GIRLS LIKE DISCO BOYS LIKE BASS – Teaser snippets
London-based The Young Punx return in summer 2013 with an 2 track release celebrating their love of all things disco and bass, collaborating with their close friends and kings of the Italian Turbofunk sound, Birdee (Southern Fried) and Reset! (Cheap Thrills, Dim Mak).
A club-ready disco and bass laden teaser for the forthcoming 3rd Young Punx album, the tracks showcase the flamboyant musicianship of The Young Punx whose brass-heavy funk stylings have previously been heard as the disco band in Dizzee Rascal’s “Dirtee Disco”, as well as performing as the live backing band for Dizzee on the BBC Electric Proms and Glastonbury 20011, and in their legendary 2005 makeover of De’Lacy’s ‘Hideaway’.
Young Punx ringleader Hal Ritson explains that the release’s title is derived from a tongue in cheek ‘rule of DJing’.
“We kept finding that men would never go out onto the dancefloor first. But, you play some disco and the girls flocked to the floor. Naturally the boys follow on then, and if you went bass heavy, the party would really begin to kick. ‘Girls Like Disco Boys Like Bass’ became code for this pattern! Of course in fact everyone likes both Disco and Bass so don’t take it too literally…”
The Young Punx emerged in the mid 2000’s as buzz producers, pioneered by DJs such as Annie Nightingale, Eddy Temple-Morris and Judge Jules, famed for their jubilant shredding of genre boundaries, mashing up different dance music forms, retro music sounds and pop culture references with glee, wit and musicality.
Since their 2009 album “Mashpop and Punkstep” The Young Punx have been focussing on developing their label, MofoHifi Records, home to the esteemed emerging producers, Bobby Tank and Phonat.
Outside of TYP HQ, Hal Ritson has also been busy producing, performing and writing on international hits by artists as diverse as Nas, CeeLo, Rizzle Kicks, Chase N Status, Chris Malinchak, Lil Wayne, UNKLE, Jessie J, Avicii, Eric Prydz and many more.
Setting the tone for their return you can expect to see more sideways looks at the electronic music scene from The Young Punx in the coming year, including a brand new long-player full of surprises.
Watch this space.