Santino is a musician, producer, model and basketballer and he takes this multi-talented approach into his music, he fuses together the darker sides of R&B and trap, then adds fiery blues guitar playing into the mix, creating a unique and seductive twilight blend of sounds.
‘MAGIC’ which was written and produced by Santino features searing guitar playing, but with a pared back vocal, creating a languorous atmosphere to be sunk into. The track is carried by the haunting metallic beat that is disrupted by thrilling guitar crescendos that break into the song.
Santino on the single: I actually wrote the first line of Magic whilst I was drunk in the back of an Uber on my way home from a party. I like to arrive on a track with impact and this was so direct and to the point that I knew it’d be sick to use in a song.
I sort of forgot about the lyrics, and a few months down the line I was just making a beat and the concept came back into my mind and the rest of the track fell into place. You know when you’re drunk or high, feeling yourself and just fantasise about shit, that’s ‘Magic’.
‘XENO’ is a fearless debut, one that shows an artist already brimming with confidence and unafraid to weave disparate sounds and textures together to create a new world for listeners to reside in. The EP is a fusion of Santino’s talents, gorgeous vocals and striking guitar playing welded onto futuristic beats. Santino has recently collaborated with rising South Londoner Aaron Unknown on single ‘How Do You Feel’ and features alongside Aaron in a new Superdry Sounds campaign. News on live dates coming soon.