dash and father’s awful sexy valentine’s mix

Soundtrack your v-day with a mix made by the mom and dad of Awful Records.

by Frankie Dunn
14 February 2017, 3:00pm

Dash and Father, sitting in a tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G! These two are the very definition of couple goals. When you've got a special someone by your side, everything is possible and anything goes. Big fans of Valentine's Day, we called on the pair to channel their burning love into a mix, Father taking the first half, Dash taking the second. The result is something you can play over and over this V-Day. Moving from the classic hip hop and R&B sounds of Father into the alt rock and funk of Dash, the mix ties everything together with the romantic dialogues from Cruel Intentions, and has us all at once falling in love and feeling sexy.

Happy Valentine's from i-D to you, courtesy of the coolest couple we know! ♥

Hi heartbreakers. In your opinion, what is the greatest love song of all time?
Dash: James Blake's Love Me In Whatever Way.
Father: This is an impossible question to answer, but I'm going to go off on a limb and say Ja Rule & Ashanti, Always on Time.

And the sexiest song ever?
Father: If we're talking about throwbacks, 112, Anywhere.
Dash: Weeknd, What You Need.

Who is your favourite fictional couple?
Father: Sailor Neptune and Uranus
Dash: I would say Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask, but he's kind of a fuckboy.

What's the most romantic thing you've ever done?
Both: We flew to New York, stayed in this ritzy ass hotel just to see James Blake. No business moves or anyone else intruding on us.

How do you know when you're in love?
Father: When I get anxiety about if the other person is safe when we're not together.
Dash: When I can 100% be myself; the good, the bad, whatever.

Tell us about your first kiss...
Father: I honestly don't remember, they were all half-assed up until the two of us met. So nothing before that seems important.
Dash: I was 14 at a Halloween Party. It felt like an indie romcom.

Have you ever had a really weird crush?
Father: Like a step-sister, cousin, or some shit? Nah, not at all.
Dash: I had this really weird crush on this girl we went to college with. Unfortunately we never got to hook up.

What're your plans for February 14th?
Father: Figuring that out now, I'm really bad at planning romantic excursions. I make all these sexy ass songs, but I can't plan a date to save my life.

Describe your perfect date.
Father: Beach house or some sort of waterfront property. A really nice vacation house that I don't own. I love running amuck in somebody else's shit. Cook a nice meal, good liquor, throw in a fur rug. The rest can write itself. Just long as I'm not at my own crib.
Dash: Couch, wine, and documentaries.

Read: When a bunch of outsiders joined forces and began making music, they didn't just find each other, they made each other. Welcome to Atlanta's Awful Records.


Text Frankie Dunn
Artwork Rachel Stanton

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