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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 […]

Ethiopian jazz sensation Hailu Mergia is back with Yene Mircha (“My Choice”), his latest release on ‘Awesome Tapes From Africa.’  The follow up to the highly praised Lala Belu Mergia’s was always going to be a tough ask, but Mergia has responded with what can only be described as a delight for the eardrums. Mergia is accompanied […]

Khalil Anthony’s voice has decorated the House and Electronic music landscape for some years now. With his latest release he shifts levels yet again by working with a range of talented producers from around the globe to create Scarab Beetle, nine reworks of tracks taken from his original 2018 album, Junebug. In anticipation of the […]

Over the past month, we’ve been following LUNA from the release of her first single ‘Night Drive’ to the unveiling of her debut EP, ‘Hello Earth’. Now, after a hugely successful launch night at the magical St Bride’s Church last week, we’ve got the scoop on the EP itself, plus an exclusive behind the scenes […]

Following his father Ian Dury’s death shortly after the turn of the millennium, Baxter Dury has paved a successful and diverse career featuring six albums in which he has developed his own sound and persona while inheriting quirks that made his father so unique. Much like his dad, Baxter growls his dark, surreal and often […]

In a time when nightlife has been cancelled and everyone has been instructed to stay in their homes, new music is one of the few things which can bring excitement in these times of uncertainty. Luckily the new Four Tet release should do just that. For over two decades now Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) has […]

Jamie 3:26 returns to the inimitable BBE Music to proudly present ‘A Taste of Chicago,’ a seven-track edit compilation that teleports you into an untold story of the city’s underground scene. Hailing from Beverly in the South Side of Chicago, Jamie 3:26 is an artist who has lived and breathed the city’s rich sound, culture and style since he […]

New music, fresh off the press from local ambient cosmonauts Twin Galaxies, a musical duo comprising of Jordan Swales and Gabriella King, living and operating out of Liverpool! Working away in the shadows over the past year, the project has undergone several twists and turns as satellite members come and go, remaining malleable and relishing […]

Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes have announced the launch their collaborative album, What Kinda Music, which is set for release on April 24 on the iconic Blue Note Records. The collaboration is an exciting one, pitching two supremely talented artists at very different ends of the jazz spectrum together in what’s sure to be one of the […]

Bradley Zero celebrates five years of his Rhythm Section International imprint with SHOUTS, a 36 track compilation that perfectly encapsulates the label’s ever evolving and dynamic sound.  A go-to label for the connoisseurs, Rhythm Section INTL is a UK staple. The raison d’être has always been to unearth and nurture new talent, not just via […]