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Monday, 31 March 2014

MD'S DIARY BLOG, MARCH '14



Saturday 8th March marked a visit to the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, a place I've DJed a few times before. This excursion involved a Wizzair crack-of-dawn departure out of the New World Order concentration camp that is Luton Airport. A none-too-glamourous journey, but they got me there in one piece which is the important thing, I guess. In the evening I was met at my hotel by Lithuanian kingpin DJ Mantini who, a previous chat revealed, shares my birthday, only ten years apart. After a quick tour of the city's streets, we ended up in V for Vilnius bar, location for the rest of the night. Shortly afterwards, a bearded DJ by the name of Thomas arrived to set up decks and a mixer at one end of the bar, and proceeded to play everything from Tom Jones to Galliano. I think 'eclectic' is the word. We were joined a short while later by DJ Mamania, with whom I've played on two previous occasions.


Back at my hotel, I realised it was the one Mamania had put me in three years earlier, and that it's opposite the former Gravity and G Stars nightclub. This was situated in a Cold War-era underground bunker, and is one of the most fascinating locations I've played, although it's sadly now out of business. Nothing stays the same for long in the difficult world of clubland!


Sunday was a day of glorious warm sunshine, and I spent it exploring the back streets of Vilnius old town, taking in the history as well as a bite to eat at Raw Raw, a vegan raw food restaurant. I'll be seeking out a few more of these on my travels.


A quick jaunt was on the agenda again on Friday 21st, this time north of the border to Scotland. I must have visited the Highlands a good 8-10 times now, particularly the area around Loch Ness, and I feel such an affinity with the region that it's got me wondering if I lived there in a previous life!  I certainly get a sense of calm and familiarity, so relish any opportunity to get back up there. All previous visits have been road trips. On this occasion I flew for the first time into tiny Inverness Airport, and from there, took a coach South to Fort William, the town built in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Scotland's tallest mountain. The 100-minute drive on the A82 takes in the entirety of Loch Ness, making for great scenery. Sadly, I didn't go far South enough to catch a glimpse of Glencoe, surely the most stunning and awesome part of all of the UK. I'd wondered if I'd get a chance to see the infamous Boleskine House, one-time residence of the famous Satanist Alesteir Crowley, and later Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, which I mention in my music industry talks. Unfortunately, the house is on the other side of the Loch, quite remote and poorly served by main roads, so not on this occasion, sadly.

Flying back to Gatwick on Saturday, I was due to DJ later that night again at Jak's in Chelsea. It made no logistical sense to drive back to Oxfordshire, only to head straight back to London just an hour later, so I killed a few hours on the streets, firstly grabbing a meal in Uxbridge, then wandering the streets of Chelsea to kill time, settling down to work just as I'd started to feel like a vagrant.

This month's Good Vibrations podcast series continued with a volume addressing the fascinating subject of synchronicity and number coincidences with Canadian researcher Mark Grant. The Universe wasn't with me on this one, the Skype call being cursed with appalling quality throughout. If you can overlook the resulting sound quality, however, Mark gets into some amazing information - particularly when he starts recounting how the number 44 has figured synchronistically in his life. In my family it's always 29. We get into all of this, and what it might possibly mean:


The follow-up was a fascinating chat with US researcher and scholar Jay Weidner, all about the hidden (and not so hidden) symbolism in the movies of Stanley Kubrick, and going on to discuss the dark influences of Saturn on human history. A real mindbender, this one!



I've now got into a routine on Saturday evenings involving being on the radio twice. First off is my re-born Sound Of Now show on Destiny 105FM in Oxford from 6 to 8pm. This is a showcase of new music from various genres that I'm personally feeling, ranging from soulful house and garage to underground hip hop. Then from 7-9pm, it's the turn of The Sound Of Freedom, the two-hour conscious music showcase on The People's Voice. I featured artist interviews from MC Swayze, Ireland's Terawrizt, and the totally awesome Alais Clay this month. All volumes so far are available to download from my Soundcloud page at:



The month ended with a rare excursion east to Ipswich on Saturday 29th. I'd only ever played there before at a charity event in 2001 where I first met DJ Karl Cross, a bit of a legendary figure in East Anglia. The gig was a throwback session called Re-Wined (see what they did there?) at a venue known simply as The Wine Bar. It was a fun session where I got to play everything from Aaliyah to Mobb Deep. Ipswich is a long way though, making for a punishing drive home, not helped by the brilliant decision to close the M25, forcing me on to the North Circular all the way around London. The clocks changing also brought about a lost hour of sleep, which I can scarcely do without!

