Born and raised in Brixton, London, 21-year old Santino Le Saint is a singer, guitarist and producer.
As the son of Brixton’s legendary hip-hop producer Charlie Parker (57th Dynasty), Santino grew up around music, learning piano and guitar from age 8. His dark R&B takes infuence from melancholic artists such as Lana Del Ray and Frank Ocean, merging sultry instrumentation with Hip hop energy. Growing up on the sounds of rock icons such as Jimi Hendix, Nirvana and Ozzy Osbourne, Santino’s overcast and cinematic productions are often accompanied by his signature electric guitar solos. With a haunting tone, he tells dark romantic stories born out of honest personal experiences. Santino’s vocals have been described as ‘James Blake on Xanax’.
Santino released his debut EP Cloud 304 in early 2018 & followed up with his sophmore EP Xeno. Since then singles like ‘Maria Don’t Call Me’ have grown his cult following.
2019 sees Santino releasing his debut mixtape “A Girl Is A Gun”. Co-produced with the likes of Sidney Swift (Beyoncé’s Lemonade) & Blueysport (Paranoid), it’s melodies, craftsmanship & international appeal has already drawn comparisons to Post Malone. He also prepares for his debut headline show at London’s XOYO in November 26th. It promises to be electricity.
Founder of arts collective Cloud X & frequent collaborator of Julien Macdonald ‘The King of Glamour’, Santino is one of the new generation of artists that, like Brockhampton, take a multi-disciplinary & self-sufficient approach to Artistry. Santino is a British star in the making, one with true global appeal.