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Saturday, 29 November 2014

THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST FOR 29/11/14



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


LAUREN ASHLEIGH: TOUCH ME (FINAL CUTT COLLECTIVE REMIX) 

OXIDE & NEUTRINO: MARIMBA (ENERGY MIX) 

NATHASSIA DEVINE: STAR SAPPHIRE (SOUL FUNKTION DEEP SOUL VOCAL MIX) 

HIGH CONTRAST FEAT. CLARE MAGUIRE: WHO'S LOVING YOU (CPS REMIX) 

TWB: DON'T LOOK ANY FURTHER (LOGISTICS REMIX) 

BUGGS THA ROCKA: BAD HABITS 

APOLLO BROWN & RAS KASS: DELIVER US FROM EVIL

NAS: THE SEASON

RAH DIGGA: THINKIN OUT LOUD 

MC JADE FEAT. SI: ALMOST FORGOTTEN 

CLEAN BANDIT FEAT. JESS GLYNNE: REAL LOVE (SKT MIX)

OSCAR LINDAHL, BARBARA TUCKER & DJQ. GIVE IT TO ME (EXTENDED MIX) 

KNOX FEAT. AARON GRAY: HALLEJULAH (KNOX AND WOZNIAK PERFECT MIX 

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
IMAANI: YEAH (THE LAYABOUTS REMIX)

ELICIT: I WANNA BE YOUR LOVER (EST 1987 REMIX) 

FRIEND WITHIN: THE HOLIDAY 

SHAUN ESCOFFREY: PEOPLE (GIL CANGS REMIX) 

RANSOM: FALLIN' 

DJ JS-1 FEAT. OC: TURN THE TABLES 

PRHYME (DJ PREMIER & ROYCE DA 5’9″): COURTESY 

THE AUDIBLE DOCTOR FEAT. GUILTY SIMPSON: LEAVE ME ALONE

GORGON CITY: ELEVATE

CESAR AX: NEVER LET YOU GO (PRECESSED MIX) 

LION BABE: JUMP HIGH (TODD EDWARDS REMIX) 

FANTASTIQUES: IS THIS LOVE? (PARIS BY NIGHT MIX)


Friday, 28 November 2014

GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST, VOL. 52: SONIA BARRETT, ROUND 2



Rejoining us for this instalment is previous guest Sonia Barrett, a US researcher, author, public speaker and filmmaker, who's just released her documentary 'The Business Of Disease'. 

We talk about the film's subject matter - how people getting ill and seeking treatment from the pharmacuetical corporations has become a hugely profitable industry, with vested interests for so many. We contrast people's instinctive reliance on their doctors to help them, with the need for individuals to take personal responsibility for their own health and wellbeing as just one way of unplugging from the human control system. 

Sonia gets into the cures for all ailments that nature provides in the form of plants and other substances, and the war on the human immune system that's being waged in the form of the many toxins and pollutants which daily life now exposes us to. Despite this, humanity still shows its resilience in being able to break through and attain higher forms of consciousness when the will to do so is there.

We finish by speculating on some of the symbolism behind the caduceus, the international symbol for human health, and some of the 
structures that are starting to pop up in UK city centres, and reflect on the current, conveniently-timed Ebola outbreak.

More about the documentary, including options to stage local screenings, can be found at: http://www.thebusinessofdisease.com

HISTORY LESSON: 1994



A trip back 20 years with a mix I put together way back when, covering some of the music of 1994, one of the last truly Golden Years for hip-hop. It finishes on a few ragga and jungle moments too. Miss those days!



Sunday, 23 November 2014

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, SHOW 33


Listen/ Download link:


