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Genre: Disco House / Drum & Bass / Electronica
Location London, London and South East, Un
Profile Views: 323495
Last Login: 2/21/2013
Member Since 6/20/2005
Record Label MofoHifi Records / Avex / Universal
Type of Label Indie
BioThe Young Punx are a gang of musical miscreants, combining various influences and collaborators to create the next level of mash-up culture music... At the core of the Young Punx collective is the trio of Hal Ritson, Nathan Taylor and Simon Bettison, who fulfil different roles on stage and in the studio, all the while embodying the electronica that sits at the core of the The Young Punx sound. They surround themselves with an eclectic group who help to make the collective what it is today. Indeed, theirs could well be the only studio where a virtuoso rock guitarist (Guthrie Govan), a leading underground dance producer (Phonat, who co-produced the album), a top US rapper from Memphis (Count Bass D), a London based rock singer (Laura Kidd), an opera singer (Jassy Husk) and a couple of DJs all meet, make music together and enjoy a drink afterwards. Spokesman and glue of the group, Hal Ritson, describes The Young Punx sound as “Mashpop and Punkstep” - also the title of their second album out this year – a vibrant and eclectic journey through electronica, pop, punk, hip hop, drum and bass and much more, both celebrating and challenging the worlds of dance music and club culture. The Young Punx music has been described as ..“like a great party where the music is f***king cool but it’s all about good times and fun”.. 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. .."It's like a cross-section of contemporary music, totally amazing".. - Disco Demons Blog. .."I think Mashpop and Punkstep is already one of the best party albums this year!".. - Extra New Music Blog..
MembersHal Ritson.. - Svengali, producer, multi-instrumentalist and overlord.. Nathan Taylor.. - DJ and trouble.. Simon Bettison.. - Percussion and mayhem.. .. With additional production by ..Phonat.. .. And a hoard of regular and occasional collaborators including Guthrie Govan, Count Bass D, Laura Kidd, Yolanda Quartey, Daniel Pearce, Peaches, Amanda Palmer, Tiffany Gore, Cameron Saunders, John B and many more...
InfluencesThe 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries of music. Graffiti. Stuff on the TV.
Sounds Like..“Breaks, pop, glam rock, disco, drum & bass, opera, and surf are all thrown in to create a giddying bombardment that doesn’t let up once throughout… a good-time party soundtrack”.. – IDJ. ..