Well, it's new Amy Winehouse. No seriously, it really is. She sounds like she's got a mouth full of marbles even more so than ever. Either that or she stroked out.
Regardless, this makes us super excited for what very well may have opened the floodgates to that new album she's been hinting at for like 4 years. Mark Ronson produced this cover of Leslie Gore's It's My Party, which is taken from the upcoming Quincy tribute album, Q: Soul Bossa Nostra. Wait, weren't they fighting?
On some sort of sci-fi spaghetti-western meets Lawrence Welk's horn section via a Tarantino soundtrack steezing, Mark Ronson wows once again with his Ghostface Killah collaboration from upcoming album.
Get impressed now, cause on this round, Mark mans the mic and provides the chorus vocals.
Mark Ronson & The Business INTL's Record Collection is out September 28 via RCA.
BIG TUNE...BIG DUB FIX, courtesy of Vancouver's U-Tern. There's really no reason for you to quit on Mark Ronson & The Business INTL's Bang, Bang, Bang...real talk, it's a top-5 summer song for me, and hopefully you dig it just as much. But if you're feeling a slow disco rub, then jump in on the aforementioned remix below.
In other Ronson news, yes that is an image of Mr. Mark sitting in the stylists chair, because he's just recently gone platinum blonde. I scoped him out down at his Friday night EVR show, and can confirm, he looks equally dapper with the new tow-headed tresses.
In fact, BlackBook thought it was such a "story", that they followed him to the dye chair. Whilst in the midst of being shot for their September issue Martial Vivot, BlackBook's go-to stylist and proprietor of the sophisticated but unstuffy Martial Vivot Salon Pour Hommes salon, suggested Ronson go bleach-blonde at some point. Ronson was keen on the idea, and said he'd make an appointment to get it done when he returned from an upcoming trip, however when Vivot mentioned he could color him right then and there, Mark excitedly consented.
This weekend started off with a bang [bang, bang], when Mark Ronson called in to Annie Mac's Friday show on BBC and had a proper chat and wax with the radio personality. Discussing his new album, Ronson also provided Ms. Mac with the evening's 5-minute minimix, which he dubbed Synth and Synthability. Punny!
Before spinning the mix (the second, after his 2007 amazing contribution), Annie announced that Mark would be joining her lineup at Ibiza Rocks this year. Major!
Additionally, Ronson unveiled his new album's artwork, which is an homaged nod to Duran Duran's Patrick Nagel-designed Rio art. View the full image below, then grab the mix after that!
You thought I was done ranting and raving about last week's The Creators Project launch event, didn't you? Well my little beasts and buddies, here's the final piece of the puzzle that was an amazing day. Once again, thanks to VICE and Intel for hosting one of the funnest days/nights we've had in like, a really long time.
Last Saturday's event was capped off by a closing night set by Mark Ronson. Manning the decks at the stroke of midnight, the talented turntablist started off with a few select cuts before welcoming MNDR to the stage. This being the first live performance of his (along with her) song, Bang Bang Bang, the crowd went rightfully nutso! MNDR then did Sparrow and Fade to Black with Ronson backing her on the decks.
After spinning a collection of new and old hits (think Missy Elliott mixed with Aretha Franklin et al), Ronson also brought out Alex Greenwald and Rose Elinor Dougall to sing cuts from his upcoming album, Record Collection. Ronson ended his set with a bit of Somebody To Love Me, another track from the disc, with vocals from Boy George.
If you missed the event, never fear. Mark Ronson's Authentic Shit airs from 8-10pm on East Village Radio tonight, and the evening's programming will be a live recording of his set from The Creators Project. Tune in!
This is definitely a multi-purpose post, and thanks to rad-man, Bxentric, we only need to have writ up this one piece. Why, you ask? See, I've been on a bender lately. A music bender in which nearly every other song I press play for results in his mix of Flight Facilities' Crave You blasting through my headphones. Best addiction to have. Truth.
