It’s finally here! New Mark Ronson! The video (directed by Warren Fu) for Mark Ronson’s new single “Bang Bang Bang” featuring Q-Tip and MNDR (aka Amanda Warner) is out and it’s a fantastic visual flashback to the 70s and 80s. The song is indeed “a perfect slice of bouncing synth-hop,” and a good indication of what we can expect on Ronson’s new album, Record Collection. Unlike 2007’s Version, Record Collection is an album of entirely original material but that doesn’t mean it’s lacking in the collaboration department. Assiting Ronson on Record Collection we have The Business INTL, made up of a diverse array of musical talent from across the globe including D’Angelo, Boy George, Alex Greenwald, Nick Hodgson (from the Kaiser Chiefs), Ghostface, Dap Kings, Andrew Wyatt (of Miike Snow), and Wiley to name a few.
“[Bang Bang Bang is] a 3am Cote d’Azur disco beat featuring Q-Tip and MNDR that takes the French nursery rhyme “Alouette” and turns it into a Jean Michel Jarre meets NYC hip-pop sing-along.
The single’s impact date at radio’s alternative Specialty format is June 14th and the mix show format impact date is June 23rd. I’m not sure if the single will lend itself to house remixes but I’m sure we can expect some cool dubstep reinterpretations. Ronson is back and he’s back with a hit.
“If ever there was a party anthem for a sticky hot summer, then this is it.”