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Friday, 31 July 2015

MD SPEAKING AT THE HARLEQUIN FAYRE, SUNDAY 9TH AUGUST



I'm going to be hosting a talk in the Pentos Talkspace section of the Harlequin Fayre near Norwich next weekend. In good company too, with the likes of Greg Sams, Greg Hallett, Adrian Gilbert and Nick Kollerstrom also presenting. Looks like a great, family-friendly gathering all round.

Full info. here:

Thursday, 30 July 2015

MD'S DIARY BLOG, JULY '15



Soul City in Ibiza is my longest-standing gig, having DJed there every year since 2003. I continue to make the pilgrimage as, given the high demands of the frantic and fast-moving dancefloor, it's one that keeps you on your toes as a DJ and forces you to pull all your best tricks out of the box. It's also a great deal of fun, even after all these years. 

I was able to get a crack-of-dawn flight out of Birmingham Airport on this occasion, just as easy as any of the London ones for me to get to. After bussing it to San Antonio, I headed to my accommodation to rest up. This time round it was an apartment in the midst of a rowdy Club 18-30 resort at the back end of San An. This could have spelled disaster as the bedroom was right next to the pool area where tranquility was not the name of the game. Some hasty re-arranging of the furniture later and I'd pulled one of the beds into the kitchen/ diner area away from the drama, and directly underneath the air conditioner. This plus the wearing of earplugs just about facilitated the chance of sleep.


I arrived at Soul City a little after midnight, reuniting with resident DJs Policy and Horse, and giving my first chance to check out the new decor since the venue underwent a bit of a refurb over the winter. Taking my place on the decks, I put my full energy into my set, flitting furiously through styles. I posted my impressions of the gig in a Black Sheep Mag review which is right here:



The following afternoon I linked with Soul City boss Julian for a bite to eat, then went round to Ocean Beach Club, an open-air daytime venue which has created a big buzz on the clubbing scene since it opened a couple of years ago. Jason Bye was playing house music as punters reclined on loungers, ate lunch or mucked about in the pool. The surroundings are certainly impressive, but at close to 40 degrees, the daytime sun was so hot that I couldn't handle it for long and headed for a cooling dip in the sea. I returned for a second dose of Soul City that night, before flying back on Thursday lunchtime.



My review of Ocean Beach Club is here:


This month, myself and my promoting partner Dani Rastelli announced the Truth & Freedom Alldayer, the event we're putting on together on Saturday 24th October. It's to be an array of speakers and live music and poetry, with the emphasis on presenting solutions for the big problems we all know humanity is facing in these times. We took the decision that we wouldn't focus on the various ways in which we're being enslaved and exploited at the hands of the global elite, but instead, give people inspiration as to things they can do to assert their own power and stay outside of the control grid. I met Dani for a look at the venue, the historic and impressive Bingham Hall in Cirencester, on Sunday 12th. It stands to be a wonderful gathering, but, to deal with the tedious bit, we're only going to be able to meet the associated costs if enough people buy their tickets in advance. All speakers and acts are giving their time for free, but there's still their travel expenses and the venue hire costs to cover. There's currently an early bird offer, with day tickets at only £10. For a programme that will last over ten hours, you can see what a great deal that is. If anyone is able to be a part of the day, therefore, please head to https://www.facebook.com/events/403201616537938/ and e-mail the address listed there in order to help us make it happen. Please don't wait. If you know you're coming, do it now! 

Unfortunately, the pressure on my time of this event plus the continued writing of my book, means I have to put the Good Vibrations podcast series on hold for a few months. The last volumes were with Gordon Bowden talking about the UK Grand Jury system, researcher Ole Dammegard taking about the Operation 40 political hit squad, and Frank Rasmussen, organiser of the Open Mind Conference, giving some new information on geo-engineering. You can catch those and the entire series so far on this link:


I'll miss the great conversations that GV always produces, but it will certainly return. In the meantime, my fortnightly conscious music podcast The Sound Of Freedom continues, showcasing music that articulates truth, freedom, conspiracy and spiritual subjects. The full archive of that series so far is here:



Also blazing on is my weekly "normal" radio show The Sound Of Now, (so similarly titled that even I get them confused!) I do this live on Destiny 105 in Oxford every Saturday evening, posting the audio downloads and full playlist on my site the following day.

