When M.I.A. released a preview of “Come Walk With Me” on her Soundcloud about a week ago, I thought the track was going to be her mellowest song yet. The opening of the song seems to focus on sing-song vocals with reverberated guitars and a light electronic accompaniment in the background. But I was wrong. […]

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This week, Amanamaguchi dropped a remix of Fang Island‘s “Sisterly”, and indie darlings Matt & Kim released the first single from their upcoming sophomore album, due out this fall. The New Pornographers covered Fleetwood Mac as part of a tribute album featuring Best Coast and MGMT, while Lana del Rey and A$AP Rocky take on Jackie […]

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Self-proclaimed bad girl M.I.A. is kicking off the summer with a remix of her January single, “Bad Girls”. Former Major Lazer DJ Switch injects steroids into the original, adding his signature choppy beats and frenetic drum samples, while rap veteran Missy Elliot and Baltimore hip-hop ingénue Rye Rye both add scorching verses. The result is […]

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For most of 2011, M.I.A. was pretty much, well, M.I.A. But now that she’s confirmed to perform with Madonna at this year’s Super Bowl, she’s coming out in full force. Produced by Danja (a close friend of Timbaland), “Bad Girls” is the first single from her fourth LP, due out this summer. The combination of […]

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MNDR is the electronic duo of Amanda Warner and Peter Wade. Amanda writes the songs, takes on most of the personality of the band and is often featured as the solo participant during live performances. Peter provides the studio crunch and produces most of the tracks. Either way, they’ve released some pretty awesome pop jams […]

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I once had a nightmare in which I was trapped underwater in Eastern Europe, slowly drowning to unearthly tones and warped radio samples. I only bring this up because these sounds were directly stolen from my dream (straight up incepted) and used for the transitions in MIA‘s Vicki Leekx Mixtape (the 2:07 mark is pure gold). […]

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