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Celebrating Sun Ra & Marshall Allen
Celebrating Sun Ra & Marshall Allen

Celebrating Sun Ra & Marshall Allen

This year Marshall Allen turned 100, and we marked 110 years since the birth of Sun Ra. Celebrate with hours of radio exploring their music and lives.

Listener Picks: May '24
Listener Picks: May '24

Listener Picks: May '24

Thanks to @lexxus2007, @jamanuel__, @castios12 on Instagram, and KillCapitalism, maximumantigen, 42dogs, robinson & LJ on Discord for this month's suggestions.

Listener Picks: April '24
Listener Picks: April '24

Listener Picks: April '24

Thanks to @stinkinnrich, @darrinsalzmann, @eccoblast, @joseth on Instagram, and belbel, fadetopurple, and JakeTheBrick on Discord for this month's suggestions.

Listener Picks: March '24
Listener Picks: March '24

Listener Picks: March '24

Listener-selected shows from March. Thanks to @markkrafferty, @spliffimp, @owenpfghhfddss, @ggulieuh on Instagram, and sickrichard, cuac, autostereo, and El Torso on Discord for the picks.

Trip Advisor
Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor

Tune in, drop out with our collection of show featuring the trippy and the psychedelic. Perfect to soundtrack any and all mind expanding experiences...

Listener Picks: February '24
Listener Picks: February '24

Listener Picks: February '24

Thanks to @lenaefrm, @akkarifruitinbeirut, @slobbbyy, and @4184x on Instagram, and @common.grackle, and @dogmeat00 on Discord for the suggestions.

Saint Valentines
Saint Valentines

Saint Valentines

Celebrate the (arguably manufactured) holiday of Valentine's Day with our round-up of sexpot slow jams, sensual soul, boogie and R'n'B.

Listener Picks: January '24
Listener Picks: January '24

Listener Picks: January '24

Thanks to @d_bellefontaine, @Interactions247, @kiernanlaveaux, and @efb1233 on Twitter, and @ryus3000, @yosoymarch, @estheronstein, and @sustainablethinking.info on Instagram for the suggestions.

St Paddy's Day
St Paddy's Day

St Paddy's Day

Marking the feast of St. Patrick with our best musical overviews of everything Irish: from folk ballads to Troubles-era punk, to pop mystic Enya.

Palestine
Palestine

Palestine

Recent NTS Radio shows broadcast by or in solidarity with the people of Palestine.

Halloween
Halloween

Halloween

Music that unnerves, perturbs, and goes bump in the night. Listener beware… you’re in for a scare.

75 Years of Folkways
75 Years of Folkways

75 Years of Folkways

NTS recently celebrated 75 years of the seminal Folkways recording label, listen back to some of our favourties.

Coltrane Day
Coltrane Day

Coltrane Day

Some highlights from Coltrane day, NTS celebrating 97 years of one of the masters of Jazz.

The Euros Collection
The Euros Collection

The Euros Collection

Olé, Olé, Olé, Olé!!! Get in the mood for European football the NTS way, travelling the continent thru Belgian new beat, Hungarian jazz, Italo disco, French drill & more.

Colección Cumbia
Colección Cumbia

Colección Cumbia

Don your dancing shoes and get your hips warmed up for our collection of shows celebrating Latin America's most popular rhythm: Cumbia.

Get Loose
Get Loose

Get Loose

Loosen up with a mastermix of shows featuring early '80s plugged-in post-disco? boogie? proto-electro? Whatever it's called, it sounds good.

In Bloom
In Bloom

In Bloom

Emerge dewy-faced into springtime with fresh, revitalising radio featuring everything from pastoral folk ballads, to lively house & disco.

The Scene That Celebrates Itself
The Scene That Celebrates Itself

The Scene That Celebrates Itself

Wear your heart on your knitted sleeve with our sweet suite of lush shoegaze jams, laconic dream pop and cozy indie rock.

Bass Face
Bass Face

Bass Face

A collection of the most rowdy and unrefined club offshoots: bassline, donk, hoover-ised hardcore and free party nangers...

