Posts Tagged ‘Santogold’
Santogold is so hip, theres not a stereotype that she can fall into. On becoming an artist she has been accusing people of being racist just because she was said to make hip hop music. “Just because I’m black doesnt mean I’ll rap or make r&b music,” she said. So what sound does she make? At first listen, few of her singles sound like baile funk similar to artists like M.I.A or Bonde do Role. After a lot of listen, which I do have her songs on repeat, its starting to sound like a lot musical nonsense blended together creating this unique mixture of 80’s synth pop, dub, dancehall, yes a little bit of rapping here and there, and a lot of head-swaying, ass-shaking music.
Other than the sound, Maybe Santogold is similar to M.I.A in other ways. Maybe it’s the attitude, or the vibe or having shared a common album producer, Diplo (which is also M.I.A’s ex boyfriend). I don’t know, being reminiscent of M.I.A is kind of a good thing, wouldn’t you say?
Santogold’s debut album, aptly titled the same name, was given four stars out of five in Blender music magazine and was called one of the biggest debut album of the year. I definitely agree.
Download: Creator Vs. Switch & Freq Nasty and You’ll Find A Way (Switch & Sinden Remix).