Gold Panda has recruited Open Mike Eagle, MC Infinite Livez, and McKinley Dixon for a new version of ‘The Corner’, which originally appeared on the producer’s latest album The Work. Listen to the remix below.
“When I was making the album version of ‘The Corner’ I was thinking about how a vocalist might work on the track,” Derwin Decker, aka Gold Panda, explained in a statement. “Rap/Hip Hop has always been my go-to music for inspiration. I’d say a lot of my music starts off as trying to be a hip-hop track and slowly descends into Gold Panda-ness, so it’s been a pleasure to de-clutter my original version to make space for the artists I’ve been so lucky to get verses from.” He continued:
First up is Open Mike Eagle, I’ve produced a couple of tracks for him in the past, we’ve toured together, he put up with sharing a hotel room with me, it was only right to get him on this and I owe him big time. If you haven’t heard his stuff start with track ‘Qualifiers’. What other rapper is going to name drop Chumbawamba and Dishwalla? 2nd verse is Infinite Livez. I’ve been close with him since he was on Big Dada back in the day and we used to do live -improv shows together. I have been painfully slow in giving him beats to work with but everything he sends back delights. A good start for his stuff imo is a track called ‘The Novel Reader’. Mckinley Dixon has just dropped a new album on City Slang, we met recently at The Great Escape in Brighton and the skill of this guy blew me away, the band is also tight af so if you get a chance to see them live please do. I’d start with the track ‘Make A Poet Black’, you’ll instantly know why I like it so much.
They all killed this and I’m so excited to share it.
McKinley Dixon added, “‘The Corner’ is the closest to the street, so I wanted to pay homage to the stories, tales and legends that are birthed out of it.”
“Gold Panda is one of the sickest producers in the world and me and him made my biggest song a while back and got to know each other well when we toured the US,” Open Mike Eagle commented. “i’m always excited to rap over his production because it is the best production.”