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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 27/7/13



THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 27TH JULY 2013





ROCKIZM: HANGING ON A STRING (SILK BOYS MIX)

DAWN 'SOULUVN' WILLIAMS: GIVING UP NEVER STOP (RICCI MELILLO UPI VOCAL MIX)

JACK & JOY: AAHM - ALL ABOUT HOUSE MUSIC (LUCA BISORI REMIX)

BREACH: JACK (MAK & PASTEMAN REMIX)

E THE MAD ASSASSIN: TIGER BLADE

LITTLES: LISTEN

COSMIC SOUL POETRY: KEMPTON COLLABORATIONS

TECH N9NE FEAT. KENDRICK LAMAR, MAYDAY & KENDALL MORGAN: FRAGILE

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
TORTURED SOUL FEAT. N'DEA DAVENPORT: MIGHT DO SOMETHING WRONG

ROUTE 94: IN MY HOUSE

OLD TO THE NEW:
FISH GO DEEP: THE CURE & THE CAUSE (DENNIS FERRER REMIX)

DENNIS FERRER: MIND UR STEP

PARDESSA: I'M YOURS (TOBY IOI REMIX)

ZONA: I AM BEAUTIFUL (KENNY SUMMIT REMIX)

REDMAN, METHOD MAN & ERICK SERMON: LET'S GO

DEO FAVENTE/ DVS: MD DUBPLATE

THE LAST EIGHTH FEAT. HAVOC: RAGIN'

DJ MIX: MARTIN 'IN FULL SWING' RAFFERTY BACK IN THE DAY REVIVAL MIX

NOTORIOUS B.I.G: BIG POPPA (REMIX)

SWV FEAT. PUFF DADDY: SOMEONE

TOTAL FEAT. DA BRAT: NO ONE ELSE

A FEW GOOD MEN: TONIGHT (EDDIE F'S UNTOUCHABLE REMIX)

INTRO: LET ME BE THE ONE

JON B FEAT. COKO: KEEP IT REAL

GROOVE THEORY: TELL ME (KARAT HIP HOP MIX)

WHITEHEAD BROTHERS: FORGET I WAS A G

MARY J BLIGE: BE HAPPY (RON G REMIX)

MISS JONES: WHERE I WANNA BE BOY

BOYZ II MEN: THANK YOU (UNTOUCHABLES REMIX)

CLASSIC RADIO RIP: THE SWING SHIFT, GALAXY 101, 21/6/96



Classic sounds from classic times!  Here's an early episode of my Swing Shift show from June 1996 on Galaxy 101, Bristol. Hip-hop soul, New Jack Swing and soulful grooves all the way. Trainspotters challenge: Can you name all the tracks in the selection??


MD'S DIARY BLOG, JULY '13



Amidst some of the most baking Summer weather we ever get to see in England, July saw the relocation of OX105FM's studios from its original home on Blackbird Leys, to right in the hustle and bustle of cosmopolitan Cowley Road in Oxford. Each week the new studios, housed in a former Estate Agents, grew from a hollow shell, to a fully functional set-up with a big window facing the street, so passers-by can wave, gesticulate or moon at the on-air presenters as they see fit. I continue to present my show, The Sound Of Now, on Saturdays from 6-8pm, and I'm still loving the discipline of sifting through hordes of new music each week to come up with two hours of the real gems. I publish the playlists and Listen Again downloads as soon as available, and the latest is always posted at:

http://www.soundcloud.com/djmarkdevlin


After occupying our new home for only days, we had the advent of Cowley Road Carnival on Sunday 7th July. This is Oxford's version of Notting Hill, with costumes, food and sound systems to match. For this, the station broadcast live all day from a rig directly outside our studios, with Matty & Harry, Digital Beat Geekz, DJ AC's Elements Of House, 2Xclusive, White Magic and Dan Gill all putting in sets in the scorching heat. I delivered mine from 2-3pm, and loved the al fresco experience. I couldn't decide whether to drop old-school urban anthems, or soulful house classics ... so I opted for both!  You can listen back to the audio of my set here:




A couple of days later, it was time for the first of my two annual pilgrimages to Ibiza. I've now been spinning at Soul City, still the island's leading venue for black/ urban party music despite no end of (failed) competition, for ten years, and still love the buzz. Due to the usual rubbish flight times, I headed out very late in the day on Tuesday 9th from Gatwick, lading shortly before 1am, and grabbing a cab straight over to San Antonio's notorious West End. Playing alongside veteran DJ Horse this year is DJ Policy, whose mic and deck presence is truly energising. This guy is gassed!  The Soul City atmosphere always brings out the hungry ambition in me, and inspires me to really dig deep in my selections and fire the tunes out at a furious pace. This always goes down well with the crowd - especially the line of girls guaranteed to be dancing on the bar all night. On this occasion, the antics have to be seen to be believed. I'll leave Policy's Youtube videos to tell the full story. They come with an 18 Certificate.


