This year we celebrated visual as well as musical creativity in bespoke music videos with some of our favourite emerging and established artists, and shared incredible live music events with fans the world over through Facebook live streams. We championed Novelist’s Ruff Sound, saw a mystical GAIKA surrounded by candles, and got down with Skinny Girl Diet.

We filmed Laura Groves in a sunlit garden, Eli Keszler up on a roof, Norwegian rapper Ivan Ave in a cafe in Clapton, and Shiva Feshareki and Kit Downes from the magnificent St John at Hackney Church. We also tried out a 3D interactive video with grime MCs Kwam and Darko spitting over a new Impey beat, and broadcast cult Australian jazz trio The Necks performing live at Café Oto. Here’s a small selection of our favourite videos of the year.

Dark horses Smerz really came through for this short live session we filmed with them in November. Simple and low key, the duo pumped out a half hour of sublime synth-pop. Ones to watch for 2017 no doubt...

The Fallen feature film was seriously heavy - a proper NTS production that took viewers through six tracks off Steven Julien’s LP, Fallen against cinematic backdrops off the southern coast of England, before returning to a sticky party at Steven’s flat in London.

We’ve been down with Show Me The Body since they performed for us at MoMA PS1 back in 2015. It was only natural that we invited them down for a real low-key, spontaneous session at the homely Gillet Square. Big thanks to everyone who came down and enjoyed the show - stay DIY…

Following a series of installations and releases with PAN, it was natural to invite Eli Keszler down for a quick performance in front of the NTS lens. Eli’s percussive prowess and post-free-jazz fit the rooftop ambience perfectly, with the London overground humming a stone’s throw away and pigeons flying overhead.

Verbal Volley was a wild ride. Riko Dan, Discarda and guests took us through England’s turbulent world in a multiple-part series with such highlights as the ‘dickhead of the week’ section, some ferocious live commentary, phone-ins from Jah Wobble and a steady supply of heat from DJ Karnage.

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