Like this? You’ll love our new night.
i-D MIX 04-04-12
This is the time. i-D’s mixtape has a new spiritual home, a once a month live music event, hosted at XO BAR (just above XOYO), headlined by our favourite artists and DJs. Live and online for little over seven months, the i-D mixtape series has pumped some proverbial iron for time now. Flexing every blog and straining record crate digging muscles you never knew existed, our MP3 seeking skills are now so well-honed, no decent tunes escape us.
For April, we didn’t have to look too far. LDN is the go-to-city for the world’s biggest and best. A$AP, Drake, OFWGKTA, Nico Jaar, Claude Von Stroke and J.Phlip have all travelled oceans for the pleasure of some English attention, selling out Brixton’s O2 Academy, CARGO and a scattering of secret locations up and down the country. Our ears have been burning and our eyes have not been sleeping, so tonight we want to take things down a level…
i-D online is here to bring good music to you on a level. As we open the doors at 8PM, there will be good company, cocktails and amazing music on tap. Warming up the early birds, opening act Beaty Heart will throw down their DJ set from 8pm before i-D clambers behind the decks equipped with nothing but the April Mixtape and a smile. Our top secret artist will then be revealed, before certified dude Brey adopts his rightful place in the booth to chime out some of his much hyped material ahead of headliner Geddes.
If you like deep house, hip-hop, techno, disco or garage, Nicki Minaj, Jamie Jones, SBTRKT, Jai Paul, Jessie Ware, Gang Colours, Kendrick Lamar or Art Department you’ll love what we’ve gone and done on the i-D SoundCloud. Head over there before heading over to XO BAR, Cowper Street tonight.
Drawer, designer, director and do’er of whatever, Chrissie Abbott is the fair-haired, JaguarShoes artist who lives in Hackney and loves technicolor. i-D commissioned the spotless mind to pattern the April mixtape for us, check out her mind bending GIF, it’s i-Ncredible! Recently featured in mainstream culture shy publication FHM as a talent worthy of watching, her psychedelic, 3D designs have adorned limited edition collections of crockery, newspaper supplements, snowboards, T-shirts and many a gallery wall. Regularly commissioned to create cover art for albums and EPs, Little Boots, Diagrams and Patrick Wolf all front Chrissie’s handiwork on their latest releases. And now she can add a magnificent i-D mixtape GIF to her CV and her screen-saver!
Text and selection: Milly McMahon
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