MD’S DIARY, JULY ’12

No July schedule is complete for me without a visit to Ibiza. I’ve been heading there every year since 2003 to play at the island’s original urban music party spot, Soul City, and this year’s trip kicked off on Wednesday 11th. In previous years I’ve probably broken records for the shortest amount of time spent in Ibiza, having been on the ground for only nine hours, but this time, I opted to stay for two nights and have a more indulgent experience.



The Ryanair flight from Stansted was surprisingly civilised, and I was picked up by Ash, one of the three British DJs who spend their whole summers spinning at Soul City. Over in San Antonio, I caught an air-conditioned power nap, before walking round the bay to the notorious West End. Soul City’s new resident for this year is Spina B from Huddersfield, who put in a blazing set, firing me up to unleash my best performance when I jumped on the CDJs. Soul City has undergone various forms of competition in recent times, most notably from the Twice As Nice camp, but has always seen it off and retained its place as the original and best at what it does. I very briefly said hi to my buddy DJ Jonezy from Plymouth, who’d been DJing over the street at Faces bar and had decamped to IBZ for the Summer. Soul City stayed rammed all the way to 6am, with a bunch of girls dancing on the bar throughout, (see video.)



After a welcome lie-in, I went for lunch with Soul City head honcho Julian, and caught up on all the inside information on Ibiza’s nightlife game. Later, I jumped on a bus and made my first visit in a few years to Ibiza Town, which is far more built-up and congested than I remember it. For Instalment 2 at Soul City I played an earlier set, eventually getting away at 4am after being commandeered by host DJ Horse to drunkenly judge a ‘sexy girls dancing competition’. I felt surprisingly OK after just three hours sleep as I boarded the 10am Easyjet, and headed home to a wonderful ‘welcome home Daddy’ from my two small girls. The rest of the weekend consisted of my regular Milton Keynes and Bath spots, plus my Sound Of Now radio show on Saturday evening.


I recorded a new 2012 instalment of my Just Buggin Illuminati Special podcasts which got unleashed mid-month. These could perhaps carry a snappier title, but, as the name implies, they’re where I collate a batch of tracks whose lyrics address various aspects of what could be termed truth and consciousness issues, ‘conspiracy theories’ (to coin a dirty phrase,) and other subjects very much of the times; in short, an antidote to the ever-increasing glut of mind-control garbage in the mainstream! This one features tracks from familiar names like Public Enemy and Lowkey, alongside lesser-known ones such as Imani Hekima and Steve Wilks. Catch it on the link below. On the same Soundcloud page are the other volumes in this series, and the related Good Vibrations one. 




Thursday 26th, the eve of the London Olympics, marked the last time I was prepared to be anywhere near the capital until it was all over. The options for getting to my gig at The Living Room in Tower Bridge were: 

a. Drive and face the lunatic road restrictions of the ‘VIP Lanes’, which would surely double the length of the usual journey, but at least be able to bomb it home at 1am, by which point the restrictions would be lifted.

b. Take the train in and have an easy time of it, but then have six sleepless hours before boarding the first available train back at 7am.

Option a won out. It took just under three hours to get in, but an hour and a half to get home, and I thanked myself for the right decision as I sank into bed beside the wife at 3am.

As the Olympics opening weekend kicked in, I had a much more fulfilling event to look forward to. After my Oxford radio show and Living Room gig in Bristol on the Saturday, I headed to the University of Bath, where I had a (crusty) room booked for about five hours of sleep, before moving on for my first experience of the Glastonbury Symposium on Sunday. This is an annual conference/ get-together dealing with all manner of esoteric/ spiritual/ consciousness subjects, and I enjoyed a full day of presentations which covered hidden messages in TV, earth mysteries and 2012 issues, among others, culminating in a captivating two-hour evening presentation from Dolores Cannon, a past-life regressionist. It was unfortunate that some of the ‘love and light’ speakers showed no interest in going anywhere near real-world ‘conspiarcy’ issues (for want of a better phrase.) One of them even praised the Olympics opening ceremony occultfest as ‘beautiful’, and the Queen’s jubilee orgy as ‘wonderful’. Oh dear. Overall though, it made for a fascinating, thought-provoking day, and I look forward to getting back for more next year.

