When l was growing up l relied on mixtapes from my mates to find out about new music. One of the reasons my older brother still hates me is because l used to brutalise his record collection. Robbing Radiohead albums and Bloodhound Gang CDs that the local Woolworths refused sell to me, because at 27 l still look 16 and when l was 16 l looked seven. l would return borrowed items to his room, scratched, worn out and unplayable. Our relationship paid the price. l shifted the blame onto the overzealous cashier who refused to serve me down 'Our Price'. Times have changed. Soundcloud makes life a whole lot easier. Nearly all good music is accessible via this revolutionary, online community. Nearly being the operative, but frustrating word. Yesterday we posted our favourite tracks from the past year, up on the i-D Soundcloud account. However a few choice artists we equally adore prefer to remain more illusive. Refraining from sharing their sounds up on the cloud. To show them the love they deserve, we created this space just for them. Look below.
Alex Turner has honed his craft to a fine art, of which now he is now the master. The Arctic Monkeys released their fifth studio album to date this year. The band defined a noughties moment, epitomising a distinct and classic kind of polished style. Despite the genre they promoted then being less popular today, the Arctics continue to remain of cult status. Produced by Simian mobiles James Ford, the tracks trippy video was directed by legendary filmmaker Nabil. Why'd you only call me when you high is pure, polished brilliance.