00:00:02,000 Hello! My name is Pedro.
00:00:02,000 My friends call me Busy P.
00:00:05,480 I'm from Paris and I run a small label
00:00:05,480 called Ed Banger Records,
00:00:09,880 and I'm enjoying life.
00:00:11,640 We are here today in cold London.
00:00:15,520 Why the name Busy P?
00:00:17,120 Why I'm Busy?
00:00:18,400 You can't see it now,
00:00:18,400 but I often have two phones in my hands.
00:00:22,800 It's not sexy at all.
00:00:25,400 People in my office call me Busy P
00:00:25,400 'cause we're in the same office,
00:00:28,960 but they have to set up a meeting
00:00:28,960 to speak to me.
00:00:32,280 So, this is a shitty life!
00:00:34,360 What age were you when you first
00:00:34,360 discovered your passion for music?
00:00:38,360 I think I got a slap in the face
00:00:38,360 from electro music
00:00:43,400 back in '89,
00:00:45,120 so I was 14 years old.
00:00:46,640 And I think 14 is the age
00:00:49,960 when you enter your creative life.
00:00:53,680 Before that, your parents
00:00:53,680 or your older brother
00:00:56,560 makes you listen to
00:00:56,560 this and that.
00:00:58,200 My brother made me listen to
00:00:58,200 Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Cure,
00:01:02,320 which was pretty cool.
00:01:03,680 But I think at 14, I started to-
00:01:03,680 I don't know if the word is good-
00:01:08,520 embrace my own choices,
00:01:11,200 and I listened to a New York band
00:01:11,200 called Deee-lite,
00:01:14,720 which I'm sure you all know about.
00:01:16,760 I was in love with <i>Groove Is in the Heart,</i>
00:01:16,760 which was their big hit.
00:01:20,480 But the track that really killed me
00:01:23,360 was <i>What Is Love?</i> from Deee-lite.
00:01:25,640 And if you listen to it,
00:01:28,080 you'll understand why I fell in love
00:01:28,080 with Deee-lite and electro music
00:01:31,800 and repetitive music.
00:01:34,400 And it's been... wow!
00:01:37,360 It's been a long time!
00:01:38,800 What do you love about music?
00:01:40,400 I think music is like life.
00:01:42,280 It's full of emotion and feeling,
00:01:44,880 and you can listen to music to be happy.
00:01:47,560 You can listen to music to support you
00:01:47,560 when you're down.
00:01:52,480 You know me, I'm a happy boy,
00:01:52,480 but I love sad songs.
00:01:57,480 I love depressing music.
00:01:57,480 I'm a big fan of Nick Drake.
00:02:02,640 So, music is life.
00:02:04,840 What keeps you going?
00:02:06,240 Running my label makes me happy.
00:02:09,280 I often say that.
00:02:10,720 I feel pretty lucky
00:02:10,720 to go to bed with a smile
00:02:14,480 and wake up excited and happy
00:02:14,480 to run to my office.
00:02:18,560 How did you get started in music?
00:02:20,560 I started my music career,
00:02:20,560 I like to say, back in '92.
00:02:26,000 Not professionally,
00:02:27,280 because at the time I was just dancing
00:02:27,280 at raves and nightclubs in Paris.
00:02:31,640 I think it was part
00:02:31,640 of the electro movement,
00:02:34,160 being on the dance floor.
00:02:35,680 And slowly, I wanted to be with the DJ,
00:02:39,480 then I wanted to do
00:02:39,480 the music the DJ played.
00:02:41,840 I wanted to do the parties
00:02:41,840 where the DJs played
00:02:44,720 and on and on and on.
00:02:46,000 I started my label.
00:02:48,360 I also had a chance to meet two robots,
00:02:48,360 the Daft Punk boys,
00:02:52,000 who I spent 12 years of my life with.
00:02:54,400 We were 20 years old
00:02:54,400 when we started that big adventure.
00:02:58,600 So I learned my job
00:03:01,360 by practicing it in real life,
00:03:01,360 in real time.
00:03:04,200 So it's been a while now.
00:03:07,440 I'm still excited
00:03:09,120 by what's happening in our music world
00:03:12,760 rather than our music business.
00:03:14,720 How are music and style related?
00:03:17,120 Music and style are completely...
00:03:19,960 I don't know if it's like
00:03:19,960 a little sister and an older brother.
00:03:23,840 It's the freedom of creativity,
00:03:27,560 the ""no limits"" of creativity.
00:03:29,800 You have it in music and in fashion.
00:03:32,080 I think that's why it's linked
00:03:32,080 so naturally and so easily.
00:03:36,080 And this is why I feel comfortable
00:03:36,080 working with brands,
00:03:40,600 doing music for fashions shows,
00:03:40,600 attending them.
00:03:43,320 I like to go to fashion shows as...
