FOX FM, NEW YEAR’S EVE, 1991 INTO 1992

25 years ago today I presented the second of my five New Years’ Eve live 8-hour mixes on Fox FM. Here’s some edited highlights of the audio, providing a snapshot of the type of pop dance tunes that were around in ’91, along with a few disco and funky revivals.

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FISH OUT OF WATER CINEMATIC SPECIAL, 30/12/16

FISH OUT OF WATER CINEMATIC SPECIAL, DESTINY 105
WITH MARK DEVLIN  & DANNY PRINCE. FRIDAY 30TH DECEMBER 2016

Listen/ Download links:

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Part 2:

ROB DOUGAN: FURIOUS ANGELS (FROM THE MATRIX RELOADED, 2002)

RY COODER: PARIS, TEXAS (FROM PARIS, TEXAS, 1984)

SIMON & GARFUNKEL: THE SOUND OF SILENCE, (FROM THE GRADUATE, 1967)

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA (FROM PHILADELPHIA, 1993)

LOU REED: PERFECT DAY (FROM TRAINSPOTTING, 1996)

JOHN WILLIAMS: THE TERMINATOR THEME (FROM THE TERMINATOR, 1984)

JOE SIMON & THE MAINSTREETERS: THEME FROM CLEOPATRA JONES, (FROM CLEOPATRA JONES, 1973)

GWEN McCRAE: ROCKING CHAIR (FROM THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO, 1999)

HUES CORPORATION: ROCK THE BOAT (FROM CARLITO’S WAY, 1993)

THE COMMODORES: MACHINE GUN (FROM BOOGIE NIGHTS, 1999)

SHIRLEY ELLIS: SOUL TIME (FROM NORTHERN SOUL, 2014)

ANDY G’S STARSKY & HUTCH ALL-STARS THEME

THE BELLE STARS: IKO IKO (FROM RAIN MAN, 1988)

FLUKE: ZION (FROM THE MATRIX RELOADED, 2002)

KMFDM: JUKE JOINT JEZEBEL (GIORGIO MORODER MIX)

GEOFF LOVE & HIS ORCHESTRA: DEATH WISH THEME (FROM DEATH WISH, 1973)

ENNIO MORRICONE: CITTAR VIOLENTA (1970)

DRACULA’S MUSIC CABINET: MURDER ON THE OHIO EXPRESS

BERNARD HERMAN: THEME FROM TAXI DRIVER (1976)

HARRY SOUTH: THE SWEENEY CLOSING THEME (1975)

CONES: MIND SCRIPT VACATION

ROY BUDD: CARTER TAKES A TRAN (FROM GET CARTER, 1971)

JOHN BARRY: THE IPCRESS FILE (1965)

EARLE HAGEN: OVER THE WALL

LALO SCHIFFRIN: THE SNIPER (FROM MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, 1996)

DR. TIMOTHY LEARY: THE TRIP

EAST VILLAGE: THE OTHER

THE STORYBOOK: THE PRETTY SONG (FROM PSYCH OUT, 1968)

STOMU YAMASHTAR: POKER DICE & MEMORY OF HIROSHIMA (FROM THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, 1976)

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THE SOUND OF ’16 MIXES

Here’s the set of three year-end mixes showcasing the favourite sounds I’ve busted on my radio show through 2016 – one soulful and deep house, one bassline garage, and one real-deal underground hip-hop and soulful R&B. All available for free download. Enjoy.

SOULFUL/ DEEP HOUSE

GEORGE BENSON & LITTLE ANTHONY: ELECTRIC TOGETHER (NIGEL LOWIS BROADWAY DISCOMENTAL MIX)

COLIN HUDD/ STRINGS OF LOVE: LOVE FOUND ME LOVE (DUB MIX)

COLIN HUDD: IT’S NO SURPRISE (CLUB MIX)

KIKI KYTE: DISCO CHICK (JOHN MORALES M&M ROLLER BOOGIE MIX)

SHEILA GORDHAN: SMILE (ROGER SANCHEZ DUB MIX)

DJ MUMBLES: MUSIC HIGH (ORIGINAL MIX)

SIPHO NGUBANE FEAT. DINDY: YOU’VE BEEN (ORIGINAL MIX)

KNOX: TOO DEEP FOR ME (ORIGINAL MIX)