With the full 6am experience under my belt, I grabbed some sleep at the Playa Bella apartments on the other side of San An Bay, (via a water taxi) before linking with Policy, Horse, Lucas and Natasha of Soul City staff for a big meal at La Cantina. This was at 4pm, which counts as breakfast time for Ibiza DJs. On Wednesday night it was back to Soul City for Round Two, this time with a highly civilised finish time of 3.30am, owing to my flight home being just six hours later.


Soul City is always a blast, and the spot remains the original venue of choice for fans of the music. I put together an article on this year's shenanigans for Black Sheep Mag, which you can check here:


Outside of DJ realms and into my 'other' work then, it's been another active month for my Good Vibrations podcast series, which continues to offer discussion on all manner of alternative subject matter you can never hope to hear about in the mainstream media. This month's volumes have included a chat with Lara Starr, about out-of-body experiences and spiritual, other-worldly matters, and a very popular interview with the colourful blogger Chris Spivey. In this, he goes into fine detail concerning the many, many discrepancies in the official story of the Woolwich/ Lee Rigby incident, explaining why he's convinced beyond all doubt that the event was a staged hoax using actors. The podcast accompanies his marathon 30,000-word article on the whole fiasco which you can read at:


The podcast can be heard and downloaded here:


It's controversial for sure, but we absolutely should not shy away from asking pertinent questions when there's any possibility that we're being lied to, no matter who might get upset. When official stories just don't make sense, (as they rarely do,) we're well within our rights to hold the detail of what we're told up to valid scrutiny.


On Sunday 14th July, I headed up to the studios in Wigan where the crew behind the brilliant Planet X Radio record their weekly show, with my mate RP, aka Ritchie Paul of the 2Xclusive DJ collective with me for the road trip. I linked with Neal Atkinson and the crew to record a show dealing with a wide variety of subjects (as ever,) but loosely based around the matter of sound frequencies and vibrations. The main guest was the US music-maker Geoff Byrd, on the line from Portland, Oregon, who had some fascinating insights, then went on to amaze everyone with his accounts of how to build Orgonite devices to combat the negative energetic effects of Chemtrails and EMF pollution. You can listen back to what was a show full of really great information here:


Meanwhile, there's some further wise words for humanity from Geoff, a really great guy, right here:



Right - back to being a DJ!  Saturday 20th saw me undertaking a long road haul to Scotland, to spin at Mask nightclub in Aberdeen. To combat travel costs, I trekked up by Megabus all the way from Birmingham. In the time taken, nine hours, I could have flown to Las Vegas or Mumbai!  The gig was alongside local hero DJ Kojo Odk, and it was clear to see that the largely African crowd were relying on heavy does of Afrobeats and reggae dancehall to keep them moving. Mercifully, Aberdeen was basking in a mild 19 degrees or so, which offered a brief respite from the blazing inferno of further south. Job done, I downed a hearty breakfast on Sunday, before heading back, this time with the luxury of a flight (delayed, though) between Glasgow and Birmingham to avoid some of the motorway miles.


Any opportunity to play 80s and 90s soulful grooves to a clued-up crowd - especially at peaktime on a Saturday night - is always a good look. Straight after my radio show on Saturday 27th, I hot-tailed it to Swindon, throwing down at the latest session of Back In The Day at The Old Bank alongside resident John Mustoe. BITD never disappoints, and I relished the challenge of digging deep into the hip-hop soul, new jack swing and soulful groove archives, with very satisfying results. Straight after that, I ventured further up the M4 to Portishead, where I had a Travelodge booked for around four meagre hours of sleep, ready to move on to Glastonbury in the morning.

The Glastonbury Symposium takes place on the last weekend of each July in the Town Hall, and features a host of speakers addressing all manner of issues loosely falling into the spiritual/ esoteric/ truth/ consciousness fields. Sunday's subject matter ranged
from the possible extra-terrestrial origins of Silbury Hill in Wiltshire, to the mysterious Bosnian pyramids. My only slight issue with the Symposium is that so many of the 'love and light' type speakers, while making valuable contributions on the spiritual and inspirational front, just don't seem to acknowledge the existence of a long-standing global agenda to enslave and manipulate humanity, a situation which is not only patently the case, but which ain't going to get any better until everyone comes together to face up to the challenges!  Anyway, this minor gripe aside, it was another inspiring event, and Glastonbury High Street, with its fascinating array of boutique shops, is quite unlike anywhere else.









