REC’D: Gold Panda – “You” / “Snow & Taxis”


London beatmaker Gold Panda has just released his debut LP Lucky Shiner, after teasing us with last year's stellar “Quitter's Raga.” The first two singles off the album, “You” and “Snow & Taxis” give a glimpse of this producer's range of skills, the former sounding like a Middle Eastern chillwave odyssey, the latter a riveting dance track equipped with soaring chimes, synths and drumkits. There is not a single original concept apparent on Lucky Shiner, everything being sampled, providing you with this unabated sense of nostalgia. Following in the footsteps of Four Tet, Baths and FlyLo, Gold Panda is creating a chopped up, glitchy brand of electronica, one that is more susceptible to get your ass on that progressive dancefloor.