Check out Phonat’s Ghetto Burnin’ being used to great effect as the music for the “Good Life” Trailer for Test Drive Unlimited 2 computer game. This combined with the track’s use on a TV advert for ’24′ has brought the track to the attention of a lot more people this month! [ buy the track on iTunes ]

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(Veröffentlichung und verfügbar in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz ab den 14.05.10. // Japan, Australia, NZ out June)

The Young Punx return for their second studio album, a startling and inventive exploration of the deliberate destruction of genre boundaries in electronic music. Probably the first album in history to have toyed with drum and bass, heavy metal, electropop and cuban timba within the first 5 minutes (!) “Mashpop and Punkstep” is a vibrant manifesto for the next generation of mashup music. Featuring the epic collaboration with Memphis hip hop Don ‘Count Bass D’ – “Ready For the Fight” (already heard as the theme music for EA Games “Fight Night 4″ and as official entry music for world middleweight champion Arthur Abraham), the J-pop electro disco of SugarCandySuperNova and the Ragga House of “Juice and Gin” the album spans Puccini Opera, Punk rock, hip hop, synth pop, Japanese rock and much more…

“[The Young Punx are...] jubilantly shredding genre boundaries, swooping like crack crazed Magpies to grab their favourite shiny bits with maniacal gusto” – Clash Magazine

(Availability note – though you can buy it on import now from Amazon etc, full release in the USA, Germanic countries, Japan and Australia will roll out over the late spring/early summer)

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The Young Punx are delighted to announce the availability of The Young Punx branded skis from esteemed Austrian Ski manufacturer Kneissl. Featuring custom artwork specially designed by cult Dutch illustrator Han Hoogerbrugge these unique limited edition skis are sure to set you apart on the slopes:

The Young Punx Kneissl Skis


[Deutsche] This is the combination of Kneissl’s top GS and top SL ski with a slightly broader waist for an extra boost in powder conditions. The perfect ski for a big variety of conditions, it is fast, it is smooth, it holds a perfect line and makes you feel safe while going on high speed down the track – the perfect all-around ski for skiing enthusiasts.

Race / Sport: 20% / 80%
On / Off Piste: 75% / 25%

Technical Information

- Sandwich-sidewall-technology
- Full woodcore ash/poplar
- Titanal/triaxial fiber glass belts
- ABS sidewalls
- Nano graphit racing base
- Racing-edge

Available length [cm]: radius [m] sidecut (front / mid / tail)
158 cm 14 113 / 68 / 96
168 cm 16 113 / 68 / 96

The Skis are available direct from:

Kneissl Sport Shop
Ladestrasse 2-10
6330 Kufstein

To purchase online email:

Tel: +43 (0) 5372 6990 240

The Skis cost € 699, without bindings.

For further information visit

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Phonat’s breakthough uplifting house meets whatever anthem “Set Me Free” get a fresh set of awesome remix makeovers to suit every dancefloor.

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On Saturday 23rd January, the world’s leading music industry conference, MIDEM, was kicked off by a panel discussion with MofoHifi co-founder, Hal Ritson of The Young Punx and Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls discussing the artist’s perspective on new models for the promotion of music in the digital economy. Other speakers following included Pharrell, Ed O’Brian of Radiohead and Fallout Boy.

There has been a lot of press coverage of the event, but here are a couple of examples :

MIDEM(net) Blog

Hal Ritson and Amanda Palmer at MIDEM

Hal Ritson and Amanda Palmer at MIDEM 2010

Artists are getting in early with their views on digital music innovation this MidemNet – the opening panel on day one features Amanda Palmer (centre, of Dresden Dolls and now solo fame) and Hal Ritson from The Young Punx (left)… It also made history as the first ever MidemNet session to kick off with a ukulele cover of Radiohead’s Creep (Palmer), interpretive dance (Ritson) and a sock puppet (representing Paul Van Dyk).

Ritson talked about his own online activities, saying an artist has to do three things nowadays: first, get people to listen to the music; second, get some emotional contact with them; and third, find a revenue stream from somewhere.

“We’ve totally embraced the point that writers of music blogs are totally taking over as the new tastemakers of music,” he said. So Ritson looks at blogs giving away free music not as a threat, but as the modern equivalent of radio promo. “You’re getting people to hear your music,” he said.
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Watch Han Hoogerbrugge’s video for The Young Punx and Count Bass D’s epic collaboration.

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(from the BBC web site)

From the teenage grime producer who pored over the pages of heavy metal weekly Kerrang and sampled Japanese chamber music, to the pop star Jeremy Paxman calls ‘Mr. Rascal’ when soliciting his views on US president Barack Obama, Dylan Mills AKA Dizzee Rascal likes confounding expectations.

In 2003, his radical debut album Boy in da Corner scooped the Mercury Prize. He’s since redefined UK urban music with a trademark style which blends raw street lyricism with radio friendly melody and draws as easily from grime as hip hop, R&B or pop music.

