Leon Vynehall delivers a dark, throbbing and intensely infectious new record ‘I, Cavallo’, marking his focus on dense and unnerving spaces. 2019 has already seen Vynehall release his edition of DJ-Kicks, which showcased his considerable narrative ability and open ended approach behind the decks. Turning his hand to production this time around, ‘I Cavallo’ sees […]

First conceived as a way to bring mates together and put on a carefree party in intimate confines, We Should Hang Out More started as both a promoter platform and a name for a DJ duo who personify the Glasgow party spirit…  Residents at Sub Club and The Berkeley Suite, John Markey and Oliver Melling […]

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.  Experimental jazz trio Still Moving are behind the selections this time, ahead of the release of their debut EP on Lanquidity Records. Comprised of Nat Phillips on saxophone, […]

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 time, legendary producer John Morales and his spectacular version of Inner Life’s Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.  Label: Barely Breaking Even | Year: Unreleased until […]

Brought to you by record collector and DJ Grace George, Label of Love is a new series that tells short histories of music labels & their legacies. For this week’s Label of Love, we journey to Japan to investigate the mysterious LLE label. Operating as a label & zine between the early 80s till mid 90s, LLE […]

Set for its first ever vinyl release, Milton Nascimento’s Maria Maria will be available on 2XLP from the 13th December 2019 via Far Out Recordings. The Brazilian multi-instrumentalist’s album was originally recorded in 1974 as a soundtrack to a ballet which dealt with the legacy of slavery in Brazil. By this time, Nascimento had already firmly […]

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.  For our next edition, we invited famed NYC avant-jazz composer Bradford Reed to provide the selections ahead of the release of “What’s Good for the Goose is Good”, […]

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, Lamont Dozier’s Going Back to My Roots.  Label: Warner Bros. |Year: 1977 | Discogs: Lamont Dozier – Boogie Business In 1990, Lamont Dozier entered the Rock & Roll […]

Brought to you by record collector and DJ Grace George, Label of Love is a new series that tells short histories of music labels & their legacies. For this week’s Label of Love, Grace checks out the sounds of legendary US label Wax Trax!.  How do you introduce a label like Wax Trax! Records? The testament to its […]

Melodic Distraction is proud to premiere the Sun Ra Arkestra’s “Untitled Blues”, taken from a fabled 1986 performance behind the Iron Curtain that many thought would never see the light of day again… After a few years of intense searching and meticulous preparation, Lanquidity Records have announced the release of their Sun Ra Arkestra project […]


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