Busy P talks Ed Banger's 2012 mission
Mon 2nd Jul, 2012 News 1456 viewsin
As his name would suggest, Ed Banger head honcho Busy P is a busy man. Speaking to DJ Mag this month, the label boss has talked up his 2012 plans – and as you’d expect, there’s plenty to look forward to.
First up on the Ed Banger schedule? Baby I’m Yours producer Breakbot has his first full-length album due soon. “I just believe the younger crowd are ready to listen to something different. They might be fed up of the noisy headbanging sound, I myself am fed up of it, and American dubstep is doing that for us now anyway. The energy, the stage-diving era that we had in 2007, that is what’s happening now in America” the Frenchman (real name Pedro Winter) began. “So me, personally, I want to go more into something like disco, something for the boys to take the girls in their arms to, and this is why the Breakbot album is perfect!”
Fans of the Frenchies can also keep an eye out for Justice’s new single New Lands and the soundtrack to new Mr. Oizo film Wrong, a collaborative effort between Oizo and newcomer Tahiti Boy. Following that, Busy P himself plans to drop a new EP and there’s a new single from Krazy Baldhead in the pipeline.
On a sadder note, Pedro also opened up about the impact the death of his friend and collaborator DJ Mehdi has had. “Well, you know we lost DJ Mehdi last year… you see, 70% of the music and remixes I have done, Mehdi was my hand in the studio, he was really my music partner,” Busy P explained. “So for a long time, I was like, ‘Let’s just leave it’, but just very recently, I met this young kid from Paris, Boston Bun, he’s 25-years-old and we spent some time in the studio last week and it was my first day in the studio for a long time. But it’s not easy. You know, with Mehdi, he was my best friend, so I could do stupid things and not be shy; when you’re in the studio, you often have to do lots of stupid things before you do the right thing.
“And that’s why I DJ less and less, because I don’t want to travel without him.” the label head continued. “I want to continue because Ed Banger was his baby too, he even gave the label its name, and I know that he was proud of what we were doing. I can honestly say one of the proudest things of my life is to have known that man and to have been able to call him my best friend.”