Don’t know how I missed this one…some of the best from Flying Lotus in awhile. The song features Dolly, which apparently is the combination of Flying Lotus and Ahu, so I’m not sure why it’s labeled as Flying Lotus ft. Dolly. Whatever, I’m going to stop thinking too much about this and let you enjoy this crazy track.
So Santogold’s album dropped yesterday, and you better believe I was at the Virgin Record Store at 9:30 in the morning making sure I got my my wristband to see her perform later that night! I’m not sure what kind of performance (or person) I was expecting, but I sure didn’t get it…and that is definitely not a bad thing. Judging by her music and pictures I was expecting someone that was really eccentric and outspoken, which I’m sure she probably can be. Instead yesterday, this cute, tiny, charming woman in black pants and a leotard is on stage almost in tears discussing how happy she is that her album was finally released. Overall it was a great performance and I absolutely love her CD!
There was one unscheduled visit during the meet and greet, when out of nowhere Lil’ Mama jumps in front of the line to take a picture with Santogold and then begins to walk down the line to shamelessly plug an upcoming performance of hers. Really? Some people have no shame…
Oh, and for all of those folks who keep trying to compare her to M.I.A. or keep calling her a copy…take a listen to the album and then back off. Santogold can stand on her own two feet.
Here is a crappy video I took of the performance…
“I make dirty ghetto-tech and lyrical dance music” is what Cerebral Vortex has used to describe his gritty version of electro rap. I actually couldn’t agree with him more, with grimy lyrics and heavy hitting drums, you can’t help but bounce. This is one artist I am really hoping to get to catch live, and I’m sure the folks at SXSW were very satisfied. Afterall, you can only expect a fun and exciting performance from a person who is a self-proclaimed “street hippie who just happens to love v-necks, skinny jeans and sleep with American Apparel models” Dirty, fun music…but you gotta love it.
You can also catch this San Antonio native as on half of the hypebeast/street pop group “215: The Freshest Kidz”, who have a 12 inch coming out in April on UK based Stuff Records. He will also be self-releasing his EP “Fluorescent” sometime this year. Make sure you hit up his myspace for some other bangers as well. Oh and he has a nice message for the folks out there in the cyber space, “forget oreos…eat stereo cupcakes”. Gotta love shameless plugs!