Gold panda eyes Arches headline slot

AMBIENT producer Gold Panda comes to The Arches this Sundayfor a night of chilled-out electronica .

From Chelmsford in Essex, but now relocated to Berlin, Gold Panda started writing beats and collaborating a few years ago, beginning a journey that ultimately saw him nominated in the BBC’s sound of 2010 list and winning the Guardian newspaper’s prestigious First Album Award 2010, for his debut album Lucky 

Having spent downtime behind the counters of various establishments of ill-repute, he consolidated the rest of his hours creating archives of electronic music.

He poked his head into the world by way of a collection of instantaneously raved-about remixes, that quickly attracted the interest of various labels, blogs and taste makers.

This led to requests for him to re-edit the likes of Telepathe, Bloc Party, Simian Mobile Disco, Health and The Field.

In the meantime, Gold Panda began culling his back-archive of material for a series of low key releases.

In October 2010 he released Lucky Shiner. A culmination of years of work spent refining his sui generis sound, the record was released to huge critical acclaim, culminating in the Guardian award the following year.

Since then he has been touring throughout the world.

He began this year with the release of the Trust EP — the first full EP released since his pre Lucky Shiner days,followed by his second album.

Gold Panda, with support from chillwave electronic producer Brolin Brolin, plays The Arches on Sunday from 7pm.

Tickets are £12 from 565 1000.