Host Derek Walmsley excavates the foundations of House and Acid in the US and the UK in the late 1980s using two new compilations as guide: This Ain't Chicago: The Sound Of Underground UK House & Acid 1987-1991 and Ron Hardy Muzic Box Classics #1.
Hosted by Daisy Hyde and Shane Woolman, with tracks by Bob Andy, Shackleton, Xhin, Mungo's HiFi and more.
Hosted by Daisy Hyde and Shane Woolman, with tracks by Mika Vainio, Plastician, Ekoplekz, Drokkr and more.
Hosted by Daisy Hyde with an exclusive track by Bass Clef and more from the likes of Shiggajon, 2562, Shackleton and Kuupuu.
Hosted by Frances Morgan, with tracks by Bruno Maderna, Salvatore Sciarrino, Glynis Jones, Fred Judd, Belbury Poly, TlaoTlon and more.
Stream the latest edition of The Wire's regular broadcast on NTS Live. Hosted by Daisy Hyde and Shane Woolman, with tracks by Smith & Mighty, Yør, Sepalcure, Regis, Bass Clef, Atom™ and more.
Hosted by Derek Walmsley, with Vatican Shadow, Lucio Capece, Cristian Vogel, Conrad Schnitzler, Don Preston and more.
Hosted by Derek Walmsley, with tracks by Ákos Rózmann, Ampax Catalog, Oranj Punjabi, Wolfram Wire and more.
Hosted by Derek Walmsley, with tracks by Sean McCann & Matthew Sullivan, Conrad Schnitzler, Robbie Basho, MC Shan and more.
Hosted by Chris Bohn, with tracks by Rick Potts, Matching Mole, Carter Tutti Void, Sachiko & Rinji Fukuoka and more.
Hosted by Derek Walmsley, with tracks from Predicate, Mary Halvorson Quintet, Heatsick, Atom™ and more.
Hosted by Daisy Hyde and Shane Woolman.
Hosted by Derek Walmsley, with a collage of tracks and spoken word by Heatsick aka Steven Warwick, the Berlin based producer/performer.
Listen to the third Critical Beats panel discussion with Simon Reynolds, Joe Muggs, and Lisa Blanning.
This week's show was a repeat of our 16 February edition revisiting the music of the crucial and recently reactivated UK reggae and dancehall empire Fashion.
Hosted by Chris Bohn, with tracks by the Mary Halvorson Quintet, Boguslaw Schaeffer, Aaron Dilloway, Tenniscoats and more.
Hosted by Daisy Hyde and Shane Woolman
This edition revisits the music of the crucial and newly reactivated UK reggae and dancehall empire Fashion. Aligned with the Dub Vendor shop in South London, Fashion sprung up in the early 80s with cuts from a host of home-grown and relatively unknown reggae vocalists, and as the decade rolled on, became an essential part of the 'fast chat' school of reggae DJing, an essential building block of 1990s Jungle. Hosted by Derek Walmsley
Hosted by Lisa Blanning.
Listen to the second Critical Beats discussion at Stratford Circus, with George Mahood, Martin Clark and Stuart Baker.
Talking Black Power/Black Music with Pat Thomas, author of Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965–1975 on the line from Seattle.
Hosted by Chris Bohn, with tracks by Itta, Wire, Oren Ambarchi, Asi Mina, Mars, The Complainer and more.
Hosted by Lisa Blanning, with a Lil B special (featured on the cover of The Wire 336).
Hosted by Daisy Hyde and Shane Woolman. Unfortunately, due to a technical mishap, the show was not recorded.