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.
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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.
“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.
Free 128k download on soundcloud with full quality available to buy from Beatport now.
Hal Ritson of The Young Punx has hooked up with long time Punx session drummer Alex Reeves to create this stunning new sample library of authentic vintage breakbeats (which will be used heavily on new material by TYP!). Producers – get on these hot beats right now!
Here’s the official blurb:
Sample Magic unleashes studio gold in the first in its new 101Studio series – featuring 101 vintage breaks recorded with a superlative level of old-school authenticity never before heard in a sample collection.
Sample replay guru and The Young Punx frontman Hal Ritson, and Dizzee Rascal’s live drummer Alex Reeves are the creative forces behind this collection.
If you’re looking for fine, full-fat and copyright-free breaks for hip hop, DnB, breakbeat, chillout, house – even dubstep – then look no further.
Unrivalled attention to detail has been paid to every aspect of drum hardware, vintage mics, micing techniques, pre-amps, compression, mixing techniques – even down to drumstick grip – to stunningly recreate the sound of 60s and 70s breakbeats with incredible groove and atmosphere.
In Vintage Breaks you get fresh re-interpretations of the most-sampled drum breaks in music history – such as the iconic Amen, Apache and Think grooves – but without the licensing nightmares associated with the originals.
But there are also many many brand new beats and grooves, opening up a whole new world of fresh sounds with an incredible vintage sound.
Hours of research have gone into each break well before the drummer even hits the kick; with all manner of long-lost audiophile knowledge pulled from the vaults and vintage mics dusted off to ensure every vintage nuance of the classic collectable kits is captured in each stunning break.
Many of have tried to imitate the masters.
None have succeeded.
All files are tempo-labeled (ranging from 65 to 140bpm) for maximum ease of use. Loops are offered in a range of formats – including ready-sliced Rexes for to be mashed and re-arranged for a near-infinite number of re-worked beats.
HELP MAKE A YOUNG PUNX TRACK … you can be on our next album. Hullo. I am currently looking for people to send me recordings of them speaking the names of things that are characterised by NOT BEING AROUND ANY MORE. They can be trivial (a type of chocolate bar, game, TV show that was around when you were a kid but are gone now), personal (“my mother”, “My girlfriend”), global (“Dinosaurs”, “The cold War”). It doesn’t matter so long as it is something that when you think of it makes you realise they are gone now. Just record you saying the word however you think is appropriate, and mail me the file to firstname.lastname@example.org . If you have good recording equipment great, but any iphone or laptop mic will be OK if you say the word a good way. Thanks to anyone who wants to contribute.
Following on from The Young Punx’ legendary Podcasts, get ready for “Friday Night Is Young Punx Night” – 2hours (plus more if you’re lucky) of Live DJ sets, Guests, Banter, Chatroom and webcam, direct from London Bridge England. Live every Friday on idealclubworldradio.com at 8pm GMT, 9pm CET, 12noon is LA, 3pm in NYC and 5am the following morning in Tokyo.
Kick off your weekend in style every week with the best in new electronic music, live and direct from London Bridge.
GUEST LIVE MIX on 11th November from PHONAT
Friday Night Is Young Punx Night – PROMO 1 – “F*** You” by MofoHifi Records
The Young Punx perform a half hour live/DJ set at Nano Mugen Festival 2011, Yokohama Arena, with special guests Koko and Phonat. 30 minutes of 1080p HD Punx live goodness!
Recorded live on 17th June 2011 at Urban Art Forms Austria, main stage, before Fatboy Slim, Deadmau5 and Pendulum. Hal Ritson on keyboards and guitar, Simon Bettison on drums and Nathan Taylor on decks and FX.
Dope Dope Dope Dope Dope Ass Sound.
Jacked up garage meets funked up disco to blow your cock clean off.
The Young Punx are back in the house.
