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i-D

i-D is a British bi-monthly magazine founded in 1980 and dedicated to fashion, music, art and youth culture.

Juke Box Jury

Overview by Kathryn Flett, i-D, February 1986

i-D presents the story of the Jukebox in glamorous technicolour, taking a quick bop, swing and a jive through the story of the blues and ...

Daryl Hall: Sensitive, Solvent and Soulful: Daryl Hall

Interview by Kathryn Flett, i-D, December 1986

On the psychoanalyst's couch with Daryl Hall. The lean and leonine one gets garrulous and holds forth — Rock N' Soul, the true story, Socio-Politics, Religion, Art. ...

JM Silk, Frankie Knuckles, Jamie Principle: Time To Jack: The House Sound Of Chicago

Report and Interview by Simon Witter, i-D, Summer 1986

Is House music the latest in a long line of Urban American dancefloor explosions – or the latest in a long line of record company ...

Hot House: Staying Power

Profile and Interview by Kathryn Flett, i-D, April 1987

IN THE TWO weeks between i-D's attempt to organise an interview with Hot House and actually getting to do it they became – such is ...

Anthrax, Metallica, Slayer: The Sound of Speed, Thrash & Death Metal

Overview by Simon Witter, i-D, April 1987

In 1987, against all odds, HM has become an issue again. i-D dives into the Metal underground to find out about moshing, skateboards, and the ...

Sly & Robbie: Musclefunk Throwdown

Interview by Simon Witter, i-D, May 1987

i-D meets Sly and Robbie, whose communal, all-star jam sessions have produced Rhythm Killers, the year's most enjoyable, perfectly formed dance album. ...

The Proclaimers Shout It Out

Interview by Simon Witter, i-D, May 1987

"WE WERE playing a festival in Edinburgh and this guy comes up to us and says 'You were great!'. It was the guy behind the ...

Lyle Lovett, Nanci Griffith, Rattlesnake Annie, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Earle: Nashville Cats: Country Music In 1987 - Goldmine Or Shaft?

Report and Interview by Simon Witter, i-D, June 1987

Simon Witter travelled to Nashville to find out if there's any substance to the media'slatest rediscovery. ...

Paul Oakenfold: DJ Of The Month

Profile and Interview by Simon Witter, i-D, August 1987

PAUL OAKENFOLD, apart from being one of the harder working men in showbusiness, is a perfect example of the late 80s London soul phenomenon: the ...

Curtis Mayfield: Now More Than Ever: Curtis Mayfield

Profile and Interview by Simon Witter, i-D, September 1987

Curtis Mayfield is the music world’s most talented unsigned superstar. A working musician since the age of eight, Mayfield’s inimitable work with The Impressions and ...

Robert Cray: Stax 'N' Blues

Profile and Interview by Simon Witter, i-D, December 1987

With the highest charting blues album ever under his belt, soulful Robert Cray is laughing as he brings "my parents' music" into the '80s, and ...

Sly & The Family Stone: Stone Free: Sly Stone

Profile by Simon Witter, i-D, December 1987

Sly Stone, one of the first and greatest international black superstars, has survived unimaginable amounts of sex and drugs to be with us today. As ...

The Red Hot Chili Peppers: Tribal Sex-Funk! Starring the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Profile and Interview by Simon Witter, i-D, March 1988

Judderfunk Giants of the Hollywood Hills, and foes of all things orderly, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have just released The Uplift Mofo Party Plan, ...

George Clinton: Taking Funk Over The Hump

Profile by Simon Witter, i-D, May 1988

EXCUSE ME if I gush here, but this is a subject very close to my heart. In these days of political defeatism, sexual paranoia and ...

Andrew Weatherall: Rimini: Let's Take a Trip!

Report by Jack Barron, i-D, September 1991

Damned by the Pope as the "most debauched area in Italy", Rimini is fast becoming a Euro-clubber's hedonist mecca. And when hundreds of Brits touched ...

