Listen: ITM’s exclusive stream of Ed Banger’s 10-year compilation
2013 marks ten years of cool for Ed Banger Records. Since ‘03, the cult label has been a home for releases from Paris legends Justice, Mr. Oizo, Sebastian, Feadz, DJ Mehdi (R.I.P.) and more, and the party’s not over yet. To celebrate the ten year milestone, Ed Banger has a couple of big things planned. First, there’s the series of 10th birthday parties around the world, where the crew are set to get behind the decks in cities from Brussels to Sydney (hooray!). Then, there’s the new compilation release.
Ed Rec Vol. X is the label’s first compilation since ‘08, and it comes in honour of the decade in the game. Packed with 14 brand new tunes from almost all of the family – think Oizo, Busy P, Cassius, Mr Flash and Breakbot – you can expect mighty tunes from release. Officially, you can get your mitts on the compilation from tomorrow, June 7. But, we’re happy to say, you can stream the whole thing in advance now right here on inthemix.
Speaking to ITM last week, label head Pedro Winter (AKA Busy P) explained that Ed Rec’s first compilation in five years is all about showcasing the ‘music of tomorrow’. “This is why the compilation sounds less noisy and less banging,” he told us. “We’ve been doing that since 2007 when Justice was at its peak of crazy, funky, noisy sound. Today there is a caricature of this banging sound – there are too many fake Justice and Boys Noize out there. It’s a natural evolution and we’ve all grown up a bit since Ed Banger started.” Get streaming below.