in November 2010
|Birth name||Pedro Winter|
|Also known as||Busy P|
|Born||April 21, 1975|
|Genres||Electro house, hip house|
|Occupations||DJ, producer, manager|
|Labels||Ed Banger Records|
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Pedro Winter (born Pierre Winter; April 21, 1975), also known as Busy P, is a French DJ, music producer, record label owner, and artist manager. Winter managed Daft Punk from 1996 to 2008 and currently manages Cassius and artists on Ed Banger Records, a label that he owns and runs.
Life and career
Winter was born on April 21, 1975 in Paris, France. He grew up under the influence of heavy metal, hip-hop, and rock that would later show in his music. He discovered electronic music in 1992 with his brother, Thomas Winter. Shortly after, he started DJing at the What's Up Bar and organizing the events Hype at Folies Pigalle and then Smoker The Palace with David Guetta.
Pedro met Daft Punk in 1996 when he was a law student; the soon-to-be-famous duo asked him to be their manager, and he obliged. In 2002, he created Headbangers Entertainment, through which he also managed artists Cassius, Cosmo Vitelli, DJ Mehdi, and Thomas Winter & Bogue. A year later, Winter founded the label Ed Banger Records, a music division that has included artists such as Breakbot, Feadz, Justice, Krazy Baldhead, Mr. Flash, SebastiAn, and Uffie. In 2008, he stopped managing Daft Punk to focus on his label and music career as Busy P, but they still remain close.
For Phoenix's debut album, United, Winter performed on a Rapman synthesizer in the song "Funky Squaredance". His remix single of Fancy's "What's Your Name Again" was a club hit on its release. The music video for this was again created under the Ed Banger Records label.
Busy P is currently working with Boston Bun and on a tenth-anniversary compilation album for Ed Banger Records.
Discography (as Busy P)
|2004||"Limit Ed"||12"||Ed Banger Records|
|2007||"Rainbow Man"||12"||Ed Banger Records|
|2007||"The Headbangers" (Feat. Gérard Baste)||7"||Arcade Mode|
|2008||"Pedrophilia"||12"||Ed Banger Records|
|2013||"Still Busy" (Feat. Thunderbird Gerard)||12"||Ed Banger Records|
|2003||Kraftwerk||"It's More Fun To Compute"|
|2003||Vicarious Bliss||"Theme From Vicarious Bliss"|
|2005||Hell||"Let No Man Jack"|
|2006||TTC||"Dans le club"|
|2006||Fancy||"What's Your Name Again?"|
|2008||UNKLE||"Restless" (Remix with Djedjotronic)|
|2008||Booba||"Marche Ou Creve"|
|2009||Crookers||"Hip Hop Changed" (feat. Rye Rye)|
|2010||Hey Today!||"Talk To Me"|
|2010||Style of Eye & Slagsmålsklubben||"Homeless" (Remix with Neus)|
|2012||Drop The Lime||"Darkness"|
- James, Martin. French Connections: From Discotheque to Discovery. London, United Kingdom: Sanctuary Publishing Ltd., 2003. pg 268. Uffie, Justice(ISBN 1-86074-449-4)
- Daft Punk Are Back in the Studio inthemix.com. Retrieved on May 28, 2008.
- United at Discogs. Retrieved on June 23, 2008.
- IMO Records. "Busy P Biography", IMO Records, Retrieved on 14 February 2012.
- "Eightyeighdc Fashion Blog". January 23, 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-06-14.
- MySpace: Busy P
- Busy P Interview with Dave Owen AAA/I Cant Breathe Media
- Paris Voice interview (2008)
- Busy P interview at Festival First Night (2009)
- The Guardian: Ed Banger (04/2007)
- The End: Pedro interview (2006)
- Scion Video Interview with Busy P
- Video Interview with Busy P
- Busy P RBMA lecture