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The Young Punx

Join multi-platinum record producer (and head of eclectic dance act The Young Punx) Hal Ritson and a crew of DJs, musicians and friends at the party everyone’s invited to. Fresh house music, drum and bass, breaks, disco, mashups and hip hop go head to head with anecdotes from the music industry, drunken revelry, live jamming and hardcore snack reviews! Legendary dance music podcast with tens of thousands of listeners worldwide, broadcast since 2007 from The Old Hit Factory in London.

All Episodes

Louis La Roche presents… a special Halloween DJ mix built out of less well known 70s creepy disco party tracks! It’s the apocalypse. So welcome to the disco… MUSIC IN [...]Continue reading →

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Oct 2020

48 min 36 sec

Find out the facts and anecdotes behind the making of tracks on The Young Punx remastered best of 2004 – 2014 compilation. Including what it’s like to be literally in [...]Continue reading →

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Sep 2020

1 hr 8 min

Celebrating the album launch of The Young Punx’ disco and soul side project The Tribe Of Good! MUSIC IN THIS SHOW The Tribe Of Good – Turning It Up For [...]Continue reading →

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Aug 2020

1 hr 23 min

Drum and bass legend™ John B joins us with a one hour DnB guest mix, a bottle of insanely hot chilli sauce and the world’s worst collection of puns about [...]Continue reading →

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Aug 2019

1 hr 46 min

Mike Mago of BMKLTSCH Records supplies a guest mix. Vula Malinga of Basement Jaxx / Quincy Jones supplies live vocals. Discosocks Graham evades all personal questions. RIP Phillippe Zdar. MUSIC [...]Continue reading →

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Aug 2019

2 hr 31 min

It’s the return of the prodigal sons as Phonat and Discosocks make a triumphant return to the podcast, together with Hal, Bobbi and newcomer James Yuill. Contains a spontaneous review [...]Continue reading →

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May 2019

2 hr 19 min

It’s December at The Old Hit Factory and Hal, Ali, Stunt Simon and Chenai are having a Christmas party of sprout flavour crisps and champagne. Includes a guest mix from [...]Continue reading →

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Dec 2018

3 hr 6 min

After a slight 7 year pause ITS BACK in full effect featuring fresh cuts of Drum and Bass, House Music, Disco and Rap, combined with the ultimate high low snack [...]Continue reading →

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Nov 2018

1 hr 54 min

The only dance music show in the world to feature an improvised opera about eating scones. Plus 2 hours of banging  house, breaks and Drum n Bass, and Nathan’s comedy [...]Continue reading →

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May 2011

1 hr 57 min

2 one hour shows combined here, one heralding the end of winter with Nathan ill and one welcoming the spring with happy fluffy summer house tracks! Find out about snow [...]Continue reading →

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Apr 2011

1 hr 58 min

(AKA “Punch the helicopter” AKA “Sesame Street on Ketamine” AKA “Man VS Herring”). A helicopter fails to fly. A shepherd’s pie succeeds in flying. Many herrings die. Plus the best [...]Continue reading →

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Jan 2011

1 hr 56 min

Superstar rapper Example drops into the studio to perform Kickstarts and Dominoes live with his band, plus Mint Jelly, Gingerbread Skeletons, Live dubstep,  some dibstip, drum and bass, disco, grime, [...]Continue reading →

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Nov 2010

2 hr 4 min

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...

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Sep 2010

1 hr 51 min

The one where Simon wears only a gold thong. Nuff said. MUSIC IN THIS SHOW The Young Punx – A Million Stars (DEMO), Xinobi – Valsa in NJ, WebQueary – [...]Continue reading →

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May 2010

2 hr 3 min

AKA Plopp, Spunk and Skumbananer. With special guest Frank The Dog, exclusive behind the scenes recordings of Dizzee Rascal live, a world first of grime freestyling over the gallery music [...]Continue reading →

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Apr 2010

2 hr 5 min

While the snow falls gently in the quiet darkness of olde London outside… 2 hours of house, grime, dubstep, filthy electro, DnB, banter, mayhem, muppets, skiis, goths, drink… and gongs. [...]Continue reading →

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Jan 2010

2 hr 11 min

2 hours of rip snorting house, electro, disco and total mayhem. Find out the latest hot news on Simon’s internet search for a girlfriend. Mice On Toast supply an original [...]Continue reading →

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Nov 2009

2 hr 7 min

Following on DIRECTLY from recording Episode 25, under the influence of too many beers Nathan played a ROCKER of a deep club DJ set. Then the fire alarm went off. [...]Continue reading →

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Oct 2009

1 hr

The first of classic era of shows presented by Hal, Betto and Nathan together. Nathan attempts to eat a microwaved ‘Great British Menu Turkey Dinner’. Hal puts a call out [...]Continue reading →

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Aug 2009

1 hr 36 min

For the first time in history, Strauss’ “Also sprach Zarathustra” is performed entirely on Warsteiner Beer Bottles. The less well know “Ferrero Rond Noir” gets a snack review. 5/4 electronica [...]Continue reading →

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Mar 2009

1 hr 39 min

Discover the social etiquette required when your child is introduced to Simon Le Bon wearing an X rated Tom of Finland T-shirt. Mince pies are eaten. 2 new things are [...]Continue reading →

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Nov 2008

1 hr 20 min

Spooky Halloween party mashup mix specially commissioned by Annie Nightingale for her Radio One breaks show. Music in this show : The Young Punx – “The Matrix Rebooted” (intro dialog), [...]Continue reading →

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Oct 2008

34 min 47 sec

Includes the phrases “They were all making papier mache balls in the background”, “We were living in an apartment over the clit bar” and “Shall we discuss Arman’s ring?”. Hal [...]Continue reading →

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Oct 2008

1 hr 11 min

Hal is joined in the studio by Betto and punx co-founder Cameron as Betto attempts to come down from touring the USA by selling wooden furniture. Also… discover the most [...]Continue reading →

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Jul 2008

1 hr 5 min

Phonat takes over this month with a fidget and electro house heavy mix. Music in this show : 1: DSL – Invaders (Zoukatronic Remix)_Ed Banger 2: Giant Jr. – I [...]Continue reading →

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Jun 2008

1 hr

Eighties synth pop pioneer Howard Jones joins Hal in the studio to discuss his career and inspiration. Music in this show : Giant Junior – “Evil (The Young Punx remix)”, [...]Continue reading →

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May 2008

1 hr 9 min

Music in this show : Riva Starr – “Scratch and Itch”, Riva Star – “Jack my bell” + “Fantasy acapella”, Sharooz “Sexitude (Phonat Mix)” + Boys Noize – “My Head [...]Continue reading →

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Feb 2008

1 hr 24 min

Music in this show : Karoshi Bros – “Fuck da world”, MC Paul Barman – “Cock Mobster”, MC Paul Barman – “Excuse you”, Phonat – “Ghetto Burnin’”, Benny Benassi VS [...]Continue reading →

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Jan 2008

1 hr 9 min