NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY MIX, FOX FM, 1990

These are audio excerpts from my first proper radio gig, 25 years ago today. From 1990 to ’94, I sequenced the live 8-hour New Years’ Eve party sessions on Fox FM in Oxford, largely inspired by Les Adams and James Hamilton’s legendary mixes on Capital Radio. This was the first. It doesn’t claim to be particularly revolutionary as it was very early days, but has a lot of nostalgic value.

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BACK TO ’95 – ONE LAST TIME

BACK TO ’95 – ONE LAST TIME

Just before 2015 is out, here’s one last trip back 20 years to the wonderful year of 1995. First off is Westwood’s Radio 1 Rap Show of exactly 20 years ago today, showcasing all the hot joints of that year. Next up, Funkmaster Flex doing the same in the mix on Hot 97. Lastly, a revisit to my radio mix of a few weeks ago, throwing down some of my favourite cuts of ’95.

Miss those days!





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THE SOUND OF ’15 MIXES

Here’s the set of three year-end mixes showcasing the favourite sounds I’ve busted on my radio show through 2015 – one soulful and deep house, one garage and D&B, and one real-deal underground hip-hop and soulful R&B. All available for free download. Enjoy.

MARK DEVLIN: THE SOUND OF ’15
SOULFUL/ DEEP HOUSE MIX

https://soundcloud.com/mark-devlin/the-sound-of-15-soulful-deep-house-mix



MARK DEVLIN: THE SOUND OF ’15
GARAGE/ D&B MIX

https://soundcloud.com/mark-devlin/the-sound-of-15-garage-db-mix-1



MARK DEVLIN: THE SOUND OF ’15
HIP-HOP/ R&B MIX

https://soundcloud.com/mark-devlin/the-sound-of-15-hip-hop-rb-mix


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Meanwhile, here are the links to the previous three year-end mix sets for those wanting to catch a retro vibe:


THE SOUND OF ’14 MIXES:

https://soundcloud.com/mark-devlin/the-sound-of-14-garage-mix


https://soundcloud.com/mark-devlin/the-sound-of-1-house-soulful-d




THE SOUND OF ’13 MIXES:


The Sound Of ’13 Garage/ House Mix:
https://soundcloud.com/mark-devlin/the-sound-of-13-garage-house



The Sound Of ’13 Underground Hip Hop Mix:
https://soundcloud.com/mark-devlin/the-sound-of-13-hip-hop-mix



THE SOUND OF ’12 MIXES:


The Sound Of ’12 Mix 1: Hip Hop To D&B:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/30l9ed5be5llkbr/The+Sound+Of+%2712+Mix+1+-+Hip+hop+to+D%26B.mp3


The Sound Of ’12 Mix 2: Soulful/ Funky House:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/m1y0vov1x95108l/The+Sound+Of+%2712+Mix+2+-+Soulful_+funky+house.mp3
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THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 26/12/15

