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Mark Ronson

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London, United Kingdom (1993 - present)

Mark Ronson is a sought-after producer, who’s worked with such diverse artists as Jay-Z, Lily Allen, Robbie Williams, Christina Aguilera, Amy Winehouse, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Duran Duran and comedian Jimmy Fallon.

Born in London, he is the son of writer Ann Dexter-Jones and real estate tycoon Laurence Ronson. His mother later married Mick Jones, lead guitarist of multiplatinum selling rock band Foreigner. He has two sisters: fashion designer Charlotte Ronson and DJ Samantha Ronson. He spent his childhood in a wealthy suburb of London where he lived in the same street as Paul McCartney‘s family. When his parents divorced at age 8, he moved to New York, where he made friends with Beatles offspring Sean Lennon.

Ronson played guitar and drums from an early age, but it wasn’t until moving to New York City with his mother that Ronson discovered DJ culture. At age 16, already a fan of such popular hip-hop artists as Run-D.M.C. and the Beastie Boys, Ronson began listening to the various hip-hop mixtapes released every few months by DJs. Inspired, Ronson confiscated his father’s record collection and began trying his hand at mixing.

The young DJ with the diverse taste soon caught the ears and eyes of various socialites and New York celebrities, including fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, who featured Ronson along with other sons and daughters of celebrities in a 1997 fashion campaign. A year later, hip-hop mogul Sean “P.

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  • Jay_Monster

    Já chega né

    5 hours ago Reply
  • promisedeyes

    'I wanna kiss him-- he's so pretty!'

    26 Feb 7:38pm Reply
  • AndrzFAL

    Tame Impala > Kevin Parker on Uptown Special. [2]

    22 Feb 11:47pm Reply
  • JuniorMcCartney

    Just gonna state my opinions about something completely subjective as facts, cause personal preference=empirical data.

    22 Feb 1:42am Reply
  • CapricornSun33

    It's funny to see Meghan Trainor among D'Angelo, SBTRKT and Jessie Ware in the similar artists. She certainly doesn't belong with them.

    20 Feb 1:16pm Reply
  • FCA19795

    'Uptown Funk' - The most overrated song of the year. It's not bad, but it's been done better and way before most of these guys were born. It seems music is getting like movies lately; have you heard they remade 'Poltergeist'? Lots of remakes of older material that is inferior to the original.

    15 Feb 2:06pm Reply
  • Inacces

    Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars) <3

    15 Feb 1:01pm Reply
  • LCDnewOrder

    I reckon Uptown Special is this year's Random Access Memories (i.e., it'll have one huge single, then nobody will give a shit about the rest of the album and it'll be quietly forgotten 6 months after release).

    13 Feb 1:16am Reply
  • phungnam96

    his album is so flat that I forget how it sounds after it finished...

    11 Feb 6:36pm Reply
  • zain832

    This new record is the Bud Light of pop/funk. Didn't know we were in need of a new KC & the Sunshine Band so quickly.

    8 Feb 8:33pm Reply
  • mathpaixao

    QUE MÚSICA MARAVILHOSA

    8 Feb 2:09pm Reply
  • idioteque04

    Uptown funk a story of being born into prosperity and not having the ability to write true funk lyrics due to lack starvation, violence, racial hate and degradation. He is basically saying "I may not be from downtown but I can still write funk music" I may not have what you down towners have but I do own a heap of high tech recording instruments and everything at my finger tips that my parents provided for me, so shut up and have respect for my clinical uptown funk!

    8 Feb 12:19am Reply
  • Alin_

    , those Kevin Parker tracks are epic. also, uptown funk is a rare ocassion on which one can resist the urge to stab Bruno Mars in his goddamn esophagus. solid album,

    5 Feb 10:55am Reply
  • PRoFe-SaLMoN

    Similar artist: Meghan Trainor ???? how??

    5 Feb 5:45am Reply
  • TylerSymes

    Tame Impala > Kevin Parker on Uptown Special.

    1 Feb 2:29am Reply
  • yentran422

    Kevin Parker >>>> [5]

    30 Jan 10:10am Reply
  • Fullmettall

    Heavy and Rolling salvando o álbum

    30 Jan 5:46am Reply
  • oxycarolagen

    Kevin Parker >>>> [4]

    29 Jan 11:27am Reply
  • jdotperiod

    I like the album, but 'Uptown Funk' makes me want to punch someone in the face. [2]

    25 Jan 4:44am Reply
  • iuriraredu

    Kevin Parker >>>> [3]

    24 Jan 7:28pm Reply
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