Author: Toby Taylor

Khalil Anthony’s voice has decorated the House and Electronic music landscape for some years now. With his latest release he shifts levels yet again by working with a range of talented producers from around the globe to create Scarab Beetle, nine reworks of tracks taken from his original 2018 album, Junebug. In anticipation of the […]

Jamie 3:26 returns to the inimitable BBE Music to proudly present ‘A Taste of Chicago,’ a seven-track edit compilation that teleports you into an untold story of the city’s underground scene. Hailing from Beverly in the South Side of Chicago, Jamie 3:26 is an artist who has lived and breathed the city’s rich sound, culture and style since he […]

New music, fresh off the press from local ambient cosmonauts Twin Galaxies, a musical duo comprising of Jordan Swales and Gabriella King, living and operating out of Liverpool! Working away in the shadows over the past year, the project has undergone several twists and turns as satellite members come and go, remaining malleable and relishing […]

Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes have announced the launch their collaborative album, What Kinda Music, which is set for release on April 24 on the iconic Blue Note Records. The collaboration is an exciting one, pitching two supremely talented artists at very different ends of the jazz spectrum together in what’s sure to be one of the […]

Bradley Zero celebrates five years of his Rhythm Section International imprint with SHOUTS, a 36 track compilation that perfectly encapsulates the label’s ever evolving and dynamic sound.  A go-to label for the connoisseurs, Rhythm Section INTL is a UK staple. The raison d’être has always been to unearth and nurture new talent, not just via […]

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. This time, a guest post from Melodic Distraction’s own Toby Taylor, cratedigger extraordinaire and boogie virtuoso behind It’s Good For The Soul.  Label: Hope Record Company | Year: 1984 […]

The critically acclaimed jazz pianist launches the lead single from his forthcoming solo piano EP, which is due for release on February 28th.  The EP, entitled On My Ones, sees the self-taught jazz virtuoso eschew other instrumentation in order to fully explore the dense intricacies of the piano itself and enable him to demonstrate his own staggering […]

The debut single from Berlin-based singer songwriter Katerinha is a delicate and ethereal take on classic soul.  Of North Macedonian origin, the young musician has been honing her artistic craft since a very young age, exploring sound and looking for her own voice as an author and performer. A bass player, DJ, guitarist and singer, she […]

Ilian Tape, one of the hottest labels in the game, turn to techno royalty for their next release.  The critically acclaimed label are responsible for some of the most forward thinking and exciting techno and IDM music of the last few years. It therefore comes as little surprise that they have teamed up with a […]

Following on from the success of the first Napoli Segreta compilation, NG RECORDS follows up with an exploration into the unknown groovy side of Naples by releasing Napoli Segreta Vol.2. Napoli’s finest crate diggers Famiglia Discocristiana, DNApoli and Nu Guinea join forces once again to collate a new compilation of nine exceptional cuts of ’70s […]


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