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It’s no secret that the Melodic Distraction staff have a lot of love for our Manchester friends over at Ad Hoc Records. With releases from Yadava, Two Tail and Taurtollo under their belt – the label now takes focus on its fourth release, dropping courtesy of the eclectic producer and label newcomer, Tommy Tickle. Entitled, […]

Wonder Stories is a record label set up in Brooklyn, New York before settling in Denver, Colorado. It encompasses a leftfield approach to house, disco and techno, maintaining an ethos of experimentalism. Ran by the DJ and producer Aimes, Wonder Stories is still forging forward with new and eclectic music; the label now boasts a discography of over 25 […]

At just 19 years of age, Bellaire has quickly proven that the internet is an independent musician’s most powerful tool. Making beats in his bedroom, with only a laptop and saxophone to hand, the French producer has found near-immediate online fame – amassing hundreds of thousands of listens on Soundcloud and YouTube over the past […]

Last month I opened with a quote from Plato, this ancient philosopher, waxing lyrical on the spiritual power of music. An eloquent confirmation of the general consensus here at Jacaranda Records – that life isn’t really worth much cop if you don’t have some banging tunes on the go. A couple weeks ago we opened […]

35 shows, 3 days, 1 festival – Positive Vibration: Festival of Reggae took over the Melodic Distraction Radio airwaves for a full weekend of music, conversation and culture from 8th – 10th June. Running in collaboration with MCR Live and KCC Live, the broadcast features artists from around the country with Africa Oyé, Levi Tafari and many more […]

The full moon has sent us all a bit doolally, with those cornerstone memories of yesteryear now right around the corner.  Is it that time already? Yikes! We’ve been chatting about last year’s festival run for too long; the slightly hazy moments of music, amigos and soon-to-be-friends that set the world at ease. With all […]

A cornerstone of the European festival calendar, it’s astonishing that Gottwood has maintained its down-to-earth, grassroots ethos over all these years. One of the most picturesque festival sites in the UK, the team behind the four-day event have doubtlessly worked hard to curate and sustain an atmosphere found seldom elsewhere on the summer circuit. The […]

Hailing from East-London, Earthboogie are an intriguing outfit. Their sound is a tropical melting pot of uplifting African and South American dancefloor-focused music, that draws upon worldly influences stretching from West Coast jazz, all the way back to the dub-driven sounds of the capital.  With three incomparable EPs out on Spacetalk’s sub-label, Leng Records, the […]

On 4th May, Liverpool Sound City+ invited Craig Pennington, Amy Lamé, Natalie Williams, Steve Rotherham & Yousef to discuss the future of Liverpool’s music industry and the formation of a City Region Music Board. In January 2017, Constellations sat down with Craig Pennington of Bido Lito! to discuss the future of Liverpool’s music scene. His forthcoming conference and city-wide survey entitled, Liverpool, […]

With Record Store Day now tucked under their belts for another 12-months, and some exciting news to share about the not-so-distant future, Jacaranda Records drop by for their first in a series of monthly columns on Melodic Distraction.  “Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, charm and gaiety […]


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