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Saturday, 29 August 2015

THROWBACK: THE TOP 30 GREATEST HIP-HOP MCs, FLASH FM, 2002


In 2002, Kid Fury and myself put together a Top 30 Greatest Hip-Hop MCs show for the internet station Flash FM which I was on at the time. Makes for interesting listening as to who the hottest spitters in the game were up to that point, (at least according to this list, compiled with listener input!) Many will doubtless disagree with many of the results, but here it is either way!

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Part 2:


Friday, 28 August 2015

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, SHOW 52


THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, SHOW 52

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AKALA FEAT. MIC RIGHTEOUS: THE JOURNEY

DEAD PREZ: 24 HOURS IN GAZA

FREEDOM MOVEMENT: A LETTER 2 THE MAN

PARIS: NIGHT OF THE LONG KNIVES

SCARFACE FEAT. JOHN LEGEND: GOD 

BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS: WAR

PRINCE LINCOLN: MR KISSINGER 
JIMMY CLIFF: VIETNAM

TRUTH TRIP:
BARRY MCGUIRE: THE SINS OF A FAMILY

EWAN MACCOLL & PEGGY SEEGER: BALLAD OF ACCOUNTING

LAURA NYRO: A FREE THINKER 

ISAAC HAYES: SOULSVILLE
THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS: PEOPLE GET READY

SAM DEES: CHILD OF THE STREETS

ALAIS CLAY: GATHER ALL AROUND

INDIA ARIE: I AM NOT MY HAIR

LAURYN HILL: I GET OUT

JESUS LOVES YOU: GENERATIONS OF LOVE


Monday, 24 August 2015

MD GUESTS WITH IVAN FROM PHOENIX ON THE GUY NEXT DOOR PODCAST


I had a great conversation with the dude Ivan Oyola Jr.​ for his Guy Next Door Speaks podcast yesterday, getting into everything from the systematic degeneration and debasement of hip-hop, to Predictive Programming and the hijacking of human free will, and the consequentialism brought about by the choices we make under Natural Law. Here it is.

GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST, VOL 70: TRUTH & FREEDOM ALLDAYER 2015, PART 1

Sunday, 23 August 2015

VIDEO: OPEN MIND CONFERENCE, COPENHAGEN, 19/ 20 SEPTEMBER 2015



A wonderful video courtesy of Gregg Vardy promoting next month's Open Mind Conference in Denmark. Can't wait for this great gathering of minds and spirits.

Catch it here.




Saturday, 22 August 2015

THE TRUTH & FREEDOM ALLDAYER 2015: FULL LINE-UP



I'm putting on an all-day event in October, and would really appreciate the support of my truth and freedom loving friends!  Please see the attached blurb and if you can make it to what promises to be an inspiring and fulfilling day, please do help us to cover the annoying but necessary costs by getting your tickets. The Early Bird offer is now on, offering a whole day and evening of content for just £10.

Support us if you can so we can keep bringing more of the same!  Full details on how to book are here.

Friday, 21 August 2015

MD'S CLUB/ RADIO/ TALK DATES, AUG/ SEPT '15



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
Community Jam, The Blackbird, Blackbird Leys, Oxford

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


Sunday 6th September
Soul City, San Antonio, IBIZA

Monday 7th September
So Funked Boat Party, San Antonio Bay, IBIZA

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


Saturday 19th September
Presentation, Open Mind Conference, Kedelhallen, Copenhagen, DENMARK
(2-4pm)

Sunday 20th September
Speaker Panel, Open Mind Conference, Kedelhallen, Copenhagen, DENMARK
(5.30-6.45pm)

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

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, SHOW 51: DECEASED ARTISTS SPECIAL



THE SOUND OF FREEDOM: DECEASED ARTISTS SPECIAL!

Just to be clear, the intention here is not to dwell on the morbidity of all these artists being dead, but instead, to celebrate the timelessness of their amazing musical legacy to reach into the future and bring meaning and inspiration to new generations. Only music can do this!

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JAMES BROWN: KING HEROIN

ISAAC HAYES: SOULSVILLE

CURTIS MAYFIELD: WE THE PEOPLE (WHO ARE DARKER THAN BLUE)

MARVIN GAYE: WHAT'S GOING ON

DONNY HATHAWAY: SOME DAY WE'LL ALL BE FREE

GIL SCOTT-HERON: PEACE GO WITH YOU, MY BROTHER

PETER TOSH: WHY MUST I CRY?

BOB MARLEY: GET UP STAND UP

RICHIE HAVENS: WHAT ABOUT ME

JOHN LENNON: WOMAN IS THE NIGGER OF THE WORLD

JIMI HENDRIX: MACHINE GUN

WHITNEY HOUSTON: MY LOVE IS YOUR LOVE

DONNA SUMMER: STATE OF INDEPENDENCE

GEORGE HARRISON: MY SWEET LORD

MICHAEL JACKSON: HISTORY

TUPAC: KEEP YA HEAD UP

GURU: CONSPIRACY

HEAVY D: LET MY PEOPLE SING

JFK: SECRET SOCIETIES SPEECH

MALCOLM X: TOO BLACK, TOO STRONG SPEECH

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.: I HAVE A DREAM SPEECH

Friday, 14 August 2015

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, SHOW 51: DECEASED ARTISTS SPECIAL


THE SOUND OF FREEDOM: DECEASED ARTISTS SPECIAL!

