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New David Byrne & Fatboy Slim (Feat. Santigold) – “Please Don’t”

Here lies the first listen from Here Lies Love, the weirdo concept album about Imelda Marcos, the shoe-obsessed widow of the Philippines' former dictator. It comes courtesy of everyone's favorite dignified oddball/indie rock renaissance man David Byrne, in collaboration with Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim. The two teamed up on Cook's last collab-heavy project… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 19, 2010

Santigold, Lupe Fiasco, Jessica Biel Climb Kilimanjaro

This is how you stunt for publicity: An unlikely assemblage of superstars have banded together to raise awareness about the global clean water crisis by climbing Africa's tallest peak, Tanzania's Mt. Kilimanjaro. That's 19.340 feet, the very typing of which alone seizes my height-fearing heart. The troupe of charitable backpackers includes Santi White, Lupe Fiasco,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 11, 2010

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice 4: 2009 Mashed Up

There could not have been a more apt ID3 than that of Freelance Hellraiser's "Stroke Of Genius," the MP3 that launched this decade's most fitting musical legacy. Parts of two or three or thirty tracks mixed into one supersong? What better than mashups to soundtrack a generation of smartphone-wielding Adderall chompers coming of age i… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2009

Santigold Remixes Norah Jones (Stereogum Premiere)

Aside from discussing how Norah wanted The Fall to tickle corners further from the country-jazz she'd been pedal-steeling of late, there's a lot in Norah's recording history that makes Santi White a perfect fit for the Chasing Pirates Remix EP. Pulling off collabs with Andre 3000, Talib Kweli, Q-Tip, Willie Nelson, JudeMore »

By: Amrit Singh / December 2, 2009

Lollapalooza 2009 Wrap-Up

If you weren't talking about the weather in Grant Park this weekend, you weren't in Grant Park this weekend. And really that would've been a shame. It was oppressive at times, but despite -- or as these things go, perhaps because of -- the inclement weather conditions (APW-styled rain Friday, sweltering heat and humidity the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 9, 2009

New Basement Jaxx (Feat. Santigold) – “Saga”

On the heels of their resounding return to form "Raindrops," UK electrobeat gurus Basement Jaxx are now busy leaking scraps from their forthcoming Scars. Smart move since everybody's wondering if any other of the LP's tracks -- or its myriad cameo list -- can hold a candle to the slippery spunk of that sensational… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 14, 2009

Beastie Boys’ Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1 Gets A Release Date, A Tracklist, A Santigold

Aside from being pooped on, the Beasties made noise down at Bonnaroo when they invited Nas onstage to debut "Too Many Rappers" from their forthcoming "bizarre" LP. The gray-flecked MCs have revealed some more details concerning the awesomely titled Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1: It's out 9/15 via Capitol, it's got 17 tracks,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 23, 2009

Santogold Gets The Grey Album Treatment, Which In Turn Gets The Label-Shut-Down Treatment

Like they always say, "Those who do not know the past are doomed to remix it." (Nobody says that.) Here's the story: DJ Terry Urban wants you to have a mixtape. For free. Downtown Records does not want you to have this mixtape. Despite (and probably because of) the fact it's free. It's called Southerngold. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 4, 2009

New Major Lazer Video – “Hold The Line”

As we've mentioned, Major Lazer is "Paper Planes" producers Switch and Diplo's collaborative and conceptual dancehall project. As the concept goes, he's "a Jamaican commando who lost his arm in the secret Zombie War of 1984," etc. (e.g., he gets around on a rocket-powered silver-surfer board). Clearly someone of Major Lazer's stature (and super-powered prosthetic… More »

By: brandon / May 29, 2009

Sasquatch! 2009 In Photos

Everybody loves Memorial Day weekend, but nobody loves Memorial Day weekend like those that make it to Sasquatch! As friends have returned from their treks across country, they've shared nothing but raves for this year's festival, from the Gorge's breathtaking views to this year's fantastic lineup. Even the public indecency seems particularly magical on the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 29, 2009