Parveen and myself managed an extremely rare trip to the cinema this month to see Asif Kapadia's documentary on Amy Winehouse. It was both tragic and highly revealing as to the vulnerable side of Amy. I, like so many others, had her down as simply a self-destructive wild spirit, not realising how humble and reluctant a "superstar" she actually was. A fair few aspects of her life story, and details surrounding her strange death, seemed to be missing. In all, though, it was an affecting experience. 

I also managed to get along to London's Institute of Contemporary Arts for a quick look at their exhibition on the 80s pirate radio scene in the capital. To be fair, a quick look is all that was needed, as the displays consisted only of an old mixing desk used in Kiss FM's pirate years, and some vintage magazines, press cuttings and photos. 


On Tuesday 28th, another overseas excursion beckoned, this one to the baking Adriatic coastline of Croatia to check out the Suncebeat Festival, held there for a week each Summer by the team behind the now-defunct Southport Weekender. While I can't take too much heat, by this point the pathetic British "Summer" had become such a joke that the prospect of three days' guaranteed sunshine certainly appealed. Flights aren't cheap, even with the last-resort Ryanair, so an early morning red-eye to Dusseldorf Weeze and then a connection to Zadar was the only way of keeping things manageable. 


The festival takes place at The Garden Tisno complex, and I arrived in time for the last few hours on the open-air Beach Stage, where Souldynamic were rocking it, before Ronnie Herel finished off with a highly impressive soulful house set. Great vibes by moonlight in a stunning setting. The town of Tisno itself, where I stayed for the night, is stunningly beautiful, too.





On Wednesday, I took the bus back to Zadar, where I reached that city's The Garden venue for a raw vegan meal at their open-air restaurant. Before heading home on Thursday I also linked for a social with my old mate DJ Phat Phillie, Croatia's most prolific hip-hop DJ, having now hosted his Blackout radio show for over 20 years.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

THE TRUTH & FREEDOM ALLDAYER, SATURDAY 24TH OCTOBER 2015



The first Truth & Freedom Alldayer will be taking place on Saturday 24th October at Bingham Hall in Cirencester. It's an event to bring together switched-on people who have realised the scale of the problems that humanity is facing, but rather than wallow in fear or hopelessness, are resolved to take action and find empowering solutions. Far from being a moanfest, this event is all about personal and collective empowerment, and people taking responsibility for their own situations, rather than remaining beholden to an evil and corrupt control system.

Full info and details of how to get hold of tickets right here - https://www.facebook.com/events/403201616537938/

An array of speakers have been lined up to deliver inspiring and uplifting daytime talks in this regard, as follows:

CLIVE DE CARLE
Holistic health & nutrition; Herbal and natural remedies

DANNY BAMPING
Lawful rebellion; Self-governance and personal sovereignty

MARK DEVLIN
Free will consciousness and consent

TONY SAYERS
The universal and eternal concepts of Natural Law

TAHRA AHMED
Grand Juries and bringing the corrupt to justice; Sustainable eco-housing projects

JACQUELINE DAVIS
Sound healing and therapy

ANDY MACKAY
Building your own orgonite devices

MIZAN THE POET
Applying positive knowledge to your daily life


Following the talks the Alldayer will end on a high with a conscious music DJ set from Mark Devlin, along with conscious music and poetry performances from:

MC SWAYZE

PROFOUND POETS

MIZAN THE POET


The event will run from 10am until 11pm, offering an entire day and evening of positive information and inspiration, (plus awesome value for money!) It is taking place in the historic and impressive Bingham Hall, which has hosted events from weddings to music concerts since its construction in 1908.  Cirencester lies at the Southern end of the Cotswolds, one of England's most beautifully preserved areas, and is easily accessible from junction 16 of the M4.

