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The concept of a mix is something that has undoubtedly come into its own  in 2018. With online sites like Mixcloud increasing in popularity, mixes are more accessible than ever. Sites like Mixcloud are pushing forward with their recent ‘fan-to-creator’ subscription which enables listeners to contribute to licensing costs in return for access to downloading offline […]

A community of producers, DJs, music collectors and visual artists, Emotion Wave has become a hotbed in and around Liverpool for unearthing everything from undiscovered bedroom musicians to the fastest rising talents in the city. Supporting emerging experimental electronic artists via their bi-monthly showcase night, stand-alone events and their monthly radio show on Melodic Distraction, […]

Ad Hoc Records are back once again with another deep dive into Manchester’s underground. Unwavering from their continued endorsement of the city’s flowering electronic music scene, AH006 brings us the sophomore EP from Nymad. Produced by Colombian-born Jose Wills, the fiver-tracker is packed to the rafters with nods to UKG, his roots in DnB and the syncopated rhythms […]

Compiled by renowned Belgian cratediggers Loud E & The Wild, Discophilia Belgica is a two volume double LP of obscure Belgian Disco and space music released between 1975 – 1987. The album is set for release through esteemed Belgian label Sdban Records on November 16th. Discophilia Belgica shies away from more recognisable artists, instead focusing […]

It just had to be… didn’t it? One of those rare adoptees into the Honorary Scouser List; rapper, wordsmith and most importantly LFC fan Loyle Carner has been revealed as the ambassador of the Liverpool edition of the Levi’s® Music Project. Listen to the full interview on Melodic Distraction Radio below… Following in the footsteps of […]

Prince Street Record Forum are back for their third edition of the Melodic Distraction New Wax! If you’re yet to get in the know, PSRF is a pop-up record store and mail order distributor based in Liverpool. Fresh on the scene, and packing serious heat into a couple lil crates, the burgeoning Liverpool record seller brings in […]

Ahead of the arrival of the Levi’s® Music Project in Liverpool, James Zaremba runs through why such initiatives are vital to the future of the city’s musical output. Leaders of the project have previously included Skepta, Everything Everything and Birmingham rapper, Mist. To apply, check out the link below! Once in a while, often when […]

Prince Street Record Forum are back for their second edition of the Melodic Distraction New Wax! If you’re yet to get in the know, PSRF is a pop-up record store and mail order distributor based in Liverpool. Fresh on the scene, and packing serious heat into a couple lil crates, the burgeoning Liverpool record seller brings in […]

The first time Yadava came through to the Melodic Distraction studio, he was running over an hour late. His calm-headed co-host, Bolts, assured us that the wait would be worth it. 90 minutes into the two hour show, Yad flung himself out of a car, into the studio and onto the decks. As assured, the wait was […]

‘Tis the Season💚 The wonderful heads behind Constellations have launched a Kickstarter!   After the news broke that they were shutting up shop at the end of 2019, we were pretty down. It’s the very spot where Melodic Distraction was born…in the form of a party run by two doughy eyed students and a bunch of their […]


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