Casgliad Cymru
Casgliad Cymru

Casgliad Cymru

Celebrating the rich musical culture of Wales - avoiding the Tom Jones if possible. Cool Cymru 90s indie rock, vintage folk ballads, hymns and DIY oddities.

Amplifier Worship
Amplifier Worship

Amplifier Worship

All hail the sludge overlords, praise be to the doom demons. Amen.

Eighties Japan
Eighties Japan

Eighties Japan

Immerse yourself in a series of mixes and radio shows re-visiting vibrant avant-garde and pop music from 1980s Japan.

NTS ONE DAY
NTS ONE DAY

NTS ONE DAY

Radio specials from the stacked line up for this year's NTS ONE DAY, 27TH MAY

Nag Champa
Nag Champa

Nag Champa

Set your phone to silent, your spirit to vibrate and tune into a higher frequency with shows featuring pastoral Japanese ambience, transcendent new age, and fourth world drift.

The Creator Has A Master Plan
The Creator Has A Master Plan

The Creator Has A Master Plan

Rest In Peace Pharoah Sanders. Marking his passing, NTS hosts pick out their favourite tracks from the revered spiritual jazz luminary.

Baleària
Baleària

Baleària

Escape to the sunkissed white isle with our collection of shows perfect for sunning yourself or sweating at the dance to, featuring Ibiza sunset soundtracks, sunshine house and disco, & psychedelic mood music.

Trouble Is A Lonesome Town
Trouble Is A Lonesome Town

Trouble Is A Lonesome Town

Kick open the saloon doors of NTS and say howdy to our suite of country & western shows, featuring heartbroken lullabies, widescreen soundtracks, & dusty-trail folk.

A.M.
A.M.

A.M.

Start your day the NTS way with gentle, energising radio guiding listeners through soothing soul, Appalachian folk, sophisti-pop and a whole lot more...

Supper Club
Supper Club

Supper Club

Get yourself dressed up, set the table, make sure everything in the kitchen is ticking over nicely – we'll handle the music for your dinner party. Classy, unobtrusive sounds that are guaranteed to go down smoothly.

Work Out
Work Out

Work Out

Dress to sweat and get your blood rushing with our collection of high energy shows designed to get you moving, whether its hitting the gym, going for a run, or just dancing in your bedroom...

NTS N Grill
NTS N Grill

NTS N Grill

The BBQ is just about hot enough, the burgers are ready to go, and everyone's arriving. Now you just need some good tunes. Luckily we've got you covered.

NTS Originals
NTS Originals

NTS Originals

Welcome home... here you'll find all NTS in-house productions; including In Focus, NTS Guide To, Otaku, Sounds on Screen and more.

La Mélodie NTS
La Mélodie NTS

La Mélodie NTS

Explore the cinematic and saccharine world of French pop music, with shows highlighting Francophone rock, chanson, yé-yé and beyond.

G Funk
G Funk

G Funk

Born on the West Coast in the early 1990s, G-funk drew heavily from the style of funk popularised by George Clinton, repurposed for a new generation of gangsta rap.

Euphoria
Euphoria

Euphoria

Escaping into ecstasy with our round up of shows playing trance, progressive house and other euphoric dance sounds.

SA Dance
SA Dance

SA Dance

Tap into the sound of South African dance music - pumping kwaito, hypnotic gqom, polyrhythmic Bacardi house and beyond.

Easy Rider
Easy Rider

Easy Rider

Turn back time and relive the revolutionary times of ‘60s USA with politically charged folk, scrappy surf music, & LSD-laced rock’n’roll. “We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave…”

Five Leaves Left
Five Leaves Left

Five Leaves Left

Mark the turn of the seasons with a collection of Autumnal NTS mixes, guiding listeners through Fourth World and ambient records, ethereal Medieval chamber music and soothing soundscapes.

Scratch The Upsetter
Scratch The Upsetter

Scratch The Upsetter

RIP Lee "Scratch" Perry - pay your respects to the mystic figurehead of reggae with our collection of shows, traversing the breadth of his huge catalogue.

