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I think the Autechre thread turned me on to this internet radio station? A+ curating and mixes, post your recommendations here.

Currently we are jamming contemporary Arabic music:

https://www.nts.live/shows/ma3azef/episodes/ma3azef-31st-march-2018

sleeve, Sunday, 29 April 2018 01:23 (one year ago) link

no wait it was that thread deej started abt "what feels fresh and new in 2018" where people mentioned this

sleeve, Sunday, 29 April 2018 01:49 (one year ago) link

The lee gamble ones are good

brimstead, Sunday, 29 April 2018 23:07 (one year ago) link

http://radio.garden/live/tolyatti/106i9fm/

this might belong on a different thread, but it is a fun resource for browsing the globe through radio.

calzino, Sunday, 29 April 2018 23:42 (one year ago) link

For me it's gotta be Charlie Bones & The Do!!You!!! Breakfast Show or bust.

Soul/funk/boogie/reggae/house/highlife/jungle/cosmic electronics/yacht-y rock/other oddities

Great sense of humour, fun rapport w/ recurring guest DJs and killer overall taste

Am really selling it but for me it's the perfect/ultimate radio show where you end up adding hundreds of titles to yr Discogs wantlist while trying to wipe a goofy smile off yr face
https://www.nts.live/shows/the-do-you-breakfast-show

Rad Macca (Craig D.), Monday, 30 April 2018 02:44 (one year ago) link

Yes! I've bigged up Do You a couple of times on ILM to a fairly muted response. i.e. radio's a dead duck, why listen to real people playing great music when you can listen to another soporiphic house mix on soundcloud? lol

Thank you Charlie Bones for brightening up my weekday mornings at work.

millmeister, Monday, 30 April 2018 09:59 (one year ago) link

When I've caught the show I love what the Bahamian Moor guys play for southlondonpostpunkyachtbalearicindustrialdisco. Also Field Work's themed ambientnewageprotoidpop explorations just before them.

Also search out Trevor Jackson's mammoth interview with Trevor Horn.

Gonk Steady Crew (Noel Emits), Monday, 30 April 2018 10:27 (one year ago) link

alsoalsoalso

Gonk Steady Crew (Noel Emits), Monday, 30 April 2018 10:27 (one year ago) link

There's loads fo great stuff on NTS- some of my favourites...

Radio Fenriz - all things metal
https://www.nts.live/shows/radio-fenriz

Ted Draws for hip hop, particularly his year on year shows:
https://www.nts.live/shows/TED-DRAWS

OPTIMO
https://www.nts.live/shows/optimo

Test Pressing- Balearic loveliness
https://www.nts.live/shows/test-pressing

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Monday, 30 April 2018 10:47 (one year ago) link

so many great shows i can't even remember what's good but i always make an effort to listen to moxie and unknown to the unknown (both house & techno). charlie bones is sometimes great and sometimes kinda meh depending on his guests. the one with young marco from a couple of weeks back was a classic though

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Monday, 30 April 2018 12:12 (one year ago) link

Field Work! Lovely ambient, dub and new age show punctuated by bizarre found sounds and samples

JLB Credit (Jack BS), Monday, 30 April 2018 12:17 (one year ago) link

the steve davis + kavus shows are always A++ great if you like weirdo prog sounds

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Monday, 30 April 2018 12:18 (one year ago) link

Great thread idea. Some shows I regularly check for, mostly electronic:

Akito (contemporary club music)
The Astral Plane (experimental electronic & dance music)
Nite Bus Radio w/Gage (grime, UK dance, etc)
LOFT (experimental electronic)
Livity Sound (UK techno/dance)

But honestly, between the two channels I can always find something interesting when I'm cooking or at work.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 30 April 2018 14:41 (one year ago) link

Especially with all the shows archived on Mixcloud, I sometimes think about how if I made NTS my only source of music listening, it would still be a bottomless wellspring.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 30 April 2018 14:42 (one year ago) link

thanks, everyone. I went deep down the New Age rabbit hole yesterday, great stuff

sleeve, Monday, 30 April 2018 15:01 (one year ago) link

i mentioned this on the autechre thread, but my introduction to NTS was haruomi hosono day: https://www.nts.live/shows/haruomi-hosono-ymo-day

A 15-hour tribute to the influential Japanese songwriter, Haruomi Hosono, known from his prolific productions and work in the electronic trio, Yellow Magic Orchestra. Expect mixes exploring his career and adjacent music from NTS' most dedicated Hosono-philes.

it's a great soundtrack to a weekend. visible cloaks did a great deep dive all-hosono set, and i really liked jen monroe's set that leans on hosono but also branches out into other music from the era. and for those that aren't familiar with YMO, 2ManyDJs' set was more focused on them.

