Archive for the 'Pedro Winter' Category
For those of you that live outside of southern California….Banana Split is a weekly Sunday night party in LA hosted by DJ AM, Steve Aoki, and Mike B. A couple of weeks ago they celebrated the two year anniversary with an all-star lineup including Busy P, Jesse from MSTRKRFT, and DJ Falcon. Mike B was kind enough to record the sets and share the recordings with us. Make sure you check out his blog and stop by LAX nightclub next time you are in LA on a Sunday night. The lineups are epic!
Here is a little taste of what went down that night:
Mike B vs. DJ AM
A few classic behind the scenes videos with Cassius and friends for your viewing pleasure.
Here they are chatting it up with Pharrell Williams about their influences:
As previously reported. The Justice tour documentary “A Cross the Universe” is set to be released on November 24th (with live CD) through Because Music. Its along the same vein as Soulwax’s recent “Part of the Weekend Never Dies” film. Lots of performance footage and behind the scenes goodness. Shot by director friends Romain Gavras (directed video for “Stress“) and So-Me over three weeks of their second US tour. Very much looking forward to this. Promo tour with the rest of the Ed Banger crew begins in a couple of weeks. Details above. Go check them out when they roll through your town. Thank you to Fubiz for the new clip!
Art: Gianluca Fallone
Sounds like Bangalter and Guy-Man were eager to go back into seclusion to make some new robot rock. Fine by us! Always look forward new material from the French house dons. We are still keeping our fingers crossed that a couple of new tunes will pop up on their individual indie labels Roulé and Crydamoure. Only time will tell. Daft Punk likes to take their time. We’ll keep you posted!2693
There is no question that over the past couple of years there has been a resurgence in quality electro/house music coming out of France. Spearheaded by the Ed Banger Records crew lead by long time Daft Punk evangelist Pedro “Busy P” Winter. Acts like Justice, Kavinsky, Sebastian, and Surkin have defined a harder, more electro and rock inspired take on “French Touch.” But core to it all…..is house. Of course, the original house forefathers from Chicago and Detroit spawned it all but more specifically, for todays discussion, the producers who drove the first big house movement out of France back in the early to mid 90’s. It was a sound inspired by disco, funk, and hip hop. Producers and record labels such as Buffalo Bunch, Alan Braxe, Fred Falke, Modjo, Benjamin Diamond, Diamond Traxx, Play Paul, Raw Man, Sebastien Leger, Jess and Crabbe, Roulé, Crydamoure, We In Music, Fiat Lux, Cassius, and many others. And of course…Daft Punk (prior to the freak accident in their studio that morphed them into the robots we know and love today). Check this page out to see a laundry list of the amazing records I am referring to and the samples used to make them.
As a kid who grew up on rock and hip hop it was these producers and this music that really got me interested in house music. The “French Touch” sound melded together all my favorite parts of the genres that I loved into a new and exciting format. So this one goes out to them. Your music still continues to move me and others. Both newbies and long time fans. Cheers!
In the spirit of sharing (and in some cases…education) we have bundled up a few favorites for your enjoyment.
French house goodness can be downloaded here.
And as an added bonus, here is one of the masters at work at a recent gig in Australia. Fred Falke rocking the live bass in the mix!!
Lots of discussion (both positive and negative) regarding Sebastian’s long awaited EP on Ed Banger. The DJ community has been buzzing the past couple of weeks discussing its pro’s and con’s. This guy definitely has some heavy metal in his blood. His production and remix work has always had a darker feel to it but its gotten a bit heavier on this one. Our favorite is a track called “Momy”. Its the most “DJ friendly” track on the EP in our opinion. Take a listen and buy the entire thing so you can judge for yourself.
BUY THE EP ON APRIL 28th!!!!
For those of you in the States, you can catch Sebastian and the Ed Banger crew DJing at Coachella on April 26. And for the international fans, Sebastian will be doing his solo thing on the following dates:
Jun 13 2008 8:00P RIJEKA (CROATIA) @ HARTERA4 FESTIVAL RIJEKA
Jun 21 2008 8:00P BARCELONE @ SONAR BARCELONE
Jun 28 2008 8:00P GENEVA @ BOXENS FESTIVAL GENEVA
Jul 11 2008 8:00P LISBON @ ALIVE FESTIVAL LISBON
Jul 18 2008 8:00P BELGIUM @ DOURFESTIVAL DOUR
Jul 19 2008 8:00P DORTMUND @ LOONYLAND DORTMUND
Aug 11 2008 8:00P PANTIERO @ FESTIVAL DE CANNES CANNES
Aug 14 2008 8:00P PUKKELPOP @ PUKKELPOP FESTIVAL PUKKELPOP
Here is an interview with Pedro and the Justice boys at a recent photo shoot. Busy P is really embracing the gangster/Suicidal Tendencies look these days.
01. Steed Lord - Dirty Mutha (DJ Mehdi Dirty Remix)
02. Ben Mono Feat Killa Kella - Blind Sweep
03. Puzique - Don’t Go
04. Bumblebeez - Dr. Love (Crookers Remix)
05. Surkin - White Knight
06. Kazey & Bulldog - Give It Up
07. High Powered Boys - Hoes Get Down
08. Bobmo - Rock The
09. Feadz - Numanoid
10. Armand Van Helden - J’Taime (Switch Remix/Ed Banger Edit)
11. DSL - Invaders (Busy P Remix)
12. Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (Spank Rock & Mos Def Remix)
13. Das Pop - Fool For Love (Sebastian Remix)
14. Smith N Hack - Space Warrior
15. Cool Kids - I Rock