Gold Panda

You EP

The You EP, Gold Panda’s debut release on Ghostly International, is the stuff dreams are made of. Walking on the sunny side of the instrumental hip-hop street, the UK producer drapes the title track’s deep, crunching beat with slyly sliced-up vocal samples, a hint of nostalgia, and just a touch of shoegaze ambience—the results are both head-pleasing and emotionally stirring. What really sets “You” apart, though, is its musicality—Gold Panda knows well enough to situate his rhythms adrift in a pool of honest-to-god melody, making the track’s anthemic chord changes sound positively world-changing. And if not world-changing, then certainly summer-defining.

The digital version of the You EP includes three Gold Panda originals—the aforementioned “You”, the static-y dancefloor minimalism of “Killing Yourself on a Beach”, and the crisp, frothy micro-funk of “Peaky Caps”—as well as a whopping four remixes of “You”, including versions by Osborne, Seams, Dam Mantle, and Bristol, UK producer Minotaur Shock, who sends the track’s high-pitched vocal sample twirling into the club to mingle with marimbas, clattering hi-hats, and a crowd of warm synthesized strings.

About Gold Panda

Hailing from Chelmsford in Essex, but now located to Berlin, Germany, Gold Panda started writing beats and collaborating a few years ago, beginning a journey that ultimately saw him nominated in t...check out Gold Panda's page and other releases

  • Ghostly International
  • GI-112
  • formats:
  • Limited 12" / Digital / PDL
  • release date:
  • June 15, 2010
  • artwork by:
  • Andy Gilmore
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Tracklisting

1You
2Peaky Caps
3 You (Seams Remix)
4 You (Osborne Remix)
5 You (Minotaur Shock Remix) [Digital Bonus]
6 You (Dam Mantle Remix) [Digital Bonus]
7Killing Yourself On A Beach [Digital Bonus]
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