Karl Malone, Monday, 30 April 2018 15:09 (one year ago) link

NTS is a good twitter account to follow, too.

Karl Malone, Monday, 30 April 2018 15:10 (one year ago) link

Jordan's right, it's an embarrassment of riches

Weatherall of course always worth a listen!
https://www.nts.live/shows/andrewweatherall

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Monday, 30 April 2018 15:19 (one year ago) link

Great thread idea, there's so much good stuff - embarrassment of riches is right!

Usually I find something from the recent NTS Picks or when tuning in to what's live. In addition to what's been mentioned above, I do always look forward to (and warmly recommend) the Blackest Ever Black/Low Company and Silent Servant shows (for post-punk, wave, dark techno and electro, etc.), Whities and Livity Sound (for new leftfield techno), Quiet Storm (for RnB and Jazz), and Sees to Exist and Jazzman for Jazz.

Also having the archives is amazing, as I'll randomly discover a new show I'm feeling and have a treasure trove of back eps to listen to.

xp on the Discogs wantlist...it's not just Charlie Bones who does that!

Federico Boswarlos, Monday, 30 April 2018 16:03 (one year ago) link

Especially with all the shows archived on Mixcloud, I sometimes think about how if I made NTS my only source of music listening, it would still be a bottomless wellspring.

Yes! I listen to the NTS archives on Mixcloud at work, just dipping in and queuing up things with interesting names (so no doubt missing lots of good stuff) and always manage to queue up more shows in a week than I actually get round to listening to.

Given the hit rate and the randomness of my clicking I feel a bit bad trying to pick favourites, but still - lately I remember enjoying shows by Trevor Jackson, Carla dal Forno, Samuel Kerridge, Not Waving, Silent Servant, mostly on some kind of spectrum between post-punk and post-industrial techno sludge. Particularly enjoyed Not Waving throwing some Italo tracks in along the way too.

a passing spacecadet, Monday, 30 April 2018 16:15 (one year ago) link

nts has been my work soundtrack since spotify stopped working on my computer six months ago. best thing that's happened to my listening in a long time

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Monday, 30 April 2018 16:27 (one year ago) link

I'm extra-appreciative of NTS/Mixcloud today since Soundcloud is having struggles (was down for a few hours, now going in and out).

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 30 April 2018 18:59 (one year ago) link

i love NTS

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 30 April 2018 23:36 (one year ago) link

what shows do you like?

sleeve, Monday, 30 April 2018 23:37 (one year ago) link

its a fairly recent discovery for me (see: the origins of this thread) but got super into this show:

https://www.nts.live/shows/naafi

they just did one yesterday hopefully its up on mixcloud soon

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 07:50 (one year ago) link

The Haxan Cloak has done a few shows I've really loved, and Test Pressing is always great.

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 09:18 (one year ago) link

its a fairly recent discovery for me (see: the origins of this thread) but got super into this show:

https://www.nts.live/shows/naafi

This is shocking to me, I'm shocked

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 14:28 (one year ago) link

???

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 14:56 (one year ago) link

Mostly kidding, but NAAFI seems a little "frankendance" for your tastes

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 16:01 (one year ago) link

(cool though!)

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 16:02 (one year ago) link

idk maybe it gets that way sometimes but i didnt have that problem w this episode: https://www.nts.live/shows/naafi/episodes/cdmx-tapes-30th-april-2018

it just mainly felt like uptempo banging dance music that wasnt afraid of some subtle groove shifts for rhythmic variety

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 18:27 (one year ago) link

Well, then I have a lot of music for you. NTS-wise, you should at least check out Akito's show that I linked up upthread.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 19:11 (one year ago) link

Also worth mentioning Jack Rollo's weekly slot on Do You every Monday morning. Lots of weird and wonderful sounds.

millmeister, Wednesday, 2 May 2018 15:19 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

NTS live?

just sayin, Thursday, 31 May 2018 09:58 (one year ago) link

Also william basinski's doing a show today

just sayin, Thursday, 31 May 2018 09:58 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

sounds of the dawn is such a good program https://www.nts.live/shows/soundsofthedawn

marcos, Thursday, 30 August 2018 12:52 (one year ago) link

this rules, dubbed out spacey blip goodness:

https://soundcloud.com/the-trilogy-tapes/ttt-nts-cs-kreme

sleeve, Sunday, 9 September 2018 02:51 (one year ago) link

https://www.nts.live/shows/jamma-dee

Love these Jamma Dee shows a lot, recommended if you're into 80s soul, new jack swing and 90s garage house

boxedjoy, Sunday, 9 September 2018 07:59 (one year ago) link

sounds of the dawn is amaaaaaazing ty

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 17:59 (one year ago) link

damn an ilxor booked an eight hour block of programming and it never got mentioned smh

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Sunday, 16 September 2018 01:19 (one year ago) link

who and when?

