2011 is shaping up to look right sharp for new music. With a ship-load of fresh talent making its way over from the States right now and British grime garnering some serious international attention, the scene is an eclectic hive of sounds.
Are you sitting comfortably? Then hit play, hold your breath and open your mind. This month’s i-D Online playlist has it all; from tropical to electronic; dub-rhyme to soft rock, a virtual smörgåsbord of decent beats. We kick things off with charming new vocal trillings from Jessie Ware, before diving headfirst into an old school Streets-inspired tune remixed by i-D’s next big thing Zoo Kid, before jack-knifing fast in good dance directions courtesy of Mumdance. We like to keep you on your toes, so let us take you home the scenic route. We’ve jam-packed the tail end of our mixtape full of beautiful folk-inspired dream rhythms from Sea of Bees, Marcus Foster and Magic Bullets. And for the icing on the cake, Aaron Gregory is the artist with a sense of humour who put his magic touch to this month’s mixtape artwork. If we’ve been blasting it at the i-D offices, it’s on the list. Go on, get involved and tuck into these tunes, they have plenty of flavour.
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Text and Selection: Milly McMahon