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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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

you mean mia from germany?

k (blue), Thursday, 29 January 2004 15:25 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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

Andy K (Andy K), Thursday, 29 January 2004 15:40 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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

DJ Mencap (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 29 January 2004 15:53 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

six years pass...

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

forksclovetofu, Friday, 23 April 2010 15:34 (nine years ago) link

read yr blogs, ppl

bamcquern, Friday, 23 April 2010 15:35 (nine years ago) link

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

LaMonte, Friday, 23 April 2010 15:44 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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

nakhchivan, Friday, 23 April 2010 15:58 (nine years ago) link

read yr threads

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

samples suicide def
but did they produce it

nakhchivan, Friday, 23 April 2010 16:04 (nine years ago) link

this is great anyway

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nakhchivan, Friday, 23 April 2010 16:04 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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

nakhchivan, Friday, 23 April 2010 16:20 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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

Moka, Friday, 23 April 2010 18:52 (nine years ago) link

this is pretty weak imo

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

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 (nine years ago) link

ok this is awesome

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

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 (nine years ago) link

lol she has definitely been hanging out with Santigold

HI DERE, Friday, 23 April 2010 20:10 (nine years ago) link

she does Santigold better than Santigold does

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

the buildup to this is great

HI DERE, Friday, 23 April 2010 20:13 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

"genre influence across many globes"

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

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

ugh son

The Reverend, Friday, 23 April 2010 21:02 (nine years ago) link

i would buy an album of MIA punk songs

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

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

Hinklepicker, Friday, 23 April 2010 21:50 (nine years ago) link

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

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 23 April 2010 21:55 (nine years ago) link

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

adamj, Friday, 23 April 2010 22:34 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

politics? what's up with that?

Treeship, Saturday, 10 September 2016 00:18 (three years ago) link

the people's republic of swaggerstan

Treeship, Saturday, 10 September 2016 00:18 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Anyone catch the doc

ritual showdown (Ross), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 16:20 (one year ago) link

Yeah, it's really good! Guy who did it went to St.Martin's with her and she pretty clearly trusts him 100% which means it's very much her side of the story, but it also means she gives him tons of footage of herself growing up in London, hanging out with Justine Frishmann, going back to Sri Lanka in 2001 and trying to get her family to talk about the war (she wanted to be a doc filmmaker before she became a pop star).

The stuff about her flipping the bird at the Super Bowl feels so surreal to watch, that amount of outrage and pearl clutching decades after the Sex Pistols went on Grundy...I'm not usually one for "huh, America sure is WEIRD" type sentiments but I've seldom felt this alienated from that culture.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 12:23 (one year ago) link

sounds so cool, thanks for the response Daniel

montoya (Ross), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 17:18 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

The first ILM thread I ever read. Anti-nostalgist that I try to be, I won't read it. I love M.I.A. though.

I like queer. You like queer, senator? (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 02:17 (one year ago) link

Dude, me too! I found this thread in 07 and then became an on and off lurker until loneliness hit in 2K13 and I embarked on a posting career.

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 02:19 (one year ago) link

Looking forward to seeing the doc. Nice piece and rankings. Some days my rankings would be the exact opposite. She's nice like that.

maffew12, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 02:21 (one year ago) link

Damn, i agree with the list too. MAYA over Matangi.

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 02:22 (one year ago) link

need the documentary

I like queer. You like queer, senator? (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 02:23 (one year ago) link

Arular and Kala are such treasures

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 02:25 (one year ago) link

The doc is interesting. It could use an edit but its a compelling watch.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:49 (one year ago) link

i'm still quite proud of the fact that the first thread about her was started by me, getting her name wrong in the process as there was 0
anywhere about her
mya 'gilang'.

piscesx, Thursday, 29 November 2018 03:15 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTwH7u0PhOw New old song, "Reload"! um....... wow lol.