... and that was March. 

Sunday, 30 March 2014

GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST, VOL. 35: JAY WEIDNER




Hidden symbolism in the movies of Stanley Kubrick, and the dark influences of Saturn are the broad subject areas in Volume 35, as Mark Devlin talks to US filmmaker, author and esoteric scholar Jay Weidner. His 'Kubrick's Odyssey' DVD series puts forward the theory that Kubrick was hired by the powers that be to fake the footage of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and that the sets on '2001: A Space Odyssey' were a practice run for this. Later, Kubrick placed visual clues into his version of 'The Shining' to reveal cryptically what really happened.

In fact, says Weidner, all of Kubrick's latter films are encoded with great truths which we're only today starting to understand. Kubrick understood the elite/ Illuminati agenda, and depicted this in films such as 'Dr Strangelove' and the satanic ritual-laden 'Eyes Wide Shut', released just after Kubrick's sudden death, and with 25 minutes of footage cut out by the studio. We also discuss the iconic black monolith of '2001', the significance of the movie depicting the year in which 9/11 would come to pass, and the question of Saturn in the original screenplay being replaced by Jupiter for the movie.

We move on to the nature of Saturn itself, discussing the many ways it has been allegorically portrayed through the ages, the suggestion that it was originally a sun to our planet before being displaced by a massive cataclysm, and the dark power that it seems to now exert over humanity, with Satanism actually meaning Saturnism.

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM ON THE PEOPLE'S VOICE. SHOW 14. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS


THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, ON THE PEOPLE'S VOICE
PROGRAMME 14.
AIRDATE: SATURDAY 29TH MARCH 2014


Listen Again/ Download links:

Hour 1:


Hour 2:



ALAIS CLAY FEAT. STEVE GRANT. EMPIRE

CALE SAMPSON: THE MONEY SONG

GEOFF BYRD: BLUE (FLY FREE) 

JAY ELECTRONICA FEAT. LATONYA GIVENS. BETTER IN TUNE WITH THE INFINITE

FREEDOM: ANGELS AND MONKEYS

MWORLD KNIGHTS: BRAND NEW 

FREEDOM FEAT. DAVID ICKE: END OF SECRETS

BOB MARLEY. SO MUCH TROUBLE IN THE WORLD 

JUNIOR MURVIN. POLICE AND THIEVES 

JAH SUN FEAT. PEETAH. A HEART LIKE A LION 

PAYDAY. EVERYBODY KNOWS

TRUTH TRIP:
FATBACK BAND: IS THIS THE FUTURE?

THE THE: THE BEAT(EN) GENERATION

EURYTHMICS: SEXCRIME (1984)

ALAIS CLAY: REVERSE HYPNOSIS INTRO

ALAIS CLAY FEAT. PAYDAY MONSANTO: HEAVY KOOLAID

ALAIS CLAY INTERVIEW P1

ALAIS CLAY: DEADLY RAIN

ALAIS CLAY INTERVIEW P2

ALAIS CLAY: NEW WORLD POLICE STATE

ALAIS CLAY INTERVIEW P3

ALAIS CLAY: RAINBOW WARRIORS


THE SOUND OF NOW, DESTINY 105.1. PLAYLIST FOR 29/3/14



THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN
DESTINY 105.1FM, OXFORD
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 29TH MARCH 2014


DJ Q FEAT. KAI RYDER: BE MINE 

MISS COCO BROWN: DESTINY (YLLAVATION DEEP AND SOULFUL MIX) 

NINETEEN 96 FEAT. GIFT: TELL ME (EXTENDED MIX) 

LIGHT WORK: AFTER MIDNIGHT 

DEE DEE KAYE FEAT. MC NEAT: STEP INTO MY LIFE (ORIGINAL EXTENDED) 

CALE SAMPSON: REACH UP

ALAIS CLAY FEAT. PAYDAY MONSANTO: HEAVY KOOLAID

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
BISHOP NEHRU: YOU STRESSIN

AKD & DEEPSTAR FEAT. AG: NO MERCY  

WU TANG CLAN: KEEP WATCH  

SECOND CITY: I WANNA FEEL (ORIGINAL) 

NIGHTCRAWLERS VS DJ SKT: PUSH THE FEELING 2014 

EMILIA MAJELLO & GEMAN: REBEL IN HEAVEN (EXTENDED MIX) 

