Gold Panda returns with the official release of Mountain / Financial District. Panda has released the single digitally through his own label Notown in the UK and tomorrow the tracks will be available via Ghostly International in the US. You won’t be able to get your hands on vinyl until June 12th, though.
According to Gold Panda Mountain / Financial District is a stand alone piece that was inspired by modern hip-hop –– “the 808 snares on ‘Mountain’ are a nod to Noah “40″ Shebib and some-time Drake collaborators Boi-1da,” he said. The stronger of the two, however, is the second billed “Financial District,” what with those fantastic off-center drones and mismatched drum loops. This particular deconstruction of modern hip hop is exactly what’s so great about Gold Panda; it’s sharp and fluid and instantly replayable.