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hey, mia (trapez, loads others i expect) is djing at my local discotheque on saturday. anyone know what to expect from her?

nebbesh (nebbesh), Thursday, 29 January 2004 13:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

no, but you you should go and report back to this thread! m.i.a tracks = niceness.

tricky disco (disco stu), Thursday, 29 January 2004 14:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

you mean mia from germany?

k (blue), Thursday, 29 January 2004 15:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

yeah, mia from germany, did she do that 'tied to the 80s' track, i used to dance in my bedroom to that. i wasn't sure how deep/minimal/thoughtful she'd play it, i want to bring friends with and don't want them all to stare at me balefully.

she must be doing some dates in london too i expect.

nebbesh (nebbesh), Thursday, 29 January 2004 15:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Tied to the '80s -- isn't that MRI?

Andy K (Andy K), Thursday, 29 January 2004 15:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Out of the MIA stuff that I do know, "Milchreiter"'s (on a Sub Static 12" from last year, I think) my favorite.

Andy K (Andy K), Thursday, 29 January 2004 15:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

yeah, that's my favorite, too. i put that one in a bunch of mixes...

tricky disco (disco stu), Thursday, 29 January 2004 15:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

also i think there might be some confusion here as there's MIA and M.I.A. - two different artists that are quite different from what i gather. M.I.A. is the trapez/substatic artist

tricky disco (disco stu), Thursday, 29 January 2004 15:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

This is getting even more confusing... What about the U.K. hip-hop-ish act? "Galang galang galang" etc. Also called "M.I.A."

flightsatdusk (flightsatdusk), Thursday, 29 January 2004 15:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

And the 80s hardcore band, which was what I thought this'd be about

DJ Mencap (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 29 January 2004 15:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

the two artists i refer to are both from germany

and i think there's a us punk bank by this name, too

xpost

tricky disco (disco stu), Thursday, 29 January 2004 15:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

From my understanding, the MIA who runs Sub Static and has releases on Trapez and Traum is the same person. There's also the MIA that's had a couple UR releases.

Andy K (Andy K), Thursday, 29 January 2004 16:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

okay, it's M.I.A. from germany. will she make me dance? i'm sure i've heard stuff of hers on trapez and itiswhatitis which were okay. i don't want it to be too techy and drawn-out. i mean, she may dj on a totally different tip. i will probably go anyway so will post back monday with update.

nebbesh (nebbesh), Thursday, 29 January 2004 16:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I don't think she's done anything on ITISWHATITIS, but as Andy says, she's released stuff on Traum, Trapez, and Substatic.

I've never seen her dj, but judging from her releases I'd wager she'll play on the softer and dreamier side of minimal house.

Philippe, Thursday, 29 January 2004 16:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

born free already being discussed somewhere already?
read yr. blogs

forksclovetofu, Friday, 23 April 2010 15:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

read yr blogs, ppl

bamcquern, Friday, 23 April 2010 15:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

does the synth just sound like suicide or is it a sample? song's alright.

LaMonte, Friday, 23 April 2010 15:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

How much of the new album did Rusko produce? If he did the whole thing, it's likely to be dreadful.

Matt DC, Friday, 23 April 2010 15:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

well this new song doesn't sound like it had anything to do with him, but it's still definitely dreadful

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Friday, 23 April 2010 15:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

someone tells me this new track has was produced by suicide?

nakhchivan, Friday, 23 April 2010 15:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

read yr threads

imma sb (samosa gibreel), Friday, 23 April 2010 15:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

samples suicide def
but did they produce it

nakhchivan, Friday, 23 April 2010 16:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

this is great anyway

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nakhchivan, Friday, 23 April 2010 16:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

pretty sure it's just a sample. writing credit is her, martin and alan. it's gash, but they'll get some cash so that's great.

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 23 April 2010 16:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

it's cash, but they'll get some gash so that's great.

nakhchivan, Friday, 23 April 2010 16:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

I get that its cool to hear Paper Planes in indie discos nowdays, but can't she go back to the intense buzzy skeletal beats of Arular, they're so much more fun

Also, poor German MIA

boxedjoy, Friday, 23 April 2010 16:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

iDig this. Arular is neanderthal MIA and...and that's saying something given her overall aesthetic.