A 'Conscious Cafe' serving drinks, snacks and vegetarian and vegan food will be available on-site, as well as a licences bar.

All speakers and artists are offering their time for free to bring this much-needed information to the fore. There are sill multiple costs for the organisers to cover, however, in terms of venue facilities and speaker travel costs. The very best way to help in this regard, therefore, is to purchase your tickets in advance. 

Come and be a part of what promises to be a great gathering of open minds, free spirits and responsible individuals - everything our so-called rulers don't want us to be!

Monday, 27 July 2015

THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 25/7/15


THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, DESTINY 105
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 25TH JULY 2015


Listen/ Download links:


Part 1:



Part 2:



KIERAN ALLEYNE. BE AROUND (ZED BIAS REMIX)

DEKATO FEAT. MIMSI KITCHENER: FLY (DRIFTA UKG REMIX EXTENDED) 

SWEET FEMALE ATTITUDE. FLOWERS (ANOTR REMIX) 

WOOKIE FEAT. LAIN: BATTLE 2015

CHERRI V 2DARC. IF YOU LOVE ME (ARTHUR YOUNGER REMIX) 

DISTANT LIGHT FEAT. CONKARAH: RAGGAMUFFIN 

CADENZA. FOUNDATION (BENNY PAGE REMIX) 

RAMSEY & FEN PRESENT GABRIELLA. PERFECT (DJ FEN DEEP HOUSE MIX)

JANET JACKSON FEAT. J COLE. NO SLEEEP (REMIX) 

JILL SCOTT. CLOSURE 

HERESY: DA CALL OUT

STATIK SELEKTAH FEAT. RAPSODY: ANOTHER LEVEL  

MARCO POLO FEAT. LARGE PROFESSOR: THE RADAR

MATICULOUS FEAT. MASTA ACE & BLU: BET YOUR LIFE 

PAPOOSE: GLOBAL WARMING PART 2

LUIS MARTINEZ. DON'T CHANGE (ORIGINAL MIX) 

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
DJ ALEXIA FEAT. ANDREW D. TO THE FUNKY SONG (ALEXIA STRINGS LOVE AFFAIR MIX) 

URBAN DANCE INSTITUTION FEAT. SHONA PHILLIPS. BEAUTIFUL (DOLLS COMBERS REMIX) 

SIPHO NGUBANE FEAT. HOLI M: AGAPE LOVE (DEEPCONSOUL REMIX)

BOLLO MEETS JACK FEAT. JOCELYN BROWN. BLACK SKIN BLUE EYED BOYS (BOLLO UPLIFTING MIX)

DIGITAL FARM ANIMALS. TRUE (LOW STEPPER DEEPER VIBE REMIX) 

JILL SCOTT: CRUISIN'

COMMON & LALAH HATHAWAY: WE ARE YOUNG GIFTED AND BLACK 

CAPONE N NOREAGA FEAT. TRAGEDY. U.M.A.R. 

J. ROCC "PETESTRUMENTALS 2" MIX

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, SHOW 49


Latest episode, best absorbed from start to finish as a progressive journey, starting with the challenging and ending with the inspirational.

When words fail, music speaks.


Listen/ Download link:



DISL AUTOMATIC: THE SOUND OF FREEDOM

AKALA. MURDER RUNS THE GLOBE 

PAYDAY: WAKE UP OR DIE

BLACK ROB: COP SKIT

KING MAGNETIC. OUR WAR 

KRS-ONE, A.G. & TRAGEDY KHADAFI. MODERN DAY GANGSTA (ABRIDGED)

K-RINO: OBSTACLES

YESHUA: DUTTY BEAST 

MYSTIC REVEALERS: SPACE AND TIME 

CALI P: SOLUTION 

TRUTH TRIP:
T-REX: COSMIC DANCER

JOHN LENNON: NUMBER NINE DREAM

PINK FLOYD: GREAT GIG IN THE SKY

JILL SCOTT: COMES TO THE LIGHT

DMX: SLIPPIN'