2015 RETROSPECTIVE, PART 1
Listen/ Download links:
Part 1:
Part 2:
GORGON CITY: IMAGINATION (EXTENDED MIX) 
RAPHAELLA: IN THE DARK (ZED BIAS VOCAL MIX) 
KAREN HARDING. OPEN MY EYES (ZED BIAS REMIX) 
SARAH ALEXANDRA: LOSE YOUR MIND (FLAWLESS ORDER REMIX) 
MR QWERTZ FEAT. ANDREA LOVE: IF YOU WANT MY LOVE (VOCAL MIX) 
DIGITAL FARM ANIMALS. TRUE (LOW STEPPER DEEPER VIBE REMIX)  
SAM SUPPLIER VS: ADELE: WE COULD HAVE HAD IT (ORIGINAL) 
MAK & PASTEMAN: OH BABY (DIGITAL SOUNDBOY)  
DEEKLINE FEAT. ASHA RAE & PSG: TAKING IT BACK (’88 HOUSE MIX) 
CHANGIN’ FAZES: NOW YOU KNOW (ORIGINAL UKG MIX) 
FINE ART: RUFFNEK 
VODEX: BADMAN TEKKA 
BENNY PAGE FEAT. SWEETIE IRIE: PARTY WITH YOU (RICO TUBBS REMIX)
KENNY HECTYC: RICHNESS IS LIFE
DISCIPLES: MASTERMIND (EXTENDED MIX) 
CADENZA. FOUNDATION (BENNY PAGE REMIX) 
PREDITAH. SELECTA (DR MEAKER REMIX)
PETE CANNON MEETS GHOST WRITERZ. HOW WE LIVING (JUNGLE REMIX)
BREAKAGE: FUTURE ( CALIBRE REMIX)
EPHEMERALS: LIFE IS GOOD (TECHNIMATIC REMIX)
ERYKAH BADU: I’LL CALL U BACK
JILL SCOTT: CRUISIN’ 
TEEDRA MOSES FEAT. RICK ROSS: ALL I EVER WANTED 
FAITH EVANS FEAT. PROBLEM: GOOD TIME
VANESSA WHITE: DON’T WANNA BE YOUR LOVER
APOLLO BROWN FEAT. UGLY HEROES: CHECKERED FLAG
APOLLO BROWN FEAT. RAS KASS: ENEMIES WITH BENEFITS  
YOUR OLD DROOG: ON THE NEWS
TALIB KWELI FEAT. RAPSODY: LIFE AHEAD OF ME
GUILTY SIMPSON: DETROIT’S SON
EDO G FEAT. REKS: SORTA WAY
BRUSE WANE. OL’ HEAD
VERBAL KENT FEAT. UGLY HEROES: SAVE FACE 
VERBAL KENT: ILLUSTRATE 
DAVE EAST FEAT. NAS. FORBES LIST 
CAPONE N NOREAGA: UMAR 
COMMON & LALAH HATHAWAY: WE ARE YOUNG GIFTED AND BLACK 
LARGE PROFESSOR FEAT. G-WIZ. IN THE SCROLLS 
PEARL GATES FEAT. WORDSWORTH & PAV BUNDY: COUNTDOWN 
EMC FEAT. SADAT X: MOOPIES
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THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, SHOW 59



BEAST 1333: A CHRISTMAS STORY 

RAS KASS: JACK FROST 2 (WHITE CHRISTMAS)

ERYKAH BADU. DIAL’AFREAQ 

K-RINO: OPERATION GENOCIDE

KRS ONE: AMERICAN FLAG 

DR WRONG & OLD HARRY ROX. REAL LIES 

VOCALLZ. IN LOVE WITH LIFE 

TRUTH TRIP: JOHN LENNON, R.I.P 35 YEARS ON

JOHN LENNON: DON’T WANNA BE A SOLDIER, MAMA

JOHN LENNON: GIVE ME SOME TRUTH

JOHN LENNON: BORROWED TIME 

KEHLANI. INTRO 

SAMM HENSHAW FEAT. BONKAZ. AUTONOMY (REMIX) 

GURU: FEEL THE MUSIC

ERICK SERMON: MUSIC

THE O’JAYS: I LOVE MUSIC

SYDNEY YOUNGBLOOD: IF ONLY I COULD

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GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST, VOL. 74: JOHAN OLDENKAMP/ THE TRUE ORIGINS OF CHRISTMAS

A timely edition, as Dutch researcher and radio and TV host Johan Oldenkamp guests to discuss the myths, symbology and spiritual science behind the festival we know today as Christmas.
Johan reveals how the event represents a mixed bag of influences from European traditions, primarily anchored in the Winter Solstice. This was a time of worship for the ‘rebirth’ of the Sun, and led to the religious figures of Mithra, Horus, and most recently, Jesus, with the Sun/ Son of God having a double-meaning. The Roman Catholic church brought in Christianity to replace the Pagan traditions, keeping the dates the same to ease the transition. ‘Christmas’ also tied in with the popular Roman festival of Saturnalia. 
Johan points out that ‘Christmas’ literally means the sacrifice of Christ Consciousness, and has come to be a subversion of its original sun-worshipping status, to instead bring in the dark influences of Saturn. This reversal of meanings can be seen in the figure of Father Christmas/ Santa (Satan) Claus – originally a representation of the Sun, but more recently flipped to symbolise aspects of Saturn.
We conclude by discussing the internal, alchemical process of attaining higher consciousness, and its own connections to the Christmas story, and how people can still enjoy the festivities of the season without being fooled into embracing the dark symbolism involved.
Johan’s websites are: www.whollyscience.org, and www.pateo.nl
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THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 19/12/15

Part 1:



Part 2:



CRAIG DAVID X BIG NARSTIE. WHEN THE BASSLINE DROPS (FLAVA D REMIX)

DEBONAIR FEAT. NATALIE GRAY. THANKS TO YOU (RAMSEY & FEN REMIX) 

