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Brought to you by record collector and DJ Grace George, Label of Love is a series that tells short histories of music labels & their legacies. For this week’s Label of Love, Graces explores the history and legacy of Olivia Records, an all-womxn folk, soul & spoken-word label that played an provided a vital platform […]

Brought to you by record collector and DJ Grace George, Label of Love is a series that tells short histories of music labels & their legacies. For this week’s Label of Love, we’ll be taking a look at Black Swan Records, arguably the first African-American owned music label, releasing jazz, blues & classical records made […]

Brought to you by record collector and DJ Grace George, Label of Love is a series that tells short histories of music labels & their legacies. For this week’s Label of Love, we head to South Africa, for a look at a label that provided a vital creative outlet for black musicians during the Apartheid […]

Brought to you by record collector and DJ Grace George, Label of Love is a series that tells short histories of music labels & their legacies. For this week’s Label of Love we sail to Taiwan for a very short & sweet look at the country’s recent history & how its political landscape of the past […]

Brought to you by record collector and DJ Grace George, Label of Love is a series that tells short histories of music labels & their legacies. Inspired by recent Covid-19 chaos & unjust discrimination, a brilliant NTS show from Yu Su & a severe lack of knowledge, for the next 4 weeks we look at Chinese […]

Brought to you by record collector and DJ Grace George, Label of Love is a series that tells short histories of music labels & their legacies. A recent trip down under before coronavirus struck is the continued inspiration for this week’s Label of Love, as Grace takes a look at another Melbourne indie in the […]

Brought to you by record collector and DJ Grace George, Label of Love is a series that tells short histories of music labels & their legacies. For this week’s Label of Love, we head down under to hear the story of one of Australia’s most acclaimed & enduring dance-music indie labels, Vicious Vinyl. Vicious Vinyl […]

Brought to you by record collector and DJ Grace George, Label of Love is a series that tells short histories of music labels & their legacies. For this week’s Label of Love, we travel to Jamaica to look at dancehall label How Yu Fi Sey Dat? founded by “singjays” & producers Anthony Red Rose & […]

Brought to you by record collector and DJ Grace George, Label of Love is a series that tells short histories of music labels & their legacies. For this week’s Label of Love, we travel to Tilburg, a Southern city in the Netherlands, where the label Eksakt was born. Now defunct after operations ceased in 1990, it started […]

Label Focus: A monthly series exploring Melodic Distraction’s favourite labels from around the globe. This month, and a bit closer to home, we take a look at the upcoming launch of Ad Hoc Records. Based in Manchester, Ad Hoc celebrates the rich electronic musical culture that the city is so famous for, all while capturing […]