All you love will always fade away… The years roll by, till all these things are gone…
“Harlem Breakdown” – the opening track from The Young Punx’ forthcoming 3rd album – is a fierce wall of funk guaranteed to get your stink face on.
In true ‘Punx’ style – mashing up genres and tearing up the production rule book – the act created this track by writing and performing their own take on the virtuoso horn-funk and jazz of 1970s New York. Performed by the punx and their regular live band, the music was recorded entirely on vintage 70s recording equipment for that authentic retro dirt. Then, back at base camp The Young Punx remixed and mashed up their own recording to build a filthy electro stomp like Daft Punk on Tequila and steroids.
“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.
26 track chronological label retrospective available now (for under £6 / $8 !)
Includes tracks and mixes by Phonat, Steve Angello, Norman Cook, Avicii, Gramophonedzie, High Rankin, Riva Starr, Shinichi Osawa, DCUP, The Young Punx, John B, Arveene & MiSK and more
Saturday 16th June 2012 sees MofoHifi Records take over the legendary Corsica Studios club in Elephant and Castle London, in a party organised by Fanny Games to celebrate the launch of their track “In The Club (On The Street)” on MofoHifi.
We have DiscoSocks, Bobby Tank and Fanny Games live plus a DJ set from label owner Hal from The Young Punx, and an assortment of other cool artists.
4/5 Elephant Road, London, SE17 1LB.
Start at 10.00 pm
Finish at 06.30 am
On Friday 13th April MofoHifi Records’ artists and friends will descend on 93 Feet East, one of London’s live iconic music venues for one night only. Headlining the main room will be the allusive Italian wunderkind producer, Phonat, with support from Louis La Roche, The Young Punx, Bobby Tank, DiscoSocks, F*Games, 5eya and Red N Pink. Visit the facebook page for the event at http://www.facebook.com/events/256548881100823/
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 on their new collaborative single, ‘Map of Tasmania’.
Amanda ‘Fucking’ 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 on MofoHifi 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
Fantastic Plastic Machine (FPM), AKA Totoyuki Tanaka is one of the most exciting producers to come out of Japan since the international breakthrough of his friend and regular collaborator Shinichi Osawa (Data / Southern Fried). Building fantastically intricate and fascinating club tracks from insane glitchy edits merging eclectic influences from hard rock to lounge and bossa, FPM delivers a vibrant combination of intelligent production with club attitude. A massive personality with amazing stage presence, FPM is a well established legend in his native Japan, but expect to be hearing much more from him internationally in 2010 / 2011 with the release on MofoHifi of most recent album entitled simply “FPM”.
As a warm up, Fantastic Plastic Machine turns his attention to the most recent single release from The Young Punx “SugarCandySuperNova” giving the electro disco track a deranged glitched rock guitar makeover.
The Young Punx
Never Die (Polymath Remix)
The Young Punx’ Nu Disco anthem, as supported by the likes of Kissy Sellout gets a glitchy underground disco mayhem reworking by Scotland’s electro disco ones to watch Polymath. Following Radio One support from the likes of Kissy Sellout and Andy George and Jaymo, look out for a hot new Polymath EP on MofoHifi later this year.
The lovechild of sleazy East London disco and jpop-esque female vocals, Laura Kidd’s perky performance adds vocal bounce to the track’s twisted disco vibe. Perfect for late-night, back-alley antics ‘SugarCandySuperNova’ is the Punx latest offering to be lifted from current album ‘Mashpop & Punkstep’.
Calling in remix favours from fellow stirrers of the scene MofoHifi have put together a world class remix package. First in the party is Per QX, self proclaimed leader of the Dalston Gay mafia and founder of Gutterslut, creating a gritty electro workout. Meanwhile LA’s Acid Girls bring their own unique blend of cool weird electro to the party. Superfrank arrives armed with guitar blended big beats and Redroche provides the massive big room house banger. Read more
At last, on vinyl, the ‘Mashpop and Punkstep Club Mixes Volume 1′.
Never Die (Part 2)
SugarCandySuperNova (Per QX mix)
Juice & Gin (Riva Starr mix)
Ready For The Fight (Black Noise mix)
(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)
A triumphant collaboration, the track blends the group’s London electronica with the vocal talents of Memphis-based, indie hip-hop don Count Bass D.
Despite radically different musical and cultural backgrounds both artists have developed a great respect for each other’s 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 great adversity. Read more
Watch Han Hoogerbrugge’s video for The Young Punx and Count Bass D’s epic collaboration.
