Santi What? Santi Who? Santogold!

February 25, 2008

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Early last year, I saw Bjork at the Apollo Theater which was amazing, she’s genius and so fricking cute and tiny. Spank Rock opened for her which was a lot of fun because I had heard about them (specifically Naeem Juman ) and how they tore up SXSW and was really excited to see what they were about. They rocked it and when I went looking for more info on them, I stumbled onto a collaboration between them and artist, Santogold.

Santogold is Santi White, originally from PA and now residing in Brooklyn; she acquired this nickname from a former classmate. Santi used to be in a ska-punk band, Stiffed before moving on to her current musical style mash-up of rock and dub with some crazy beats courtesy of some of the hottest producers out there, including Switch, FreQNasty and Mark Ronson. In fact, it’s the You’ll Find a Way the Switch and Graeme remix that I have on repeat. I’ll stop listening to it for awhile and then come back to it and get amped again. Other singles in heavy rotation: LES Artistes and Shove It.

So, began my interest in this spunky performer and my quest to see her live, which I have had yet to do. Mostly because, when I try there’s always some type of conflict. Last December, I had already scored tickets to see the White Rabbits at the Bowery when I found out that Santogold was going to be performing the same night in Brooklyn at a free concert. Free: which basically meant that there was going to be a long line because there is so much well-deserved hype surrounding Santi White. So, I went ahead with my previous plans.

Santogold is someone to keep an eye on and eventually I will catch a live performance.

Santogold and M.I.A

                                    Santogold and M.I.A.

Santogold and Spank rock

                      Santogold and Naeem Juman of Spank Rock



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