Daily Dose Pick: Mark Ronson & the Business Intl


Ditching his signature horn sounds, super-producer Mark Ronson drafted in a raft of friends to create Record Collection, an album of seductive retro pop and soulful dance-floor jams.

Dubbing his new collective the Business Intl, Ronson put his talented pals to work both in front of the mic and behind the scenes. Guest vocalists include Q-Tip, MNDR, Ghostface Killah, Miike Snow frontman Andrew Wyatt, Spank Rock, D’Angelo, and even Boy George, while members of Kaiser Chiefs, the Zutons, and the Drums all contributed to the songwriting.

The resulting album shimmers with a perfectionist’s touch, a veritable compilation of singles with each song catchier — and often quirkier — than the last. While group projects can often feel schizophrenic, Record Collection is impressively coherent. And it makes perfect sense that Ronson chose to add his own vocals to the mix this time around: for the first time, it sounds like he’s really making himself heard.

Visit Mark Ronson & the Business Intl’s official site, become a fan on Facebook, tag along for a day in the life of Mark Ronson, follow him on Twitter, enter to win a limited-edition vinyl box set, and buy a copy of the album