MD’S CLUB DATES, MARCH/ APRIL 2012


Friday 2nd March
Grand Union, Ravenscourt Park, London, W14

Saturday 3rd March
The Sound Of Now, OX4FM, Oxford (6-8pm)
(The Untouchable DJ Drastic in the mix)

Saturday 3rd March
Private Party, La Cave, London Bridge, London

Friday 9th March
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Saturday 10th March
The Sound Of Now, OX4FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 10th March
90s Throwback/ St. Patrick’s Day Warm-Up (with DJ Needle Knievel), The Playhouse, Portrush, NORTHERN IRELAND

Thursday 15th March
The Living Room, Tower Bridge, London

Friday 16th March
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Saturday 17th March
The Sound Of Now, OX4FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 17th March
The Earl, The Second Bridge, Bath

Wednesday 21st March
Klub Top, Ljubljana, SLOVENIA

Friday 23rd March
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Saturday 24th March
The Sound Of Now, OX4FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Thursday 29th March
The Living Room, Tower Bridge, London

Friday 30th March
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Saturday 31st March
The Sound Of Now, OX4FM, Oxford (6-8pm)
(DJ J Fresh in the live mix)

Saturday 31st March
The Living Room, Bristol

Thursday 5th April
Block Party, The Wheelhouse, Bowness On Windermere

Saturday 7th April
EASTER SATURDAY
The Sound Of Now, OX4FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 7th April
EASTER SATURDAY
The Living Room, Bristol

Saturday 14th April
The Sound Of Now, OX4FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

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

Saturday 21st April
The Sound Of Now, OX4FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 21st April
The Living Room, Bristol

Thursday 26th April
The Living Room, Tower Bridge, London

Saturday 28th April
The Sound Of Now, OX4FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 28th April
The Living Room, Bristol

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‘TAKE IT TO THE STREETS’. LISTEN AGAIN TO THE FIRST MARK DEVLIN MIXTAPE FROM 1998

Here’s a little sumthin’ for anyone craving a bit of authentic 90s flava. This is a download for the first in my lengthy series of mixtapes, dating back to September 1998. The mixes are full of nuggets and gems that were current at the time, as well as containing a load of throwbacks and revivals that were already classic even back then.

Reminisce and enjoy.

TAKE IT TO THE STREETS. VOLUME 1

Side one:

LAURYN HILL: DOO WOP (THAT THING)
KHADEJIA: HERE WE GO
MISS JONES Featuring BIG PUN: TWO WAY STREET (REMIX)
BIG PUN Featuring JOE: STILL NOT A PLAYER
TANYA VON: TONITE (Queens Mix)
NAUGHTY BY NATURE Featuring NEXT: PENETRATION
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST Featuring SLUM VILLAGE: THAT SH*T
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST: FIND A WAY (Instrumental)
GUY: HER
WRECKS N EFFECT: RUMP SHAKER
AARON HALL: DON’T BE AFRAID
NU SHOOZ: I CAN’T WAIT
JANET JACKSON: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY
CAMEO: SINGLE LIFE
MANTRONIX: GOT TO HAVE YOUR LOVE
LISA LISA & CULT JAM Featuring FULL FORCE: I WONDER IF I TAKE YOU HOME
ROCK STEADY CREW: HEY YOU (THE ROCK STEADY CREW)

Side two:

JON B Featuring COKO: KEEP IT REAL
CHARLI BALTIMORE & CAM’RON: ME AND MY BOO
YO-YO: IS IT ALL STILL GOOD?
NONCHALANT: TAKE YOU THERE
PAULA PERRY: PAULA’S JAM
HEATHER B: IF HEADS ONLY KNEW (Instrumental)
BEVERLEY KNIGHT: MADE IT BACK (Ragga Remix)
MR. VEGAS: HANDS UP
MR. VEGAS: HEADS HIGH
MR. VEGAS: HEADS HIGH (KILL ‘EM WITH IT REMIX)
GHOST: BOUGHT AND SOLD
BUCCANEER: FADE AWAY
TANYA STEPHENS: BOUNCE ME
RED RAT: MIX UP MELISSA
DMX: RUFF RYDERS ANTHEM
N.O.R.E: BANNED FROM TV
NINE: WUTCHA WANT
MOBB DEEP: THE SHOOK ONES
NOTORIOUS B.I.G: WHO SHOT YA
NOREAGA: SUPERTHUG
SOULS OF MISCHIEF: ’93 TO INFINITY

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THE SOUND OF NOW … ON THE RADIO FROM SATURDAY 3RD MARCH

I’m very happy to confirm that I’ll be back on the radio from Saturday 3rd March, starting a new show on a brand new station, OX4 FM. I’ll be on Saturdays 6-8pm, with a show called The Sound Of Now – adventurous new music from across the genres, (NO garbage electro-pop!) with a few revivals thrown in. Right where I want to be! The station goes live on 27th February on 105.1 in Oxford, and everywhere else here.

