Santi White strikes gold (again)
With "Master Of My Make Believe," Santigold has put out another irresistible elpee.
She was Santogold, but between the release of her stunning 2008 debut and now, Santi White was a guest on recordings by The Beastie Boys, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, and N.A.S.A., just to name a few, and still found time to swap her “o” for an “i” and alter her name to “Santigold.”
John Hughes, the departed director of numerous eighties Teen Angst dramedies, many of which took place on the North Shore of Illinois (and documented, quite well, new wave pop of that era), would’ve adored Santigold. “The Riot’s Gone,” a slow and somewhat weary march that Karen O of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs lends herself to was just the kind of song that used to inspire a Hughes script. If yer not old enough to remember that stuff, you’ll still love this record for its cutting-edge dancibility.
Nicki Minaj has nothing on Santi White, kids.