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VOL № E100 — April 2021

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Born in London and then raised in Sri Lanka, India and back in the UK, Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, known best as M.I.A., epitomises what it means to be a citizen of the world. Her music basks in the abundance of the globe, and on no album is that clearer than her vivid, technicolour second full-length, 2007’s Kala. In many ways, what M.I.A. is really the precursor to is music in the age of streaming. She was one of the first artists to understand how to build a following online: her glittery graphics so often recall the early days of the internet, and her ability to meld together all number of sonics on this album is arguably prescient of an era where music is innately so accessible that genres are beginning to dissolve. She tried to decolonise that Western hegemony over wha...

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Release Type
2 lp
45 rpm
Vinyl Size
12 inch
Neon Purple & Neon Green
Mastering Studio
Alchemy Mastering at AIR
Mastering Engineer
Barry Grint with Cicely Balston
Pressing Location
GZ Vinyl
Remastering Details
Half-Speed Remastered by Barry Grint with Cicely Balston at Alchemy Mastering at AIR; Cut at 45rpm
Listening Notes Booklet by Tara Joshi, Art Print by Soljee Lee
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