In the last 12 months, Dizzee hooked up with producers Calvin Harris and Armand Van Helden for an untouchable trio of electro-grime anthems – Dance Wiv Me, Bonkers and Holiday. All three UK number one singles feature on upcoming fourth album Tongue N’ Cheek – a recession-beating collection of upbeat party bangers. Enjoying his recent reinvention as a pop star, Dizzee is now in a place where he has artistic free rein; “I don’t know what people think I am now, and that’s good, because it means I can do whatever I want”.

Continuing to confound expectations, for BBC Electric Proms Dizzee Rascal delivers his first ever full length live show with a band, horns and string section. Dizzee is joined by Heritage Orchestra and backed by electronic mash-up collective The Young Punx under the musical direction of Hal Ritson. A celebration of the artist’s diverse influences, expect a party set of mash-ups, radical reinterpretations of Rascal favourites plus a few closely guarded surprises.

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phonat-album-packshotPhonat is a lanky Italian DJ who’s quit the rennaisance splendour of Firenze and decamped to grimy old London Town. The smog must suit his constitution as he’s come up with a belter of an album which cuts out the middle man and sees him both create and remix his own tunes. The end result may be a digital album but it is one which, nevertheless, is oozing with his schizophrenic personality. He’s not here to make you think though – this album is as commercial as they come, recalling the nu-rave chart hits of the early 90′s.

Check out Set Me Free which could set light to any dancefloor; a potential chart topper which could have been released any time between 1991 and 2009. It takes the Hagar era Van Halen model to its ultimate conclusion and combines soft rock vocals and epic synths with an infectious dance groove. There’s no Eddie Van Halen solos but Phonat isn’t averse to dropping in some of his own nifty guitar lines here and there throughout the album– it just takes a while to tune your ear into them as they are so well disguised in the mix. Learn To Recycle is similarly epic and, whilst it may have an environmental point to make it also has potential to generate some dancefloor mayhem.
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Be the envy of your friends with these brand new Young Punx T-shirts featuring exclusive art by cult Dutch illustrator Han Hoogerbrugge

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The Young Punx team up with their Japanese label buddy Shinichi Osawa with this full throttle remix of forthcoming Young Punx single ‘Rock Star (Understand)’. This banging hard glitch remix went straight to number one in the Japanese iTunes electronic chart on release! Shinichi Osawa is one of the worlds most exciting producers and needs no introduction following his UK releases on Data (Star Guitar) and Southern Fried (The One).

The Young Punx perform "Rock Star (Understand)" live in Japan, July 2009.

The Young Punx perform "Rock Star (Understand)" live in Japan, July 2009.

‘Rock Star (Understand)’ will feature on The Young Punx new album (Mashpop and Punkstep) which is due out later this year. The song itself is a reworking of a song called ‘Understand’ by the Yokohama based band Asian Kung Fu Generation who have sold over 10 million albums. The Young Punx performed with Asian Kung Fu Generation, Hard Fi and The Manic Street Preachers on July 20th in Yokohama to over 25,000 fans.

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The Young Punx are pleased to announce that their forthcoming single ‘Ready For The Fight’ is one of the title tracks on EA Games highly anticipated Fight Night Round 4.

The song features prominently in the game which is expected to sell several million copies across the globe. MofoHifi records have already been inundated with requests for the track from gamers from across the world and have consequently set up a limited release of the single on iTunes.

The inspiring hip hop mashup track features guest vocals from respected US rapper Count Bass D and has already been described by AOL’s influential gaming site ‘Flytrap’ as one of the top ten songs of all time to feature in a computer game.

The track will have a full release later in the year, with a video being cut by cult artist Han Hoogerbrugge.

Listen to Ready for the Fight on YouTube.

Buy the track on iTunes (LINK FOR USA / CANADA)

Buy the track on iTunes (LINK FOR MOST OF THE REST OF THE WORLD)

To find out about this track read about it in the NEWS SECTION ARTICLE.

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MofoHifi Records and Ultra Records are delighted to announce that the forthcoming track by The Young Punx – “Ready for the fight” is featured prominently as the title track on the highly anticipated new boxing video game “Fight Night Round 4″. The track is one of several songs from the ‘eclectic electric collective’s forthcoming album “Mashpop and Punkstep” to feature guest vocals from highly respected Memphis rapper Count Bass D.

Hal Ritson and Nathan Taylor of The Young Punx with Count Bass D

Hal Ritson and Nathan Taylor of The Young Punx with Count Bass D

“Ready for the fight” is triumphant cross genre collaboration between London-based electronic dance producers The Young Punx and Memphis-based king of the independent Hip Hop producers Count Bass D. Despite radically different musical and cultural backgrounds both artists have developed a great respect for each others’ work and come together to create a unique and moving track seamlessly combining the best of post Daft Punk European dance production with big room Hip Hop vibes in a moving tale of resolve and determination in the face of adversity.

The Young Punx are no strangers to the gaming world, having had 3 tracks featured on EA releases in the past 2 years, and having performed live at the EA Games “Be The One” event in Trafalgar Square recently. However, “Fight Night Round 4″ ramps this up a notch by using the track to soundtrack key scenes in the game as a core part of the gaming experience.

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