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Vice to Distribute Ed Banger Records in U.S.

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Monday, 11 December 2006
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LABEL COMPILATION "ED REC VOL. 1" AMONG NINE TITLES TO BE RELEASED DIGITALLY ON JANUARY 16, 2007.

Vice Records is proud to be the US home for Paris-based Ed Banger Records, through a licensing deal with Paris-based Because Records. VICE Records is already home to Ed Banger/Because artist Justice, recently named XLR8R's Best Artist of 2006.

Founded in 2003, Ed Banger Records stands at the forefront of the dance music resurgence. Founded by Pedro Winter (aka Busy P), longtime manager of Daft Punk, as an outlet for new French acts spanning genres from hip-hop to thrashing electro and forward thinking dance sounds, Ed Banger has been steadily converting legions of fans internationally to their music, elevating the label's status to cult-like levels.

Ed Rec Vol. 1 compiles select tracks from the early days of Ed Banger (Sebastian's raging "H.A.L" , Vicarious Bliss's "Theme From Vicarious Bliss") to the present era (Uffie's infectious "Pop the Glock", DJ Mehdi's suave "I Am Somebody," featuring Chromeo). Despite the vast differences in sounds presented on the Ed Banger roster, it's readily apparent that this label wholeheartedly represents the aesthetic sentiments of today; kids that grew up with hip-hop and dance music as their primary influences and fuse that background with a reckless mentality that consistently creates exciting results.

In addition to Ed Rec Vol. 1, VICE Records will release digital versions of 12"s and singles from Justice, DJ Medhi, Sebastian, Krazy Baldhead, Vicarious Bliss, and Zongamin.

ON ED BANGER RECORDS:
"For being this year's DFA – an insta-cred crate inclusion for disco-punk, electro-house and dance-rock DJs worldwide – Ed Banger Records sure seems like a gang of giddy schoolchildren, one that just so happens to be helmed by Daft Punk's manager." -URB's 2005 LABEL OF THE YEAR

"Between the steroid-techno of Sebastian and Justice, Uffie's hip-pop, Winter's love for all party sounds and a rabid fanbase growing worldwide, Mehdi is surrounded by a crowd that could help enact the sort of takeover he envisions." -THE FADER

Ed Rec Vol. 1 track listing:
01 – Mr Flash – Radar Rider
02 – Uffie – Pop the Glock
03 – Krazy Baldhead – Crazy Mothafuckas
04 – Vicarious Bliss – Theme From Vicarious Bliss
05 – Zongamin – Bongo Song [Jackos remix]
06 – DJ Mehdi – I Am Somebody [Paris Version]
07 – Sebastian – Dolami
08 – Justice – Waters of Nazareth
09 – Busy P – Chop Suey
10 – Krazy Baldhead – Revolution [ParaOne Remix]
11 – Sebastian – H.A.L.
12 – Vicarious Bliss – Theme From Vicarious Bliss [Justice Remix]

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