So that led me to today's "diggings" for more from the UK mix-master, resulting in an almost hour-long mix he put together of some of the best new, official, and as of yet unheard remixes of your favorite songs.
Within the mix, he's got Russ Chimes' official hit of Mark Ronson's Bang Bang Bang (I DIE), along with DFA-dude Tim Goldsworthy's rub up of Monarchy's Love Get Out Of My Way that makes me want to cry because it is 100% perfection in every way. Other bits we love include the Villa mix of Ali Love, some Munk, Mano and Breakbot. Hell, lemme just give you the full track list, then stream the mix. Ultimately, scroll all the ways down for a special treat that kind of brings this all full circle.
1. Mano Le Tough - Eurodancer (Tensnake Remix) 2. Roy Davis Jr - Rocklights (Mighty Mouse Remix) 3. Bottin - Disco For The Devil (Telonious Remix) 4. Voltage - All Night (Azari & III Remix) 5. Diskjokke - 1987 (Dreamtrak Remix) 6. Mark Ronson - Bang Bang Bang (Russ Chimes Remix) 7. Ali Love - Smoke and Mirrors (Villa Remix) 8. Munk - La Musica (Tiago Remix) 9. Monarchy - Love Get Out Of My Way (Tim Goldsworthy Remix) 10. Breakbot - Baby I'm Yours (Aeroplane Remix)
Hola and bienvenidos! Hope everyone had a smashing weekend like this tired ol' gal did.
Save for my wallet getting jacked during M.I.A.'s set at The Creators Project on Saturday, I have no complaints about the fleet of radness that shipped through my soul and my body over the past 3 days. Let's some bits, yeah?!
Once again, let me stress...Mark Ronson is going to have album of the year cred flying all over your face in the place. Also fellow writers and friends, can we please acknowledge the correct titling of this project? It's Mark Ronson & The Business INTL, not "dudeman featuring this person, that person, my friend and yours..." Sure, individual tracks have a ton of guests, guys and gals on 'em, but c'mon, let's get it right and get it tight all together now! #endrant #ilikeaccuracy
Having already loved up on the single, Bang Bang Bang, which hosts MNDR and Q-Tip on the vocal stylings, Ronson's won over every playlist I'm creating for summertime soirees and such. Totally perfect in every way possible.
Now, there's visual radness to accompany the excellent song, and Mark's gone the Japanese interview show route via French dialogue, cut out lazer shapes and some dancing from kids that look cooler than most. Definitely enjoyable, highly entertaining, and there's even a nod to Nutella and JOhn McEnroe thrown in for good comedic measure.
Watch, and love, the clip below. Mark Ronson & The Business INTL's Bang Bang Bang will be out in a limited release 12" vinyl on July 11. Remixes come courtesy of Russ Chimes, Count & Sinden and SBTRKT. Pre-order here.
Hey, it's one of my favorite words, producers, rappers, and emerging artists all in one tidy package! That being: the word = bang, the producer = Mark Ronson, the rapper = Q-Tip, and the emerging artist = MNDR. If that's too vague for you, then in the simplest of terms, Mark Ronson's new song, Bang Bang Bang, features the two musicians on the track and hell, here we're dosed with the perfect poolside player. Just try and fight me on this one.
Distinguished as his "comeback single", Bang Bang Bang comes under the umbrella of Mark Ronson & The Business Intl, which appears to be paving the path for his upcoming album, Record Collection. Having already heard Circuit Breaker, and learning that Boy George, Theophilus London, The Drums' Jonathan Pierce, Kaiser Chiefs' Nick Hodgson, Miike Snow, and now Q-Tip and MNDR all play integral parts on the disc, it's evident that Ronson truly is creating an "international business" affair and album.
Bang Bang Bang is, in all it's radness, high up on the list of summer jams...pairing neatly on the lighter side of songs with all those that we've already selected as heat-wave hand-clappers. Q sounds slick with his syrupy flow while MNDR continues to wow, even when we swear she's just singing gibberish.