Just to be clear, the intention here is not to dwell on the morbidity of all these artists being dead, but instead, to celebrate the timelessness of their amazing musical legacy to reach into the future and bring meaning and inspiration to new generations. Only music can do this!

Listen/ Download link:



JAMES BROWN: KING HEROIN

ISAAC HAYES: SOULSVILLE

CURTIS MAYFIELD: WE THE PEOPLE (WHO ARE DARKER THAN BLUE)

MARVIN GAYE: WHAT'S GOING ON

DONNY HATHAWAY: SOME DAY WE'LL ALL BE FREE

GIL SCOTT-HERON: PEACE GO WITH YOU, MY BROTHER

PETER TOSH: WHY MUST I CRY?

BOB MARLEY: GET UP STAND UP

RICHIE HAVENS: WHAT ABOUT ME

JOHN LENNON: WOMAN IS THE NIGGER OF THE WORLD

JIMI HENDRIX: MACHINE GUN

WHITNEY HOUSTON: MY LOVE IS YOUR LOVE

DONNA SUMMER: STATE OF INDEPENDENCE

GEORGE HARRISON: MY SWEET LORD

MICHAEL JACKSON: HISTORY

TUPAC: KEEP YA HEAD UP

GURU: CONSPIRACY

HEAVY D: LET MY PEOPLE SING

JFK: SECRET SOCIETIES SPEECH

MALCOLM X: TOO BLACK, TOO STRONG SPEECH

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.: I HAVE A DREAM SPEECH

Sunday, 9 August 2015

MARK DEVLIN COVERING DANNY PRINCE'S SO IT GOES REVIVAL SHOW, DESTINY 105, SATURDAY 8TH AUGUST 2015


MARK DEVLIN COVERING DANNY PRINCE'S SO IT GOES REVIVAL SHOW, 
DESTINY 105, SATURDAY 8TH AUGUST 2015


I had a blast covering this radio show again - a great chance to get lost in some outstanding vintage grooves.

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NU YORICAN SOUL FEAT. JOCELYN BROWN: IT'S ALRIGHT, I FEEL IT

QUINCY JONES: BACK ON THE BLOCK

CURTIS MAYFIELD: WE THE PEOPLE (WHO ARE DARKER THAN BLUE)

SAM DEES: CHILD OF THE STREETS
STEVIE WONDER: HIGHER GROUND
NINA SIMONE: REVOLUTION (PARTS 1&2)
JANIS JOPLIN: SUMMERTIME

ISAAC HAYES: BY THE TIME I GET TO PHOENIX

BOBBY KONDERS: THE POEM

LEE DORSEY: YES WE CAN, PART 1

TOM TOM CLUB: GENIUS OF LOVE

BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS: WAR

PETER TOSH: WHY MUST I CRY

JIMMY CLIFF: VIETNAM

DIGABLE PLANETS: COOL LIKE DAT

ISAAC HAYES: IKE'S MOOD

JHELISA: WHIRL KEEPS TURNING

A TRIBE CALLED QUEST: BUGGIN' OUT

PUBLIC ENEMY: DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE

MAIN SOURCE: LOOKING AT THE FRONT DOOR

ORANGE LEMON: DREAMS OF SANTA ANNA

KENNY HECTYC: RICHNESS IS LIFE

FIRE ISLAND FEAT. LOVE NELSON: THERE BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD

THE GRID: FLOATATION





Saturday, 8 August 2015

MD'S 1990 HYBRID MIX



On the grounds that a good DJ appreciates the opportunity to occasionally play styles outside of their regular comfort zone ... here's a revival mix that's a bit different to the norm.

This one marks the 25th anniversary of 1990, in my view, one of the most fascinating years for music. This was the point at which acid house and rave culture had caught on in the UK, but hadn't quite developed into the house/ dance scene that characterised the rest of the 90s. At the same time, there were still a lot of soul, funk and reggae sounds around - particularly that Soul II Soul-style rhythm. The result was a hybrid sound fusing all these elements that was very distinctive to 1990, and marked a turning point from one decade into another.

Pretty much all these joints are British in origin. They all sound well-dated now, of course - but that's part of the appeal. Many of them also provided a harsh reminder of just how bloody difficult it was to mix off 7" vinyl!

If you're looking for an 'urban' or hip hop fix, this won't be for you. But if you're open-minded enough to appreciate different styles and a little piece of music history - and particularly if you were around in 1990 raving to or playing all this good stuff - download, listen, and float off into a zone.

