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Saturday, 31 August 2013

HIP HOP HISTORY: 1993



Musing on just how great the hip-hop music of the early 90s truly was, I remembered this mix I put together back in the day, bringing together all the big jams of 1993, a full 20 years ago.

For all purists, nostalgist, hip hop historians, and lovers of great music - listen, download and enjoy!




1993

Part one:

SOULS OF MISCHIEF: ‘93 TO INFINITY
LORDS OF THE UNDERGROUND: CHIEF ROCKER
WU TANG CLAN: PROTECT YA NECK
ONYX: SLAM
SNOOP DOGGY DOGG: PUMP PUMP
MC LYTE: RUFFNECK
CYPRESS HILL: INSANE IN THE BRAIN
HOUSE OF PAIN: TOP O’ THE MORNIN’
SNOOP DOGGY DOGG: WHAT’S MY NAME?
KRS ONE: SOUND OF DA POLICE
AFRIKA BAMBAATAA: ZULU WAR CHANT
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST: AWARD TOUR
SWV: I’M SO INTO YOU (Teddy Riley Remix)
JADE: DON’T WALK AWAY
WRECKX N EFFECT: MY CUTIE
SWV: IN THE HOUSE

Part two:

SNOOP DOGGY DOGG: LADI DADI
SNOOP DOGGY DOGG: MURDER WAS THE CASE
WU TANG CLAN: C.R.E.A.M
BRAND NUBIAN: ALLAH U AKBAR
NAS: IT AIN’T HARD TO TELL
NAS: IT AIN’T HARD TO TELL (Large Professor Remix)
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST: OH MY GOD
DIAMOND D: BEST KEPT SECRET (45 King Remix)
LORDS OF THE UNDERGROUND: FLOW ON (Pete Rock remix)
DE LA SOUL: BREAKADAWN
KALIPH: ROLLIN’ WID DA CLIQUE
JERU THE DAMAJA: CAN’T STOP THE PROPHET (Pete Rock Remix)
SNOOP DOGGY DOGG: Gs AND HOMIEZ
ICE CUBE: IT WAS A GOOD DAY (Remix)
DARKMAN: YABBA DABBA DO

Thursday, 29 August 2013

GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST, VOL. 22: SONIA BARRETT



Good Vibrations returns after an enforced Summer hiatus as Mark Devlin talks with US researcher and speaker Sonia Barrett, who runs the Inner Bridge Radio and Reality Bridge Magazine portals (http://www.spiritinform.com) 


In this far-reaching conversation she talks about the 'game' of life - the idea that each human soul represents an individual aspect of universal consciousness, having a unique set of experiences through life on earth. While some 'wake up' and remember the purpose of their life journey, many others have opted to live a life of delusion, deliberately removed from great spiritual truths.  

We talk about the need for polarities - that for love and joy to exist, there has to be evil and unhappiness - and discuss the place of the so-called 'elites' within this scenario. We also discuss personal empowerment, and each individual's ability to create for themselves the type of reality they have already chosen.

Monday, 26 August 2013

AUDIO: MARK DEVLIN AT CYBERNETIC'S SUMMER SOUL VIBES, QUEENS PARK, SWINDON, 24/8/13



Here's the audio of my set in the park in Swindon on Saturday. (In memory of the sadly departed soul brother DJ Stu Campbell.) Nice, chilled afternoon vibes all the way!  



MARY J BLIGE FEAT. CL SMOOTH: REMINISCE (BAD BOY REMIX)

BRANDY FEAT. MC LYTE: I WANNA BE DOWN

Y EN VEE: CHOCOLATE

MONICA: DON'T TAKE IT PERSONAL (REMIX)

TOTAL FEAT. NOTORIOUS B.I.G: CAN'T YOU SEE

702 FEAT. MISSY ELLIOTT: STEELO

SWV: RIGHT HERE (HUMAN NATURE REMIX)

NAS: IT AIN'T HARD TO TELL

KEITH MURRAY: THE MOST BEAUTIFULEST THING IN THE WORLD

DJ JAZZY JEFF & FRESH PRINCE: SUMMERTIME

ERIC BENET FEAT. FAITH EVANS: GEORGIE PORGY

KENI BURKE: RISING TO THE TOP

MARY JANE GIRLS: ALL NIGHT LONG

WORL A GIRL: SIX STREET

PATRA: WORKER MAN

SOPHIA GEORGE: GIRLIE GIRLIE

FUGEES: KILLING ME SOFTLY

SOUL II SOUL: JAZZIE'S GROOVE

AALIYAH: BACK & FORTH

YVETTE MICHELLE: EVERY DAY & EVERY NIGHT

GOLDMINE: MIC LOVE

LADAE FEAT. CHUBB ROCK: PARTY 2NITE

Friday, 23 August 2013

CLASSIC RADIO RIP: THE SWING SHIFT, GALAXY 101, 12/6/98




Time for a visit to June 1998, when The Swing Shift had moved to its late-night 12-3am slot. 

