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MDR Selects returns: a series that invites our favourite artists, labels, record stores and more to curate a playlist of songs that hold specific meaning to them. To celebrate yesterday’s release of brand new track ‘Woods’ on Youngbloods, we invite Brooklyn-born rapper and producer Yoh to share his selections. Yoh’s love for hip-hop, jazz and […]

We’re turning 5! In the first of three deep dives into the artists we’ve hand-picked to celebrate 5 years of Melodic Distraction with us, we’re checking out our favourite skateboarding illustrator, Sketch Stance.    Ever wondered where the hands logo came from? Well we have that skateboarding fella with the boss ink and pen work, […]

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, another guest post from Melodic Distraction’s own Snoodman Deejay, cratedigger extraordinaire and boogie virtuoso behind It’s Good For The Soul.  Label: Atlantic | Year: 1978 […]

Lockdown Live Lounge returns with two more concerts from one home to another! We may still be (2 metres) apart, but now more than ever we need to connect with our online communities to bring us together. We hope to do just that this week, with some more fresh talent from around the globe. Lockdown […]

5 years of records, 5 years of dancing, 5 years of Melodic Distraction. We are celebrating 5 years of play by teaming up with some of our favourite designers from our past to produce one, two, three new t-shirts.   With the turntables still spinning after five trips around the sun, we’re buzzing to see […]

The Lockdown Live Lounge returns and we’re still 2 metres apart. This week we bring you two more concerts, from one home to another. We may be apart but more than ever we need to connect with our online communities to bring us together and we hope to do just that this week. We’ve got […]

Our brand new online series Lockdown Live Lounge returns and yes, we’re still in quarantine… At this point we’ve put pretty much everything into a sandwich, made each one of our friends a cross-stitched embroidery they never asked for, and taken so many selfies with our cat we could open an exhibition. But at least […]

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, Gayle Adams’ dancefloor heater “Your Love Is A Lifesaver”.  Year: 1980 | Label: Prelude Records | Discogs: Gayle Adams – Gayle Adams Let’s not pretend. […]

MDR Selects returns: a series that invites our favourite artists, labels, record stores and more to curate a playlist of songs that hold specific meaning to them. Ahead of the release of his latest LP SCARAB, on Black Beacon Sound, we’re delighted to share the selections of multidisciplinary artist Khalil Anthony. Khalil Anthony is one […]

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 week singer, songwriter and producer Låpsley takes a look at a record […]