Rabble-rousers unite! Throughout their careers, M.I.A. and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have rustled up a gargantuan amount of hype and hatred between them, and now they’ve come together in one attention-seeking union with M.I.A.’s theme song to Assange’s talk show, The World Tomorrow (streaming above).
Filmed as Assange is forced to order take-out and slump around in his slippers while under house arrest, the preview for the show has him spouting broad M.I.A.-friendly slogans like, “Today we’re on a quest for revolutionary ideas that can change the world tomorrow.” Ms. Arulpragasam provides a low-key, brooding instrumental electronic groove to back his sentiments. Of course, M.I.A. never stays low-key for long, so she’s also scheduled to appear on the show at a later date.
In other M.I.A. news (or at least her label), UK grime ambassador Wiley took to Twitter to leak a remix of her “Bad Girls” track that he and producer Thomas Mellor put together. Frustrated that the song had been held up in label limbo, Wiley decided to throw it out there on a whim. The remix adds a dab of intensity and chaos to the original, and it includes a rap from Wiley that has him boasting, “Looking for a bad girl, found her in a flash/ M.I.A. and Wiley, yeah we’re spazzing on a track.” It’s a combination that leaves you wishing Wiley was a part of that World Tomorrow theme song. [Via FACT]