While M.I.A. has been somewhat M.I.A. while working on her new album, the girl still manages to pop up on the radar at the right times. News recently dropped that she was gearing up to link with luxury brand Versace on a collection and now her high fashion associations continue, working with Kenzo on their latest runway show.
The Tamil-British artist put together a nine-minute mix for the label’s women’s Fall/Winter 2013 show in Paris, which included various samples from her upcoming album. While it’s mainly instrumental, it’s pretty classic M.I.A. chaos, including a couple of cheeky vocals thrown in from the ‘Bad Girl’ herself.
I’m a pretty big fan of both parties and I think Kenzo’s new, hypercolour jungle aesthetic is a perfect fit for M.I.A’s similarly tribal sound. And if this mix is anything to go by, we should be expecting good things from Matangi, whenever it actually drops. Stream the full mix here.