Jul 2010
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Steppin’ Up

Personally, I’m always a bit sceptical when I receive an M.I.A. remix, for several reasons: One, I have an estimated twelve thousand remixes of Paper Planes in my iTunes library, two, most of these are just cheap attempts to climb the Hype Machine charts, and three, I like M.I.A.’s music as it is, so it takes a hell of a producer to occupy the little space left for improvement. Nevertheless, this remix by LA-based producer Clockwork has fully convinced me to both post it up here and drop it in my own sets. A pumping vocal intro, a harmonic piano break and an insane build-up followed by a mental breakdown – just the way we all love it.

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M.I.A. – Steppin’ Up (Clockwork Remix)