Thursday, 25 July 2013

MARK DEVLIN GUESTS WITH LEE COOPER OF WAKE UP PROMOTIONS, MANCHESTER, JULY '13



Here's the audio of my recent chat with Lee Cooper at Wake Up Promotions in Manchester. The subject matter is very far-reaching and wide-ranging, shooting through various aspects of the truth/ consciousness/ conspiracy/ music biz fields. As such I feel it's one of my best chats so far.

Ironically, given we're talking about sound frequency, the questionable quality does make it sound like I'm on the phone from a space station on Mars. But hopefully the information will over-rule any annoyance before too long!

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

MD GUESTS ON PLANET X RADIO, 14/7/13





US music-maker Geoff Byrd guests alongside Mark Devlin on this latest edition of Planet X Radio. 

Subjects covered include human consciousness, spirituality, Illuminati/ New World Order, symbolism, chemtrails, electro magnetic pollution, mind control techniques, the Bilderberg Group, sound frequencies, and much more!


MD AT BACK IN THE DAY, SWINDON, SATURDAY 27TH JULY





All set and gassed up for a return visit to Back In The Day in Swindon on Saturday, dropping 80s and 90s New Jack Swing, hip hop and soulful R&B classics alongside the dude John Mustoe. Oh yes.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

THE SOUND OF NOW, OX105FM. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 13/7/13


THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 13TH JULY 2013





LONDON GRAMMAR: WASTING MY YOUNG YEARS (KDA REMIX)

JACK & JOY: AAHM - ALL ABOUT HOUSE MUSIC

ROCKIZM: HANGING ON A STRING (SILK BOYS MIX)

JAMIE LEWIS & MICHELLE WEEKS: STEP UP

DEO FAVENTE: MD DUBPLATE SPECIAL

DEO FAVENTE: ROADBLOCK

OLD TO THE NEW:
REDMAN: TONITE'S DA NITE (1992)

REDMAN, METHOD MAN & ERICK SERMON: LET'S GO

LITTLES: LISTEN

E THE MAD ASSASSIN: TIGER BLADE

MEYHEM LAUREN: CRITICAL THINKING

CLAUDINE: MAJOR FLAVA

ROUTE 94: IN MY HOUSE

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
DENNIS FERRER: MIND UR STEP

ZONA: I AM BEAUTIFUL

TORTURED SOUL: CAN'T KEEP RHYTHM FROM A DANCER (MIGUEL MIGS SALTED VOCAL)

PETE GRAHAM & CHRIS LORENZO: WHO REMEMBERS CASSETTES

FOAMO: RUNNING

MASTA ACE: 2040

BUMPY KNUCKLES: SUM'N WRONG

DJ MIX: MARK DEVLIN LIVE ON OX105FM FROM COWLEY ROAD CARNIVAL, OXFORD, 7/7/13 

DJ JAZZY JEFF & FRESH PRINCE: SUMMERTIME

ICE CUBE: IT WAS A GOOD DAY

NAS: IT AIN'T HARD TO TELL

ADINA HOWARD: FREAK LIKE ME

AALIYAH: BACK & FORTH

SWV: RIGHT HERE (REMIX)

FUNKMASTER FLEX & THE GHETTO CELEBS: SAFE SEX, NO FREAKS

VYBZ CARTEL: SUMMERTIME

DEO FAVENTE: ROADBLOCK

A GUY CALLED GERALD: VOODOO RAY

GAT DECOR: PASSION

THE SOUND OF NOW, OX105FM. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 6/7/13


THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 6TH JULY 2013



ZONA: I AM BEAUTIFUL

JAMIE LEWIS & MICHELLE WEEKS: STEP UP

FOAMO: RUNNING

ROCKIZM: HANGING ON A STRING (SILK BOYS MIX)

MEYHEM LAUREN: CRITICAL THINKING

MASTA ACE: 2040

LITTLES: LISTEN

KC DA ROOKEE: LIES

OLD TO THE NEW:
TLC: CREEP (1995)

