Author: James Zaremba

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In May, we sat down with David Burch, head man at Ad Hoc Records. Chatting to him, it was clear that the vision he held for his Manchester-based label was spiritedly poised around a sense of local pride; entrusting in the power of a community-focused approach to releasing music. A four-track EP, Ad Hoc 001 included cuts […]

If ever a month were to be associated with a 30-day-long hangover, it would be September. With festivals on the shores of foreign territories burning a hole in our wallets and opening our minds to what lies beyond our humble island, home can often seem a challenge in the post-festival headspace. Returning to the 9-5; […]

August; the month of boat parties on the Adriatic, Dekmantel Festival and enough open-air events to give yourself the sunburnt skin tone of your nan’s leather sofa. Whether you’re looking to get in on some new wax to spin under the (sort of) summer sun, or need something to tranquilize those envious ‘stuck at home’ […]

Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, The Notorious B.I.G, Jay Z, Busta Rhymes and seemingly countless more; radio DJs Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia were instrumental in launching the careers of hip-hop’s most luminary figures. Their show on Columbia University’s WKCR was quite possibly the most genre-defining broadcast series in hip-hop history. Arguably, no other radio […]

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 […]


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