M.I.A. has teamed up with the Partysquad for a new song called Gold.
Dutch DJ duo the Partysquad contributed production to M.I.A.’s Matangi, and now they’ve aligned again for a song on The Partysquad Summer Mixtape 2014. It’s a typically noisy M.I.A. track that wouldn’t have sounded out of place on Kala, with a beat that remains spacious despite busy drum programming and various agitated blasts of sound. It almost reminds me of “Turn Down For What,” though the recent radio hit Maya interpolates here is Sage The Gemini’s “Gas Pedal.”
Gold makes up for its length in energy, with Maya going all out over some wonky horn samples.