Ed Banger Records head Pedro 'Busy P' Winter has been trying to court French DJ/producer Laurent Garnier for some time, and apparently a deal was worked out recently over beachside mojitos. Garnier's upcoming EP, Timeless, will be released through Winter's label.
This pairing might seem odd to those who recall Garnier expressing his feelings about Ed Banger in a 2009 interview. He told Resident Advisor the label was "all about marketing and how to exist in the scene, even without making music.” He also said this of Ed Banger's music, which includes releases from Justice, SebastiAn and Mickey Moonlight:
...it’s all about the image. You know what? A lot of the new guys now, we wouldn’t have signed them to [Garnier's label,] F Communications, because it’s not our thing. Musically it doesn’t excite us at all. Some of them I like—I’m not saying it’s all crap—but a lot of it just doesn’t talk to me. I feel a lot of it is marketing more than anything else.
Apparently mojitos can solve anything. No release date yet for Timeless, but the tracklist is below. [FACT]
1. Jacques In The Box
2. Our Futur (Loud Disco Mix)
3. Our Futur (Deeper Detroit Mix)