Represent: Santigold Live Review


June, 2012

With performances by Django Django, Best Coast, Citizens!, Friends and more.

There are always several directions a stage invasion can go, fortunately this one went very well indeed. First off, the crowd had been invited by none other than Santigold herself during her enormous breakthrough hit, ‘Creator’. A full on party ensued with what seemed like half the crowd busting their best moves on stage trying to keep up with Santi and her spectacular dancers. The rest of her set included other classics from 2008’s eponymous ‘Santigold’ like ‘L.E.S Artistes’ and great new ones like this year’s big hitter, ‘Disparate Youth’. There was also a selection of her best guest spots like the incendiary ‘Hold The Line’ by Major Lazer with it’s unmistakable beat and relentless energy.

It all started several hours earlier with Brooklynites Friends who tapped in to New York’s rich mix of quirky pop music, channeling the spirit of bands like Tom Tom Club to create a good time party sound with an edge. Citizens! were next up, offering a European take on a similar sound with tracks like ‘Reptile’ getting hips moving across the already packed club.

Best Coast have taken the world by storm with their new album and it was easy to see why. Their unique brand of pop music brought rays of California sunshine that the UK summer has been severely lacking with mass sing-alongs to ‘Boyfriend’ and ‘The Only Place’ and many smiling faces.

Django Django’s modern British psychedelia is a unique proposition and they showcased it to devastating effect at Represent. Marrying an ear for a strong hook with a driving rhythm section and a whole host of otherworldly synth effects they took The 100 Club by storm. They clearly relished the chance to play a small club in fact they said as much, telling that this show was a great chance to play a different environment after a summer of festivals. The show was also beamed out to thousands of fans on Converse TV.

That left only Santigold, her DJ and those dancers to rock the crowd until closing time, which, of course, they did.

