We’re ecstatic to welcome one of our favourite electronic artists of the 2010s and beyond!
Gold Panda releases a brand new record on Nov 11, before bringing his spectacular live show to Ramsgate on Nov 24. With support from Ramsgate local Deep Learning.
“A truly eclectic blend of influences & disparate sounds, including eastern instrumentation & large swathes of noise, to create a unique spirit of adventure & individuality” – CLASH
Mixing samples into a swirling yet laid-back stew, a musical mélange somewhere between DJ Shadow and Four Tet, London-based knob turner Gold Panda began to stir an underground buzz in the late 2000s. A retiring sort with the given name Derwin, Gold Panda began his electronic experiment as a lark in the late ’90s as a teenager, chopping up pop songs with abandon on his music producer uncle’s sampler. By his late twenties, he was remixing tracks for Bloc Party and Little Boots, and turning the ears of tastemakers with his original hip-hop and trance-laced compositions.
Deep Learning aka Richard Pike works between ambient, glitch, techno and hybrid orchestral. His 2022 album Evergreen is described as “Hypnotic, fluid worlds of sound from the scattered clicks and hiccuping grooves of hand-scratched CD-Rs and plasticky softsynths. Evergreen explores themes of repetition, stasis, regeneration, and rebirth”.
Australian-born Richard Pike has released on the prestigious Warp Records with PVT, sound-designed with United Visual Artists London and is an Australian AACTA-nominated TV score composer. Founder of Salmon Universe Records with a residency on Margate Radio, Richard is also a Wavepaths team member making music for psychedelic therapy, and is in the New-Age-Jazz-Ambient band Forgiveness (Gondwana Records).
“It feels like the ravishing opium dream of a Victorian gentleman explorer, trying to recreate the exoticism of a long trip abroad through a prolonged period of narcosis” – NME
“So pretty, so welcoming, so ridiculously clever. Imbued with shiny-eyed, open-hearted optimism” – The Skinny
“Bound to give you that warm, fuzzy feeling” – The Guardian