Artist Focus: Damon Albarn

Some artists leave a legacy that stretches far beyond a great single or a number 1 album. 

Artist Focus is a new series hosted by the extended Melodic Distraction family that deep dives into the life and times of the musicians that have defined the sound of modern music. From the stone cold classics to the unearthed gems and forgotten B-sides, our community tribute an hour of music by a single artist that has had a notable impact on their life. For this edition, Dig Vinyl’s Yvonne and Big Floppy Bangers’ Alex bring you one hour of Damon Albarn.

With a career spanning over 30 years, genre hopping from britpop to hip hop, dub to synth, and most stops between, Damon Albarn is what Alex fondly describes as a British “National Treasure”. In this Artist Focus episode, Alex teams up with Yvonne to explore the many eras of Albarn’s music, his influences, collaborators, and even the mythology behind his cartoon band.