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Mates Crates

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. […]

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. Up next, “Let’s Start The Dance” by R’n’B and disco icon Hamilton Bohannon, who sadly passed away last month.  Year: 1981 | Label: London Records | Discogs: Hamilton Bohannon – Let’s Start To […]

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. This time, guest writer Georgiana LD – host of The Why Aren’t You Listening Show – shares her lifeline track, ‘Showdown’ by Pulse.   Year: 1985 | Label: Qwest | Discogs: Various Artists – Fast […]

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. This time a niche, personal connection to Vladimir Cosma’s Sapato Rosa. Year: 1974 | Label: Phillips | Discogs: Vladimir Cosma – Le Retour Du Grand Blond Since the start of the year, I’ve […]

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, a guest post from Melodic Distraction’s own Snoodman Deejay, cratedigger extraordinaire and boogie virtuoso behind It’s Good For The Soul.  Label: Alleviated Records […]

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, Jean-Marie Bolangassa with “Rikikida”.  Year: 2015, tracks from early 1980s | Label: Sofrito | Discogs: Jean-Marie Bolangassa – Brazzaville Percussions I bought this one online […]

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. Next in the spotlight, Yellow Magic Orchestra’s subversive cover of Archie Bell’s “Tighten Up”. Label: A&M | Year: 1980 | Discogs: Yellow Magic Orchestra – Tighten Up The first […]

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. Next in the spotlight, Arthur Russell’s This Is How We Walk On The Moon.  Label: Arc Light Editions | Year: 2013 (originally 1994) | Discogs: Arthur Russell – Another […]

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, a guest post from Melodic Distraction’s own Toby Taylor, cratedigger extraordinaire and boogie virtuoso behind It’s Good For The Soul.  Label: Hope Record Company | Year: 1984 […]

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, a guest post from a very close Crate Mate, Charles Vaughan. Producer of Worldwide FM’s Universal Sanctuary and recent Melodic Distraction Radio […]