James Ferraro, TEED, Zoo Kid, Craft Spells, Kanye West and Encounters; we hope you’ll agree that January’s mixtape has it all. Forget the New Year’s diet, these tunes are seriously heavy.
January is the month for making resolutions and breaking them, for embracing opportunity and looking forward to the prospects of a new year. To kick start the new beginnings, i-D Online introduces the first in a series of monthly playlists. Scouting the nether regions of internationally undiscovered talent, then lining it up right next to some of the world’s most famous bands and artists, this is the definitive guide to what’s hot and what’s going to drop.
Good new music is in abundance right now, from the D.I.Y. sounds coming out of California to the remarkable underground remixing from Jamie XX and Zoo Kid. Whatever genre you’re into and however you like to take your music, we invite you to click, play and enjoy the tracks of tomorrow. Jaguar Shoes animator and illustrator Nicos Livesey is behind this month’s fluoro-flavoured cartoon.
Browse the full monthly mixtape catalogue by clicking here.
Text and Selection Milly McMahon
Image Nicos Livesey