简介: Santigold被滚石列为十大期待的新人之首。出生自费城,在纽约布鲁克林发迹的Santogold 本名叫Santi White,爸爸是费城的已故名律师。小时候都念私校的黑人孩子,却选择了玩音乐,本来是躲在角落被欺负的小孩却因为这样而开始变成风云人物。Santi white曾经学 更多>

Santigold被滚石列为十大期待的新人之首。出生自费城,在纽约布鲁克林发迹的Santogold 本名叫Santi White,爸爸是费城的已故名律师。小时候都念私校的黑人孩子,却选择了玩音乐,本来是躲在角落被欺负的小孩却因为这样而开始变成风云人物。Santi white曾经学过古巴、海地跟西非手鼓等。 在Santagold之前曾经组了一个庞客团Stiffed。Santogold是她跟同是Stiffed的团员朋友John Hill一起的二人组合,这首令人惊艳的the Creator单曲是改编重组自M.I.A.的专辑。滚石的报导,用一组方程式形容了Santogold的音乐像是M.I.A.乘上Yeah Yeah Yeahs的Karen O 加上80的synth pop键盘。
↓by Jason Lymangrover
As a solo project with a revolving door of members, the heart and face of Santigold is vivacious frontwoman Santi White. White and John Hill, her former counterpart from ska-punk band Stiffed, use their common backgrounds as production-savvy musicians to make bombastic, bass-oriented songs that fuse punk, reggae, grime, and indie rock with electro. Tribal island rhythms merge with flavorful digital chirps and blips, culminating in an original sound that is comparable to M.I.A. but draws from too many other influences to be considered just another M.I.A. knockoff.
While showcasing her array of vocal styles at a Stiffed show, White was spotted by Martin Heath, who made her an offer to record a solo record on Lizard King, the label responsible for the successful promotion of the Killers. After failed attempts with a few mainstream pop producers, White and Hill (now calling the project Santogold) decided to pair up with a crew of likeminded musicians -- including Freq Nasty, Disco D, Switch, Spank Rock's Naeem, Xxxchange, Steel Pulse guitarist Clifford Moonie Pusey, and none other than M.I.A. herself.
In only three weeks, the full-length Creator was completed and scheduled for release in January of 2008, though it took until April for the album (retitled to simply Santogold) to actually hit shelves. Speaking of re-titling, White decided to change the name of the project to Santigold in early 2009 for reasons possibly related to an impending lawsuit from wrestler and "personality" Santo Gold.