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    Who is this guy? Is he a DJ or something? Whats the deal?

    I was listening to his mypace, and I really like what I hear. He even has a big band version of a Radiohead song.

    Can someone tell me more about him?
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    Avoid him like the plague.
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    I like some of his songs too, it seems to me he only does covers, at least that's all I got so far.

    I'll check it out for sure. Maybe half set depending on the conflicts.
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    Avoid him like the plague.
    Why do you hate him so much?

    I just want to know what his live sets are like. Is he a DJ? Live band? DJ w/ a band? Whats the deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage patton View Post
    Why do you hate him so much?
    I hate all producers who think that, by virtue of just being producers, are actually musicians. (i.e. Timbaland, Kanye West, etc.)

    Also, his covers suck. At least Kanye West makes original songs.
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    I dunno, I just thought his music sounds kinda fun. I dont care about the techincal aspects.
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    He's just some party DJ/producer... lots of shit for celebrity weddings, etc. Guy's some trust fund brat too- clearly it doesn't take much beyond familial wealth and good looks to get far in his game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage patton View Post
    I dunno, I just thought his music sounds kinda fun. I dont care about the techincal aspects.
    That's the part I take the most offense to. It'd be one thing if he were doing the Scarlett Johanson thing and doing a cover album with his own voice. The guy basically used the leftovers from Back to Black and hired a bunch of people to play the instruments and record the vocals. Pathetic.
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    damn...for some reason i really dont like you.

    number 1 passive hater.

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    You're going to have to fight the rest of them for that title, buddy.
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    how sad...i'm not a hateful person, but you just make it too easy.


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    I think your new avatar is very original and funny,PT!
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    I find it funny that someone who describes himself as "not a hateful person" decidedly swings around terms like "number 1 passive hater" with nothing short of a whim.

    Either way, Mark Ronson sucks.
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    Mark Ronson is pure shit. His Smiths cover was completely unnecessary; he didn't bring anything new or interesting to the song.

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    Way to be helpful everyone! :/
    Mark Ronson is a producer-slash-DJ-slash-performer.
    He generally performs with a band and usually has guest vocalists cover the singing parts.
    He's produced stuff for Amy Winehouse, Nikka Costa and Lily Allen.
    I'm actually excited to catch is set. It should be fun!

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    Is it original material?

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    His live set is covers, with a full band (brass section etc) - I saw him last year at Wireless - He was alright, quite good to chill out to in the sun (the vibe would work less in a tent, i imagine). I may have a sniff if he doesn't clash with anyone.

    Catch him getting blamed for all celebs in rehab here on a popular British TV show. It's quite funny.

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    I find his Coldplay cover to be wholly annoying and most of the rest seems a bit average to me ... I don't think there's anything fundamentally wrong with him and I certainly think he's a decent fit for Coachella. If you're into it, go see him but I definitely won't be there.

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    I remember he had an awesome remix of air's alpha beta gaga a few years back.

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    He's performing at the Grammy's. With Amy Winehouse via satelite.

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    i've been trying to look at you tube stuff for all the saturday bands and everything i found by him was a cover.
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    I hate all producers who think that, by virtue of just being producers, are actually musicians. (i.e. Timbaland, Kanye West, etc.)

    Also, his covers suck. At least Kanye West makes original songs.

    so some douche who can barely play 3 chords in a band full of idiots who play the same damn songs the same way for a whole tour have more musicianship than a person who studies multiple genres, spends spends countless hours composing and arranging and mixing in the studios (as opposed to a fucking couple takes of a shitty 3 minute track) and puts out new music weekly?

    People like him aren't simply DJs, he often produces tracks with full instrumental accompaniment. He doesn't do "covers", they're called remixes, and by definition they are different than the originals. He also has albums of original tracks, you dipshit parot. Did you even bother to look?

    Get fucked. Steal a more informed opinion. You have absolutely no idea what Timbaland, Kanye, Mark Ronson, Z-Trip, etc. actually do.

