THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, SHOW 124

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  • THE JOHN PRESTON TRIBUTE BAND: MINISTRY OF LIESSTEVE FALCONER & ALEX MICHAEL: YOU’LL WAKE UP SOMEDAY
  • BOATRAWKER: SLUDGE IN THE WIND
  • PLUMB JAM: NEW ORDER DANCE
  • GASOLIN’: THIS IS MY LIFE
  • VALARIE MULBERRY: HIGHER
  • EDMUNDO RIVOTTI: BETWEEN FEAR AND LOVE
  • DISL AUTOMATIC: BEAUTIFUL HELL
  • TERRORSUM: MEMORIES NEVER DIE
  • CKINGPEACE: LET IT FLOW

TRUTH TRIP:

  • BRONSKI BEAT: IT AIN’T NECESSARILY SO
  • DEPECHE MODE: BLASPHEMOUS RUMOURS
  • XTC: DEAR GOD
  • JOHN LENNON: GOD
  • NATASHA GILBERT: JUST WANT MY HAPPY BACK (ORIGINAL MIX)
  • REVIVAL FEAT. MARY PEARCE & LOVELY LAURA & GEO GOSPEL CHOIR: TAKE ME
  • TO THE RIVER (EXTENDED)
  • ROD CARRILLO & RON CARROLL: GET UP
  • WEZ WHYNT & HANNAH KHEMOH: TOGETHER
  • DEEP ZONE FEAT. CEYBIL JEFFERIES: IT’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT (HELP IS ON THE WAY)
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THE SOUND OF FREEDOM TRACK SUBMISSION GUIDE

I’ve been meaning to produce this for a while, but here it finally is. I’m often asked by music-makers why a track they submitted was not included in my Sound of Freedom conscious music podcast. I’ve always had strict quality control measures in place, and I thought it was time I produced a guide detailing what’s required for a song to make the grade.

Any tracks for consideration need to be sent as mp3 or wav audio file attachments by e-mail to markdevlin2022@protonmail.com

I burn all potential TSOF tracks to CD, (yes, I’m old-school like that) and listen and absorb when out driving.

Many people send me links to YouTube videos, or tracks on Spotify, Soundcloud, etc. These are not instantly downloadable, meaning they can’t be easily burned to CD in line with my preferred method of working. If you have your track in any of the above formats, please convert it to mp3 or wav and e-mail me the result, rather than the links.

All audio files should be fully labelled, with the name of both the artist and the song. I can’t count the amount of tracks I get sent with just the title as the filename. I don’t always have time to listen to tracks as soon as they arrive so I store them in a folder. When I come back to go through them and find a bunch of tracks with only the title showing, I have no way of knowing who the artist is, meaning I either have to spend extra time trawling back through my e-mails to retrieve it, or if I like the track enough, put it out without being able to promote the artist name.

Please make sure tracks are of an adequate audio level. Some arrive mastered to very low volume, so I have to spend extra time giving them a boost to bring them in line with the volume of the other tracks.

Please do not send instrumental tracks, no matter how proud you may be of their creation. TSOF is a lyric-based showcase for songs which convey meaningful messages. I don’t use instrumentals.

I’ll consider play for tracks from any musical genre and style, but lyrical content should always address meaningful subjects – aspects of truth/ freedom/ sovereignty/ personal struggles/ breaking through mind-control and bullshit/ opposing tyranny and dystopia/ conspiracy/ spiritual and metaphysical perspectives, and anything else which wouldn’t stand a chance of getting played on mainstream radio. It is definitely not a showcase for romantic love songs, so please don’t send any of these.

Lyrical messages should be hard-hitting, direct and non-ambiguous. A surprising amount of tracks I get sent are cloaked in allegory, metaphor and tricky wordplay, to the point that the message becomes unclear. If the song won’t leave the listener with a clear appreciation of the message after only one listen, it’s not likely to be included.

A large number of the tracks I receive DO contain strong messages, but are over-mastered to the point that the vocals lie extremely low in the mix, often drowned out by loud instrumentation to the point that it becomes a real strain to make out what is being sung. If the lyrical message can’t be heard clearly, the track may well be rejected as a result.

