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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 - 10:25 am

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 came… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 3, 2008 - 10:08 am

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” depending o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 1, 2008 - 12:07 pm

Watch The Worthwhile Moments Of The Woodies

The Woodies happened, I was there, you didn’t miss too much. This year’s performance roster was interesting though, particularly for a couple of onstage collaborations. Vampire Weekend’s “The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance” with Chromeo was previously announced and a fun if subtle shift from the original (not like the Chromeo studio remix of theMore »

By: Amrit Singh / November 20, 2008 - 12:00 pm

Photos From The 2008 mtvU Woodie Awards

Over the past few years, mtvU’s annual Woodie Awards have been unexpectedly bloggable. But last night we couldn’t rely on Jordan Catalano picking fights since he was busy being king douche somewhere else, and Spank Rock seemed sober which meant no drinking from stilettos or jacking liveblogs, so we were left with … music? Well… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 13, 2008 - 2:45 pm

Santogold: Now Just “Santi”

A press release for the mtvU Woodies Awards is a weird place to mine your breaking news, but we do what we can. Yesterday we received a blast from MTV detailing the performers at their annual music-video-for-dorm-rooms award show, including Vampire Weekend featuring Chromeo, the Cool Kids featuring Asher Roth, Lykke Li, and “Santi (formerly… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 11, 2008 - 8:54 am

Santogold Does Two For MTV, Releases “Lights Out” Video

Santi’s been sucked into the MTV band-a-week ecosystem, and so after following the script of mildly awkward and innuendo filled skits, it’s come time for a Music Television live performance. If you’ve seen her this past year you pretty much know what you’ll get — White in the middle flanked by her S1W-inspired sidekicks, working… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 11, 2008 - 10:27 am

New Santogold (Feat. M.I.A. & Gorilla Zoe) – “Get It Up”

We know that former tour partners Santi and Maya are both Clash fans and Diplo associates, but it looked like the latter’s “retirement” was going to get in the way of the inevitable collab. Turns out they did a track together last year but only now do we get to hear it. The song “Get… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 21, 2008 - 1:51 am

Santogold Covers The Clash

Fresh off her spin with Julian and Pharrell in that Converse anthem, Santogold offers an appealing echo-chamber take on the Clash’s “Guns Of Brixton.” It’s like super dub. The cover comes from the Santogold/Diplo mixtape, Top Ranking: A Diplo Dub, which you can study up on over here. You can also cut to the chase… More »

By: brandon / July 17, 2008 - 11:25 am

New Santogold, Julian Casablancas & Pharrell Video – “My Drive Thru”

When we first brought up the selling power trio of Santogold, Julian Casablancas, and Pharrell we played you their fast food-redolent jingle “My Drive Thru” and mentioned that there would eventually be a video … or, well, Chuck Taylor commercial for the Three Artists, One Song campaign. The long-awaited clip resembles the billboard adverts I… More »

By: brandon / July 9, 2008 - 2:00 pm

Letterman Reschedules Grizzly Bear, Ed Offers Us The Contents Of His iPod As Consolation

Careful students of TiVO’s scheduling guide have known for weeks that Dave scheduled Grizzly Bear to be his music guest tomorrow night, marking the band’s first performance in the Ed Sullivan Theater (save the time they were indie rock choir boys). Unfortunately the Late Show staff pulled a late minute flake out, deciding to “go… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 1, 2008 - 5:07 pm

When It Comes To (Drive) Shafts, Santogold Likes Them Big

Following in the steps of bands you know, like Vampire Weekend and Death Cab For Cutie, Santogold gets her very own week of promo on MTV under the network’s 52 Bands/52 Weeks initiative. They’re bringing music back! Which means she gets her very own shot at acting in a 30-second blip. It’s not quite whirlyball,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 24, 2008 - 10:00 am

Santogold Sued By Santo Gold, Opening For Coldplay

As always, Stereogum is your one stop shop for Santi White litigation and tourdates news. Santogold’s sorta blowing up, right? Cue the lawsuits. It’s not everyday I get to use my entirely rusted law school skills, so thanks to the Lustigman Firm, P.C. for emailing us their amusing 20-page complaint (it opens by quoting “The… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 18, 2008 - 2:22 pm

Santogold: Built For The Road Ahead

Alternate post title: Have You Driven A Ford While Listening To Santogold Lately? You know where this is going. There’s been Buds and there’s been Chucks, but now Santogold’s throwing tunes to Ford. Which might sound shocking for a second, until you realize that now Santogold can buy herself some food. And food’s great, don’t… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 11, 2008 - 10:32 am

Photos From Philadelphia’s Inaugural Roots Picnic

Photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Over the past decade and change, the scene that’s come to define Philadelphia — in media exposure and in most cases, artistic merit — has been spearheaded by the most fabulous Roots crew. Going to middle and high school in the area, word would trickle back to u… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 9, 2008 - 1:41 pm

New Santogold, Julian Casablancas & Pharrell – “My Drive Thru”

It’s an unlikely trio of artist that are helping get Converse’s centennial celebration underway. Maybe not the pairing of Pharrell and Santogold — actually it’s somewhat surprising that this is their first project together — but Strokes lead man Julian Casablancas is a bit more leather jackets than colored prints, and besides he’s been mute… More »

By: amrit / June 9, 2008 - 8:50 am

New Santogold – “Lights Out (Bud Light Remix)”

With her spread out style and numerous monster jams, it’s not easy to understand Santogold’s Commercial Appeal. If it seems like we’re reporting on it every other day, it’s because we practically are; see: the “Creator” spot for Bud Light, the Converse commissioned Casablancas & Pharrell cut). While we’re waiting to hear what the team… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 19, 2008 - 11:58 am

Santogold, Julian Casablancas And Pharrell Are Converse All Stars

What do you get when you combine the selling power of Bud Light’s Santogold with the laconic New York charm of the Stroke’s Casablancas and the non-laconic L.A. sizzle of N.E.R.D.-y Pharrell Williams (not featuring Lindsay Lohan)? Basically, a well-produced Neptunes-style sneaker jingle with the guy from the Strokes and Santi on it. Could be… More »

By: brandon / May 16, 2008 - 3:06 pm

New Santogold – “Your Voice”

Yes everybody’s crushing on Santogold. The record’s so solid that Santi and Downtown thought it didn’t even need this sweet and mellow reggae jam on its tracklist, apparently. Which is crazy because it is so good, you guys. But then, leaving a track this strong for bonus material speaks louder about the proper record’s quality… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 2, 2008 - 2:20 pm

Videos From Coachella Friday

Greetings from Indio. We saw lots of stuff yesterday: Les Savy Fav, The National, Cut Copy, The Verve (!), Aphex Twin (!!), Jack Johnson (!!!). And so far one celebrity (does Whitney Port count?). While we get going cropping beautiful photos for you, enjoy this selection of fan captured vids from the Polo Field. Tega… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 26, 2008 - 12:25 pm