Up the tempo: Julio, Eats Everything, Scuba, Disclosure, Soul Clap and Eliphino have prepared some new prime cuts, you dirty animal.
Listen to June’s mixtape live and loud tonight at XO, London. Admission’s free, all your need to know here.
The solid line-up gracing i-D’s June mixtape sticks to the formula we at i-D HQ know and love, hip-hop and house. Side-stepping our well-trodden techno and grime-laden territories, we’re exploring some soul, acid-wave and ambient mini anthems. True to form, tracks that bounce with a deep beat make the cut: Chet Falker, Slime, Baio, Maribou State, Two Inch Punch and Jakwob do their bit for the dub, tropicana and the disco scene, dropping wavy noises alongside rhythm and blues forefathers Bobby Womack and Frank Ocean.
Opening proceedings with the epic Maya Jane Cole and ending with Devlin, everything you hear on this set-list of superlative sounds is designed to inspire you to pump the volume and ignore anything but what’s going into your ears. The almighty Martin Luther King once said “as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead”, so step up and join i-D Online, as we push forward with one ambition i-N mind: let love and music unite y’all. Peace.
The eternally optimistic Philip Smiley is the man behind this month’s mixtape cover art. Inspired by the deep melodies our chosen dance music plays out, the Virgnia born, London based artist created a piece more Armageddon than dance-floor… we’re into it. Typically inspired by his rural American upbringing, Philip’s eye for detail is truly beautiful. Commissioned by the fashionable likes of COMME des GARÇONS, Burberry, Stella McCartney and b store, Philip has exhibited his work in New York, London and Sweden. No wonder he’s such a happy chappy. Cheers for the sweet sketch Philip!
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