Blancminaj (Spinspin Sugah), Friday, 23 April 2010 16:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

Don't like the lo-fi karaoke thing on her voice in this particular song... I could see how it's supposed to fit with the punk aesthetic of the song but it just sounds like lazy production... hope the rest of the album feels less like a demo.

Moka, Friday, 23 April 2010 18:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

And it's a shame because the sample is good.

Moka, Friday, 23 April 2010 18:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

this is pretty weak imo

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Friday, 23 April 2010 19:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

iDig this.

you just came sooooo goddamn close to a suggest ban you have no idea

sausage s4rgent (acoleuthic), Friday, 23 April 2010 19:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

ok this is awesome

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blinky_Blink (The Reverend), Friday, 23 April 2010 20:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

I DONT WANNA TALK ABOUT MONEY CAUSE I GOT IT-GOT IT-got it-got it
AND I DONT WANNA TALK ABOUT HOOCHIES CAUSE I BEEN IT-BEEN IT-been it-been it

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blinky_Blink (The Reverend), Friday, 23 April 2010 20:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol she has definitely been hanging out with Santigold

HI DERE, Friday, 23 April 2010 20:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

she does Santigold better than Santigold does

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blinky_Blink (The Reverend), Friday, 23 April 2010 20:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

the buildup to this is great

HI DERE, Friday, 23 April 2010 20:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

between this and the clip of Gorillaz from The Colbert Report, I am very happy I followed a Pitchfork link today

HI DERE, Friday, 23 April 2010 20:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

In 2009, Time magazine placed M.I.A. in the Time 100 list of "World's Most Influential people" for having "global influence across many genres".

nakhchivan, Friday, 23 April 2010 20:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

"genre influence across many globes"

yo gotti or notti (J0rdan S.), Friday, 23 April 2010 20:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

do we even have entryist pop any more? she ought to be commended for such a leftfield move

collaboration with mika vainio and kk null awaits

nakhchivan, Friday, 23 April 2010 20:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

she does Santigold better than Santigold does

Uh... Santigold >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> MIA.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Friday, 23 April 2010 20:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

ugh son

The Reverend, Friday, 23 April 2010 21:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

i would buy an album of MIA punk songs

imma sb (samosa gibreel), Friday, 23 April 2010 21:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

Its modernist punk. It makes me interested. Sounds good.

Hinklepicker, Friday, 23 April 2010 21:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

Just sounds like bad Atari Teenage Riot. Nothing really new going on here.

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 23 April 2010 21:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

I love the beat but those vocals sound really half-assed.

adamj, Friday, 23 April 2010 22:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

Except MIA hasn't done 'bad atari teenage riot' before. Its pop music. Did you expect some sort of Stockhausen experiment? What is new etc, etc...

Hinklepicker, Friday, 23 April 2010 22:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

she had this album called kala that pulled from some great honkies: richman, pixies, clash
She made them her own and made them parts of something great

thought she'd do suicide justice. she did not.

Fellini.Kuti, Friday, 23 April 2010 23:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

Shit. And here I was just thinking she went and made a song.

So can we get this straight: Is it 'Bad Atari Teenage Riot' or 'Bad Suicide'. Is someone going to say sounds like 'Bad M.I.A?' Prefer these kinds of influences than Beach #**!@$ Boys.

Hinklepicker, Friday, 23 April 2010 23:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

Prefer these kinds of influences than Beach #**!@$ Boys.

word the fuck up

it ain't trickin if yo gotti (The Reverend), Saturday, 24 April 2010 00:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

interesting how neither Madge nor MIA have said owt 'official' either way. clearly 2 ladies who know how to play the meeja game.

piscesx, Thursday, 9 February 2012 12:29 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

damn, bad girls is really a jam

drop these whiners on a island (Surviver style) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 2 March 2012 18:42 (five years ago) Permalink

yes, yes it is

Vaseline MEN AMAZING JOURNEY (DJP), Friday, 2 March 2012 18:43 (five years ago) Permalink

you have inspired me to bump the Vivki Leekx mixtape again

Vaseline MEN AMAZING JOURNEY (DJP), Friday, 2 March 2012 18:45 (five years ago) Permalink

