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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. These are not reviews, they’re stories. This time, we’re back in the UK with Pigbag’s Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag. Label: Y Records | Year: 1981 | Discogs: Pigbag – […]

Backtracks; a new 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. In our first edition, local rising DJ, Ben Sleia tells the story […]

Following up from their exciting first outing “Nothing To Worry About”, “I need (it)” is the latest single from Liverpool based producer Yannu (Daniel Martindale) and Levi’s Music Project graduate, Remy Jude, as part of their new collaborative partnership. The collaboration came into being after the two were brought together to work on “Nothing To […]

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. This edition sees local alternative grunge trio Lennie Dies take to the floor! Renown for their energetic live shows guaranteed to make you sweat, the three-piece are made […]

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. In the spotlight this week (wasn’t he always?),  the iconic Sylvester with I (Who Have Nothing). Label: Fantasy | Year: 1979 | Discogs: Sylvester – I (Who Have Nothing) Though I bought […]

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 recently invited our good friend Låpsley back into the studio for a radio show and while she was at it, she’s kindly shared some of her selections […]

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. Next up,  Eartha Kitt’s Where Is My Man.  Year: 1983 | Label: In The Mix (Scorpio) | Discogs: Eartha Kitt – Where Is My Man A sultry disco comeback […]

Juliana Yazbeck, singer, songwriter and composer, visits Liverpool for the UK premier of her debut album SUNGOD. Born in New Jersey but raised in Lebanon, her mixed background has fused her music with a warm variance of hiphop elements, spoken word, hypnotic rhythmic patterns, traditional vocal trills contrasted against delay-laden distortion and heavy guitar riffs. […]

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. This edition invites award-winning Palestinian actor and writer, Dana Dajani, to share her selections ahead of performing at this year’s Liverpool Arab Arts Festival. Dana’s background in theatre […]

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, Timmy Thomas’s Why Can’t We Live Together. Label: Vogue |Year: 1972 | Discogs: Timmy Thomas – Why Can’t We Live Together Forty years before Drake got calls on […]


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