Author: James Zaremba

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Spoken by approximately 7.6 million people, Xhosa is one of the many officially-recognised languages of South Africa. It is also the spoken language of dancefloors across Liverpool and North Wales, with Melodic Distraction & Gottwood residents, Nick & Nath finding musicality in the language on their debut track, ‘Ndizama Kuwe’. With a punchy bassline and […]

In May of this year, over 150 members of Liverpool’s musical community met to discuss the future of the city’s comparatively fragmented scene. Hosted by long-standing music magazine, Bido Lito! and the Baltic Triangle-based venue, Constellations, the conference called upon the city’s promoters, venues, musicians and council members to explore the reasons why Liverpool still […]

With a 13-track compilation on the way, in aid of homeless charity, Crisis, The Waveform Transmitter bring their launch party to the Baltic Triangle’s, District and new venue, The Yard on 15th July. A ten hour knees-up, jammed packed with some of Merseyside’s favourite house and techno selectors, the party features the likes of 303, Rosencrantz […]

After a brief hiatus from all things vinyl last month, New Wax returns as we take a look at what June has tucked away in the crates. With lots of booming new music coming out of the Big Smoke, this month’s article is dominated by the sounds of London town. From the explorational jazz melodies […]

Want to join the Melodic Distraction team? We are currently looking for an intern to join our tight-knit team here at Melodic Distraction HQ. Lasting for 6 months, with the possibility of further employment after the placement ends, this paid internship will serve as a great avenue into the world of internet radio, music journalism […]

Label Focus: A monthly series exploring Melodic Distraction’s favourite labels from around the globe. This month, and a bit closer to home, we take a look at the upcoming launch of Ad Hoc Records. Based in Manchester, Ad Hoc celebrates the rich electronic musical culture that the city is so famous for, all while capturing […]

After more than 3000 people descended on the Baltic Triangle for the second offering from Liverpool Disco Festival last weekend, James Zaremba talks about the significance of this groundbreaking inner-city event on our home. Be sure to check out 45 track ID’s from across the festival below… “Disco music is for dancing, and people will always want to dance.” – […]

Spring is upon us…and so too have Liverpool’s musical champions crept out from their various wintertime dwellings. This month the city will receive a much-needed dose of open-air experiences with day parties, festivals and cultural events all taking place under the sun and the stars. Two festivals, a whole-host of internationally-lauded musicians and even an appearance from Jazzy Jeff himself… […]

Smart Bar – Chicago, Concrete – Paris, Panorama Bar – Berlin, Space – Ibiza, Derrick Carter has frequented them all in the past 18 months. After nearly three decades in the game, the Chicago native’s enduring presence in some of the world’s most venerated clubs stands as a testament to his unfaltering talent behind the […]

Chicago footwork legends, Scottish-born Afrobeat producers and local bassline label parties; if the opening months at Meraki have been anything to go by, the future looks incredibly auspicious for the North Shore’s newest venue space. Having already showcased a diverse array of talent from across the musical map, the young venue’s open door genre policy […]

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