Wednesday 4th April
+ Secret Guest
Wednesday April 4th is all about merrymaking and i-D monthly mixtape playing. Coinciding with London hotspot XOYO opening the doors of XO Bar, we’re proud to announce the arrival of i-D’s monthly mixtape night, with the first instalment featuring DJ sets from Geddes, Brey, Beaty Heart, our very own Milly McMahon and an extra-special, extra-secret guest!
Scouring record labels, gig venues, Tumblrs, blogs, iPods and zines for the latest and greatest tunes doing the new releases rounds, i-D launched our mixtape onto the webwaves back in 2011. Making many friends along the away, establishing a community of in-the-know illustrators, writers, musicians, producers, imprint workers and PRs who send MP3s our way to upload to the i-D SoundCloud, an i-Society was born! Featuring exclusive streams of previously never heard before tunes and specially curated tracks, i-D’s monthly mix is a platform and now a party!
From 4th April, one and all are welcome to join i-D online at XO Bar (it’s just upstairs from XOYO) on the first Wednesday of every month. There’ll be no guest-list and everyone is welcome for a very reasonable sum of zero pounds. Doors open at 8pm and will stay so until midnight. i-D’s monthly mix will be premiered live and loud, before a line-up of our favourite DJs and artists take centre-stage to spin their stuff behind the decks or as part of a stripped-back acoustic set. Expect techno, deep house, hip-hop, trip-pop, nu-wave, folk and experimental sounds. Streamed here for your aural pleasure is a mash-up of some of our monthly mixtape moments…
Be there or be square! We welcome you to dance, have a drink and show us your wink.
Text and selection: Milly McMahon
Artwork: Jocelyn Lloyd
Head here to see the full back catalogue of i-D’s monthly mixtapes.