MDR Staff Picks: Josh – The Aitman Staples

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 for you folks at home to explore and kill some of that extra time you’ve been looking to fill.

With that in mind, we launched our ‘MDR Staff Picks’ playlist series! Last week we released LUNA’s ‘Hazy Days’ playlist, which has kept us from going stir crazy as the lockdown continues to grind on. Now though, another member of the MDR gang has a new playlist ready for your audio enjoyment!

Launching their playlist this week is MDR co-founder and electronic tastemaker Josh Aitman. Host of ‘A Certain Ratio’ here on MDR, Josh has established himself as a cutting edge selector across a broad spectrum of styles. His playlist ‘The Aitman Staples’ reflects this, featuring lucid electronic sounds all the way to jazz, funk and boogie. 

Josh himself describes it as “A helping to hand through isolation with a blend of styles. This playlist has been put together while working from home and sifting through hours of playlists and mixes. Enjoy!”