Pedro Winter

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Pedro Winter
Pedro Winter by Charles Roussel.JPG
in November 2010
Background information
Birth namePierre Winter
Also known asBusy P
Born (1975-04-21) 21 April 1975 (age 43)
OriginFrance
GenresElectro house, hip house
Occupation(s)DJ, producer, manager
LabelsEd Banger Records

Pedro Winter (born Pierre Winter; 21 April 1975), also known by the stage name 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 21 April 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 tattooshop owner.[6]

Discography (as Busy P)[edit]

EPs[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
2017 "Genie" (feat. Mayer Hawthorne) 12" Ed Banger Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ James, Martin (2003). French Connections: From Discotheque to Discovery. London, United Kingdom: Sanctuary Publishing Ltd. p. 268. ISBN 1-86074-449-4.
  2. ^ Daft Punk Are Back in the Studio inthemix.com. Retrieved on 28 May 2008.
  3. ^ United at Discogs. Retrieved on 23 June 2008.
  4. ^ IMO Records. "Busy P Biography", IMO Records, Retrieved on 14 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Eightyeighdc Fashion Blog". 23 January 2007. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 14 June 2007.
  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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