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Author: Josh Aitman

As you all may know by now, we’ve recently left our home of four years on Jamaica Street. The gentrifying forces closing in on the area have made it impossible to stay and so, we’re on the move.   For now, we’ve chosen to set up shop at Jacaranda: Phase One thanks to the support of […]

Bido Lito and University of Liverpool have teamed up to survey the impact of Covid-19 on Merseyside’s musical ecosystem.  An online survey that is set to determine how musicians have adapted to the limitations and lack of creative opportunities caused by Covid-19 lockdown measures is now in circulation.   Click the image above to access […]

5 years of records, 5 years of dancing, 5 years of Melodic Distraction. We are celebrating 5 years of play by teaming up with some of our favourite designers from our past to produce one, two, three new t-shirts.   With the turntables still spinning after five trips around the sun, we’re buzzing to see […]

Gala Festival launch a brand new concept forging the worlds of architecture, music and design together to create a unique forward thinking take on festivals. Melodic Distraction is excited to bring you up to speed on the incredible line up, who’s involved and some exciting news about Melodic Distraction’s participation in the festival. Yes you […]

After 3 years of window shoppin’ we are excited to announce The Drop, a new series brought to you by Go Play Studios in collaboration with DJ 2Kind and his Melodic Distraction show L100, celebrating urban music in Liverpool. Once a month we flip the camera for an intimate live session from right inside our tiny […]

Ethereal songstress LUNA has just released the first single ‘Night Drive’ off her upcoming debut EP Hello Earth. Over the next month we’ll be following her journey, which starts with this week’s single release and heads to a very special EP launch at St Bride’s Church on Friday 13th March.  Hello Earth is LUNA’s introduction […]

MDR Selects, a series where we invite our favourite artists, record stores, labels and more to curate a playlist of songs that hold specific meaning to them.  For this edition we travel to Greece! Mikael Delta is one of the most prolific and influential artists in Greece and one of few to make his name […]

Following up from their exciting first outing “Nothing To Worry About”, “I need (it)” is the latest single from Liverpool based producer Yannu (Daniel Martindale) and Levi’s Music Project graduate, Remy Jude, as part of their new collaborative partnership. The collaboration came into being after the two were brought together to work on “Nothing To […]

Ahead of a long-haul flight from New York City to perform at Meraki, Liverpool, we caught up with revered house producer, Baltra to find out what music he’ll be chilling out  to while he’s thousands of feet in the air… Baltra is a self taught house producer based in New York, hailing from Philadelphia. His […]

Another premiere coming at you from just over the M62. This time Ad Hoc regular, Tommy Tickle releases on Sprechen for their 20th release. A close friend of the Melodic Distraction Family, Tommy Tickle aka Tom Dockree is back with his latest ep, Night Cream. Following his first solo EP last year on Ad Hoc […]