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Comments (56)
  • Jacinta i am here from Australia visting for the olympics and i MUST go to this gig pretty pleeeease! Mon Aug 06, 2012
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  • Sam I want some tickets too! Sat Aug 04, 2012
  • Tara This looks like the perfect anecdote to the Olympics, hope I can be there! Fri Aug 03, 2012
  • Sam I need to get tickets please! Fri Aug 03, 2012
  • Lidzie Does this increase my chance of getting tickets to this gig? Tue Jul 31, 2012
  • Caroline Aaaah... i want IN please! xxxx Tue Jul 31, 2012
  • duncan johnson I just accidentally found this page while looking for django django gigs. \this is going to be one amazing gig. I hope I can be there! Nah scratch, that I will be there Tue Jul 31, 2012
  • Erin Shortall My life temporally would be complete if I got tickets for this gig! Thu Jul 26, 2012
  • Molly i need to be here, i've been dying to see friends for months! please someone allow me to be here! Fri Jul 20, 2012
  • Rico Johnson Can't believe santigold and Friends are playing on the same night. Register me, stat! Sun Jul 15, 2012
  • Rico Johnson Register me for Santigold, and friends. I can't believe they're both on in the same night. 0__0!!! Sun Jul 15, 2012
  • Rico Johnson i'd like to register to see santigold and friends on the 7th of august Sun Jul 15, 2012
  • Rapousa "WE ARE THE CREATOR" - SANTIGOLD is simply amazing and I just can't miss this opportunity to see her live... Tickets, tickets? :) <3 Sat Jul 14, 2012
  • Kalaa I need tickets, how do I buy, I need friends in my life!! x Fri Jul 13, 2012
  • Greg Herriett Stellar! yes please... Thu Jul 12, 2012
  • Dominique Sick venue. Siiicker lineup. Thu Jul 12, 2012
  • Kate Watson Saw Djang Django and Field Day and they rocked! Would love the chance to see them again at the icon 100 club :) Wed Jul 11, 2012
  • Ben Random This line up couldn't be bigger if Big Foot came dressed in an XL tu-tu roller-skating while limbo'ing tying its Chuck Taylors! If i was Doc Emit Brown I'd put the date in the delorean to this night EVERYTIME! Colossal doesn't even come close! Hook a peace loving, rave wil'out Soul dance floor skankin Brother up :-D x Tue Jul 10, 2012
  • Elen I love Santigold almost as much as Santa Claus Fri Jul 06, 2012
  • Paul Harton I would love to get tickets to see this cool show.I love Django Django,Citizens and friends and it would be great to see them in such a cool venue as the 100 Club Fri Jul 06, 2012
  • Paul Harton I do hope I get the Santigold tickets,I love Django Django,Citizens and Friends,and would love to see them in such a cool venue as the 100 Club Fri Jul 06, 2012
  • Kate YES santigold! tickets for me please! Fri Jul 06, 2012
  • Victoria Santigold rocks. Please enter me for the comp. Thu Jul 05, 2012
  • Aisling Grace Donohoe Literally the best line-up ever, reallllllly want to win tickets!! amazing Thu Jul 05, 2012
  • Emily Millhouse I NEED to see santigold live! Wed Jul 04, 2012
  • AD Definitely want to register to see that amazing gig!! Wed Jul 04, 2012
  • Emma white Insane lineup- Friends and Santigold amoung others would love to be put in the draw! Wed Jul 04, 2012
  • Leandro Barreto Ahhhhh Santigold and Django Django! I NEED that ticket! Is that only by competition? Pick me, pick me please!!! Wed Jul 04, 2012
  • karina sobolewska ahh i love best coast so much! was supposed to see them in june but i never got the chance :( this would make mine and my friends summer perfect! plus i can then cross off "see best coast live" off of my bucket list haha please let me win tickets! Wed Jul 04, 2012
  • Sam Greenway Would love to get to this gig. All amazing bands but I'd love to see Best Coast live! Wed Jul 04, 2012
  • julie love the bands and the venue. tickets would be fab x Mon Jul 02, 2012
  • Anna Aronova Santigold and Django Django?! Who can miss this awesome line up? Definitely not me! ▼ Mon Jul 02, 2012
  • Emily Ray What an amazing line up! Absolutely dying to see Santigold live... Sat Jun 30, 2012
  • Joseph Mackulin Please, please, please,I need some santigold escapism. Sat Jun 30, 2012
  • Sarah I'd love to see Best Coast on August 7th! Fri Jun 29, 2012
  • Anna Wadham Amazing... would love to win tickets, Django Django are sold out near me and best coast will never come to norwich!Put me in your invisible hat :D Thu Jun 28, 2012
  • Amisha I would love to come!! Fierce line up. I love Santiogold & Citizens - both great live. Please can I have tickets!! Thu Jun 28, 2012
  • Amisha This is a brilliant line up. I love Santigold and Citizens. It would be amazing to win tickets!!! Thu Jun 28, 2012
  • Cherry Rufus I would literally die to go to this gig. The line-up is ah-mazing. This would MAKE my summer. Seriously. Thu Jun 28, 2012
  • Dorien Schampaert There once was a girl in Leeds who didn't have that many needs just wanted to go to this brilliant show so she dug out the old prayer beads Thu Jun 28, 2012
  • David Perry What a smashing line-up. I would clearly like to go. Please let me win tickets. Thx! Thu Jun 28, 2012
  • Flora-Emma BONAZ CITIZENS !!!!! & FRIENDS !!!! DJANGO DJANGO That's a line up as i like. Thu Jun 28, 2012
  • Jennifer I would love to see Santigold and Djang Django please and thank you Thu Jun 28, 2012
  • Amanda Singer I would love to win 3 tickets to see Santigold and Django Django, pretty please! Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Lindsey Waller I would love to see these artists. I would like to register to win tickets. Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • JA Hogbin Seeing Santigold and django django at one beautifully free gig would give meaning to my existence Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Lindsey Waller I would like 3 tickets please. Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Georgina Hawes I'd like to see Santogold please! Is it possible to reserve 3 tickets? Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Sue Edge Having just missed them in Birmingham, I'd love to win tickets to see Best Coast on August 7th! Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Lucy I would love this!!!! Such an awesome line up. In a unique venue Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Keisha Adams I need to see Santigold and Best Coast before I go out of my tiny mind literally exams have scuppered all chances of me seeing them so far and I don't want to miss another chance. So I'd love to win tickets for August 7th ! Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Rich Walsh Best line up I've seen for a gig in a long time...and I've just come back from the IoW festival! Please let me win tickets!! Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Matt O'Neill I have to get tickets for this!!! Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Tonje Kvamme I'd love love love love love love love to go to win tickets for this line up! xx Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Patrick McCool I would like to register for the chance to win tickets to see Djang Django on August 7th at the 100 club please! Tue Jun 26, 2012
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