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Influencers: Mark Ronson debuts The Business Intl.

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Trans-Atlantic music producer, Mark Ronson, of Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse fame – who additionally is one of the nattiest dressers on both sides of the pond – debuted his third album this week with the moniker, Mark Ronson and The Business Intl. Not surprisingly, the roster of contributors on Record Collector is an interesting selection of past, present and future music talents.

Ghostface Killah, Nick Hodgson of the Kaiser Chiefs, Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran, Spank Rock, The Zuton’s Dave McCabe, Q-Tip and even Boy George lent their musical chops to Ronson’s tunes.

The first single “Bang Bang Bang” has already charted this summer.

As the album press release states, “Ronson made a point of ripping up his own rule book. So it’s goodbye to The Dap Kings and their horn-y break downs and au revoir to the innovative cover versions. Instead, Ronson is saying hello to Brooklyn B-boy sonics, swirling retro synthesized sounds and the kind of off-kilter pop sixth sense that simply gets you on your feet.”

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