00:03:47,320 an entertainment place.
00:03:48,600 I like to go to Jeremy Scott's shows
00:03:50,800 because for me,
00:03:50,800 it's like going to a show,
00:03:55,120 not a fashion show.
00:03:57,160 So the links are very natural.
00:03:59,440 I'm sure you can ask any designer.
00:04:02,720 No one can design dresses or clothes
00:04:05,160 without listening to some music
00:04:05,160 or being inspired by music.
00:04:09,080 Do you know Jeremy Scott?
00:04:10,680 Yeah, I've known Jeremy
00:04:10,680 for a long time because...
00:04:15,520 You should ask him.
00:04:17,520 He arrived in Paris from Texas in '95,
00:04:21,280 before it all went crazy for him
00:04:21,280 in New York or Beverly Hills.
00:04:25,840 He stopped in Paris.
00:04:27,400 At the time, I was throwing parties
00:04:27,400 in the red-light district in Paris
00:04:31,120 called Pigalle.
00:04:32,400 Beautiful place.
00:04:33,760 We had some parties together,
00:04:33,760 and we became friends.
00:04:36,880 And since then, we've stayed in touch.
00:04:39,000 I DJ most of his parties all over.
00:04:43,120 And I'm happy for the success he's had
00:04:45,840 and I'm proud of him.
00:04:48,600 What kind of music
00:04:48,600 do you hate the most?
00:04:51,200 Definitely not.
00:04:51,200 I'm not a hater. No way!
00:04:54,480 I think it's stupid. No, no.
00:04:57,240 I'm the opposite of your question.
00:05:01,360 I feel blessed and so happy,
00:05:03,640 and I thank my parents for that,
00:05:03,640 for having open ears.
00:05:07,240 I'm happy and I get emotional
00:05:09,600 listening to techno from Jeff Mills,
00:05:12,520 to Nirvana, to the Beastie Boys,
00:05:12,520 to Run-D.M.C.,
00:05:16,000 to Anthrax or Fleet Foxes,
00:05:19,200 Nick Drake, I told you,
00:05:19,200 or Morrissey or whatever.
00:05:22,720 Kanye West.
00:05:23,880 I feel really lucky...
00:05:27,040 to, again, feel those emotions
00:05:27,040 from different artists.
00:05:31,760 Luckily, this is what we've been doing
00:05:31,760 with Ed Banger,
00:05:34,800 trying to spread
00:05:34,800 a large range of music to the kids,
00:05:38,600 trying to tell them it's not good
00:05:38,600 to stick to one genre.
00:05:42,960 We are living in
00:05:42,960 a pretty good time in our life.
00:05:46,240 I think 2010 is the best time in our life.
00:05:49,280 What was your highest moment
00:05:49,280 in your musical career?
00:05:51,880 The highest point of my music career?
00:05:54,240 I hope it's yet to come.
00:05:55,840 Every year, to be honest with you,
00:05:59,040 for the last three or four years...
00:06:02,520 I look at what we've done
00:06:02,520 and I'm like:
00:06:05,440 ""Wow, it was the best year of our lives!""
00:06:08,040 I said that in 2005, 2006 and on and on.
00:06:11,360 And I touch wood.
00:06:14,280 I want it to happen again.
00:06:16,240 But I don't know.
00:06:18,120 And I think the day
00:06:18,120 I accomplish something,
00:06:20,880 I will be old and boring.
00:06:22,520 So let's wait.
00:06:25,520 I'm happy to...
00:06:27,600 What's the word in English? To play.
00:06:29,920 Maybe I should say
00:06:29,920 the best day of my life was yesterday.
00:06:33,120 But I'm happy to say:
00:06:33,120 ""Let's try. Maybe tomorrow will be better.
00:06:36,760 ""Maybe I'll win, maybe I'll lose.""
00:06:38,640 This is why life is exciting.
00:06:40,960 What was your lowest moment
00:06:40,960 in your musical career?
00:06:44,160 The lowest point?
00:06:46,360 If I had one, I probably forgot it!
00:06:49,880 If you weren't in music,
00:06:49,880 what would you be doing?
00:06:53,080 If I wasn't doing music?
00:06:57,240 I don't know. I have no idea.
00:07:00,280 Maybe I'd be Jeremy Scott.
00:07:02,400 Are you a sports fan?
00:07:03,960 Yeah, I spent 10 years on a skateboard.
00:07:07,160 But is skateboarding a sport
00:07:07,160 or a lifestyle?
00:07:10,320 I prefer to look at it as a lifestyle
00:07:10,320 rather than a sport.
00:07:17,280 But yeah, I was born in '75.
00:07:20,520 I'm a kid from the '80s.
00:07:22,560 All the kids from the '80s,
00:07:22,560 we're from video games and sports.
00:07:26,400 This is our life.