New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Justice and Busy P

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Justic and Busy P What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

"You can't go wrong when you hang out with Beavis and Butt-Head," Busy P tells us sitting in the Amoeba Hollywood green room. The DJ, producer, and label head is talking about the lineup of bands featured on the soundtrack to the animated duo's 1996 cult movie, Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, which includes White Zombie, Red Hot Chili Peppers, LL Cool J, and Rancid. Busy P and French electronic duo Justice visited us recently to share their finds in this "What's In My Bag?" episode. As you would imagine, the trio picked up some pretty interesting records, indeed.

Formed in 2003, French duo Justice rose to prominence off the strength of their 2007 debut LP, Cross, after attracting attention early on for their remix of the Simian track "Never Be Alone." The pair received two Grammy nominations related to Cross: one for Best Dance Recording (for the single "D.A.N.C.E.") Justice Womanand one for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Their sophomore LP, Audio, Video, Disco was a departure for the band, which they described as "daytime music." Their latest release is 2016's Woman, another upbeat disco/funk/house hybrid. LA fans can see Justice perform a special DJ set this Saturday, August 5th at the HARD Summer Music Festival.

Busy P is the stage name of Pedro Winter, Parisian DJ, producer, and Ed Banger Records head honcho. An early devotee to the now legendary French Touch scene, his electronic music career took off once Daft Punk asked him to manage them in 1996. In 2002, he launched Headbangers Entertainment, an artist management firm that repped artists such as Cassius and DJ Mehdi. A year later, he started Ed Banger Records which took the dance scene by storm with releases by Justice, Uffie, Mr. Oizo, and Breakbot. His latest release under the Busy P moniker is 2017's "Genie," a 12" single featuring Mayer Hawthorne.

Justice's Xavier de Rosnay picked up a vinyl reissue of one of his favorite albums by The Beach Boys, 20/20, which features one of his favorite tracks, "Be With Me." While record collectors tend to be sticklers for original pressings, de Rosnay is "always happy to see some reissues," commenting that many of his original pressings are practically unlistenable now. Gaspard Augé of Justice went searching for album covers designed by Doug Johnson (of Judas Priest album cover fame). Perhaps a lesser known fact, both members of Justice were graphic designers before becoming musicians, so they were very attentive to the visual aesthetics of their picks. They also share what inspired the iconic cross imagery on their own album artwork.

But whose albums does de Rosnay buy whenever he finds them? And which album does Busy P select knowing the Justice guys will be jealous? You'll have to watch the video to find out:

Justice and Busy P - What's In My Bag?
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