This one features a full array of street soul and hip-hop, with plenty of chat in part 2 with MC Kelz and DJ Lynx in the studio, plus a heavyweight mix from Lynx. There are multiple plugs for the massive jam that was happening that weekend at the legendary Forum in Cardiff with Afrika Bambaataa and Jazzy Jay of the Soul Sonic Force and Westwood.

P1:


P2:


P3:


Wednesday, 21 August 2013

MD'S CLUB/ RADIO DATES, AUG/ SEP '13




Saturday 24th August
Cybernetic's Summer Soul Vibes, Queens Park, Swindon (Daytime)

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

Saturday 24th August
The Bank Job, The Old Bank, Swindon

Sunday 25th August
Old School Jams, Yates', Bicester

Saturday 31st August
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 31st August
The Earl, The Second Bridge, Bath

Saturday 7th September
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 7th September
Prive Saturdays, Aura, Manchester

Monday 9th September
Soul City, San Antonio, IBIZA

Saturday 14th September
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 14th September
The Bank Job, The Old Bank, Swindon

Saturday 21st September
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Friday 27th September
TBC, Aberdeen, SCOTLAND

Saturday 28th September
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 28th September
Sumthin Sumthin, The Living Room, Glasgow, SCOTLAND










CYBERNETIC'S SOULFUL SUMMER VIBES, THIS SATURDAY IN SWINDON



Very happy to be participating in this - soulful Summer vibes in the park in Swindon in memory of my sadly departed DJ mate Stu Campbell. A nice family-friendly way to spend Bank Holiday Saturday daytime. Come down and absorb the positive vibes if you can! With DJ Cybernetic, aka, Dale Colsell, Kevin Wilkinson, Paul Carroll.

MD HOSTING THE BANK JOB @ THE OLD BANK, SWINDON, SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST




All set for this one on Bank Holiday Saturday in Swindon. Across-the-board sounds of the type I play on the radio show.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

BLACK SHEEP MAG HOOF: FRACKING/ 'LORD' JOHN BROWNE



Ewen Ramsbottom goes in!  This taken from Black Sheep Magazine.

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Anyone noticed how Insane is the new Normal?  We live in a world where civilians get limbs blown off from remote-controlled drone bombs to 'protect them'. Where the industrial poison sodium fluoride is added to drinking water, toothpaste and mouthwash because it's 'good for teeth', and where thousands of trails of toxic chemical cocktails containing assorted carcinogens are sprayed into the skies daily from aircraft to 'help combat global warming' (which is a manufactured lie anyway.) If this world were truly sane, and the above were outlined as the plot to some ambitious Hollywood movie, the script would be thrown out on the basis of it being a bit far-fetched. Yet this is our daily reality. And as the late, great US comedian George Carlin once observed, 'nobody seems to care, nobody seems to notice.

This month, a new insanity has been making British headlines. (It's been in the alternative media for ages, of course, but the mainstream hacks have only just caught up with it, bless 'em.) The blockade at the village of Balcombe in West Sussex against energy giant Cuadrilla and their plans to roll out a UK-wide system of hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking', has brought this most lunatic of procedures into the public domain.

Even the official version of what's involved must surely sound an alarm bell or two, (and it's worth reflecting on why France's Francois Hollande has outlined the process in France for the entirety of his presidency on grounds of public health and safety.)

Fracking mines drill deep into the earth's geology, creating a shaft down which millions of gallons of fresh water, laced with sand and a cocktail of chemicals (the nature of which the fracking industry has not been called on to reveal,) are flushed at extremely high pressure. This causes the rocks deep beneath the surface to fracture and unleash deposits of shale gas and methane.

The idea is that the gases escape through the shaft. But with the ground shattered to pieces, inevitably much of it will seep up through the rock, escaping to the surface, and contaminating the groundwater supply in the process. What do you think happens to most of the water after the job, by the way?  The fracking industry by its own admission considers a recovery of as little as 60 per cent of the water to be a success. The rest of it, (bearing in mind it's laced with undisclosed chemicals, don't forget), disappears into the earth's geology. Even the mainstream rags have been paying lip service to some of the many environmental and health and safety risks involved.

