Ambitious to deliver a project live that was so fundamentally created by the possibilities of one man and a multi-track recorder.
The Young Punx rehearse the track “Like Dat” from their album Mashpop and Punkstep in January 2010. All instruments performed live. Count Bass D’s vocals added after as he was in a different country that day. Guthrie Govan on guitar. Filming and editing by James Cumpsty.
This month Newham Generals, upcoming grime superstars from Dizzee Rascal’s posse, drop by the studio for live PAs, freestyles, drinks, a laugh and the best in new electronic music…
Music in this show : The Young Punx – ‘Ready For The Fight (Phonat’s Punkstep Mix)’, Example – ‘Time Machine’, Phonat – ‘Love Hits The Fan (Bestrack Remix)’, Breakage – ‘Hard (Feat. Newham Generals)’ LIVE PA, Newham Generals – ‘Head Get Mangled’ LIVE PA, Lorenze Rhode – ‘Something Hot feat. Snax (Savage Skulls Mix), Phoenix – ‘Lisztomania (Alex Metric Remix)’, Sub Focus – ‘Rock It’, Footsie – Freestyle, Count Bass D – ‘Dwight Spitz’, Starkillers – ‘Bitch Ass Trick’, Dee Double E – Freestyle, Newham Generals – ‘Dat Guy’ LIVE PA, Warrior One – ‘Bad Like Jimmy Cliff’, Newham Generals – ‘No Matter’ LIVE PA, Amanda Palmer – ‘Leeds United’, MVSEUM – ‘French Jeans (Dada Life Remix)’, Ocelot – Our Time (Calvertron Remix), MC Paul Barman – ‘Excuse You’, Boy George – ‘Amazing Grace (Acoustic Chillout Version)’, The Vapours – ‘Turning Japanese’, The Young Punx – ‘Final Destination’, Gotye – ‘Learnalilgivinanlovin’
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Big respect to Example and his band for their Radio One live lounge performance including an awesome cover of Kesha Tik Tok. I was music director for this gig and worked with the band on the arrangements and rehearsals, but couldn’t make it to the gig as I was at MIDEM. But they did really well and rocked the show!
Watch Dizzee Rascal perform “Holiday” and “Bonkers” live with The Young Punx on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge with Jo Whiley. Recorded at Dizzee’s own studio.
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I’ve been a fan of Filthy Dukes ever since i first heard their remix of The Rakes ’22 Grand job’ – at that point in my life it spoke to me! Naturally i’m keen to check out the boys perform live when i go to this year’s Wireless Festival in London’s Hyde Park on Saturday, but i jumped at the chance when i got the opportunity to pose them a couple of questions prior to the event.
As a DJ often away from home i was curious to see what challenges not living the 9-5 (the 22k job) presented the guys and how they dealt with them but also, am i the only one who gives serious consideration to where he might go if presented with a time-machine a la Back to the Future? You can but ask…
We know that producing, recording and playing can take up the majority of time from your daily lives. How does your family or girlfriends respond to this routine you put yourselves through? Will there be a time when you have to move on from music?
Well there have been some failed relationships in the wake of making albums, djing, remixing and so on within the filthy dukes. It is an antisocial life style, although you are out and meeting people all the time, it ultimately means that at weekends when most couples or friends are hanging out, you are in an airport or a hotel in another country. Having said that though, this is the life style we have chosen and it can work, it just takes some effort from all parties, to travel with the band, go to festivals, clubs etc. It does mean your partner has to like your music of course. It also means during the week you have to make the effort too. I think if you want to make it work you can, but it is hard work and as we all work during the week too on various projects like record labels, producing promoting and so on. There are also so many positive things too, going to amazing festivals or staying in Paris for the weekend is quite a nice thing to offer a loved one in return for coming to gigs in Hull.
You guys wake up one morning and there stands a shiny brand new ‘Delorean’ time-machine, what dates would you guys dial in and why?
At the moment I am pretty exhausted from Glastonbury and we are djing at Fabric on Friday then two festivals on Saturday so I could do with a little nap. I might choose 1900 and go and hang out with Matisse on a French hill side for a bit and have a long snooze. Then I would be ready for the weekend. However I would probably then get excited so pop back to 1968 and go to the Rolling Stones Rock N Roll circus, hang out with them and Keith Moon and see what mischief could take place. I might then just pop back a bit to 1960 and find Jean Luc Godard in Paris whilst he was making A Bout De Souffle, one of my favorite films. He went through some crazy head fucks thinking his film would be rubbish, so I would tell him everything was going to be ok and he would make a masterpiece, although that might ruin it I guess. Then I would move forward to 1973 and go and see Kraftwerk making Autobahn, it must have been so exciting knowing how revolutionary electronic music was then and that no one had really heard anything like it. They would have been working with Connie Plank who designed and made the mixing desk we have in our studio, he would have been using some of it to record Autobahn, so we could ask him why channel two never quite works properly. Ok I’m tired again now.
Thanks to the Dukes for indulging us. Filthy Dukes will be appearing live at this year’s Wireless Festival, held in London’s Hyde Park on the 4th and 5th of July - for further information on the line-up and how you can get tickets please visit www.wirelessfestival.co.uk
Our second rehearsal playing this new track live. Still learning – but getting there!
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Come and see The Young Punx play live, supporting the Hoxton Whores on Friday 27th Feb 2009 at Proud Galleries in Camden, London. Make sure you tell them you are coming to see The Young Punx at the door!
Bangers & Mash bring their unique brand of parties to Proud Camden every Friday. They have been given credit for mixing new music with a perfect mash-up from the 50’s to the present whist bringing the key fun element back to music based events & encouraging dress up – Prop ‘N’ Go is the motto & if you come with yours, you’re promised special treatment! Coming up are; Team Disgusting 13th February, Hoxton Whores 27th February, Moshi Moshi Djs 6th March (Bloc Party, Hotchip producers), Mystery Jets (Dj)13th March. Room two hosts weekly guests. Private stables & tables are available to book with no minimum spend for groups of 30+.
Expect to see anything Live Caricature & Face Art, Fancy Dress-up, Kissing games, Jugglers, Props & more plus guest Djs & acts from the music, radio, television & fashion worlds. Residents have a broad knowledge spinning anything from Disco, Indie, Electro & Electronica through to Retro, Pop, Indie, Old Skool Hiphop, Rock ‘n’ Roll & Motown.
Times: 7.30pm-2.30am – Door: Concessions list £5 before 9pm & £8 after (bands take 50% of what guests pay). Dress Code: Express yourself – Tube: Camden Town / Chalk Farm – Address: Proud, The Horse Hospital, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, NW1 8AH
Pictures from 7th Feb 2009. Full set here:
Vielen Dank an das 3001, Düsseldorf und alle die dort waren.