Go into east London with Superimpose’s snapshot of life at internet broadcaster, NTS Radio.
NTS Radio’s ethos is best described by Martin Stiksel, Last.fm’s founder: “NTS is radio for music lovers, it’s not about pleasing everybody.” In Superimpose’s short film, Set Apart, just about everyone relevant to the subject shares their thoughts on NTS. Focusing on the station’s drive to reflect London accurately, the film shows you everything they’re trying to convey, from the fast weaving city amongst the slick lines of Liverpool Street, to the colourful shop fronts of Daltson, all tied together by the ticking tube lines.
Sadly and inevitably, the film touches on the gentrification of east London and makes it clear to see why set-ups like NTS’ are so important to the city. Despite fears that we’re the gentrification generation, all fashionably bearded and artisan coffee drinking, Femi Adeyemi, NTS’ founder can dispel any worries you might have about London’s undergrounders going extinct any time soon. “You can dig deep in London, you’d still never get the bottom of it,” he says, “I’ve been doing that for 14 years and I still haven’t scratched the surface.”