Safe For Work
Safe For Work

Safe For Work

If you ever have to turn off because things get a little too weird, then try something from this collection. Plain good music, without too many surprises.

UKG
UKG

UKG

Mix up a brandy and coke before digging into our UKG collection, compiling the best UK garage and 4x4 shows from over the years.

Video Game Soundtracks
Video Game Soundtracks

Video Game Soundtracks

Journeys into the often untapped musical riches of video game soundtracks, from the sweeping classical suites of Final Fantasy, to timeless timeless Nintendo earworms to hidden gems from games you've never heard of.

Latin Soul
Latin Soul

Latin Soul

Warm & hearfelt sounds from Latin America, featuring Mexican balladeering, Lowrider soul, Texan tejano + more.

Blues
Blues

Blues

Howl at the moon with our collection of shows featuring plugged in & acoustic blues from the Mississippi Delta and beyond.

AOR
AOR

AOR

Tuning the FM dial on the convertable radio to pristine soft rock jams, strictly for adults - leave that other noise to the kids.

NTS World Tour
NTS World Tour

NTS World Tour

Take a whirlwind trip round the globe, without the turbulence, airport stress and bank balance depletion - NTS guides you through the sounds of every continent on earth...

Jamaica: 60 Years of Independence
Jamaica: 60 Years of Independence

Jamaica: 60 Years of Independence

Celebrating Jamaica's Independence with a collection of shows highlighting the island's deep, and world changing musical heritage, from mento to reggae to rap to dancehall.

NTS 10
NTS 10

NTS 10

Every show from our week long 10th Birthday broadcast, raising money for the Global Foodbanking Network.

Sounds of the Sahara
Sounds of the Sahara

Sounds of the Sahara

Drift across the wide musical expanses of the Sahara region - NTS shows featuring desert blues, traditional songwriting and folk rhythms from Tunisia to Sudan and everywhere in between.

The Lounge
The Lounge

The Lounge

Stop by and relax in The Lounge, maybe enjoy a barrel-aged liquor of your choice - we can cover the music. All easy listening, space age pop, and lush soundtracks from the midcentury...

Concentration
Concentration

Concentration

Need zen focus to cram for an exam, or finish that novel you’ve been putting off reading? Look no further than this selection of calm and unobtrusive radio shows, featuring ambient, minimalism, instrumental beats & more.

Don't Mess With Texas
Don't Mess With Texas

Don't Mess With Texas

They go big in Texas - big cars, big rap instrumentals, big country ballads, big riffs...

Bass Is Maternal
Bass Is Maternal

Bass Is Maternal

The smoky, hybrid rhythms of trip-hop appear to be once again in vogue - educate yourself on the sound's past and vital present with our collection of specials.

Mexican Independence
Mexican Independence

Mexican Independence

Celebrating Mexico's independent state with a selection of radio shows covering the breadth of their musical culture, from rancheros, to balero to reggaeton.

Music To Relax To
Music To Relax To

Music To Relax To

Tune in and switch off with a collection of soothing shows, featuring tempered jazz, gentle ambience, dreamy pop and more.

Sweet Soul
Sweet Soul

Sweet Soul

Music to break your heart, or mend it back together to - Radio shows with aching, melancholy soul, bittersweet R&B, lively doo-wop + more from Black America and beyond.

Street Sounds
Street Sounds

Street Sounds

Immerse yourself in the local music found in street celebrations across the globe, from Colombia to Barbados, Japan to Egypt.

British Black History Month
British Black History Month

British Black History Month

In celebration of British Black History Month, re-visit these cuts from the NTS archives showcasing Black British music. Featuring everything from Sade to LTJ Bukem, through dub and reggae, grime, street soul, UK drill, indie rock trailblazers and more.

Golden Age
Golden Age

Golden Age

Rewind with the sounds of late '80s and '90s hip-hop, from A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul all the way through to the Wu-Tang Clan.

