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Longer than a single but shorter than an album, the EP has long been the preferred medium for releasing electronic music. 2019 proved to no exception to this rule, with some of the year’s most exciting music coming via the format.  MDR’s favourite Extended Play releases from 2019 are as diverse as they are awesome, […]

2019 sure has been a turbulent year (no expansion needed – y’all know what we mean). But at least we’ve always got one constant: the music (cannagettan AY-MEN?). And boy, did this year certainly deliver on the album front. A few LPs certainly blew the roof off our studio – Floating Points’ Crush did just […]

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. For the final pick of the year, Odyssey’s Hang Together. Label: Stylus Music | Year: 1987 | Discogs: Odyssey – The Greatest Hits I have a very magpie-like approach […]

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.  For this edition we travel to Greece! Mikael Delta is one of the most prolific and influential artists in Greece and one of few to make his name […]

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. For this week’s Label of Love, we travel to Jamaica to look at dancehall label How Yu Fi Sey Dat? founded by “singjays” & producers Anthony Red Rose & […]

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. Up next, The Isley Brothers’ funk whirlwind Keep On Doin’. Label: Buddah | Year: 1970 | Discogs: Isley Brothers – Keep On Doin’ A couple of weeks ago, I […]

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.  We’re excited to welcome something a little darker this time round, from composer and sound artist Simon Grab. Co-founder of Ganzerplatz Sound Studios in Zurich, Simon produces music […]

A new panel discussion series has launched in Liverpool to explore the local culture. Hosted by new platform ‘Friday Vision’, the series aims to support and showcase the city’s cultural scene through free panels, projects and content. In reaction to the news that Liverpool City Council has formally endorsed the Agent of Change principle, the […]

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. Up next, Brainstorm‘s high-energy disco slammer Lovin’ Is Really My Game. Label: Rated “X” Records (original on Tabu) | Year: Unknown (original 1977) | Discogs: Brainstorm / Deodato / Shalamar – Lovin’ […]

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. For this week’s Label of Love, we travel to Tilburg, a Southern city in the Netherlands, where the label Eksakt was born. Now defunct after operations ceased in 1990, it started […]


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