Gold Panda, “Clarke’s Dream”

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 08.11.14 in Listen to This

Premiered by Gilles Peterson at the tail end of last week, the rough Gold Panda demo “Clarke’s Dream” is described rather modestly as “MPC loops, jams and edits.” And while that may be the producer’s songwriting process, there’s much to love about this loose take from the producer’s next record (an as-yet-untitled album due out in 2015). Centered around a persistent series of horn stabs, it’s a lot like Gold Panda’s live sets — full of energy and wildly expressive melodies that prove you don’t have to be a bass-heavy dolt to drive a dance crowd positively mad.