Motor City
Motor City

Motor City

A tip-of-the-iceberg overview of the sounds birthed in one of the most musically dynamic cities in the world. From Motown heartbreak ballads to Drexciyan battle music to raw garage rock...

Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

A round-up of shows highlighting the emotive power of gospel music, from Suncut's focus on the Voices of East Harlem to Death Is Not The End highlighting the Jamaican gospel tradition.

Film Soundtracks
Film Soundtracks

Film Soundtracks

Immerse yourself in a different world with our selection of movie and soundtrack specials, from tense horror scores to escapist, dreamlike anime themes.

Winter Sun
Winter Sun

Winter Sun

Say goodbye to any Winter blues with classic NTS shows, packed to the brim with sunkissed sounds - dub, soca, baile funk, dancehall and highlife.

Global Psychedelia
Global Psychedelia

Global Psychedelia

Think it was just hippies in San Francisco and Canterbury getting psychedelic in the 60s? Think again! Feel trippy in 10 languages with our collection featuring Peruvian surf jams, Thai taxi riffs, Anatolian freakouts and more...

Dad Rock
Dad Rock

Dad Rock

Marking Father's Day with our humble offering of music for all the cool NTS dads out there. Who needs another pair of socks?

Kosmische Musik
Kosmische Musik

Kosmische Musik

Immerse yourself in the experimental melting pot of late '60s and '70s Germany; taking you from Amon Düül II to Can, Popol Vuh to Klaus Schulze.

Shakara
Shakara

Shakara

Our collection of shows celebrating Afrobeat - a mode of expression birthed in the fervor of post-independence West Africa, melding jazz, funk, highlife, fuji & more.

Under Cover
Under Cover

Under Cover

Hands up who doesn't enjoy a good cover? Ok. Can all of you leave please while the rest of us enjoy some rare & wonderful cover versions? Featuring big artists covering small ones, and vice versa. Joyous.

Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Plug in and feel your neurons whirr with our suite of shows featuring subaqueous ambient techno, braindance classics, and programmatic electronic ephemera.

Postmodern Pioneers
Postmodern Pioneers

Postmodern Pioneers

NTS appearances from some 21st Century boundary pushers, featuring one of a kind personalities, bleeding edge electronic producers + more.

Ethiopiques
Ethiopiques

Ethiopiques

Our collection of timeless Ethiopian pop and traditional music, inspired by the classic compilation series...

Pick N Mix
Pick N Mix

Pick N Mix

We're a very open minded lot at NTS, and we'll let our hosts and guests play whatever their heart desires. Insect noises? Sure. Algorithmically generated death metal? Certainly.

Sound Of Belgium
Sound Of Belgium

Sound Of Belgium

Idiosyncratic DIY pop, fourth world experiments, dark and intense rave music. This is thee Sound Of Belgium.

Dancehall
Dancehall

Dancehall

100% dancehall riddims, featuring guest appearances from luminaries of the genre, and party sessions from NTS resident experts...

South Of Heaven
South Of Heaven

South Of Heaven

Enter the inferno with our unholy tribute to metal in all its many incarnations: doom, sludge, thrash, black, speed, death and beyond. No nu-metal, no posers & no requests.

Soundsystem
Soundsystem

Soundsystem

Toast to bass culture with our selection of shows featuring spacious dub & reggae, lilting lovers rock, speaker rattling dancehall, digi-dub & bashment.

The Human Voice
The Human Voice

The Human Voice

The first (and arguably best) musical instrument is the Human voice - traverse it's many uses in throat singing, spoken word, choral music & beyond with this collection of NTS specials...

Jungle & DnB
Jungle & DnB

Jungle & DnB

Born from the ashes of breakbeat hardcore, jungle was the high-BPM soundtrack to UK rave culture in the early to mid nineties. Moving Shadow collates some of NTS' best jungle shows, suitable for veterans & newcomers alike.

Poptimism
Poptimism

Poptimism

Contrary to popular belief, NTS loves pop music - well, only the good stuff. Play the hits with our collection of shows featuring chart topping icons - expect pristine production values, power ballads, singalong choruses + a few album cuts you might not have heard...