Though the lyrics are the most important factor, songs do need to contain a strong and memorable melody and/ or hook in order to make an impact. I strive to make every TSOF instalment special, and quality-control measures need to be in place to achieve this. Just one wishy-washy track can affect the entire listening experience.

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If all of the above are adhered to, there’s a very good chance of any tracks submitted in this way of being included in a future instalment.

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THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, SHOW 123

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  • PLUMB JAM: 100TH MONKEY
  • NATTALI RIZE: ONE PEOPLE
  • GUYDENCE X KANNA: BREAK FREE
  • ALAIS CLAY FEAT. FREEDOM MOVEMENT: SHAPE UP
  • JASPER KOOISTRA FEAT. MARK DEVLIN: NO REST FOR THE WICKED
  • FIVE TIMES AUGUST: AIN’T NO ROCK AND ROLL
  • PLUMB JAM: REBOOT
  • BOATRAWKER: FOREIGN HERDS
  • BOATRAWKER: WHAT A HORRIBLE WORLD
  • EMINEM: IF I HAD
  • KILLER MIKE: REAGAN
  • PAYDAY MONSANTO: FAKE NEWS, REAL PIZZAGATE
  • THE DISPOSABLE HEROES OF HIPHOPRISY: HYPOCRISY IS THE GREATEST LUXURY
  • DAVID GREENALD: SHINE YOUR LIGHT
  • LENA FIAGBE: GOTTA GET IT RIGHT
  • LISA M: PEOPLE
  • SOUL II SOUL: GET A LIFE

TRUTH TRIP:

  • NINA SIMONE: I WISH I KNEW HOW IT FEELS TO BE FREE
  • BOBBY DARIN: SIMPLE SONG OF FREEDOM (ALTERNATE MIX)
  • DONOVAN: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER
  • CAFE 432 & HANNAH KHEMOH: STRONGER (EXTENDED CLUB MIX)
  • SERGE FUNK, TRACY HAMLIN: LOVING LIFE (EXTENDED MIX)
  • ERIC KUPPER: NOT TODAY (ORIGINAL MIX)
  • BARBARA TUCKER PRESENTS THE BCREW: PROMISED LAND (HOMAGE) (DJ SPEN, THOMMY DAVIS & GREG LEWIS REMIX)
  • EMMACULATE & ZERNELL. HOLY GHOST POWER (SOUTH SIDE GOSPEL MIX)
  • TEDDY DOUGLAS: FEEL IT (VOCAL MIX REMASTERED)
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THE SOUND OF FREEDOM 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW – THE LADIES’ EDITION

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TSOF has reached its first decade landmark! From humble beginnings as a show on the doomed The People’s Voice network in October 2013, it has survived the past ten years as pretty much THE only consistent showcase of empowering truth and freedom music for these times.

On this, the second of two shows to mark the occasion, Mark Devlin is joined by Dr. Tess Lawrie of the World Council for Health, former BBC turned independent broadcaster Jemma Cooper, and Louise Creffield of Save Our Rights UK. Between them they pick a selection of conscious message tracks and talk about their true value.

  • ALAIS CLAY: WAKE ‘EM UP
  • THE WATERBOYS: THIS IS THE SEA
  • BOB MARLEY: CHANCES ARE
  • REN: MONEY GAME PART 2
  • DONOVAN: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER
  • GEORGE MICHAEL: FREEDOM
  • JIMMY CLIFF: I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW
  • HI-REZ AND JIMMY LEVY: GOD OVER GOVERNMENT
  • JONI MITCHELL: BOTH SIDES NOW:
  • PRINCE: LET’S GO CRAZY (EXTENDED MIX)
  • KURT SHORE &  ZOLANI MAHOLA: WE ARE WARRIORS
  • UNDERCOVER HIPPY: TRUTH AND FICTION
  • LOU RAWLS: WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH THE WORLD
  • ROZALLA: FAITH (IN THE POWER OF LOVE)
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THE SOUND OF FREEDOM 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW – THE DUDES’ EDITION

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TSOF has reached its first decade landmark! From humble beginnings as a show on the doomed The People’s Voice network in October 2013, it has survived the past ten years as pretty much THE only consistent showcase of empowering truth and freedom music for these times.

