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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. This edition invites another Youngbloods talent, Kratos Himself, to share his selections. Fresh from the release of his second album ‘Solstice/Part II’, deliberately released on the […]

A totem of the Chicago Jazz scene, Kahil El’Zabar has not only performed with some of the genre’s most legendary players (including, but by no means limited to Cannonball Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, Nina Simone and Pharoah Sanders), but is also a leading figure within the spiritual and afro-futuristic spheres of jazz music.   El’Zabar is renowned for his awe-inspiring live […]

When I first heard about Under One Roof, I was overjoyed. Our city is providing more and more safe spaces for all races, genders, backgrounds, cultures and religions which is brilliant, of course. However, I can’t help but feel like the disabled community are still extremely over-looked. Why? Only now are we finally seeing disabled […]

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,  Aretha Franklin’s Get It Right.  Label: Arista | Year: 1983 | Discogs: Aretha Franklin – Get It Right / Jump To It Where to begin? Through quite […]

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. Hailing from Sheffield, producer and Future Bubbler alumnus R. Lyle shares some super dreamy music with us. With his own tunes described as “hazy, rain-soaked little […]

Bonsai Hi-Fi is a bespoke, warm, hi-fidelity sound system normally nestled in a cosy corner of the Wirral. Carefully constructed with love, the Bonsai Hi-Fi parties have been running for nearly a full year and have drawn a loyal crowd of dancers. On the cusp of their very first birthday party, Aiden Brady ties up […]

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. We’re delighted to have Sontag Shogun share their offbeat tastes, plus an off kilter poem to explain it all too, just ahead of their release It […]

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. Up next,  Fab Mayday’s Avventura In Guinea.  Label: Porn Wax | Year: 2012 | Discogs: Fab Mayday – Porn Wax One Exploring the origins of this […]

Six piece jazz ensemble Azmari’s debut EP, Ekera, is a stylish multi-faceted listening experience. Recorded in just three days, the EP reflects the band’s creative spontaneity: “We love to jam, we jam a lot and our music comes from that”, says drummer and bandleader, Arthur Ancion.   . The record encompasses a wide range of […]

Mates’ Crates, a new 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,  Fat Larry’s Band’s Act Like You Know.  Label: We Men of Talent | Year: 1982 | Discogs: Fat Larry’s Band – Act Like […]


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