Documentary's online now! Gonna watch soon

maffew12, Saturday, 15 December 2018 17:46 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Loved the documentary, especially the late 90s London stuff.

piscesx, Saturday, 19 January 2019 04:42 (one year ago) link

nine months pass...

yeah I didn't get all the way to the end, but the documentary is great (I saw it on Kanopy). Really makes the case for her as a pretty unique and important figure

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 16:03 (two months ago) link

thanks for the rec, I enjoyed the doc. Some quite candid scenes especially after the super bowl and with Justine Frischmann

Graham Kendrick Lamar (cajunsunday), Thursday, 7 November 2019 22:29 (two months ago) link

I lol'd long and hard when she called giving the finger at the Superbowl "a spiritual gesture"

Οὖτις, Thursday, 7 November 2019 22:31 (two months ago) link

this thread isn't about that MIA lol

ت (jim in vancouver), Friday, 8 November 2019 00:09 (two months ago) link

(to begin with)

ت (jim in vancouver), Friday, 8 November 2019 00:10 (two months ago) link

there are 30-odd threads about M.I.A. and only two or three about MIA, it's not like it's hard to pick one

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Friday, 8 November 2019 00:21 (two months ago) link

This thread has been about this M.I.A. for 6 years, I’ll be fucked if I’m scrolling through 30 other threads

Οὖτις, Friday, 8 November 2019 01:13 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

Rapper and singer MIA - real name Mathangi Arulpragasam - with her MBE following an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.

📷Yui Mok/PA Images - contact us at https://t.co/MQUVTcSboi#MIA #Investitures pic.twitter.com/tt0t43E569

— PA Images (@PAImages) January 14, 2020

steer karma (gyac), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 19:18 (two weeks ago) link

All royal families should be abolished and locked up, along with all their dumb medals and titles. But if they have to dole them out, then sure, why not one for MIA. Who looks great there btw.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 19:24 (two weeks ago) link

She always does! State of that fucking Burberry stamp though.

steer karma (gyac), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 19:24 (two weeks ago) link

Stamp's a bit much but you're right, she always does :)

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 19:26 (two weeks ago) link

this thread isn't about that MIA lol

don't care didn't ask still clappin (sic), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 22:32 (two weeks ago) link

And yet :)

(I'd no idea before you mentioned it tbh)

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 22:33 (two weeks ago) link

it has been about that MIA for years

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 22:33 (two weeks ago) link

(I'd no idea before you mentioned it tbh)

this thread isn't about that MIA lol

― ت (jim in vancouver), Friday, November 8, 2019 11:09 AM (two months ago)

:)

don't care didn't ask still clappin (sic), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 22:53 (two weeks ago) link

Gah! :-S MIA shining brightly w/ her dumb spoils blinded me.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 22:59 (two weeks ago) link

14 of the 3,528 posts in this thread (less than .03%) are about that *other* MIA.

This thread is about M.I.A., no matter what sic says

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 23:07 (two weeks ago) link

there are 30-odd threads about M.I.A. and only two or three about MIA, it's not like it's hard to pick one

― now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Friday, November 8, 2019 11:21 AM (two months ago)

don't care didn't ask still clappin (sic), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 23:31 (two weeks ago) link

I can c+p posts from a couple months ago too

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 23:33 (two weeks ago) link

This is all very exciting guys but

https://i.imgur.com/3XiKMch.gif

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 23:51 (two weeks ago) link

lol

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 23:54 (two weeks ago) link

we created the spinoff thread for the German MIA, preserving the original posts in this thread about her, years ago: MIA aka Michaela Grobelny

papa stank (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 14:39 (one week ago) link

hey can a mod add dots to the title so we can finally stop this pedantry every 6 months

papa stank (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 14:40 (one week ago) link

I don't see how "MIA dots" is going to help anything

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 14:41 (one week ago) link

lol

papa stank (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 14:45 (one week ago) link

the dots are already MIA

don't care didn't ask still clappin (sic), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 15:07 (one week ago) link

"MIA..."

fits, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 15:16 (one week ago) link

This thread combing back with powa powa

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 15:30 (one week ago) link


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