M.I.A.

M.I.A. – “XXXO (Remix Feat. Jay-Z)” & Hear /\/\/\Y/\ Snippets

Earlier in the week it was Sali’s "Toldya." Yesterday we got "Steppin Up." Today's M.I.A. update is a remix of /\/\/\Y/\’s first single "XXOO." It’s…
Brandon Stosuy | June 11, 2010 - 3:03 pm
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M.I.A. – “Steppin Up”

It's hard to say if this is the new M.I.A. single -- once bitten, twice shy -- but I will say it's a song that…
Brandon Stosuy | June 10, 2010 - 7:21 pm
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Sali – “Toldya” (Feat. Sampling M.I.A.)

UPDATE: As our commenters pointed out, M.I.A.'s vocal is a sample from "M.I.A.," a bonus track on Arular. GoldiLocks says so too. The Voice mentioned…
jessica | June 9, 2010 - 4:18 pm
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M.I.A. /\/\/\Y/\ Album Cover

And now for something having to do with M.I.A. that is less controversial than Diplo, truffle fries, and redheads. The image above is the cover…
jessica | June 2, 2010 - 5:43 pm
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M.I.A. – “Haters”

As M.I.A. promised on Friday, she posted some audio from her image-damaging (and frenemy-making) Lynn Hirschberg interview in the New York Times. In the short…
jessica | June 1, 2010 - 10:10 am
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Diplo & M.I.A. Are Frenemies

M.I.A.'s big New York Times Magazine piece reveals a lot about the singer, and a lot of it isn't good. Writer Lynn Hirschberg includes barbs…
jessica | May 27, 2010 - 10:31 am
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Christina Aguilera & Le Tigre – “I Hate Boys” “My Girls”

Christina Aguilera's forthcoming comeback album Bionic will feature some cred-boosting guests like M.I.A., Ladytron, Santigold and Le Tigre, who appear on "I Hate Boys." This…
jessica | May 25, 2010 - 11:33 am
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M.I.A. /\/\/\Y/\ Gets A New Release Date

Continuing its assault on our Top Stories, the N.E.E.T. label imprint has posted two bits of M.I.A.-related news this morning: 1) that M.I.A.'s new album…
Amrit Singh | May 11, 2010 - 11:20 am
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M.I.A. – “XXXO”

Stepped away from the computer for a few minutes and this Lady Maya BBC radio rip just exploded the internet: (via so…
Amrit Singh | May 10, 2010 - 9:01 pm
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Sleigh Bells (And M.I.A.), Mr. Dream @ Coco 66, Brooklyn 5/7/10

Ironic that for all the talk about the production on the gut-buckling razor-pop call-to-arms "Tell 'Em," Sleigh Bells' first proper-studio track -- their blown-out-to-bits beats swapped for…
amrit and jessica | May 10, 2010 - 1:37 pm
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M.I.A. – “Born Free” Video (NSFW)

Before last week ended, M.I.A. dropped the Suicide-sampling "Born Free" on the internet, a track likely to appear on her forthcoming long-player. As this week…
Amrit Singh | April 26, 2010 - 9:17 am
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M.I.A. – “Born Free”

In that recent NME interview where M.I.A. cut-down Lady Gaga, she offered enthusiastic praise to her recent N.E.E.T. signees Sleigh Bells: The new Sleigh…
Brandon Stosuy | April 23, 2010 - 12:21 pm
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M.I.A. Assesses Lady Gaga

M.I.A. is on the April 7 cover of the NME (to be fair, there are nine other covers this week) as part of their special…
jessica | April 8, 2010 - 10:46 am
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Sleigh Bells Debut Album Treats Powered By M.I.A.

By the end of CMJ 2009 Brooklyn duo Derek Miller and Alexis Kraus aka Sleigh Bells had a handfull of homemade demos showcasing immediately distinctive…
Amrit Singh | March 15, 2010 - 4:41 pm
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Vampire Weekend’s “Gun” Gets Mashed With Yeasayer, M.I.A.

If you look at Vampire Weekend as that endangered species of band that can collapse barriers in a fragmented, niche-driven music economy, then this week…
Amrit Singh | February 25, 2010 - 1:12 pm
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Major Lazer – “Sound Of Siren” (Feat. M.I.A. & Busy Signal)

This track surfaced yesterday, initially reported as a Busy Signal track featuring M.I.A. from the dancehall dude's Hott Ed Turf!!! mixtape, a credit later clarified…
Amrit Singh | February 10, 2010 - 12:15 pm
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New M.I.A. – “Space Odyssey”

We were just poking around M.I.A.'s Twitter, like ya do, because a) why not and b) of her resounding "FUCK NEW YORK TIMES!!!" in response…
Amrit Singh | January 12, 2010 - 4:07 pm
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New M.I.A. Due This Summer

Kala's followup was produced with Blaqstarr, will be more personal and honest ("I don't want it to be gimmicky or silly or hipstery"), and includes…
Brandon Stosuy | January 11, 2010 - 3:13 pm
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Street Scene 2009 In Photos

Some 30,000 people over two days crammed into the six-block area in San Diego's East Village that hosted the 25th annual Street Scene this past…
Amrit Singh | September 1, 2009 - 3:12 pm
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Outside Lands 2009 In Photos

Last year, San Fran's inaugural Outside Lands festival featured Radiohead, but also power outage issues. This year: No Radiohead, but abundant electricity. Trade-offs! While Thom…
Amrit Singh | September 1, 2009 - 9:39 am
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