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 10:08 (one year ago) link

https://www.nts.live/shows/chicago-takeover

lowercase (eric), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 10:30 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

how the hell do you manage & keep track of shows? there's so many and i can't figure out how reasonably keep track of where i left off, which ones to save or bookmark or whatever. i thought maybe the mixcloud app would have some mechanism for this but it was so rudimentary and shitty that i deleted it after 5 minutes of use. i want to be able to seamlessly pick up where i left off and save shows the way i do w/, say, podcasts on on the native iOS podcast app

marcos, Thursday, 11 October 2018 18:09 (one year ago) link

sounds of the dawn is amaaaaaazing ty

― Uhura Mazda (lukas), Tuesday, September 11, 2018 1:59 PM (one month ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

it really is! of the few years of shows up there i think i've only passed one 2 or 3. if you like sotd you might like microdosing, not quite as good but close https://www.nts.live/shows/microdosing

marcos, Thursday, 11 October 2018 18:14 (one year ago) link

passed on* 2 or 3

marcos, Thursday, 11 October 2018 18:45 (one year ago) link

there's an NTS app for iOS that lets you favorite shows and episodes

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Thursday, 11 October 2018 21:53 (one year ago) link

doesnt work for android though

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Thursday, 11 October 2018 21:53 (one year ago) link

oh cool I didn’t know, perfect

marcos, Thursday, 11 October 2018 22:33 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

I sometimes think about how if I made NTS my only source of music listening, it would still be a bottomless wellspring.

― change display name (Jordan), Monday, April 30, 2018 10:42 AM (six months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yea it's probably 90% of what i listen to now. three to four clicks at most between the live sets and the archives and i'll hear something new and interesting.

radio, when you have a good host w/ some conception of a program and you are open to what they are doing, is truly wonderful, one of the best ways of hearing recorded music. i love passing over control to this person and going where they want to go, it can be an intimate experience especially w/ live radio, you feel very aware of this other person somewhere else hearing it with you. radio also helps me surrender that possessive, consumptive drive of a collector, of needing to *to own* music, regardless of format, so that i can queue it up again at will and incorporate into some kind of a collection. i don't want a collection anymore. it's not that fun to pick out an album to listen to from a shelf or my files. i usually want someone else to do it.

marcos, Friday, 9 November 2018 15:49 (eleven months ago) link

i barely know anything about them. i just put this on while i'm drinking coffee and reading and i love it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaWdVJO5H98

Karl Malone, Friday, 9 November 2018 18:17 (eleven months ago) link

and somehow knowing this adds something to the listening experience:

Ashikawa died a few months after this, his only record, came out at just 30 years old (in some kind of traffic accident). His death didn't just spell the end of the Wave Notation project, it also marked the end of his Sound Process label which had previously put out Hiroshi Yoshimura's 'Music For Nine Post Cards' and Satsuki Shibano's 'Erik Satie'.

Karl Malone, Friday, 9 November 2018 18:19 (eleven months ago) link

NTS app needs option to save mix to ur phone so u CD. Listen offline

flopson, Friday, 9 November 2018 19:34 (eleven months ago) link

*can

flopson, Friday, 9 November 2018 19:34 (eleven months ago) link

I love youarelistening.to: https://www.nts.live/shows/youarelisteningto

bamboohouses, Saturday, 10 November 2018 16:12 (eleven months ago) link

thank u, youarelistening.to is great!

marcos, Monday, 12 November 2018 16:11 (eleven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

this episode of lightning conductor is so fucking good https://www.nts.live/shows/lena-willikens/episodes/lena-wilikens-7th-february-2018

marcos, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 17:13 (ten months ago) link

sarah davachi's 'le jardin' is a gorgeous hour for tuning in if you like prog, kraut, neo-classical... https://www.nts.live/shows/sarah-davachi

meaulnes, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 04:02 (ten months ago) link

^ Thanks for that!

