Mellowtone has always been about more than live music. From our inception, DJs have been crucial contributors to the atmosphere and vibe of our intimate shows, playing eclectic laid back sounds - funk, jazz, soul, r'n'b hiphop, reggae and so much more...
Jonnie O'Hare - Mellowtone Mix
A mix compiled during 2020's lockdown featuring the sounds you'd expect between the live music at a Mellowtone show.
Richie Vegas - Music From the Motion Picture Soundtrack
One from the archives...
A meditative mix, recorded in April 2020, featuring spaced out Indian and pan-African sounds, and the birdsong of Princes Park, Liverpool 8.
Three taster mixes, with music from North and West Africa...
Mellowtone Radio Show
Listen back to our sporadic shows on Melodic Distraction Radio.
Test Match Special
Our resident spinner, Richie Vegas, hosts this monthly excursion on Melodic Distraction radio.
Mixes from the Beaten Tracks archives...
Richie Vegas cut his DJing teeth in his late teens - messing about with hip hop and breaks - before plundering his family’s record collections and forging a sound that includes soul, funk, jazz, afrobeat and reggae. Test Match Special is his monthly radio show, and an opportunity to showcase a selection of tunes that doesn't quite fit with live DJ sets, explore less-travelled paths and distill 20 years of musical musings. Expect lost monsters, obscure reworkings, stubborn earworms and wickets galore.
More info coming soon
An occasional selector, with sounds from across the spectrum. Sharing and unearthing the finest music - blues, folk, funk, soul, jazz, hiphop, reggae, dub, Afro, electronic and more - world sounds and interstellar grooves...