVIANTS: IT'S OK

R.A THE RUGGED MAN FEAT. BROTHER ALI & MASTA ACE: THE DANGEROUS THREE

JOSE SOUSA & JESSICA CUSTER: HOW YOU LIVING (SOUL CREATIVE MIX)

LIZZIE CURIOUS: I'M NOT DROWNING (2013 HOUSE MIX)

JAMIE GEORGE: TAKE ME THERE (EXTENDED MIX)

OLD TO THE NEW:
ARTFUL DODGER: MOVING TOO FAST
ARTFUL DODGER FEAT. ZOE KYPRI: NO I TURN YOU ON

STATIK SELEKTAH FEAT. RAEKWON, JOEY BADASS & BLACK THOUGHT: BIRD'S EYE VIEW

BUMPY KNUCKLES FEAT. CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS: KEEP ON GRINDING

A-ALIKES FEAT. M1: WHOLE LIFE

KC DA ROOKIE: WELCOME HOME

JANELLE MONAE FEAT. ERKYKAH BADU: Q.U.E.E.N

N.O.R.E. FEAT. LARGE PROFESSOR: BUILT PYRAMIDS

QUEEN IFRICA: HOLD U DOWN

SPIN DOCTORS: MARK DEVLIN ECLECTIC REVIVAL MIX

Thursday, 2 May 2013

GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST, VOL. 14: MATT SERGIOU/ CONSPIRO MEDIA P1



In one of the most fascinating music-related chats so far, Mark Devlin talks to Matt Sergiou, who runs the blog site Conspiro Media, consisting of many heavily-researched articles on the Hidden Hand in entertainment media. We go back to the early days of the pop charts to discuss the influence of Elvis Presley and The Beatles. Matt goes into great detail regarding the possible mind control of John Lennon, his unconventional relationships with Yoko Ono and Mai Pang, and the strange business of the 'Paul is dead' conspiracy theory. 

We also address many of the prominent record labels of those early days having links to military and government research activity. Matt examines the role of Dr. Timothy Leary, the 'father of LSD' and other social engineers, in moulding the minds of young people. He concludes with the subject of 'backmasking', or the placing of backwards subliminal messages into recordings. 

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

MARK DEVLIN GUESTS ON ALCHEMY RADIO ALONGSIDE IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE



It was great to guest on John Gibbons' Alchemy Radio show this week, in the same episode as Immortal Technique, talking about all manner of interesting and alternative stuff concerning the music business and beyond. You can listen or download on this link. Respect to John for hosting a truly fascinating series, with a strong track record of guests. Audio for open minds.