Maya mostly kills, it's just the three sluggish songs on the middle ("It Takes A Muscle", "ItIz What It Iz", to a lesser degree "Story To Be Told") that make it seem interminable

OTM - it sounds like she was able to afford a higher grade of weed circa MAYA. The world doesn't really need MIA doing stoned-out cod-reggae jams though.

o. nate, Friday, 2 March 2012 19:26 (five years ago) Permalink

still love it takes a muscle fuiud

Totes le Héros (contenderizer), Friday, 2 March 2012 19:46 (five years ago) Permalink

^

marissa explains it all (The Reverend), Friday, 2 March 2012 20:09 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj2UfxwwB-Q

young drometheus (dayo), Monday, 19 March 2012 12:27 (five years ago) Permalink

man, that was definitely not not worth the wait

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Monday, 19 March 2012 16:33 (five years ago) Permalink

at least Lex will be happy

thuggish ruggish Brahms (DJP), Monday, 19 March 2012 16:33 (five years ago) Permalink

He won't, this is a different German act from the one at the thread beginning.

if, Monday, 19 March 2012 17:59 (five years ago) Permalink

at least it's closer!

thuggish ruggish Brahms (DJP), Monday, 19 March 2012 18:03 (five years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

http://open.spotify.com/album/1JV2adHIREQSZWTCrn6CbW

this is fucking great

keeping things contextual (DJP), Friday, 3 August 2012 15:01 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, M.I.A.'s legal team is planning to "go public with an explanation of how ridiculous it was for the NFL and its fans to devote such furor to this incident," says her lawyer, Howard King, "while ignoring the genocide occurring in her home country and several other countries, topics she frequently speaks to."

-___________________-

dyl, Thursday, 19 September 2013 21:22 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

She even got help from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on Attention.

"I was struggling with this song, trying to write lyrics that contained the word 'tent'," she says.

"There were only so many on my list - I had about 30. Julian Assange came into the studio and took my computer and basically decrypted the whole of the internet, and downloaded every word in the whole of the language that contained the word tent within it. He gave me, like, 4,000. And I finished the song.

"He doesn't get a writing credit," she says, "but he gets a thank you".

He'll get the last laugh when he leaks the album early.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 29 October 2013 14:08 (three years ago) Permalink

lol

dyl, Tuesday, 29 October 2013 16:01 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

not bad!

Maybe in 100 years someone will say damn Dawn was dope. (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 8 March 2015 18:35 (two years ago) Permalink

This is so great!

gybe horses (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 9 March 2015 17:22 (two years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

Yep. "Borders" video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgCosj_Y9lw

curmudgeon, Friday, 27 November 2015 17:10 (one year ago) Permalink

walking on water!

lex pretend, Saturday, 28 November 2015 12:04 (one year ago) Permalink

i love/hate the blase-blase trollfaceness of the lyrics

big WHOIS aka the nameserver (s.clover), Sunday, 29 November 2015 01:43 (one year ago) Permalink

it's conflicting bc as never-in-doubt as this aesthetic is for m.i.a. it also feels very necessary right now, even filtered through her ego. and it really works as a song. the most coherent, tasteful way to approach the issue, no, but still necessary bc any pro-migrant view in pop culture, mainstream opinion etc is so hard to come by

lex pretend, Sunday, 29 November 2015 12:05 (one year ago) Permalink

ego whats up with that

big WHOIS aka the nameserver (s.clover), Sunday, 29 November 2015 19:59 (one year ago) Permalink

lex otm

The Reverend, Sunday, 29 November 2015 20:54 (one year ago) Permalink

otm whats up with that

big WHOIS aka the nameserver (s.clover), Sunday, 29 November 2015 20:57 (one year ago) Permalink

six months pass...

http://pitchfork.com/news/66241-afropunk-organizers-defend-mia-keep-her-on-festival-bill/

Organizers announced today that M.I.A. is still headlining Afropunk's London festival despite backlash over comments she made about the Black Lives Matter movement. In a statement, Afropunk wrote, "To us, the fact that M.I.A.'s comments sparked dialogue about a global view of the Black struggle is not a failing," later adding, "The debate is healthy and as people who have long been silenced, we refuse to participate in silencing of other voices." They continued, "We hope that this event also brings to light the experiences of black Brits, immigrants and refugees in the UK, who are continuously erased."