COMMON & LALAH HATHAWAY: WE ARE YOUNG GIFTED AND BLACK 

SIPHO NGUBANE FEAT. HOLI M: AGAPE LOVE (DEEPCONSOUL REMIX)

BOLLO MEETS JACK FEAT. JOCELYN BROWN: BLACK SKIN BLUE EYED BOYS (UPLIFTING MIX)

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

THE TRUTH & FREEDOM ALLDAYER, SATURDAY 24TH OCTOBER 2015


The first Truth & Freedom Alldayer will be taking place on Saturday 24th October at Bingham Hall in Cirencester. It's an event to bring together switched-on people who have realised the scale of the problems that humanity is facing, but rather than wallow in fear or hopelessness, are resolved to take action and find empowering solutions. Far from being a moanfest, this event is all about personal and collective empowerment, and people taking responsibility for their own situations, rather than remaining beholden to an evil and corrupt control system.

Full info and details of how to get hold of tickets right here - https://www.facebook.com/events/403201616537938/

An array of speakers have been lined up to deliver inspiring and uplifting daytime talks in this regard, as follows:

CLIVE DE CARLE
Holistic health & nutrition; Herbal and natural remedies

DANNY BAMPING
Lawful rebellion; Self-governance and personal sovereignty

MARK DEVLIN
Free will consciousness and consent

TONY SAYERS
The universal and eternal concepts of Natural Law

TAHRA AHMED
Grand Juries and bringing the corrupt to justice; Sustainable eco-housing projects

ANDY MACKAY
Building your own orgonite devices

MIZAN THE POET
Applying positive knowledge to your daily life


Following the talks the Alldayer will end on a high with a conscious music DJ set from Mark Devlin, along with conscious music and poetry performances from:

MC SWAYZE

PROFOUND POETS

MIZAN THE POET


The event will run from 10am until 11pm, offering an entire day and evening of positive information and inspiration, (plus awesome value for money!) It is taking place in the historic and impressive Bingham Hall, which has hosted events from weddings to music concerts since its construction in 1908.  Cirencester lies at the Southern end of the Cotswolds, one of England's most beautifully preserved areas, and is easily accessible from junction 16 of the M4.

A 'Conscious Cafe' serving drinks, snacks and vegetarian and vegan food will be available on-site, as well as a licences bar.

All speakers and artists are offering their time for free to bring this much-needed information to the fore. There are sill multiple costs for the organisers to cover, however, in terms of venue facilities and speaker travel costs. The very best way to help in this regard, therefore, is to purchase your tickets in advance. 

Come and be a part of what promises to be a great gathering of open minds, free spirits and responsible individuals - everything our so-called rulers don't want us to be!

Sunday, 19 July 2015

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, SHOW 49

Latest episode, best absorbed from start to finish as a progressive journey, starting with the challenging and ending with the inspirational.

When words fail, music speaks.


Listen/ Download link:



DISL AUTOMATIC: THE SOUND OF FREEDOM

AKALA. MURDER RUNS THE GLOBE 

PAYDAY: WAKE UP OR DIE

BLACK ROB: COP SKIT

KING MAGNETIC. OUR WAR 

KRS-ONE, A.G. & TRAGEDY KHADAFI. MODERN DAY GANGSTA (ABRIDGED)

K-RINO: OBSTACLES

YESHUA: DUTTY BEAST 

MYSTIC REVEALERS: SPACE AND TIME 

CALI P: SOLUTION 

TRUTH TRIP:
T-REX: COSMIC DANCER

JOHN LENNON: NUMBER NINE DREAM

PINK FLOYD: GREAT GIG IN THE SKY

JILL SCOTT: COMES TO THE LIGHT

DMX: SLIPPIN'