PEYTON: WHEN I’M DREAMING (ERIC KUPPER’S ORIGINAL MIX)

WIPE THE NEEDLE FEAT. MICHELLE WEEKS: MY EVERYTHING

ZEPHERIN SAINT FEAT. ANN NESBY & G3: OPTIMISTIC (ORIGINAL VOCAL MIX)

TEDDY DOUGLAS & MARGARET GRACE: GOD CREATED WOMAN

RICHARD ROGERS: THANK YOU FOR YOU LOVE (CLUB DUB)

LIVIO MODE & BART GORI FEAT. SARAH LOVE: LOVE IS REAL (ORIGINAL MIX)

DJ FUDGE & HALLEX M: MY LOVE IS PURE (CLASSIC MIX)

BKNY FEAT. KEY Z VS THE DON: EVERYBODY GET UP

MAX PORCELLI: CANDY LOVE (ORIGINAL MIX)

KENNY HECTYC: NO 2ND CHANCE (ORIGINAL MIX)

JUICEPPE: LOVE WILL FIND A WAY

KENYA/ SEAN MCCABE: LET ME (SEAN MCCABE CLASSIC SOUL MIX)

THEN PICK UP AT

MR LUKE & NICOLAS SAAD: BREAK MY HEART

GINO LOVE: IT WAS SO (ORIGINAL MIX)

HARVEY DSOUL: GOOD THINGS (ORIGINAL MIX)

QUEEMOSE: NIGHT ELEMENTS (ORIGINAL MIX)

GARAGE/ BASSLINE

SANDI BOGLE: CASANOVA (ANGEL FARRINGDON UK GARAGE REMIX)

CAMILLA DESTINY: REAL ONES (MATT JAM LAMONT REMIX)

DI: OPIUM (CONTROL S REMIX)

ALEXX: INTERROGATION (OPERATOR S REMIX)

FLAVA D & MISS FIRE: HAPPY

RAKHI: RUNNING (OPERATOR S REMIX)

JACK ROSE: PRETTY PICTURES (DJ FEN REMIX)

WTS FEAT. GIA: ONE NIGHT (CHARLES JAY REMIX)

TIEKS FEAT. DAN HARKNA: SUNSHINE (MJ COLE REMIX)

SCOTT FORSHAW & GREG STAINER: DRUG OF CHOICE (WALKA REMIX)

DASCO FEAT. DTALE: BETTER NOW (DAVE DOYLE UKG CLUB EDIT)

CJ REIGN FEAT. ANATEA: BROKEN

SOULECTA: SLINKY

SIR J: JAMMIN (BAD HABIT REMIX)

KP VS: SIR J: I NEED A RHYTHM

ROUGH COPY: UK (JOCHEN SIMMS REMIX)

MNEK: AT NIGHT I THINK ABOUT YOU (BLONDE VIP)

JODIE ABACUS: SHE’S IN LOVE WITH THE WEEKEND (WAZE & ODYSSEY REMIX)

UNDERGROUND HIP HOP

APOLLO BROWN & SKYZOO: SOAPBOX (SKIT)

THE GAME: JUICE

DE LA SOUL FEAT. JILL SCOTT: GENESIS (SKIT)

DE LA SOUL FEAT. ESTELLE & PETE ROCK: MEMORY OF…

MASTA ACE FEAT. AG: ME & AG

EDO G: JUST TALKING TO ‘EM

UGLY HEROES: THIS WORLD

VERBAL SKILLZ: DON’T TRY TO TELL ME

APOLLO BROWN & SKYZOO: THEY PARKED A BENTLEY ON THE CORNER 

LEG SWEEP SPECIALIST: TELL UM WHAT IT IS

ROYCE DA 5’9 FEAT. PUSHA T & RICK ROSS: LAYERS

RAS KASS: PROMISED LAND

MADVILLAIN: AVALANCHE

MASTA ACE: WELCOME TO THE BAY (SKIT)

ROYCE DA 5’9: TABERNACLE

DAVE EAST: DON’T SHOOT

FUNKY DL FEAT. AISHA SHEREENA: TOO MANY OF NOT ENOUGH (ALTERNATIVE MIX)

CL SMOOTH FEAT. SKYZOO & DJ DEVASTATE: PERFECT TIMING (MAX I MILLION REMIX) 