J COLE FEAT. TLC: CROOKED SMILE

PETE GRAHAM & CHRIS LORENZO: WHO REMEMBERS CASSETTES

ROUTE 94: IN MY HOUSE

Saturday, 20 July 2013

MARK DEVLIN LIVE ON OX105FM FROM COWLEY ROAD CARNIVAL, OXFORD, 7 JUL 2013





Here's the recording of my live radio set from the excellent Cowley Road Carnival in Oxford on 7th July:


DJ JAZZY JEFF & FRESH PRINCE: SUMMERTIME
ICE CUBE: IT WAS A GOOD DAY
NAS: IT AIN'T HARD TO TELL
ADINA HOWARD: FREAK LIKE ME
AALIYAH: BACK & FORTH
SWV: RIGHT HERE (REMIX)
FUNKMASTER FLEX & THE GHETTO CELEBS: SAFE SEX, NO FREAKS
VYBZ CARTEL: SUMMERTIME
DEO FAVENTE: ROADBLOCK
A GUY CALLED GERALD: VOODOO RAY
GAT DECOR: PASSION
MIGHTY DUB KATZ: JUST ANOTHER GROOVE
HARLEM HUSTLERS: GET ON DOWN (BOOGIE MAN MIX)
INNER LIFE: AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH (WHITE NOISE REMIX)
WHO YORK PLAYERS: PARTY GOIN' ON
ZONA: BEAUTIFUL
KAI & KYLE: HOME
LONDON GRAMMAR: WASTING MY YOUNG YEARS (KDA REMIX)

Friday, 19 July 2013

MD GUESTS ON PLANET X RADIO, 14/7/13




US music-maker Geoff Byrd guests alongside Mark Devlin on this latest edition of Planet X Radio. 

Subjects covered include human consciousness, spirituality, Illuminati/ New World Order, symbolism, chemtrails, electro magnetic pollution, mind control techniques, the Bilderberg Group, sound frequencies, and much more!


WISE WORDS FROM MAX IGAN



This guy is so eloquent and easy to listen to, and always talks great sense and logic that it's difficult to disagree with. From his recent chat with Lenon honor, Max gives some wisdom on various matters including individuality, the law, spirituality, religion, human consciousness and system programming.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

THE SOUND OF NOW, OX105FM. PLAYLISTS FOR 6/7/13 AND 13/7/13



Getting hold of the Listen Again audio for the last two weeks' radio shows is proving to be a long one, despite my best efforts. But at the very least, here are the playlists.


THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 6th JULY 2013


ZONA: I AM BEAUTIFUL

JAMIE LEWIS & MICHELLE WEEKS: STEP UP

FOAMO: RUNNING

ROCKIZM: HANGING ON A STRING (SILK BOYS MIX)

MEYHEM LAUREN: CRITICAL THINKING

MASTA ACE: 2040

LITTLES: LISTEN

KC DA ROOKEE: LIES

OLD TO THE NEW:
TLC: CREEP (1995)

J COLE FEAT. TLC: CROOKED SMILE

PETE GRAHAM & CHRIS LORENZO: WHO REMEMBERS CASSETTES

ROUTE 94: IN MY HOUSE

KATHY BROWN: GIVE ME YOUR LOVE (D&D ORIGINAL MIX)

KLEVAKEYS: RAISING VIBRATIONS

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
TORTURED SOUL: CAN'T KEEP RHYTHM FROM A DANCER (MIGUEL MIGS SALTED VOCAL)

DEO FAVENTE: ROADBLOCK

BUMPY KNUCKLES: SUM'N WRONG

RAPPER BIG POOH: GOLD CHAIN

WU TANG CLAN: FAMILY REUNION


SPIN DOCTORS DJ MIX: DJ HERMANNI (FINLAND) REGGAE DANCEHALL/ BASHMENT MIX

1. Bunji Garlin - Differentology [J'ouvert Road Mix]
2. Kes - Bring It To Me 
3. Konshens & Kes - How We Play
4 Zigi - U Sey Wey Tin 
5 El - Obuu Mo (Original Mix) 
6 Kes - Come For Dat 
7 Cruz Rock - Bam Bam 
8 Lyrikal - 25/8 
9 ELO - Bust My Brain 
10 Mista Silva ft. Cdon & Keche - Jump To The Party
11 Turntable Dubbers Sebski ft Top Cat - I Like Your Style (Dreadsquad remix) 
12 Raggafellas - Warlord 

**

THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 13TH JULY 2013


LONDON GRAMMAR: WASTING MY YOUNG YEARS (KDA REMIX)

JACK & JOY: AAHM - ALL ABOUT HOUSE MUSIC

ROCKIZM: HANGING ON A STRING (SILK BOYS MIX)

