Ed Rec Vol. X (Standard Edition)

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2LP+CD "standard" edition including a CD and poster, housed in a gatefold sleeve. Led by Busy P aka Pedro Winter, Ed Banger Records have risen from low-key Parisian rock n' roll cool to become one of global club land's most colorful and recognizable music outlets. It could be said they've ascended to maturity, yet, in many ways, Ed Banger remains gleefully youthful, holding to the spirit of the party -- a stable of DJ/producers with a huge sense of fun and old-fashioned loyalty to each other and their fans criss-crossing the world. The imprint's illustrious history and adventures have been documented in a new photographic book by label designer So Me called Travaile. Famille. Party. -- Work. Family. Party. As Pedro explains "After managing Daft Punk between 1996 and 2008 I wanted to create my own history. By creating Ed Banger Records I launched my own musical adventure in a way. I learnt so much with Daft Punk, I owe them a lot. Celebrating this 10th anniversary is very emotional, I'm proud I managed to write a pretty nice musical chapter in my life. Daft Punk as chapter number one and Ed Banger Records as chapter number two is pretty cool." Ed Banger hasn't put a full compilation out since Vol. III in 2008 and the time is ripe. All their artists contribute exclusive tracks, from long-standing label figureheads Justice, to new disco-house kid on the block, Boston Bun. Over the years, Ed Banger has released music by everyone from Rick Rubin to LFO to, recently, Laurent Garnier, and the new collection represents such diverse thinking. The Balearic android cocktail-disco slowie "The Beach" by Breakbot sits easily with DSL's sleaze-funk electro throbber "In Your House," and there's plenty more, from Mr. Oizo, Feadz, Cassius, SebastiAn, Krazy Baldhead, Mr. Flash, and Mickey Moonlight. A decade in, Ed Banger shows no sign of slowing down.