This month i-D online is all about the mix! Nicolas Jaar, Julio Bashmore, Sinjin Hawke and Deniz Kurtel all got involved and we invested some serious elbow work into this cherry-picked edit of outstanding, original tunes. If it ain’t broke, then mix it.
Keeping their game face straight, playing each trump card intelligently, taste-making independent record labels such as Future Boogie, Dirtybird, Wolf + Lamb, House Anxiety, Hippos in Tanks and Eglo are raising the bar with their outstanding roasters, boasting bare talent. The temperature might be plummeting, but our pulses are pumping. Adeptus, Matias Aguayo, Visionquest, DRC Music and PillowTalk have joined our party, fully equipped with fresh beats bursting out of the i-D stereo speakers. BOOM. Even the unsigned artists can’t be ignored; gaining recognition all of their own volition, Piff Gang is THE British act tunnelling their way towards big things. Check ‘em out.
And now that the dirt from the festival fields has finally washed away, the time returns for us to venture back into the clubs, just as Fabric turns twelve and the Amsterdam dance event swings into full throttle. Toot toot, come aboard the club train!
Suzi Kemp is the up-beat etcher-sketcher responsible for this month’s mix-tape cover art. Studying at Brighton Uni, she has colourfully made her way on the scene equipped only with her felt-tip pens, sinister little smile and incorrigible lad-mad like behaviour. Oi Oi! Always keen to sink her gnashers into a new project she’s forever on commission, check out her work over at suzikemp.com.
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