WXAXRXP Highlights
WXAXRXP Highlights

WXAXRXP Highlights

89-INFINITY... highlights from Warp Records' recent NTS takeover, celebrating thirty years of genre defying music.

Flora & Fauna
Flora & Fauna

Flora & Fauna

Radio homage to the sublime beauty of nature, with field recordings from the Amazon basin; audio from ornithologist Jean C. Roché, pastoral ambient, new age and much more.

Counterpoint
Counterpoint

Counterpoint

A suite of forward-thinking modern compositions challenging the definition of classical music - deep subterranean drone, celestial orchestral performances and austere works of minimalism.

Italo
Italo

Italo

Live la dolce vita with our collection of the finest Italo disco...

Damaged Goods
Damaged Goods

Damaged Goods

A motley selection of raw and heavy NTS shows, showcasing everything from the ‘80s DC hardcore scene to Northern Irish proto-punk and the new wave of contemporary D.I.Y... Music fit for delinquents, layabouts and truants.

Detroit Techno
Detroit Techno

Detroit Techno

An array of broadcasts dedicated to the uncompromising futuristic sounds of Detroit, featuring everything from Drexcyian subaquatics to raucous ghettotech…

Heat Stroke
Heat Stroke

Heat Stroke

Sun-kissed afrobeat, dancehall, dub and soul to soundtrack the Summer months.

Party Music
Party Music

Party Music

Sick of fighting over the aux cord at pre drinks? Hand the controls over to us with this selection of hip hop, house, R&B, and disco shows primed for the function.

Christmas Crackers
Christmas Crackers

Christmas Crackers

Feast on our selection of festive specials from NTS residents throughout the years...

Rave Margins
Rave Margins

Rave Margins

An uncomprehensive overview of the breadth of contemporary club music. Expect everything from batida to baile funk, reggaeton to Jersey club and endless cross-pollination between genres.

Sheet music
Sheet music

Sheet music

Essential overviews of some of the biggest figures from classical and contemporary composition.

Paradise Garage
Paradise Garage

Paradise Garage

The iconic club at 84 King Street has long since closed, but the music lives on. Loosen up & relive the glory days of the Garage with shows featuring the kind of slow burning boogie & disco that you might have heard Larry spin…

Experimental Electronics
Experimental Electronics

Experimental Electronics

Jack yourself into the mainframe with some of our most experimental shows in all their entropic beauty. Filled to the brim with avant-garde ambience & extreme computer music.

Golden Oldies
Golden Oldies

Golden Oldies

Immerse yourself in the music of generations past, from the psychedelic depths of sixties counter culture to outsider folk and country, rounded off with the uplifting vocal harmonies of post-war doo wop.

Primers
Primers

Primers

Essential overviews of some of NTS' favourite artists - primers of the prolific yet underrated as well as collections of B-sides and rarities from iconic musicians and labels.

Absolute Body Control
Absolute Body Control

Absolute Body Control

Lace up your dancing boots for our salvo of high energy shows featuring pounding industrial, uptempo minimal synth, sweaty drum machine workouts, and strobe-burned techno chuggers.

Yacht Club
Yacht Club

Yacht Club

Feel the breeze and take it easy with our collection of shows featuring primo AOR, soft rock and Yacht-ready jams strictly for the grown and sexy crew.

New York, New York
New York, New York

New York, New York

Hardcore punk, new wave, post-disco, minimalism, hip hop... All the best of New York in one collection.

In Session
In Session

In Session

A setlist of NTS' best live performances & recordings - rap shows in LA, math rock studio sessions, widescreen electonic A/V performances & more.

LGBTQI
LGBTQI

LGBTQI

Check out our collection of LGBTQI themed broadcasts - New Queer Cinema soundtracks, radical book readings, dance sessions from queer club nights + more.

