MD’S DIARY BLOG, SEPTEMBER ’13


September proved to be the usual mix of radio, DJing, podcasting and writing in both the conventional and ‘alternative’ arenas. This, coupled with the challenges of parenthood and home life, constitutes a mix that I’m now familiar and comfortable with, and ensures that life remains anything but boring!

My first engagement was a re-appearance on Dawn’s Diorama chat show on internet-based Dark City Radio. This aired live via Skype on Sunday 1st. As well as a few reminiscences about my DJ career, this went into the question of The Hidden Hand and its long-standing work in manipulating the music and entertainment industries from within. Being at 9pm on a Sunday, I was particularly knackered after a gruelling week, but hopefully some of what I had to say made sense!  You can listen back on this link:



On the DJing front, the first gig of the month came on Saturday 7th, and involved the latest in many visits to Manchester, to play at Aura Bar & Lounge, (formerly Lounge 31.) I finished my weekly radio show in Oxford at 8pm, then had the rare treat of a couple of hours at home as my set didn’t start until 1.30am. A Manchester excursion rarely disappoints, and I felt the energy and inspiration kicking in as I took over from resident JC and dropped a set that was heavy on the bashment and garage. It was a fulfilling experience that kept me buzzing on the long drive back til I eventually rolled in at around 6.30am.


A couple of days later, Monday 9th, I was off to a similar gig, this time the second of my two annual visits to Ibiza to play at San Antonio’s legendary Soul City. It was a late flight out of Luton Airport, (now so militant and monolithic it’s something straight out of Orwell’s ‘1984’!) and like previous Easyjet IBZ flights I’ve been on at this time it was a bit of a flying zoo, with punters downing the booze the minute the plane was airborne and getting rowdy as a result … and that’s just the girls. It was close to 1am when we landed, so I grabbed a taxi straight over to San An, and was in the bustling West End and into Soul City around 45 minutes later. It was another wild and lively session that showed no signs of being so late in the season, and resident DJ Policy was once again on fire and hungry for it, despite having played six nights a week for the entire Summer!


I grabbed around five hours’ sleep – about as much as I ever manage – back at the Playa Bella Apartments on the far side of the bay. After what would be my last swim in the sea this year, 3.30pm had rolled around. Just about Breakfast Time for any Ibiza DJ. Soul City boss Julian took Policy, long-standing resident DJ Horse and myself out for a bite to eat, and the usual entertaining mix of anecdotes and revelations about behind-the-scenes shenanigans at Ibiza’s celebrated niteries did flow. With my return flight not until 1am, I booked myself a day room back at the apartments so I could do the sensible thing and get a bit more shut-eye. Thankfully, the Easyjet flying zoo home was a lot more sedate, with most of the passengers far too knackered to cause any revelry.


The six weeks of school Summer holidays certainly brought its challenges in terms of productivity!  But with Zaina starting school for the first time this month, (four and a half already!) and Akilah back at nursery, it means I’ve been able to resume my Good Vibrations podcast series after an enforced hiatus. The first new volume has been with Sonia Barrett, a great speaker who gets into all kinds of spiritual matters. This one’s well worth a listen for any open-minded truth seeker, and can be found here:


The follow-up volume was with Fritz Springmeier, who’s a leading authority on the unsettling world of MK Ultra mind control and its routine use within the music business, as well as many other walks of life. His information was grippingly fascinating. Catch it here:


This month’s third volume marks the re-appearance of my good mate Kit Glover, better known in music circles as the producer Long Lastin’. Kit and his lady Sharon, actually met as a direct result of the first podcast interview with him that I put out last October. At the end of this month, they both came to our house for a social, and we took the opportunity to record a follow-up chat in the process. this one’s very far-reaching, staying rooted in the shenanigans of the music game, but going to all kinds of other places as a result. Listen to that one right here:



I was on the road again on Saturday 28th. Literally. This was a seven-hour coach slog up to Scotland to play in Glasgow. I am of course aware that flying is an option, but with National Express only charging £21 return from Birmingham, and with cheap trains to Birmingham, what can you do? I got masses of work done on the laptop, anyway, stretching the four-hour battery life to its max, (no power points on board, sadly.) On the agenda was a return visit to Sumthin Sumthin, a soulful, funky excursion, and just the type of night I now play almost exclusively. It’s run by Glasgow DJ Joeboy Higgins at The Living Room restaurant/ bar, and it’s a night I first played in February, which was a lot of fun. You can listen back to what happened at that one right here:

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More work, including this diary, got done on the equally long run home on the Sunday.

The only other thing to mention is my weekly radio show The Sound Of Now, which airs Saturdays from 6 to 8pm on OX105 in Oxford. I’m continuing to love the challenge of unearthing two hours of outstanding new music each week from multiple genres, and the latest episode is always available to listen back to on my Soundcloud page at:


And that, pretty much, was September.

