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For many of us, the word ‘disco’ conjures up a shedload of glitter, vibrant flares and sequins, but Liverpool Disco Festival showed us it’s so much more than the sparkly surface fashion. Invoking the early beginnings of the scenes and makeshift discotheques such as the Loft and 12 West that defined the 70s, LDF brought […]

It’s been three years since Medlar last hooked up with Delusions of Grandeur. Back then, it was a collaborative project with Mahogani Music affiliate Dan Shake, and now he’s back with his own full release. Entitled NRG, the three-tracker is a club focused EP with clinical percussive elements and the signature central groove that make […]

Record Store Day is the one day of the year when over 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture. For its upcoming 11th iteration (Saturday 21st April), Rag’n’Bone Man has been selected as UK ambassador for the event that’s become something of a second Christmas for self-professed […]

Ilija Rudman has been a leading force on the underground disco and house scene for the past 15 years, in both production as well as Djing. His latest release, Paradigma, out 16th April on Imogen Recordings offers a rich blend of blissful balearic boogie that serves well for home listening as-well-as the club. An eight track […]

This Saturday, the Melodic Distraction team will be travelling up the M62 to Manchester for a ten-hour takeover of the MCR Live airwaves. Joining us are a host of musical companions from Melodic Distraction Radio, hand-selected by the good folks at MCR Live. To top this all off, MCR Live will be bringing a crew […]

The more eagle-eyed of you out there may have noticed that the Melodic Distraction window shutter has recently been given a colourful make-over. After a handful of wet and rainy false starts, Leeds-based visual artist and DJ, Cress Cooper, AKA Chris Cooper, adorned our metallic façade with a damn fine mural, inspired by the paradigm […]

Changing hands for the past few years at astronomical prices, some topping $500, Chain Reaction’s legendary soul 45, ‘Say Yeah / Search For Tomorrow’, is finally getting a long-anticipated repress. Some records exist in a transcendental state, enduring the fleeting trends that sweep across dance floors the world over. Timeless, never-ageing, these records are often highly-sought […]

Throughout his life, Pablo Picasso always insisted that an artist’s work should respond to the world around them. Obviously not alone in this sentiment, musicians spanning all genres have long used their art to voice socio-political messages; standing up for themselves, and their culture, in the face of adversity. It is interesting to see now, […]

From the gritty streets of North London to the colourful sounds of Fela Kuti’s Nigera – Bosq takes us on a tour through the music that has defined his sound and influenced his life as a musician.  Ahead of his forthcoming double LP release, Love and Resistance on Ubiquity Records, Bosq dives into the sounds that […]

Early, solitudinous walks in the park, whether a continuation of the night before or a head-clearing stroll before the daily grind kicks in, are an essential part of our private, inner lives. Introspective, coloured with nostalgia and prone to being a little over-sentimental at times (especially if twinned with the aforementioned night before), they’d be […]

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