Chicago

Music

meet the next wave of DJs shaking up chicago's storied music scene

i-D talked to the DJs breaking down barriers in the industry, normalizing gender equality, and asserting their presence in shaping Chicago’s DJ culture.
Michaela Vargas
7.30.19
Music

mister wallace is the ‘cool mom’ of queer hip-hop in chicago

On their debut album, COOL MOM, Mister Wallace bridges the gap between their biological family and their chosen family.
Sarah Gooding
12.17.18
News

watch the first trailer for lena waithe's chicago coming-of-age series

The "Master of None" Emmy-winner returns to her South Side hometown for "The Chi."
Hannah Ongley
11.16.17
Music

watch charli xcx and halsey nail 'wannabe' by the spice girls

Slam your body down and wind it all around!
Abraham Martinez
8.7.17
Culture

eight chicago couples talk connection and creativity

The Windy City's lovers, best friends, siblings, roommates, collaborators, and dance partners shed some light on love and life this Valentine's Day.
i-D Staff
2.14.17
News

pink floyd's pigs may fly at chicago's trump tower

‘One pig for each of the four years the world will need to endure the Trump presidency.’
Salvatore Maicki
12.6.16
Chicago

meet chicago's cool kids, straight up!

Birthplace to some of the world's most influential music movements and artists, photographer Lillie Eeiger hits Chicago to capture its street style and find out what's inspiring the young, bright things that make Chi-Town so exciting.
i-D Staff
10.5.16
Music

how pusha t is helping change public school arts education

We traveled to Chicago with the rap legend and G.O.O.D. Music President as he takes on a brand new role: mentoring music students in under-funded public schools about making a career in the industry.
Emily Manning
9.27.16
Music

how chicago's black youth inspired an unreleased david bowie album

Bowie named the scrapped project after a little-known South Side subculture.
Salvatore Maicki
9.26.16
Music

chance the rapper is giving chicago a brand new blockbuster music festival

You might love your city, but you probably don't love it quite like Chance the Rapper loves his.
Isabelle Hellyer
7.27.16
Music

i-DJ: savile and steve mizek

The Smart Bar residents go into the mix for i-D.
i-D Staff
6.2.16
Music

meet saba, chicago's newest creative force

The Chi-town polymath is our favorite new discovery, so get to know him as we premiere his new track, 'World In My Hands.'
Hattie Collins
4.20.16
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