News Archive – 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
27th. “Rockall” video now online!
video for “Rockall” by The Young
Punx is now online. A madcap affair featuring Mike Fielding
(Naboo from The Mighty Boosh), a demon metal guitar
player rising from the depths and break dancing fishermen. You
know, the usual.
site : http://www.theyoungpunx.com/rockall/
track is also available on 2x 12″ vinyls
for the first time today! GET
27th Rockall… coming soon…
THE YOUNG PUNX
MOFI HIFI RECORDS
RELEASED 27 NOVEMBER
“Screams Hugeness – The latest Missile from the
rapidly rising Young Punx” Kris Needs
The Shipping Forecast is one of the UK’s greatest broadcasting
institutions. ‘Rockall’ sees The Young Punx irreverently
cut it up and recklessly mash a gale force 10 forecast into a
rocked up, funky electro monster, forecasting the British Isles
to Party. With a string of huge club records and remixes under
their belts, The Young Punx are fresh from performing to 25,000
ecstatic Japanese festival goers, and are now threatening to be
one of the biggest dance cross over bands of 2007.
Quintessentially English, The Young Punx, aka Hal Ritson and Cameron
Sunders, are renowned for splicing pop culture with an attitude
not seen since Fatboy Slim and Coldcut, but with a wry sense of
irony and a stunning example of how to make original live dance
music without samples. ‘Rockall’ sees them go to work
on the shipping forecast, read, and now endorsed, by Radio 4 announcer
“I’ve been on the radio nearly every day for the past
16 years – but this certainly is the first time I have ended up
as the vocalist on a dance song! “ says Alan. “The
Young Punx made the track without me knowing, but now I have heard
it I really like it. It’s quite funny to think that people up
and down the country are dancing to my voice”. The record
also features virtuoso rock guitarist Guthrie Govan (Guitarist
Magazine Guitar player of the Year) on lead guitar and Rob Harris
from Jamiroquai on rhythm guitar.
As well as being one of the leading remixers in the UK (having
recently remixed the likes of The Scissor Sisters and Studio B),
and beloved by the breaks and electro community, The Young Punx
have built a reputation for making witty musical comments on popular
culture, including their notorious mash up of the 118118 adverts
“Got Your Number” and last year’s celebrity name dropping
rework of Mylo’s “Destroy Rock and Roll” entitled “Destroy
Celebrity Crap” – with titles like that you can guess
where they’re coming from. With support from big name fans
such as Fatboy Slim, Pete Tong, legendary journo Kris Needs, and
Judge Jules, expect to hear much more from The Young Punx as their
debut album is set to drop in 2007, and watch out for the shipping
forecast on a dancefloor near you soon!
Remixes come from Ben Braund (Brand Reynolds), Phonat, Medcab,
and Krafty Kuts.
2nd. Back from Japan – check out the photos
we’re back from Japan now and WHAT A GREAT TRIP. Both
the DJ gigs and live band gigs were hugely enjoyable.
The best sound, the best lights, the best crew, the best
audiances. WE LOVE YOU JAPAN!
featuring Hal in a Superman costume and, more importantly,
Tiff in a Nurses outfit!)
31st. Young Punx collaboration at number 13 in the UK singles
me why?” by Supermode is now in the UK singles charts at number
13. The track is produced by Steve Angello
and Axwell and features vocals from Hal Ritson
from The Young Punx. Check out the video
to everyone who came to our gig at Club 5 in Washington
DC, USA last week. We all had a great time. You
might want to visit knowrhythm.net, the website of photographer
and designer Phillip Wong to check out some cool photos he took
of the gig – like this one…
forward to seeing our Japanese fans at the Nano Mugen
Festival in Tokyo next week, in our 4 piece live band
featuring the legendary Guthrie Govan on guitar…
the past couple of weeks we have also being remixing the new
Scissor Sisters / Elton John collaboration
and producing a new track with Krafty Kuts
that will be the next Krafty Kuts single .
note that Hal from The Young Punx is the singer on “Tell
me why?” by Supermode which is now on
the Radio One A list!
11th. HELLO ITALY!
The italian label Ondesferiche is going to include “Young
and beautifull” in a compilation called “Sonic Arts
Volume 1”, due for release on the 30th may, national distribution
by Self. Also “Young and beautifull” will be released
as a single and the video sent to all national music channels.
