The biggest and bestest decentralized festival within the town walls of our beautiful city Vienna just announced the next wave of artists headlining this year’s Waves Vienna festival: After confirming acts such as Rustie, Charlie XCX and Bunny Lake, no one less than Gold Panda and Housse De Racket have just been added to the already impressive line-up.
Born in London and raised in England, Derwin Schlecker miraculously turned into Gold Panda after living in Japan for some time and studying at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. His track Quitters Raga was ranked #75 on Pitchfork’s 100 best songs of the 2009, and only one year after he released his debut album Lucky Shiner on Ghostly International. In the meantime, Gold Panda has caught a lot of attention with his exceptional remix for Lykke Li’s Sadness Is a Blessing.
Having started out as studio musicians for bands like Air or Phoenix and touring band members for the likes of Chilly Gonzales and Alex Gopher, Paris-based Pierre Leroux and Victor Le Masne are probably better known as Housse De Racket by now. After their incredible debut album Forty Love back in 2008, the critically acclaimed second album Alesia saw the light of day last year on Kitsuné, including the incredible single Chateau.