COMMON & LALAH HATHAWAY: WE ARE YOUNG GIFTED AND BLACK 

SIPHO NGUBANE FEAT. HOLI M: AGAPE LOVE (DEEPCONSOUL REMIX)

BOLLO MEETS JACK FEAT. JOCELYN BROWN: BLACK SKIN BLUE EYED BOYS (UPLIFTING MIX)

THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 18/7/15


THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, DESTINY 105
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 18TH JULY 2015


Listen/ Download links:

Part 1:


Part 2:




DISTANT LIGHT FEAT. CONKARAH: RAGGAMUFFIN 

CADENZA. FOUNDATION (BENNY PAGE REMIX) 

RAMSEY & FEN PRESENT GABRIELLA. PERFECT (DJ RAMSEY BUMP MIX) 

CHERRI V 2DARC. IF YOU LOVE ME (ARTHUR YOUNGER REMIX) 

DEKATO FEAT. MIMSI KITCHENER: FLY (DRIFTA UKG REMIX EXTENDED) 

KIERAN ALLEYNE. BE AROUND (ZED BIAS REMIX)

JILL SCOTT. CLOSURE 

COMMON & LALAH HATHAWAY: WE ARE YOUNG GIFTED AND BLACK 

STATIK SELEKTAH FEAT. YOUR OLD DROOG, TERMANOLOGY & LORD SEAR. WALL FLOWERS 

MARCO POLO FEAT. OC: MARQUEE 

MATICULOUS FEAT. MASTA ACE & BLU: BET YOUR LIFE

MC JADE FEAT. SI. INDEPENDENT GRATITUDE 

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
LUIS MARTINEZ. DON'T CHANGE (ORIGINAL MIX) 

DALE HOWARD: HOW TO LOVE (ORIGINAL MIX)

URBAN DANCE INSTITUTION FEAT. SHONA PHILLIPS. BEAUTIFUL (DOLLS COMBERS REMIX) 

MYSTINA: THE COIN (MANNY WARD MIX)

DIGITAL FARM ANIMALS. TRUE (LOW STEPPER DEEPER VIBE REMIX) 

CISKOMAN & SOUL GROOVE FEAT. ELEKTRA: IT'S ABOUT THE MUSIC (SOUL GROOVE MIX) 

SUDAD G FEAT. LIAH WALKER: SHOW ME SOME RESPECT (CLUB MIX)

SIPHO NGUBANE FEAT. HOLI M: AGAPE LOVE (DEEPCONSOUL REMIX)

BOLLO MEETS JACK FEAT. JOCELYN BROWN. BLACK SKIN BLUE EYED BOYS (BOLLO UPLIFTING MIX)

MARCO POLO FEAT. LARGE PROFESSOR: THE RADAR 

HERESY: DA CALL OUT

MARCO POLO FEAT. LARGE PROFESSOR: THE RADAR 

STATIK SELEKTAH FEAT. RAPSODY: ANOTHER LEVEL  

O.C.. WHAT U KNO  

PAPOOSE: GLOBAL WARMING PART 2

FIRST DIVISION. THIS IZ THA TIME 

PAPOOSE: OBITUARY 2014

Saturday, 18 July 2015

MD'S CLUB/ RADIO/ TALK DATES, JULY/ AUGUST 2015



Saturday 18th July
The Sound Of Now, Destiny 105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 25th July
The Sound Of Now, Destiny 105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)


Wednesday 29th July
Dolce Vita Caffe Bar, Zadar, CROATIA

Saturday 1st August
The Sound Of Now, Destiny 105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Wednesday 5th August
Guesting live on Nature Of Reality, Blog Talk Radio (www.blogtalkradio.com) (6-8pm EST/ 1-3pm GMT)

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


Sunday 9th August
Pentos Talkspace, Harlequin Fayre, Nr. Norwich

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

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

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

Sunday 30th August
Fish Out Of Water Cinematic Special (with Danny Prince), Destiny 105FM, Oxford (2-4pm)

Sunday 30th August
Community Jam, The Blackbird, Blackbird Leys, Oxford