DJ, producer, art director, and boss of the Ed Banger Records label created in 2003, Pedro “Busy P” Winter shifted from being an emblematic figure of the Parisian underground to the Frenchman who makes the whole World dance.
At only 38 years old – 12 of which spent managing Daft Punk – the man who discovered Justice is established as the golden man of electronic music. Yet, this former skateboarder, fan of hard rock, stumbled upon his career by chance.
As a real club kid in the early 90’s, he went out every night at the mythic Palace club where he held his first parties in 1995. In that temple of Parisian nightlife, an impressive list of talents with a bright future were to be found. Daft Punk of course, but also Motorbass, Dimitri From Paris, DJ Cam and more.
The ‘French Touch’ was born and Pedro was already a major part of it.
One year later while Daft Punk were recording their first album, they asked Pedro to become their manager. His career was launched.
His rise to prominence may echo that of the “American dream”, but his success has not produced a shark-like manager, not a hardened businessman. Available and friendly, his energy is contageous. “A lot of people think I plan everything, but I never had any career plan. If I worked a pose, a cool attitude, it would be blindingly obvious. All that happens to me is actually a mixture of chance and luck. I was at the right place at the right moment, the rest is work.” And it has paid off.
Between the Justice hits and the World tours, Pedro is more ‘Busy’ than ever. In many years, he tends to spend almost as much time on planes than in his office. Pedro has played at some of biggest festivals and clubs worldwide and also manages to find the time to diversify his activities, and his brand. When you ask him if it’s hard to blend his work as an artistic director and his own artistic career he smiles “I like mixing things, i’ll be bored being just a DJ and i’ll become nuts being a label manager. The Busy P character allows me to act crazy on stage, it’s kind of a workout for me! But more seriously, my main business is running an exciting label.”