Vato Gonzalez teams up with The Young Punx to bring you their new club smash “Body Harder”. The song is built around the brass stabs and siren from Quincy Jones’ iconic “Ironside” theme, made famous by Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” in more recent years. Add a pulsating bassline, a seductive dancehall hook and you’ve got yourself a banger that will make your body move harder, faster, stronger! With earlybird supporters like David Guetta, Robbie Rivera, Andi Durrant (Capital FM), Danny Howard (BBC Radio 1), and Steve Smart (Kiss FM) this collab is set to be huge.[more]
Post-disco legend Mighty Mouse drops by The Young Punx studio, while a blizzard sweeps across London, to play some spectacular disco and house grooves, have a drink and a chat, and most importantly, to explain whether he would rather fight one horse sized duck, or 100 duck sized horses.[more]
I had a tea break and decided to write down my favourite Young Punx facts:
- The Young Punx first commercial release was put at 25/1 for christmas number one by William Hill Bookmakers
- The Young Punx first DJ show ever was at Earl’s Court Arena playing a Radiohead Aftershow party
- The Young Punx first live show ever was to 15,000 people at Yokohama Arena
- Hal from The Young Punx has performed or produced on over four hundred electronic genre records, including tracks by Nas, CeeLo, Lil Wayne, Black Eyed Peas, David Guetta, Jessie Ware, UNKLE, Steve Angelo, Dizzee Rascal, Bobby Womack, Willy Moon. god this list is endless.[more]
The Young Punx and Phonat sit down to play a few tracks to each other. Six hours later they are still going, having passed through disco, house, nuGarage, dubstep, metal, Bob Dylan, Aaron Copland and ABBA on the way. This is kind of how we pass the time round here.
Milan-based Turbofunk kings Reset! drop by the studio for a live guest mix on air. Turbofunk abounds. Plus the new unreleased Bobby Tank, and the usual chat and mayhem. There is also some discussion of the Fibonacci Sequence in relation to the roosting patterns of pigeons.
HOW THIS HAPPENED : So… “Rolling In The Deep” isn’t the most original track to mix / cover – but there is a story and here’s how it happened. My friend Kelli Leigh sings backing vocals for Adele live. She came into the studio the morning after Adele had won and performed at the Brit Awards. Kelli was telling me how the night before had been great because Adele had not been there for the TV soundcheck, so Kelli had got to sing the full lead vocal part of Rolling In The Deep on stage for the cameras. I said “Great – do it again – here – right now” so she then proceeded to sing THIS version of the track, acapella in the studio in one take.[more]
Four hours of the freshest new electronic music live and direct from London Bridget England, with Hal Ritson of The Young Punx and special guest DJ Phonat. Plus the usual chaos and mayhem thanks to Birdee, DiscoSocks, Lukas Lyrestam and Ali Jamieson. Play a round of “Is it Julio Bashmore, Is it Disclosure or is it an 18 year old track?”. Find out what a DUSTY bassline is! Essential.
The Olympic opening ceremony is being broadcast live around the world. But The Young Punx have better things to do with their time: webcasting a live DJ session of NuDisco with guest DJ 5eya! Recorded live on 27th July 2012.
“Return To The Valley Of the Super Shooters” sees The Young Punx and friends in nostalgic mood, lovingly harking back to the golden era of UK Jungle. With Memphis-rapper Count Bass D spitting in clear homage to Zinc’s legendary “Super Sharp Shooter” (itself a lift from LL Cool J), and classic junglist beats to boot, the Young Punx Delorean is targeted firmly at 1995. But with a heavy lacing of post-dubstep basslines from Phonat dominating the low end, and a quirky collection of Theremins and Circuit-bent Stylophones tweaking over the top this is very much a 21st Century track, with a wry nod to music that inspired its creators back in the day.[more]