Joining Mark Devlin for the first of two shows to mark the occasion are Ivan Oyola Jr. out of the US, Francesco Sani out of Italy and Nathan Riddett out of the UK. Between them they pick a selection of conscious message tracks and talk about their true value.

Hold tight for the Ladies’ Edition coming soon! And here’s to another ten years.

  • SGB: WHEN WORDS FAIL MUSIC SPEAKS INTRO
  • DISL AUTOMATIC: THE SOUND OF FREEDOM
  • QUEEN: IS THIS THE WORLD WE CREATED?
  • MICHAEL JACKSON: MAN IN THE MIRROR
  • ALIAS CLAY FR PAYPAL MONSANTO: HEAVY KOOL AID
  • SEPULTURA: REFUSE, RESIST
  • PLUMB JAM: WE STAND
  • MR. TRAUMATIK: VGANG
  • DREAM THEATER: AS I AM
  • ENIGMA: SILENT WARRIOR
  • VAN MORRISON & JOHN LEE HOOKER: WASTED YEARS
  • BOB MARLEY: BABYLON SYSTEM
  • JANET JACKSON: THE KNOWLEDGE
  • RONNIE JAMES DIO: EGYPT (THE CHAINS ARE ON)
  • KINGS OF TOMORROW VS LAYO & BUSHWACKA: FINALLY VS LOVE STORY (TIM DELUXE RE-BLEND)
  • THE FOUNDERS: KILL THE MASTERS (LIVE)
  • K-RINO: THE PLAN
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THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, SHOW 121

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Testing times really bring out the creativity in artists of all kinds, and this era is producing some incredible, inspiring message music.

Here’s a carefully and lovingly curated selection of the very best Truth and Freedom sounds.

  • DISL AUTOMATIC: FREEDOM UNDER NATURAL LAW
  • LUKAS LION & ELLIE BROOKE: WE ARE THE FEARLESS
  • GUYDENCE: REAL SITUATION
  • UNKNOWN: HOW THEY RULE YA
  • THIS MACHINE KILLS ARCHONS: FEEL THE TRUTH
  • THE STELLAR MATRIX: WAKE UP
  • THE WAKE UP: LAW MERCHANT
  • UNKNOWN: THERE’S A REVOLUTION COMING
  • ECLECTIC SOUP FEAT. ANDY LAYTON JAMES: FOLLOW THE MONEY
  • THIS MACHINE KILLS ARCHONS: SPIRITUAL WARS

TRUTH TRIP

  • JOHNNY CASH: GOD’S GONNA CUT YOU DOWN
  • OASIS: ALL AROUND THE WORLD
  • THE TRAVELING WILBURYS: HANDLE WITH CARE
  • DJ FUDGE & CHINUA HAWK: WHO’S GONNA SAVE THE WORLD (VOCAL MIX)
  • DERVISH FEAT. MIKE DAVIS & INAYA DAY: BLESSED (HOUSE MIX)
  • SONIC SOUL ORCHESTRA FEAT  PHILLIP RAMIREZ: HAPPY PEOPLE (EXTENDED MIX)
  • SOULBRIDGE & KATHY B FEAT. DJ U & JAMA I: DANCE TO THE RHYTHM OF LOVE (DJ U & JAMA I REMIX)
  • MATT D FEAT. CLAUDIO DEEPER & ANNA-MARIE JOHNSON: LIFTING ME HIGHER (SEBB JUNIOR REMIX)
  • ANNETTE TAYLOR: FAITH (COPYRIGHT MIX) 
  • SEAMUS HAJI FEAT. MICHAEL GRAY & PHEBE EDWARDS: YOU BRING THE SUN (GROOVE ASSASSIN CLASSIC EXTENDED REMIX)
  • ROZALLA: EVERYBODY’S FREE
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THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, SHOW 120

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Testing times really bring out the creativity in artists of all kinds, and this era is producing some incredible, inspiring message music.

