by Winston "Stone" Ford
Santogold – Creator (Windows Media)
Santogold is the newest Couch Sessions Approved Artist for 2008
Most people’s knowledge of Santogold (aka Santi White) is only recent. She’s been awarded the “next big thing” status from the likes of the New York Times and Rolling Stone. She’s toured with (and been constantly compared to) M.I.A. and Mark Ronson in the past couple of years, and she’s done collabos with Spank Rock among others.
However, Ms. White has been in the game for longer than people think. She got on The Couch Sessions’ radar a couple years ago when she fronted the punk band Stiffed. (We were supposed to actually sponsor a DC show for the band…then drama ensued.) However, she’s also been an A&R for Epic Records as well as a writer/prodcer of the amazing album How I Do, by R&B artist Res. (Seriously, How I Do is light years ahead of its time and one of my favorite contemporary albums to date.)
Anyway, Santogold is dropping a still untitled album sometime in 2008 and the tracks that she has dropped so far have been stellar. Could she be the new face of Black Rock in the new millennium?