RAPSODY FEAT. AB-SOUL: 2 AM

MAKEBA MOONCYCLE & TALIB KWELI: LUNCH ROOM CLASSICS

TRAGEDY KHADAFI, ILLA GHEE & CANIBUS: CRADLE TO THE GRAVE

SOULBROTHA FEAT. BIG SHUG, AFU-RA & BLAQ POET: THE GOLDEN ERA ISN’T FINISHED

APATHY & CELPH TITLED FEAT. RELIK: ONE 1 TWO 2

APATHY & CELPH TITLED: RAP IS NOT POP (THROWN OFF THE STAGE MIX)

THE GAME: HOWEVER DO YOU WANT IT

THE GAME: 92 BARS

YOUR OLD DROOG: HIP HOP HEAD

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

THE SOUND OF ’15 MIXES:

The Sound Of ’15 Soulful/ Deep House Mix:

The Sound Of ’15 Garage/ D&B Mix:

The Sound Of ’15 Hip-Hop/ R&B Mix:

THE SOUND OF ’14 MIXES:

The Sound Of ’14 Garage Mix:

The Sound Of ’14 Soulful House Mix:

THE SOUND OF ’13 MIXES:

The Sound Of ’13 Garage/ House Mix:

The Sound Of ’13 Underground 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 SWING SHIFT, GALAXY 101, BEST OF 1996 PART 1, 27/12/96

Here’s the radio show I did 20 years ago today, showcasing the biggest R&B and hip-hop tunes of 1996, in my opinion, the last year of consistently good music before the rot started to set in with these genres.

As Frankie Crocker of WBLS New York used to say, Listen and Enjoy.

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THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 24/12/16

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P2:

GEORGE BENSON & LITTLE ANTHONY: ELECTRIC TOGETHER (NIGEL LOWIS BROADWAY DISCOMENTAL MIX)

COLIN HUDD/ STRINGS OF LOVE: LOVE FOUND ME LOVE (DUB MIX)

COLIN HUDD: IT’S NO SURPRISE (CLUB MIX)

KIKI KYTE: DISCO CHICK (JOHN MORALES M&M ROLLER BOOGIE MIX)

SHEILA GORDHAN: SMILE (ROGER SANCHEZ DUB MIX)

DJ MUMBLES: MUSIC HIGH (ORIGINAL MIX)

SIPHO NGUBANE FEAT. DINDY: YOU’VE BEEN (ORIGINAL MIX)

KNOX: TOO DEEP FOR ME (ORIGINAL MIX)

PEYTON: WHEN I’M DREAMING (ERIC KUPPER’S ORIGINAL MIX)

WIPE THE NEEDLE FEAT. MICHELLE WEEKS: MY EVERYTHING

ZEPHERIN SAINT FEAT. ANN NESBY & G3: OPTIMISTIC (ORIGINAL VOCAL MIX)

TEDDY DOUGLAS & MARGARET GRACE: GOD CREATED WOMAN

RICHARD ROGERS: THANK YOU FOR YOU LOVE (CLUB DUB)

LIVIO MODE & BART GORI FEAT. SARAH LOVE: LOVE IS REAL (ORIGINAL MIX)

DJ FUDGE & HALLEX M: MY LOVE IS PURE (CLASSIC MIX)

BKNY FEAT. KEY Z VS THE DON: EVERYBODY GET UP

MAX PORCELLI: CANDY LOVE (ORIGINAL MIX)

(MAX INTO KENNY TRANSITION SOUNDS A BIT DODGY – REDO??)

KENNY HECTYC: NO 2ND CHANCE (ORIGINAL MIX)

JUICEPPE: LOVE WILL FIND A WAY

KENYA/ SEAN MCCABE: LET ME (SEAN MCCABE CLASSIC SOUL MIX)

MR LUKE & NICOLAS SAAD: BREAK MY HEART

GINO LOVE: IT WAS SO (ORIGINAL MIX)

HARVEY DSOUL: GOOD THINGS (ORIGINAL MIX)

QUEEMOSE: NIGHT ELEMENTS (ORIGINAL MIX)

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HEAVY BUSINESS AT POETIC JUSTICE, LONDON

What an awesome set of performances at Poetic Justice, Conscious hip-hop, poetry and beatboxing from head honcho John Blake, aka The People’s Floet, Luke Miller, DVG, Kev The Poet, Benjamin Meah Shamanic, Kane Headley Cummings, La Roche and Maverick & Malachi. It was the female MCs who particularly blew me away – amazing sets from Eva Rose, Loudspeka, and this heavy collaboration between Shay D and beatboxer Malachi. Expect to hear tracks from many of these cropping up on The Sound Of Freedom soon! Big shout to John for putting it all together. It was my first experience of this event, but it certainly won’t be the last.

