Pedro Winter (born Pierre Winter; 21 April 1975), also known by the stage name Busy P, is a French record producer, DJ, record label owner, and former artist manager. After being the manager of Daft Punk from 1996 to 2008, he founded the electronic music label Ed Banger Records, in which he signed artists like Justice, Breakbot, SebastiAn, Cassius, Mr. Oizo, DJ Mehdi and Myd among others.
|Birth name||Pierre Winter|
|Also known as||Busy P|
|Born||21 April 1975|
Life and careerEdit
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 says his favourite band of all time is Beastie Boys. 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.
In 1996, when he was a law student, Pedro met Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. The soon-to-be-famous duo Daft Punk asked him to be their manager and he obliged.
In 2002, he created Headbangers Entertainment, through which he managed various artists including Cassius, Cosmo Vitelli, Thomas Winter et Bogue and DJ Mehdi. A year later, Winter founded the label Ed Banger Records, a music division that first signed Mr. Flash with the release "Radar Rider", then signing Justice, followed by SebastiAn in 2004, and later Uffie, DJ Mehdi, Mr. Oizo and more. In 2008, he stopped managing Daft Punk to focus on his label and music career as Busy P.
For Phoenix's debut album, United, Winter performed on a Rapman synthesizer in the song "Funky Squaredance". 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.
Pedro was married to Nadege Winter, head of public relations at Parisian boutique Colette. His brother, Thomas Winter, an indie and electro house vocalist, is a former tattooshop owner.
Discography (as Busy P)Edit
|2004||"Limit Ed"||12"||Ed Banger Records|
|2007||"Rainbow Man"||12"||Ed Banger Records|
|2007||"The Headbangers" (featuring Gérard Baste)||7"||Arcade Mode|
|2008||"Pedrophilia"||12"||Ed Banger Records|
|2013||"Still Busy" (featuring Thunderbird Gerard)||12"||Ed Banger Records|
|2017||"Genie" (featuring Mayer Hawthorne)||12"||Ed Banger Records|
|2021||"Track of Time" (featuring Haich Ber Na and Shay Lia)||12"||Ed Banger Records|
Compilations & SoundtracksEdit
|2006||"Chop Suey" on Ed Rec Vol. 1||CD and digital||Ed Banger Records|
|2007||"49ers" on Ed Rec Vol. 2||CD and digital||Ed Banger Records|
|2008||"To Protect And Entertain" on Ed Rec Vol. III||CD and digital||Ed Banger Records|
|2014||"C.O.N.T.R.O.L" and "Fermeture" on Vandroid||12" and digital||Ed Banger Records|
|2015||"Gypsy Life"||10"||Ed Banger Records|
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- ^ United at Discogs. Retrieved on 23 June 2008.
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