ALAIS CLAY: WAKE 'EM UP

GREENZILLA: TRUTH

BLISS: FALSE FLAG TERRORISM

SINTHESIS FEAT. DISL AUTOMATIC: SYSTEM REBOOT

DIABOLIC: TRUTH, PART 2

K-RINO: ANTAGONISTIC RADIO

PLUMB JAM: A TIME TO CHOOSE

TRUTH TRIP:
MAX ROMEO: I CHASE THE DEVIL

JUNIOR MURVIN: POLICE & THIEVES

STEEL PULSE: THERE MUST BE A WAY

LONG LASTIN': SOUND

JARROD LAWSON: GOTTA KEEP

GENE VAN BUREN: ONE PEOPLE ONE WORLD 

MELBA MOORE: JUST DANCE

DAVID PEASTON: WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

DONNA SUMMER: STATE OF INDEPENDENCE














NYE CARDIFF: PARTY LIKE IT'S 1999



15 years ago I had my most awesome New Year's Eve experience seeing in the Millennium at Apocalypse, (formerly The Forum) in Cardiff, counting down to midnight in front of around 1,500 people. (How long ago does all that talk of 'the millennium' and all the paranoia that surrounded it seem now?!)

Here's the audio from that brilliant event, which remains one of my favourite ever gigs:


So I'm happy to be back in the same city for this New Year's Eve. This time it's at 411 Club alongside my dude So Funked and crew, dropping old school jams alongside the residents. (There's a 1920s dress code too, so judging by how often I buy clothes, I should fit right in!)

Monday, 17 November 2014

MARK DEVLIN CHATTING WITH VIN ON PEOPLE'S INTERNET RADIO, ABOUT THE SOUND OF FREEDOM


Here's my guest spot chatting with Vin, head honcho at People's Internet Radio, which will now be broadcasting my Sound Of Freedom conscious music show every Friday night from 11pm GMT. We chat about the show, the powerful impact of music, and a few other things besides.



Friday, 14 November 2014

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM GOES TO PEOPLE'S INTERNET RADIO



The Sound Of Freedom has a new broadcast home. As of next Friday, 21st November, it'll be going out every Friday night between 11pm and 1am GMT on People's Internet Radio. This is a great outlet, with its many talk hosts covering all the subject matter that the artists featured on TSOF get into, so it should make for a very happy union. 

I'll be guesting with PIR head honcho Vin on his show this Sunday night from 9pm to 12am GMT to talk about the show. In the meantime, you can sign up to PIR and listen to the live streams right here:


TSOF will continue also on my Soundcloud, Mixcloud and Podomatic pages, as well as through iTunes. I'm on a mission right now!

Thursday, 13 November 2014

MD's CLUB/ RADIO/ TALK DATES, NOV/ DEC '14



Saturday 15th November
Soul Train, Radost FX, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

Saturday 22nd November
Newquay Truth Action Presentation, Victoria Hotel, Newquay, Cornwall 
(12-3pm)

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


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

Saturday 13th December
TBC, Dusseldorf, GERMANY

Saturday 20th December
The Sound Of Now, Destiny 105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

BOXING DAY
Friday 26th December
Destiny 105 Live, Blanco, Oxford

Saturday 27th December
The Sound Of Now, Destiny 105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)



Monday 29th December
DJ support, Alexander O'Neal, 02 Academy, Oxford

NEW YEAR'S EVE
Wednesday 31st December
411 Club, Cardiff, WALES

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, SHOW 32






RAIZA BIZA: TRUTH SEEKERS 

APOLLO BROWN & RAS KASS: DELIVER US FROM EVIL

PRINCE EA: WHAT AMERICA NEEDS TO TELL OBAMA 

RAH DIGGA: THINKIN OUT LOUD 

K-RINO: SHATTERED INNOCENCE

APOLLO BROWN & RAS KASS: HOW TO KILL GOD 

PLUMB JAM: SHADOWWORLD

TRUTH TRIP:
MADONNA: OH FATHER (1989)

LL COOL J: FATHER (1997)

ROXANNE SHANTE: THIN LINE (MARLEY'S MIX) (1996)

BUJU BANTON: I RISE 

SIZZLA: EBOLA 

ETANA: NEVER FAIL

LABI SIFFRE: SOMETHING INSIDE SO STRONG

GENE VAN BUREN: ONE PEOPLE ONE WORLD 

DEAD PREZ: MIND SEX

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

MD AT SOUL TRAIN WEEKENDER, RADOST FX, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC, THIS SATURDAY



Excited to be heading back to Prague on Saturday for the annual visit to Soul Train Weekender at Radost FX

Full details here.



Monday, 10 November 2014

GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST, VOL. 51: DISL AUTOMATIC




For this edition, Mark Devlin travels to Montenegro to meet with conscious hip-hop artist Disl Automatic. 

