Special Interview: Pink Panda

Global DJ’s Pink Panda go one on one with Brian Peel for a special interview!

How and where did it all begin for you? What drew your interest to the music industry?

We got into Djing when we were kids, around 14/15…We loved all kinds of dance music from House / DnB / Hip Hop…Learning to produce music was the obvious next step once we’d mastered the mixing …We love rave culture and always knew there was no other passion that was greater for us ! 

What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music?

We just try and work with talented musicians & songwriters…We make the music we love to play in our sets and always try to remain creative and always try new things as far as our style and sound spectrum…its important to always be pushing the boundaries of what we think of as electronic music.

What are some of your biggest goals you hope to accomplish?

Our next goal is to play the main stages of festival brands like Ultra, Tomorrowland, EDC, Exit…All the festivals we loved growing up !! Also, of course we’d love for one of our songs to achieve global success in a major way…That would be one to tick off the bucket list for sure !! 

What can we expect from you in the coming months? Any plans to tour?

Yes Nov / Dec we’re doing our first Australian tour ! We’ll be playing most cities across the country, soo excited for that !!! …Also we have shows in Taiwan, Vietnam & Thailand before the end of the year…Ending in Singapore for NYE with DLDK !!!

Tell us a bit about your latest release and how would you best describe your music?

Sure, Our newest release came out last week, its our remix we did for Elton John for his current record “ Hold Me Closer “ with Britney Spears. Elton & team actually asked us personally to do the mix which totally blew our minds !! 

Give us an insight into your creative process. What gets you writing songs?

Everything Inspires us ! Pop Culture, Movies, friends, gigs…inspiration lies everywhere if we just keep our eyes open to receive it J

Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music? 

Sometimes yes…but I’m not telling any spoilers haha. We love hiding Easter Eggs in our music & videos…

Success, what is the secret to it?

Mmm…not one secret I think…For us we just love what we do, work hard everyday and keep it fun !! Thats our secret formula ! 

What has been your biggest career highlight so far?

So many highlights this year! Playing Ultra Festival, Opening for Hardwell @Ushuaia and in San Francisco and releasing our record amount of releases this year has made us soo happy!! 

Which stars of the music industry do you find inspiring?

Calvin Harris is a huge inspiration for us…Such a talented producer / songwriter and has built an amazing career for himself…Being from Britain too…He really Inspires us and reminds us just how far we can still take our music !! 

Are there any new projects in the pipeline?

Yes we have some really exciting Meta / NFT projects coming in the new year with Topdj.io, MOST & Clozer.io !!! Can’t wait to show everyone what we’re doing !!! 

The music industry is constantly changing, where do you see yourself a few years?

We see ourselves at the cutting edge of everything exciting in this new industry that’s constantly evolving. Our focus is towards breaking new ground musically, evolving our live shows and being at the sharp end of new technology within the virtual / Meta space ! 

What is your favourite and least favourite part about this line of work and why?

Favourites are producing in the studio and performing shows in front of our fans !! Least favourite is probably the travelling in between…not visiting new countries, we love that ! Its more the long flights and endless immigration queues haha

Name a few of your favourite Australian artists.

We love Will Sparks, his sound is proper dark right now ! Australia produce soo many talented artists, hard to narrow it down tbh !

The shape of the music industry has changed significantly over the years, including the use of social media, how do you feel about the industry as a whole and what does it mean to you in getting your records out into the public eye?

Yes the landscape has changed hugely, We try and work with labels who have a great team behind them and work really hard on promo based campaigns. We’re not massively on socials…We share our touring and music news but don’t really go in for the Tik Tok dancing etc lolol 

I guess we just create and release into the world…we’ve been lucky, out fanbase is growing a lot globally and we’re so grateful for that ! 

How will you continue appealing to the international market?

We make music for the global market, we stay away from trends and also the international touring really keeps us connected to our international fans. 

Do you collaborate with others? Who is on your wish-list?

Yes of course…Fred Again, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Mark Ronson…to name a few !! 

What advice do you give for other artists wanting to follow in your footsteps?

Build a team, work hard, network, offer people your services, pay it forward !!

A message for your fans. How do you best interact and respond with your followers and fans?

PandaFam !!!!!! Thank You for all the love and continued support !! Insta is the best place probably, We always interact with fans in our DM’s and in person at our live shows …We always make time to talk to fans and get photos etc. Without our fans we wouldn’t be where we are now…We love them soo much !!! 

Any last words?

See you in Australia in December !!!!!!

Website: www.pinkpandadjs.com

Facebook: @pinkpandadjs 

Twitter: @pinkpandadjs 

Instagram: @pinkpandadjs 

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