ˈʌglɪɪst preɪ, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 22:19 (ten months ago) link

They have an app now (iOS only?)

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 18:04 (ten months ago) link

awesome! thanks for the heads up. it lets you favorite hosts and specific episodes

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 18:16 (ten months ago) link

I've been looking for NTS recommendations for a while and this thread is a goldmine. Albeit there is something terrifying about the abyssal nature of this; not to mention finding a way to circumvent my need to archive and track everything I listen to (the mania for needing to know who and where and when).

Have the Rams stopped screaming yet, Lloris? (Chinaski), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 19:23 (ten months ago) link

embrace the abyss and surrender the archivist impulse

marcos, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 19:28 (ten months ago) link

(the app is nice tho)

marcos, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 19:28 (ten months ago) link

but yea lightning conductor is so rad, so many of her shows are uniformly stellar, super dark and spacious, wonderful textures

adam oko's show is great too. the second hour of this show was nuts, amazing percussion throughout https://www.nts.live/shows/adam-oko/episodes/adam-oko-2nd-september-2018

raga vibrations (https://www.nts.live/shows/raga-vibrations) has been a regular for me too. i've been listening to ragas regularly for 20 years and keep going to the same names so it's been great to have exposure to unfamiliar ones and more variety

marcos, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 19:33 (ten months ago) link

the genre tags are nice even if not always accurate. for me anything w/ "ambient" "kosmische" "fourth world" "japanese traditional" "minimalism" "new age" "drone" has been p reliable

marcos, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 19:37 (ten months ago) link

lol yes that has been working for me as well

sleeve, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 19:51 (ten months ago) link

The app hs been out for awhile we talked about it upthread they only just announced it

What is new is the “mixtapes” section which browses by like ... meta-genre. There’s one called “poolside” that’s all balaeric

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Friday, 14 December 2018 02:07 (ten months ago) link

iOS only, gutted

boxedjoy, Friday, 14 December 2018 09:39 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

Loving the latest Acid Memories.

Daniel_Rf, Sunday, 20 January 2019 12:10 (nine months ago) link

this show! https://www.nts.live/shows/radio-jiro/episodes/radio-jiro-14th-november-2016

marcos, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 16:31 (eight months ago) link

Thank you! NTS is both a blessing and a curse: there's just too much good music and shows on there.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:10 (eight months ago) link

radio jiro is consistently great imo but i haven't quite worked that far back in the archives yet

my name is leee john, for we are many (NickB), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:23 (eight months ago) link

Only quip with the mixtapes is that it doesn't give you a tracklist. Is that right, or am I not searching right?

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:26 (eight months ago) link

really digging this ambient/mellow Luke Mele show from Jan. 23rd

sleeve, Saturday, 26 January 2019 18:04 (eight months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Is there a proper way to see a live updated tracklist of NTS1/NTS2, as it's being played?

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 18 February 2019 10:40 (eight months ago) link

no but there's always IDs in the chat

goats eat grandma (NickB), Monday, 18 February 2019 10:45 (eight months ago) link

I usually avoid chatrooms like the plague but this one pays off. Thanks Nick!

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 18 February 2019 10:57 (eight months ago) link

on some shows the DJ will respond in the chat, other shows they'll post the setlist in the chat while the show is going out

goats eat grandma (NickB), Monday, 18 February 2019 11:03 (eight months ago) link

As much as I listen to NTS, somehow I've never found the chat!

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 18 February 2019 16:02 (eight months ago) link

Had no idea there was a chat. The NTS digital presence looks great, and looks like it should be easy to navigate, but it isn't at all. Fortunately, the self-selected audience doesn't mind digging around and being baffled. Am I on Mixcloud? Will this archived set show a playlist? What happens when i click on a new show while one is playing? It seems different each time, but the delight of the programming outweighs frustration.

eva logorrhea (bendy), Monday, 18 February 2019 16:16 (eight months ago) link

Ah I had that for a short while, but you'll get used to these things quickly. I kind of like having to put in *some* effort as a listener to find your way around idk. Never knew about the cht either, but that's because it's the last thing I'd look for. Proves useful for track id's though!

