M.I.A. and Diplo “Piracy Funds Terrorism Volume 1” (2004)

July 28, 2011

Piracy Funds Terrorism, a mixtape by M.I.A. and Diplo, is the real shit. It takes about an hour to listen to it and not that very rarely you wonder how many ideas can this couple come up with. Released just before Arular, it’s an item hard to find now. Galangaton is fantastic, a perfect start for one of the most unique musicians on this planet. Unfortunately, with so many songs it’s easy to feel overpowered. The best tracks appear almost one after another: Baile Funk One and Two rock but the best is still China Girl with an incorporated fragment from Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by Eurythmics (a track that would later become 10 Dollar). This mixtape gave us M.I.A. and, even if Volume 2 has never been made, was an evidence that something huge was coming.

hydrameter: 3/5

Key Tracks: Baile Funk One, Baile Funk Two, China Girl (Diplo Mix), Galangaton (Diplo Mix), Pop

Listen to China Girl (Diplo Mix): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDGYXjDc1SU

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