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GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST, VOL. 99: LONG LASTIN’, ROUND 4 – DEMONIC SONICS IN HIP-HOP

Conscious music producer Long Lastin’, (who produced the theme music for this series) returns for his fourth GV appearance, as we discuss the ongoing agenda to debase and degrade mainstream ’hip’-hop’ output.

While the manipulation of other music genres receives endless scrutiny, what’s being done to contemporary ‘hip-hop’ is rarely, if ever discussed. We get into what others won’t talk about – the blatantly obvious debasement of the sound frequencies in these recordings, and ask what unseen effects these could be having on those who consistently absorb them – particularly when combined with the degraded lyrical content, and the subliminal programming employed by their accompanying videos.

Long Lastin’ gives his views on the sonic structures of four so-called ‘hip-hop’ bangers, included in this recording. Give these a listen if you’re unfamiliar with the output of this genre and consider how they make you feel.

The intro and outro tracks on this podcast are from Long Lastin’s own album, ‘Illumi-Nation’, which offers inspiring truths through vocal samples set to to new, original beats. You can grab it here –

(Ironically for a conversation about sound production, the quality of the Skype line on this was appalling, so apologies for the less-than-perfect audio quality!)

EXPLICIT CONTENT: NOT SUITABLE FOR LISTENING BY CHILDREN

Long Lastin’s previous appearances on Good Vibrations are here:

Round 1:
https://soundcloud.com/mark-devlin/good-vibrations-podcast-vol-7?in=mark-devlin/sets/good-vibrations-podcast-series

Round 2:
https://soundcloud.com/mark-devlin/good-vibrations-podcast-vol-24?in=mark-devlin/sets/good-vibrations-podcast-series

Round 3:
https://soundcloud.com/mark-devlin/good-vibrations-podcast-vol-65-long-lastin-round-3-illumi-nation?in=mark-devlin/sets/good-vibrations-podcast-series

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MD CONSCIOUS MUSIC DJ SET AT POETIC JUSTICE, LONDON, 22ND DECEMBER

I’m greatly looking forward to being a part of the Poetic Justice Solstismas event on Thursday 22nd at Hive in Dalston, London. I’ll be dropping a conscious music DJ set to get the evening underway, before a whole host of street poets and performance artists step up to do their thing. Positive vibes and good intention throughout. Full details here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1882773378675490/

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GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST: JOHAN OLDENKAMP – THE TRUE ORIGINS OF CHRISTMAS

Here’s the podcast I put out this time last year with Johan Oldenkamp, discussing the true cultural origins of the event we call Christmas.

Happy Winter Solstice to one and all.

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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.

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THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 17/12/16

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KENYA/ SEAN MCCABE: LET ME (SEAN MCCABE CLASSIC SOUL MIX)

PARIS: IF YOU LOVE ME

COOL MILLION FEAT. GLENN JONES: TONIGHT (STEVEN STONE MIX)

REE MORRIS/ CHYMAMUSIQUE/ DJ CHRISTOS: BUTTERFLIES

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
LIVIO MODE FT SOUL SARAH – FEEL THE BEAT (TNM ALLIANCE MIX)

APOLLO BROWN & SKYZOO: SOAPBOX (SKIT)

COMMON FEAT. BILAL: JOY & PEACE

J. COLE: EVERYBODY GOTTA DIE

MAKEBA MOONCYCLE & TALIB KWELI: LUNCH ROOM CLASSICS

RAPSODY FEAT. AB-SOUL: 2 AM

WHITE SHADOW SKIT

MADVILLAIN. AVALANCHE

VERBAL SKILLZ: DON’T TRY TO TELL ME

L’ORANGE AND MR: LIF: THERE’S AN ART TO SLEEPING

GUEST DJ MIX: DANNY PRINCE, BIG TUNES OF 2016

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