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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, Smokey Robinson’s classic Being With You.  Label: Motown | Year: 1982 | Discogs: Smokey Robinson – Being With You Most will have encountered this R&B anthem, or one […]

MDR Selects, a series where we invite our favourite artists, record stores, labels and more to curate a playlist of songs that hold specific meaning to them. This time round, we’re excited to hear what Wirral-based producer Podge has been listening to recently. Inspired heavily by Japanese pop culture, Podge experiments with synths, polyrhythms and […]

I never used to pay any attention to the thick layer of plastic pint glasses covering the floor of whatever club, gig or festival I was attending but now the sight keeps me awake at night.  As someone known to be ‘a bit of a worrier’ or prone to a little exaggeration at times, I […]

An exciting blend of visual and sonic stimulation arrives in Liverpool at Constellations this month. Brighton and Berlin based surround sound and visual art collective, Partial Facsimile, bring an unusual auditory experience in the form of their first fully composed concept album ‘MEDIA OS 5.1is’. Specialising in research-based projects, film soundtracks and site-specific performances, Partial […]

Brought to you by record collector and DJ Grace George, Label of Love is a new series that tells short histories of music labels & their legacies. The first edition on Melodic Distraction sees Grace explore the dub legacy of UK producer Adrian Sherwood & the On-U Sound label.  Officially launched in 1981, On-U was […]

On February 7th 2020, Sefton Park’s iconic Palm House will be transformed into a surrealist masquerade ball, celebrating the traditions of New Orleans music. Headlined by one-of-a-kind live act Frog & Henry, Krewe Liverpool 2020 – The Mardi Gras Experience promises to be one of the most unmissable events the city has borne witness to […]

For their tenth release, Ad Hoc turn to Manchester-based Colombian producer Nymad for two unique takes on the Ad Hoc back catalogue.   Nymad has been making a name of himself recently.  The Manchester-based producer released a well received EP on Ad Hoc last year that saw support from, amongst others, BBC Radio, Homoelectric and Worldwide […]

Backtracks; a new series from Melodic Distraction, dipping back into the archives in search of tracks that shifted the electronic music landscape. With each edition, we invite a local artist or DJ to share the music they have found most impactful and the history behind it. In our second edition, 24 Kitchen Street programmer, Jonas […]

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. Some gospel for your Sunday this time, with New York Community Choir and Express Yourself. Label: RCA | Year: 1977 | Discogs: The New York Community Choir – Express Yourself […]

MDR Selects, a series where we invite our favourite artists, record stores, labels and more to curate a playlist of songs that hold specific meaning to them. This time, we dip our toes into something a lil different by teaming up with LEAP Festival. Celebrating the world of dance, global touring production company Motionhouse will […]


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