Following on from the success of the first Napoli Segreta compilation, NG RECORDS follows up with an exploration into the unknown groovy side of Naples by releasing Napoli Segreta Vol.2. Napoli’s finest crate diggers Famiglia Discocristiana, DNApoli and Nu Guinea join forces once again to collate a new compilation of nine exceptional cuts of ’70s […]

Habibi Funk’s latest offering is from Libyan artist Ahmed Ben Ali, who serves up his own stunning take on one of Libya’s favourite sounds – reggae! Recorded in 2008, the record provides a fascinating insight into the Libyan reggae scene, which emerged in the 1970s and developed it’s own unique sound that infused traditional folk […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. To kick off 2020, Otis Redding‘s cover of “A Change Is Gonna Come“.  Label: Atlantic | Year: 1984 | Discogs: Otis Redding – Otis Blue I don’t know what […]

Picking your favourite track is difficult at the best of times, but it was especially tough this year when one takes into account the absolute plethora of quality music that’s been released in 2019. Nevertheless, after much umming and ahhhing and with the help of you, our lovely hosts & contributors, we were finally able […]

Longer than a single but shorter than an album, the EP has long been the preferred medium for releasing electronic music. 2019 proved to no exception to this rule, with some of the year’s most exciting music coming via the format.  MDR’s favourite Extended Play releases from 2019 are as diverse as they are awesome, […]

2019 sure has been a turbulent year (no expansion needed – y’all know what we mean). But at least we’ve always got one constant: the music (cannagettan AY-MEN?). And boy, did this year certainly deliver on the album front. A few LPs certainly blew the roof off our studio – Floating Points’ Crush did just […]

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. For the final pick of the year, Odyssey’s Hang Together. Label: Stylus Music | Year: 1987 | Discogs: Odyssey – The Greatest Hits I have a very magpie-like approach […]

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 this edition we travel to Greece! Mikael Delta is one of the most prolific and influential artists in Greece and one of few to make his name […]


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