Self-proclaimed bad girl M.I.A. is kicking off the summer with a remix of her January single, “Bad Girls”. Former Major Lazer DJ Switch injects steroids into the original, adding his signature choppy beats and frenetic drum samples, while rap veteran Missy Elliot and Baltimore hip-hop ingénue Rye Rye both add scorching verses. The result is a pulsing, frantic club banger perfect for the summer swelter. Oh, and there’s an adorable sample from M.I.A.’s son Ikhyd.
Not one to let go of a good thing, M.I.A. will release a handful of “Bad Girls” remixes through a new EP, Bad Girls: The Remixes, which comes out July 3 via M.I.A.’s own label, N.E.E.T (Interscope). For those who want a little style with their download, the EP will also be released as a gold-plated U.S.B. necklace in the shape of a car key for $50. It features verses by Azealia Banks, a remix by Danja and behind the scenes footage from the “Bad Girls” video shoot.
STREAM: M.I.A. – “Bad Girls (Switch Remix Ft. Missy Elliot + Rye Rye)”