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 […]

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 sees selections all the way from Normandy, France! Rouen-based trio Johnny and Rose make what they like to call ‘homemade pop’. Originally a duo, the now […]

Backtracks; a series from Melodic Distraction dipping back into the archives in search of tracks that shifted the electronic music landscape. With each edition, we invite a local artist or DJ to share their most impactful music and the history behind it. This time around, Yes Music’s Aiden Brady shares with us his musings on […]

I have always assumed that the arts industry is a melting pot for creative minds. A space to come together and make music, art and all things good for the soul. Whilst this conjecture may be true, the youthful ignorance of my uni days has since been wiped away by the grit of everyday life. ‘Foot […]

Fresh from remixing TSHA’s ‘Moon’ on Ninja Tune’s Counter Records, Brame & Hamo head to Feel My Bicep. The pair are behind a string of well crafted releases on their own self-titled imprint, fusing together blends of house, techno and electro to electrifying effect. 2019 has seen them build on these successes and emerge as […]

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, The Crusaders’ Spiral.  Label: MCA | Year: 1982 | Discogs: The Crusaders – Those Southern Knights Stood in the almost-empty upstairs room of Shoreditch’s Old Blue Last […]

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 Music India.  When (internet) digging through India’s pre 21st century musical archive, the most commonly found labels are international […]

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 welcome Tina Edwards & Charles Vaughan, two of the finest connoisseurs of, and leading authorities on, the current explosion of UK Jazz. Tina Edwards […]

Taken from his exciting debut solo album Macumba Quebrada, One Nite Stand perfectly encapsulates Daniel Maunick’s dynamic fusion of deep house and Brazilian rhythms. Maunick certainly has some pedigree as a producer, having produced albums by the likes of Azymuth, Marcos Valle, Terry Callier, Incognito, Ivan ‘Mamao’ Conti and Sabrina Malheiros. Macumba Quebrada builds on these production experiences, as well as Maunick’s own […]

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’re over the moon to welcome French producer and instrumentalist Neue Grafik aka Fred N’thepe. The critically acclaimed artist has released on a number of […]


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