I’ve got a bit of a love/hate relationship with Mark Ronson (And The Business INTL)’s new album ‘Record Collection’. Some of the tracks on there are amazing, ‘Band Bang Bang’ is one of my favourite songs of the year, but some of it is a bit dreary.
Anyway, the third single from the album is the Boy George featuring ‘Somebody To Love Me’ and Team Ronson have made the excellent decision to get super cool fellow NYC residents Holy Ghost! to reMix the track. They bring with them their unique brand of analog DIY Disco turning the track into a gritty discoball epic. Let the Garage Disco roll!
Mark Ronson’s current single ‘Bang Bang Bang’ (Featuring ElectroPop artist MNDR and Q-Tip, ex of A Tribe Called Quest) is actually pretty good. It’s got a real old school Electro Funk feel to it and is generally pretty darn banging.
But, oh look! Russ Chimes has got his hands on it (and, as we know, his hands have the Midas touch) and, keeping the elements that made the original groove, has transformed it into a monster disco workout. We really cannot wait to hear what Russ’ EP will hold, I hope he releases it while the weather is still good, I have a feeling it might just end up being the soundtrack to my summer…if it’s out in time!
Vice and Intel’s The Creators Project just goes from strength to strength. The project is not only a showcase for creative innovation but also is designed to facilitate content creation form some of the hippest music and arts creators around right now. This month workaholic producer Mark Ronson takes some time out to put trumpets all over the project. check out his video here, http://www.thecreatorsproject.com/en-uk/creators/mark-ronson, where the man speaks on producing Lily Allen & Amy Winehouse, his love of analog synths and 60’s recording techniques. It’s an interesting watch for any musical gear geeks! While you’re there check out some of the other creators spotlights on the likes of Diplo, N.A.S.A., Phoenix, Brodinski, CSS and Peaches.
When you’ve watched your fill, why not come on back and check out Kissy Sell Out’s 2007 bootleg of Ronson’s ‘Stop Me’: