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Mark Ronson :: Profile
Mark Ronson
British born Mark Ronson has DJ'ed at parties for the likes of Donald Trump and New York's upper crust. His debut eastwest/Elektra album, Here Comes The Fuzz out on September 8th, is not so much about redemption as it is about evolution. It is the logical next step for the producer/songwriter/DJ who first made a name for himself as a genre-hopping DJ with an ear for culture-clashing mixes. The current single `Ooh Wee' entered the charts at number 8 last week.

With a huge range of multi-talented guests appearing you could be forgiven for mistaking Ronson as just another white-boy trying to steal the funk, yet on 'Here Comes The Fuzz' he shows the ability to work magic throughout a range of tempos and styles. Lead single "Ooh Wee" is a stunning party tune featuring verses from Ghostface Killah and Trife, and a typically slick chorus from Nate Dogg. "High" flips the script, an R&B number with vocals from Aya, before switching to pop mode on "I Suck" with Rivers Cuomo. "International Affair" features samples from reggae classic "Uptown Top Ranking" and Eric B. & Rakim, with the stunning combination of Timbaland discovery Tweet & dancehall MC Sean Paul. "On The Run", a standout cut with a Lenny Kravitz sample, is a hip-hop/rock number with guests Mos Def and New York rap crew M.O.P. Throughout 'Here Comes The Fuzz' the obvious emphasis is on fun, with tons of old school breaks and catchy hooks and choruses, and if this represents Ronson's DJ sets, then what a party they must be.

Ronsonís resume is already propped up by some fairly weighty remixes for superstars such as Jay-Z, Outkast, Moby, Nelly Furtado and more. His stellar production work on the breakthrough Nikka Costa album turned the heads of record label A&R execs, who began to think of Ronson as an aural triple threat, someone who could write a song, produce it and remix it before he even went out for coffee in the morning. It was the A&R denizens at Elektra who foresaw the artist Ronson. 

Visit Mark Ronson on the web: www.markronsonmusic.com

Intro Early Doors:
1979-1985
False Dawn:
1985-1990
Underground Years:
1990-1995
The Renaissance:
1995- 2000
The Future:
2000 & Beyond
Artists &
Discographies

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