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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. Some gospel for your Sunday this time, with New York Community Choir and Express Yourself. Label: RCA | Year: 1977 | Discogs: The New York Community Choir – Express Yourself […]

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, we dip our toes into something a lil different by teaming up with LEAP Festival. Celebrating the world of dance, global touring production company Motionhouse will […]

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. An extra special record this time: Fiesta de Bembé from the Cuban Grupo de Tambores Niloniyé. Year: 1981 | Label: Areito | Discogs: Grupo De Tambores Niloniyé‎– Antologia […]

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 invites Peter Broderick to walk us through some of his influences and favourites. A multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and songwriter, Peter has been releasing music through a […]

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 invites local singer, songwriter and producer Niki Kand to share her selections. Originally from Iran, Niki uses alt.pop to create imaginary dream worlds. Her own music […]

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, we’re back in the UK with Pigbag’s Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag. Label: Y Records | Year: 1981 | Discogs: Pigbag – […]

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. In our first edition, local rising DJ, Ben Sleia tells the story […]

Following up from their exciting first outing “Nothing To Worry About”, “I need (it)” is the latest single from Liverpool based producer Yannu (Daniel Martindale) and Levi’s Music Project graduate, Remy Jude, as part of their new collaborative partnership. The collaboration came into being after the two were brought together to work on “Nothing To […]

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 local alternative grunge trio Lennie Dies take to the floor! Renown for their energetic live shows guaranteed to make you sweat, the three-piece are made […]

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 week (wasn’t he always?),  the iconic Sylvester with I (Who Have Nothing). Label: Fantasy | Year: 1979 | Discogs: Sylvester – I (Who Have Nothing) Though I bought […]


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