Originally from Chelmsford, Gold Panda (real name Derwin Schlecker) is a musical composer, performer and producer now living and working in London.
Starting out his journey working within an adult bookstore and various record shops, he spent the rest of his hours building up an eclectic collection of electronic music that came from a broad library of artists. His results were instrumentally Hip-Hop tracks intertwined with subtly incorporated vocal samples and from this Gold Panda was born.
Thanks to his vast collection of music, Gold Panda then began strategically leaking his remixes to various labels and blogs, whom took an instant interest and liking in what he was doing.
He went on to do remixes for a variety of artists such as Little Boots, Telepathe, Bloc Party, Simian Mobile Disco, HEALTH and The Field. Soon after this, in 2009 he began releasing his own tracks and in 2010 signed with Ghostly International releasing his debut full-length, ‘Lucky Shiner’. His latest release was the You EP, which features remixes from Osborne, Seams, Dam Mantle and Minotaur Shock.