Monday, 3 August 2009
Gold Panda has always been known as a remixer, in fact since his emergence on the lo-fi electronica scene a few years ago he's already reworked artists as big as Little Boots, Simian Mobile Disco and Bloc Party with his toned down, chrome finished take on electronic music. Originally from Essex, he's now based in London, and has worked on notable projects with Ninja Tune underground dance/hip-hop artists Shuttle and Infinite Livez.
These days he's trying his hand publicly at solo material for the first time, and the 500 copy-limited edition Quitters Raga is out today on makemine records. It's a lo-fi, post-electro take on Four Tet fashioned folktronica, with inaudible samples soaked over Bibio-esque folk riffs and neon coated, semi-ambient melody lines. The whole result is a lightly synthesized portion of jangling, 90s influenced, genre-hopping electronic experimentalism.
You can order the 7" from Rough Trade HERE and i've stuck a fairly recent Marina & The Diamonds remix, last year's rarity Back Home and new track Quitters Raga on the end of the post for download.
Marina & The Diamonds - Obsessions (Gold Panda Remix)
Gold Panda - Back Home (link removed by request)
Gold Panda - Quitters Raga (link removed by request)