Tropical beat ambassador M.I.A. has curated an eight-minute mix for fashion house Kenzo – whose recent deliverance in pattern-work and hues fits right in with the artist’s own visual style. Hence, this dispatch is all the more gratifying, as the British artisan leads us through the sonic wildness via gunshot samples, Middle Eastern vocal layering and sets of ecstatic bass-infused drum rolls. With plenty of barbaric slang and high-strung energy, the Matangi Mixtape was a fitting soundtrack to the KENZO women’s Fall/Winter 2013 fashion show in Paris. This offering keeps us anticipated to M.I.A’s forthcoming Matangi LP release. Due to drop April 2013, the release will also coincide with an autobiography, documentary and exhibition. Check out the mix below and let us know what you think.
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