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MD’S CLUB/ RADIO DATES, FEBRUARY/ MARCH 2012

Friday 24th February
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Saturday 25th February
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Friday 2nd March
Grand Union, Ravenscourt Park, London, W14

Saturday 3rd March
The Sound Of Now, OX4FM, Oxford (6-8pm)
(The Untouchable DJ Drastic in the mix)

Saturday 3rd March
Private Party, La Cave, London Bridge, London

Friday 9th March
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Saturday 10th March
The Sound Of Now, OX4FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 10th March
90s Throwback/ St. Patrick’s Day Warm-Up (with DJ Needle Knievel), The Playhouse, Portrush, NORTHERN IRELAND

Thursday 15th March
The Living Room, Tower Bridge, London

Friday 16th March
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Saturday 17th March
The Sound Of Now, OX4FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 17th March
The Earl, The Second Bridge, Bath

Wednesday 21st March
Klub Top, Ljubljana, SLOVENIA

Friday 23rd March
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Saturday 24th March
The Sound Of Now, OX4FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Thursday 29th March
The Living Room, Tower Bridge, London

Friday 30th March
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Saturday 31st March
The Sound Of Now, OX4FM, Oxford (6-8pm)
(DJ J Fresh in the live mix)

Saturday 31st March
The Living Room, Bristol

Thursday 5th April
Block Party, The Wheelhouse, Bowness On Windermere

Saturday 7th April
EASTER SATURDAY
The Sound Of Now, OX4FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 7th April
EASTER SATURDAY
The Living Room, Bristol

Saturday 14th April
The Sound Of Now, OX4FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

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

Saturday 21st April
The Sound Of Now, OX4FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 21st April
The Living Room, Bristol

Thursday 26th April
The Living Room, Tower Bridge, London

Saturday 28th April
The Sound Of Now, OX4FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 28th April
The Living Room, Bristol

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GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST VOLUME 2, WITH NESHA (SINGER AND FORMER BBC 1XTRA DJ)

On to the second instalment that cuts through the glossy veneer of the music industry to examine what’s really going on behind the scenes. In this one, Mark Devlin engages in some real talk with Nesha, who many will remember as an R&B singer with hits such as ‘What’s It Gonna Be?’. She went on to become a daytime presenter on the BBC’s 1Xtra radio station, before parting company a few years ago, somewhat disillusioned at some of the attitudes and practices she had found at the BBC.

More recently, she’s been paying attention to the themes, subliminal messages and symbols contained in popular music, and has questioned what they are designed to achieve. Here, she shares many of her observations. Thought provoking throughout.

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WHITNEY HOUSTON: MY LOVE IS YOUR LOVE

“If I should die this very day
Don’t cry, ’cause on Earth we weren’t meant to stay.”

A fitting epitaph. It’s all about the lyrics.

If tomorrow is judgment day (Sing Mommy)
And I’m standing on the front line
And the Lord asks me what I did with my life
I will say I spent it with you

If I wake up in World War III
I see destruction and poverty
And I feel like I want to go home
It’s okay if you’re coming with me

‘Cause your love is my love
And my love is your love
It would take an eternity to break us
And the chains of Amistad couln’t hold us
‘Cause your love is my love
And my love is your love
It would take an eternity to break us
And the chains of Amistad couln’t hold us

If I lose my fame and fortune
And I’m homeless on the street
And I’m sleeping in Grand Central Station
It’s okay if you’re sleeping with me

As the years they pass us by
We stay young through each other’s eyes
And no matter how old we get
It’s okay as long as I got you baby

‘Cause your love is my love
And my love is your love
It would take an eternity to break us
And the chains of Amistad couln’t hold us
‘Cause your love is my love
And my love is your love
It would take an eternity to break us
And the chains of Amistad couln’t hold us

If I should die this very day
Don’t cry, ’cause on Earth we weren’t meant to stay
And no matter what the people say
I’ll be waiting for you after the judgment day

‘Cause your love is my love
And my love is your love
It would take an eternity to break us
And the chains of Amistad couln’t hold us
‘Cause your love is my love
And my love is your love
It would take an eternity to break us
And the chains of Amistad couln’t hold us

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THE SOUND OF NOW … COMING SOON

I’m very happy to confirm that I’ll be back on the radio from early March, starting a new show on a brand new station, OX4 FM. I’ll be on Saturdays 6-8pm, with a show called The Sound Of Now – adventurous new music from across the genres, (NO garbage electro-pop!) with a few revivals thrown in. Right where I want to be! The station goes live on 27th February on 105.1 in Oxford, and everywhere else here.

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