Dance music is rapidly becoming a genre that is infamous for its cookie cutter concoction of mimicked drops, tempos, and rhythms. However, there are still DJ-producers that refuse to dwell in a creative safe mode. Among the group of trendsetters would be French producer Pedro Winter (Busy P) and the artists signed to his label, Ed Banger Records. Ten years in the game and Ed Banger Records continues to exceed expectations and shift the standard of dance music to another level. In celebration of their 10th anniversary, the label released a 14-track compilation, Ed Rec Vol. X. The Ed Banger 10-Year Anniversary Tour is currently in progress and will make their only US stop in LA at the Hard Summer Music Festival on August 3rd and 4th.
Life + Times asked some of the label’s trailblazers’ two key questions: How has electronic music impacted your life? What is the most influential EDM album?