Next to emerge from the burgeoning group of unlikely saviours during Quarantine is No Signal and the inaugural season of #NS10v10. Without exaggerating, the No Signal team have renewed radio as a meaningful tool for impacting and connecting with a generation of listeners that have seemingly replaced it with streaming.
Also pretty ironically, No signal have ignited a keen spirit of community during what’s supposed to be isolation – a pleasant diversion from the shade and hate-comments we see on Twitter every day.
If you aren’t familiar with the show however, the concept is pretty simple. Two DJ’s play 10 classic tracks from the back catalogue of two select artists and we, the listeners get to decide who the winner is.
Yesterday’s clash a highly anticipated showdown between arguably two of the most talented group acts of our generation. Past versus present. Nostalgia versus the leading edge. N-Dubz versus Wstrn, of course.
A fiercely contested battle it was, but N-Dubz emerged victorious. In spite of the valid arguments that their music “wasn’t timeless” and “wouldn’t survive our current soundscape”, the nostalgia their songs evoke was enough to secure the majority vote. Check out the results and some hilarious responses to them below!