Author: James Zaremba

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 […]

A cornerstone of the European festival calendar, it’s astonishing that Gottwood has maintained its down-to-earth, grassroots ethos over all these years. One of the most picturesque festival sites in the UK, the team behind the four-day event have doubtlessly worked hard to curate and sustain an atmosphere found seldom elsewhere on the summer circuit. The […]

Hailing from East-London, Earthboogie are an intriguing outfit. Their sound is a tropical melting pot of uplifting African and South American dancefloor-focused music, that draws upon worldly influences stretching from West Coast jazz, all the way back to the dub-driven sounds of the capital.  With three incomparable EPs out on Spacetalk’s sub-label, Leng Records, the […]

On 4th May, Liverpool Sound City+ invited Craig Pennington, Amy Lamé, Natalie Williams, Steve Rotherham & Yousef to discuss the future of Liverpool’s music industry and the formation of a City Region Music Board. In January 2017, Constellations sat down with Craig Pennington of Bido Lito! to discuss the future of Liverpool’s music scene. His forthcoming conference and city-wide survey entitled, Liverpool, […]

The ONLY way is Upitup. That’s the word on the cobbles this weekend as Merseyside veterans, Upitup Records, bring a two-day anniversary party to North Shore Troubadour and the Kazimier Garden. Ready the cake, prep the candles; it’s time for the international DJ and arts collective, independent record label, party and radio show to celebrate […]


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