i-D june mixtape 2014
June has been the month for music. With artists like SBTRKT, Grimes and Pusha T putting out the freshest songs, I really don't know how July is going to compete. Tune into the music and get into those variable rhythms.
We might not have had the football, but we've had the weather and the music to keep us going this month.
Introducing the June Mixtape, featuring 26 of our favourite tracks from the past 30 days, we kick off with the almighty Duke DuMont and what will likely be his third Number 1!
From there, we traverse genre, taking in Wave Racers joyous refix of Foster The People, Grimes and Blood Diamond ethereal pairing and Lil Silva's rambunctious Mabel.
There's also brand new offerings from Vic Mensa, Jessie Ware and Jax Jones, before Dizzee Rascal teams up with Fekky for a reworking of Sittin' Here, from his Mercury Prize winning album, Boy In Da Corner.
Talking of Grime, check out tracks by Preditah and his brother, C4, towards the end of the mixtape. We let Common close things out - you know it makes sense.
Artwork this month comes courtesy of Zara Elissa Tisma, a contemporary artist specialising in drawing and print-making, which facilitate the act of thinking, documenting both conscious and subconscious rational and reasoning. See more of Zara's work here.
Text and selection: Hattie Collins
Artwork: Zara Elissa Tisma