Mash Up: Underground Music Champion NTS Has Partnered with Bottega Veneta for a Year-Long Series - Arts & Culture

Bottega Radio kicks off this month.

NTS has joined forces with luxury fashion house Bottega Veneta for a cultural partnership and monthly radio series. This team up aims to celebrate the craft behind music by collaborating with emerging and established musicians.

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A global music platform and radio station that broadcasts from over 60 cities every month, NTS started as a DIY passion project in Hackney in 2011. It aimed to create an alternative to stagnant mainstream radio.

Since then, NTS has expanded with permanent studios in Los Angeles, Manchester, and Shanghai. The platform has over 600 resident hosts, composed of a mix of musicians, DJs, artists, and everything in between.

NTS champions the underground scene and is a leading voice in alternative culture. over half the music played on the platform isn’t available on Spotify or Apple Music. With a growing global audience of 2.5 million monthly listeners, it broadcasts completely free of charge and without on-air advertising.

New conversations

NTS x Bottega Veneta kicks off in April, and will continue every month throughout the year. It will be opening up new conversations between the platform’s residents and guest stars through a series of collaboratively produced musical soundscapes.

The first episode features autotune enthusiast Tim Zha A.K.A. Organ Tapes working together with L.A’s Jazmin, an expert in Latin music and resident host for NTS show Como La Flor.

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The series was launched with a party at Stone Nest in London’s West End, featuring DJ sets and live performances from PLZ Make It Ruins boss and Frank Ocean collaborator Vegyn, experimental hip-hop auteur Slauson Malone, avant-R’n’B singer Liv.e and the ever-elusive Dean Blunt.

Listen back on the first episode of Bottega Radio aired on NTS 2 featuring Organ Tapes and Como La Flor here.

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