Mark Ronson

Silk City and Dua Lipa Drop New Single and Video, ‘Electricity’

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Diplo and Mark Ronson‘s duo Silk City has released three tracks since it debuted in May. Now, the duo returns with arguably their strongest single to date, “Electricity,” a feel-good house anthem featuring Dua Lipa.

Silk City also released a visual starring Dua herself. In the video, the English singer dances and sings in an apartment. She then makes her way to a warehouse-style party with some friends.

Watch above and download the track on DJcity.

Related: Watch Silk City’s ‘Only Can Get Better’ Video Feat. Daniel Merriweather

Watch Silk City’s ‘Only Can Get Better’ Video Feat. Daniel Merriweather

Silk City

Diplo and Mark Ronson’s duo, Silk City, has released a video for their debut single “Only Can Get Better” featuring Australian singer Daniel Merriweather. Released on Columbia Records, the disco-influenced track currently has 3.9 million streams on Spotify.

The visual is composed of gritty footage from some of Silk City’s first performances, including The Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City and Club Tempo in Los Angeles.

Watch the video above and download “Only Can Get Better” on DJcity.

Related: Watch Diplo Perform at Boiler Room’s London Headquarters

Mark Ronson on How Being a DJ Has Helped Him as a Musician and Producer

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Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars in the studio.
Mark Ronson recently stopped by Charlie Rose’s show to discuss his Uptown Special album and what it’s like working with some of the biggest names in music. The Grammy-winner also spoke on his beginnings as a DJ and how it’s helped him as a musician and producer.

“Being a DJ is probably the closest you can get to having a modern musicology kind of course, you know. You learn everything about musicianship, arrangement, playing, especially if you’re studying old records. There’s a lot of great DJs like Dr. Dre and people like that that went on to become producers because it’s something about the way your mind works, about putting together music. But there’s also amazing producers that have never touched vinyl, so I think everybody has their own kind of entrance point.”

Watch the full interview below.

Related: Mark Ronson Goes Digging for Vinyl at Amoeba Music

Mark Ronson Goes Digging for Vinyl at Amoeba Music

Aside from producing hits for superstars like Amy Winehouse and Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson is an accomplished and respected figure in the DJ community. He’s also known for his eclectic taste in music, which has shaped his production style.
Recognizing Ronson’s in-depth knowledge of many genres, Amoeba Music invited him to go digging at their massive Hollywood store for their What’s In My Bag? series. Watch above to find out which records and CDs he picked up.
Related: The Story of Mark Ronson: From DJ and Behind the Scenes Producer to Superstar

The Story of Mark Ronson: From DJ and Behind the Scenes Producer to Superstar

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Mark Ronson in the studio. (Rolling Stone)
Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” spent 14 weeks at number one this year, tying for the longest run at the top so far this century. However, the British DJ/producer had largely worked in the shadows of the artists he produced until then, like Adele and Amy Winehouse. Despite winning three Grammy awards for his work with Winehouse, it took years before Ronson achieved mainstream success as a solo artist.
CBS News recently aired an interview with Ronson about his dynamic career, from being a DJ and producing behind the scenes to evolving into a successful solo act. The eight-minute piece explores his relationship with Winehouse, the grueling process of recording “Uptown Funk” with Bruno Mars, and how it feels to have a number one song.

Related: Mark Ronson Makes Hits by Combining Real Musicians with Technology

Kid Impersonates Mystikal in Hilarious ‘Feel Right’ Video

Mark Ronson and Mystikal have performed “Feel Right” on various TV shows over the last month, and we expected to see the veteran rapper do the same in the music video. Such is not the case though, as today the two dropped hilarious visuals for the funky single that features a group of children impersonating Mystikal and the band. We’re not sure if the kid lip synching to Mystikal can actually rap or sing, but his stage presence is clearly off the charts.
Download: Mark Ronson ft. Mystikal – Feel Right
Related: Watch Mark Ronson and Mystikal Perform ‘Feel Right’ on Power 106