Gold Panda

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Gold Panda
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Gold Panda performing at Haldern Pop in 2013
Background information
Born1980 (age 38–39)
Peckham, London, England
OriginUnited Kingdom
GenresElectronica, UK garage, post-dubstep, folktronica, ambient, microhouse, minimal techno
Occupation(s)Musician, record producer, composer, remixer
InstrumentsAkai MPC
LabelsGhostly International
Wichita Recordings
City Slang
Associated actsSimian Mobile Disco, Star Slinger

Derwin Schlecker[1], better known by his stage name Gold Panda, (born 1980) is a British electronic record producer, performer, and composer from the United Kingdom.

He was born in Peckham, London, England, and was raised in Chelmsford, Essex.[2] He lived in Japan and studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.[3] Gold Panda released several small-issue 7" records and singles in 2009, and in 2010 he signed with Ghostly International to release his debut full-length Lucky Shiner.[4][5][6][7]

In 2013, Gold Panda released his second album, Half of Where You Live.

On 27 May 2016, Gold Panda's third album, Good Luck and Do Your Best, was released via City Slang.[8]


Studio albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • Before (CDR, self-released, limited to 300 copies, 2009)
  • Miyamae (12-inch, Various Production, July 2009)
  • You (12-inch, Ghostly International, limited to 500 copies, June 2010)
  • Snow & Taxis (12-inch, Ghostly, limited, Nov 2010)
  • Marriage (12-inch, Ghostly, limited to 600 copies for Record Store Day, March 2011)
  • DJ-Kicks: An Iceberg Hurled Northward Through Clouds (12-inch, Studio !K7, Oct 2011)
  • Trust (12-inch, Notown, Feb 2013)


  • "Quitter's Raga" (CDR/7-inch, Make Mine, limited to 500 copies, Aug 2009)
  • "You" / "Before We Talked" (CDR/7-inch, Notown, 2010)
  • "Mountain" / "Financial District" (7-inch, Ghostly/Notown, limited to 1200 copies, May 2012)
  • "Brazil" (MP3, Ghostly, April 2013)


  • Unreleased Medical Journal (CDR, self-released, limited, June 2010)
  • Companion (CDR, self-released, limited, April 2010; CD, Ghostly, March 2011)
  • Gold Panda: DJ-Kicks (DJ mix, CD/12-inch, Studio !K7, Oct 2011)


  1. ^ "Gold Panda". Archived from the original on 2012-09-05. Retrieved 2017-08-27.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ Will Dean. "Gold Panda: Lucky Shiner | CD review | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-06-28.
  3. ^ "Gold Panda". Retrieved 2016-06-28.
  4. ^ Review of Lucky Shiner, NME, October 9, 2010.
  5. ^ Review of Lucky Shiner, Rock Sound #141 (November 2010).
  6. ^ Review of Lucky Shiner, Uncut, October 2010.
  7. ^ Review of Lucky Shiner, MOJO, November 2010.
  8. ^ "Gold Panda Announces New Album Good Luck and Do Your Best, Shares "Time Eater" Video". 2016-02-23. Retrieved 2016-06-28.
  9. ^ "New Release: Gold Panda: Companion". 2011-03-22. Retrieved 2016-06-28.

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