For Italian updates keep an eye on www.ondesferiche.it
26th. New single – Interplanetary on promo now
the early copies of the latest release from The Young Punx this
week from major mp3 stores and tastemaker vinyl shops. “Interplanetary”
is a funky slice of insane carpenters-sampling sci-fi madness
featuring a comprehensive mix package from The Young Punx, Openair,
Digital Dog, Phunk Investigation, SoulShaker and Max Neutra.
funky peak time house in epic proportion. High quality, organic
premium goods. This will be the song everyone leaves the club
humming through the next work week.” – funkyhousemusic.com
it now on mp3
24th. New remix – Chicane feat. Tom Jones – “Stoned
of The Young Punx remix of the new Chicane / Tom Jones track
are starting to turn up now. I’m sure it will be in the UK charts
very soon so it shouldn’t be hard to find!
17th. Tracks for sale on mp3 sites!
We are pleased to announce that we are now starting to sell The
Young Punx music as mp3 downloads on a wide variety of mp3 download
sites such as iTunes, Napster etc. More sites and more tracks
will follow soon, but for now, click on some of these… and buy
10th. New Mix Releases – Studio B and Urban Myth
sees the UK (and online) release of “C’mon and
Get It On” by Studio B – their
follow up to the massive “I see girls”. Playlisted
on Radio 1, the main mix of this track is a
retro 80s pop rock mashup-y commercial house mix by The Young
Punx – the first time one of our mixes has been on the playlist.
(update – reached number 28 in the UK Top 40)
Also out now is the beautiful “I feel it” by
Urban Myth Club from their album “Helium”
– which is also released this week. The Young Punx have a funky
house remix of “I Feel It” on the single package, but we would
also strongly recommend you check out their album
if you have ever enjoyed Zero Seven, Moby, Air, Royksopp
9th. Another Update.
Recent good news includes… The Young Punx remix of Studio B’s
“C’mon get it on” is now playlisted on BBC Radio 1!
We are now signining an excellent album deal for Japan
which we are very excited about. New remix underway for Space
Cowboy! And watch out for news on our new single “Interplanetary”
So what have we been doing in 2006 you may ask? Producing a new
track with the Stereo MCs and Braund
Reynolds, and doing remixes for Tina Turner,
Chicane and Tom Jones. Basically.
28th. New track “It doesn’t Stop” available on limited white
We have put out a very limited white label pressing of a new track
“It doesn’t stop”. The track is basically a house cut
up remix of the instrumental section of Michael Jackson’s “Don’t
Stop Till You Get Enough” that we did for our own DJing purposes
but has proved rather popular. [buy
5th. Two new tracks on UK CD release
Today sees the full commercial release in the UK of 2 tracks
that have been absolutely massive in the clubs this year, where
the lead club remix is by The Young Punx. Feel free to buy them!
“Rocket (A natural gambler)” by Braund
This is absolutely our favourite track of 2005 – a rip roaring
barnstormer of a song that sounds like someone has discovered
a long lost Tom Jones number from the ’70s and bootlegged it
in the style of JXL vs Elvis. In actual fact it is 100% original
and destined to become a classic. The second CD of the set has
The Young Punx remix on it. [buy
“Hideaway” by Delacey.
This is one of the all time classic house tracks which has been
remixed many times over the past decade. This 2005 rerelease
is lead by the infamous Young Punx remix which re-invents the
track as a fictional long lost 1960s motown recording the bootlegs
it up to date. The CD also includes the classic Deep Dish mix.
14th. Medcab “dance” on full release
Today sees the full commercial release in the UK of
“Dance” by “Medcab” including, for the
first time, availability on CD
single and iTunes
MP3. This party breaks reworking of of the ESG classic that
featured prominantly on UK Toyota adverts this year is a Young
Punx spin off project. It’s an infectious feel good track,
wih a great suite of house and breaks remixes including mixes
from The Young Punx, Mohito and Cicada.
It would be great if you bought it, in particular if you buy
it THIS WEEK since chart impact is greatest when everyone buys
it at the same time. For people in the UK it is best if you
go into a major record store and buy it (order it if they don’t
have it) or you can purchase online
or at iTunes.
out more and hear sound clips at www.medcab.net.
