Busy PStill Busy EP
"Still Busy" is about still being excited after 10 years whilst searching for the perfect beat. Even though I make repetitive music, our motto since day one has been to ‘challenge ourselves.’ Ed Banger records is 10 years old this year. Strafe "Set it off" is 30 years old... I wanted to make something influenced by the very early years of my love story with electronic music. Thunderbird Gerard spitted it perfectly, adding his twist and took this track to another dimension.
While everybody is going back to disco (I send my love to Breakbot), I still feel the need for something darker and harder. Gesaffelstein & The Hacker's protégé Maelstrom was #1 on the list as my older brother forced me to like Front 242 when I was 14. Maelstrom delivered the perfect remix, for those who know Baalsaal in Hamburg or Hotel Shangai in Essen let's pretend it's 3am and dance.
When Parris Mitchell emailed me it made my day. Following the Daft Punk adventure from Chicago, he knew what's up. For those who don't remember, Parris is responsible for the Dance Mania classic "Ghetto Shout Out!" who later influenced the Daft's "Teachers". Feeling the Dance Mania and Kraftwerk vibes in his rework took me back to the time when we were record shopping. Yes... this record is full of nostalgia.
"This Song" can be seen as the dark side of the Rainbow man. But having fun with my Sidstation, getting some more tattoos, listening to Kenny Dope and asking my Australian mate Andrew Woodhead to sing was fun. Yes, sad songs make me happy.
Xavier De Rosnay (half of Justice, for the ones from Mars) told me this track should have been more "minimal". He spent a couple of nights in his studio jamming and sent me this one with a smile on his face. After Queen Ruined by Rick Rubin, here is Busy P Suicided by Xavier De Rosnay!
Asking Dexter to remix "This Song" was natural. I started Ed Banger records in 2003, as you know, but only few people remember the first release...Of course you'll find Mr Flash "Radar Rider" on internet... but what about the other side of ED001 ? My long time friend Philippe ZDAR (Motorbass / Cassius) invited me to his studio, we listened to some DAT and found "F.I.S.T" which became the 2nd track we released on ED REC. Electro "au sens noble du terme" (as we say in french) is what drives my whole passion. Robot music, soulless music, cold music, whatever... I could take my Dopplereffekt album on a desert island and I'll be happy. Adding the love for this music with the mystery around Dexter pushed me to ask him to be involved. Is he the last one using sequencers and drum machines ? Maybe... I don't know but the mythology is gold in this crazy world. I choose to be a believer.
This is my 3rd release on my own label. Expect some more very soon, as something is happening in the basement...
My name is Pedro Winter but everybody calls me Busy P.