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GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST, VOL. 24: LONG LASTIN’, ROUND 2


Kit Glover, aka music producer Long Lastin’, Joins Good Vibrations for a second chat, a year after his first. 

We begin by addressing the continuing decline in mainstream and ‘urban’ music standards, and the social engineering agenda that lies behind them. Kit gives his response to three of the common retorts that sceptics often give when presented with such information.

We then talk about the many conscious themes explored on his upcoming concept album, and his sources of inspiration. We finish by exploring positive solutions – both spiritual and practical – that anyone can apply to their lives.

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THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 28/9/13


THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2013
P1:
P2:
PARDESSA: I’M YOURS (TOBY IOI REMIX)
LITTLE NIKKI: LITTLE NIKKI SAYS (GRANT NELSON VOCAL MIX)
WOOKIE FEAT. ELIZA DOOLITTLE: THE HYPE (WOOKIE DUB)
JULIO BASHMORE: AU SEVE
SAFFIRE D’SOUL: SOUL TYPE (DUMPLIN REMIX)
ROUTE 94: IN MY HEART
DENNIS FERRER: MIND UR STEP
JACK & JOY: AAHM – ALL ABOUT HOUSE MUSIC (LUCA BISORI REMIX)
MIKE MAGO: THE SHOW (FRIEND WITHIN REMIX)
JOHN LEGEND: MADE TO LOVE (FRIEND WITHIN REMIX)
LONDON GRAMMAR: WASTING MY YOUNG YEARS (KDA REMIX)
PETE GRAHAM & CHRIS LORENZO: WHO REMEMBERS CASSETTES
CELL BROCCO: LITTLE BIT IN LOVE
ZONA: I AM BEAUTIFUL (ORIGINAL MIX)
DAWN ‘SOULUVN’ WILLIAMS: GIVING UP NEVER STOP (RICCI MELILLO UPI VOCAL MIX)
TORTURED SOUL FEAT. N’DEA DAVENPORT: MIGHT DO SOMETHING WRONG
ROCKIZM: HANGING ON A STRING (SILK BOYS MIX)
FOAMO: RUNNING
HYPE KRONIK FEAT. CHENEY PARSONS: PICK N MIX
KISSY SELL OUT: WHO WALKS ALONE
ZINC FEAT. SASHA KEABLE: ONLY FOR TONIGHT (TEED REMIX)
LONDON GRAMMAR: STRONG (HIGH CONTRAST REMIX)
STYLO G FEAT. SISTER NANCY: BADD
TORTURED SOUL FEAT. N’DEA DAVENPORT: MIGHT DO SOMETHING WRONG
RAPSODY: KINGSHIP
GRAND DADDY I.U FEAT. GRAND PUBA: SHE SAID
THE LAST EIGHTH FEAT. HAVOC: RAGIN’
TECH N9NE FEAT. KENDRICK LAMAR, MAYDAY & KENDALL MORGAN: FRAGILE
HMAN FEAT. STICKY FINGAZ: HEAVY WITH THE DROP
ROMERO FRANCESWA FEAT. FIERCEVILL: BOUNCE
SLAUGHTERHOUSE: HOUSE GANG
CASTLE: OPIUM (BLUEPRINT REMIX)
BIG NOYD, ALI VEGAS & NATURE: SOUTHSIDE
E THE MAD ASSASSIN: 80s & 90s
EXAM: LOST FLOWS
LITTLES: LISTEN
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MD GUESTS AT SUMTHIN SUMTHIN, GLASGOW, ON SATURDAY

Gearing up for a return visit to Glasgow this Saturday, for another appearance at the brilliant Sumthin Sumthin with JoeBoy Higgins at The Living Room. Soulful, funky revivals all the way!  Here’s a chance to revisit what went down at my last guest spot in February!

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MD’S CLUB/ RADIO DATES, SEP/ OCT ’13


Saturday 28th September
The Sound Of Now, OX105, Oxford (6-8pm)
Saturday 28th September
Sumthin Sumthin, The Living Room, Glasgow, SCOTLAND
Saturday 5th October
The Sound Of Now, OX105, Oxford (6-8pm)
Saturday 5th October
Zefi, Chelsea, London
Wednesday 9th October
Wake Up Promotions Presentation, Ducie Bridge Pub, Manchester
Friday 11th October
Friday Night Loud, ReRoot, Dalston, London
Saturday 12th October
The Sound Of Now, OX105, Oxford (6-8pm)
Saturday 12th October
Madhouse, Riga, LATVIA
Saturday 19th October
The Sound Of Now, OX105, Oxford (6-8pm)
Tuesday 22nd October
Truth Juice Birmingham Presentation, Kings Heath Cricket & Sports Club, King’s Heath, Birmingham
Saturday 26th October
The Sound Of Now, OX105, Oxford (6-8pm)
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‘INSIDER’ VIDEO: REAL OR HOAX?

