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The White Panda formed when two boyhood friends discovered they had independently embarked on mashup careers in college. Chicago-based Procrast (Tom Evans) first blended Rick Astley snippets with 2 Live Crew grooves as a way to avoid productive activity in 2008, while DJ Griffi (Dan Griffith) embarked on the same mission, for a similar purpose, in Los Angeles. Their combined effort, the White Panda, launched in 2009 with a single that topped internet radio charts days later. They’ve since had 27 singles reach #1 on Hype Machine.
Buzz from the duo’s first three albums, “Versus”, “Rematch” and “Pandamonium” saw the White Panda soar into Soundcloud’s top five most-played artists in 2011. They’ve toured alongside Mac Miller, Mike Posner, Wale and Ghostland Observatory—and shared the stage with Tiësto, Benny Benassi, Steve Aoki, MGMT, Gym Class Heroes, Dispatch, and many more.
“Bambooyah!”, their fourth full-length release, debuted in March ahead of a spring 2012 tour. That summer, the White Panda performed at Lollapalooza in front of a crowd of 15,000; as well as Bamboozle and Electric Zoo before headlining a fall tour across the U.S. and Canada.