Heralded as the label that prevents kids from turning emo, Ed Banger releases a second compilation this week with tracks by Klaxons, Justice and Uffie.
French label Ed Banger specialises in over-the-top party music, incorporating electro, rock riffs, disco and house into very tidily packaged releases indeed. But you knew that already. What to expect from label comp volume two? (Don’t look on the CD racks for volume one, which was a digital-only release from late last year.) There’s distorted synth overload from Justice on ‘Phantom’, a new track from DJ Mehdi’s ‘Stick It’ and a freeform remix of Klaxons by So-Me among the fourteen tracks.
For an intro to the album and the Ed Banger label, check out this nice animated video preview of the album, or a this profile of Ed Banger label boss Pedro Winter (aka Busy P) from the recently issued Slices DVD mag.
In other Ed Banger news, watch out also for a new Justice EP in April.
‘Ed Rec Vol. 2’ tracklist
1. Mr Oizo - Intra
2. Uffie - Dismissed
3. Justice - Phantom
4. DJ Mehdi - Stick It
5. Mr Flash - Disco Dynamite
6. Krazy Baldhead - Strings of Death
7. Feadz – Edwrecker
8. Busy P - 49 ers
9. DJ Mehdi - Lucky Girl
10. Busy P - Rainbow Man
11. Mr Flash - Eagle Eyez
12. SebastiAn - Greel
13. Klaxons - Golden Skans to Interzones - So Me remix
14. Vicarious Bliss – Limousine
Ed Banger are also on tour in North America this week, including a big blowup in Miami tonight featuring Justice, Busy P, Para One and a live set from Digitalism.
Mar 23 Ed Banger @ Studio A, Miami
Mar 24 Ed Banger @ Mezzanine, San Francisco
Mar 25 Ed Banger @ Royal Union Cabaret, Vancouver
Mar 29 Ed Banger @ Hiro Ballroom, New York
Mar 30 Ed Banger @ Mod Club, Toronto
Mar 31 Ed Banger @ Club Soda, Montreal
‘Ed Rec Volume 2’ is out now in CD and 2x12” on Ed Banger Records.