Music Of India
Music Of India

Music Of India

Immerse yourself in the sounds of the Indian subcontinent, from the traditional singing of Pandit Pran Nath to the glamour of Bollywood playback star Bappi Lahiri.

Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Sakamoto

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Specials sourced from the seemingly endless musical font of the Maestro: Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Library Music - Themes & Variations
Library Music - Themes & Variations

Library Music - Themes & Variations

No card required to browse this library of scores, soundscapes & themed music, from top shelf jazz & prog instrumentals to hair raising sci-fi soundtracks.

Antipodean Collection
Antipodean Collection

Antipodean Collection

Sounds from down under - Indigenous NZ and Australian traditional music, Aotearoa street soul, pub rock bangers, sunsoaked ambient, indie rock and more.

Chicago House
Chicago House

Chicago House

Classic dancefloor sounds from the Windy City's most legendary DJs - sensuous post-disco, raw + rowdy drum machine workouts, subaqueous deep house and more...

NTS Is For The Children
NTS Is For The Children

NTS Is For The Children

Hey hey kids! Radio shows featuring music made and performed by children, and other cute sounds the youngsters will like.

Anatolian Rock
Anatolian Rock

Anatolian Rock

Turkey’s take on 70s psychedelic music — prematurely stamped out by cultural oppression — was one of the world’s most vibrant musical scenes… Trip through catchy oddball pop, hypnotic progressive rock, and neck snapping arabesque funk on these specially selected shows.

Memphis
Memphis

Memphis

Familiarise yourself with the dusty, menacing bounce of Memphis rap, which has influenced the sound of hip hop for over two decades.

The Jazz Collection
The Jazz Collection

The Jazz Collection

Journey through the many varied strains of jazz: from the radical experimentation of free-jazz to transcendant spiritual jazz, via the post-war explosion of Ethiopiques, or the formal constraints of modal styles.

In Conversation
In Conversation

In Conversation

A selection of NTS's best interviews, from legendary hip-hop producer J Dilla to new age icon Laraaji.

The Historical Collection
The Historical Collection

The Historical Collection

A potted history of a millennium of music - pre-20th Century music from the pioneering medieval compositions of Hildegard Von Bingen, to iconic Mozart symphonies...

Watch My Feet
Watch My Feet

Watch My Feet

Bounce and break your back to our most frenzied juke & footwork shows - featuring a who's who of the tight-knit Chicago scene and beyond, from DJ Spinn, RP Boo & the late DJ Rashad.

In My Room
In My Room

In My Room

Take your shoes off before you come in - our collection of shows full of cosy & intimate bedroom pop, lo-fi indie ballads and DIY rock epics.

Str8 Drops
Str8 Drops

Str8 Drops

Lean back and switch on our selection of shows playing the trunk-knocking, hallucinogenic sound of modern rap, from Gucci Mane and Flocka to tomorrow’s hottest SoundCloud celebrity…

Prince
Prince

Prince

An aural shrine to the legacy of Prince - four purple decades of world beating classics and under the radar gems.

Black History Month
Black History Month

Black History Month

In celebration of US Black History Month, re-visit these cuts from the NTS archives showcasing Black American music. Featuring everything from Delta blues and spiritual jazz through to Detroit techno and Chicago house; hip-hop and footwork.

NTS Rewind
NTS Rewind

NTS Rewind

Getting a bit nostalgic for days gone by with some NTS shows from deep in the vaults - featuring early appearances from future superstars, and classic episodes from regular hosts who still do their thing here every month.

Feedback
Feedback

Feedback

No melodies, no compromise. Only the noisiest need apply.

Musick To Play In The Dark
Musick To Play In The Dark

Musick To Play In The Dark

Dive into the motorised angst and ferment of recession-addled '80s England with shows exploring the source of Industrial music and the music it influenced; Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, Fad Gadget and more.

Wot Do U Call It
Wot Do U Call It

Wot Do U Call It

Crowd into the NTS studios and listen to some of grime’s best DJs and MCs going in - from OGs like Slimzee & Trim to vital young blood like Novelist and Flohio. Don’t call it a comeback.