Red Bull Music Acdemy teams up with Paris' Gaîté Lyrique to present a very special night with the likes of Todd Edwards, Akufen, DJ Slow and Busy P b2b Boston Bun on February 21st.
We will welcome house legend and Daft Punk collaborator Todd Edwards, well known for his hypnotic collage of cut-up samples over swing house beats and extremely juicy, disco-flavoured basslines, alongside Canada's own microsampling pioneer Akufen performing a live set. In addition, we have last year's Academy participant and Pelican Fly boss from Brussels, DJ Slow, and Ed Banger head honcho Pedro 'Busy P' Winter steppin' up for some back-to-back action with label bro Boston Bun.
Highlights of the night will be recorded for RBMA Radio.
23h30 - 5h30 : TODD EDWARDS + PEDRO WINTER b2b BOSTON BUN + AKUFEN (live) + DJ SLOW
23h30 - 01h30 : Pedro Winter vs Boston Bun
01h30 - 02h30 : Akufen Live
02h30 - 04h00 : Todd Edwards
04h00 - 05h30 : Dj Slow
Pedro Winter b2b Boston Bun
Get busy: The Ed Banger in charge Pedro Winter and his latest signing Boston Bun go back to back. Live at Gaîté Lyrique in Paris.
Busy P b2b Boston Bun @ La Gaîté Lyrique (2014.02.21 - Paris) by Tracklistings on Mixcloud
Pedro Winter aka Busy P is a modern day Malcom McLaren. Impresario and musicican alike, this Parisian used to manage what is arguably the most influential dance music act since the 90s, Daft Punk, before he started his own label Ed Banger Records in 2003. Since then, he’s shown the world that it’s still possible to successfully deal with music, pushing the careers of Justice, Uffie, and Mr. Oizo to iconic highs, while anticipating and shaping a colourful trend called nu-rave with the label’s instantly recognizable artwork. At the same time, Pedro has kept his creativity as a DJ, producer and remixer: he’s re-edited Kraftwerk classics, collaborated with West Coast indie rapper Murs, and played every relevant rave in the Western hemisphere and beyond. Meanwhile, fascinated by the 90’s Chicago illusion and 120 bpm tracks talking about pleasure and the future, Boston Bun offers up his own vision of house music. With Bun’s 2011 mix Lean House, when he asked the great and the good in the underground scene to pitch their favourite house tracks down to 100 bpm, he ignited a tripped-out, syrupy inferno of his own. His remix for Maelstrom‘s House Music ushered even more people onto the dance floor, and it wasn’t long before Busy P got wind of Bun’s magic touch, and the two decided to work together in the studio. Bun’s debut House Call, and it’s follow-up the Flasher EP on Ed Banger, sees him staking his claim on French house music in his own inimitable style.
Pelican Fly prodigy DJ Slow twists and turns the sounds of inner cities worldwide to follow his own groove. Live at Gaîté Lyrique in Paris.
If Thomas Duval was a barbecue, he’d be pulled pork. If he was an over-the-counter medicine, he’d be cough syrup. His DJ moniker is perhaps the most honest and straightforward name in the history of artist monikers. Besides co-running the acclaimed Pelican Fly label DJ Slow takes songs like Big Tymers’ Hello (not a super brisk track to begin with) and slows them to a crawl, so that every weird, glitchy, spazzy nuance comes to the forefront. However, this snail’s pace gets countered occasionally by spurts of ghetto house, UK bass, and rave stabs, and DJ Slow’s love affair with Chicago’s Dance Mania and Belgian jump-style always shine through and sit perfectly double-timed on top of his musical molasses.