Punks Jump Up aren’t getting beat down, they’re blowing up. The London duo of Joe Attard and David Anderson have been turning heads since 2007, when they started turning up on Paris’ stylish Kitsune label; since then, they’ve also remixed Robyn, Tiga, and Miike Snow, among others. Now they’re jumping into the spotlight with the release of their first single in four years.
To celebrate, they tell Beatportal about their influences, go-to tunes, and guilty pleasures—from Iron Maiden to tripping on fish eyes to mistaken identity as a dubstep act. Read on, and don’t miss their brand-new “Blockhead” EP, out this week on Kitsune.
What was the first record you remember having as a child?
Iron Maiden’s The Number Of The Beast and Blondie’s “Tide Is High.”
What was the first record you bought with your own money?
Sex Pistols’ Never Mind The Bollocks and Ottowan’s “D.I.S.C.O.”
Which style or genre of music was your first great love?
Punk rock and hip-hop/rap/electro.
How have your musical tastes changed since you were a teenager?
Quite a lot, but some things are still with us, like punk rock and hip-hop. If it’s good, it’s good!
What was the last record you bought?
Diagram Brothers’ “We Are All Animals” on DJhistory’s Secret Weapons compilation—killer punk-funk action!
How many tracks/records do you typically acquire every week—both promos & purchases?
Between 10-30, maybe…?
What format do you DJ with – vinyl, CD, Traktor/Serato, Ableton, etc…?
Name your three favorite tracks at the moment:
They’re all on our latest DJ mix here!
Three favorite classic tracks?
Wow, very hard to narrow it down to just three, but these three have always been with us:
Which track do you wish that you had made?
Aarrgh, difficult question! There are sooo many! OK, at the moment: Quando Quango, “Love Tempo” [Factory]
What’s your favorite record from this year that isn’t electronic dance music?
That would be Yeasayer, “O.N.E.”!
Current reading or last good book read?
Keith Richards’ autobiography. A page-turner!
Favorite iPhone app:
Favorite video game:
Favorite piece of gear:
Sennheiser SD25 II pro
Favorite clothing designer:
At the moment, Sibling.
Favorite city/country/club to perform in?
It’s impossible to say, as they are all great!! We loves you all.
What country would you be thrilled to play in, just for the food?
Mmmm, good question—probably Japan. For us, the best thing apart from playing in a country is to check out the local food. We’re at it as soon as we land.
Strangest thing you’ve ever eaten while on tour:
Joe ate a fish eye in Singapore. He was tripping for days.
Strangest thing a fan has ever given you:
David was given a penis-shaped green birthday cake while on tour in Germany.
Frequent flyer survival tip:
Valium sleeping pills! Also, there’s a great pasta restaurant downstairs in the Berlin airport, pasta made fresh and cooked while you wait. A lifesaver. Yum yum…
Weirdest rumor you’ve ever heard about yourself:
That we’re a dubstep act.
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