Don’t bother warming-up, i-D online’s mixtape is August’s hottest event.
For this month’s mixtape, pop stars of yesteryear Brandy, Destiny’s Child and JoJo join forces with beatmakers Boddika, Dusky and Schoolboy Q to help get you in the know about what’s good in new music. Whilst others have been exerting energy winning races, competing hard and scoring medals, i-D has been focussed on just one activity; entertaining you!
The Summer flavours feel Balearic so get set to bare your skin. Whether you’re off to Ibiza, Burning Man or braving Notting Hill Carnival, you only live once, so live young. The bold and beautiful crew included on our Pre-Fall mixtape have been busy cooking up some al fresco beats to whet your appetite for the heady nights each artist’s tunes fuel. Stand-out track and recent i-D online ‘Song of the Day’, ’All For You‘ from Andres sits snuggly alongside Vybz Cartel’s roughly brilliant ‘My Crew‘ (the official video is a must-watch). Former i-D MIX night headliner Hot Since 82 serves up 6 minutes and 42 seconds of spicy deep house whilst The LOL Boys give Carly Rae Jepsen their right royal remixing treatment. The best things in life are free. Golden sunshine, good feeling vibes and great times are priceless. Save your pennies, pound this mix.
The ruggedly handsome and artistically crafting Simon Peter Frank Cook is the allusive lad behind Stone and Spear and this month’s mixtape cover art. SPFC’s distinctive logos and signature etching techniques are uplifting, eye-catching and inspired. Shortlisted for New Designer of the Year in 2010 by Creative Review who described him as “one of the year’s most promising graduates in visual communication”, i-D also cherry-picked Simon in early 2010 as one of the top illustrators to keep one eye glued on. Recently returning from a year long stay in Paris where he was working as under Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy. Look, learn and enjoy more of his artwork here.
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