Disl recounts his early days growing up in a tough neighbourhood of Chicago, and the inspiration his surroundings provided towards honing his sharp lyrical skills. After a few of the hard knocks that come with the territory, he moved to his parents' homeland of Montenegro, and in 2010, had a conscious awakening to truth.

At this point, Disl said he realised his rapping skills were the gift that he was obliged to use to help communicate the truths he had come to understand to others, and that finding some way to do this is a responsibility that falls on all who come to raise their awareness in this way.

The conversation covers many topics, including the issue of self-improvement, and the recognition that none of us can expect to be perfect and flawless, in the way we might sometimes feel pressured to be. Flaws are a part of human nature, he observes, and we shouldn't hate ourselves for having them, just so long as the will is there to constantly work on improvement.

THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 8/11/14


THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN
DESTINY 105.1FM, OXFORD
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2014


Listen Again/ Download links:

Part 1:




Part 2:



OXIDE & NEUTRINO: MARIMBA (ENERGY MIX) 

NATHASSIA DEVINE: STAR SAPPHIRE (SOUL FUNKTION DEEP SOUL VOCAL MIX) 

HIGH CONTRAST FEAT. CLARE MAGUIRE: WHO'S LOVING YOU (CPS REMIX) 

TWB: DON'T LOOK ANY FURTHER (LOGISTICS REMIX) 

BILLON FEAT. MAXINE ASHLEY: SPECIAL (NUTONE REMIX)

GORGON CITY: TRY ME OUT 

APOLLO BROWN & RAS KASS: DELIVER US FROM EVIL

RAH DIGGA: THINKIN OUT LOUD 

NAS: THE SEASON

BUGGS THA ROCKA: BAD HABITS 

MC JADE FEAT. SI: ALMOST FORGOTTEN 

PRHYME (DJ PREMIER & ROYCE DA 5’9″): COURTESY 

FRIEND WITHIN: THE HOLIDAY 

ELICIT: I WANNA BE YOUR LOVER (EST 1987 REMIX) 

GRADES: CROCODILE TEARS (LINIER REMIX) 

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
CLEAN BANDIT FEAT. JESS GLYNNE: REAL LOVE (SKT MIX) (RADIO)

GORGON CITY: ELEVATE

JADI LUC: TONIGHT 

CESAR AX: NEVER LET YOU GO (PRECESSED MIX) 

NICK BREWER FEAT. TINK: ME & MY PEN (REMIX) 

REDEFINITION FEAT. BOBBY BLUNT: BAHIA AFFAIR

SIGNIF: KEEP IT FUNKY 

RANSOM: FALLIN 

DJ JS-1 FEAT. OC: TURN THE TABLES 

FANTASTIQUES: ESTA ES AMOR

SHAUN ESCOFFREY: PEOPLE (GIL CANGS REMIX) 

KELLY PEPPER: KOH SAMUI (DRIFTAS UKG REMIX) 

Saturday, 8 November 2014

MARK DEVLIN TALK AT NEWQUAY TRUTH ACTION, CORNWALL, SATURDAY 22ND NOVEMBER




Next stop for the talk, Newquay, Cornwall, on Saturday 22nd November!

Friday, 7 November 2014

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM SHOW 32





RAIZA BIZA: TRUTH SEEKERS 

APOLLO BROWN & RAS KASS: DELIVER US FROM EVIL

PRINCE EA: WHAT AMERICA NEEDS TO TELL OBAMA 

RAH DIGGA: THINKIN OUT LOUD 

K-RINO: SHATTERED INNOCENCE

APOLLO BROWN & RAS KASS: HOW TO KILL GOD 

PLUMB JAM: SHADOWWORLD

TRUTH TRIP:
MADONNA: OH FATHER (1989)

LL COOL J: FATHER (1997)

ROXANNE SHANTE: THIN LINE (MARLEY'S MIX) (1996)

BUJU BANTON: I RISE 

SIZZLA: EBOLA 

ETANA: NEVER FAIL

LABI SIFFRE: SOMETHING INSIDE SO STRONG

GENE VAN BUREN: ONE PEOPLE ONE WORLD 

DEAD PREZ: MIND SEX

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

NYE CARDIFF: PARTY LIKE IT'S 1999


15 years ago I had my most awesome New Year's Eve experience seeing in the Millennium at Apocalypse, (formerly The Forum) in Cardiff, counting down to midnight in front of around 1,500 people. (How long ago does all that talk of 'the millennium' and all the paranoia that surrounded it seem now?!)

