Photo: Laura Lewis 

Gold Panda has dropped a new standalone single, titled “Transactional Relationship,” available worldwide via City Slang.

The new track was made using a sample from Hilary Woods’ track “Sever,” taken from her 2018 album for Sacred Bones, Colt.

“I made the track at home,” Gold Panda explains. “I had a track nearly done and I’d bought the Hilary Woods LP after seeing her support Low at The Barbican and decided to give it a play during a tea break. There were bits that went really well with what I’d made so I decided to chop parts up in my MPC and layered them over my track, thus ruining Hilary’s song for evermore. I did a sort of ‘live take’ and that was it.”

“Transactional Relationship” is the first new music from Gold Panda, real name Derwin Schlecker, since 2016. He’s since launched Selling, a collaborative project with Jas Shaw of Simian Mobile Disco, and also released a full record of house and hip-hop influenced tracks as DJ Jenifa. More Gold Panda music is expected to come soon.  

Transactional Relationship is out now via City Slang, with a stream below.