“Fucking love it, monster.” – Eats Everything
“This is dope – haha – love it. Like some fat US house shit, but the pitch and the fqd up beat is like some chicago jacking basement. I wanna be there! Lovely!!!” – Space Cowboy
“I haven’t heard that chicago sound for such a long time. It feels really good.” – David Guetta
“That bumps like a mofo. Loving it. Will throw it down in a set for sure” – Black Noise
“Funky and dirty! Nice work” – Robbie Rivera
“This is cool. Grooves like Cassius in 1999 but with a whole different sound” – Phonat
“I Love this track man. Really great and unique production style and a real dancefloor groover. Great great and Grrrreat” – Audiofreaks
“Sounds fat!” – Wez Clarke
“Really like this one” – Lewis Dene – Tilllate
“Sounds wicked” – Arveene & MiSK
“Up my street for shizzle” – Patrick Hagenaar
“Dope Ass Sound is awesome! I love the shuffle on the drums, great jackin’ house feel to it!” – Louis La Roche
“You’ve gotta love the Young Punx and for all they stand for; the group equivalent to Norman Cook and his multi-faceted Fatboy Slim alter ego, the YPs are never afraid to change things up to keep you guessing and their sets fresh…. ‘Dope Ass Sound’ arrives seeing a return to the group’s club sound but given a characteristic Young Punx twist. Anarchic, rebellious and littered with crazy noises to make you lose it on the dancefloor… It’s mad, it’s fun, and it’s what the Young Punx do so well.”
Lewis Dene (Tilllate Magazine/DMC Update)
This year its up to YOU to make the mashups and remixes! We are releasing the ENTIRE REMIX PARTS for the Mashpop and Punkstep album, and running a remix competition with AudioPornCentral, with a few prizes, and the best tracks will be made into Mashed Popped Punked Volume 2!
What next for disco monster “Roger More” after its debut at number one in the Beatport Nu Disco chart? The Young Punx get their dirty hands on it, pump it up and strip it back. Like Roger working out in the gym. Naked. On steroids. DO IT ROGER!
Probably the greatest pop song ever about… um… muffs.
Provocative and outrageous, doing what they do best. The Young Punx team up with Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer and Peaches on their new collaborative single, ‘Map of Tasmania’.
Hey – we’re trying something new! We’ve put up a few upcoming Young Punx tracks for 2011 for download on Bandcamp way before their official release. Superfans – get your hands on the music before the crowd now!
Amanda Palmer and The Young Punx have confirmed notorious gender warrior and electro icon, Peaches will rap on their current viral hit, “Map of Tasmania”. Undoubtedly the first club track in history to combine ukuleles, big beats, witty lyrics and a message about feminist body politics and… um… ladies muffs.
The video directed by Michael Pope, which features a wide variety of Haute Couture merkins (pubic wigs) premiered just over a week ago on leading music website “Spin” magazine, since clocking up quarter of a million views in one week.
Amanda Palmer (of ‘punk cabaret’ act the Dresden Dolls) and electronic dance act The Young Punx are both known as agent provocateurs of their respective music scenes, always challenging expectations and combining great song writing with a puckish sense of humour.
Map of Tasmania, a common Australian euphemism for women’s pubic hair (look at an atlas, you’ll see why), sees Palmer combining catchy calypso melodies with a simultaneously hilarious and serious message about women’s right to choose whether they shave or not! The Young Punx add a distinctly UK sound, re-imagining the track as a M.I.A-esque club anthem.
Speaking to “Spin” magazine, Hal Ritson of The Young Punx commented:
“The great thing about this project is the total freedom from the ‘rules’ that a major record company would have constrained an artist with. Both Amanda Palmer and The Young Punx are well known for turning their backs on the ‘old dying record business’. Here we have a Ukelele strumming cabaret singer songwriter teaming up with an electronic producer to make a bassline heavy party club track and about pubic hair with a serious body politics side angle. With a video featuring prominent armpit hair and merkins! There is simply no way that the corporate music machine would allow such a creation to come into being.”
Video director Michael Pope added:
“Map of Tasmania is important. On the surface its a song about girls growing out their pubes. Underneath that however is a call to everyone, woman and man alike, to discover the courage to be themselves.”
An Mp3 of the first version of the track (sans- Peaches), which hit music blogs just before Christmas appears on Palmer’s second solo album, “Amanda Palmer goes down under”.
A variety of new club mixes by The Young Punx and others including Peaches’ new vocal will be released officially by The Young Punx on their own ‘MofoHifi’ label mid-February, but are now available as an exclusive pre-release download from Bandcamp.
For links / CDs to review the new mix package, request interviews, comments or pics please contact: Nathan Taylor on email@example.com
Guess what’s coming very soon… probably the greatest pop song ever about… um… muffs.
Provocative and outrageous, doing what they do best. The Young Punx team up with Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer on their new collaborative single, ‘Map of Tasmania’.
Check out the hit new video which has received quarter of a million views in its first week online!
Buy the original video mix NOW from Amanda Palmer on iTunes. Exciting new remixes and guest vocals from Peaches coming in February on The Young Punx official release version.
Check out what’s hot in The Young Punx DJ box this month, and buy tracks you like!