Here’s a carefully and lovingly curated selection of the very best Truth and Freedom sounds.

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  • ANNA MARIA X: BLIND
  • LUKAS LION: NEO (TELL THEM THIS)
  • DISL AUTOMATIC: RETALIATION
  • ECLECTIC SOUP FEAT. ANDY LAYTON JAMES: GATES OF HELL
  • THIS MACHINE KILLS ARCHONS: SPIRITUAL WARS
  • THE NATIONAL FEAT. PHOEBE BRIDGERS: YOUR MIND IS NOT YOUR FRIEND
  • ROGER HUBBARD:  DEAL WITH THE DEVIL
  • BOATRAWKER: JABBIN’

TRUTH TRIP:

  • HOWARD JONES: NO-ONE IS TO BLAME
  • IAN BROWN: F.E.A.R.
  • KEANE: EVERYBODY’S CHANGING
  • JOSHUA SARLES: ONE WILL RISE
  • TRACY HAMLIN & DJPOPE: UP HILL BATTLE (SOUND OF BALTIMORE ORIGINAL VOCAL)
  • YOOKS & HANNAH KHEMOH: I WON’T GIVE UP {ORIGINAL MIX)
  • NAMY & TRACY HAMLIN:  THERE IS HOPE (EXTENDED MIX)
  • JASON HERD & BARBARA TUCKER: HEAD UP HIGH (EXTENDED MIX)
  • RONY BREAKER & CHINUA HAWK:  SOLID GROUND (DJ MEME CLUB MIX)
  • SOULISTA & KARMINA DAI: LOVE & LIFE (MICKY MORE & ANDY TEE EXTENDED MIX)
  • LEE WILSON:  DO BETTER (CAFE 432 REMIX)
  • DAMES BROWN & WAAJEED: GLORY (FLOORPLAN EXTENDED REMIX)
  • PEACETIME: THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE (FEELIN’ FREE CLUB MIX)
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THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, SHOW 119

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Testing times really bring out the creativity in artists of all kinds, and this era is producing some incredible, inspiring message music.

Here’s a carefully and lovingly curated selection of the very best Truth and Freedom sounds.

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  • TREVOR JOHN: SOD OFF SAUSAGE FINGERS
  • PLUMB JAM: WHO DO YOU THINK
  • BULLY BRAGG & THE BASTARDS: TO HAVE (A PENIS) AND TO HAVE NOT (A PENIS)
  • BOATRAWKER:  RESIST
  • FIVE TIMES AUGUST: ANTI-FASCIST BLUES
  • KEITH TWIDALE: PRISON CITY
  • HI-REZ & JIMMY LEVY: THIS IS A WAR
  • SHAME ON YOU
  • WHAT’S IT GONNA TAKE
  • FREEDOM ALL CALL: PIRATES PLAY
  • GUADALAJARA JOE: LOVE OVER FEAR
  • ROGER HUBBARD: DO NOT FEAR

TRUTH TRIP:

  • THE WICKER MAN O.S.T.: WILLOW’S SONG
  • LED ZEPPELIN: STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
  • THE ROLLING STONES: YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT
  • SHAKIN’ STEVENS (!): ALL YOU NEED IS GREED
  • DJ FUDGE & CHINUA HAWK: WHO’S GONNA SAVE THE WORLD (VOCAL MIX)
  • AKABU FEAT JINADU: HIGHWAYS (DAVE LEE MEDUSA MIX)
  • ANTONELLO FERRARI & ALDO BERGAMASCO & SABRINA STONES: SHINE ON (ANTONELLO FERRARI  & ALDO BERGAMASCO CLUB MIX)
  • ANN NESBY: HOLD ON! (BLAZE KLUBHEAD REMIX)
  • FAITH HOWARD: NEVER WOULD’VE MADE IT (PAUL NEWMAN & DAVE ANTHONY CLUB MIX)
  • YOOKS & REBECCA SCALES: SHINE
  • BOBBY & STEVE & MATT EARLY FEAT. DAJAE: FAITH, HOPE & CHARITY (ORIGINAL)
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THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, SHOW 118

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Testing times really bring out the creativity in artists of all kinds, and this era is producing some incredible, inspiring message music.

