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6:00pmTuesday

Longstanding friend of Melodic Distraction, Jimmy Allen tackles a monthly show hailing devotion to the 4/4 drawing on disco, soulful house, afro grooves and techno.

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Roots and Culture

8:00pmTuesday

8:00pmTuesday

Keith Marley's Roots and Culture radio show is strictly reggae, with each show dedicated to selecting tunes from across the various branches and offshoots of the pioneering genre.

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The Honey Pot

6:00pmWednesday

6:00pmWednesday

A familiar face across the Liverpool club scene, Bear Growls holdsdown The Honey Pot, a monthly show full of gloopy, sweet and sticky goodness.

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The Only Way Is Upitup

8:00pmWednesday

8:00pmWednesday

Join Upitup each month on one of our newest radio shows, shedding light on the 14-year-old record label and the mighty back-catalogue behind it. From hip-hop to footwork, the span of genres from Upitup is endless.

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3:00pmThursday

We welcome Jab to the airwaves for one hour of "Jazz, but not as we know it." Jab is the first of our Kickstarter Radio Workshop graduates to make their way onto the airwaves having completed a three-part training programme with our good friend and workshop mentor, Mo Ayoub.

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Ranga

4:00pmThursday

4:00pmThursday

The Ranga crew are live on the Melodic Distraction airwaves, for their show filled with tropical dancefloor grooves and killer selections!

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Test Match Special

6:00pmThursday

6:00pmThursday

Richie Vegas cut his DJing teeth in his late teens – messing about with hip hop and breaks – before plundering his family’s record collections and forging a sound that includes soul, funk, jazz, afrobeat and reggae.

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Spaced Out

8:00pmThursday

8:00pmThursday

Chris Barker gets deep, weird and wonky with Spaced Out on Melodic Distraction. One half of Deep Space Orchestra, Chris brings a progressive sound to the airwaves.

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Not Bad For A Girl

3:00pmFriday

3:00pmFriday

Not Bad For A Girl is a home-grown, ethically-sourced collective of women who just want to have fun. 

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THE Å LIST

4:00pmFriday

4:00pmFriday

22 year old singer, songwriter and producer Låpsley has taken the electronica world by storm.

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Archetype

6:00pmFriday

6:00pmFriday

Subcora joins MDR on a voyage of sound. She's taking us through deep, groovy house with jazz influences and afro-tinged edges.

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O’Grady Says

9:00pmFriday

9:00pmFriday

Dave O’Grady is a songwriter from Dublin, Ireland who fronts Roots/Americana band Seafoam Green.

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Half Moon Radio Swap

3:00pmSaturday

3:00pmSaturday

Based in Brooklyn, NY, Half Moon Radio are home to a roster of amazing dance talent. For one day only, we're swapping our show hosts all the way over the Atlantic.

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VTSS comes to The White Hotel for her Manchester debut appearance this July. Originally hailing from Poland, now residing in Berlin, Martyna has quickly made her forceful stamp across the techno world. First making waves with her uncompromising and unapologetic raw approach to DJing as resident at the infamous Brutaż parties & Jansa1 club in […]

After a long hiatus and a dearth of venues, we’ve finally found our (forever) home for our workshops! The Melodic Distraction OPEN DECKS series nestles into its new abode of the Kazimier Stockroom, the third Tuesday of every month, from 7pm-10pm. We’re DELIGHTED to say this means we can vastly expand on our capacity, and […]

Here we go! Liverpool’s biggest party is coming back for another massive celebration in Sefton Park on the 20th and 21st of July. With big plans in mind for LIMF 2019, the team cannot wait to show you what they’ve done! With artists such as Nile Rodgers, Mic Lowry and many more, you can expect […]

EMOTIONAL HARDCORE C4E cast & crew invite you indoors + out for 12 hours of body music on one of the most important dates in the cultural calendar, Liverpool Pride. A free daytime event in the Kazimier Garden will host DJ Jess Doyle and other kin of theirs. Then, an affordable and intense, intimate if […]

This August bank holiday (Fri 23rd-Sat 24th), the festival will re-imagine unique spaces and venues in Birkenhead for a two-day, multi-venue festival of internationally significant contemporary new music. “Take me somewhere I’m not likely to forget. Two singles to Birkenhead” Bill Ryder-Jones Future Yard is part of Wirral Borough of Culture 2019 – a year-long […]

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