Pedro Winter

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Pedro Winter
Pedro Winter by Charles Roussel.JPG
in November 2010
Background information
Birth name Pedro Winter
Also known as Busy P
Born (1975-04-21) April 21, 1975 (age 39)
Origin France
Genres Electro house, hip house
Occupations DJ, producer, manager
Labels Ed Banger Records

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[1][2] and currently manages Cassius and artists on Ed Banger Records, a label that he owns and runs.

Life and career[edit]

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".[3] 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.[4]

Pedro was married to Nadege Winter, head of public relations at Parisian boutique Colette.[5] His brother, Thomas Winter, an indie and electro house vocalist, is a tatooshop owner.[6]

Busy P is currently working with Boston Bun and on a tenth-anniversary compilation album for Ed Banger Records.

Discography (as Busy P)[edit]

Year Title Format Label
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

Remixes[edit]

Year Artist Title
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 DSL "Space Invaders"
2008 UNKLE "Restless" (Remix with Djedjotronic)
2008 Booba "Marche Ou Creve"
2009 Crookers "Hip Hop Changed" (feat. Rye Rye)
2010 MGMT "Siberian Breaks"
2010 Hey Today! "Talk To Me"
2010 Style of Eye & Slagsmålsklubben "Homeless" (Remix with Neus)
2012 Drop The Lime "Darkness"

References[edit]

  1. ^ James, Martin. French Connections: From Discotheque to Discovery. London, United Kingdom: Sanctuary Publishing Ltd., 2003. pg 268. Uffie, Justice(ISBN 1-86074-449-4)
  2. ^ Daft Punk Are Back in the Studio inthemix.com. Retrieved on May 28, 2008.
  3. ^ United at Discogs. Retrieved on June 23, 2008.
  4. ^ IMO Records. "Busy P Biography", IMO Records, Retrieved on 14 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Eightyeighdc Fashion Blog". January 23, 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-06-14. 
  6. ^ http://www.leparisien.fr/laparisienne/actu-people/scarlett-johansson-se-fait-tatouer-incognito-a-paris-08-11-2012-2303845.php

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