Pedro Winter “Initials PW”
According to Pedro “Busy P” Winter being a DJ isn’t just a passion, its also a commitment: ‘Crate digging in record shops, traveling the world to spread good vibes, carrying our favorite records until we carefully drop the needle on them, and set the dance floor on fire. This is what has driven me for almost 30 years’
In Just Phriends, Winter auctions a replica of his own RIMOWA Pilot Case from the early 2000s filled with his personal curation of 23 ‘Pharrell Grooves’ including key releases dating back to 1993 – when the name, Pharrell Williams, was written in the credits of a 12’’ for the first time ever – and a very rare test-pressing of Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” remixed by The Neptunes.
Just Phriends is open for global bidding from June 19-27 on JOOPITER.COM.
Read Pedro Winter’s full artist statement below:
“For more than a quarter of a century, Pharrell Williams has made the world dance. I’ve been DJ–ing for approximately about the same time. We both share the initials PW. My name is Pedro Winter, and this is my record box.
This world traveler suitcase filled with some of my favorite Pharrell records is the perfect souvenir of an era that we now all cherish. DJ–ing is a passion, but it’s also a commitment. Crate digging in records shops, traveling the world to spread good vibes, carrying our favorite records until we carefully drop the needle on it and set the dance floor on fire.
This RIMOWA Pilot Case full of Pharrell grooves was my companion in the mid-2000s, just before digital music transformed everything. Back then, we kept records like treasures, eventually trading our heavy record box for CD cases, and then to pocket-size USBs. The stickers on the case are not just stickers… Each represents a moment, an encounter. Logos can say a lot about who you are and where you come from. They are my version of the ‘Le Petit Poucet’ rocks you drop as you make your way home. They keep me linked with my skateboarder years, my favorite record shops. Music is my passport, and these stickers are my way to stamp this record box.
I selected key releases, dating back to 1993 when the name Pharrell Williams was written in the credits of a 12’’ for the first time ever. Of course, I had to put in classic club hits from the 2000s too, such as “Drop it like it’s hot”, “Frontin” and “Pass the Courvoisier”.
It also had to be personal. I met Pharrell in 2001, running after him to ask for a remix of Daft Punk. The rest is now history. Like Willy Wonka, I hide a test-pressing of The Neptunes’ remix of “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” in this box… get lucky!