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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. An antidote to second-lockdown gloom this time with some classic French chanson.  Label: Impact  | Year: 1956 | Discogs: Henri Salvador – Henri Salvador This November is not good. Cold and wet is not the climate of […]

To all our listeners, extended community and musical family everywhere,  It’s no longer fresh news that the UK is heading into another national lockdown tomorrow. This announcement was made on Saturday, ironically the day we completed the build on our new temporary studio space. Over the past few days, we’ve taken the opportunity to  seek […]

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, the unmistakable vocals of Teddy Pendergrass on Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes’ “Bad Luck”.  Label: Philadelphia International Records  | Year: 1975 | Discogs: Harold Melvin and […]

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. A true disco legend this time, with Thelma Houston’s “If You Feel It”. Label: RCA  | Year: 1981 | Discogs: Thelma Houston – If You Feel It With one […]

VOICE ACTOR WANTED We’ve been running Public Service Announcements for a few months now with our good friend Mo, announcing between the shows. He’s tired of being all on his own, and he’s looking for a co-pilot to be the voice of the station. Melodic Distraction is looking for a freelance, ad-hoc voice actor to […]

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 an artist or DJ to share their favourite tracks and the history behind them. For this edition our very own Subcora, Pirate Prodigy Finalist 2019 and member of Istanbul […]

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, Two Man Sound’s iconic “Que Tal America”.  Label: Miracle Records  | Year: 1978 | Discogs: Two Man Sound – Que Tal America When I think of the […]

For this edition, we chat to Netherlands-based producer and artist Santpoort! We dive into his influences ahead of the release of his lo-fi remix of Oregon-based musician Kennebec’s ‘Monsoon’.  The rework is part of Kennebec’s ‘Departure Remixed’ EP, due to land on 9th October on Night Time Stories. Following the release of his debut album […]

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. Disco heat as we head into autumn this time with Dee Dee Sharp Gamble’s “Breaking and Entering”.  Label: Philadelphia International Records  | Year: 1980 | Discogs: Dee Dee Sharp […]

Lockdown Live Lounge returns with two more concerts from one home to another! We may still be (2 metres) apart, but now more than ever we need to connect with our online communities to bring us together. We hope to do just that this week, with some more fresh talent from around the globe. Lockdown […]