With all this talk of MIA yesterday, it seems appropriate to revisit her, particularly since Paper Planes, the finest track off Kala has just been released as a single on tasty 12 inch, with more dodgy artwork. It’s possibly the best thing Maya Arulpragasam has ever done, what with its gunshots, cash registers, Clash sample and killer tune. This time it comes backed with the obligatory range of remixes, some of which are plain lazy with just a rap stuck on top, but others are better, none more so than James Murphy’s reworking. Honestly, everything this guy touches at the moment turns to pure gold. And this remix is no exception.
Download: MIA – Paper Planes (James Murphy Remix)
Buy Paper Planes from Rough Trade.