… and that was July.
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THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 28/7/12



THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 28TH JULY 2012
Listen Again/ Download links:
10 BELOW & KELE LE ROC: MY LOVE 2008 (UNRELEASED SPECIAL DUB)
HOOLIGAN SOUL: SHOUT LOUD (CLUB ASYLUM GLOBAL STEPPERZ REMIX)
CERRONE: GOOD TIMES I’M IN LOVE (LONG VERSION)
SUNBURST BAND: IN THE THICK OF IT (JN ENDLESS SUMMER MIX)
PUBLIC ENEMY: WTF?
BIG SHUG: BLUE COLLAR
THE BREAX FEAT. SEAN C JOHNSON. DOWN 
STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
STRONG ARM STEADY & STATIK SELEKTAH FEAT. CHACE INFINITE: FOREVER
PATRICK GREEN. NUBIAN PRAYER (DEEP MIX)
TSCHIZ FEAT. JEROME MR J: MY ANSWER
RICK ROSS FEAT. ANDRE 3000. SIXTEEN
NAS FEAT. AMY WINEHOUSE: CHERRY WINE
OLD TO THE NEW:
CHIMA ANYA: CLOCKS (2009)
CHIMA ANYA FEAT. FRANCIS MOTT: FLEXIBLE
JONATHAN MEYER FEAT. ANNA CAVAZOS: CAN’T HOLD BACK (ISAAC CHRISTOPHER REMIX)
PAGANY FEAT. MYLES SANKO: COLORS OF YOUR LOVE (ROBY ARDUINI & PAGANY SOULFUL MIX)
THE SOUND OF THEN: 
A GUY CALLED GERALD: VOODOO RAY (1988)
MR. FINGERS: CAN YOU FEEL IT? (1989)
FRANKIE KNUCKLES PRESENTS SATOSHIE TOMIEE: TEARS (1989)
SPIN DOCTORS DJ MIX: MARK DEVLIN’S RZA/ WU TANG CLAN BEATMASTERS MIX
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LIL WAYNE VIDEO ‘PREDICTS’ COLORADO SHOOTINGS IN ADVANCE?


The video for Lil Wayne’s ‘My Homies Still’ has come under scrutiny from multiple commentators, bloggers and analysts for allegedly containing ‘predictive programming’ imagery concerning the fatal shooting of 12 people at a cinema in Aurora, Colorado last week.

Predictive programming, commentators say, is a technique frequently used in Hollywood movies, where yet-to-happen terror events are symbolically depicted in advance. There are a host of these depicting the destruction of the Twin Towers released long before 11th September 2001, for instance.

The intention, say observers, is to subliminally condition viewers to what is set to happen, so that the official version of events is more readily accepted in their minds. There are also more esoteric reasons, they add, whereby an intended event can be manifested more easily if it is symbolically depicted in advance. This, it is explained, implies that the makers of these movies and videos, (though not necessarily the artists and performers) have advance knowledge of what is to occur.

The Wayne video, which you can watch below, besides containing multiple symbols that refer to MK ultra and Monarch programming, forms of mind control long acknowledged to be routinely carried out by the CIA, contains a scene towards the end where Wayne is seen dancing with 12 skeletons in a movie theatre – the same number of victims of the Aurora attack. The shootings are being blamed on 24-year-old student John Holmes, who many have speculated is himself a subject of mind control.

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THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LINKS FOR 21/7/12



THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 21ST JULY 2012
Download links:
TSCHIZ FEAT. JEROME MR J: MY ANSWER
PATRICK GREEN. NUBIAN PRAYER (DEEP MIX)
SUNBURST BAND: IN THE THICK OF IT (JN ENDLESS SUMMER MIX)
HOOLIGAN SOUL: SHOUT LOUD (CLUB ASYLUM GLOBAL STEPPERZ REMIX)
THE BREAX FEAT. SEAN C JOHNSON. DOWN 
BIG SHUG FEAT. FAT JOE & M.O.P: HARDBODY
STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
PUBLIC ENEMY: WTF?
NAS FEAT. AMY WINEHOUSE: CHERRY WINE
JONATHAN MEYER FEAT. ANNA CAVAZOS: CAN’T HOLD BACK (ISAAC CHRISTOPHER REMIX)
PAGANY FEAT. MYLES SANKO: COLORS OF YOUR LOVE (ROBY ARDUINI & PAGANY SOULFUL MIX)
OLD TO THE NEW:
WARREN G & NATE DOGG: REGULATE (1994)
WARREN G: STILL IN LOVE
MELEKA: MR. APPLETREE
CERRONE: GOOD TIMES I’M IN LOVE (LONG VERSION)
THE SOUND OF THEN: 
GOLDIE: SEA OF TEARS (1995)
UNCUT: MIDNIGHT (MISTVIP REMIX)
JENNA G: IN LOVE (2002)
PRINCE ALI FEAT. PUNCHLINE: DERAILED THOUGHTS
TS7 FEAT. RUSSO: THIS
REEK DA VILLAIN FEAT. BUSTA RHYMES & LLOYD BANKS: GETAWAY CAR DRIVING
SPIN DOCTORS DJ MIX: MARK DEVLIN’S PHARRELL/ NEPTUNES BEATMASTERS MIX
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JUST BUGGIN’ ILLUMINATI SPECIAL, 2012 EDITION

With the corporations unleashing ever more spirit-crushing mind-control music on the masses, (Azealia Banks, anyone?!), there’s never been a more fitting time for conscious, intelligent truth music as an antidote. Here, Mark Devlin collates another array of artists whose lyrics deal with different aspects of all that’s current and important in these incredible times – truth and consciousness, the global conspiracy, and the true nature of humanity.

Great, meaningful music and switched-on artists are still out there; you just have to know where to look!

The previous volumes in the series are still available on the Soundcloud page, (volume one 2011 is just short of 17,000 plays, so clearly there’s a major appetite!) and the Good Vibrations series of music-related interviews with relevant characters is also worth checking. As before, the lyrics to as many tracks as it was possible to find are included.
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MD INTERVIEWS DJ J FRESH ON OX105FM


Here’s part 2 of the video interview recorded when J Fresh, the South Coast’s hardest-working DJ, came into OX105FM a few weeks ago. This is the live radio interview on The Sound Of Now.
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THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 14/7/12


THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 14TH JULY 2012
Listen Again/ Download links:
HOOLIGAN SOUL: SHOUT LOUD (CLUB ASYLUM GLOBAL STEPPERZ REMIX)
MELEKA: MR. APPLETREE
DR. MEAKER: MUSIC IN THE NIGHT
STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
TSCHIZ FEAT. JEROME MR J: MY ANSWER
LANA DEL REY: BORN TO DIE (KYLE RAPPS & DIWON REMIX)
PRINCE ALI FEAT. PUNCHLINE: DERAILED THOUGHTS
BIG SHUG FEAT. FAT JOE & M.O.P: HARDBODY
SAUKRATES FEAT. RICHIE HENNESSEY & OB O’BRIEN: SAVE THE DAY
CERRONE: GOOD TIMES I’M IN LOVE (LONG VERSION)
SUNBURST BAND: IN THE THICK OF IT (JN ENDLESS SUMMER MIX)
OLD TO THE NEW:
NAS: ONE LOVE (1994)
NAS FEAT. AMY WINEHOUSE: CHERRY WINE
JONATHAN MEYER FEAT. ANNA CAVAZOS: CAN’T HOLD BACK (ISAAC CHRISTOPHER REMIX)
PAGANY FEAT. MYLES SANKO: COLORS OF YOUR LOVE (ROBY ARDUINI & PAGANY SOULFUL MIX)
PATRICK GREEN FEAT. REBECCA ‘BUTTERFLY’ VAUGHNS: BACK IN TIME (EDDIE MATOS REMIX)
THE SOUND OF THEN: 
CRAIG MACK: FLAVA IN YA EAR (Original)
CRAIG MACK: FLAVA IN YA EAR (Remix)
BLAHZAY BLAHZAY: DANGER
LOST BOYZ: RENEE
MOBB DEEP: THE SHOOK ONES
HEATHER B: ALL GLOCKS DOWN
MASTA ACE: THE B-SIDE
SPIN DOCTORS DJ MIX: MARK DEVLIN’S KANYE WEST BEATMASTERS MIX
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