M.I.A. announced a new studio album “MATAHDATAH” and released a new single “Swords” this week. The song and video are produced by M.I.A., Spanker and The Partysquad and filmed in India and West Africa.
Are you silly like me and like editing MP3s? I’ve used MP3 cutting software in the past to cut and fade my MP3s, that’s because I didn’t know there were ways to trim MP3s online… MP3 cutting in the cloud.
Back in 2009, a group called N.A.S.A. put together an album called The Spirit of Apollo packed with guest stars. One of those songs featured a trio of big time guest stars in Kanye West, Lykke Li and Santogold.
You just visited Chinatown today and you saw old Chinese men sitting on the corner playing a traditional bowed instrument. So you’re wondering, what is that Chinese strong instrument you saw in Chinatown called?
When I lived in San Francisco, I was a 5 minute walk from Public Works, an event venue that hosted a variety of parties and performances. One of the parties that I attended was a monthly event called Non-Stop Bhangra
With a few Bluetooth speakers now in my possession (Jambox Classic, SoundBot shower speaker, and Bluetooth clock radio), I was curious to see whether I could connect (not pair, connect) all three speakers
M.I.A.’s most recent single Double Bubble Trouble (which has been out since last year) has been on repeat for me over the last couple months. The single’s energy feels authentic to M.I.A., while it perfectly combines sounds of the tropics with reggae and trap.
Love Vice’s Noisey Music article on M.I.A. – the piece argues how M.I.A. takes traditional imagery from South Asia, and other parts of the under-represented world, and forces it onto the world stage — to the confusion of Western journalists and sensibilities.