After three successful years, Buyers Club Music closed its doors on New Year’s Eve after the venue’s final dance with promoters Archive & Cherry Mango. In honour of a venue that brought us so much joy, we look back at some of the best Buyers Club Music moments, as chosen by the staff that worked […]

Okay so, admittedly we had a bit of a tough time with this one – selecting 10 top tracks of the year with so much choice has certainly proved the hardest compared to all our other 2018 round-ups! From some of our well-known favourites artists returning with fresh material, like the face-slamming ‘Same’ by Oneohtrix […]

Following on from our albums of the year, we look into the seminal shorter body of works delivered to us in 2018. From the fiercely abrasive introduction to Shygirl with Cruel Practice to the softer tones of  Jenny Hval’s The Long Sleep, it’s been an equally ground-breaking year for EPs.     Sinje Hawke and […]

2018 has been a year of unexpected football successes, unusually hot summers, cars launching into space and ever-predicted political turbulence. But in uncertain times, there’s always one thing we can rely on: interstellar music. It’s been a huge year for electronic music, with albums like Skee Mask’s genre-busting Compro and SOPHIE’s audacious Oil of Every Pearl’s […]

The concept of a mix is something that has undoubtedly come into its own  in 2018. With online sites like Mixcloud increasing in popularity, mixes are more accessible than ever. Sites like Mixcloud are pushing forward with their recent ‘fan-to-creator’ subscription which enables listeners to contribute to licensing costs in return for access to downloading offline […]

A community of producers, DJs, music collectors and visual artists, Emotion Wave has become a hotbed in and around Liverpool for unearthing everything from undiscovered bedroom musicians to the fastest rising talents in the city. Supporting emerging experimental electronic artists via their bi-monthly showcase night, stand-alone events and their monthly radio show on Melodic Distraction, […]

Ad Hoc Records are back once again with another deep dive into Manchester’s underground. Unwavering from their continued endorsement of the city’s flowering electronic music scene, AH006 brings us the sophomore EP from Nymad. Produced by Colombian-born Jose Wills, the fiver-tracker is packed to the rafters with nods to UKG, his roots in DnB and the syncopated rhythms […]

Compiled by renowned Belgian cratediggers Loud E & The Wild, Discophilia Belgica is a two volume double LP of obscure Belgian Disco and space music released between 1975 – 1987. The album is set for release through esteemed Belgian label Sdban Records on November 16th. Discophilia Belgica shies away from more recognisable artists, instead focusing […]

It just had to be… didn’t it? One of those rare adoptees into the Honorary Scouser List; rapper, wordsmith and most importantly LFC fan Loyle Carner has been revealed as the ambassador of the Liverpool edition of the Levi’s® Music Project. Listen to the full interview on Melodic Distraction Radio below… Following in the footsteps of […]

Prince Street Record Forum are back for their third edition of the Melodic Distraction New Wax! If you’re yet to get in the know, PSRF is a pop-up record store and mail order distributor based in Liverpool. Fresh on the scene, and packing serious heat into a couple lil crates, the burgeoning Liverpool record seller brings in […]


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