Since I’ve been reviewing a lot of old stuff lately, allow me to point you towards something new and completely awesome…Santogold(AKA: Santi White). Girl from Philadelphia makes good after spending her college days studying Caribbean and West African Drumming (that’s a major?) then starting a Ska band (remember Ska?) which got her noticed by Bad Brains man Daryl Jenifer.
She’s been dropping singles for some time now, so you may or may not have caught a whiff already. She doesn’t even have an album yet (look for it in April), just this EP.
But for an EP it’s really fucking good!
Santo’s kind of like MIA, only more so. Not that MIA doesn’t kick ass in her own right, but Santo’s sound mixes in the influences of Blondie, Gwen Stefani and Maya…and does so in an extremely appealing way. You gotta love her vocal style. This girl could sing me the menu from IHOP and I’d be sold. Not only that, but she has attracted a literal who’s who of east coast club producers like XXXchange, Spank Rock, Diplo, Disco D and Freq Nasty…all of whom throw down on the upcoming album. Check out my favorite track ‘Find a Way’ above!
Again…not easy to find at the record store, but type in her name on any P2P and you’ll find this and maybe some nice remixes as well. Get up on it now, and be the first on your block!
Can I get a hell yeah for the newness?