Underground Resistance

M.I.A.

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On the M.I.A. Underground Resistance presents their listeners with a different style than that which is normally associated with the group. Rather than hard percussive techno flavored with 303 acid lines or a heavy use of synthesized strings, they instead turn to an electro-influenced style of futuristic funk. The two songs -- "Mississippi Mutants" and "Schoolcraft Bump" -- tend to use more traditional sounds, alluding to an early '70s style of funk listeners would perhaps identify with the JBs, Curtis Mayfield, or Isaac Hayes; instead of 909 bass kicks, we get smoother percussion with an almost acoustic feel.