Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Young Punx!

The Young Punx are a London-based collective of eclectic electronic musicians, headed up by Hal Ritson and Cameron Saunders. Their fresh and energetic sound that they term "Mashpop and punkstep" is the natural next step in the evolution of mashup music - fusing elements of house, electro, breaks and drum and bass with an eclectic soundclash of popular culture references, rock, disco, 80s pop, classical and jazz to create something at once original and resolutely accessible.

The Young Punx are among the most in demand remixers in the UK. They have remixed artists such as Chicane and Tom Jones, Scissor Sisters, Hound Dogs, Dario G, Tina Turner, Space Cowboy and many more. Their radical motown-meets-house overhaul of the classic Delacey "Hideaway" has gained a reputation as one of the most daring and enjoyable remixes of recent years, and most recently their mix of Norman Cook's "Mighty Dub Katz - Magic Carpet Ride" hit number 1 in the UK club charts.

The Young Punx play live both as DJs and as The Young Punx live band, both of which are renowned for their energetic and entertaining approach.

The full live band includes guitar virtuoso Guthrie Govan (Guitarist Magazine guitarist of the year) and vocals from Tiffany Gore (Medcab / Kraak en Smaak) and Yolanda Quartey (Massive Attack, Bugz in the attic / Deekline / Cuban Brothers). In 2006 they performed for 2 nights at the Nano Mugen Festival in Japan to an audience of 24,000. Highlights of 2007 included performing at the Glastonbury Festival, the XFM Remix at Cargo, and SummerSonic Festival in Tokyo and Osaka. They are currently booked to perform live on The Late Show with David Letterman in May 2008.

The Young Punx have recorded guest mixes for Annie Nightingale, XFM, Kiss FM, Andi Durrant’s Galaxy FM Network and Ministry of Sound radio, and several mixes for Judge Jules. They are residents at Positiva Calling at The Cross in London and have DJed at Radiohead’s aftershow parties in Earl’s Court.

The Young Punx are kind enough to share some of their production and remix work with us for free, so please download the music below and enjoy!

The Young Punx - Fire (Phonat remix)

:: a high energy electro house club tune with some fun vocal work.

The Young Punx - Rockall (Medcab remix)

:: a funky electro house track.

The Young Punx - Wake Up, Make Up, Bring It Up, Shake Up (John B remix)

:: a really fun remix by the legendary John B showcasing his signature sound by twisting the original into a hands in the air electrostep anthem!

The Young Punx - Interplanetary (Openair remix)

:: a little more mellow than the other tracks, but still a fun song about UFOs. The main lyric is, "Calling occupants of Interplanetary craft."

The Young Punx - Dance With Someone Else (Phunk Investigation Club mix)

:: a great club tune, this one is a house banger. You'll recognize the lyrics!

Be sure to visit The Young Punx main page for more free music, videos, some great pictures of the group and more!

You can also visit The Young Punx on MySpace.

We'll leave you with the animated video for "Wake Up, Make Up, Bring It Up, Shake Up":

Buy music from The Young Punx at Itunes by clicking the link below:
The Young Punx

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