Author: Andrei Sandu

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. This time,  Aretha Franklin’s Get It Right.  Label: Arista | Year: 1983 | Discogs: Aretha Franklin – Get It Right / Jump To It Where to begin? Through quite […]

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. Up next,  Fab Mayday’s Avventura In Guinea.  Label: Porn Wax | Year: 2012 | Discogs: Fab Mayday – Porn Wax One Exploring the origins of this […]

Mates’ Crates, a new series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. This time,  Fat Larry’s Band’s Act Like You Know.  Label: We Men of Talent | Year: 1982 | Discogs: Fat Larry’s Band – Act Like […]

Mates’ Crates, a brand new series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. This second instalment looks into The Joubert Singers’ Stand on the Word.  Label: Favourite (Originally Next Plateau Records) | Year: 2015 (Originally 1985) | Discogs: The Joubert Singers – […]

We welcome Mates’ Crates to the Melodic Distraction website. A brand new series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, it dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. First up, George Benson’s The World Is A Ghetto.  Year: 1980 | Label: Warner Bros | Discogs: George Benson […]

Disco enthusiast and tip top writer Andrei Sandu comes back at us with an enthralling insight into the life and somewhat shadowed legacy of the production pioneer, Patrick Cowley, seeking to uncover his story and explanations for how his fame has become somewhat diffracted… Two producers are credited for pioneering the evolution of disco away […]

Yesterday, David Mancuso turned 72. Though one of the most influential people in dance music history, David Mancuso’s somewhat mystical legacy spread mostly by word of mouth. Mancuso’s presence at the roots of disco culture dates back to ‘Love Saves the Day’, the inaugural invite-only party he held at his loft on Valentine’s Day 1970s.  His […]


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