MATTHEW BANDY FEAT. DIANE CHARLEMAGNE: PIECES OF MY DREAMS (ORIGINAL) 

THE LAYABOUTS: LET ME GO (ORIGINAL MIX) 

CROOKERS: HEAVY HYBRID THEORY REMIX) 

XPLODER: MUSIC MAKES ME HIGH (DJ Q REMIX) 

ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT FEAT. JILL SCOTT & PHAROAHE MONCH: CALLS (REMIX)

DA PROFESSOR: PEACE AND UNITY 

THE LOX: NEW YORK CITY 

GUEST DJ MIX: KARL CROSS OLD SCHOOL REVIVAL SESSION














Saturday, 29 March 2014

MD AT RE-WINE'D, IPSWICH, TONIGHT



All about this one tonight. Old school throwbacks in Ipswich alongside the legendary Karl Cross.

Friday, 28 March 2014

GEMS FROM THE ARCHIVES: MARK DEVLIN AT PLUMM, NEW YORK CITY, 3/2/07


A warm-up set recorded at Plumm in Manhattan, formerly the celebrated live music spot Nells, and site of the video for Notorious BIG's 'Big Poppa'. Lots of 2006-era R&B and hip-hop. Hardly golden years material, but still a far cry from the garbage of 2008 onwards!


Thursday, 27 March 2014

GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST, VOL. 35: JAY WEIDNER



Hidden symbolism in the movies of Stanley Kubrick, and the dark influences of Saturn are the broad subject areas in Volume 35, as Mark Devlin talks to US filmmaker, author and esoteric scholar Jay Weidner. His 'Kubrick's Odyssey' DVD series puts forward the theory that Kubrick was hired by the powers that be to fake the footage of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and that the sets on '2001: A Space Odyssey' were a practice run for this. Later, Kubrick placed visual clues into his version of 'The Shining' to reveal cryptically what really happened.

In fact, says Weidner, all of Kubrick's latter films are encoded with great truths which we're only today starting to understand. Kubrick understood the elite/ Illuminati agenda, and depicted this in films such as 'Dr Strangelove' and the satanic ritual-laden 'Eyes Wide Shut', released just after Kubrick's sudden death, and with 25 minutes of footage cut out by the studio. We also discuss the iconic black monolith of '2001', the significance of the movie depicting the year in which 9/11 would come to pass, and the question of Saturn in the original screenplay being replaced by Jupiter for the movie.

We move on to the nature of Saturn itself, discussing the many ways it has been allegorically portrayed through the ages, the suggestion that it was originally a sun to our planet before being displaced by a massive cataclysm, and the dark power that it seems to now exert over humanity, with Satanism actually meaning Saturnism.

MARK DEVLIN INTERVIEWS ALAIS CLAY



An interview with Colombian/ US rapper/ singer Alais Clay, examining her motivations for making her honest and incisive brand of truth music, along with a handful of tracks from her 'timeless 'Reverse Hypnosis' album including the Truth Banger 'Heavy Koolaid'!


Sunday, 23 March 2014

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM ON THE PEOPLE'S VOICE. SHOW 13. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS


THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, ON THE PEOPLE'S VOICE
PROGRAMME 13
AIRDATE: SATURDAY 22ND MARCH 2014


Listen Again/ Download links:

Hour 1:


Hour 2:



ALAIS CLAY: REVERSE HYPNOSIS INTRO

ALAIS CLAY FEAT. PAYDAY MONSANTO: HEAVY KOOLAID

NEXT GEN: F THE BEDROOM TAX

MADPACK: FUCK THE GOVERNMENT

MARCEL CARTIER: HANDS OFF SYRIA

CHUCK FENDER: MURDERER

MAX ROMEO: I CHASE THE DEVIL

JIMMY CLIFF: THE HARDER THEY COME

SOLO BANTON: NO

ALAIS CLAY: WAKE 'EM UP

PAYDAY MONSANTO: CLIMATE CHANGE

FREE BEES: 911'S A LIE (STAYIN' ALIVE)

TRUTH TRIP:
ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS: GOOD TIMES 

JOHN LENNON: BORROWED TIME 

QUEEN: THESE ARE THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES 

C&C MUSIC FACTORY: PRIDE ( A DEEPER LOVE)

SABRINA JOHNSTON: PEACE IN THE VALLEY

LIBERATION: LIBERATION 2

GUEST ARTIST INTERVIEW: TERAWRIZT (IRELAND)

