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Friday, 17 July 2015

We Pack And Deliver Like UPS Trucks

Another Clash sampling delight, possibly the pick of the bunch, is M.I.A.'s masterpiece Paper Planes. Producer Diplo sampled Mick Jones' guitars from Straight To Hell, bent them about a little and allowed M.I.A. to do her thing. The gunshots and cash registers on the chorus are perfect and the song is a blast from start to finish.

The DFA remix is alright too.

Paper Planes (DFA Remix)


Echorich said...

This is the song that got me to take M.I.A. seriously and it's serious stuff!

The Swede said...

I must admit, I don't know anything other than this by M.I.A. Genius use of a sample.

drew said...

Definitely the best use of a Clash sample but I think that Deee-Lite's sample of Armagideon Time on Apple Juice Kissing is pretty good.