In this episode of our monthly RELEVANT PARTIES podcast series, host Chal Ravens meets Parisian record producer, DJ and former artist manager Pedro Winter – also known as Busy P – to discuss his brainchild, Ed Banger Records.
Since 2003, the Paris-based label has been the source of constant surprise, with a remarkably varied output that helped push indie kids onto the dancefloor, with a pop-influenced electronic sound that incorporates elements of hip hop, disco, rock and electro. The label’s releases have included the likes of Justice and their globally renowned rock-tronica, the outré electro of Mr. Oizo, Sebastian’s glitch-laden electro-house, and Uffie’s addictive alternative-pop. In the 11th episode of RELEVANT PARTIES, Busy P tells us about his journey, from teenage skate rat on the streets of Paris to becoming Daft Punk’s manager, reflecting on the robots’ glittering legacy in the weeks after their split, and revealing just what’s inside those helmets. He also goes on to discuss his own imprint and why the boundless creativity of the late, great DJ Mehdi was so crucial to Ed Banger’s success.