After 3 years of window shoppin’ we are excited to announce The Drop, a new series brought to you by Go Play Studios in collaboration with DJ 2Kind and his Melodic Distraction show L100, celebrating urban music in Liverpool. Once a month we flip the camera for an intimate live session from right inside our tiny […]

Still struggling to get your head around Liverpool? Can’t tell your Kirkby from your Kirkdale? Or maybe you’re just making a flying visit & need some quick local guidance. We’re back to that guide game again, baby! Melodic Distraction’s first guide provided the perfect bite-sized introduction to Liverpool’s independent music and cultural scene. This time […]

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 […]

An exciting blend of visual and sonic stimulation arrives in Liverpool at Constellations this month. Brighton and Berlin based surround sound and visual art collective, Partial Facsimile, bring an unusual auditory experience in the form of their first fully composed concept album ‘MEDIA OS 5.1is’. Specialising in research-based projects, film soundtracks and site-specific performances, Partial […]

On February 7th 2020, Sefton Park’s iconic Palm House will be transformed into a surrealist masquerade ball, celebrating the traditions of New Orleans music. Headlined by one-of-a-kind live act Frog & Henry, Krewe Liverpool 2020 – The Mardi Gras Experience promises to be one of the most unmissable events the city has borne witness to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

This Easter weekend, our bright & dazzling neighbour Constellations make their 5th trip around the sun! We’re dusting off our moon shoes & preparing to transmit two whole days of live music featuring our own Melodic astronauts. Running on Friday 19th April from 6pm – 2am and Saturday 20th from 3pm – 2am, an eclectic […]

A flashback to neo-rave e u p h o r i a – Bangface Weekender 2019 is just around the corner. In anticipation of this year’s festival we decided it would only be fitting to get in touch with record label boss, music producer and The Only Way Is Upitup’s very own Jacques Malchance. Legend has it […]

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