TERAWRIZT & TONY MAHONEY: EXECUTIVE ORDER

TERAWRIZT & TONY MAHONEY: DON'T FORGET

TERAWRIZT: THE REAL WORLD


MD'S CLUB/ RADIO DATES, MAR/ APR '14



Saturday 29th March
The Sound Of Now, Destiny 105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 29th March
The Sound Of Freedom, The People's Voice (7-9pm)

Saturday 29th March
Re-Wined, The Wine Bar, Ipswich

Saturday 5th April
The Sound Of Now, Destiny 105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 5th April
The Sound Of Freedom, The People's Voice (7-9pm)

Saturday 5th April
Jak's, Chelsea, London

Saturday 12th April
The Sound Of Now, Destiny 105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 12th April
The Sound Of Freedom, The People's Voice (7-9pm)

GOOD FRIDAY
Friday 18th April
Zefi, Chelsea, London

EASTER SATURDAY
Saturday 19th April
The Sound Of Now, Destiny 105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

EASTER SATURDAY
Saturday 19th April
The Sound Of Freedom, The People's Voice (7-9pm)

EASTER SATURDAY
Saturday 19th April
Zefi, Chelsea, London

Saturday 26th April
The Sound Of Now, Destiny 105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 26th April
The Sound Of Freedom, The People's Voice (7-9pm)



Thursday, 20 March 2014

MARK DEVLIN INTERVIEWS ALAIS CLAY


An interview with Colombian/ US rapper/ singer Alais Clay, examining her motivations for making her honest and incisive brand of truth music, along with a handful of tracks from her 'timeless 'Reverse Hypnosis' album including the Truth Banger 'Heavy Koolaid'!



Wednesday, 19 March 2014

GEMS FROM THE ARCHIVES: MARK DEVLIN AT STADT PALAIS, MONCHENGLADBACH, 25/2/00


Back to early 2000 for this one, and another gig in Germany as part of the launch of Touch Magazine in that part of the world. Happy memories of Stadt Palais, at the time a legendary venue for the music, now long since closed after an alleged murder there!


Sunday, 16 March 2014

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, ON THE PEOPLE'S VOICE. SHOW 12. PROBLEM/ SOLUTION EDITION



THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, ON THE PEOPLE'S VOICE
PROGRAMME 12. PROBLEM/ SOLUTION EDITION
AIRDATE: SATURDAY 15TH MARCH 2014


Listen Again/ Download links:

Hour 1:



Hour 2:



LONG LASTIN': GOOD VIBRATIONS

PROBLEM:

LONG LASTIN' FEAT. DAVID ICKE: ME, ME, ME!

PUBLIC ENEMY: WTF

CANIBUS: CHANNEL ZERO

STEVE WILKS: LIVING WITH THE DEVIL 

AKALA FEAT. LOWKEY: BEHIND MY PAINTED SMILE

K-RINO: SOLITARY CONFINEMENT 

DISPOSABLE HEROES OF HIPHOPRISY: TELEVISION, THE DRUG OF THE NATION 

JERU THA DAMAJA: SCIENTIFICAL MADNESS

IMANI HEKIMA: JUST BENEATH THE SKIN

CROWSTICK: THE PEACE SONG


SOLUTION:


SGB: WHEN WORDS FAIL MUSIC SPEAKS INTRO

DISL AUTOMATIC: THE SOUND OF FREEDOM 

DAN LE SAC: STAKE A CLAIM 

INDIE ARIE: I AM LIGHT

IMANI HEKIMA: ROBOTS REBELLION

DEAD PREZ: THE AWAKENING

MAYAMOSE: THE AWAKENING 

ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT FEAT. COMMON & PATRICK STUMP: I STAND ALONE

JOHN LEGEND & THE ROOTS FEAT. MELANIE FIONA: WAKE UP EVERYBODY

JILL SCOTT: GOLDEN

MOODSWINGS: SPIRITUAL HIGH (MOODFOOD MEGAMIX) 

DEAD PREZ: LEARNING GROWING CHANGING

BILL HICKS: LIFE IS LIKE AN AMUSEMENT PARK RIDE






Friday, 14 March 2014

CROWSTICK FEAT. TONY BENN: THE PEACE SONG


Scroll through to around 3:23 for a brilliantly stirring anti-war speech from Tony Benn as a reminder of how he'll be missed. Great song overall from Crowstick too. 

