Author: James Zaremba

A community of producers, DJs, music collectors and visual artists, Emotion Wave has become a hotbed in and around Liverpool for unearthing everything from undiscovered bedroom musicians to the fastest rising talents in the city. Supporting emerging experimental electronic artists via their bi-monthly showcase night, stand-alone events and their monthly radio show on Melodic Distraction, […]

Ad Hoc Records are back once again with another deep dive into Manchester’s underground. Unwavering from their continued endorsement of the city’s flowering electronic music scene, AH006 brings us the sophomore EP from Nymad. Produced by Colombian-born Jose Wills, the fiver-tracker is packed to the rafters with nods to UKG, his roots in DnB and the syncopated rhythms […]

It just had to be… didn’t it? One of those rare adoptees into the Honorary Scouser List; rapper, wordsmith and most importantly LFC fan Loyle Carner has been revealed as the ambassador of the Liverpool edition of the Levi’s® Music Project. Listen to the full interview on Melodic Distraction Radio below… Following in the footsteps of […]

Ahead of the arrival of the Levi’s® Music Project in Liverpool, James Zaremba runs through why such initiatives are vital to the future of the city’s musical output. Leaders of the project have previously included Skepta, Everything Everything and Birmingham rapper, Mist. To apply, check out the link below! Once in a while, often when […]

The first time Yadava came through to the Melodic Distraction studio, he was running over an hour late. His calm-headed co-host, Bolts, assured us that the wait would be worth it. 90 minutes into the two hour show, Yad flung himself out of a car, into the studio and onto the decks. As assured, the wait was […]

‘Tis the Season💚 The wonderful heads behind Constellations have launched a Kickstarter!   After the news broke that they were shutting up shop at the end of 2019, we were pretty down. It’s the very spot where Melodic Distraction was born…in the form of a party run by two doughy eyed students and a bunch of their […]

That’s right folks! Melodic Distraction Radio has launched a Kickstarter  to make our radio station broadcast 24-hours a day, 7 days-a-week and 365 days a year. Follow the link to get involved and read on below to find out more… Alongside this? A brand-new website, a mobile app for android and iPhone and tons more radio shows, […]

It’s no secret that the Melodic Distraction staff have a lot of love for our Manchester friends over at Ad Hoc Records. With releases from Yadava, Two Tail and Taurtollo under their belt – the label now takes focus on its fourth release, dropping courtesy of the eclectic producer and label newcomer, Tommy Tickle. Entitled, […]

At just 19 years of age, Bellaire has quickly proven that the internet is an independent musician’s most powerful tool. Making beats in his bedroom, with only a laptop and saxophone to hand, the French producer has found near-immediate online fame – amassing hundreds of thousands of listens on Soundcloud and YouTube over the past […]

35 shows, 3 days, 1 festival – Positive Vibration: Festival of Reggae took over the Melodic Distraction Radio airwaves for a full weekend of music, conversation and culture from 8th – 10th June. Running in collaboration with MCR Live and KCC Live, the broadcast features artists from around the country with Africa Oyé, Levi Tafari and many more […]


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