The procedure is well-established in the US and Australia, among other regions, and films such as Josh Fox's 'Gasland' have documented the many risks involved. There's footage of landowners being able to ignite water from standing pipes on fracked land with a match. There have been earthquakes following fracking operations. There's a well-documented incident where the pressure build-up caused one mine to blow up, sending a crane flying into a nearby truck. That's before you consider the logistical and environmental impact of transporting millions of gallons of filtered water (because only fresh water works, apparently) to the fracking sites, at a time when hosepipe bans are still in place in many parts of the UK and water suppliers constantly urge us to 'use water sparingly'.

(Funny how these resources can always be found from somewhere when there are colossal million-dollar government contracts up for grabs, isn't it?  It reminds me of how, in the midst of the harshest 'austerity' measures and cuts in government benefits to the poor in a generation, somehow the nation's coffers can still stretch to the billions of pounds it spends each year on warfare and weaponry to aid its continued colonisation of resource-rich countries, located comfortably enough away from Britain for most people not to spend any time worrying about. But I digress.)

Despite all this, however, the blockade at Balcombe by a wonderful bunch of folks with a collective conscience, shows the real power the people have when they come together united in a cause, as Cuadrilla has been forced to cease its operations in that location, and the police have been evidently frustrated by the forceful, yet peaceful nature of the gathering. They know how to crack heads together, but they seem a bit stumped on how to handle peaceful, intelligent, well-informed protest.

The rest of the UK would do well to follow Balcombe's example, too, because some 64 per cent of the UK mainland has been identified as lying over shale gas deposits, making all these areas rich pickings for the greedy, immoral fracking industry. And even if the above insanities don't frighten the nation into paying some much-needed attention, the effect that a nearby fracking mine has been shown to have on property prices should. In the Blackpool area of the North West, a UK fracturing hotspot, homeowners have discovered their properties have bombed in value virtually overnight. Hardly surprising, either.

And so - at last - we move on to the ultimate subject of this Hoof. It strikes me that in the case of any insanity such as this, some individual must bear some personal responsibility. Step forward the excitingly-named 'Lord' (the Establishment's choice of wording, not mine) John Browne, CEO of Cuadrilla, Ex BP chief, (you know, that nice company that poisoned the Mexican Gulf) and extremely influential government peer. Browne stands a shining example of a greedy, immoral, self-serving sociopath, who values his own salary, pension plan, mansions and yachts above the well-being of a nation. Who has zero concern for the health risks his company poses to regular, everyday people, especially children, (apart from his own, presumably.) And who has zero regard for preserving the earth, on which all humanity depends for continued survival. A government contract worth millions is worth more than all of that.

This man needs to bear the responsibility for facilitating Cuadrilla's role in this, (as do the heads of the other global frackers, because there are many of them at it.) If he had an ounce of integrity, human compassion or conscience, he would not be heading up such a monstrous operation. So, Browne can take everything that's coming to him for this. He's made his choice.

(Don't think for one minute that pathetic, spineless yes-man Cameron gets excused from any of this, by the way, with his outright lies about fracking being 'absolutely safe' just because his own pockets have been lined to say so. We'll deal with that sickening, cowardly traitor another time!)

The official line has it that fracking is absolutely necessary to secure the ongoing fuel supplies that the nation is going to need moving forward. But this wouldn't be the case had governments invested in the technology proposed by the genius Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla, who early last century pioneered the use of 'free energy' - tapping into the naturally-occurring abundant supply of universal energy from which all things are comprised, and harnessing it, at zero cost, as an infinite energy source. Although Tesla tried to take this concept to the US government with the benefit of humanity in mind, the psychopathic Establishment of course just conned him out of the patent, and shelved it, never intending to develop it when other money-spinning, resource-depleting, earth-destroying methods could be used.

Browne surely knows about this. As do his accomplices in this outrage. And these are the people we trust to run our nation's infrastructure.

'Lord' John Browne. My job, my money, my career, eh John?  What else could matter?

Monday, 19 August 2013

CLASSIC RADIO RIP: THE SWING SHIFT, GALAXY 101, 12/6/98



Time for a visit to June 1998, when The Swing Shift had moved to its late-night 12-3am slot. 

This one features a full array of street soul and hip-hop, with plenty of chat in part 2 with MC Kelz and DJ Lynx in the studio, plus a heavyweight mix from Lynx. There are multiple plugs for the massive jam that was happening that weekend at the legendary Forum in Cardiff with Afrika Bambaataa and Jazzy Jay of the Soul Sonic Force and Westwood.