GEMS FROM THE ARCHIVES: MARK DEVLIN & SIMONE LIVE AT MUSIC HALL, COLOGNE, 2/4/00


Pure nostalgia and pure jokes. A club set in Cologne as part of the Touch Magazine Germany Tour in 2000, with Nottingham's MC Simone (now known as C-Mone) blessing the mic. From the days when Sisqo's 'Thong Song' was inexplicably the biggest 'R&B' tune of the moment, and Crooklyn Clan cut and paste joints ruled the party. Great days, great memories!

Thursday, 13 March 2014

MBEs to B-BOYS: MARK DEVLIN CHATS WITH JONZI D


A conversation with British dancer, MC and all-round hip-hop entrepreneur Jonzi D. We get into his reasons for declining the offer of a recent MBE, and go on to talk about the upcoming Breakin' Convention at Sadlers' Wells Theatre in London in May, now into its 11th year, along with its UK Tour. 

Monday, 10 March 2014

MD'S CLUB/ RADIO DATES, MARCH/ APRIL '14



Saturday 8th March
The Sound Of Now, Destiny 105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 8th March
The Sound Of Freedom, The People's Voice (7-9pm)

Saturday 8th March
With DJ Mantini, Vilnius, LITHUANIA

Friday 14th March
Zefi, Chelsea, London

Saturday 15th March
The Sound Of Now, Destiny 105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 15th March
The Sound Of Freedom, The People's Voice (7-9pm)

Saturday 22nd March
Zefi, Chelsea, London

Saturday 22nd March
The Sound Of Now, Destiny 105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 22nd March
The Sound Of Freedom, The People's Voice (7-9pm)

Saturday 15th March
Jak's, Chelsea, London

Saturday 29th March
The Sound Of Now, Destiny 105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 29th March
The Sound Of Freedom, The People's Voice (7-9pm)

Saturday 29th March
Re-Wined, The Wine Bar, Ipswich

Saturday 5th April
The Sound Of Now, Destiny 105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 5th April
The Sound Of Freedom, The People's Voice (7-9pm)

Saturday 12th April
The Sound Of Now, Destiny 105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 12th April
The Sound Of Freedom, The People's Voice (7-9pm)

GOOD FRIDAY
Friday 18th April
Zefi, Chelsea, London

EASTER SATURDAY
Saturday 19th April
The Sound Of Now, Destiny 105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

EASTER SATURDAY
Saturday 19th April
The Sound Of Freedom, The People's Voice (7-9pm)

EASTER SATURDAY
Saturday 19th April
Zefi, Chelsea, London

Saturday 26th April
The Sound Of Now, Destiny 105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 26th April
The Sound Of Freedom, The People's Voice (7-9pm)












Sunday, 9 March 2014

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM ON THE PEOPLE'S VOICE. SHOW 11. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS


THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, ON THE PEOPLE'S VOICE
PROGRAMME 11
AIRDATE: SATURDAY 8TH MARCH 2014


Listen Again/ Download links:

Hour 1:


Hour 2:


** NOTE ** - Soundcloud's cold, automated New World Order fascist electronic surveillance system rejected all three of the Truth Trip tracks in this week's selection, and these had to be removed for it to accept the upload. If you want the full, uncut version of Hour 2, therefore, please grab it from Mediafire at the following link:




CALE SAMPSON: THE TRUTH IS

SUSPECT: SECRET SOCIETY

TERAWRIZT: BALLAD OF A FALLEN ANGEL

MADPACK: YOU'RE NOT READY

BOB MARLEY: WAR (MATTY G REMIX)

DUB PISTOLS FEAT. AKALA & DAN BOWSKILL: WEST END STORY

VINNIE PAZ: YOU CAN'T STAY NEUTRAL ON A MOVING TRAIN

INDIE ARIE: I AM LIGHT

DES'REE: YOU GOTTA BE

LAURYN HILL: I GET OUT

TRUTH TRIP:
LABI SIFFRE: SOMETHING INSIDE SO STRONG (1987)

BILL WITHERS: LEAN ON ME (1972)

BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE (PEOPLE GET READY) (1977)

SUSPECT: SPIRITUAL REVOLUTION

ABOVE THE LAW: FREEDOM OF SPEECH (1991)

JAMALSKI: A PIECE OF REALITY (1991)

PUBLIC ENEMY: FIGHT THE POWER (1989)

GUEST ARTIST INTERVIEW: MC SWAYZE

MC SWAYZE: CORPORATE JAWS

MC SWAYZE: BREAKOUT

MC SWAYZE FEAT. DANA: UNFOLDING THOUGHTS