Ed Banger Records

The French electro label, Ed Banger Records, that was founded just four years ago by Pedro Winter (aka Busy P and Daft Punk’s manager) has only eight signed artists which are all incredible. The favourites of Ed Records, Justice (made up of Frenchmen Xavier de Rosnay and Gaspard Augé), are currently on their first world tour and I was lucky enough to see them live at Metropolis in Montreal this past October.  They also recently won two well-deserved awards at the MTV European Music Awards (Video Star and Best New French Artist). They sound like Jackson 5 mixed with Daft Punk and Metallica? They create a sound that blends electro with a clear rock influence and some of their remixes have a definite 70s pop vibe. My description really isn’t doing them any justice though (no pun intended).

Here are a few of my favourite Justice songs and remixes as well as an intro by Mr. Oizo for Ed Records Vol. 2 that was released in March which features all the artists.

Justice – Phantom, Pt. II
Vicarious Bliss – Theme from Vicarious Bliss (Justice Remix)
Mr. Oizo – Intra
Justice – D.A.N.C.E. (MSTRKRFT Remix)


— , November 17, 2007    5 Comments

word up on justice

— Kyle, November 18, 2007

lol, i love this music video =)

justice is pretty fucking sweet…
have you noticed a lot of music videos have been doing stuff similar to this? like Kanye West & T-Pain “Good Life”, or The GO “You Go Bangin’ On”?… even the commercial for Ed Rec vol II does the same thing too, lol

— Rey, November 18, 2007

i know… everyone wants to be like ed banger…… actually the guy who did all the graphics and tees for the Justice video, ‘So Me’, is the art director for Ed Banger Records…. he does all the album cover work, posters, promo stuff and tees for the label….that’s why the ed rec vol II commercial is similar…. he also did the “Good Life” video….. hence the similarity…. if you like his stuff he has myspace you can check out and there’s a link to a couple of the venders that sell his tshirts on the ed banger website!!!

— Justine, November 18, 2007

I can’t really take anything new out of Justice’s music. They just sound to me like Daft Punk. They are getting tired of the comparison but there’s nothing I can do. I am more a fan of Simian Mobile Disco… I think what they did this year was more original. You like them?

Eduardo, December 1, 2007

yes! i do…. sleep deprivation & love are my faves by them i think…. i like it’s the beat…. im kind of sick of it now though…. but i still love Justice…as mainstream as they have become

— Justine, December 3, 2007