04/12/2020
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Playlist: Melodic Distraction

Beloved purveyors of “independent, community driven radio”, Melodic Distraction have news. We caught up with the gang to talk about their exciting new plans, and hear more about what they do…  The Double...

07/10/2020
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What I Do When I Don’t Know What To Do: Nicholas Mortimer on Mixtape Pedagogy

How do you overcome creative block? Designer Nicholas Mortimer talks Yin Ying Kong through his process in this audio love-letter to the mixtape… In October 2017, I was a third-year design student at Goldsmiths University, back in class...

18/08/2020
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Playlist: Manchester Collective

The last few months have been a tremendously difficult, stressful time for us all, not least events organisers. But Manchester Collective are looking to buck the trend with the release of Recreation, their...

06/07/2020
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Playlist: Ennio Morricone – A Fistful of Scores

From A Fistful of Dollars to his 2015 Oscar winning score for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, we all know the work of Ennio Morricone, who has died aged 91. Here, with a...

18/04/2020
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Playlist: Comics Youth Radio: Lockdown! at the Disco

Issues posed by the lockdown – not least, the impacts of social isolation – are being mitigated by innovative and supportive group initiatives. Now,  with added positive vibes, Young People’s community organisation Comics Youth are...

03/04/2020
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People Places: On Music and Nostalgia

Why does the music we listen to in our teens matter so much? Mike Pinnington takes a deep dive into his own formative years to investigate… I’m four years old. A sickly child,...

24/10/2019
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Playlist: J.D. XXVII.: Mixtapes of Keith Haring

Artist Patrick Staff has spent a year in Keith Haring’s archives listening to mixtapes – made for Haring by friends, and by his lover, DJ Juan Dubose. Ahead of a dedicated five hour ‘deep listening’ jam...

22/06/2019
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Playlist: Synthetic Noise

Beyond uploading tracks online and crossing their fingers, how do new artists get their music heard? We spoke to Stefanie Chew, who some of you may know under the moniker Faded Gold, about...

26/04/2019
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Playlist: Michael Lacey

Why do we make music? Here, Michael Lacey traces how an early impulse to have fun eventually led to his creating “reflective, dreamy spaces” inspired by some of the artists on the accompanying...