The Young Punx, a collective of musical miscreants, led by maverick multi-instrumentalist Hal Ritson, have been steadily building a name for themselves over the past couple of years. With remixes for the likes of Autocrats and Mighty Dubcats under their belt, 2010 will see the release of their new album ‘Mashpop & Punkstep’, but ahead of that they’ve pulled together a tasty little Remix EP to whet the appetite…
Heading the EP is Black Noise’s electro crack house take on ‘Ready For The Fight’, which sees the south coast trio throw a heap of Mr Oizo-esque sub bass and beats at the already heavy Count Bass D collaboration. Scene veteran Shinichi Osawa steps up to the plate next turning the guitar driven ‘Rockstar (Understand)’ into a bleep-laden vehicle, destined for the dancefloor.
House man of the moment Riva Starr gives ‘Juice & Gin’ a techy makeover in his own inimitable style, plundering the best synths to create another messy dancefloor affair. Rounding things up is a double hitter of re-workings of ‘MashitUp’ the single released earlier this year to DJ and dancefloor acclaim. Kam Denny takes the electro-pop of the original, adds a tougher edge and builds to a climax which will leave you in no doubt as to how he’s cemented his position as one of Australia’s finest producers and remixers. Fellow Ozzie and young upstart Junior Black completes the set with a vocal-introed mash-up (for want of a better word) punctuated with synths and beeps in all the right places.
With their second longplayer due for imminent release and a double a-side single package coming soon, The Young Punx are now making moves up the ladder and are sure to be coming to a radio station, dancefloor or live venue near you soon…
The Young Punx are a busy bunch. Remixing, producing and performing have kept them almost constantly busy over the past two years, but somehow they’ve found the time to get back in the studio and finish their own album. ‘Mashpop & Punkstep’ is due for release early next year, but in the meantime the collective drop a double a-side single to whet the appetite…
First up is ‘Simple Pleasures’, featuring vocals from Laura Kidd and Yolanda Quartey, this is a rolling trip of a track, opening with 1970’s influenced punk vocals and ending in d&b toastings. Proof if ever it was needed that a hooky riff, strong bassline and love-based lyrics are a timeless blend.
Meanwhile ‘Like Dat’ is a murkier affair, combining Memphis rap, old school hip hop grooves, rock guitars and a uniquely filthy London bassline, ably ridden by Count Bass D’s commanding flow. An almost improvised gem, the Count’s vocals were the first continuous take, recorded immediately after they had been penned and guitar legend Guthrie Govan’s solo was again a first take, this time with him playing having never heard the track before.
The Young Punx themselves are a fluid collective, in demand as remixers, producers, DJs and a band, they draw on breaks, rock, hip hop, electro and even pop to create their own unique and un-genrefiable sound. A sound that has already seen them release one album to critical acclaim, gaining praise from the likes of Pete Tong, Annie Nightingale and Clash magazine along the way.
With their second longplayer due for imminent release The Young Punx are now making moves up the ladder and are sure to be coming to a radio station, dancefloor or live venue near you soon…
(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.
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).‘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.
(NB This release is not yet available in North America)
In a rapidly changing industry, record labels and bands are coming up with new and creative ways of financing their acts, by forming partnerships with brands. Following in the footsteps of Bacardi’s partnership with Groove Armada and Nike’s partnership with Kanye West, The Young Punx are pleased to announce their partnership with the German beer giant Warsteiner – one of Europe’s largest independent breweries.
Warsteiner’s MD fell in love with The Young Punx’ music and iconic brand imagery and the resulting deal will see them partner on Warsteiner’s German conceptual music and arts events platform ‘Liquid Cube’ throughout 2009.
The deal includes The Young Punx performing at ‘Liquid Cube’ events across Germany that combine band live performance, DJ performance and visual arts. Supporting this, a major press advertising campaign and competition featuring the band is currently being featured on MTV Germany. Ten thousand CDs featuring the band’s single ‘MASHitUP’ will be given away in cinemas and the band have recorded several podcasts and created exclusive tracks which will be available on the ‘Liquid Cube’ website.
The move helps strengthen the band’s presence in a country, which is renowned for pioneering electronic music. Hal Ritson from The Young Punx – “It’s very exciting to have formed this partnership in a country which in many ways is the birthplace of electronic dance music”.
The Young Punx will be appearing in Ibiza exclusively at Pacha this summer, as well as performing various festivals in Europe and Asia.
For more information, please contact:
FML Music Management
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.
To find out about this track read about it in the NEWS SECTION ARTICLE.
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.
“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.
2 EXCLUSIVE UPFRONT MIXES FROM LONDON’S ELECTRIC ECLECTIC COLLECTIVE THE YOUNG PUNX.
MofoHifi Records is proud to announce 2 mixes of their infectious ragga house party anthem “Juice and Gin” as part of the early club promo for their forthcoming 2nd album “Mashpop and Punkstep”.
Featuring vocals from Bristol’s Yolanda Quartey (who also sang on their 2007 track “You’ve got to…”) the track has already received early support from the likes of David Guetta, BBC Radio 1 (In new DJs we trust), Loose Cannons on Kiss FM and Jason Nevins
The ‘1.5 club mix’ is the original Young Punx demo of the track, taken from The Young Punx Japan–only mini album “1.5”.
