04.04.12

Words by: Charlie Jones

NTS’s five best recent shows

East London’s NTS Radio celebrates its first birthday today. NTS has slowly but surely reinvigorated our idea of what radio can be. In just one short year, it’s become a core part of Dalston’s bustling music scene, showcasing the wide range of musical styles and scenes which find common ground in the area. With London musical faces hosting shows which range from house and bass music to reggae, americana and cutting edge R&B and pop music, the station manages to cover a huge range of music to an incredible standard, and reflects the true variety and energy of London’s music scene.

Keep up the good work NTS and here’s to another fab year. Below are a few of our favourite NTS shows out of the current crop available for listening…

Night Moves with Wayne Pool plays host to Heatsick – an hour of stunning, tripped-out synth wierdness.

This show from the trio behind the forward thinking 92 Points label kicks off with a killer hip hop selection before moving into beats, future garage and more.

Frankie Knuckles talks music with James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem for Red Bull Music Academy.

Loose Bones – from thrash to hardcore to straight up metal, straight up and right through.

And finally, a We Are show mix, a lovely, eclectic and unexpected hour of music by host Paul Camo.