NTS Birthday ALL DAY w/ A Guy Called Gerald & Marcellus Pittman [28.5.12]

Proper celebrations for everyone’s favourite addition to the London scene and digital airwaves; NTS have turned one and are throwing an all day and night party to help spread the vibes.

Events kick off at the station’s home in Gillett Square, Dalston with NTS family manning the decks from 1pm onwards. Break at 8:30 to get to the as of yet unannounced East London venue for the warehouse segment of the night, headlined by A Guy Called Gerald and Marcellus Pittman in the main room, with Kutmah and Moxie among the highlights in Room 2.

Just a reminder; Marcellus Pittman is the man. As a DJ he smacks it every time, and the weight of his releases are just as top-shelf reliable. It was through Pittman that I first discovered the sound of the Motor City, and Erase The Pain is still one of the great plates. If you’ve not seen him play before he’s worth the price of entry alone.

The whole thing’s happening 28th of the month, check the link here for tickets to the warehouse event after-hours. Flyer above, full details below, hopefully see you there.

via NTS Radio / RA

It’s been a year since we launched, and we’re immensely proud of what we’ve achieved since last April, not least is the station running smoothly with over 130 shows but we’ve been out to Spain to broadcast from Sonar, to the Isle Of Wight for Bestival, down the road for Field Day and over to Wales for Freerotation.

On top of that the list of guests we’ve had in our little studio shack is nothing if not impressive: Thundercat, James Pants, Mark Pritchard & Steve Spacek (both as Africa Hi-Tech and individually), Kassem Mosse, Samiyam, Moodymann, Kyle Hall, Joy Orbison, Kan Zulu, Owiny Sigoma Band, Gilles Peterson, Ron Morelli, Bo Ningen, Roots Manuva and no doubt many more we can’t remember.

Not forgetting our own programming that exhibits as much breadth and diversity as anywhere else we know of; with shows ranging from arts discussion pieces to the most weird and wonderful music, and hosts from those who are old hands to those who had never done any radio before.

In honour of all this we’re having a party, and we’ve invited some extremely special guests to join a few hosts from our own roster and we’d love you to join us.

Where to start… Pioneer of Acid House and producer of the classic ‘Voodoo Ray’, founding member of 808 State, provided the blueprint for what would become jungle and drum and bass with early releases on his Juice Box label, collaborative work with Goldie and still prolifically releasing music… An undisputed legend, we feel priveleged to have A Guy Called Gerald headline our birthday.

We’re proud to welcome one of the Motor City’s finest to play our birthday, known for his own output across Theo Parrish’s Sound Signature and Omar-S’ FXHE labels as well as on his own Unirhythm imprint he also constitutes one part of The Three Chairs alongside Rick Wilhite, Kenny Dixon Jr. (Moodymann) and Theo Parrish and with Parrish and Omar-S as the T.O.M. Project – some CV. Famed for his rugged, deep house DJ sets (check his FACT mix here: http://www.factmag.com/2010/11/12/fact-mix-201-marcellus-pittman/) we knew we wanted him for our party.

Co-founder of East Village Radio in New York, where she also hosts a weekly show focusing on unearthing synth -based electronic pop music from the 70s and 80s, a genre which has come to be known as ‘minimal wave’. Inspired by the music for her shows, ‘Minimal Wave’ the label was born; forming an outlet for re-issuing her discovered gems. Brought to a wider audience when she and Stones Throw’s Peanut Butter Wolf compiled ‘The Minimal Wave Tapes’ last year, volume two is out later this month. After seeing her play a brilliant set of italo-disco, house and her own minimal wave rarities last year at Huntley & Palmers we had to get her over…

Check out an archive of old Minimal Wave radio shows here: http://www.eastvillageradio.com/shows/nowplaying.aspx?contentid=1280&showid=63754

You can catch FunkinEven monthly on NTS’ airwaves, his show, much like his music, is dedicated to electronic music through the decades from Kraftwerk to the Neptunes via Masters At Work and Prince. Responsible for a slew of heavy tracks on Eglo Records, and more recently his own Apron Records.

Check him out on NTS here: http://ntslive.co.uk/?author=138

Host of the inimitable Sketchbook Radio on NTS, Kutmah made his name as a talented DJ in LA as part of the dublab crew, one of the key bases in the LA beat movement. Now residing in London, he has just compiled the second compilation in Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Family series. Listen to his NTS show here: http://ntslive.co.uk/?author=27

THESHINING is the united talents of Morgan Zarate and Acyde. Zarate, known as one third of Spacek and off his Hyperdub EP from last year collaborates with Acyde to create music with shreds of hip-hop, psych, soul, check their single on Young Turks ‘Hey You’ – not only making fine music they combine to make a fierce DJ pairing.

You might know them from their parties at Plastic People; Benny Blanco, Judah and NTS bossman Mr Wonderful are NONSENSE DJ’s – their great sets spanning everything from hip-hop to Chicago house and Detroit techno.

DJ’s Rags, Budgie, Khalil and Snips are Livin’ Proof – delivering the best in hip-hop on NTS and at their monthly parties.http://ntslive.co.uk/?author=36

You might have caught her down at Benji B’s monthly session Deviation or playing anything from soul to grime on her bi-weekly NTS show. http://ntslive.co.uk/?author=25

Real house music and Detroit-flavoured techno, all put together with loft party vibes – check his NTS show here: http://ntslive.co.uk/?author=58

Crucially, not forgetting it’s also a BRING YOUR OWN BOOZE affair…