Eat, sleep, breathe: Gold Panda

Eat, sleep, breathe: Gold Panda

Ambient techno and IDM whizz-kid on his food preferences

Eat sleep breathe
Hailing from Peckham, signed to Ghostly, the ambient techno and IDM whizz-kid Derwin Panda shares his on the road eating habits with us.

What time is breakfast?
Depends where in the world you are. Maybe if you’ve had a late show and you are lucky enough to have a late check out you can just sleep through breakfast and go straight for lunch. More often than not it’s 3 or 4 hours sleep max and a croissant at the airport.

Tea or coffee?
Tea. I can’t drink coffee. Later in the day it makes me feel like I’m pissing hot glue.

Smoking or non-smoking?
Non. I think even smokers would rather non-smoking and just go outside. Who wants a stinky yellow hotel room?

Sweet or savoury snacks?
Its nice to have a sweet thing with a cuppa. No cup = savoury.

What food do you miss when you tour?
The world is vast, there is always something you like. I don’t eat enough fruit on tour and I eat too much meat in Asia. I think I miss normal eating times – breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Who’s the best cook you know?
That old bloke with the white beard and glasses that cooks chicken in a paper bucket.

What’s on your rider?

Which country/ city has the best food?
I can eat and drink and snack non-stop in Japan. Sao Paolo was pretty good, we tried some fresh fruit in the markets there and the taste was incredible.

Do you eat out a lot?
I have to.

Do you drink onstage?
Yes. A beer and a water. Lately I’ve been trying to make one beer last the whole night. It gets warm.

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