Kala – M.I.A.


From Wikipedia:

Kala is the second studio album by British hip hop artist M.I.A. It was released on 8 August 2007 by XL Recordings. M.I.A. named the album after her mother and said her mother’s struggles in life are a major theme of the recording. It was mainly written and produced by M.I.A. and Switch, and features contributions from Timbaland, Diplo, Afrikan Boy and The Wilcannia Mob.

M.I.A. initially planned to work with American producer Timbaland for the bulk of the album, but was unable to gain a long-term work visa to enter the US. She hence recorded the album at numerous locations around the world, including India, Angola, Trinidad, Liberia, Jamaica and Australia. M.I.A. and Switch relied heavily on the digital audio workstation Logic Pro and recorded additional vocals and background sounds outside the traditional studio environment. Kala incorporates prominent influences from South Asian music, featuring samples of Bollywood and Tamil cinema. The album draws on various styles, from funk carioca to African folk. The songs are about political themes related to the Third World, including illegal immigration, poverty and capitalism.

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A1 Bamboo Banga
Producer, Written-By – M.I.A. (2), Switch (2)
A2 Birdflu
Producer – M.I.A. (2)
Producer [Additional] – Switch (2)
Producer [Vocals] – Cavemen (2)
Written-By – M.I.A. (2), Switch (2)
A3 Boyz
Mixed By – Mark “Spike” Stent*
Producer, Written-By – M.I.A. (2), Switch (2)
B1 Jimmy
Mixed By – Mark “Spike” Stent*
Producer, Written-By – M.I.A. (2), Switch (2)
B2 Hussel
Featuring – Afrikan Boy
Producer, Written-By – Diplo, M.I.A. (2), Switch (2)
B3 Mango Pickle Down River
Featuring [With] – Wilcannia Mob
Producer – M.I.A. (2), Morganics
Producer [Additional Vocals] – Diplo, M.I.A. (2)
Scratches [Cuts] – DJ Ability
Written-By – Brendan Adams, Buddy Blair, Colin Roy Johnson, Daniel Wright, Keith Dutton, Lendal King, M.I.A. (2), Morgan Lewis (2), Walter Ebsworth, Will Jarrett
C1 20 Dollar
Producer – Switch (2)
Written-By – M.I.A. (2), Switch (2)
C2 World Town
Producer, Written-By – M.I.A. (2), Switch (2)
C3 The Turn
Producer, Written-By – Blaqstarr, M.I.A. (2)
D1 XR2
Producer – Diplo
Producer [Additional] – Switch (2)
Written-By – Diplo, M.I.A. (2), Switch (2)
D2 Paper Planes
Producer – Diplo
Producer [Additional], Mixed By – Switch (2)
Written-By – Diplo, M.I.A. (2)
D3 Come Around
Edited By [Vocal Protool] – Ron Taylor (4)
Engineer [Assistant] – Larry “Live” Lyons*, Marty Green
Featuring – Timbaland
Producer [Vocals] – Jim Beanz
Producer, Performer [All Instruments] – Timbaland
Recorded By, Mixed By, Programmed By – Demacio “Demo” Castellon
Written-By – M.I.A. (2), Timothy Clayton*, Timothy Mosley