This video emerged yesterday. Although the suggestion that ‘urban’ music is being used by elements of the US government to mind-control black consumers is no huge surprise, the general consensus seems to be that this video – and the alleged Michael Jackson phone call within – are some kind of hoax. What do people think?

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THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 14/9/13


THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2013
Listen Again/ Download links:
P1:
P2:
SAFFIRE D’SOUL: DIDN’T CHA KNOW (TUFF CULTURE UKG MIX)
PARDESSA: I’M YOURS (TOBY IOI REMIX)
KON FEAT. BEN WESTBEECH: YOU DON’T KNOW (I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR YOU)
LONDON GRAMMAR: STRONG (HIGH CONTRAST REMIX)
SOL: TOO COOL
SCOLLA: ROOTS
ASTRO FEAT. SKYZOO. STRANGER
UNION BLAK: BRUTAL
FLATBUSH ZOMBIES FEAT. ACTION BRONSON. CLUB SODA
RAY FOXX: FIREWORKS
THE STYLE: CHANGE
LITTLE NIKKI: RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES (SD EXCHANGE)
STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
WOOKIE FEAT. ELIZA DOOLITTLE: THE HYPE (WOOKIE DUB)
DAWN SOULLUVN’ WILLIAMS: GIVING UP NEVER STOP (RICKY MELILLO UPI VOCAL)
OLD TO THE NEW:
GURU FEAT. N’DEA DAVENPORT: TRUST ME
TORTURED SOUL FEAT. N’DEA DAVENPORT: MIGHT DO SOMETHING WRONG
EXAM: LOST FLOWS
ZAR FEAT. FARAI: SMILE
RAPSODY FEAT. RAEKWON & MELA MACHINKO: COCONUT OIL
ROMERO FRANCESWA FEAT. FIERCEVILL: BOUNCE
SPIN DOCTORS DJ MIX: THE UNTOUCHABLE DJ DRASTIC (NEW YORK CITY) 2PAC ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE
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THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 7/9/13


THE SOUND OF NOW, WITH MARK DEVLIN, OX105FM
PLAYLIST FOR SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2013
P1:
P2:
LONDON GRAMMAR: STRONG (HIGH CONTRAST REMIX)
KON FEAT. BEN WESTBEECH: YOU DON’T KNOW (I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR YOU)
LITTLE NIKKI: RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES (SD EXCHANGE)
RAY FOXX: FIREWORKS
RAPSODY FEAT. RAEKWON & MELA MACHINKO: COCONUT OIL
E THE MAD ASSASSIN: 80s & 90s
EXAM: LOST FLOWS
UNION BLAK: BRUTAL
SCOLLA: ROOTS
STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
STYLO G FEAT. SISTER NANCY: BADD
SAFFIRE D’SOUL: DIDN’T CHA KNOW (TUFF CULTURE UKG MIX)
PREETESH FEAT. ANGELA THARMA: GIVE MY LOVE (POOLSIDE MIX)
MARC JB & INAYA DAY: EVERY BREATH (DIRECTORS CUT CLASSIC CLUB MIX)
JOHN LEGEND: MADE TO LOVE (FRIEND WITHIN REMIX)
OLD TO THE NEW:
MORCHEEBA: TRIGGER HIPPIE (1996)
MORCHEEBA: GIMME YOUR LOVE
CASTLE: OPIUM (BLUEPRINT REMIX)
ROMERO FRANCESWA FEAT. FIERCEVILL: BOUNCE
ZAR FEAT. FARAI: SMILE
14KT FEAT. BLU: PAID
SPIN DOCTORS DJ MIX: DJ DAVID CRAIG (DUBAI) ECLECTIC MIX
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THE FIRST JOINTS & JAMS, 19/12/98


The debut instalment of Joints & Jams, Mark Devlin and Kid Fury’s Saturday evening urban music show which ran for two years on Oxygen 107.9 in Oxford. This show aired on 19th December 1998 from 6 to 8pm.

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GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST, VOL. 23: FRITZ SPRINGMEIER


Fritz Springmeier is regarded as a leading authority on the sinister world of trauma-based mind control, in particular its well-known derivatives MK Ultra and Monarch Programming. He is the author of The Illuminati Formula Used to Create an Undetectable Total Mind Controlled Slave, written in conjunction with former MK Ultra victim Cisco Wheeler, among other books. He also works as a deprogrammer of mind-controlled slaves.

Here, he shares many insights from his 20-plus years of research, discussing the history of MK Ultra, the areas of society in which programmed multiples are used, and its routine deployment within the entertainment industry – including, he says, the creation of the US Country & Western scene as a specific outlet. We also go into how Fritz was set-up for an alleged bank robbery, and his eight-year prison sentence as a result.

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