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Backtracks; a 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 their most impactful music and the history behind it. For this edition, Richie Anderson, music researcher and host of “The Goldarndest Mixtapes”, […]

Okay. You know it. We’re all stuck in quarantine. We may have been living off peanut-butter toasties and seeing how long we can leave our hair unwashed because, well… just because.  But at least we’ve still got the internet (oh, holy one!) and the music. With everyone being stuck indoors, we have a brand new […]

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 Snoodman Deejay, cratedigger extraordinaire and boogie virtuoso behind It’s Good For The Soul.  Label: Alleviated Records […]

As most of you are probably aware, the current Covid-19 crisis has meant that many of us now have a lot of time on our hands. At Melodic Distraction, we saw this as an opportunity to not only put some of this extra time to good use, but to also put it towards another avenue […]

Backtracks; a 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 their most impactful music and the history behind it. This time around Jordan Swales, one half of local ambient cosmonauts Twin Galaxies, […]

Okay, so. We’re all stuck in quarantine. We may have been living off peanut-butter toasties and seeing how long we can leave our hair unwashed because, well, just because.  But at least we’ve still got the internet (oh holy one) and the music, right? So, we’ve taken advantage of everyone being stuck indoors and have […]

Brought to you by record collector and DJ Grace George, Label of Love is a series that tells short histories of music labels & their legacies. A recent trip down under before coronavirus struck is the continued inspiration for this week’s Label of Love, as Grace takes a look at another Melbourne indie in the […]

As most of you are probably aware, the current Covid-19 crisis has meant that many of us now have a lot of time on our hands. At Melodic Distraction, we saw this as an opportunity to not only put some of this extra time to good use, but to also put it towards another avenue […]

Today marks the first day of Women’s History Month and damn, don’t we have a lot to thank womxn for? Here at Melodic Distraction, we’re doing a social media takeover to celebrate them. Each day of the month we’ll be platforming inspirational womxn of music, past and present, inclusive of all non-conforming gender groups and […]

MDR Selects returns: a series that invites our favourite artists, labels, record stores and more to curate a playlist of songs that hold specific meaning to them. Following an absolutely mesmerising show at Leaf, we’re ecstatic to have some selections from Fatoumata Diawara. Hailing from the Ivory Coast and Mali, Fatoumata Diawara is one of […]