music week


These musicians from Asia are defining a new era

From innovators to traditionalists, here are ten artists from Asia making waves around the world.
Shaad D’Souza

Crush reflects on lockdown and his isolation album 'homemade'

When COVID-19 cancelled the Korean R&B singer's tour he turned his attention to creating an album under isolation.
Elaine YJ Lee

the best and worst music interviews we've ever done

​To close out this week’s music takeover, we asked our nearest and dearest to tell us their highs – and lows – of music journalism. From Wiley making omelettes to a shouty Michelle Williams, here are some of the best / worst / mad / bad interviews...
i-D Team

the a-z of musical subcultures

From the daytimers to the fast chatters, the voguers and the wild ones, we pay our respects to the above and below scenes that have defined our musical landscape. Get ready to go deep.
Matthew Whitehouse

from murkage to mealworms, mike skinner reveals some of his favorite things

The Streets frontman discusses whether insects are the new sushi, going back in time with Churchill and the return of UK Funky.
Grant Brydon

attitude, beatz and brilliant lyrics with pop rock's savior, charli xcx

We meet the singer, songwriter and part-time rapper spearheading a new golden era of pop, with her new album Sucker, out today.
Courtney DeWitt

boiler room’s most iconic moments

The Boiler Room staff break down their favorite moments from five years of live streaming shows across the globe, as part of their takeover of
i-D Team

selecting the selectors and curating the curators — exploring the boiler room archives

As part of Boiler Room's takeover of, its Editor-in-Chief, Joe Muggs, discusses the site's approach to genre, building an archive and the joy of discovery.
Joe Muggs

the a-z of pop

​To celebrate the release of The Music Issue, we kick off the week with the A-Z of Pop. From the debate of Authenticity to Zayn Malik's single, loose strand of hair (that's probably prettier than your whole face, as a Directioner tweeted) read on to...
Michael Cragg

global dancefloor: madrid

For Music Week, i-D editors around the globe are giving you the lowdown on the best places to get down, telling us about the clubs that currently enjoy legendary status in their home cities. We kick the series off by heading to Madrid, where gay party...
Vicente Ferrer