If you’re not already familiar with Hed Kandi, you should be: The sleek, stylish UK record label is responsible for releasing some of my favorite compilations of lesser known dance/house/lounge music, and I’ve always seemed to find at least one new act to obsess over as a direct result of their collections. (Oh, and their illustrated album covers are a work of art–see above.)
On January 23, Hed Kandi released Winter Chill–a spine-tingling 2-CD mixture of ambient, trip-hop and downtempo electronica cuts perfectly chilled for the snowy season.
I’ve been loving up the collection for weeks now, which includes offerings by SBTRKT, Switch, Fink, Mark Ronson & The Business Intl, Maya Jane Coles, Tensnake and many others, and now I want to share the wealth.
MuuMuse is proud to be giving away
three copies of Hed Kandi’s Winter Chill.
To enter to win, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following subject line: “WINTER CHILL.”
3 winners will be randomly selected and notified on Friday, February 24.
Winter Chill was released on January 23. (iTunes)
Calling all Lana Del Rey lovers!
Last week, my good friend Jonny of LoveJonny Designs (he’s the one who made that “Cupid Boy” tee for me when I was going to see Kylie!) tweeted a photo of an adorable Lana Del Rey tote that he’d recently created.
Given that MuuMuse has been so Lana Del Loco lately, I asked Jonny if wanted to design something special for MuuMuse readers…and so he did! Check out the tote above, inspired by “National Anthem” and “Born To Die.” Isn’t it gawgeous?
To enter to win the custom-made Lana Del Rey tote,
tag yourself in this photo on MuuMuse’s Facebook page.
A winner will be randomly selected and notified on Thursday, February 16. Good luck!
Money is the reason we exist. Everybody knows it, it’s a fact…kiss kiss.
Born To Die was released on January 31. (iTunes)
In case you hadn’t already heard, Madonna‘s been busy writing and directing a movie over the past 3 years called W.E. (Want to read about my experience at the film’s screening in NYC? Warning: I got a little emotional.)
The film’s score was composed by Abel Korzeniowski, while the final song, “Masterpiece”–one of Madonna’s most extraordinary ballads in years and WINNER of the 2012 Golden Globe for Best Original Score, thank you very much!–was co-penned by Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry and produced by William Orbit.
Now, the music from the movie has finally been made available on W.E. Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which was released digitally on January 31 on iTunes.
And so, to celebrate both the film’s release on February 3 and its accompanying soundtrack…
MuuMuse is proud to be giving away 5 copies of the W.E. soundtrack and five mini-posters.
To enter to win, simply comment with the word “MASTERPIECE” on this post at the official MuuMuse Facebook page. 5 winners will be randomly selected and notified on Wednesday, February 15. US entrants only, please.
W.E. will open at select theaters across the country beginning on February 3. The W.E. Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was released digitally on January 31. (iTunes)
HEY, over there…
Yes, YOU! Put down the video games. I have something to say!
Today, the ever delightful, ever controversial heaven-sent songstress Lana Del Rey released her debut studio album, Born To Die. (In case you missed it, check out the MuuMuse Review now!)
Want to own the album in physical form? Not exactly a million dollar man? Well, I don’t want you suffering from summertime sadness! Button up your blue jeans and pop open a can of Diet Mountain Dew, ’cause we’re off to the races…
MuuMuse is proud to be giving away 5 copies
of the standard edition of Born To Die.
5 winners will be selected and notified on Tuesday, February 7. Good luck, all you bad boys and girls!
Born To Die was released on January 31. (iTunes)
Yesterday, UK heartthrobs The Wanted made their U.S. television debut and performed “Glad You Came” on The Ellen Show (while getting quite a few ladies in the audience hot and bothered in the process.)
Oh, you want(ed) more? WELL…I’LL GIVE YOU MOAH!
MuuMuse is proud to be giving away TWO PAIRS OF TICKETS to see The Wanted at Irving Plaza in New York City on January 22.
To enter to win, follow me on Twitter at @MuuMuse and tweet me with the following phrase:
I’m glad you came, @MuuMuse! I want to see @TheWantedMusic in NYC! http://bit.ly/xWSamw
Two winners will be selected and notified on Monday, January 16. You must respond within 24 hours to claim your tickets. Good luck!
Not from NYC? Don’t worry–they may be heading to a venue near you! Check out all the tour dates below, or check out their official website:
Jan 17 – Tue – The Social – Orlando, FL
Jan 20 – Fri – Rock ‘N Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
Jan 22 – Sun – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Jan 24 – Tue – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Jan 26 – Thu – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
Jan 27 – Fri – Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
Jan 31 – Tue – Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX
Feb 2 – Thu – Club Sound – Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 7 – Tue – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Feb 8 – Wed – The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
“Glad You Came” was released on October 18. (iTunes)