Posts Tagged ‘Mark Ronson’

March 4, 2015
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If you’re yet to hear the latest hip hop jam from NYC rapper (and chef!) Action Bronson, it’s time you get up on this classy, lavish treat. Baby Blue is another collaboration with Chance The Rapper. Mark Ronson is the culprit behind the song’s old fashioned production. Altogether, they’ve created a rich and opulent hip hop gem. Baby Blue will be on Action Bronson’s new album Mr. Wonderful, out March 24th via Atlantic.

June 2, 2014
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I’m actually pretty dang exhausted after a very eventful weekend, including a 10 hour super fun stint at Live 105’s BFD yesterday, but when there’s great new music to share, like this tune by French duo Singtank, there’s no time for taking lazy breaks. Can You Hear Me is their breezy first single off forthcoming sophomore album Ceremonies, out this fall. There’s a fantastic tropical vibe and yacht rock/baroque pop quality to the whimsical, balmy tune that reminds me immediately of Vampire Weekend. The band consists of siblings Josephine and Alexandre de La Baume. Can You Hear Me was produced by Samy Otsa and co-produced by Josephine’s husband, a certain producer and DJ you may have heard of by the name of Mark Ronson.

June 2, 2014
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I’m actually pretty dang exhausted after a very eventful weekend, including a 10 hour super fun stint at Live 105’s BFD yesterday, but when there’s great new music to share, like this tune by French duo Singtank, there’s no time for taking lazy breaks. Can You Hear Me is their breezy first single off forthcoming sophomore album Ceremonies, out this fall. There’s a fantastic tropical vibe and yacht rock/baroque pop quality to the whimsical, balmy tune that reminds me immediately of Vampire Weekend. The band consists of siblings Josephine and Alexandre de La Baume. Can You Hear Me was produced by Samy Otsa and co-produced by Josephine’s husband, a certain producer and DJ you may have heard of by the name of Mark Ronson.

June 18, 2012

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Anywhere In The World will be one of the official summer Olympics in London songs of 2012. The beats are laid by hot producer Mark Ronson, and the vocals are by another great British songstress Katy B, who launched her career singing on dubstep tracks with Magnetic Man. The song was commissioned by Coca-Cola, so you can only expect polished, perfection seeking, media and attention grabbing music from such a setup. Indeed, it’s an interesting and appealing track. Not only did Mark Ronson lay down the “beats”, but a lot of the “beats” are actual sounds made by athletes while engaged in their sports. It doesn’t get much more epic Olympic than that. Add in the athlete filled, bright video and we have an Olympic soundtrack star. And I get to watch as more gas is added to Katy B’s crossover ability. While she’s been huge in the UK for awhile now, her fame in the US has been a slow climb. This will be a big jolt and I can gloat that I saw her up close and personal at Popscene some months back. Or was it last year? Time flies. 

RE:GENERATION

December 2, 2011

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So I happened to catch the commercial for this on television while watching the not-at-all impressive “Grammy nominations” show last evening. I also played a little game of “who can pronounce Bon Iver right?”. Nicki Minaj failed miserably. Taraji P Henson was the winner with perfect French intonation. Bruno Mars won best effort for pronouncing almost correct, but not drawing the eeee in Iver out enough. Anyway, back to the commercial, I saw it and looked up what the dealio was immediately. Check this video out for RE:GENERATION:

And here’s information I found on the project via this website:

RE:GENERATION is a feature length documentary that explores the history of music through the eyes of five modern DJ/Producers. The extremely talented DJs embark on a musical odyssey to create a cutting edge electronic track inspired by one of five traditional musical genres: Jazz, R&B, Country, Classical and Rock.

In addition to Skrillex working with The Doors, the project, which is actually co-produced by the Grammys, brought in DJ Premier to produce a classical track with Nas and the Berklee School of Music Orchestra; Pretty Lights, who produced a country song with Leann Rimes and Ralph Stanley; the Crystal Method, who traveled to Detroit to record an R&B track with Martha Reeves; and Mark Ronson, who collaborated with Erykah Badu, members of the Dap Kings and Trombone Shorty for a jazz tune in New Orleans.

The documentary will premiere in early 2012 and will most likely be a big part of the Grammys next year.

Interesting, eh? Can’t wait to hear how some of these collaborations will sound, since they’re really mixing things up. Here’s the official RE:GENERATION website: 

http://www.regenerationmusicproject.com/

FIVE DJs TURN THE TABLES ON THE HISTORY OF MUSIC

Follow DJ Premier, Mark Ronson, Skrillex, Pretty Lights and The Crystal Method as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music. From the classical perfection of the Berklee Symphony Orchestra to the bayou jams of New Orleans jazz, our five distinctive DJs collaborate with some of today’s biggest musicians to discover how our musical past is influencing the future.

OFFICIAL VID: Black Lips – Raw Meat

November 15, 2011

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Here’s a black and white video for Black Lips’ Raw Meat. And no, I’m not making any statements about the current political climate and the protests going on in the world. 😉 The track is off of album Arabia Mountain, which was produced by Mark Ronson (surprising, no?).