Here's the audio from that brilliant event, which remains one of my favourite ever gigs:


So I'm happy to be back in the same city for this New Year's Eve. This time it's at 411 Club alongside my dude So Funked and crew, dropping old school jams alongside the residents. (There's a 1920s dress code too, so judging by how often I buy clothes, I should fit right in!)

Monday, 3 November 2014

GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST, VOL. 51: DISL AUTOMATIC



For this edition, Mark Devlin travels to Montenegro to meet with conscious hip-hop artist Disl Automatic. 

Disl recounts his early days growing up in a tough neighbourhood of Chicago, and the inspiration his surroundings provided towards honing his sharp lyrical skills. After a few of the hard knocks that come with the territory, he moved to his parents' homeland of Montenegro, and in 2010, had a conscious awakening to truth.

At this point, Disl said he realised his rapping skills were the gift that he was obliged to use to help communicate the truths he had come to understand to others, and that finding some way to do this is a responsibility that falls on all who come to raise their awareness in this way.

The conversation covers many topics, including the issue of self-improvement, and the recognition that none of us can expect to be perfect and flawless, in the way we might sometimes feel pressured to be. Flaws are a part of human nature, he observes, and we shouldn't hate ourselves for having them, just so long as the will is there to constantly work on improvement.

THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 1/11/14


THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN
DESTINY 105.1FM, OXFORD
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2014


Listen Again/ Download links:

P1:


P2:


BILLON FEAT. MAXINE ASHLEY: SPECIAL (NUTONE REMIX)

SECOND CITY FEAT. ALI LOVE: WHAT CAN I DO (FRED V GRAFIX REMIX) 

GRADES: CROCODILE TEARS (EXTENDED MIX) 

KELLY PEPPER: KOH SAMUI (DRIFTAS UKG REMIX) 

HIGH CONTRAST FEAT. CLARE MAGUIRE: WHO'S LOVING YOU (CPS REMIX) 

NATHASSIA DEVINE. STAR SAPPHIRE (SOUL FUNKTION DEEP SOUL VOCAL MIX) 

BASS ADJUSTMENT: FEEL AS ONE (DJ D REMIX)

JADI LUC. TONIGHT 

DJ JS-1 FEAT. OC: TURN THE TABLES 

NAS. THE SEASON

PRHYME (DJ PREMIER & ROYCE DA 5’9″): COURTESY 

SIGNIF. KEEP IT FUNKY 

BUGGS THA ROCKA: BAD HABITS 

MARTINE GIRAULT: REVIVAL (SOULPERSONA RAREGROOVE REMIX)

FANTASTIQUES. IS THIS LOVE (PARIS BY NIGHT REMIX) 

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:

FRIEND WITHIN. THE HOLIDAY 

GORGON CITY. TRY ME OUT 

TIEKS FEAT. CELESTE: SING THAT SONG (ALL ABOUT SHE REMIX) 

KAREN HARDING: SAY SOMETHING (WOOKIE MIX) 

SHAUN ESCOFFREY. PEOPLE (GIL CANGS REMIX) 

NICK BREWER FEAT. TINK. ME & MY PEN (REMIX) 

REDEFINITION FEAT. BOBBY BLUNT: BAHIA AFFAIR

DILLON COOPER: KNUCKLE UP

SLIMKID3 & DJ NUMARK FEAT. DARONDO: I KNOW, DIDN'T I 

DOMINGO FEAT. AZ, NUTSO, JOEY FATTZ & DJ CAZZ: PROFIT POWER CONTROL 

DJ S.K.T: SHOULDA LET YOU GO 

BENZEI: WASTED LOVE (SPECTRASOUL REMIX) 

