Roots & Influences

Double trouble, Chris Watson and Chris Coupe (better known as FYI Chris) have been releasing music together for the better part of five years. Their debut release, a 2014 white label on Seb Wildblood’s CHURCH, has garnered a fair wedge on Discogs and set the duo up for a fine few years since; releasing on […]

Introducing the Roots & Influences series; a mix showcasing the music driving and inspiring some of Melodic Distraction’s favourite artists and DJ’s. In this edition we showcase the talents of French producer Llorca also known for his dance music creations under the alias Art Of Tones…  With over 25 releases since his first record came […]

We caught up with Admin after our Winter Party to arrange a Roots & Influence mix; spanning his idols, expansive record collection and the sounds that influence his productions and selections on the dancefloor… “I recorded this mix on a very lazy Sunday morning with a hot cup of tea and some incense burning. It’s […]

Introducing the Roots & Influences series; a mix showcasing the music driving and inspiring some of Melodic Distraction’s favourite artists and DJ’s. Purveyors of all things musical, the team down at Bold Street’s Dig Vinyl have been busy cultivating a name for themselves as the most eclectic vinyl merchants in town. On any given day, you can […]

Introducing the Roots & Influences series; a mix showcasing the music driving and inspiring some of Melodic Distraction’s favourite artists and DJ’s. Inspired by his heavy influences in the jazz scene, Riccardo Masi aka Reekee, is making a name for himself in the jazz infused house scene. His most recent self-release was premiered by Stamp The Wax earlier […]

Citing Hugh Masekela, Fanga, Etta James and The Notorious B.I.G. as his influences: Barney Whittaker (better known as Footshooter) is truly a man of the world. Appearing live at Melodic Distraction 001, Footshooter showcased these influences with style: bustin’ out a sample-heavy set alongside the MVC crew on his 404. With a recent release on […]

Simba jumped onto our radar a couple of months ago with the release of his debut single, Tales From The Green Room, out on Shadeleaf Music. Wanting to find out how he got to be the producer he is today, we asked him to do a Roots & Influences mix for us. Read his accompanying thoughts below […]

Introducing the Roots & influences series. A weekly mix showcasing the music driving and inspiring some of Melodic Distraction’s favourite artists and DJ’s. We are honoured to welcome Fred Holt, organiser of Bristol-based club night Playback. A fresh series of parties showcasing new talents in the house music scene recently with recent guests including FYI Chris and […]

Heading back up north and more specifically back home to Liverpool, we’ve got Down To Funk’s own Jack Rogers. These mixes just keep getting better and this is no exception. A truly eclectic selection of influences smoothly mixed for your listening pleasure. Down To Funk has been throwing parties in Liverpool for over a year […]

Next up, we’re back in Dalston sourcing out more talent from the underground haven that is the Dance Tunnel. This time we’ve got Stamp The Wax’s own Harri Pepper – a true vinyl fanatic, writer and selector. To those who aren’t familiar, Stamp The Wax is arguably one of London’s richest underground music publications, projecting the musical […]


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