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Music

how a new generation of performers are redefining black british music in 2016

As new cultural landscapes are being formed online, Ian McQuaid investigates shifting perceptions of what black British performers can say and play.
Ian McQuaid
3.22.16
Music

memories of growing up in a one club town

As we release the video for Real Lies' new single One Club Town, we asked our friends and family to share their memories of the clubs that defined their youths.
i-D Staff
2.5.16
Music

pleasure principe! the sound of lisbon’s bairro’s won’t be stopped…

i-D and Tim and Barry meet the producers and DJ’s twisting African pop into the beautiful and brash sound of Batida.
Ian McQuaid
8.6.15
Music

the i-D guide to the music videos of the rave era

Hardcore… you know the score! Here’s eight awesome rave visuals from the 90s that you need to see. Grab your smily face t and get ready for a serious Smartie party…
Ian McQuaid
7.21.15
Music

thundercat is the virtuoso behind kendrick lamar's to pimp a butterfly

Thundercat might just be one of modern music’s most talented musicians. We meet the Kendrick Lemar and Flying Lotus collaborator who started out playing bass in seminal thrash punk band Suicidal Tendencies…
Ian McQuaid
6.9.15
Music

the records that changed mobb deep’s life

The Infamous Havoc shares the tracks of his years.
Ian McQuaid
5.5.15
Music

listen to keith charles spacebar's debut album exclusively here

Keith Charles Spacebar and Awful Records are putting their skewed outsider take to Atlanta's rap sound.
Ian McQuaid
4.29.15
POP

sophia grace and wayne j are the radically different tweens of the music scene

Jamaica's Wayne J and Essex's Sophia Grace are the 11-year-olds child stars with contrasting approaches to the world.
Ian McQuaid
1.26.15