Gold Panda Announces “Community” Single

Gold Panda Announces "Community" Single, On Tour This Fall

Following the release of his second album Half Of Where You Live in June, UK electronic artist Gold Panda announces the next track to be taken from his album, “Community” alongside a remix by labelmate, Fort Romeau. “Community,” The song, according to the Berlin-resident, is a reflection on cultural divides of the London he grew up in.

The Fort Romeau remix is a different beast entirely: an eight-minute rework that pulses and throbs and snakes piano lines throughout that interweave to hypnotic effect. Both versions are available to hear now via

Released in June, Gold Panda’s second album, Half of Where You Live was the follow up to  Lucky Shiner, a record that won him an army of fans and achieved the rare feat of near-unanimous critical approval. His new album has been described as a “city album” by its maker, and it’s easy to see why — each track possesses a different aesthetic and reflects a different environment. Gold Panda describes it as “a jump from location to location… I felt like I was stealing a piece of each place I went to.” “Community” is a house-tinged reflection on cultural divides in London, while “Brazil” catalogs Gold Panda’s arrival in Sao Paolo: “I wanted to make a track that soundtracked my ride from the airport to downtown” he explains. “The [vocal] sample is kind of like an excited chant, bigging up the place, then it all gets confusing to replicate the traffic and buildings.”

Taking on this loose concept has meant a more considered approach for Gold Panda, and the music has harsher edges than his previous work, and an almost hauntological feel at times. Crucially, though, this new approach hasn’t compromised the producer’s creative freedom, and the album still flows with his trademark organic vibrancy. “I’ve tried to really focus on just a few elements,” he explains. “I tried to avoid chopped up female vocals this time around, as it’s become pretty well done, and anything that was too solid structurally. Ultimately, though, you just you find your groove and settle into a sound and realize you only really need to please yourself.”

Gold Panda Tour Dates

9/6: Albuquerque, NM @ Sister

9/7: Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

9/11: Atlanta, GA @ The Basement

9/12: New Orleans, LA @ Hi Ho Lounge

9/13: Dallas, TX @ Loft @ Palladium Ballroom

9/14: Austin, TX @ The Mohawk

9/17: Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress

9/18: Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom

9/19: San Diego, CA, Casbah

9/20: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theater

9/21: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

9/24: Arcata, CA @ Humboldt State University, Kate Buchanan Room

9/25: Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall

9/26: Portland, OR @ Branx

9/27: Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl

9/28: Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s (Decibel Festival)

9/29: Boise, ID @ Reef

10/1: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

10/2: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

10/3: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre

10/4: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club

10/5: Chicago, IL @ Metro

10/6: Ann Arbor MI @ Blind Pig

10/8: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace

10/9: Montreal, QC @ S.A.T.

10/10: Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

10/11: New York, NY @ Webster Hall

10/12: Washington, DC @ Black Cat

10/13: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

10/30: Reykjavik, IS @ Iceland Airwaves

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