Here’s a carefully and lovingly curated selection of the very best Truth and Freedom sounds.

UNSECRET FEAT. RUELLE: WAKE UP WORLD
HI-REZ & JIMMY LEVY: UNITED WE STAND
ANGRY NORTH & BORIS’ BITCHES: 15 MINUTE CITY
KEITH TWIDALE: PRISON CITY
BOATRAWKER: MEDLEY – I’LL BE MOCKING YOU/ JABRACADABRA/ YOU KILL US WITH VAXXINES/ MONEY TO NOTHING
THE PILLAGE PEOPLE: MRNA
APOSTLES OF LIBERTY: LAST TESTAMENT

TRUTH TRIP PART 1

QUEEN: MACHINES (OR BACK TO HUMANS)
EURYTHMICS: SEXCRIME (NINETEEN EIGHTY FOUR)
TINA TURNER: WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER HERO
JOHN FARNHAM: YOU’RE THE VOICE
HI-REZ & JIMMY LEVY: GOD OVER GOVERNMENT
DEPE BREFF: ONE GOOD THING ABOUT MUSIC (THE SUN DROP GARDEN REMIX)

TRUTH TRIP PART 2

JOE FAGIN: BREAKING AWAY
TRACY CHAPMAN: FAST CAR
THE ANIMALS: WE GOT TO GET OUT OF THIS PLACE
JOE FAGIN: GET IT RIGHT

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THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, SHOW 117

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Testing times really bring out the creativity in artists of all kinds, and this era is producing some incredible, inspiring message music.

Here’s a carefully and lovingly curated selection of the very best Truth and Freedom sounds.

KLAUS SCHWAB: RE-IMAGINE
BONZO: WHERE THE SHEEP HAVE NO BRAINS
BOATRAWKER: THE EYE OF THE PFIZER
DEPE BREFF: DIVINE PURPOSE
THOUGHT LEADER: AN0MALY
DISL AUTOMATIC & S.A. UNIVERSAL: SPIT THAT TRUTH
STEVE GRANT: MULTIVERSE
MADOCC FEATURING TESHA: NOW WE ARE IMMUNE
FIVE TIMES AUGUST: GATES BEHIND THE BARS
BLIND JOE: THE TRUTH
GRANT COOMBER: SPIRITUAL SUICIDE
THE STRAWMAN: THIS IS THE TIME
KEITH TWIDALE: PRISON CITY

TRUTH TRIP

KATE BUSH – THEM HEAVY PEOPLE
GENESIS. CUL-DE-SAC
PRINCE – NEW WORLD
MARC COTTERELL: LIVING MY LIFE (MARC COTTERELL PLASTIK FACTORY VOCAL MIX)
S.E.L. YOU GOTTA BE (THE ERIC POWELL MDFC REMIX)
STAXX FEAT. DR. PACKER: JOY (DR. PACKER EXTENDED MIX)
TEN CITY FEAT. WH0 & MARSHALL JEFFERSON: I LOVE ME (EXTENDED MIX)
RICKY MONTANARI & HOLLY & MASTER FREEZ: LAND OF FREEDOM (ORIGINAL MIX)
GERSHON JACKSON & BYRON S: FATHER (HEAVEN VOCAL MIX)
DROP OUT ORCHESTRA FEAT. MISHELL IVON: HE’S ALWAYS THERE (K-KLASSIC MIX)
GASPARIAN & TASITA D’MOUR: KEEP ON RISING (ORIGINAL EXTENDED MIX)
MIND STREET FEAT. ANDREA LOVE & RICHARD EARNSHAW: CELEBRATE (RICHARD EARNSHAW EXTENDED REVIBE)
BRUTHA BASIL FEAT. KELVIN SYLVESTER & JUSTIN DANIELS: THANKFUL (BRUKEL SOULFUL HOUSE MIX)

 

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