P1:


P2:


P3:



THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 17/8/13



THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 17TH AUGUST 2013


Listen Again/ Download links:

Part 1:


Part 2:



CELL BROCCO: LITTLE BIT IN LOVE

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

MARC JB & INAYA DAY: EVERY BREATH (DIRECTORS CUT CLASSIC CLUB MIX)

MIKE MAGO: THE SHOW (FRIEND WITHIN REMIX)

RAPSODY: KINGSHIP

CASTLE: OPIUM (BLUEPRINT REMIX)

DELIWAVE: MISS LONDON

UNION BLAK: BRAKES

THE RUB FEAT. TATIANA OWENS & BIGG BASE: BLACK & WHITE (TRACKADAMIKS REMIX)

BONECRUSHER FEAT. RAHEEM DEVAUGHN: VIBRATION

OLD TO THE NEW:
JOHN LEGEND FEAT. ANDRE 3000: GREEN LIGHT (2010)

JOHN LEGEND: MADE TO LOVE (FRIEND WITHIN REMIX)

SAFFIRE D'SOUL: SWEET MUSIC (NDREAD REMIX)

LITTLE NIKKI: LITTLE NIKKI SAYS (GRANT NELSON VOCAL MIX)

PARDESSA: I'M YOURS (TOBY IOI REMIX)

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
KON FEAT. BEN WESTBEECH: YOU DON'T KNOW (I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR YOU)

TORTURED SOUL FEAT. N'DEA DAVENPORT: MIGHT DO SOMETHING WRONG

UPTOWN XO: FINDING MY WAY

BIG NOYD, ALI VEGAS & NATURE: SOUTHSIDE

THE RUB FEAT. LIL FAME & MISUN: FEEL YOU (MARCO POLO REMIX)

DJ MIX: MARK DEVLIN BEATMASTERS MIX: RZA

WU TANG CLAN: C.R.E.A.M
WU TANG CLAN: CAN IT ALL BE SO SIMPLE
OL’ DIRTY BASTARD: SHIMMY SHIMMY YA
OL’ DIRTY BASTARD: BROOKLYN ZOO
GENIUS AKA GZA: LIQUID SWORDS
RAEKWON: ICE CREAM
WU TANG CLAN: TRIUMPH
METHOD MAN Featuring MARY J BLIGE: ALL I NEED
METHOD MAN Featuring MARY J BLIGE: ALL I NEED (Remix)
RZA: WU WEAR: THE GARMENT RENAISSANCE
WU TANG CLAN: WU TANG CLAIN AIN’T NUTTIN TA F**K WIT’
METHOD MAN: RELEASE YO’ DELF
METHOD MAN: M.E.T.H.O.D MAN
CHEF RAEKWON: GLACIERS OF ICE
METHOD MAN: BRING THE PAIN
WU TANG CLAN: PROTECT YA NECK

Sunday, 18 August 2013

JUST BUGGIN' ILLUMINATI SPECIAL, SUMMER 2013 EDITION




Here we go with the newest selection of real music old and new from switched-on, awakened artists, addressing many aspects of the truth/ conspiracy/ consciousness fields. An empowering antidote to the mind-melting spirit-crushing garbage permeating the mainstream! Real music for free thinkers. 

Now it's our turn.


JUST BUGGIN' ILLUMINATI SPECIAL: SUMMER 2013 EDITION


PUBLIC ENEMY: FIGHT THE POWER (1989)

DISL AUTOMATIC: THE SOUND OF FREEDOM

TERAWRIZT & TONY MAHONEY: NEVER QUIT

COSMIC SOUL POETRY: KEMPTON COLLABORATIONS

KILLAH PRIEST FEAT. HELL RAZAH: ONE STEP (1998)

RAS KASS: ORDO AB CHAO (1996)

ETANA: BETTER TOMORROW

INDIA ARIE: I AM LIGHT

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD: CHAMPIONS

IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE FEAT. MELA MACHINKO: NATURAL BEAUTY (2011)

KLEVAKEYS FEAT. DIAMOND DANCER: RAISING VIBRATIONS

K-RINO: SOLITARY CONFINEMENT (2009)

SPEECH DEBELLE: COLLAPSE

CROWSTICK: THE PEACE SONG (2009)

G.E.M.S (TRAGIC ALLIES & TRAGEDY KHADAFI): WITHOUT YOU

UNKNOWN FEAT. JORDAN MAXWELL: METALLIC SERPENTS

DJ WRONG & OLD HARRY ROX: THOUGHT CRIME

DON THEORIST: ACROSS THE LINES

PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY: SECRET SOCIETY SPEECH

Saturday, 17 August 2013

CLASSIC RADIO RIP: THE SWING SHIFT, GALAXY 101, 29/8/97




Here we go then with another vintage episode of The Swing Shift on Galaxy 101. This one's from 29th August 1997, which means Princess Diana had little more than 24 hours to live. 

