PUNKS JUMP UP
New Single – Get Down (Special CCCrash mixxx)
Out January 30th on Kitsuné
Listen to the teaser video here: http://bit.ly/yTmEOf
Punks Jump Up kick off 2012 with their new single Get Down (Special CCCrash Mixxx), a storming follow up to their two recent dance smash hits Blockhead & Chimes pt 1. “Get Down is our modern take & homage to Prince, Trax Records & Yello, in equal measures. We wanted to capture the rawness of the early Trax Records releases with the flashiness of Prince & the quirky playfulness of Yello’s early dance tracks. Bring these influences together, turn it up & give them a modern dance touch” say Punks Jump UP.
So say hello to Get Down (Special CCCrash Mixxx)! The track is an energetic, stripped down and catchy 707 drum machine ode to all things dance, accompanied by a catchy vocal hook and even catchier proto acid bass line, all laced and backed up by a solid percussion force. “Get Down” will surely make you wanna GGGET DOWN! But that’s not all, there’s also a bundle of fantastic remixes too.
First one up is the London based French/Italian duo JBAG, who has made some seminal remixes for Shindu & Kamp in the last year. They give it the balearic new beat treatment. It’s harmonically superb and with production trimmings to make it work even in the big rooms. Stunning! Alex Gopher, who needs no introduction as he has been one of the legends of dance music for the last 15 years and is still on top of his game, takes the track to the RAVE. It’s BIG & pumping acid house.
The Italian force (“forza”) Fare Soldi, adds the slamming disco punk to Get Down. It’s a corker full of energy and drive and sounds like the problem child kid brother of Armand Van Helden’s remix of Tori Amos – Professional Widow. Cologne dance maestro Zero Cash’s remix is wonderfully “deep”, percussive and disco but could also spend some quality time with the early works of Frankie Knuckles & Jamie Principle. It adds the subtle melancholia the track didn’t know it needed.
UK Duke Of Dance Justin Robertson takes on Get Down under his Deadstock 33s alias. His remix, per usual, is a brilliantly wonky and playful piece of energy & creative madness. Touche Sir Justin! So there you have it, enjoy the ‘energy flash’ of Punks Jump Up – Get Down (Special CCCrash Mixxx).