Mark Ronson made a name for himself doing iconic covers of modern hits in a horn-heavy, jazzy vein, but with his new band the Business Intl, the in-demand, Grammy-winning producer has done a total 180, eschewing brass sections for synth banks and remakes for originals. And the results so far are every bit as awesome as his 2007 breakthrough album, Version.
As with Version, which featured the talents of Amy Winehouse, Santigold, Robbie Williams, Daniel Merriweather, Lily Allen, and Kenna, Mark's upcoming album with the Business Intl will be an allstar affair. The album, titled Record Collection, is thrillingly set to feature everyone from the long-missing-in-action D'Angelo to '80s legends Boy George, Simon Le Bon, and Nick Rhodes, from hip-hop vet Ghostface to newcomers like Miike Snow's Andrew Wyatt, along with past collaborators like Phantom Planet's Alex Greenwald, the Kaiser Chiefs' Nick Hodgson, and Sharon Jones' Dap-Kings. And writers on the album this time around will include Hodgson, Greenwald, Jonathan Pierce of Brooklyn buzz band the Drums, D'Angelo, and even songwriting goddess Cathy Dennis, who's co-penned such megahits as Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out of My Head," Britney Spears's "Toxic," and Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl." The album is sure to be a stunner--too bad it's not out until late September.
However, the Business Intl's first single, "Bang Bang Bang," just dropped, and it's starting things off for Ronson's new venture with a bang, indeed. A party anthem featuring Q-Tip and electropop newcomer MNDR (aka Amanda Warner), it's sure to be THE song of the summer. And the super-rad video for the song looks like it would have been the number-one summer video on MTV...back in the summer of 1982, that is.
Watch it below and mix your Business with pleasure now.