MARK DEVLIN: JUST BUGGIN’, QUARTER 4 2011

Wrapping up the year with the heaviest underground hip-hop and associated genres from the last three months – another oasis of musical creativity in an ocean of mainstream pap!

Just Buggin Quarter 4 2011 by Mark Devlin

MOKA ONLY & CHIEF: CRICKETS

EVIDENCE: THE EPILOGUE

MURS: EPIC SALUTATIONS

LARGE PROFESSOR: KEY TO THE CITY (MAD SCIENTIST REMIX)

ONYX: IF THE HOOD WAS MINE

KONCEPT & TRANSFORMER: HIGH

EVIDENCE, FASHAWN & JERREAU: AMSTERDAM

NIGO FEAT. RAKIM: ONCE UPON A RHYME IN JAPAN

STREET BEAT OF THE QUARTER: 
TORAE: THAT RAW

KURUPT FEAT. MURS & UNCLE CHUCC: THIS IS YOUR DAY

NATTY: JJ (DON’T GO)

HEATHER VICTORIA FEAT. HALO: WHAT I NEED

RAPSODY: FOR EVERYTHING

9TH WONDER FEAT. MARSHA AMBROSIUS: PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY

WRIGGLY SCOTT: BRAINCHILD

THE PROFORMS: GET READY

DTMD: MAKIN’ DOLLARS

MAGESTIK LEGEND FEAT. FES ROC & AUDIBLE DOCTOR: FEEL WHAT I FEEL

LORD FINESSE: YOU KNOW WHAT I’M ABOUT (REMIX)

SHOWBIZ & A:G: SHOW & A

BUMPY KNUCKLES: FAKE

HEAVY D & THE BOYS: DON’T CURSE (1991)

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2011 BANGERS – MIXES READY TO DOWNLOAD

So here we go with the latest three-part instalment in the Bangers series – the big dancefloor slammers of the past twelve months.

It’s getting harder to label these given the continued blurring of genres, but the first consists of what passes for mainstream “R&B” and “hip-hop” in 2011, and gives a useful indicator of where the music has been at for the past 12 months. I’ll say no more on that.

For a more interesting excursion, therefore, hit the Reggae Dancehall mix, while once again, the most musically inspiring one for me is the UK Funky/ Dubstep offering. Plenty of exclusives there that will be of particular interest to anyone outside of the UK, and some speaker-shattering basslines.

2011 BANGERS

2011 Bangers Hip Hop/ R&B Mix by Mark Devlin

BEYONCE FEAT. J COLE. PARTY
CALI SWAG DISTRICT: TEACH ME HOW TO DOUGIE
CHRIS BROWN FEAT. BUSTA RHYMES: LOOK AT ME NOW
YC FEAT. WIZ KHALIFA: RACKS
MEEK MILLS FEAT. RICK ROSS: TUPAC’S BACK
NICKI MINAJ: DID IT ON ‘EM
LIL WAYNE: SIX FOOT SEVEN
WIZ KHALIFA: ROLL UP
GAME FEAT. CHRIS BROWN: POT OF GOLD
J COLE: WORK OUT
JAY Z & KANYE WEST FEAT. STYLES P & JADAKISS: OTIS
LUPE FIASCO: WORDS I NEVER SAID
SNOOP DOGG FEAT. T-PAIN: BOOM
MARY MARY: WALKING
MARY MARY: WALKING (AGENT X TRIBE REMIX)
BEVERLEY KNIGHT: FAIRPLAY

2011 Bangers Bashment/ Dancehall Mix by Mark Devlin

RIHANNA: MAN DOWN
WAYNE WONDER: PUT YOUR DRINKS UP
KC JOCKEY: TOAST TO THE DADS
DE MARCO: LOVE MY LIFE
VYBZ CARTEL: SUMMERTIME
(SEXY BAK RIDDIM)
BUSY SIGNAL: GRAB & WINE
ICE MAN: RUDE WINE
KIPRICH: CAAN GET BROWN
TREVOR OFF KEY: WORK IT OUT
VYBZ CARTEL: CHEAT PON HIM
VYBZ CARTEL: CAKE SOAP
GYPTIAN: DUGGU DUGGU
GYPTIAN: NAH LET GO (SOCA REFIX)
FAMBO FEAT. BEENIE MAN & BUSTA RHYMES: RUM & RED BULL (REMIX)

2011 Bangers UK Funky/Dubstep Mix by Mark Devlin

TASHA: SUMMER ROMANCE
SASHA: CHEAT ON U
DJ PIONEER FEAT. EGYPT: STRONGER
ANISA: MUSIC (MISCHIEF MAKERS SPEED GARAGE MIX)
ZED BIAS: FAIRPLAY
YOGI FEAT. AYAH MARA: FOLLOW YOU
DONAEO: MOVE TO DA GYAL DEM
ZINC FEAT. MS DYNAMITE: WILE OUT
PRINCESS NYAH: DO WHAT I WANT
XPLODER: HYPE SHOW
DJ FRESH: GOLDUST (VOCAL REMIX)
ZED BIAS FEAT. ROSCO TRIM: PHONELINE
WILEY: NUMBERS IN ACTION (STICKY REMIX)

Meanwhile, this year marks the tenth year of the Bangers mixes, so for convenience, here are the download links to all the previous volumes from 2002 right through to last year.