StillAdvance, Thursday, 23 June 2016 21:10 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

the new single is very good.

i'd probably still support her if she, say, shot someone in the middle of fifth avenue.

Treeship, Wednesday, 3 August 2016 19:27 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

new album out today! Reviews have been mixed but it has some enjoyable moments imo

art baengels (monotony), Friday, 9 September 2016 01:41 (one year ago) Permalink

OMG IT'S OUT?!?!?!?!

laraaji p. henson (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 9 September 2016 01:49 (one year ago) Permalink

yessssss finally good news in this hellish year

Treeship, Friday, 9 September 2016 02:07 (one year ago) Permalink

btw lex this isn't about the German MIA

Neanderthal, Friday, 9 September 2016 02:10 (one year ago) Permalink

Bah, I got excited for a bit that it was. I really loved her material back in the day, and I wonder why she hasn't done anything since Bittersüss, which was incredibly dope! And she had to suffer the indignity of some British singer stealing her artist name.

Tuomas, Friday, 9 September 2016 06:18 (one year ago) Permalink

Listened to most of this while getting ready this morning and was not feeling it. :/ It's telling when one of the best tracks (Visa) is based around a 'Galang' sample.

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Friday, 9 September 2016 16:57 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh my god this album is so bad that it actually makes me kind of upset

laraaji p. henson (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 9 September 2016 21:20 (one year ago) Permalink

For someone who is so risk taking, the dull inoffensive mediocrity of this album is the most disappointing thing she could possibly do, like I would take an over ambitious flop over this any day. What HAPPENED???

laraaji p. henson (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 9 September 2016 21:22 (one year ago) Permalink

It's a weird record. Half way through the album she just seems to give up. There's some decent stuff here but it all sounds so unfinished. If this is her last album, it's a weak way to go out.

Kitchen Person, Friday, 9 September 2016 21:32 (one year ago) Permalink

It all sounds like half-assed demos of someone else who likes MIA but has never made a record before

laraaji p. henson (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 9 September 2016 22:17 (one year ago) Permalink

Also, a complete misuse of the angelic and idiosyncratic voice of Dexta Daps. That could have been anyone.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 9 September 2016 22:29 (one year ago) Permalink

politics? what's up with that?

Treeship, Saturday, 10 September 2016 00:18 (one year ago) Permalink

the people's republic of swaggerstan

Treeship, Saturday, 10 September 2016 00:18 (one year ago) Permalink

She has hinted this might be her last album and that she's not that interested in music anymore, that she wants to explore other mediums. So I guess this is how MIA's music career ends, not with a bang but a whimper.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 12 September 2016 21:35 (one year ago) Permalink

This is a disappointment after Matangi. The opening two tracks -released weeks before- made me excited for this but this just sounds very half-assed; The production is all over the place and some of these lyrics are terrible even by MIA standards. I really hope this isn't her swan song, would hate for her to leave in such a low note.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 12 September 2016 21:46 (one year ago) Permalink

my god, every interview or tweet or whatever I've read w/ her abt this album (not to mention all of the recycled lyrics/samples/themes) basically amounts to "I gave up"

laraaji p. henson (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 20:23 (one year ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

glad shes doing meltdown. though her interviews with all the nostalgia for 2004 make me worry a bit. lineup is decent. though i expected more non-western artists. no one from south asia? from the middle east? maybe it was just a programming difficulty. still, fun to have giggs, i wayne, dexta daps, etc at royal festival hall, lol.

StillAdvance, Thursday, 15 June 2017 10:32 (four months ago) Permalink

not 100% sold on dexta daps, though his weeknd+bawdy dancehall combo makes me think he will be fun.

StillAdvance, Thursday, 15 June 2017 10:37 (four months ago) Permalink


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