14 years ago, back in March 2003 in Montmartre north of Paris, Pedro « Busy P » Winter created Ed Banger records.
The rise of the label has been something of a phenomenon, with its artists touring worldwide with DJ and live performances at sold out venues, each appearance always long awaited and celebrated like the coming of the messiah by thousands of kids from each and every part of the world.
The label’s second release, Justice’s « We are your friend » became a generation anthem. Drawing on the street energy of hip hop, rock’s explosion and the hypnotic compression of house music, but remaining open to all other infuences, the sound of the label, mostly electronic and saturated, has become a trademark, registered worldwide.
The revered roster (Justice, DJ Mehdi, SebastiAn, BreakBot, Mr. Oizo, Boston Bun…) and SO ME’s post-cartoon imaging are practically pop culture icons, especially within the world of new media (blogs, forums, social networks) where Ed Banger remains at the top of their game. MTV and Grammy awards winner, Ed Banger is one of the most respected French record label in the world.