Booooom! Odd Future, T-Pain, Wiley, The Weeknd, James Blake, Frank Ocean, Zombie Disco Squad. i-D Online’s May Mixtape has landed. We run a damn strict door policy when it comes to the standards we uphold for each track on our monthly mixtape. It’s gotta be infectious, hold bare rhythm or be pulling at some serious heartstrings to get our attention. Sifting through the daily mailbag of beat-infested gold dust that we get showered with over here at i-D towers, we like to think we know a good tune when it drops and this twenty-strong song compendium is a testament to our pure good taste (we hope you agree?!) Paying attention to the material that’s been top of your pops on airwaves and dancefloors, we’ve rounded up the troops and picked our team, fighting for your right to party; Crookers, James Blake, Riz MC, Kreashawn, Beaty Heart and Cults are in our corner. Do you read us? You need to be listening to this mixtape right here, right now. So, push the button. Fixing-up the front-end, Hazel Castle is the West Midlands based illustrator who worked her magic on this month’s mixtape artwork. Etching a pretty girl winking away, i-D style, she dreamed up the cover girl right from her imagination. Soon to graduate, Hazel works primarily with lead in hand and speaking about her inspiration she simply says, “My work obtains inspiration from the female form, fashion and contemporary culture.” We hope you enjoy the show. Click here to see our full monthly mixtape back catalogue.
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