Hailing from Chelmsford in Essex, but newly located to Hamburg, Germany, Gold Panda started writing beats and collaborating a few years ago, working with the likes of Infinite Livez and Shuttle (both Ninja Tune) as well as creating his own material.
Having spent downtime behind the counters of various establishments he consolidated the rest of his hours creating archives of electronic music; each track different from the other, incorporating multitudes of styles and disparate influences and obscure samples and base material. Having sated the need to create these volumes of material, he poked his head into the world by way of a collection of instantaneously raved-about remixes, that quickly found the interest of various labels, blogs and taste makers, leading to requests for him to re-edit the likes of Little Boots, Telepathe, Bloc Party, Simian Mobile Disco, Health and The Field.
Gold Panda began culling his back-archive of material for a series of low key releases: the first was 'Miyamae', a 12" on Various, followed by the 'Quitters Raga' 7" on Make Mine, and the third, 'Before' was released digitally and on 250 limited CDs via Puregroove.
October 2010, Gold Panda released his debut album Lucky Shiner. A culmination of yearsof work spent refining his sui generis sound, the record was released to huge critical acclaim. An artist at ease traversing genre boundaries in search of new auditory frontiers - whether mixing dissected Hip Hop beats or the pulsating flourishes of minimal Techno "Lots of factors affected the way it came together." Gold Panda explains, "tour ing, mixing, moving house and splitting with a girlfriend. Family, friends and lovers related, places I've never been".
Gold Panda has now been snapped up by !K7 for their latest addition of the legendary DJ-KICKS series. This compilation has an exclusive from Gold Panda - 'An Iceberg Hurtled Northwards Through Clouds'. To follow up there will be an additional 12" with remixes of the exclusive, including something special from Peaking Lights.