Already, you can hear the music had started to wane from the 1996 selection - the last consistently decent year for R&B and hip-hop!  But even so, the Class of '97 remains far superior to the output of the following decade. This instalment features DJ Diggz and MC Krissy Kriss of Soul Power in their regular mix spot, plus Bristol's Mixmaster M and JNR in a guest mix, alongside vocalist NQ.


Wednesday, 14 August 2013

CLASSIC RADIO RIP: THE SWING SHIFT, GALAXY 101, 9/8/96



Back into the archives for another edition of my Swing Shift show from Galaxy 101 Bristol, this one dated at 9th August 1996. 

The usual hip-hop section appears to be absent from this one, so it's soul/ swing all the way. Part 2 consists of an extended selection of late-night Slow Jams. A reminder of how consistently great the music all used to be!

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Part 2:

MD HOSTING THE BANK JOB @ THE OLD BANK, SWINDON, SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST



All set for this one on Bank Holiday Saturday in Swindon. Across-the-board sounds of the type I play on the radio show.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

MD'S CLUB/ RADIO DATES, AUG/ SEP '13



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

Saturday 17th August
The Kingsbury, Aylesbury

Saturday 24th August
Cybernetic's Summer Soul Vibes, Queens Park, Swindon (Daytime)

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

Saturday 24th August
The Bank Job, The Old Bank, Swindon

Sunday 25th August
Old School Jams, Yates', Bicester

Monday 26th August
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY
Fish Out Of Water, OX105FM, Oxford (7-9pm)

Saturday 31st August
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 7th September
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 7th September
Prive Saturdays, Aura, Manchester

Monday 9th September
Soul City, San Antonio, IBIZA

Saturday 14th September
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 14th September
The Bank Job, The Old Bank, Swindon

Saturday 21st September
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Friday 27th September
TBC, Aberdeen, SCOTLAND

Saturday 28th September
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 28th September
Sumthin Sumthin, The Living Room, Glasgow, SCOTLAND










THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 10/8/13



THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 10TH AUGUST 2013


Listen Again/ Download links:

Part 1:


Part 2:



LITTLE NIKKI: LITTLE NIKKI SAYS (GRANT NELSON VOCAL MIX)

SAFFIRE D'SOUL: SWEET MUSIC (NDREAD REMIX)

PARDESSA: I'M YOURS (TOBY IOI REMIX)

IMAGINATION FEAT. LEEE JOHN: KRASH (FUNKYSTEPZ REMIX)

UPTOWN XO: FINDING MY WAY

PETE ROCK & CAMP LO FEAT. TALIB KWELI: LADIES & GENTLEMEN (INTRODUCING 80 BLOCKS)

CASTLE: OPIUM (BLUEPRINT REMIX)

R.A THE RUGGED MAN FEAT. HOPSIN & JARREN BENTON: UNDERGROUND HITS

OLD TO THE NEW:
JILL SCOTT: GETTING IN THE WAY (2000)

ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT FEAT. JILL SCOTT: CALLS

BONECRUSHER FEAT. RAHEEM DEVAUGHN: VIBRATION

TORTURED SOUL FEAT. N'DEA DAVENPORT: MIGHT DO SOMETHING WRONG

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

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
CELL BROCCO: LITTLE BIT IN LOVE

MARC JB & INAYA DAY: EVERY BREATH (DIRECTORS CUT CLASSIC CLUB MIX)

MIKE MAGO: THE SHOW (FRIEND WITHIN REMIX)

DENNIS FERRER: MIND UR STEP

THE RUB FEAT. TATIANA OWENS & BIGG BASE: BLACK & WHITE (TRACKADAMIKS REMIX)

E THA MAD ASSASSIN: CAN'T GET ENOUGH

RAPPER BIG POOH: DON'T CHANGE

BIG NOYD, ALI VEGAS & NATURE: SOUTHSIDE

DJ MIX: MARK DEVLIN LATE 90s REVIVAL MIX