MD'S DIARY BLOG, OCTOBER '14


Any spare hour over the past month has been spent ploughing into the new book I'm now writing. It's to be titled 'Musical Truth', and will bring together all the findings regarding the dark manipulations of the mainstream music industry that I present in my public talks, plus a whole lot more. A vital component will be to show how what happens in the entertainment industry is only one small part of what's going in the wider world, and what people need to understand and wake up to if we want to have anything vaguely resembling human freedom in the years to come. The book's no easy task. I'm aware that the research and writing is going to take many months, so I don't realistically expect it to be ready until the latter part of 2015. But at least it's started. As the brilliant US speaker Mark Passio is find of saying, 'there are only two mistakes you can make on the path to truth. One is not starting, the other is not going all the way.'


There have been two new volumes of my Good Vibrations podcast in October. First off, I was joined by British author and researcher John Hamer. John's a bit of a jack of all trades, getting into many subjects, particularly in his book 'The Falsification Of History'. For this chat, we settled on talking about the strange aspects surrounding The Titanic. John's put out two books on this subject, which, as with all things, show how the official story of what it was all about is more full of holes than the boat's hull. Give it a listen for his findings:


Volume 50 saw me re-grouping with previous guest Tony Kilvert, aka Tony Z. We discussed the 'war on truth' which now appears to be getting waged against truthseeking critical thinkers and those who call the government out on their constant lies and bullshit, as well as veering off into all kinds of other areas. This was a really great chat which you can catch here:


There was some good news regarding my other podcast, the conscious music showcase The Sound Of Freedom, which has now been accepted for syndication via iTunes. You can subscribe to the RSS feed on this link:

I'm also creating an archive of all the TSOF shows on www.podomatic.com, alongside its regular home on http://www.soundcloud.com and http://www.mixcloud.com.

The latest two instalments are here:




I'm gradually ticking off the various territories of Europe, and always appreciate the opportunity to visit a new one for the first time. I got the chance on Saturday 25th to hit Montenegro, one of the various nation states that previously made up Yugoslavia. This had a dual purpose; to link with the conscious hip-hop MC Disl Automatic, whose music I've featured prominently on my Sound Of Freedom shows, (it was actually one of Disl's tracks that inspired the name of the show,) and to play a gig. Sadly the experience involved flying with the repulsive Ryanair, but with all other airlines costing a bomb and none flying direct, they were the only option. The scenery as we came into land at Podgorica was stunning. Montenegro, (meaning 'black mountain') is flanked by breathtaking mountain ranges interspersed with streams and lakes.


Disl had come from his home in the coastal town of Bar to meet me at the airport, and after a quick drive around town, we headed to my hotel to record the interview. We had a great chat covering everything from his early days growing up in Chicago and what caused him to 'wake up', to some self-improvement and inspirational stuff. This will be going out as a volume in my Good Vibrations series in due course. 

Later in the evening, I linked with Montenegro's principal hip hop/ R&B DJ, Maraku, for a very loaded meal, before we headed for Soul 2 Soul, site of the night's gig. The taxis were the cheapest I've known in Europe; one side of the city to the other for only 1 Euro!


The gig was called It's All About Beats, and had been billed as an old-school urban jam, which made me happy as I was able to blaze through a set of 90s and early 00s favourites, pulling a fair few tricks out of the bag. The place was packed with a great crowd energy. The only drawback was that there's no public smoking ban in Montenegro, and pretty much everyone blazes the fags, so I emerged choking, red-eyed and stinking, just like the old days back in the UK.

As I was away for the weekend, I'd drafted in my mate and fellow Destiny 105 broadcaster Danny Prince to cover my Sound Of Now show for the week. Danny's only brief was to keep the music current, but other than that, he had a free rein to do whatever he chose with it, and the results were suitably inspiring given his status as one of the most enthuastic music heads I've met!  The show goes out from 6 to 8pm on Saturdays, with the live stream at http://www.destiny105.co.uk/listen/, and I post the full playlist and download links on my Soundcloud page each Sunday:


It was a sad month at Destiny, as David Norland, a station director and part of the Desta Nation sound system, passed away from cancer. Dave was an immensely popular guy and well-known figure in Oxford. To pay tribute in some way, I re-posted the following radio segment I recorded with him in 2012, where he talked about five unexpected favourite records: