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The Young Punx
"Mashpop And Punkstep"
Released through MofoHifi
Download available from 22nd March 2010, CD available from 22nd March 2010
From beginnings as DJs, remixers and producers, The Young Punx have spent the past few years developing a name for themselves as pioneers who aren't afraid to break the rules… one minute producing filthy electro, the next recording a twenty piece live brass section and then cutting and mashing it up in the studio. Fitting then that their sophomore album 'Mashpop & Punkstep' encapsulates their ethos of deliberate removal of genre boundaries, providing next level mash-up culture music and enough surprises to keep fans, new and old, happy.
The only act that would open an album with a drum and bass, heavy metal, pop and Cuban track 'You, You, You' and make it enjoyable and accessible. Recent single 'Ready For The Fight' combines the best of London dance production with big room hip hop vibes, thanks to the vocal talents of indie hip hop don Count Bass D. Praised by the critics, the track has also been chosen as the official entry music for IBF Middleweight World Champion boxer Arthur Abraham. Alongside this sit the twisted disco vibes of 'SugarCandySuperNova', electro-pop anthem 'Burn Burn Burn' and the time travelling journey that is 'Simple Pleasures' − a track that opens with 1970's influenced punk, ends with D&B style toastings and is proof that that a hooky riff, strong bassline and love-based lyrics are a timeless blend. Throw in a Young Punx take on Puccini's 'O Mio Babbino Caro' and you have a snapshot of The Young Punx indefinable, genre-hopping and ever inventive sound.
Individually the Young Punx are a bunch of musical over-achievers and together they have already caught the ear of some of the world's top DJs and producers and built themselves a solid base of dedicated followers through their podcasts. The Young Punx live band also doubles up as Dizzee Rascal's live band, with Hal Ritson acting as Music Director for Dizzee's critically acclaimed show at the BBC Electric Proms. Hal has also been working as Musical Director for Example's live band, including his recent BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge performance.
They've got the high profile hook-ups, primetime placements and an impeccable pedigree, with the release of 'Mashpop & Punkstep' The Young Punx could well have produced the first dancefloor focused, must-have album of the year…
01 Club Culture
02 You You You
03 Ready For The Fight
04 Never Die (Part 1)
06 Burn Burn Burn
07 O Mio Babbino Caro
08 Like Dat
09 Simple Pleasures
10 Final Destination
11 Juice And Gin
12 Rock Star (Understand)
DJ Friendly Bonus Disc
01 The Young Punx Theme
02 Never Die (Part 2)
03 Ready For The Fight − Black Noise Remix
04 Juice And Gin − Riva Starr Remix
05 Rock Star (Understand) − Shinichi Osawa Remix
06 MASHITUP − Shir Khan Remix
For more information please contact Tony Byrne on +447860 391902 or click here to email