Some people were cool when they were at school, others weren’t. We’ve done our homework for this month’s mixtape, so you don’t have to. Joe Goddard, Eats Everything, Nicolas Jaar, Shlohmo, Fur Coat, Soul Clap, Claude VonStroke, Wiley Brenmar, Ifan Dafydd, Kindness and Zomby are masters of class. Listen now. Thank us after.
Straight A+ student, i-D online is back to school after a brief period spent in recession, attending LFW. Gallantly perched front row hanging with Azealia, Lana, Kanye, Tinie and Pixie, i-D has been way busy collecting winks from the runway through to the red carpet . Laying witness to some incredible shows, Old Blighty welcomed the return of Moschino Cheap and Chic, Alexander McQueen (via diffusion line McQ) and Stella McCartney to our shores and took pride in the calibre of creative quality our little island kindles. When it comes to style, i-D is all about originality, straight-up. We feel the same way about what we wear as we do about what we listen to. From deep house, through to sketched-out, ambient electronica, over to upfront folk and over to all-American hip-hop anthems, this month’s SoundCloud soundscape scales epic and eclectic tracks to bring you a round up of the very best beats about. Standard.
Rhianna, Wiley, Kanye, A$AP, J. Cole and Drake have dropped dope tings throughout February. Whilst slowly burning, new talents Rhye, Shlohmo, Evian Christ, Perfume Genius and D-E-W-L have filtered through their atmospheric sounds on the peripheries of major label action. Big today or tomorrow, this mixtape is a melting pot of potential. Get sprung let’s hear it for Spring. Hip-hop HOORAY!
Miss Daisy de Villeneuve is the cartoon creative behind this month’s mixtape cover art. Pretty young flower, Daisy is very fond of felt tips. Studying Fashion and Fine Art at Parsons School of Design, she’s the Transatlantic talent who moonlights as a model. Featuring in campaigns for Gap and Uniqlo, she’s based in London and signed to Premier. Collaborating with big brands including Nike, Moet et Chardon, Topshop and The V&A, young artist Daisy is always busy with some brightly coloured project. Her latest? i-D online’s February mixtape of course!
Text and selection: Milly McMahon
Artwork: Daisy de Villeneuve