Sweet remix of Steppin’Up by Nacey (Compositor and DJ from Washington DC). Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam ( What a long name !) born in July 1975, Alias M.I.A. (play on her name and abbreviation for Missing in Action), is a British recording artist, songwriter, painter and director of Sri Lankan Tamil descent. Her songs combine electronics, dance, hip hop and world music. M.I.A. began her career in 2000 as a visual artist, filmmaker and designer in West London before beginning her recording career in 2002.