If you are ordering it at a shop you are after “Dance” by “Medcab”
on the Virgin sub-label label “Nebula“. A CD
single and 2x vinyl 12” are available.
20th. DJ Magazine article online
We have now added the page article on The Young Punx from October’s
DJ Magazine to the web site here.
Read all about it…
13th. “Young and Beautiful Cosmetic Surgery Clinic” web site
Got a few minutes spare to entertain yourself? You might like
to check out our new viral website to support the promotion of
our single “Young and beautiful”. The “Young
and Beautiful Cosmetic Surgery Clinic” is a satirical parody
of plastic surgery web sites (or alternatively the way we wasted
yesterday afternoon depending on your perspective). Vaguely amusing.
September 19th. “Young and Beautiful”
video now online
After a couple of weeks editing the Young and Beautiful video
is now online. Check it out!
Dig the nurses! Dig the blood! 🙂 Email it to your friends. Post
it on your blogs! You know the score…
- August 30th. “Young
and Beautiful” video shoot
- August 23rd. “Young and Beautiful”
reviewed on Update Magazine front page
August 2nd. Electro Drum and Bass
week. Though we are best known currently for our House
productions, our closer followers will be aware that The Young
Punx sound embraces a wide range of electronic, rock and pop styles.
Mashup innit? This week has been a big one for us doing Drum and
Bass and DnB tempo electronica – firstly having the honour of
working on 2 new tracks for the forthcoming Young Punx album with
Electro Drum and Bass god (and 80s style icon) John
B. This enabled me to learn my new Nathan Barley-esque phrase
of the month “That sounds pimp!”. We’ve also been doing
a remix for Avex in Japan. Of an Art of Noise cover. By a magician
(!?) (don’t ask), where they specifically requested our wayward
punk D’n’B stylings (How about “Punkstep” as a genre
- July 29th. The Daily Star.
Yup. Getting classier and classier we made it into the Daily Star
In fact, having been in Popbitch, The Star and the front page
of Update in one month we must be, like, F-list celebrities by
now or something…
- July 22nd.The Young Punx remix of De’lacy
– Hideaway 2005. The Young Punx recently remixed the
all-time house classic “Hideaway” by De’lacy. Faced with the challenge
of re-inventing a track so brilliantly mixed by Deep Dish a decade
earlier, and remixed many times since The Young Punx took the
radical step of rerecording the track as if it were a live TV
performance of the track by a motown band in the 1960’s (!) then
sampling this “vintage record”. With the track already being played
by Judge Jules, Update magazine writes:
BUZZ NUMBER 1. DE’LACY ‘Hideaway’ (Slip N Slide)
Trying to put new life into a classic anthem is always gonna be
a difficult task, but The Young Punx have pulled it off big time.
They’ve come up with a whole new angle on Delacy’s “Hideaway”,
taking it to peak time Big Beat Boutique, having the time of their
lives, getting up to all sorts of shenanigans and soaking up the
atmosphere. Then putting the live party vibe on record and creating
a rip roaring roof raiser. This is set to hit all over again.
5 dancing men
- June 1st.OK so we got bored
over the May bank holiday, and driven mad by the inane
C-list celebrity driven media around us (and the crazy
frog) we remade Mylo’s “Destroy Rock and Roll”
using the names of celebrities dominating the UK media instead
of the original list of 80s pop stars. Then, getting carried away
we made a video for it. The resulting carnage is here.
- May. Watch out for the new
track “i’ll be there” by french house artist
Muttonheads. It’s high quality pumping electro
house with 80s samples, but rather more classy sounding than many
of the post-“Call on me” 80s sampling pop dance around recently.
With great remixes from Raul Rincon and… of
course… The Young Punx. [ buy
or listen at Juno ]
30th. HOT TRACK ALERT. Watch out for a great new
track we’ve been involved in recently – Dance
by Medcab. This track is a reworking of the 1980s punk
funk classic by ESG (which might be familiar to those of you
in the UK who have seen the current Toyota Verso car advert with
the dancing surfers, or heard Jo Whiley play it on radio one recently).
There are quite a few great remixes around on a breaks disk and
a house disk including a Young Punx remix. Find out more about
this project on the Heavy
Disco web site.
