Producer Gold Panda headlines a top-notch lineup featuring recent indie favorites SBTRKT, Com Truise, and Loose Shus at 103 Harriet this Friday night. They might not be familiar names yet, but read more now and check out their tracks before they blow up.
Gold Panda, who’s actual name is Derwin Panda, stepped out into the electro scene in early 2010 when he began remixing tracks from popular indie groups such as Bloc Party and Little Boots. He quickly developed a following with his minimal techno-like sound blended with a style he obviously picked up after leaving his home in the UK to study language in Japan. Three EPs of his own work were released during the latter half of 2010 as well as the popular Lucky Shiner LP. He just recently sharing his music with live audiences with our dates worldwide.[audio:/files/2011/03/Gold-Panda-You.mp3]
Gold Panda “You”
Short for Subtract One, SBTRKT appears in public masked, bringing more attention to the funky house, beautiful vocals, and heavy bass sounds of his music than himself. Also from the UK, he has produced music for over 15 years but credits his recent boom in popularity to social networking sites, specifically Soundcloud. The hip UK indie label Young Turks has released a few EPs of his material thus far, proving that he’s not just a quick fad, but a solid artist who is sure to produce a full album of bangers in the near future.[audio:/files/2011/03/SBTRKT-_-Living-Like-I-Do.mp3]
SBTRKT “Living Like I Do”
New Jersey’s Com Truise create a slower funky sound full of synths. In addition to his own track, he has also produced several official remixes including one featured on the new release Tron: Legacy R3CONFIGUR3D alongside names like Paul Oakenfold and Moby. While most of his original productions lack vocals, his remixes contain an element of pop music that easily gets a dance floor moving and clearly show an influence of his favorites Joy Division and New Order.[audio:/files/2011/03/Franklin-I-Know-Com-Truise-Remix.mp3]
Franklin – “I Know” (Com Truise Remix)
San Francisco-based Loose Shus rounds out the bill with his spacey electronic beats and synths on his own productions and remixes of indie jams and the occasional pop song. He’s released some tracks on NY’s Plant Music label and runs the sporadic Cincomas radio show. He can also be seen DJing around the SF area quite frequently. Voltaire Records will be some of his tracks in the near future.[audio:/files/2011/03/Keep-It-Off-The-Record-Loose-Shus-Remix.mp3]
Publicist – “Keep it Off the Record” (Loose Shus Remix)
The event also features a second room with Djs Sleazemore, Sodapop, Derrick Love, and others.
Friday, March 25th at 103 Harriet, presale tickets are available for $15.