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M.I.A. released her “Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border” video and EP last week, prompting a renewal of the 10 year-long cycle that has been her career and discography. The songs on this EP feature swords clashing and spiritual singing, and M.I.A. is taking us back to the beginning when her sound was less edited and mass-marketed.

The single “Swords” off the Broader Than A Border EP and “Warriors” from the previously released album Matangi bookend this mix. Featuring rap, R’n’B, pop, and traditional Sri Lankan songs, Swords/Warriors is a fusion of M.I.A.’s musical influences and the underlying combative nature of her lyrics.

  1. Swords // M.I.A.
  2. Savage // Ben Khan
  3. Fine Whine (ft. M.I.A., Future & Joe Fox) // A$AP Rocky
  4. Loki Poojan Rabb // Surinder Kaur
  5. Pull Up To The Bumper // Grace Jones
  6. Walaakulin Besa // Sunil Santha
  7. Somos Sur (ft. Shadia Mansour) // Ana Tijoux
  8. Warriors // M.I.A.