2002-2010 BANGERS LINKS

2002 Bangers R&B Mix

2002 Bangers Hip Hop/ Ragga Mix

2003 Bangers R&B Mix

2003 Bangers Hip Hop Mix

2004 Bangers R&B Mix

2004 Bangers Hip Hop Mix

2004 Bangers Ragga Mix

2005 Bangers R&B Mix

2005 Bangers Dancehall Mix

2005 Bangers Hip Hop Mix

2006 Bangers R&B Mix

2006 Bangers Hip Hop Mix

2006 Bangers Dancehall Mix

2007 Bangers R&B Mix

2007 Bangers Hip Hop Mix

2007 Bangers Dancehall Mix

2008 Bangers R&B Mix

2008 Bangers Hip Hop Mix

2008 Bangers Bassline Mix

2009 Bangers R&B/ Urban House Mix

2009 Bangers Hip Hop Mix

2010 Bangers R&B Mix

2010 Bangers Hip Hop Mix

2010 Bangers Reggae Dancehall Mix

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MARK DEVLIN: JUST BUGGIN’, QUARTER 4 2011

Wrapping up the year with the heaviest underground hip-hop and associated genres from the last three months – another oasis of musical creativity in an ocean of mainstream pap!

Just Buggin Quarter 4 2011 by Mark Devlin

MOKA ONLY & CHIEF: CRICKETS

EVIDENCE: THE EPILOGUE

MURS: EPIC SALUTATIONS

LARGE PROFESSOR: KEY TO THE CITY (MAD SCIENTIST REMIX)

ONYX: IF THE HOOD WAS MINE

KONCEPT & TRANSFORMER: HIGH

EVIDENCE, FASHAWN & JERREAU: AMSTERDAM

NIGO FEAT. RAKIM: ONCE UPON A RHYME IN JAPAN

STREET BEAT OF THE QUARTER: 
TORAE: THAT RAW

KURUPT FEAT. MURS & UNCLE CHUCC: THIS IS YOUR DAY

NATTY: JJ (DON’T GO)

HEATHER VICTORIA FEAT. HALO: WHAT I NEED

RAPSODY: FOR EVERYTHING

9TH WONDER FEAT. MARSHA AMBROSIUS: PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY

WRIGGLY SCOTT: BRAINCHILD

THE PROFORMS: GET READY

DTMD: MAKIN’ DOLLARS

MAGESTIK LEGEND FEAT. FES ROC & AUDIBLE DOCTOR: FEEL WHAT I FEEL

LORD FINESSE: YOU KNOW WHAT I’M ABOUT (REMIX)

SHOWBIZ & A:G: SHOW & A

BUMPY KNUCKLES: FAKE

HEAVY D & THE BOYS: DON’T CURSE (1991)

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TALES FROM THE FLIPSIDE PODCAST EXCERPTS

‘Tales From The Flipside’ is a witty and candid expose of life at the sharp end of the DJing game. Armed with 20 years of anecdotes from out on the road, Mark Devlin breaks down what life is really like for the average non-superstar DJ … and the truth is often very different from the common perception.

In this special podcast, MD relates some of the favourite stories in the book.

‘Flipside’ is an ideal present for any DJ, aspiring DJ, or anyone who’s ever been curious about what it is that DJs actually do! Copies are available for £9.99 inc. P&P as part of a current special promotion. Please e-mail mark@markdevlin.co.uk direct to request your copy.

Mark Devlin: Tales From The Flipside podcast excerpts by mark devlin

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2011 BANGERS – MIXES READY TO DOWNLOAD

So here we go with the latest three-part instalment in the Bangers series – the big dancefloor slammers of the past twelve months.

It’s getting harder to label these given the continued blurring of genres, but the first consists of what passes for mainstream “R&B” and “hip-hop” in 2011, and gives a useful indicator of where the music has been at for the past 12 months. I’ll say no more on that.

For a more interesting excursion, therefore, hit the Reggae Dancehall mix, while once again, the most musically inspiring one for me is the UK Funky/ Dubstep offering. Plenty of exclusives there that will be of particular interest to anyone outside of the UK, and some speaker-shattering basslines.

