Sunday, June 29, 2008
A little something about Santogold!
I just found Santogold's new video on MTV
If you don't know who this electronic pop Siren is, you might want to get educated.
Santi White (aka Santogold) was a producer and involved in the music industry before she started performing. Now you can't turn on MTV without hearing Creator, L.E.S. Artistes, or anything off her self titled album released this year. Hey style is similar to M.I.A. and they chill together in Brooklyn NY, pictured.
I had the pleasure to see her live at BFD, not knowing anything about her. I walked out the tent my mind totally blown! My friend's brother Niel, came through the crowd practically beaming, and I said, "Niel I need this alb--" and he cut me off with, "There's a burned copy for you in your car."
Since then I've listened to that album many times and each song brings something different. It cohesive and yet varied in genre. She's brilliant.
She started in a ska band, maybe that's why I love her so much.
Oh and a week ago on the KSLG, Dr. Syd said she sounded too much like Tegan and Sara, she's riding on their coat tails. Well, Syd, if you read this blog, please listen to the whole album or at least watch the video above. She has so much versatility, and has an entirely different performance style, I didn't even hear the similarity until hearing L.E.S. on the radio.