Live @ SXSW: Santogold March 16, 2008Posted by rugwu in Concert, Music, Photo, SXSW, Video.
By Natalia Ciolko
Oh, Santi. You’re so easy to love, with your baggy tank top and crazy dancers. (I almost expected that horse from the L.E.S. Artistes video to come onstage.) Santogold’s performance at Stubb’s Friday night was definitely a nice bone to throw to the rabid press who are chomping at the bit to see what she does next.
Her songs went off flawlessly, especially “Shove It,” but it was clear that she is still somewhat new to the stage. As an A & R woman, Santi has been in the music business for years and its an interesting transition to being in the limelight. I think she probably won some hearts in the crowd with her polite speech and genuine laugh, not to mention her insanely awesome vocals. If there were any undecided critics in the crowd, the choreography during “Creator” was just too much fun to ignore.
We heard two new songs at the show, one of which was a Diplo-produced banger and the other was a darkwave-sound demo. Both make me excited to have the entire album of different tastes to sort through.