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. The first edition on Melodic Distraction sees Grace explore the dub legacy of UK producer Adrian Sherwood & the On-U Sound label.  Officially launched in 1981, On-U was […]

On February 7th 2020, Sefton Park’s iconic Palm House will be transformed into a surrealist masquerade ball, celebrating the traditions of New Orleans music. Headlined by one-of-a-kind live act Frog & Henry, Krewe Liverpool 2020 – The Mardi Gras Experience promises to be one of the most unmissable events the city has borne witness to […]

For their tenth release, Ad Hoc turn to Manchester-based Colombian producer Nymad for two unique takes on the Ad Hoc back catalogue.   Nymad has been making a name of himself recently.  The Manchester-based producer released a well received EP on Ad Hoc last year that saw support from, amongst others, BBC Radio, Homoelectric and Worldwide […]

Ahead of the release of her forthcoming sophomore album “MAGDALENE”, FKA twigs teases a more reflective & vulnerable side.  “holy terrain” is the second single teased from the album, and was co-produced by twigs herself (who also produced the majority of the album), Skrillex and Jack Antonoff. Featuring a guest appearance from Atlanta rapper Future, […]

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 the music they have found most impactful and the history behind it. In our second edition, 24 Kitchen Street programmer, Jonas […]

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. Some gospel for your Sunday this time, with New York Community Choir and Express Yourself. Label: RCA | Year: 1977 | Discogs: The New York Community Choir – Express Yourself […]

Barker’s debut solo LP ‘Utility’ picks up where ‘Debiasing’ left off, challenging stylistic conventions and exploring the euphoric potential of altering key variables in dance music formulas. Barker’s music has always challenged the conventions of dance music. His debut EP ‘Debiasing’, whilst geared towards the dancefloor, challenged genre categorisations through it’s negligible use of kick […]

Romare’s first release in nearly two years represents his most intentional and direct nod to the dancefloor to date. Having spent nearly two solid years on the road since the release of his previous record, the well received Love Songs: Part Two, the artist still managed to find the time to construct a new recording […]

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, we dip our toes into something a lil different by teaming up with LEAP Festival. Celebrating the world of dance, global touring production company Motionhouse will […]

Ahead of the release of “Crush”, his first album in four years, Floating Points teases some of his heaviest, most propulsive music to date.  Taken from “Crush”, “Last Bloom” is a intricate mixture of skittering percussion, eerie modulating Buchla synth and Floating Points’ signature melancholic sound. The harder sound of the album was inspired by […]

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