Busy P (Pedro Winter)
DJ, producer, art director, and boss of the Ed Banger Records label created in 2003, Pedro Busy P Winter shifted from being an emblematic figure of the Parisian underground to the Frenchman who makes the whole World dance.
At only 38 years old - 12 of which spent managing Daft Punk - the man who discovered Justice is established as the golden man of electronic music. Yet, this former skateboarder, fan of hard rock, stumbled upon his career by chance.
As a real club kid in the early 90's, he went out every night at the mythic Palace club where he held his first parties in 1995. In that temple of Parisian nightlife, an impressive list of talents with a bright future were to be found. Daft Punk of course, but also Motorbass, Dimitri From Paris, DJ Cam and more.
The 'French Touch' was born and Pedro was already a major part of it.
One year later while Daft Punk were recording their first album, they asked Pedro to become their manager. His career was launched.
His rise to prominence may echo that of the "American dream", but his success has not produced a shark-like manager, not a hardened businessman. Available and friendly, his energy is contageous. "A lot of people think I plan everything, but I never had any career plan. If I worked a pose, a cool attitude, it would be blindingly obvious. All that happens to me is actually a mixture of chance and luck. I was at the right place at the right moment, the rest is work." And it has paid off.
Between the Justice hits and the World tours, Pedro is more 'Busy' than ever. In many years, he tends to spend almost as much time on planes than in his office. Pedro has played at some of biggest festivals and clubs worldwide. In 2013 the label has 10 years, and Pedro decided to do a 10 cities world tour to celebrate this birthday (New York, Mexico, Londres, Berlin...). In 2014 he launches his own radio (Ed Wreck), while he starts a new job at the national radio Le Mouv and swiss one calls Couleur 3, both as a dj-behind the microphone.
And it's not just in Europe that Ed Rec is making it's mark. From Los Angeles to Tokyo, Ed Rec mania is taking over, although Pedro reassures "It's true, people think I am everywhere at the same time. There is always someone from the label touring abroad. This is because we never wanted to limit ourselves to a French or even European vision of our music, but we often play in France and we have the same pleasure playing in Bordeaux as in New York!"
Pedro manages to find the time to diversify his activities, and his brand. Driven by the demand of the fans, he created COOL CATS, becomes CLUB 75, with So Me and Michael Dupouy from LA MJC. The brand sells their merchandise, including limited collaborations and some fresh stuffs.
With an insatiable appetite for new ideas, he follows this up by talking of the upcoming releases of the label. When you ask him if it's hard blend his work as an artistic director and his own artistic career he smiles "I like mixing things, i'll be bored being just a DJ and i'll become nuts being a label manager. The Busy P character allows me to act crazy on stage, it's kind of a workout for me! But more seriously, my main business is running an exciting label."
27 Feb, 2019
Busy P & Myd present the Ed Banger, Rumble Party at Phonox on Thursday 18th April.
10 Jan, 2019
Ed Banger Records will host an event at the Electric Brixton, London on Friday 25th January, featuring Decked Out artists:
11 Apr, 2018
The first weekend of the Coachella Music & Arts Festival, begins this Friday 13th April in Indio, California. Many Primary Talent International & Decked Out artists will be taking part.
Friday, 13th April
Saturday, 14th April
Sunday, 15th April
18 Jan, 2018
Ed Banger Records celebrate their 15th Anniversary with a special show at Le Grand Rex in Paris on 31st March.
Decked Out artists Sebastian, Feadz, Boston Bun & Busy P, will all be participating.
28 Sep, 2017
Busy P's DJ set recorded live at Romano in Tel Aviv last weekend.
23 Feb, 2017
Busy P presents a new track 'Genie' featuring Mayer Hawthorne on Ed Banger Records, released on 24th February.
20 Dec, 2016
Busy P aka Pedro Winter has produced a '30 Years of House Music' podcast for Trax magazine.
19 Aug, 2016
Busy P & Boston Bun (back to back set) will join Martin Solveig's 'My House' at Pacha Ibiza, for an Ed Banger Records special on Wednesday 24th August.
20 May, 2016
Ed Banger Records' Busy P, has announced his club & festival dates for Summer 2016.
24 Mar, 2016
Ed Banger Records' Busy P & Boston Bun were featured in The Lab, Sydney earlier today for Mixmag.