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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.  Experimental jazz trio Still Moving are behind the selections this time, ahead of the release of their debut EP on Lanquidity Records. Comprised of Nat Phillips on saxophone, […]

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 time, legendary producer John Morales and his spectacular version of Inner Life’s Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.  Label: Barely Breaking Even | Year: Unreleased until […]

Brought to you by record collector and DJ Grace George, Label of Love is a new series that tells short histories of music labels & their legacies. For this week’s Label of Love, we journey to Japan to investigate the mysterious LLE label. Operating as a label & zine between the early 80s till mid 90s, LLE […]

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 our next edition, we invited famed NYC avant-jazz composer Bradford Reed to provide the selections ahead of the release of “What’s Good for the Goose is Good”, […]

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, Lamont Dozier’s Going Back to My Roots.  Label: Warner Bros. |Year: 1977 | Discogs: Lamont Dozier – Boogie Business In 1990, Lamont Dozier entered the Rock & Roll […]

Brought to you by record collector and DJ Grace George, Label of Love is a new series that tells short histories of music labels & their legacies. For this week’s Label of Love, Grace checks out the sounds of legendary US label Wax Trax!.  How do you introduce a label like Wax Trax! Records? The testament to its […]

Melodic Distraction is proud to premiere the Sun Ra Arkestra’s “Untitled Blues”, taken from a fabled 1986 performance behind the Iron Curtain that many thought would never see the light of day again… After a few years of intense searching and meticulous preparation, Lanquidity Records have announced the release of their Sun Ra Arkestra project […]

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 selections all the way from Normandy, France! Rouen-based trio Johnny and Rose make what they like to call ‘homemade pop’. Originally a duo, the now […]

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 a local artist or DJ to share their most impactful music and the history behind it. This time around, Yes Music’s Aiden Brady shares with us his musings on […]

I have always assumed that the arts industry is a melting pot for creative minds. A space to come together and make music, art and all things good for the soul. Whilst this conjecture may be true, the youthful ignorance of my uni days has since been wiped away by the grit of everyday life. ‘Foot […]


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