THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 29/9/12


THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2012
Listen Again Download links:
DELILAH: SHADES OF GREY (MJ COLE REMIX)
POETIQUETTE: SOUL MELODY (YAM WHO REMIX)
UP YOURS: TONIGHT
ROOM 806 FEAT. HOLI. DARKNESS (THE MOODYFREAKS INTO SOUL REMIX)
DANGER & MARITA: KEEP PUSHING
FUNKY DL FEAT. DJ 279: DEF LYRICIST
JEAN GRAE: KILL SCREEN
KLASHNEKOFF: DAT TIME
KUNIVA. THIEF’S THEME
STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
MISSY ELLIOTT FEAT. TIMBALAND: 9TH INNING
NY: TROPHY BOY (TODD EDWARDS REMIX)
HOOLIGAN SOUL: SHOUT LOUD (GLOBAL STEPPERS MIX)
SABRINA WASHINGTON: HIT IT HARD (AGENT X BASSLINE MIX)
OLD TO THE NEW:
DMX: SLIPPIN’ (1998)
DMX: COLD WORLD
FUNKY DL. DON’T GO AWAY
J WRECK: NYC BE WILDIN’
THE SOUND OF THEN:
BLAK TWANG: DETTWORK SOUTH EAST (1996)
ROOTS MANUVA: WITNESS (1999)
SKINNYMAN: I’LL BE SURPRISED (2004)
SPIN DOCTORS: MARK DEVLIN’S BEATMASTERS MIX: TEDDY RILEY (PART 1)
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THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 22/9/12


THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 2012
Listen Again/ Download links:
NY: TROPHY BOY (TODD EDWARDS REMIX)
HOOLIGAN SOUL: SHOUT LOUD (GLOBAL STEPPERS REMIX)
STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
DELILAH: SHADES OF GREY (MJ COLE REMIX)
NAS & ALRLISSA VS. 10 BELOW: HARD TO LOVE SOMEBODY
BEANIE SIGEL FEAT STATE PROPERTY. THE REUNION
KUNIVA: THIEF’S THEME
NAS. A QUEENS STORY (TEDSMOOTH REMIX)
JEAN GRAE: KILL SCREEN
FUNKY DL: DON’T GO AWAY
POETIQUETTE: SOUL MELODY (YAM WHO REMIX)
UP YOURS: TONIGHT
ROOM 806 FEAT. HOLI. DARKNESS (THE MOODYFREAKS INTO SOUL REMIX)
OLD TO THE NEW:
MISSY ELLIOTT FEAT. LIL MO: YOU DON’T KNOW (1999)
MISSY ELLIOTT FEAT. TIMBALAND: 9TH INNING
THE SOUND OF THEN:
LEVITICUS: BURIAL (LOVERS ROCK MIX) (1994)
UK APACHE: ORIGINAL NUTTAH (1994)
JENNA G: QUICK LOVE (ZINC REMIX) (2002)
JAYDEE: PLASTIC DREAMS (DEF MIX) (1994)
SPIN DOCTORS: MARK DEVLIN’S BEATMASTERS MIX: MARLEY MARL


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MD AT VILLAGE, QUAI D’IVRY, PARIS, THIS FRIDAY

Debating whether to attempt my half-arsed rusty French, or just play the uncultured Brit on my visit to Paris tomorrow. Getting set to play at the birthday session for the dude Double G at Village, on the Seine at Quai D’Ivry. The old school selection will be ringing off!
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MD 80s GROOVES REVIVAL MIX

The smaller cousin of the 90s Golden Era mix elsewhere on this page – a rip through some great 80s soul, funk and electro!

