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Bounce-Worthy: Santogold

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Ever since meeting Santi White several years ago, one could sense that something creatively explosive was about to happen whenever she would step foot into a room. Growing up in the Mount Airy suburb of Philadelphia, she was christened "Santogold" by a former grade school classmate for her unapologetic B-girl style. But don't let the suburban-raised, Wesleyan-educated, rocker grrl act fool you. White has songwriting and production credits for Res' How Do I and was former frontwoman for punk-ska band Stiffed. Birthed after the death of her father in 2003, Santogold as a solo act has more than enough fodder to wax poetic on 'nuff topics. Garnering acclaim thus far from Rolling Stone (who identified her as "One To Watch"), Mark Ronson (who featured her on his latest CD, Version), and Bjork (for whom Santogold opened for at Madison Square Garden in September), this is one rockin' chick whose time has finally come. Her debut album drops in March 2008 on Lizard King Records, but you can get a little piece of her "electro-punk-meets-new-wave-Jamaican-dub-meets-indie-rock sound" (according to WWD that is) by sampling the track below.

Santogold: "You'll Find A Way" (Switch & Graeme Remix)


 

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