Santigold Spins Killer Cuts At KCRW’s Masquerade Ball Halloween Never Sound Better With Santigold on the Ones and Twos
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… Concluding Blurred Culture’s evening at KCRW’s Masquerade Ball (again, we were unable stick around for Wajatta’s performance) was the multi-genre recording artist Santigold performing a DJ set.
I’ve been an admirer of Santigold and her music ever since I got my hands on her gold glitter decorated, self titled, debut studio album. Her sonics have always straddled varying musical genres, but rooted in Afro-Caribbean music. Her latest effort, I Don’t Want: The Gold Fire Sessions, pushes the limits of Dancehall and is a fantastically fun listen.
After I heard her recent KCRW Morning Become Eclectic interview where she talks about the music she grew up with and loves, my interest to see and hear her spin records piqued. She spoke lovingly about Joni Mitchell, Sister Nancy, The Misfits, Bauhaus … if you need an easy way into my heart, all you gotta do is exhibit the kind of love for all types of music that Santigold has. Her taste in music explains her adventurous nature in crafting and creating music.
While I can’t recall the exact songs that Santigold spun for her set- I’ll be honest, after my time in the photo pit, I just zoned out and enjoyed the music- I remember how seamless her transitions seemed, from one genre to the next and how Santigold was able to create a fantastic mood that induced dancing and the occasional call and responses; traits that and DJ should aspire for …”