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Poll 2023: Pink Panda
Pink Panda

From: UK

DJ style: “House / tech-house / party.” 

Best known for: "Working with artists such as Elton John, Dua Lipa, Bruno Mars.”

2023 was another stellar year for high-flying party-starting UK DJ collective/remix and production team Pink Panda. Since first entering the Top 100 DJs Poll in 2020, they’ve rapidly built a genuinely impressive remix discography including David Guetta, Ava Max, Sia, Elton John and Britney Spears and have shown they’re more than able to excel in many genres, turning out big, bright, brash bass house, epic main stage anthems, thumping electro-house or day-glo nu-rave. 

Much of the last 12 months has been spent touring, bringing their unique stage presence and sonic wall-of-sound to Australia, Japan and Singapore, and Pink Panda have also been focusing on developing new talent via their Bambooty Records label. The collective has been as busy as ever in the studio, working with artists like Jeffrey Sutorius, Beave, BIGMOO, Nadim, AmeliaCee, with 2023 standouts including their swoon-inducing pop/electro crossover ‘Need To Know’ with Lydia Lyon and Chester Young, their searing festival slayer with Chemikkal, ‘Eyes On Me’, both on Bambooty, and not forgetting their huge three-way collab with BEAUZ and RayRay, electro-house stalker ‘Flip It’ on Timmy Trumpet’s SINPHONY. 

Hero of 2023: “Hannah Laing.”

Fave tune of 2023: “Hardwell x Aztec x Alex Hepburn ‘Anybody Out There’.” 

Best DJ set you’ve seen in 2023: “Billy Gillies.”

What was the most exciting tech development of 2023?  “Definitely the release of Native Instruments X1 Mk2, amazing piece of kit.”

Rising star DJ/producer of 2023: “Cassö.”

What gives you hope for 2024? “The dance scene is moving back to its original roots, with the freedom to be creative and push new sounds and limits.”