25th Hey there. Sorry we haven’t done a news page
update for ages. We’ve been really busy, but – hey – that means
that there are lots of records around now. Mainly a whole pile
of young punx remixes. And you want to know about them don’t you???
HAL – “Creation”
This is Hal from The Young Punx’ debut single on Kickin records.
Big uplifting haunting house. Buzz charted, several plays from
Judge Jules on Radio One.
NOUVEAUX – WHATEVER – THE YOUNG PUNX REMIX
Summer filter house sounding something like Tim Deluxe “it
just won’t do” and Stardust “Music Sounds Better with
You”. Plays from Tong and Jules.
Or if you want CD on this compilation
CUTTERS vs GO WEST – “WE CLOSE OUR EYES” – THE YOUNG
DREAMS – FUSE (MOVE YOUR BODY) – THE YOUNG PUNX REMIX
Xpansions’ rave classic “Move your body” revisited
in a big Daft Punky way. The Young Punx remix is becoming the
lead mix for this track. Very upfront and almost impossible
to find, but very hyped with Tong plays, buzz chart etc. Great
Hoxton Whores mix on there too. (PS the artist for this track
was formerly known as “Headstrong” but they changed it recently)
(update… this got major attention via Popbitch and 20,000 downloads
27th. Today sees the release of the awesome “French
style” vocal house track – Slip Away by
Mohito feat. Howard Jones. on UMM records. This
track is a collaboration between The Young Punx, husky voiced
soul singer “Busk” and eighties icon
Howard Jones, with house god Steve Angello
on remix duties. Lots of play from Fergie on BBC Radio One. Buy
it now! [buy
from Amato] [buy
20th. The Young Punx at number one!
Well OK – not quite… But Hal from The Young Punx does play the
keyboards on eric Prydz’s UK number 1 smash “Call on me”. So,
you know, nearly 🙂
16th. The Young Punx have completed a great new remix
for Kickin records / Slip n Slide for their track “Whatever”
by Azido ba Bass (under the name “Phunk
Nouveaux“). The result sounds a bit like the mutant love
child of Stardust “Music sounds better with you” and Tim Deluxe’s
“It just won’t do”. It sounds like a club smash whatever!
If you are in the UK and have been watching the European cup you
will be sure to have seen the latest Nike Football TV
adverts featuring Thierry Henri playing football through
his house. The music for this track is a mambo by bar breaks artists
“Skeewiff” from their album “its all gone…”.
The Young Punx were commissioned to do a club remix
of this track and came up with something halfway between breaks
and house that Streetwise Records described as sounding like “a
70’s porn track mixed in with Mr Oizo”. It can be a little hard
to track down but it is billed (somewhat inaccurately) as “Big
Les vs The Young Punx” and you might be able to track
it down online.
The Young Punx have now launched their fresh new Breakbeat
record label “Heavy Disco“.
The debut release is a killer EP of Finnish breaks including tracks
by LBJ and Infekto. Check
out the Heavy Disco website!
June.“Punx Get Loose” is released
in the UK (and on export from the UK) on July 12th, on Mondo records
cat: MND016, distributed by Amato. Order it from your local store
buy it online.
May. Judge Jules plays “Punx get
loose” second track on his primetime BBC Radio One show. (Note
– And continues to play it prominantly for 6 weeks)
March. Great Review in DJ Mag this month : The
Young Punx. Got Your Number (Breaks Mixes) **** Not sure if this
is a bootleg or not, but hold on, it isn’t another rip-off of
a classic track. Instead they’ve sampled those 118 ads and I like
it. I first heard Distortionz playing it on his popular Friday
night breaksfm.com show. Rising horns and strings build throughout
the intro. Old blaxploitation wagga-wagga guitars lead funkily
into a bassline groove that I want to describe as “pleasant”,
but that sounds like a cuss in this age of topsy-turvy adjectives,
so maybe describing it as “fucking pleasant” is doing the tune
more of a service. Original breakbeat was all about horn sections
and tight wagga-wagga- guitars, and it’s refreshing to see that
formula in use again on the bassline breaks scene. Colourful,
fresh and fucking dressed to impress. (Ollywood) DJ Magazine.
No61 / Vol3 19 Mar – 1 Apr 04 / page 80.