JAMIE LEWIS & MICHELLE WEEKS: STEP UP

DEO FAVENTE: MD DUBPLATE SPECIAL

DEO FAVENTE: ROADBLOCK

OLD TO THE NEW:
REDMAN: TONITE'S DA NITE (1992)

REDMAN, METHOD MAN & ERICK SERMON: LET'S GO

LITTLES: LISTEN

E THE MAD ASSASSIN: TIGER BLADE

MEYHEM LAUREN: CRITICAL THINKING

CLAUDINE: MAJOR FLAVA

ROUTE 94: IN MY HOUSE

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
DENNIS FERRER: MIND UR STEP

ZONA: I AM BEAUTIFUL

TORTURED SOUL: CAN'T KEEP RHYTHM FROM A DANCER (MIGUEL MIGS SALTED VOCAL)

PETE GRAHAM & CHRIS LORENZO: WHO REMEMBERS CASSETTES

FOAMO: RUNNING

MASTA ACE: 2040

BUMPY KNUCKLES: SUM'N WRONG

DJ MIX: MARK DEVLIN LIVE ON OX105FM FROM COWLEY ROAD CARNIVAL, OXFORD, 7/7/13 

DJ JAZZY JEFF & FRESH PRINCE: SUMMERTIME

ICE CUBE: IT WAS A GOOD DAY

NAS: IT AIN'T HARD TO TELL

ADINA HOWARD: FREAK LIKE ME

AALIYAH: BACK & FORTH

SWV: RIGHT HERE (REMIX)

FUNKMASTER FLEX & THE GHETTO CELEBS: SAFE SEX, NO FREAKS

VYBZ CARTEL: SUMMERTIME

DEO FAVENTE: ROADBLOCK

A GUY CALLED GERALD: VOODOO RAY

GAT DECOR: PASSION

MD AT BACK IN THE DAY, SWINDON, SATURDAY 27TH JULY




All set and gassed up for a return visit to Back In The Day in Swindon at the end of the month, dropping 80s and 90s New Jack Swing, hip hop and soulful R&B classics alongside the dude John Mustoe. Oh yes.

GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST, VOL. 21: CHRIS SPIVEY RE WOOLWICH




Blogger and researcher Chris Spivey joins Good Vibrations for Volume 21, as he explains why he remains convinced beyond any reasonable doubt that the apparent 'terrorist' attack on a serving British solider in Woolwich, South London on 22nd May 2013, was in fact a staged hoax event, using actors. 

Chris highlights the many discrepancies which, he says, prove that the official version of events cannot possibly be true, and goes into fine detail regarding many of the strange and inconsistent factors of what was reported in the mainstream media. This serves a prelude to a major, several-thousand-word article on his site, www.chrisspivey.co.uk, which uncovers his extensive findings.


Wednesday, 17 July 2013

MARK DEVLIN LIVE ON OX105FM FROM COWLEY ROAD CARNIVAL, OXFORD. 7 JUL 13




Here's the recording of my live radio set from the excellent Cowley Road Carnival in Oxford on 7th July:


DJ JAZZY JEFF & FRESH PRINCE: SUMMERTIME
ICE CUBE: IT WAS A GOOD DAY
NAS: IT AIN'T HARD TO TELL
ADINA HOWARD: FREAK LIKE ME
AALIYAH: BACK & FORTH
SWV: RIGHT HERE (REMIX)
FUNKMASTER FLEX & THE GHETTO CELEBS: SAFE SEX, NO FREAKS
VYBZ CARTEL: SUMMERTIME
DEO FAVENTE: ROADBLOCK
A GUY CALLED GERALD: VOODOO RAY
GAT DECOR: PASSION
MIGHTY DUB KATZ: JUST ANOTHER GROOVE
HARLEM HUSTLERS: GET ON DOWN (BOOGIE MAN MIX)
INNER LIFE: AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH (WHITE NOISE REMIX)
WHO YORK PLAYERS: PARTY GOIN' ON
ZONA: BEAUTIFUL
KAI & KYLE: HOME
LONDON GRAMMAR: WASTING MY YOUNG YEARS (KDA REMIX)

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

MD GUESTS ON PLANET X RADIO, 14/7/13



US music-maker Geoff Byrd guests alongside Mark Devlin on this latest edition of Planet X Radio. 

Subjects covered include human consciousness, spirituality, Illuminati/ New World Order, symbolism, chemtrails, electro magnetic pollution, mind control techniques, the Bilderberg Group, sound frequencies, and much more!