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M.I.A. released the Vicki Leekx mixtape at the top of January with another custom web domain, which included an interactive globe and listeners popping up as dots across continents. We should've known that was just the beginning: in this video, released on Wednesday, we see the globe spinning, lit up with M.I.A. fans, plus her internet-crash style imagery and real Wikileaks footage. This is just part one, so expect more chaos soon...
Blaqstarr is gearing up for his Divine EP to drop on January 25th, and we trust our friends at Spin, who say this about the record: "imagine Prince remaking Sign O’ The Times as a banging, Baltimore club record." That's all we need to hear. Sold. Blaqstarr is part of N.E.E.T. Recordings, M.I.A.'s label, along with a favorite young firecracker Rye Rye. In 2007 their song "Shake It To the Ground" grew from an underground Baltimore club thing to a widespread dance hit. Now Blaqstarr's doing his solo thing on the Divine EP, showcasing his fearless and relentlessly experimental brand of electronic hip-hop.
He's coming to New York City next week with performances at Santos Party House & Good Units. Music, event info, and photos from our SVEDKA event with Blaqstarr after the jump.
A free mixtape from M.I.A. surfaced recently with the name Vicki Leekx. It sounds like a mix of her old stuff (the alleged 'Diplo demos' released via funny domain-name-purchases after the release of /\/\/\Y/\, like "Let Me Hump You") together with some raw new stuff. As usual with M.I.A., there's no lack of personal, biting political and social commentary. The title alone should tip you off.
Check out the official page to download here: vickileekx.com
M.I.A. “Internet Connection” Remixes by Buraka Som Sistema, Flux Pavillion, Huoratron & Tony SenghoreDecember 21st, 2010
M.I.A. - "Internet Connection" Buraka Som Sistema (Radio Edit)