CLUB NOUVEAU: LEAN ON ME
CASHFLOW: MINE ALL MINE
FATBACK BAND: I FOUND LOVIN’
ORAN ‘JUICE’ JONES: THE RAIN
CHERYL LYNN: ENCORE
MAC BAND: ROSES ARE RED
STEVE ARRINGTON: FEEL SO REAL
GWEN GUTHRIE: AIN’T NOTHIN’ GOING ON BUT THE RENT
COLONEL ABRAMS: TRAPPED
JOYCE SIMS: ALL AND ALL
HERBIE HANCOCK: ROCKIT
BOOKER NEWBURY III: LOVE TOWN

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OXFORDSHIRE GUARDIAN MUSIC COLUMN, 17/9/12


After much hype and propaganda, the multi-artist album intended as a showcase of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music label has finally appeared. ‘Cruel Summer’ was due a few weeks ago, hence the title, and some might suggest that Kanye should be investigated by the Trade Descriptions Act over his label’s name. The selection does have its moments, among them ‘To The World’ featuring the soulful croonings of R Kelly, but is a mixed bag of varying quality otherwise. Names as diverse as Big Sean, Jay-Z, Raekwon, John Legend and Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry crop up on the cameos.


Funky DL is a UK hip-hop artist who seems to have been around almost as long as the genre itself, and while other rappers have drifted in and out of the latest temporary fads, he’s always stuck to what he does best – dropping quirky wordplay over sublimely crafted, sample-based beats. A while back he put out two EPs, Back To Frank and Back To Rap, consisting solely of samples lifted from Amy Winehouse originals. His newest offering, Sometimes I Have To Wonder, revives the concept by mining the Stevie Wonder archive. Resulting tracks include Don’t Go Away, Cos She’s A and Just Don’t Give A Care.


There seems to have been a revival of the ‘speed garage’ sound in recent months, the homegrown genre that became fashionable in the late 90s from producers such as Tuff Jam. The treatment has cropped up on the kicking new remix of ‘Trophy Boy’ from North London singer/ songwriter Ny, handled by producer Todd Edwards. I’ve been caning this one on my OX105FM show, The Sound Of Now, of late.


While Nicki Minaj may constitute many peoples’ idea of a hot female rapper, (I won’t comment,) more underground hip-hop fans would instead cite South African-born, New York-dwelling Jean Grae as being worthy of the status. She’s always focused on lyrics full of tricky metaphors over experimental production, which probably explains why she’s never had a big hit. Continuing in the same vein is her new track, ‘Kill Screen’, with a simplistic beat that sounds vaguely Oriental. She evidently has two albums, entitled Cake Or Death and Gotham Down, on the way soon. We look forward to more of the same.
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90S GOLDEN YEARS MIX

In a throwback state of mind! The ongoing spate of infantile 2000s garbage inspired me to go back to better days, better times, better music, so here’s 70-odd minutes of flava (as we used to say) from the greatest decade of them all – hip-hop soul, new jack swing, REAL hip-hop! A proper nostalgia-fest for fellow old-school heads, and a worthwhile history lesson for the kids. THIS is what R&B and hip-hop REALLY sounds like!
BLACK GIRL: KRAZY (HIP HOP MIX) 
SWV FEAT. WU TANG CLAN: ANYTHING (REMIX) 
EN VOGUE: MY LOVIN’ 
MARIAH CAREY FEAT. OL’ D B: FANTASY (BAD BOY REMIX) 
ZHANE: GROOVE THING 
TONY TONI TONE FEAT. DJ QUIK: LET’S GET DOWN 
BON GARCON: IF YOU NEED A MAN 
PORTRAIT: HERE WE GO 
ERIC GABLE: PROCESS OF ELIMINATION 
MARY J BLIGE FEAT. NOTORIOUS BIG: REAL LOVE (BAD BOY REMIX) 
BEVERLEY KNIGHT: FLAVOUR OF THE OLD SCHOOL 
TRUCE: TREAT U RIGHT 
LOREN: REMEMBER 
TANYA VON: TONITE 
ZHANE: REQUEST LINE 
YVETTE MICHELLE: EVERY DAY & EVERY NIGHT 
JUNIOR MAFIA: GET MONEY
PUFF DADDY & THE FAMILY: ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS 
BRIAN McKNIGHT FEAT. MASE: DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME 
SHAI FEAT. JAY-Z: DON’T WANT TO BE ALONE 
NAS FEAT. LAURYN HILL: IF I RULED THE WORLD 
SNOOP DOGGY DOGG: GIN & JUICE 
DR. DRE: KEEP THEIR HEADS RINGING 
LADY OF RAGE: AFRO PUFFS 
KRS ONE: SOUND OF DA POLICE 
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: THEY REMINISCE OVER YOU 
BLACK MOON: WHO GOT THE PROPS 
SOULS OF MISCHIEF: ’93 TO INFINITY 
FUNKMASTER FLEX: SIX MILLION WAYS TO DIE 
SUPERCAT: GHETTO RED HOT 
KRISS KROSS: JUMP (SUPERCAT REMIX) 
ONYX: SLAM! 
MC LYTE: RUFFNECK 
NOTORIOUS BIG: PARTY & BULLSHIT
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THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 15/9/12


THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2012
Listen Again Download links:
NAS. A QUEENS STORY (TEDSMOOTH REMIX)
HANI & ANDREA MARTIN: MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT (EXTRA SAUCE MIX)
NY: TROPHY BOY (TODD EDWARDS REMIX)
NAS & ALRLISSA VS. 10 BELOW: HARD TO LOVE SOMEBODY
JEAN GRAE: KILL SCREEN
FUNKY DL. DON’T GO AWAY
KUNIVA. THIEF’S THEME
7EVENTHIRTY FEAT. SLEEPY WILL & KAMIKAZE: MYSTERIOUS BUSINESS
ROBIN THICKE FEAT. PHARRELL: ANOTHER LIFE
GWEN MCCRAE: KEEP THE FIRE BURNING (DJ DON WELCH REMIX)
STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
ROOM 806 FEAT. HOLI. DARKNESS (THE MOODYFREAKS INTO SOUL REMIX)
PATRICK GREEN. NUBIAN PRAYER (DEEP MIX)
JAYDEE: PLASTIC DREAMS (DEF MIX) (1994)
SOUL CENTRAL: ON THE EDGE (DEEP JOSH REMIX)
TODD TERRY & J PAUL GETTO: GO BITCH (SCHOOL OF TODD MIX)
OLD TO THE NEW:
BEANIE SIGEL FEAT. FREEWAY: ROC THE MIC (2002)
BEANIE SIGEL FEAT STATE PROPERTY. THE REUNION
THE SOUND OF THEN:
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: THEY REMINISCE OVER YOU (1992)
BLACK MOON: WHO GOT THE PROPS (1992)
SOULS OF MISCHIEF: ’93 TO INFINITY (1993)
FUNKMASTER FLEX: SIX MILLION WAYS TO DIE (1993)
SUPERCAT: GHETTO RED HOT (1993)
KRISS KROSS: JUMP (SUPERCAT REMIX) (1992)
ONYX: SLAM! (1993)
MC LYTE: RUFFNECK (1993)
SPIN DOCTORS: MARK DEVLIN’S BEATMASTERS MIX: JUST BLAZE
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MD’S CLUB DATES, SEP/ OCT ’12


Thursday 13th September
Weekend Crime, Radio Bar (House Set), Riga, LATVIA


Friday 14th September

Club Bermuds, Ogre, LATVIA

Saturday 15th September
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 15th September
The Earl, The Second Bridge, Bath

Thursday 20th September
The Living Room, Tower Bridge, London


Friday 21st September
Food & Mix Party, Village, Ivry Sur Seine, Paris, FRANCE

Saturday 22nd September
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 22nd September
The Living Room, Bristol

Friday 28th September
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Saturday 29th September
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 29th September
The Living Room, Bristol

Thursday 4th October
The Living Room, Tower Bridge, London

Friday 5th October
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Saturday 6th October
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 6th October
The Earl, The Second Bridge, Bath

Thursday 11th October
The Living Room, Tower Bridge, London

Friday 12th October
Yates’, Bicester

Saturday 13th October
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Saturday 13th October
The Living Room, Bristol

Thursday 18th October
The Living Room, Tower Bridge, London

Friday 19th October
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Saturday 20th October
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)


Saturday 20th October

Swish Ball (with Jazzie B), MECA Centre, Swindon

Thursday 25th October
The Living Room, Tower Bridge, London

Friday 26th October
The Living Room, Milton Keynes

Saturday 27th October
The Sound Of Now, OX105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)
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MD TALK AT THE RHYTHM INSTITUTE, RIGA

On Friday, I’m delivering a talk at The Rhythm Institute in Riga, Latvia, on the manipulations and mass mind control of the Illuminati music industry. Time to take the truth on the road!
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