“This time around, I wanted that shit to sound tough, crisp — and fucking massive,” big words from the legend Mark Ronson who’s latest album “Uptown Special” is sure to live up to the self induced hype. Enlisting a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist to assist in the lyrical division, as well as a legion of critically acclaimed musicians and talent Ronson himself drove down to Mississippi to discover/acquire will surely assist in the imminent success of this project. If you’re going to do something, you mine as well fucking do it, it would seem. Among the deep roster of talent Ronson has enlisted is Kevin Parker of Tame Impala fame, a talent which made the cut for three seperate appearances on the record. The result, as embedded below, is not quite full quality, but certainly worth the listen. It is a driving psychedelic journey with influences rooted in the American South and and post funk movements that paint a pretty heavy picture. Hear for yourself..
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• Jimmy Edgar does “Detroit radio circa 1993″ for his Essential mix
• Flume’s new album is “very much underway”
• Aphex Twin Kickstarter campaign raises $67,000
• Mark Ronson on sampling: “You can’t just hijack nostalgia”
The nice folks over at Scion A/V have recently been putting together some great exclusive video content taken from their widely respected Music(less) Conference that occurred here in Los Angeles this past summer — with deep, inquisitive looks into the careers and music-making processes of some of the industry’s finest including Steve Aoki, Dam Funk, Mark Ronson, Nadastrom and more. The entire catalog of these conference videos can be found over on the Scion A/V website, but first take a look above for an exclusive premiere of a look inside Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom’s creative process here in Los Angeles.
We finally made it through the week and our Halloween festivities are upon us. I have some great content for you to indulge in this morning that includes the RE:GENERATION tracks, an Escape From Wonderland preview & set times, AraabMuzik’s tour with EDM support, a 12th Planet interview, a trailer of a Soulwax video project, and a video of Afrojack playing classical music. Be entertained after the jump…
It’s finally Friday and things are looking up with great weather and the Tiesto, Diplo, Dada Life, & Porter Robinson show that we will be attending tomorrow. Today’s headlines include a must-hear story about a documentary film, RE:GENERATION, the new Justice EP, and Mark Ronson. Check out a video, some articles, and a little inspiration after the jump…
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Thanks to the lovely people at Point Blank, we will be giving away one 4-week Pro Producer course to a lucky GDD faithful ($600 value!). This is an intermediate to advanced course, so contestants must have essential production skills already. Browse from the list of Pro Producer courses here.
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Narrowly missing aRod’s Mark Ronson post yesterday, Los Angeles’ own Villains sent over their latest take of “Somebody To Love Me”
• Villains – Thrilla
Revisted this classic over Halloween weekend.
• Villains – Vendetta Part One
Last week, aRod streamed four world-class remixes of Mark Ronson and The Business Intl.’s “Somebody To Love Me” and today, I’ve got one more from Los Angeles electro legends Villains in all of its three hundred and twenty kilobit-per-second glory, available free for download from soundcloud. Big and clubby but with plenty of warm midrange, this one went off with a bang when I dropped it last Friday in sunny San Diego. Expect their remix of Fischerspooner’s “Infidels of the World” to drop on Dim Mak very early next year.
• Villains – Thrilla
Halloween may be well behind us now, but if you forgot to revisit this classic last month, here’s a reminder for the next one.
Sometimes having too many collaborators on one track can backfire and result in (for lack of better terminology) a big fat turd. Conversely, these types of collaborations can also result in absolute gold. Such is the case on what is surely one of the best pop songs of 2010: “Somebody to Love Me” by Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. Written by Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters), Cathy Dennis & Anthony Rossomando (Dirty Pretty Things/Klaxons) and featuring vocals by dream duo Boy George and Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow), “Somebody to Love Me” is pop perfection.