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Gold Panda (UK)
Hailing from Chelmsford in Essex, Gold Panda started writing beats and collaborating in 2009, beginning a decade-long journey that has seen an award winning and zeitgeist-defining debut record, a nomadic follow up and a third record that found himself re-centering himself emotionally and musically via a spell in the far east. Having spent downtime behind the counters of various establishments of ill-repute, Gold Panda began life by consolidated the rest of his hours creating archives of electronic music. He poked his head into the world by way of a collection of instantaneously raved-about remixes, that quickly attracted the interest of various labels, blogs and taste makers, leading to requests for him to re-edit the likes of, Bloc Party, Simian Mobile Disco, Health and The Field. In October 2010 Gold Panda released his debut album Lucky Shiner. A culmination of years of work spent refining his sui generis sound, the record was released to huge critical acclaim, culminating in the Guardian First Album award the following year. In June 2013 Gold Panda released his eagerly-awaited follow-up album ‘Half Of Where We Live’, further developing his take on emotionally infused, warm electronic music. Again the release was hailed by critics and the record-buying public alike, as he embarked on a huge North American tour to complement runs through Europe and two summers-worth of festival appearances. A three-year gap followed before his third album ‘Good Luck And Do Your Best’ which was inspired by a series of trips to Japan, and complimented by a visual project in collaboration with award winning photographer, Laura Lewis. Most recently Gold Panda has been exploring multiple musical projects, both collaboratively and under multiple guises. This includes a beautiful emotive techno record under the name Selling in partnership with Simian Mobile Disco’s Jas Shaw, and a series of hip hop releases by way of his DJ Jenifa moniker. 2018 also saw a new creative pairing with sitar playing extraordinaire Anoushka Shankar as they created a set of music inspired by and referencing the legendary Ravi Shankar ahead of the centenary of his birth. 2022 sees the return of Gold Panda with his forthcoming fourth record.