Meanwhile on remix duties one of The Young Punx’s favourite producers of the moment, Southern Fried’s Riva Starr, retools the track as an infectious fidgety banger blending Yolanda’s party shouts with his trademark electro rave groove.
The album “Mashpop and punkstep” will be released during 2009 and also includes collaborations with US rappers MC Paul Barman and Count Bass D, including the awesome “Ready for the fight” which has already been featured on several computer games and TV shows including the US coverage of the Superbowl, prior to release.
EARLY DJ SUPPORT:
Andy George (INDWT BBC Radio 1) Played on Radio 1 9th January.
David Guetta – “This is such an interesting sound for me right now. I’m hearing a lot about you. Keep sending me your newest hottest productions”
Michael Gray – “It’s gone on the wallet. Both are great”
Grumm “…a solid club tune! It’ll do the business”
Damian Wilson (CR2 Records) “liking this, will be playing the Dub”
Kid Massive “wicked remix from Riva Starr.. feelin this one!! gonna be dropping this one for sure…”
David Vega (MOS Radio) “Really liking this, sounding great. Will definitely sit well on our playlist.”
Adam Sky (Adamski) “both mixes sound good to me…”
Moussa Clarke “…this is a brilliant tune! Been playing it loads”
Per Q X “Love the track! I played playing it at fabric’s new years day party and the place went mental, also included it twice on the Gutterslut show on push fm.This is massive for me. Also put it as numberone of my list of top tree big tracks for 2009 in Qx magazine.”
Gregor Salto “Nice one! Thanks, Riva Starr on faya!”
Stupid Fresh “More of this stuff please mate! Top notch.”
Breakdown “Like The Riva Starr mixes ”
Mr Cormac “This is killer
Robert Owens “Love it, both mix’s are sure to rock the dance floor, respect”
Paul Emanuel “Love this!”
Mark Picchiotti “Thanks for the track. FANTASTIC! So simple but so effective. It jacks all the bodies on the dancefloor”
Nathan C (The Tastemakers) “Ah mate…. love THAT!! So jackin, groovy and cool
D.O.N.S. ‘ I really like the track’
Loose cannons (fader) ‘ “Been loving the Riva Starr dub on
our kiss show…’
Lewis Dene ‘It’s catchy mate…’
Jason Nevins ‘ The track is wicked’
James Blond ‘I’m lovin it, its wicked! defo in my sets this weekend,
9/10, im defo on this’
Glen Future Funk Squad ‘yeah man! very crossover party track’
Calvertron ‘Thanks Mate! Wicked track’
Inspired by a piece of graffiti found in the Amsterdam red light district, The Young Punx continue their trademark genre defying style creating a track which mashes the best of Wonky Fidget, orchestral disco strings and oldskool Rap.
“I’ve Got Speakers As Big As Your Girl” will appear on their forthcoming second album and also appears on their Japanese release “1.5”.
The Young Punx; led by inventive multi-instrumentalist and producer, Hal Ritson, have been building themselves quite a reputation of late. Resisting easy definition by continuing to deliver fresh sounding, first-class electronic music, coupled with a string of hugely popular remixes for the likes of Sonny J, Mighty Dub Katz and Giant Jnr, The Young Punx are becoming one of London’s hottest exports. Drawing on an eclectic fusion of influences – breaks, house, rock, pop and electro – to create a sound loosely coined as “mashpop and punkstep”, they get ready to release their second album in Spring 2009.
Disco meets electro in this club classic from the punx. “Fashions come and fashions go, but disco, it will never die”.
Big on Judge Jules radio one. The Roof is ON FIRE!
sample replay by Replay Heaven.
The ever hyperactive Young Punx follow a string of consistent releases with an attractive offering. Combining flamenco guitar and hooky vocals (Sting eat your heart out) to a bumpy, as ever well funky, electro-house backing track, ‘Fire’ is … a fine club choon that, rare occurrence, will work in commercial clubs and cooler parties alike.”
Review in M7/M8 (Jerry Bouthier)
As part of the promotion for the release of their debut album “Your music is killing me”, The Young Punx are pleased to release several mixes of the fan favorite “Fire”.
A killer electro house track mashing up tight synth basslines with an 80s style vocal hook to die for, and a hot flamenco vibe, this is sure to be a big track for the summer. The song is already causing a stir via including on the Kitsune Boombox compilation and a mashup of “Fire” with “Bigger than Big” by SuperMal, which SuperMal themselves are playing out, including on their new Radio One guest mix!
The track is co-produced with The Young Punx’s protégée – the 7 foot Italian wonderkid “Phonat” who also provides a great French sounding glitchy club remix for the package, along with a totally insane electro mix by Space Cowboy and a straight down the line club smash from Solitaire.