Boomkat Product Review:
First of the remix sessions spawned from M.I.A's 'Maya' album gives revisions of 'XXXO' from Riton, SBTRKT, Blaqstarr and Various. With the grungy electro-pop ingredients of her original, Riton builds a big-room raver with Funky-debted percussion, next to SBTRKT's dynamically jerky refit packed with squawking synths and rumbling tribal-tek rhythms. Blaqstarr's is the most interesting, perching M.I.A on top of booming R'n'B warzone drums and a slick guitar lick leaving Various to go out on a KILLER slowfast rider rearranged with Desi percussion and plunging subs. Heavy.