Hailing from Chelmsford in Essex, Gold Panda started writing beats and collaborating with a variety of artists a few years ago, beginning a journey that ultimately saw him nominated in the BBC’s 2010 Sound Poll, as well as winning the Guardian newspaper’s prestigious First Album Award for his debut album Lucky Shiner. 2013 saw the release of his highly anticipated second album, Half Of Where You Live to equal acclaim.
Having spent downtime behind the counters of various establishments of ill-repute he 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 Telepathe, Bloc Party, Simian Mobile Disco, Health and The Field In the meantime, 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, all in 2009. In October 2010 Gold Panda released his debut album Lucky Shiner. A couple of years of touring and releasing more EPs and one-off recordings followed, before the release of Half Of Where You Live. Gold Panda is working on new projects and playing shows through 2014.