Gold Panda shares new single

By | Published on Tuesday 15 May 2012

Gold Panda

Electronic artist Gold Panda, real name Derwin Schlecker, has previewed both sides of his new single, ‘Mountain’/’Financial District’, which he’ll self-release as a seven-inch via his own label NOTOWN on 11 Jun.

A concept piece of sorts, Schlecker says the two tracks are a “short story” of the “modern hip hop” genre.

He also says: “The 808 snares on ‘Mountain’ are a nod to Noah ’40’ Shebib and some-time Drake collaborators Boi-1da. ‘Financial District,’ at 125bpm, though actually feels slower than that because the drum machine pattern on it has a completely different feel. It’s in the rhythms that I depart from that initial hip hop idea”.

Listen to both featured tracks below, and/or download each individually for 79p (or both for the bargain price of £1.29) here. A digital steal, if ever there was one.