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Giveaway: Santigold ‘Master Of My Make Believe’ and ‘Santogold’ Albums

We’ve been supporters of Santigold since the first album and she always impresses us with her unique music and awesome live shows. In celebration of Santi, we’ve been given some swag to giveaway by our friends at Downtown Records.

We know some of you still love getting physical CDs, so five winners will get a copy of both Santogold and Master Of My Make Believe on CD and some surprise extra goodies thrown in.


First, you should make sure you are connected to us on Facebook so we can keep you updated on all our latest giveaways and new music!

Then, leave a Facebook comment below with a YouTube link to your favorite Santigold song, performance or video.

If you’re a Tweeter, make sure you are following us and tweet the message below…

@hardcandymusic I wanna win a copy of @santigold’s latest album #MasterOfMyMakeBelieve and debut #Santogold http://bit.ly/MRyqiU

Good luck! Make sure to leave your entries in the comments below.

Stream Santigold’s ‘Master Of My Make-Believe’

Santigold is offering a full stream of new album Master of My Make-Believe. We’ve already seen the videos for Disparate Youth and Big Mouth (check them out if you missed their premieres.) Listen to the rest of the album below, produced by Switch, Diplo, David Sitek of TV On The Radio and Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s.

If the SoundCloud player doesn’t work, try this…

What are your favorite tracks?

Santigold: Disparate Youth

With an intro inspired by Glass Candy‘s Warm In The Winter, Santigold unveils the first official single from Master Of My Make Believe – Disparate YouthWhat we found lacking in buzz track Big Mouth was an infectious chorus in Santi’s signature sway from side to side form, much like the material on her self-titled debut. Santi is back! Watch the official animated video below.

Disparate Youth is on iTunes now, grab it here. The full single drops April 8th with remixes via Switch, the 2 Bears and Amateur Best.

Are you ready for Santi’s Master Of My Make Believe?

Santigold: Big Mouth (Video Premiere)

We’re loving this new Santigold track Big Mouth taken from the eagerly anticipated sophomore album Master of My Make Believe, which is due for release this spring!

The track and video are giving  me a slight M.I.A vibe, and if you watch the video and listen closely it seems like she’s having a dig at Lady Gaga, love it!

The timing of the release of this track couldn’t be more perfect as Jay from NuWavePony and I had the pleasure of seeing her live at Music Hall Of Williamsburg last night. She blew us away with her performance, and we left dying to hear the studio versions of the five incredible new tracks she sang, and here we have one of them!

Watch the video and grab the guilt free mp3 below! As always let us know what you think….

Big Mouth 

Major Lazer, Miike Snow & Santigold: Downtown Music Festival (Live At Terminal 5) Review

Photos by Thomas Fricilone & Louise Tillery

Hard Candy teamed up with Downtown Records and sent our guest reviewer Daniel Feldstein off to the Downtown Music Festival at Terminal Five on Friday night to see Major Lazer, Santigold, Miike Snow and a whole host of other talent perform. We love his review of the event and hope you do also!

Going into Downtown Records’ 5th Anniversary bash at Terminal 5 Friday night I had high expectations. For one night Major Lazer and Miike Snow would be performing back to back sets along with support from the French DJs from Ed Banger records. The musicians all came in top form and were matched by the sold-out crowd’s irrepressible energy.

Normally opening acts can be hit or miss, but So Me and DJ Mehdi delivered back-to-back sets that got people dancing and jumping as soon as they stepped on the dancefloor. So Me dropped a set of fresh electro that sounded Miami-ready, while Medhi dug up some house classics!

Major Lazer brought their Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do manifesto to life with a killer light show and even more lethal performance. The setlist mixed gems like Swedish House Mafia‘s One, Ace of Base‘s The Sign and Duck Sauce‘s Barbra Streisand with Major Lazer‘s trademark techno and reggae fusion, with stage entertainers ranging from the trademark hip-hop MCs to mimes and dueling Jedis. Santigold stuck to her “special guest” billing, coming out for one song and to hype the crowd, but the New York audience loved her anyway. The audience truly exploded every time Major Lazer dropped one of their album cuts, from Pon de Floor to Keep it Going Louder, and they closed strong with the Ricky Blaze track Just You and I.

After the high of the Major Lazer set, the crowd waited impatiently for Miike Snow to arrive on stage and the band rewarded the waiting throngs with an electric rendition of Cult Logic. They ran through Burial and an extended Black and Blue complete with dance-breakdown before removing their trademark masks and tearing through five more songs in their main set, including audience favorites Sylvia and Animal. The band proved they deserve their reputation for incredible musicianship and live gigs; songs featured new arrangements to bring the crowd to life and lead singer Andrew Wyatt matched the enthusiasm by bouncing from just singing to playing guitar and piano along with his band mates. After announcing that this would be their last gig before going back into the studio to finish their second album, the band came back for an encore of In Search Of and an electronic version of Vampire Weekend‘s The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance, performed wearing Tron-like LED light up vests.

The lights came up close to one and the sweaty, exhausted crowd left in search of food, cabs and the rest of their Saturday night. Downtown Records marked five years of influential music in style with a kinetic night that, even for those of us who have seen the individual acts perform on their own, won’t be forgotten anytime soon! – Daniel Feldstein

Giveaway: Vans sneakers designed by Santigold!

Santigold slayed us with her self-titled debut album released back in 2008, as soon as she appeared on the scene people stood up and took notice, not only of her incredible music but also her unique personal style.

She is now taking her love of fashion to the next level, and has recently teamed up with Vans designers to create this hot limited edition sneaker. The  Vans x Santigold collaboration features premium perforated full grain leather and faux gold chain accents. The look becomes complete with a custom SG gold pin created by jewelry designer Jules Kim of Bijules.

Hard Candy is very excited to be partnering with Vans to bring you an opportunity to win a pair of your own!

To enter the contest all you have to do is follow us on Twitter and tweet the following message…

RT @hardcandymusic I wanna win a pair of @vansgirls sneakers designed by @Santigold! http://bit.ly/gUBqS3

p.s  She is currently in the studio and will be releasing an album this year! In the meantime let’s take it back in time with L.E.S Artistes!

Giveaway: Downtown Music Festival 3/5 with Miike Snow, Santigold, Major Lazer and more!

The Downtown Music Festival is happening tonight and tomorrow in NYC, and we are giving one lucky reader and a guest the chance to attend to see acts like Miike Snow, Santigold and Major Lazer take the stage tomorrow night at Terminal 5!

This is a giveaway with a bit of a difference, we would like our winner to submit a short review of the events to Hard Candy for inclusion on our site. The winner or their guest will also have the opportunity to photograph the artists from the photo pit but is not obligated to do so. This is a great opportunity for a writer wanting to get their name out there, or simply a fan who is up for the challenge!

To enter drop us an email to hardcandyblog@gmail.com explaining why you would like to win and who you would most like to see at the show! Entries must be received by 9pm tonight! (The sooner the better!)