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 18 February 2019 16:18 (eight months ago) link

chat gets pretty lively at times, mostly during uk mornings (charlie bones show), also for ruf dug and moxie and flo and a few other afternoon things. those djs do tend to talk back to the chat a lot, so sometimes stuff makes more sense if you're in there. it's mostly nonsense but it's quite funny sometimes

goats eat grandma (NickB), Monday, 18 February 2019 16:29 (eight months ago) link

i listen to charlie bones early morning at the gym and then entertain myself at work by scrolling way back into the chat to get all the track ids i missed.

adam, Monday, 18 February 2019 17:07 (eight months ago) link

two months pass...

these king britt sessions are dooooooooooooope https://www.nts.live/shows/king-britt-presents-transmissions

marcos, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 13:54 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

As part of the Warp Records takeover on NTS Radio, Brian Eno has teamed up with Extinction Rebellion to create an hour long piece which will be broadcast on Sunday June 23rd at 16.00 BST - https://nts.live/wxaxrxp

Ambient Police (sleeve), Thursday, 20 June 2019 18:00 (four months ago) link

Wishing for a round-up review of all the Warp shows, or an old-school liveblog.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 24 June 2019 14:30 (three months ago) link

The Mixcloud archives are going up now. There still isn't a great way to download & listen offline, is there (aside from 'Mixcloud Select')?

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 24 June 2019 17:00 (three months ago) link

There are very easy paste-and-save services but you’ve still got 40kbps files at the end

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Monday, 24 June 2019 19:02 (three months ago) link

three months pass...

anyone else now lost the ability to pause and rewind shows and getting a message about subscribing to mixcloud premium instead?

the creator has a mazda van (NickB), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 15:34 (two weeks ago) link

mixcloud premium is the worst

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 15:51 (two weeks ago) link

I've never been able to rewind on mixcloud (free, in the US), can at least pause though.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 16:03 (two weeks ago) link

TBH I kind of wish that NTS would join that new "Mixcloud Select" thing so that we can get offline access via the Mixcloud app. I'd pay a fiver a month for that, given how extensive the NTS archive is.

I find it baffling that Mixcloud Premium doesn't include offline access, which is pretty much the one thing they could offer that I'd feel incentivised to pay for.

bamboohouses, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 11:07 (two weeks ago) link

I mightconsider premium if they improved their app which is very glitchy, at least for me. I'll really miss the ability to scroll through NTS shows uninhibited.

millmeister, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 13:54 (two weeks ago) link

this kinda sucks, oh well. I usually put them on and just listen through anyway

sleeve, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 13:55 (two weeks ago) link

mixcloud app (via the nts app) has always been super clunky, it flakes out all the time

marcos, Thursday, 3 October 2019 20:43 (two weeks ago) link

i've actually been digging the infinite mixtapes a little, poolside cracks me up i love it

marcos, Thursday, 3 October 2019 20:44 (two weeks ago) link

i don't want to be hyperbolic but like this site fucking rules. i don't really listen to much else. there is so MUCH

some of my favorite hosts

siren -adventurous and fun dance music, and a reminder that trance is cool again which i am pleased about because i've always loved trance
gost zvuk - weird electronic music exclusively from former soviet republics
doing time for airy laid back balaeric, reggae, soft rock
radio jiro for similar vibes
bumpin on sunset for similar vibes
donna leake, the best jazz fusion, nts jazz shows in general are fucking awesome
moxie for the house music
circuits for the house music
onra's been playing a lot of boogie and gfunk lately
autotune the world's cumbia episodes made me listen to cumbia for a month, the only substantial non-nts listening i did this summer
rhythm connection plays all KINDS of good dance music but the DJ
yayo - honestly i can't remember what yayo plays but i feel like i am always favoriting their episodes
king britt for wild synth ambient kosmiche electronic
felix hall for dancehall
rhythm section w/ bradley zero always has good music of all kinds but christ he needs to shut the fuck up, one of those djs who can't just let a track play but has to interrupt constantly. you think he's done when he gives a single shoutout or a track name -- he'll turn the volume back up ---then he turns it back down to give another shoutout -- volume up and i tink I AM FREE TO HEAR THIS AMAZING TRACK but nope here is another shoutout, then another, then a story about how he found that piece of wax at the corner shop back in the day, meanwhile the track is three minutes in and you give up

marcos, Thursday, 3 October 2019 21:07 (two weeks ago) link

rhythm connection plays all KINDS of good dance music but the DJ

lol i started to type this but midway realized i was talking about rhythm section instead

marcos, Thursday, 3 October 2019 21:08 (two weeks ago) link

Bradly Zero is insufferable. Wasn't he one of the Boiler Room hosts for a while?
Do You my most listened to show.

millmeister, Thursday, 3 October 2019 21:27 (two weeks ago) link


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