March. Oooh. Lots of things. Firstly our new track
“Punx Get Loose” will be released over the next couple of months
on Mondo records. Look out for promos around now! Also we have
some Radio One and XFm guest mixes incoming on the 4th and 11th
of April. Plus, Hal has been over in Finland doing a little work
with Helsinki Breaks master LBJ (Botchit Breaks records). Busy
Jan. The Young Punx are currently working on remixes
for Darren Tate/GD and a storming new track by 80s icon Howard
Jan. The Young Punx voted by Radio One listeners
as one of the two best Bootleg remixers of 2003, togther with
Adam Freeland. [visit
Annie Nightingale awards on the Radio 1 web site]
Dec. Judge Jules includes an excerpt from The Young
Punx live DJ set on his radio one show. He called it “Chemical
Brothers vs Motorcycle” though the keen eared amongst you may
also have spotted Radiohead, Bjork, Vigi and Zero, Phat Conductor
and Joe Smooth in the mix too!
Nov. We DJ at the Radiohead aftershow party in Earl’s
Court tonight. Also look out for our DJ set at 8pm on Sunday 29th
Nov. Wooo. Hurray. We were worried that The Number 118118
might try and stomp on our track “Got Your Number” for ripping
off their TV adverts, but it turns out they really like it and
are letting us get on with it without interfering. They have even
done a last minute edit to their latest advert to include a snippet
of the track! Cool. Meanwhile all of our first run of white labels
sold out in two days! There’s another run being made now…
Oct. “Got your number” rises to number 8 in the Buzz
Oct. “Got your number” enters the UK Buzz chart at 18
and Coolcuts chart at 8.
Sept. Ali B flags The Young Punx breaks mix of Stand
Back by Linus Loves as a future floor filler.
Sept. Good radio play this week from Annie Nightingale,
James Hymen (Mash up, Look sharp) and Judge Jules (Got your number).
August. The Young Punx working on new remix of Linus
Loves – “Stand Back” for Ministry of Sound.
July. DJ Magazine writes – “Another name to watch is
THE YOUNG PUNX. Already scoring points for their breaks cut-up
on “The Matrix Rebooted”, they wear a different hat on “Dance
with someone else”. It’ 80s pop and a lyrical hook from Madonna’s
‘Get into the groove’ that gets a twisted, almost Gallic sounding
musical bed. One spin and this peak time crowd pleaser will have
the floor heaving.”
July. Judge Jules opens his Radio 1 show with “Dance
with someone else” and orders further copies to keep in Ibiza.
July. The Young Punx number 14 in the Buzz chart and
number 20 in the Coolcuts chart
July. “Dance with someone else” being played by Seb Fontaine,
Annie Nightingale, Ali B, XFM, Ric Groves, Nic Fanciulli and more…
June. The Matrix Rebooted in Unique’s 8 biggest sellers/restocks
for the week.
June. 10 Sui reviews The
Matrix Rebooted for iDJ magazine: “a bull dog bass line
and funky snares … tears out a few brain cells and replaces
them with Morpheus hypnosis. CHOON.”
May. Annie Nightingale plays The
Matrix Rebooted on her Radio 1 show. [track
Summer migrations of giant electric jellyfish disrupt power supplies
at The Young Punx sub-atlantic lair, causing delays to remix work.
The Young Punx are number 1 in the MP3charts.com UK
chart and Drum
and Bass chart.
May. LiquidX opens his set at Essential, Brussels with
The Matrix Rebooted.
May. DJ Jurassik plays “The
Matrix Rebooted” in the streets of Shoreditch out of the back
of the Fuel sports car that has been converted to be a massive
portable sound rig with decks! Excellent!. [photograph]
May. XFM play The Young Punx’s mix of Electric Six’s
“gay bar”. (update – they are still playing it, and have been
playing “The Matrix Rebooted” and “Wake up, make up, bring it
up, shake up” too)
The Young Punx are created in a freakish GM experiment by mad
scientists working outside of international law in their sub-atlantic
lair. The 2 infants’ hearts were in synch at exactly 130bpm. Punx
1’s first word was, conventionally enough, ‘Papa’, though Punx
2 immediately answered with “don’t preach – I’m in trouble deep”
put through some wierd kind of filter and echo.