i-D’s musical class of 2016
With 2015 almost done, we're looking forward to the new sounds that are going to define the next year. From YGG to Neverland Clan, Kamixlo to Zak Abel, here's everything you need to know about the musicians who'll be soundtracking 2016.
With a new year upon us, we unveil our favorite new musicians of right here, right now. Whether the straight-up back-to-back bars of grime trio YGG, the infinite nomadic artistry of Neverland Clan (co-signed by Virgil Abloh and Skepta), Mabel's sumptuously sculpted R&B or Zak Abel's divinely thoughtful soul, we've fallen hook, line and sinker for the sounds of these nine new acts. Who can resist the Blue Daisy-backed Connie Constance and her sublime Stars, producer and DJ Kamixlo's contrary compositions, GIRLI's chaotic cybergoth, the dirty disco pop of five-piece Nimmo or multi-instrumentalist Georgia's tribal tribulations? The following nine acts are all about the sound of right here, right now… bring the noise!
Photography Olivia Rose
Hair Jose Quijano at D+V Management using L'Oreal professional
Make-up Thom Walker using MAC
Photography assistance Rowan Hall
Styling assistance Bojana Kozarevic, Siobhan Wood, Issy Martin
Hair assistance Nicola Harrowell-Browne
Make-up assistance Famida Ayub, Ruth Coutinho