ANDY MOWAT & JAZZY D. DRY YOUR TEARS (VOCAL MIX) (1998 UNRELEASED) 

KNOX. FEELING LOVE (ORIGINAL MIX)

FUNKY ONE. BE STRONGER (ORIGINAL MIX) 

HOUSE OF VIRUS. BETTER DAYS (DOORLY REMIX)

KEHLANI: YOU SHOULD BE HERE

VANESSA WHITE FEAT. NICK BREWER: DON’T WANT TO BE YOUR LOVER

RICK ROSS FEAT. MARIAH CAREY. CAN’T SAY NO 

SOULBROTHA FEAT. BENEFICENCE. FLOW ‘N FACTS 

APOLLO BROWN FEAT. ODDISEE. WHAT YOU WERE LOOKING FOR

MAYLAY SPARKS FEAT. LAST EMPEROR & RUCKER PAWK. ILLADELPH ELOHIM

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
PRHYME FEAT. JOEY BADASS. GOLDEN ERA 

KAREN HARDING. OPEN MY EYES (ZED BIAS REMIX)

K STEWART: AIN’T NOBODY (LOW STEPPA REMIX) 

JODIE ABACUS: GOOD FEELING (KDA REMIX) 

CASSIUS: THE SOUND OF VIOLENCE (DJ SKT BOOTLEG REMIX)  

VODEX: BADMAN TEKKA

ERYKAH BADU. I’LL CALL U BACK 

LIL’ BIBBY FEAT. COMMON: SPEAK TO EM 

RICK ROSS FEAT. MARY J BLIGE. VERY BEST 

PEARL GATES FEAT. WORDSWORTH & PAV BUNDY: COUNTDOWN

BENEFICENCE FEAT. MASTA ACE: WHEN THE SUN COMES 

APOLLO BROWN FEAT. UGLY HEROES. CHECKERED FLAG 

SIPHO NGUBANE: GUITAR CAPO







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THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, SHOW 59



BEAST 1333: A CHRISTMAS STORY 

RAS KASS: JACK FROST 2 (WHITE CHRISTMAS)

ERYKAH BADU. DIAL’AFREAQ 

K-RINO: OPERATION GENOCIDE

KRS ONE: AMERICAN FLAG 

DR WRONG & OLD HARRY ROX. REAL LIES 

VOCALLZ. IN LOVE WITH LIFE 

TRUTH TRIP: JOHN LENNON, R.I.P 35 YEARS ON

JOHN LENNON: DON’T WANNA BE A SOLDIER, MAMA

JOHN LENNON: GIVE ME SOME TRUTH

JOHN LENNON: BORROWED TIME 

KEHLANI. INTRO 

SAMM HENSHAW FEAT. BONKAZ. AUTONOMY (REMIX) 

GURU: FEEL THE MUSIC

ERICK SERMON: MUSIC

THE O’JAYS: I LOVE MUSIC

SYDNEY YOUNGBLOOD: IF ONLY I COULD
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GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST, VOL. 74: JOHAN OLDENKAMP/ THE TRUE ORIGINS OF CHRISTMAS

A timely edition, as Dutch researcher and radio and TV host Johan Oldenkamp guests to discuss the myths, symbology and spiritual science behind the festival we know today as Christmas.
Johan reveals how the event represents a mixed bag of influences from European traditions, primarily anchored in the Winter Solstice. This was a time of worship for the ‘rebirth’ of the Sun, and led to the religious figures of Mithra, Horus, and most recently, Jesus, with the Sun/ Son of God having a double-meaning. The Roman Catholic church brought in Christianity to replace the Pagan traditions, keeping the dates the same to ease the transition. ‘Christmas’ also tied in with the popular Roman festival of Saturnalia. 
Johan points out that ‘Christmas’ literally means the sacrifice of Christ Consciousness, and has come to be a subversion of its original sun-worshipping status, to instead bring in the dark influences of Saturn. This reversal of meanings can be seen in the figure of Father Christmas/ Santa (Satan) Claus – originally a representation of the Sun, but more recently flipped to symbolise aspects of Saturn.
We conclude by discussing the internal, alchemical process of attaining higher consciousness, and its own connections to the Christmas story, and how people can still enjoy the festivities of the season without being fooled into embracing the dark symbolism involved.
Johan’s websites are: www.whollyscience.org, and www.pateo.nl
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