School’s out, the sun is shining, and as tarmac melts and ACs splutter into action it’s time to kick out the summer jams. May we introduce “Bang Bang Bang,” a perfect slice of bouncing synth-hop from Mark Ronson and The Business Intl.
Helmed by multiple Grammy winner Mark Ronson and including the disparate talents of over 30 musicians and singers from both sides of the Atlantic, The Business Intl includes D’Angelo, Boy George, Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, Alex Greenwald, Nick Hodgson (Kaiser Chiefs), Ghostface, MNDR, Dap Kings, Spank Rock, Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow), Rose Eleanor Dougall, Wiley and MC Pill.
Recorded primarily in Brooklyn, the album – titled “Record Collection” – drops at the end of September and its tantalizing first offering comes in the shape of “Bang Bang Bang,” 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. If ever there was a party anthem for a sticky hot summer, then this is it.
Q-Tip is an icon of New York City hip hop, a world-renowned rapper, DJ, producer and actor, shooting to fame in the 1980s as leader of A Tribe Called Quest. MNDR (aka Amanda Warner) is a startling new electronic pop recording artist and producer whose much buzzed about debut E.P.E came out in May. MNDR’s debut album will be released early next year. The video for “Bang Bang Bang” was directed by Warren Fu starring Ronson, Q-Tip and MNDR and will premiere on June 12th on AOL Music. The single’s impact date at radio’s Alternative Specialty format is June 14th and the Mix Show format impact date is June 23rd.
Unlike his previous album 2007’s much lauded Version, Record Collection consists entirely of original material, bringing together the songwriting skills of Nick Hodgson, Jonathan Pierce (The Drums), D’Angelo, Alex Greenwald and Cathy Dennis, to name just a few. As Ronson splits his time between London and New York the result is a transatlantic sound that incorporates his love of everything from hip-hop, disco, 80s pop to French electro and all points in between.