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4:00pmTuesday

Stepping Tiger’s founder & resident DJ Ben The Roman drops in to shine light on today’s freshest acts of UK jazz and beyond.

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Fired Up

5:00pmTuesday

5:00pmTuesday

Gen Degenerate is already an unavoidable name in the Liverpool live music scene despite having appeared on it just over a year ago. 

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L100

6:00pmTuesday

6:00pmTuesday

We welcome a sure shot Liverpool staple to Melodic Distraction Radio, celebrating urban music situated 100% within Merseyside...tune in for L100 with DJ 2Kind and guests!

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Dharma Collective

7:00pmTuesday

7:00pmTuesday

Tune in each month to Liverpool’s Dharma Collective for a selection of afro-fusion, funk and disco…

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Sisbis

9:00pmTuesday

9:00pmTuesday

SisBis is all female collective that puts on parties that are inclusive, full to the brim with good vibes and good music.

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Transport For London

5:00pmWednesday

5:00pmWednesday

Transport for London is full of train delays and track information as well as forthcoming music and exclusive guest mixes.

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The Honey Pot

6:00pmWednesday

6:00pmWednesday

A familiar face across the Liverpool club scene, Bear Growls holdsdown The Honey Pot, a monthly show full of gloopy, sweet and sticky goodness.

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The Only Way Is Upitup

8:00pmWednesday

8:00pmWednesday

Join Upitup each month on one of our newest radio shows, shedding light on the 14-year-old record label and the mighty back-catalogue behind it. From hip-hop to footwork, the span of genres from Upitup is endless.

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3:00pmThursday

We welcome Jab to the airwaves for one hour of "Jazz, but not as we know it." Jab is the first of our Kickstarter Radio Workshop graduates to make their way onto the airwaves having completed a three-part training programme with our good friend and workshop mentor, Mo Ayoub.

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Ranga

4:00pmThursday

4:00pmThursday

The Ranga crew are live on the Melodic Distraction airwaves, for their show filled with tropical dancefloor grooves and killer selections!

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Test Match Special

6:00pmThursday

6:00pmThursday

Richie Vegas cut his DJing teeth in his late teens – messing about with hip hop and breaks – before plundering his family’s record collections and forging a sound that includes soul, funk, jazz, afrobeat and reggae.

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Spaced Out

8:00pmThursday

8:00pmThursday

Chris Barker gets deep, weird and wonky with Spaced Out on Melodic Distraction. One half of Deep Space Orchestra, Chris brings a progressive sound to the airwaves.

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Bobby Analog

5:00pmFriday

5:00pmFriday

Belfast native Bobby Analog is a DJ and producer who likes to go it alone. 

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Archetype

7:00pmFriday

7:00pmFriday

Subcora joins MDR on a voyage of sound. She's taking us through deep, groovy house with jazz influences and afro-tinged edges.

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Aoibhneas

9:00pmFriday

9:00pmFriday

Aoibhneas (/*eev-ness): The sense of joy, wonder and delight we get from music, art and the wonderful world around us. 

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NuNorthern Soul Sessions

12:00pmSaturday

12:00pmSaturday

Since the 1990s, Phat Phil Cooper has been on a journey through DJ culture and electronic music with more twists and turns than your average million-selling novel.

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Music is Nice

1:00pmSaturday

1:00pmSaturday

Brought to you by Josh Aitman & James Zaremba, Melodic Distraction’s first weekly show explores everything and anything, old and new - just as long as it sounds sweet.

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Shifting Spheres

4:00pmSaturday

4:00pmSaturday

Manchester based collective, Shifting Spheres, are behind a string of underground music podcasts and workshops for women, trans and non-binary DJs. 

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The Holy Mountain

5:00pmSaturday

5:00pmSaturday

In a corrupt, greed-fuelled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.

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It’s A Spiritual Thing

6:00pmSaturday

6:00pmSaturday

Longstanding friend of Melodic Distraction, Jimmy Allen tackles a monthly show hailing devotion to the 4/4 drawing on disco, soulful house, afro grooves and techno.

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Dance Floor Mechanics

8:00pmSaturday

8:00pmSaturday

Fresh to the airwaves; Dance floor mechanics is transmitting an array of guest mixes, emerging artist and unreleased dance music to a speaker near you...

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Mates’ Crates

11:00amSunday

11:00amSunday

Mates’ Crates is about sharing the stories behind music, whether the story of how a record came about or how we came to love it. 

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Harvest Time

12:00pmSunday

12:00pmSunday

Studio head, rhubarb-and-custard-flavoured vaper and Kinder Bueno enthusiast, Zaremba, brings a gentler touch to Sunday mornings.

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An’ All That

1:00pmSunday

1:00pmSunday

Meandering through jazz, hip hop, disco and boogie,  Joseph Kaye comes from a family synonymous with the Liverpool music scene. He holds down a monthly Sunday soundtrack. 

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Mellowtone

3:00pmSunday

3:00pmSunday

A local label boasting the city's finest folk, blues and roots artists, Mellowtone sure have put the work in over the past decade.

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KERF

6:00pmSunday

6:00pmSunday

An experimental hour of nutrient rich sound ecology built from terra-firma recordings and direct internet biomass.

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