Few artists have such a tight grip on the zeitgeist as today’s new addition to the Roskilde programme.
M.I.A. (UK) has, in the course of three albums and several mixtapes, shown us how to transpose today’s internet-based world to fierce, genre-exceeding pop. Roskilde Festival is looking forward to preparing a stage for a global pop fest with one of today’s most hip and controversial acts.
M.I.A.’s music is dirty like a city pavement and has both Western and Oriental blood running through its system. She skips between the continents in the same way as others manoeuvre the internet. Dancehall, Bollywood, Afro hip hop, Suicide. Everything is put on the catapult and fired off.
The latest release from the provocative style icon is the mixtape Vicki Leekx – and as always M.I.A. couples music and explosive political issues.