Archive | Santogold

Best of 2008: Top 10 Albums from Becca Minkoff of the Triple Door

Since many of us are geeks that love compiling top 10 lists at the end of the year to show our favorite works of art over the previous 365 days, I had asked some music-related friends to send me their best of 2008 lists with the promise that I'd post them here. The first to […]

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New Santogold (Feat. M.I.A. and Gorilla Zoe)

Last year Santogold and M.I.A. collaborated on a track with Diplo at the production helm, but is just being released to the public now. The first taste of the self-proclaimed Fela Kuti/Pixies influenced punk-rocker Santogold's collaboration with M.I.A, Gorilla Zoe and Diplo doesn't disappoint. Complete with elephant noises, dirty south backbeats and tribal drumming/chanting this […]

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Santogold is on the rise

One of the fresh acts I caught at Coachella this year was Santogold. I didn't see her full set at Coachella: but what I did hear I liked very much. Santogold (Shanti White) has a strong stage presence and her singing was on-key (which can't always be said for M.I.A.). Admittedly, the track Creator has […]

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Video: Santogold – "L.E.S. Artistes"

Santogold's single, "L.E.S. Artistes" gets a video treatment, throwing this often coined "artist to watch" into watchable territory. Her first full-length, Creator, features appearances and production credits by the likes of M.I.A., Diplo, XXXChange, and Naeem of Spank Rock, to name a few. The track screams Tegan & Sara, the video screams liberal arts degree. […]

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