2011 BANGERS

2011 Bangers Hip Hop/ R&B Mix by Mark Devlin

BEYONCE FEAT. J COLE. PARTY
CALI SWAG DISTRICT: TEACH ME HOW TO DOUGIE
CHRIS BROWN FEAT. BUSTA RHYMES: LOOK AT ME NOW
YC FEAT. WIZ KHALIFA: RACKS
MEEK MILLS FEAT. RICK ROSS: TUPAC’S BACK
NICKI MINAJ: DID IT ON ‘EM
LIL WAYNE: SIX FOOT SEVEN
WIZ KHALIFA: ROLL UP
GAME FEAT. CHRIS BROWN: POT OF GOLD
J COLE: WORK OUT
JAY Z & KANYE WEST FEAT. STYLES P & JADAKISS: OTIS
LUPE FIASCO: WORDS I NEVER SAID
SNOOP DOGG FEAT. T-PAIN: BOOM
MARY MARY: WALKING
MARY MARY: WALKING (AGENT X TRIBE REMIX)
BEVERLEY KNIGHT: FAIRPLAY

2011 Bangers Bashment/ Dancehall Mix by Mark Devlin

RIHANNA: MAN DOWN
WAYNE WONDER: PUT YOUR DRINKS UP
KC JOCKEY: TOAST TO THE DADS
DE MARCO: LOVE MY LIFE
VYBZ CARTEL: SUMMERTIME
(SEXY BAK RIDDIM)
BUSY SIGNAL: GRAB & WINE
ICE MAN: RUDE WINE
KIPRICH: CAAN GET BROWN
TREVOR OFF KEY: WORK IT OUT
VYBZ CARTEL: CHEAT PON HIM
VYBZ CARTEL: CAKE SOAP
GYPTIAN: DUGGU DUGGU
GYPTIAN: NAH LET GO (SOCA REFIX)
FAMBO FEAT. BEENIE MAN & BUSTA RHYMES: RUM & RED BULL (REMIX)

2011 Bangers UK Funky/Dubstep Mix by Mark Devlin

TASHA: SUMMER ROMANCE
SASHA: CHEAT ON U
DJ PIONEER FEAT. EGYPT: STRONGER
ANISA: MUSIC (MISCHIEF MAKERS SPEED GARAGE MIX)
ZED BIAS: FAIRPLAY
YOGI FEAT. AYAH MARA: FOLLOW YOU
DONAEO: MOVE TO DA GYAL DEM
ZINC FEAT. MS DYNAMITE: WILE OUT
PRINCESS NYAH: DO WHAT I WANT
XPLODER: HYPE SHOW
DJ FRESH: GOLDUST (VOCAL REMIX)
ZED BIAS FEAT. ROSCO TRIM: PHONELINE
WILEY: NUMBERS IN ACTION (STICKY REMIX)

Meanwhile, this year marks the tenth year of the Bangers mixes, so for convenience, here are the download links to all the previous volumes from 2002 right through to last year.

2002-2010 BANGERS LINKS

2002 Bangers R&B Mix

2002 Bangers Hip Hop/ Ragga Mix

2003 Bangers R&B Mix

2003 Bangers Hip Hop Mix

2004 Bangers R&B Mix

2004 Bangers Hip Hop Mix

2004 Bangers Ragga Mix

2005 Bangers R&B Mix

2005 Bangers Dancehall Mix

2005 Bangers Hip Hop Mix

2006 Bangers R&B Mix

2006 Bangers Hip Hop Mix

2006 Bangers Dancehall Mix

2007 Bangers R&B Mix

2007 Bangers Hip Hop Mix

2007 Bangers Dancehall Mix

2008 Bangers R&B Mix

2008 Bangers Hip Hop Mix

2008 Bangers Bassline Mix

2009 Bangers R&B/ Urban House Mix

2009 Bangers Hip Hop Mix

2010 Bangers R&B Mix

2010 Bangers Hip Hop Mix

2010 Bangers Reggae Dancehall Mix

Read More

2011 BANGERS – MIXES READY TO DOWNLOAD

So here we go with the latest three-part instalment in the Bangers series – the big dancefloor slammers of the past twelve months.

It’s getting harder to label these given the continued blurring of genres, but the first consists of what passes for mainstream “R&B” and “hip-hop” in 2011, and gives a useful indicator of where the music has been at for the past 12 months. I’ll say no more on that.

For a more interesting excursion, therefore, hit the Reggae Dancehall mix, while once again, the most musically inspiring one for me is the UK Funky/ Dubstep offering. Plenty of exclusives there that will be of particular interest to anyone outside of the UK, and some speaker-shattering basslines.