Brand New Heavies: May The Funk Be With You

Profile and Interview by Kodwo Eshun, i-D, April 1992

The Brand New Heavies have moved into the forefront of a new musical uprising: clubs, bands and vintage denim. The revolution is here – and ...

PJ Harvey: What Makes Polly Scream?

Interview by Simon Reynolds, i-D, October 1993

PJ Harvey — the singer and the band — is the pop phenomenon of the year. Her emotional, bluesy primal screaming is the most challenging ...

Grateful Dead: Deadheads

Report by Frank Broughton, i-D, 1994

A snapshot of the deadhead scene and how it was feeding US rave ...

The Pharcyde: From Manor to Cabin: The Pharcyde's Bizarre Ride

Profile and Interview by Frank Broughton, i-D, 1994

BACK AT THE HEIGHT of hip-hop’s dyslexia, when f’s were ph’s or not at all, there arrived a group from darkest LA who called themselves ...

Laurie Anderson and the Nerve Bible

Interview by Frank Broughton, i-D, 1994

SHE’S A MULTI-MEDIA story-teller, spinning yarns around the flickering campfire of technology. Her songs are swathes of hypnotic synthesised tones, with eerie voice filters focussing ...

Puff Daddy: Sean 'Puffy' Combs

Interview by Frank Broughton, i-D, 1994

"IT'S ALL GOOD."Puffy’s conversation is peppered with this little nugget of current street-talk. ...

The Beastie Boys: Beasties

Interview by Simon Reynolds, i-D, January 1994

The Beastie Boys have gone from pop stardom to obscurity to being the biggest cult band in the world. Their last LP sold a million ...

Funkadelic, George Clinton, Parliament: George Clinton: Funky 54

Retrospective and Interview by Frank Broughton, i-D, February 1994

PARLIAMENT-FUNKADELIC, P-Funk, The P -- Specially designed afronauts capable of funketizing entire galaxies. Their mothership long ago made its terrestrial connection and they are amongst ...

A Guy Called Gerald, Goldie: Jungle!: The Last Dance Underground

Report by Kodwo Eshun, i-D, May 1994

Jungle is a fierce and frenzied soundtrack to inner city Britain in '94. Based around raw, ragga-influenced white labels, raves and pirate radio stations, it's ...

Aaliyah 1995: A portentous portrait in Detroit a week after her 16th birthday

Interview by Frank Broughton, i-D, 1995

It’s 8.15. A car draws up outside Detroit’s newly-built High School For The Performing Arts and out steps a pretty young thing, dressed warmly against ...

Garbage

Interview by Frank Broughton, i-D, 1995

WILD LUCK, cynical suspicion, deep fraternal love and dodgy Scottish accents: in the true life story of a musical group called Garbage all these things ...

Todd Terry: Time For Todd Terry

Report and Interview by Frank Broughton, i-D, 1995

"BATTLING PEOPLE: that’s what keeps me going." The man in the bomber jacket lays it down straight. "I got to beat everybody. It’s me against ...

Carl Craig: Listen To The Future

Profile and Interview by Kodwo Eshun, i-D, April 1995

One of Detroit's legendary first generation, Carl Craig has left behind the legacy he's outgrown. Ripping up techno's rule-book, this 25-year-old is making records for ...

My Kind Of Town: The History of Chicago House

Retrospective and Interview by Frank Broughton, i-D, April 1995

IT’S 1981. Frankie Knuckles, a New York DJ relocated for the last four years in Chicago, is driving south through the outskirts of his adopted ...

Daft Punk: What's Up? Daft Punk

Profile and Interview by Bethan Cole, i-D, December 1995

TWO THINGS you should know about Daft Punk. Firstly, they're not in the slightest bit stupid. Secondly, ostensibly, they've got nothing to do with 1977. ...

Spiritualized: Stars In His Eyes

Interview by Kodwo Eshun, i-D, August 1998

Spiritualized are aiming higher than the sun. Ladies and gentlemen, they'll soon be floating in space as one of Britain's biggest bands ...

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