Sounds That Made Me | The Greatest Song from Liverpool
If you're familiar with NTS Radio's impressive schedule, you should know that all the DJs and presenters involved have an enviable musical background which allows them to draw inspiration from various genres for their immersive shows. From experimental electronica to heavy metal and Caribbean music, the Hackney-based online radio features performances that immaculately embody the cultural soundscape of the genres explored. To do so, it offers space to connoisseurs who can faithfully represent those sonic environments.
Saturday mornings are a moment of calmness and tranquillity that calls for music that’s soothing as well as engaging – and Macca, with his The One Glove Breakfast Show, has the critical responsibility of setting the weekend mood for NTS listeners.
In Sounds That Made Me, the Liverpool-native introduces us to the first-ever track he played on The One Glove Breakfast Show: The Real Thing’s “Liverpool Medley”. A three-part track consisting of “Liverpool Eight”, “Children of the Ghetto” and “Stanhope Street”, it’s not the bands’ most recognisable song, but one that’s left a mark on Macca’s own journey in its proud empowerment of his home community.
Watch the full feature to learn how the radio host and DJ unearths forgotten tunes from the 1970s to curate his unique musical point of view, continuing to build a show that feels coherent and addictive despite the broad array of genres and atmospheres explored.
What moment of sound changed your life? In our Sounds That Made Me series, we drop in on journalists, researchers, and sound connoisseurs to ask them this very question. What we hear sheds light on the depth of music’s personal and cultural impact…
Writer | Marco Sebastiano Alessi
Marco is an Italian music producer, composer and writer. He’s the founder of Naviar Records, a music community and record label exploring the connection between experimental electronic music and traditional Japanese poetry.