Juliana Yazbeck, singer, songwriter and composer, visits Liverpool for the UK premier of her debut album SUNGOD. Born in New Jersey but raised in Lebanon, her mixed background has fused her music with a warm variance of hiphop elements, spoken word, hypnotic rhythmic patterns, traditional vocal trills contrasted against delay-laden distortion and heavy guitar riffs. […]

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. This edition invites award-winning Palestinian actor and writer, Dana Dajani, to share her selections ahead of performing at this year’s Liverpool Arab Arts Festival. Dana’s background in theatre […]

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, Timmy Thomas’s Why Can’t We Live Together. Label: Vogue |Year: 1972 | Discogs: Timmy Thomas – Why Can’t We Live Together Forty years before Drake got calls on […]

MDR Selects, a new (old) series where we invite our favourite artists, record stores, labels and more to curate a playlist of songs that hold specific meaning to them. This edition invites another Youngbloods talent, Kratos Himself, to share his selections. Fresh from the release of his second album ‘Solstice/Part II’, deliberately released on the […]

A totem of the Chicago Jazz scene, Kahil El’Zabar has not only performed with some of the genre’s most legendary players (including, but by no means limited to Cannonball Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, Nina Simone and Pharoah Sanders), but is also a leading figure within the spiritual and afro-futuristic spheres of jazz music.   El’Zabar is renowned for his awe-inspiring live […]

When I first heard about Under One Roof, I was overjoyed. Our city is providing more and more safe spaces for all races, genders, backgrounds, cultures and religions which is brilliant, of course. However, I can’t help but feel like the disabled community are still extremely over-looked. Why? Only now are we finally seeing disabled […]

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,  Aretha Franklin’s Get It Right.  Label: Arista | Year: 1983 | Discogs: Aretha Franklin – Get It Right / Jump To It Where to begin? Through quite […]

MDR Selects, a new (old) series where we invite our favourite artists, record stores, labels and more to curate a playlist of songs that hold specific meaning to them. Hailing from Sheffield, producer and Future Bubbler alumnus R. Lyle shares some super dreamy music with us. With his own tunes described as “hazy, rain-soaked little […]

Bonsai Hi-Fi is a bespoke, warm, hi-fidelity sound system normally nestled in a cosy corner of the Wirral. Carefully constructed with love, the Bonsai Hi-Fi parties have been running for nearly a full year and have drawn a loyal crowd of dancers. On the cusp of their very first birthday party, Aiden Brady ties up […]

MDR Selects, a new (old) series where we invite our favourite artists, record stores, labels and more to curate a playlist of songs that hold specific meaning to them. We’re delighted to have Sontag Shogun share their offbeat tastes, plus an off kilter poem to explain it all too, just ahead of their release It […]


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