adi­das Orig­i­nals team up with NTS Radio

Football jerseys with a shout out to East London’s favourite Caribbean take-away, Peppers and Spice.

adi­das Orig­i­nals have announced their lat­est col­lab­o­ra­tion – this time with Hack­ney-born NTS Radio. Fea­tur­ing a range of NTS-reg­u­lars from Lee Scratch Per­ry and Ms. Car­rie Stacks, to James Mas­si­ah and Kelsey Lu, the pair­ing is in-keep­ing with NTS’s core val­ues: com­mu­ni­ty spir­it with a glob­al out­look (tune in to Lon­don, Los Ange­les, Shang­hai and Man­ches­ter live), and a deep appre­ci­a­tion for under­ground music and alter­na­tive culture. 

The 8-piece foot­ball inspired col­lec­tion is released under the title Don’t Assume’ – NTS’s long-stand­ing tagline bor­rowed from a free-jazz LP by singer Mag­gie Nico­las and pianist Peter Nu, which ends on the last refrain: Don’t assume, don’t assume, there’s no room to assume”, and includes adi­das Orig­i­nals’ lat­est SPRT’ track­suit, and home, away and goal­keep­er jer­seys with match­ing shorts, along­side black, white and green hood­ed sweat­shirts. Mean­while, the foot­ball jer­seys fea­ture spon­sor­ship from East London’s favourite Caribbean take-away spot Pep­pers and Spice (locat­ed on Balls Pond Road) that fea­tured on the late (and great) Antho­ny Bourdain’s TV series Parts Unknown.

To cel­e­brate, NTS hav select­ed a diverse group of res­i­dents, friends and fam­i­ly who rep­re­sent the dis­tinct inclu­siv­i­ty of the radio sta­tion. Each artist will also present a spe­cial one-off Don’t Assume radio show live on NTS. List­ings below.

NTS Radio’s Don’t Assume:

ANU / 11AM BST May 25th

Anu is an illus­tra­tor and a res­i­dent DJ on NTS Radio. Her far-reach­ing taste has her in hot demand in clubs and fes­ti­vals across Europe.

JAMES MAS­SI­AH / 11am BST May 23rd

James is a poet, musi­cian and DJ from South Lon­don as like­ly to be found play­ing out in a club as he is host­ing poet­ry read­ings in a gallery.

KEDR LIVAN­SKIY / 11am BST May 24th

Kedr Livan­skiy is a musi­cian and artist from Rus­sia. Her recent LP was pro­duced in col­lab­o­ra­tion with GOST ZVUK’s Flaty, released on elec­tron­ic label 2MR.

KELSEY LU / 3pm BST May 20th

Song­writer and cel­list Kelsey Lu was raised in North Car­oli­na but now resides in Los Ange­les, and has col­lab­o­rat­ed with every­one from Blood Orange to Jamie XX

LEE SCRATCH PER­RY / 12pm BST May 21st

Jamaica’s most icon­ic dub pro­duc­er, with over a thou­sand releas­es to his name from the likes of Bob Mar­ley, The Clash and Beast­ie Boys.

MS CAR­RIE STACKS / 11am BST May 22nd

One third of cult Lon­don par­ty crew PDA, Ms Car­rie Stacks has pre­vi­ous­ly released exper­i­men­tal R’n’B music under the name of Lar­ry B.

TOMASA DEL REAL / 12pm BST May 28th

Tomasa Del Real is a Chilean artist and self-described reg­gaetón nerd’, wide­ly cred­it­ed with pio­neer­ing the Neop­erreo’ subgenre.

VEG­YN / 10pm BST May 26th

NTS res­i­dent host and founder of the PLZ Make It Ruins label, Veg­yn has lent his pro­duc­tion abil­i­ties to Frank Ocean and Travis Scott.

The col­lec­tion will be released on 25th May in adi­das Orig­i­nals stores, online and through NTS distribution


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