Born ready, i-D online’s November mixtape is a melting pot of proper hot, pedigree chunk-sized choons: 2 Bears, Maya Jane Coles, Jaymo and Andy George, Iggy Azalea, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib bring it with their spirit-laced, sound-bite sensations. Get high, press play.
Don’t get stressed, be an extension of the best, enter i-D online’s sonic sphere of phonetic perfection. Lie down, stand up and stop. Good things should be savoured and no matter how fast-paced your life is, the only thing that should be getting your undivided attention is the downpour of snowball streams that we’re bringing. November has brought nothing but long nights and stormy weather and when the heavens open over i-D towers, we pour our hearts out through the medium of dance. Button-up and pack a mac, ‘cos this month’s play-pen of tuneful infants is fully-equipped to pelt you with a heavy coating of super slick mixes.
With the electronic likes of Storm Queen, Elphino, Blawan, L-Vis, Tale Of Us, A1 and Erol Sabadosh flanked by straight-talking, fast chatterers Lil Wayne, Azealia Banks, Daley and THEESatisfaction, topped off with the more ambient likes of Iceage, Aaron Ross and Sunless ’97, this is music to get your sweat on to. Drippingly decent.
University of the Arts graduate and East London skinhead Daniel David Freeman is the cheeky scamp behind this month’s inspired, cassette box cover-art. A man of many talents, he’s resident illustrator for DIY T-shirt label Ranks, right-hand man to Get Me! ring leader, Alexander Hislop and a part-time DJ too. Double D spends most of his time with his best pals; ‘Pen’ and ‘Paper’, that’s when he isn’t travelling about town faster than a speeding bullet on his bike or hanging out with the lads down at Leisure. Working for himself, Daniel’s open to new friends and new opportunities so hit him up if you’re after something sketchy, he enjoys drawing people. Fact.
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Text and selection: Milly McMahon
Illustration: Daniel David Freeman