Santigold – Disparate Youth

February 23, 2012

Trying to sonically define Santigold is a useless exercise–a fools errand. While her foundation might be composed of some incarnation of new-wave hip-hop, the overall picture is packed with tropes from such a wide variety of genres that the minute you begin labeling her, you feel totally pigeon-holed. “Disparate Youth,” a new release from upcoming album, Master Of My Make-Believe, is an example of Santigold at her finest, creating a mix that is simultaneously eclectic and entirely whole. She might be mixing and matching genres, dabbling in rock here and dub there, but there is just the right amount of connective tissue within the track to hold things together and make “Disparate Youth” an fantastic, anthemic jam.

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