It hasn't even been a year since the release of 669 but it feels like forever ago. The things that Anders and the NST team have accomplished since then almost seem surreal when we look back it.
This past Monday, March 5th, we held a private listening party in collaboration with our Remy Martin family for 500-600 friends and fans at Free Space in Toronto. We didn't expect a line up like that so early, and we definitely didn't expect to close the doors so early because of capacity issues. Our sincerest apologies to anyone who couldn't get in to be with us - we truly have some incredible support from you guys.
The energy and love in the space was so real, it was actually overwhelming.
I don't think seeing fans sing out the words can ever get old. Monday night was definitely one for the books and was definitely one of the best parties we've ever thrown.
As always, big thanks to our Remy fam for their love and continued support. Thanks to Jeff, Chris and Christina of Free Space/Creator Class for allowing us to celebrate such an important milestone in their space. To Unimerce for being such an amazing host and the entertaining interview she conducted with Anders before the Listening Party. To Xavier Pierre and JAYEMKAYEM for making sure vibes were lit all night, to our NST team who worked tirelessly to prep and run the night and making sure everything was executed flawlessly. To the producers: LUCA, FrancisGotHeat, Jordon Manswell, Bizness Boi, S.LM.N., Countach, and J.Valle we're excited for the world to hear and fall in love with this project. To Dot Da Engineer, thank you for making everyone's hardwork sound so so good. To our documenters: Jackson, Curtis, Clay, 24dripp and the photo booth team from the Mariner Agency - thank you for immortalizing our moments. To our GFC and Lost and Found family, you've played a huge part in our growth, thank you for everything. To the fans, the friends, and the fam who have supported in their own ways and their own relationships - we see you and won't forget you. Lastly, a very big shout out to Jessie Reyez and her team for coming through to support, that meant the world to us and helped solidify #TWOSday as a moment in Toronto history. Its only been a short while, but know that we're going to keep grinding and push this all the way. We owe it to all of you and for what you've done for us.
Thank you for being on this journey with us and seeing something special in what it is we're doing.
NST in this bitch.
It’s phenomenal to see the growth with each successive event that we do and always a memorable experience to meet everyone first hand that’s supporting from our city. Last Monday we held our music video premiere event for “You For You” and the turn out, reaction, and energy was even crazier than “Diamonds”!
On behalf of anders and NST, I’d like to give a big shout out to Karena Evans and the entire Popp Rok production team for making this music video come to life. Shout outs as well to Kelsey Munro for being and looking fantastic as our lead, Amin & Phil from OneMethod for hosting us, Remy Martin for their continued belief and trust, LUCA for producing this masterpiece, our DJ Xavier Pierre, Clarance, Ace, High Jack, Jackson, Tony, Gerard, Curtis, Alexandra, Emily and the rest of the staff involved in making this event such a success.
Without each and every person showing the team love and supporting the movement, none of this is possible. We’re working on some things for the New Year and have some exciting things cooking up for you guys.
We held an event to premiere "Diamonds" a few weeks back at a homie's studio.
It was Anders' first video and the official unveiling of his face.
I'd like to think I've been fortunate to experience some really special things in my lifetime, but I cant remember the last time I felt that excited and overwhelmed. The reaction and energy from all our friends, family and fans in that room was indescribable. They cheered when they saw his face, at the cinematic shots of the Ferrari, when the NST fam was on screen! It was definitely something Im sure we'd never forget.
Big thanks to Remy Martin and GFC (Get Fresh Company) as always for their continued support. Shouts to our Director Elliot Clancy Osberg , Brian Gregory, Gavin Sheppard and Quiet As Kept. Of course to FrancisGotHeat and S.L.M.N. Thanks to our lovely lead Emma Janelle, to Brian and Shane, our DJ Xavier Pierre, Clarance, Ace, High Jack and to Chris, Christine and Jay Wills from documenting the night for us.
And to everyone that attended, that has been supporting our movement, from near or far, thank you so much. Thanks for making this real. And if you haven't seen the official "Diamonds" yet, do yourself a favour and check it out HERE.
NST in this b*tch!
There's a feeling that's hard to describe when you successfully create something that only existed in your head or your own little work space, and you manage to bring it to life and share it with those around you. That's what the debut Toronto listening session for '669' felt like back in May.
Now multiply that feeling by ten. That's what bringing the music to LA felt like this past week.
It was truly an incredible experience for the entire team to connect with every single one of you guys, whether you knew all the words to the EP or you were hearing it for the very first time.
Thank you all for giving us this experience, and allowing us to share the music with you.
Much respect and gratitude for the entire team at Grey Matter for hosting us and being the perfect venue space for this event. Thank you to Remy Martin for the continued support and being the liquid foundation to all of our good nights.
We hope to see everyone soon as we continue on this journey.
Listen to '669' by anders here:
SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/andersnst/sets/669a-1