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Santi White (born September 25, 1976), better known by her former stage name Santogold (now Santigold), is an American songwriter, producer, and singer. Her eponymous debut album Santogold was released in 2008.
Working with fellow Stiffed member John Hill as co-producer, she recorded her debut album, Santogold, which was originally slated for release on Downtown Records in January 2008, but was pushed back to April 2008. The album (including its B-sides and remixes) features appearances or production work from Chuck Treece, Cliffored "Moonie" Pusey of Steel Pulse, Diplo, Freq Nasty, Naeem Juwan of Spank Rock, Radioclit, Sinden, Switch, Trouble Andrew, and XXXchange. Rolling Stone, Spin, and BBC all named Santogold an artist to watch in 2008. The album's first singles, "Creator" and "L.E.S. Artistes", were both well received. "L.E.S. Artistes" placed at number two on Rolling Stone's Singles of the Year, behind Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", while the album Santogold was sixth on their albums of the year list. "Creator", along with "Lights Out", has appeared in commercials for Bud Light Lime in the United States, and VO5 hair products in the United Kingdom. Similarly, "You'll Find A Way" was featured in the EA Sports video game, FIFA 08, with "L.E.S. Artistes" featured in some versions of its sister game NHL 08 and "Creator" featured in NBA 08. Her songs can also be heard in commercials for the Ford Flex. Her song "Say Aha" was featured in a Zune-Arts video.
White's style has been compared often to that of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, M.I.A. and Missing Persons. White said of the M.I.A comparison that they are both women who have similar influences and have worked with some of the same people," but that her "music is different and she wasn't influenced by what the press was saying", adding "I can't think of anybody who would be a better fit of somebody who I'm like... I think what's accurate about that comparison is that she's an artist who has loads of different influences... and is putting things together in a way that's unexpected and genreless." Some of Santigold's material has been compared to that of Pixies, whom Santigold herself has cited as an influence. Santigold has also said that she is inspired by 1980s pop music. "I felt that a lot of pop music from the '80s had a depth to it, and I hope to bring back some more good pop songs." White also stated her liking for New Wave and added that "My Superman" is based on a Siouxsie & the Banshees' song, "Red Light". The singer also cites Blondie, Grace Jones, Devo whom she describes as her "ultimate favorite band", Fela Kuti, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and reggae music as influences.
I can't stop listening to her debut album...definitely cop that joint!
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Me and Black J recently did an interview with our friend, Kevin Nottingham, a great Hip-Hop Blogger (check his blog out if you haven't). The interview lets fans know who we are, what our past, present and future projects are, and what album we would bring with us on a deserted island....check it out!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
New SoulKlap. My interpretation of Santigold's dope track, "Unstoppable." Also with Drake.
Unstoppable Klap Remix F/Drake and Santigold
Note: Excuse the quality...just got this iMac, tryin out garage band!! Download The Quan now!!!