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Simply beautiful video and audio mashup by Phil Retrospector taken from the awesome MASHED POPPED PUNKED mashup album, which you can download here. 3 songs, 2 movies, creating something new and moving.
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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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.
(The music starts at 1:30 if you want to fast forward through the talking))
I first came across Don Diablo some time around 2004 – 2005 when we collaborated on the production of a fairly commercial track, that went out under a different name. Back then he was something of a mystery in that he had achieved some kind of superstar status in his native Holland, whilst being pretty much unknown just a couple of hundred miles away in the UK. The situation was pretty much the same in 2007 when we commissioned this remix of Your Music Is Killing Me from him. We thought he was a great artist, who we had mutual respect with, who seemed to operate in the same musical world as us – we both had our feet firmly in the world of European club / house music, yet found that niche rather too cliquey and restrictive. We both wanted to add more to the mix : Rock, rap, pop – MUSIC goddammit! Yet if you mentioned him to most UK clubbers they would still have no idea who he was, despite being on the cover of glossy magazines at home.
The past 12 months has seen all that turn around. With numerous plays on the likes of Pete Tong, CD cover mounts in the UK, and a worldwide blog mp3 hypemachine drive for glory, he is now one of the most blogged and well known electronic artists around.
And last week we noticed a new phenomenon of people blogging his mix of us. Simply put, if other people are blogging our track, then we may as well too! So, from 2007, but still sounding pretty fresh now, here’s The Young Punx with “Your music is killing me” as remixed by Don Diablo!
Me and Nathan were up late last night doing a new photoshoot for our DJ activities. Got some kind of Tim Burton meets Baz Luhrman vibe going on. Very entertaining. Here is a teaser. More to follow!
Wooo hoo! The Young Punx have been shortlisted for a Grammy for “Best Electronic/Dance Album” for our debut album “Your music is killing me”.
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I don’t have any more. I’m just excited about it and wanted to tell you.
+ Special Halloween MashUp – “Ghosts vs Ghouls”
+ The Young Punx create 30 minute Halloween mashup guest mix for BBC Radio One.
To celebrate Halloween this year, BBC Radio One have commissioned The Young Punx to do an exclusive guest mix for the Annie Nightingale show which goes out late on Halloween night.
As a teaser for this show, here is the opening section of the mix, the cheekily titled “Ghosts vs Ghouls” which blends Japan’s 80s masterpiece with a recent Claude Von Stroke remix of “Ghouls” by Luke Solomon to create a spooky dancefloor classic which spans the decades. Bring this one out for your Halloween party!
Listen in to the show live on UK Radio on Halloween night, or on the internet “listen again” feature the following week to hear the whole mix, which blends breaks, electro, dubstep and drum and bass with a variety of spooky classics, including some very unusual reworkings of the likes of Bauhaus’ “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” and Iron Maiden’s “The Number of the Beast”.
The Young Punx – “Ghosts VS Ghouls” (Japan – “Ghosts” vs Luke Solomon “Ghouls (Claude Von Stroke Mix”)