MD'S 1990 HYBRID MIX

BOBBY KONDERS: THE POEM
MC WILDSKI: WONDERFUL WORLD
VOLUME TEN: PRIDE
TIMMY THOMAS: WHY CAN'T WE LIVE TOGETHER? (1990 RE-EDIT)
THE GRID: FLOATATION
BASSOMATIC: FASCINATING RHYTHM
HISTORY Featuring Q-TEE: AFRICA
KICKING BACK Featuring TAXMAN: DEVOTION
VOICES OF AFRICA: HOOMBA HOOMBA
KICKING BACK Featuring TAXMAN: EVERYTHING
JT & THE BIG FAMILY: MOMENTS IN SOUL
DIANA BROWN & BARRIE K SHARPE: THE MASTERPLAN
HAPPY MONDAYS: STEP ON (PERFECTO MIX)
BEATS INTERNATIONAL: BURUNDI BLUES
BOCCA JUNIORS: RAISE
SAINT ETIENNE: ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART
FATMAN & STELLA MAE: RELEASE ME
PLUS ONE: IT'S HAPPENIN'
ORBITAL: CHIME
ADVENTURES OF STEVIE V: DIRTY CASH
TRIBAL HOUSE: MOTHERLAND
ALISON LIMERICK: WHERE LOVE LIVES

MARK DEVLIN GUESTS FOR TWO HOURS ON NATURE OF REALITY, BLOGTALK RADIO

I guested on Andrew Fisher's Nature Of Reality show on Blogtalk Radio for two hours this week, getting into everything from free will and Natural Law, to backmasking, mind control, occult symbolism, The Beatles, Paul McCartney, the assassination of Bob Marley and a whole lot more. 

Part 1:




Part 2:

Listen or download by clicking on the first of the three symbols to the far right of the player bar on the link below:

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, SHOW 50



THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, SHOW 50


Up to the 50th volume of truth and freedom music that tells its own story from start to finish.



CALE SAMPSON: THE TRUTH IS

7 SHADES OF VOID: WHAT IF?

GRAND PUBA: PROPER EDUCATION

UMANG: PEOPLE TELLING US 

LONG LASTIN': TV, MASS DECEPTION

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

KAREL FIALKA: HEY MATTHEW

TRUTH TRIP:
HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUENOTES: WHERE ARE ALL MY FRIENDS?

JODY WATLEY FEAT. RAKIM: FRIENDS

DIONNE WARWICK AT AL: THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR

THE FRIGHTNRS: ADMIRATION

ANTHONY B: GOD ABOVE EVERYTHING

GARNETT SILK: LOVE IS THE ANSWER

SHAUN BOOTHE: THE UNAUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY OF BOB MARLEY

GREGORY PORTER: 1960 WHAT

GIL SCOTT-HERON: WE ALMOST LOST DETROIT

LEON THOMAS: LOVE EACH OTHER

MASTERS AT WORK FEAT. JOCELYN  BROWN: IT'S ALRIGHT, I FEEL IT

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST, VOL 70: TRUTH & FREEDOM ALLDAYER 2015, PART 1



Before Good Vibrations takes an enforced hiatus of a few months, Volume 70 is all about the upcoming Truth & Freedom Alldayer event, happening on Saturday 24th October 2015 at Bingham Hall in Cirencester.

Mark Devlin chats to the event's main organiser, Dani Rastelli, about the ethos behind this unique gathering. He then chats to two of the main speakers - health & nutrition researcher Clive de Carle about natural and holistic health issues, and researcher and activist Tony Sayers about the tenets of Natural Law. We finish by linking with conscious rapper MC Swayze, one of the music acts at Truth & Freedom.

There's further information about it all at www.truthandfreedom.co.uk. For tickets please e-mail Dani at truthfreedomcollective@gmail.com with TICKETS in the subject title. Say how many you want, and we'll get back to you with the Paypal account details.

CLIVE DE CARLE AT THE TRUTH & FREEDOM ALLDAYER 2015


Sunday, 2 August 2015

THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST FOR 1/8/15



THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, DESTINY 105
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 1ST AUGUST 2015



JESS GLYNNE: DON'T BE SO HARD (DJ SKT REMIX) 

Y.A.S: FAIRYTALES

TOUGH LOVE FEAT. GINUWINE: PONY (JUMP ON IT) (DJ Q REMIX)

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

JILL SCOTT: CRUISIN'

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

COMMON & LALAH HATHAWAY: WE ARE YOUNG GIFTED AND BLACK 

PAPOOSE: OBITUARY 2014

LARGE PROFESSOR: NEW TRAIN OLE ROUTE

B MORGAN: NO HALF STEPPIN'

LUIS MARTINEZ: DON'T CHANGE (ORIGINAL MIX) 

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
ASPIRE: TIME TRAVELER (EXT MIX)

DJ ALEXIA FEAT. ANDREW D: TO THE FUNKY SONG (VOCAL MIX) 

DISTANT SOUNDZ: FEEL ME

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

KENNY HECTYC: LIGHT

SACHA VEE: HEY SUGAR (INT REMIX)

JILL SCOTT: CLOSURE 

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

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

MARCO POLO FEAT. CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED: FOR THE FUTURE

MATICULOUS FEAT. MASTA ACE & BLU: BET YOUR LIFE 

PAPOOSE: GLOBAL WARMING PART 2