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Listen up, listen up! Palestinian hip-hop crew DAM are in Liverpool and they want to show you their world. Through a unique fusion of Arabic rap and hip-hop, their story covers all corners of Palestinian culture. It unfolds at Constellations on 27th February, but first they’ll be dropping into our very own studio for a […]

“so, wait, is Simian Mobile Disco just done now?” The earnestness of the question takes me by surprise; it’s not something you expect to be asked while interviewing of one of electro’s rising stars. I’m meeting 96 Back – AKA Evan Majumdar-Swift – the Sheffield-born, Bristol-based producer and DJ, ahead of the release of his […]

MDR Selects, a new (old) 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 our first edition, we invite LUNA to share her selection with us.  “Have you ever felt both happy and sad at the same time? A […]

500+ albums…and counting.  Few artists can stake claim to a back-catalogue that expands beyond double figures, Omar Souleyman has surpassed this five-fold. Dubbed the “Syrian Wedding Singer”, Souleyman has racked up a deep body of recordings since his career began in the early 90s. Performing across his home country as the nation’s most famous wedding performer, […]

We know you’re all hibernating this January, but unless you’ve literally been sleeping under a rock, you’ll know that our favourite independent record store Dig Vinyl are having a change of scenery! Dig’s new digs. Upstairs at Resurrection on Bold St.  As much as we loved their cosy basement beneath Soho’s, it’s undeniable that since […]

Another premiere coming at you from just over the M62. This time Ad Hoc regular, Tommy Tickle releases on Sprechen for their 20th release. A close friend of the Melodic Distraction Family, Tommy Tickle aka Tom Dockree is back with his latest ep, Night Cream. Following his first solo EP last year on Ad Hoc […]

Double trouble, Chris Watson and Chris Coupe (better known as FYI Chris) have been releasing music together for the better part of five years. Their debut release, a 2014 white label on Seb Wildblood’s CHURCH, has garnered a fair wedge on Discogs and set the duo up for a fine few years since; releasing on […]

After three successful years, Buyers Club Music closed its doors on New Year’s Eve after the venue’s final dance with promoters Archive & Cherry Mango. In honour of a venue that brought us so much joy, we look back at some of the best Buyers Club Music moments, as chosen by the staff that worked […]

Okay so, admittedly we had a bit of a tough time with this one – selecting 10 top tracks of the year with so much choice has certainly proved the hardest compared to all our other 2018 round-ups! From some of our well-known favourites artists returning with fresh material, like the face-slamming ‘Same’ by Oneohtrix […]

Following on from our albums of the year, we look into the seminal shorter body of works delivered to us in 2018. From the fiercely abrasive introduction to Shygirl with Cruel Practice to the softer tones of  Jenny Hval’s The Long Sleep, it’s been an equally ground-breaking year for EPs.     Sinje Hawke and […]


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