On Wednesday 21st October 2009, at the BBC Electric Proms, Dizzee Rascal performed his first ever full length concert backed by a live band to widespread critical acclaim. That live band was made up from members of The Young Punx collective, plus Vula Malinga from Basement Jaxx, a 16 piece string section from The Heritage Orchestra and choristers from King’s College Cambridge, all under the musical direction of The Young Punx’s Hal Ritson.
Hal took 2 month’s off from Young Punx duties to get deep inside the world of Dizzee Rascal’s music, rebuilding 7 years worth of the grime superstar’s tracks in new and exciting ways to create an unforgettable night of live music. Though a Dizzee Rascal show through and through the night featured The Young Punx’s trademark genre defying attitude, reworking songs as metal, japanese classical music, country, flamenco, oldskool hip hop, organic drum and bass and much more!
On the 22nd and 25th September, Dizzee Rascal performed live on the UK’s most prestigious live music show “Later With Jools Holland” with a backing band consisting entirely of members of The Young Punx collective, plus Vula Malinga from Bassment Jaxx.
Chillin Wiv Da Man Dem
Can’t Tek No More
Watch Dizzee Rascal perform “Holiday” and “Bonkers” with The Young Punx as his backing band live on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge with Jo Whiley. Recorded at Dizzee’s own studio. (video only works in the UK – sorry)
(The music starts at 1:30 if you want to fast forward through the talking))