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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. Next in the spotlight, The Crusaders’ Spiral.  Label: MCA | Year: 1982 | Discogs: The Crusaders – Those Southern Knights Stood in the almost-empty upstairs room of Shoreditch’s Old Blue Last […]

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 Music India.  When (internet) digging through India’s pre 21st century musical archive, the most commonly found labels are international […]

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 welcome Tina Edwards & Charles Vaughan, two of the finest connoisseurs of, and leading authorities on, the current explosion of UK Jazz. Tina Edwards […]

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’re over the moon to welcome French producer and instrumentalist Neue Grafik aka Fred N’thepe. The critically acclaimed artist has released on a number of […]

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. This week, Melodic’s Tom Lye cherry picks one from the Steel City, […]

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 travel east to Ukraine to look at Студія Лева (Studio Leo), a recording studio & music label founded in 1990, ceasing […]

Over the past few weeks we have been busy prepping (what we believe to be) the ultimate guide to the Liverpool music scene over the coming months. With help from our brilliant friend and talented local artist Neil Keating, we have created a beautiful, sleek and super shiny A1 wall planner to stick pride of […]

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, Smokey Robinson’s classic Being With You.  Label: Motown | Year: 1982 | Discogs: Smokey Robinson – Being With You Most will have encountered this R&B anthem, or one […]

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 time round, we’re excited to hear what Wirral-based producer Podge has been listening to recently. Inspired heavily by Japanese pop culture, Podge experiments with synths, polyrhythms and […]

I never used to pay any attention to the thick layer of plastic pint glasses covering the floor of whatever club, gig or festival I was attending but now the sight keeps me awake at night.  As someone known to be ‘a bit of a worrier’ or prone to a little exaggeration at times, I […]


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