2011 BANGERS

2011 Bangers Hip Hop/ R&B Mix by Mark Devlin

BEYONCE FEAT. J COLE. PARTY
CALI SWAG DISTRICT: TEACH ME HOW TO DOUGIE
CHRIS BROWN FEAT. BUSTA RHYMES: LOOK AT ME NOW
YC FEAT. WIZ KHALIFA: RACKS
MEEK MILLS FEAT. RICK ROSS: TUPAC’S BACK
NICKI MINAJ: DID IT ON ‘EM
LIL WAYNE: SIX FOOT SEVEN
WIZ KHALIFA: ROLL UP
GAME FEAT. CHRIS BROWN: POT OF GOLD
J COLE: WORK OUT
JAY Z & KANYE WEST FEAT. STYLES P & JADAKISS: OTIS
LUPE FIASCO: WORDS I NEVER SAID
SNOOP DOGG FEAT. T-PAIN: BOOM
MARY MARY: WALKING
MARY MARY: WALKING (AGENT X TRIBE REMIX)
BEVERLEY KNIGHT: FAIRPLAY

2011 Bangers Bashment/ Dancehall Mix by Mark Devlin

RIHANNA: MAN DOWN
WAYNE WONDER: PUT YOUR DRINKS UP
KC JOCKEY: TOAST TO THE DADS
DE MARCO: LOVE MY LIFE
VYBZ CARTEL: SUMMERTIME
(SEXY BAK RIDDIM)
BUSY SIGNAL: GRAB & WINE
ICE MAN: RUDE WINE
KIPRICH: CAAN GET BROWN
TREVOR OFF KEY: WORK IT OUT
VYBZ CARTEL: CHEAT PON HIM
VYBZ CARTEL: CAKE SOAP
GYPTIAN: DUGGU DUGGU
GYPTIAN: NAH LET GO (SOCA REFIX)
FAMBO FEAT. BEENIE MAN & BUSTA RHYMES: RUM & RED BULL (REMIX)

2011 Bangers UK Funky/Dubstep Mix by Mark Devlin

TASHA: SUMMER ROMANCE
SASHA: CHEAT ON U
DJ PIONEER FEAT. EGYPT: STRONGER
ANISA: MUSIC (MISCHIEF MAKERS SPEED GARAGE MIX)
ZED BIAS: FAIRPLAY
YOGI FEAT. AYAH MARA: FOLLOW YOU
DONAEO: MOVE TO DA GYAL DEM
ZINC FEAT. MS DYNAMITE: WILE OUT
PRINCESS NYAH: DO WHAT I WANT
XPLODER: HYPE SHOW
DJ FRESH: GOLDUST (VOCAL REMIX)
ZED BIAS FEAT. ROSCO TRIM: PHONELINE
WILEY: NUMBERS IN ACTION (STICKY REMIX)

Meanwhile, this year marks the tenth year of the Bangers mixes, so for convenience, here are the download links to all the previous volumes from 2002 right through to last year.

2002-2010 BANGERS LINKS

2002 Bangers R&B Mix

2002 Bangers Hip Hop/ Ragga Mix

2003 Bangers R&B Mix

2003 Bangers Hip Hop Mix

2004 Bangers R&B Mix

2004 Bangers Hip Hop Mix

2004 Bangers Ragga Mix

2005 Bangers R&B Mix

2005 Bangers Dancehall Mix

2005 Bangers Hip Hop Mix

2006 Bangers R&B Mix

2006 Bangers Hip Hop Mix

2006 Bangers Dancehall Mix

2007 Bangers R&B Mix

2007 Bangers Hip Hop Mix

2007 Bangers Dancehall Mix

2008 Bangers R&B Mix

2008 Bangers Hip Hop Mix

2008 Bangers Bassline Mix

2009 Bangers R&B/ Urban House Mix

2009 Bangers Hip Hop Mix

2010 Bangers R&B Mix

2010 Bangers Hip Hop Mix

2010 Bangers Reggae Dancehall Mix

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MD’S CLUB DATES, DECEMBER ’11/ JANUARY ’12

Friday 16th December
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Saturday 17th December
Grand Union, Ravenscourt Park, London, W12

Wednesday 21st December
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

CHRISTMAS EVE
Saturday 24th December
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Friday 30th December
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

NEW YEAR’S EVE
Saturday 31st December
Grand Union, Islington, London, N1

Friday 6th January
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Friday 13th January
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Saturday 14th January
The Earl, The Second Bridge, Bath

Friday 20th January
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Saturday 21st January
Skopje, MACEDONIA

Friday 27th January
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

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