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M.I.A.

M.I.A.
M.I.A., born Maya Arulpragasam in London, is an electronica artist. Her music also blends the sounds of dancehall and hardcore rap.

In 2005, she released her first album, "Arular," which featured the popular track "Galang."

"Kala," her sophomore effort, was released in 2007. The album generated buzz in 2008 after one of its tracks, "Paper Planes," was used in trailers for the stoner action-comedy "Pineapple Express."
M.I.A., born Maya Arulpragasam in London, is an electronica artist. Her music also blends the sounds of dancehall and hardcore rap.

In 2005, she released her first album, "Arular," which featured the popular track "Galang."

"Kala," her sophomore effort, was released in 2007. The album generated buzz in 2008 after one of its tracks, "Paper Planes," was used in trailers for the stoner action-comedy "Pineapple Express."
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  • Album review: Christina Aguilera's 'Bionic'

     
    On "Elastic Love," the fourth cut on "Bionic," Christina Aguilera's new set of postmodern future-pop, the vocalist sings in monotone and then stretches her voice over a seductively lashing beat from British producer Switch. His frequent collaborator, M.I....
  • Rethinking raves in aftermath of Electric Daisy Carnival

     
    After teen's death at the Electric Daisy festival, artists and L.A. promoters seek to distance events like the upcoming Hard L.A. fest from the stigma attached to such massive dance party shows. In the troubled aftermath of last week's mega......
  • Album review: M.I.A.'s MAYA album

     
    There are so many ways to say “I love you,” and if you’re singing, it can be hard to say anything else. Pop stars are our love machines, expressing desires people are otherwise too uptight or disconnected to put into......
  • Investing in third world democracy and watching 'Ellen': M.I.A.'s suburban makeover

     
    Now more than two months removed from what was perceived as a harsh New York Times profile of M.I.A., one that juxtaposed her political beliefs with her comfortable lifestyle, Pop & Hiss wasn't really interested in furthering any discussion of......
  • Dance promoter Insomniac hits city with seven-figure lawsuit over canceled Tiesto concert

     
    Tickets never went on sale and promotions were never staged, but a planned headlining concert by electronic artist Tiësto is the center of a seven-figure civil suit filed against the city of Los Angeles on Friday. Local dance promoter Insomniac......
  • Album review: Klaxons' 'Surfing the Void'

     
    When the Klaxons first arrived on the scene with their debut, “Myths of the Near Future,” in 2007, they were saddled with the cumbersome micro-genre nu-rave. Part of a larger emergent dance-punk trend whose biggest members now are probably M.I.A.........