Un, deux, trios. Bang. Bang. Bang. Award-winning Brit producer, DJ and guitarist Mark Ronson is the tall-quiffed, field-leading talent who has every artist at the top of their game begging for his time.
Dividing his precious minutes meticulously, he’s spent the past couple of months keeping his head firmly down; working in session with Beth Ditto and with The Black Lips on their most ambitious studio album to date, Mark is the 36-year-old music maestro with the midas touch. Dynamic, ambitious and original, his sound perfectly blends his left-of-field roots in old school, hip-hop beats with the commercial sensibilities of modern pop, to produce funk-filled anthems. Firmly tied to some of the most influential figureheads in music, Mark has a sixth sense for what will be big. Working with a roaster of the worlds most in demand artists (including Amy Winehouse, Christina Aguilera, Lily Allen and Spank Rock) has risen fast from his early days DJ’ing around East Village, New York to landing big-time record deals, Mark Ronson fills clubs and gets crowds moving on every side of the ocean.
Playing at Nike’s popping party in Selfridges’ Ultralounge last week alongside full-time pal and part-time DJ partner, Q-tip, i-D Online chatted to Marky Mark about his latest movements.