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Manchester based label Shifting Spheres launch their debut release Spheres of Sound showcasing all female and non-binary talent (including a track from our very own LUNA!) in aid of Southall Black Sisters.  Known for holding DJ workshops across Manchester in collaboration with the likes of Limbo and Reform Radio, as well as running a podcast series […]

Mind Yer Self’s debut release sees the club-night-turned-label release a charity compilation featuring a selection of tracks made by some of Scotland’s best producers to raise money for Helping Musicians Scotland. COVID-19 has hit everyone hard, but the creative industries in particular have suffered disproportionately, with enforced venue closures and festival cancellations decimating gig culture […]

Inner City Review by George Semper is the latest release to land on Gilles Peterson’s Arc label, the first full re-issue of the songwriter and musician’s ultra rare 1973 compilation, which is available on 12” LP on 26th June 2020. A songwriter and studio musician behind troves of soul, rock and R&B records from the […]

“The funkiest of Bopz, rooted in Liverpool, growing upwards and outward…” Liverpool’s funkiest trio cement their status as one of the hottest underground hip-hop acts around with new record “Bludmoon”. The group’s laidback flow and silky smooth beats have been familiar to heads in the North West for a number of years now, whilst their […]

The Texan three piece have released another single from their forthcoming album Mordechai, which is out in June. Amidst all the chaos of 2020, Khruangbin are having one of their most productive years to date. February saw the release of the soul drenched Texas Sun, a collaborative EP with fellow Texan Leon Bridges, and in April the […]

Analog Africa’s second release of 2020 features six coladeira and morna tracks recorded in 1976, featuring Joana Do Rosario who became the first Cabo Verdean woman ever to appear on a long playing record. In 1976, seven Cabo Verdean musicians going by the name Voz Di Sanicolau gathered in a small recording studio in Rotterdam […]

As most of you are probably aware, the current Covid-19 crisis has meant that many of us now have a lot of time on our hands. At Melodic Distraction, we saw this as an opportunity to not only put some of this extra time to good use, but to also put it towards another avenue […]

As most of you are probably aware, the current Covid-19 crisis has meant that many of us now have a lot of time on our hands. At Melodic Distraction, we saw this as an opportunity to not only put some of this extra time to good use, but to also put it towards another avenue […]

This Friday 1st May, Bandcamp are waiving their share of all sales revenues on the platform for 24 hours! In anticipation, we check out releases from our roster of Melodic Distraction Radio hosts to find out what local nuggets you can purchase to help support them during this difficult time. This list will continue to […]

As most of you are probably aware, the current Covid-19 crisis has meant that many of us now have a lot of time on our hands. At Melodic Distraction, we saw this as an opportunity to not only put some of this extra time to good use, but to also put it towards another avenue […]