“Paper Planes” Producers Recruit Santigold For Monster War

"Major Lazer is a Jamaican commando who lost his arm in the secret Zombie War of 1984. The US military rescued him and repurposed experimental lazers as prosthetic limbs. Since then Major Lazer has been a hired renegade soldier for a rogue government operating in secrecy underneath the watch of M5 and the CIA." Pre… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 20, 2009

David Byrne Ropes Santigold, Tori Amos Into Weird Concept Album

Details are emerging on the Renaissance Man's Here Lies Love, a concept album about Imelda Marcos, shoe-obsessed widow of the Philippines' former dictator. Byrne wrote the project with Fatboy Slim and promises every song will have a different vocalist. Among them: Santigold, Roisin Murphy, Sharon Jones, Alice Russell, and Tori Amos. Read more at More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 10, 2009

New N.A.S.A Video – “Gifted” (Feat. Kanye West, Santigold & Lykke Li)

Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegon get lonely, so as mentioned, their N.A.S.A. project includes more guests than Disneyland. So far they've paraded out M.I.A., Spank Rock, Santigold, and Nick Zinner for "Whachadoin" and "The People Tree" featured David Byrne, Chali 2na, Gift Of Gab & Z-Trip (which beat Department Of Eagles to… More »

By: brandon / March 27, 2009

Santigold And Spank Rock “Shove It” On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon was good last night! (See also: Tina Fey was a guest last night). This time the show brought music-related content via Jon Bon Jovi karaoke and a performance by Santigold and Philly pal Spank Rock (who forgot we're not calling her Santogold anymore). Lindsaygum was there and More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 4, 2009

Santogold’s New Name: Santigold

For a minute it looked like it was going to be just "Santi," but she's officially decided to hold on to the Gold. Here's the press release that heralds the change: Change the graffiti on the bathroom wall, get your tattoo fixed, get your t-shirt airbrushed and change the name on your year end… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 11, 2009

New N.A.S.A. (Feat. M.I.A., Santogold, Spank Rock & Nick Zinner) – “Whachadoin”

Technically N.A.S.A. (North America/South America) = beatmakers Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegon, but as you might've noticed when we posted The Spirit Of Apollo's "Gifted" -- featuring Kanye West, Santogold, and Lykke Li -- the project also includes a shitload of guest vocal spots. See, for example, the names listed after "feat." i… More »

By: brandon / January 12, 2009

New Santogold (Feat. Three 6 Mafia & Project Pat) – “Shove It (Mad Decent Remix)”

In the latest installment of "How Many Ways Can We Repurpose Santogold," Academy Award winning hip hop outfit Three 6 Mafia and Project Pat put a melodramatic sheen on Santi's ode to music industry rejection. This Mad Decent take features a verse picking up on the hopelessness in Santi's hook ("We think you're a joke,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 12, 2009

New N.A.S.A. (Feat. Kanye West, Santogold & Lykke Li) – “Gifted”

Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegon are close to releasing an LP from their N.A.S.A. (North America/South America) project. The duo cook the beats, and turned to their enviable contact list to collect a headspinning list of contributors, including Tom Waits, Karen O, Nick Zinner, Spank Rock, David Byrne, M.I.A., RZA, Method Man, George Clinton,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 11, 2008

New Jay-Z (Featuring Santogold) Video – “Brooklyn (Go Hard)”

That Jay-Z/Santogold/Kanye West BK fight song from the Notorious OST now has itself a video dedicated to Brooklyn, to the letter. Director Evan Roth uses typographic illustration, spelling out "Brooklyn" in cascading typeface, the component parts meshing and building full form images of Jigga and Biggie. Cool technique -- true to what each rapper… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 3, 2008

New Jay-Z (Featuring Santogold) – “Brooklyn (Go Hard)”

That B.I.G. biopic Notorious will have an OST likely dominated by Biggie Smalls cuts, especially since his estate is so creepily enamored with the project, but here's at least one track for the collection from some of Brooklyn's other residents. The Jay-Z fight song, titled "Brooklyn (We Go Hard)" (or less the "We"… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 1, 2008