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MDR Selects, a new (old) series where we invite our favourite artists, record stores, labels and more to curate a playlist of songs that hold specific meaning to them. We’re delighted to have Brazilian pianist, beatmaker and composer Tiago Frúgoli share his tastes with us following the release of his brand new album ‘Casa’. Growing […]

This Easter weekend, our bright & dazzling neighbour Constellations make their 5th trip around the sun! We’re dusting off our moon shoes & preparing to transmit two whole days of live music featuring our own Melodic astronauts. Running on Friday 19th April from 6pm – 2am and Saturday 20th from 3pm – 2am, an eclectic […]

MDR Selects, a new (old) 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 our third edition, we had a chat with lovely local lads Samurai Kip. Taking influences from jazz, funk and soul, the 4-piece are already making […]

Listen up, listen up! Palestinian hip-hop crew DAM are in Liverpool and they want to show you their world. Through a unique fusion of Arabic rap and hip-hop, their story covers all corners of Palestinian culture. It unfolds at Constellations on 27th February, but first they’ll be dropping into our very own studio for a […]

MDR Selects, a new (old) 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 our first edition, we invite LUNA to share her selection with us.  “Have you ever felt both happy and sad at the same time? A […]

We know you’re all hibernating this January, but unless you’ve literally been sleeping under a rock, you’ll know that our favourite independent record store Dig Vinyl are having a change of scenery! Dig’s new digs. Upstairs at Resurrection on Bold St.  As much as we loved their cosy basement beneath Soho’s, it’s undeniable that since […]

Okay so, admittedly we had a bit of a tough time with this one – selecting 10 top tracks of the year with so much choice has certainly proved the hardest compared to all our other 2018 round-ups! From some of our well-known favourites artists returning with fresh material, like the face-slamming ‘Same’ by Oneohtrix […]

Following on from our albums of the year, we look into the seminal shorter body of works delivered to us in 2018. From the fiercely abrasive introduction to Shygirl with Cruel Practice to the softer tones of  Jenny Hval’s The Long Sleep, it’s been an equally ground-breaking year for EPs.     Sinje Hawke and […]

2018 has been a year of unexpected football successes, unusually hot summers, cars launching into space and ever-predicted political turbulence. But in uncertain times, there’s always one thing we can rely on: interstellar music. It’s been a huge year for electronic music, with albums like Skee Mask’s genre-busting Compro and SOPHIE’s audacious Oil of Every Pearl’s […]

The concept of a mix is something that has undoubtedly come into its own  in 2018. With online sites like Mixcloud increasing in popularity, mixes are more accessible than ever. Sites like Mixcloud are pushing forward with their recent ‘fan-to-creator’ subscription which enables listeners to contribute to licensing costs in return for access to downloading offline […]


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