Thanks to BBC Radio 1, MIA’s collaboration with Skrillex is finally available for streaming.

“Go Off” is an exceedingly interesting track, making fair use of Skrillex’s time as part of Jack Ü, as well as MIA’s own history as a songwriter and artist. MIA, real name Mathangi ‘Maya’ Arulpragasam, is of Sri Lankan and Indian descent, and has used that part of her own personal history in many of her tracks. It seems that Skrillex’ time with Diplo has also given him some insight into writing dancehall tracks, and the combination of Skrillex & MIA could not be stronger.

Skrillex really takes the backseat to MIA on this one, just as Diplo did on “Paper Planes,” letting MIA’s vocals stand front and center.

“Go Off” is a collaboration with Skrillex and Blaqstarr, from her upcoming album AIM, out September 9.


M.I.A. (Photo by Miikka Skaffari/FilmMagic); Skrillex (Photo via Blood Company)