Backtracks; a new 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 week, Melodic’s Tom Lye cherry picks one from the Steel City, […]

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 travel east to Ukraine to look at Студія Лева (Studio Leo), a recording studio & music label founded in 1990, ceasing […]

Over the past few weeks we have been busy prepping (what we believe to be) the ultimate guide to the Liverpool music scene over the coming months. With help from our brilliant friend and talented local artist Neil Keating, we have created a beautiful, sleek and super shiny A1 wall planner to stick pride of […]

Following on from a triptych of self-released output in 2019, the latest offering from Only Now (aka Kush Arora) sees the artist taking bold steps in their quest to explore time and space. Kush Arora has been a crucial figure in championing and exploring the convergence between bass, electronics and roots music in San Francisco […]

Fresh from playing LIMF’s main stage and headlining London’s Camden Assembly, rising songstress LUNA covers one of the smash hits of yester-summer.   The electro-pop singer, songwriter and producer was asked by Dave Monks of BBC Introducing Merseyside to produce a cover of a song by another local artist. She chose fellow bedroom producer Låpsley’s track […]

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, Smokey Robinson’s classic Being With You.  Label: Motown | Year: 1982 | Discogs: Smokey Robinson – Being With You Most will have encountered this R&B anthem, or one […]

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 time round, we’re excited to hear what Wirral-based producer Podge has been listening to recently. Inspired heavily by Japanese pop culture, Podge experiments with synths, polyrhythms and […]

Innovative harpist Mary Lattimore delivers a gorgeous reworking of “Waiting For Now”, taken from The Cinematic Orchestra’s critically acclaimed album “To Believe.” Much maligned, the harp is often subject to many a worn out cliché. Yet, in the right hands, the harp is an instrument that has the capacity to not just add a layer […]

I never used to pay any attention to the thick layer of plastic pint glasses covering the floor of whatever club, gig or festival I was attending but now the sight keeps me awake at night.  As someone known to be ‘a bit of a worrier’ or prone to a little exaggeration at times, I […]

An exciting blend of visual and sonic stimulation arrives in Liverpool at Constellations this month. Brighton and Berlin based surround sound and visual art collective, Partial Facsimile, bring an unusual auditory experience in the form of their first fully composed concept album ‘MEDIA OS 5.1is’. Specialising in research-based projects, film soundtracks and site-specific performances, Partial […]


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