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    so some douche who can barely play 3 chords in a band full of idiots who play the same damn songs the same way for a whole tour have more musicianship than a person who studies multiple genres, spends spends countless hours composing and arranging and mixing in the studios (as opposed to a fucking couple takes of a shitty 3 minute track) and puts out new music weekly?
    Depends on the band, but that sounds like a lot of punk bands. I don't really like punk music (unless it's "genre-bending" like the Clash). I like to listen to bands that take a lot of time and effort to record and mix their material. I also like to acknowledge the work of other great musician producers, like Brian Eno, who made the transition from live performer to an excellent producer. The point is that Mark Ronson could sit at his production desk for months and, chances are, I would still think it sucked, even if he was promoting original material (which he isn't), and that the work of his contemporaries (again, Kanye and Timbaland) is also really shitty.

    Z-Trip I haven't gotten around to listening to, yet, so I have no opinion on him.

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    People like him aren't simply DJs, he often produces tracks with full instrumental accompaniment. He doesn't do "covers", they're called remixes, and by definition they are different than the originals. He also has albums of original tracks, you dipshit parot. Did you even bother to look?
    Definition of a remix, from M-W: "a variant of an original recording (as of a song) made by rearranging or adding to the original"

    Mark Ronson's new record, as described by Wikipedia: "Version is the second album by New York-based English DJ, Mark Ronson. It is an album of cover versions. It was released on 14 April 2007 in the iTunes Store. It entered the UK Album Chart at number two on 22 April.

    His first album was all remixed tracks, but the second album, and the album getting him more commercial recognition, is a covers album. I love electronic music, and I love DJs, but the guy's best work is located behind the desk, CLEARLY.

    The guy is basically trying to pass off leftover tracks from the Back to Black recordings as grade A recording material, and it sounds like... Leftover tracks from the Back to Black recording sessions. Nothing special, nothing warranting the press he's receiving (as well as taking away press from other DJs/electronic artists like Simian Mobile Disco, Boyz Noise, Hot Chip, just to use examples from this year's Coachella lineup) whatsoever.
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    The guy is respected in hip hop circles for his production talent. He's been around for a long time. He's produced and performed with tons artists while the general public has no idea who he his. There are millions of people who have enjoyed his work without even knowing it.

    I'll concede that he many of his recent tracks on his new may be more appropriately called covers , but only in the sense that he uses no sample of the original, but the reason he does so much work with other people's music is that he's constantly working with other artists. He's in very high demand to produce music for other people.

    Do you not see the irony in your post? All of your knowledge of Mark Ronson is gleaned from wikipedia. Have you ever listened to Here Comes The Fuzz? I'm guessing no.



    and btw, I wasn't just refering to punk bands as far as worthless no talent hack bands.
    You brought up "musicianship" when you clearly don't know what producers do.
    The definition of remix you looked up on the internet is also a bit constricting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PassiveTheory View Post
    Definition of a remix, from M-W: "a variant of an original recording (as of a song) made by rearranging or adding to the original"

    Mark Ronson's new record, as described by Wikipedia: "Version is the second album by New York-based English DJ, Mark Ronson. It is an album of cover versions. It was released on 14 April 2007 in the iTunes Store. It entered the UK Album Chart at number two on 22 April.

    His first album was all remixed tracks, but the second album, and the album getting him more commercial recognition, is a covers album. I love electronic music, and I love DJs, but the guy's best work is located behind the desk, CLEARLY.

    The guy is basically trying to pass off leftover tracks from the Back to Black recordings as grade A recording material, and it sounds like... Leftover tracks from the Back to Black recording sessions. Nothing special, nothing warranting the press he's receiving (as well as taking away press from other DJs/electronic artists like Simian Mobile Disco, Boyz Noise, Hot Chip, just to use examples from this year's Coachella lineup) whatsoever.
    Wow. You truely are a blow-hard of the highest order. Love the Wikipedia quote - way to cite your sources. It's pretty funny to me that by your standards, this guy's highest crime is "stealing press" from other artists who you feel are more worthy of the attention. You really think Hot Chip lay awake at night cursing Mark Ronson for stealing their headlines? Please. If any of those bands or DJs got more press than they already have, then they wouldn't be indie enough for you, and you'd have to move on to the next crop of artists toiling in Mark Ronson's shadow. Grow up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobert View Post
    It's pretty funny to me that by your standards, this guy's highest crime is "stealing press" from other artists who you feel are more worthy of the attention. You really think Hot Chip lay awake at night cursing Mark Ronson for stealing their headlines?
    What he doesn't seem to get is that Mark Ronson's sound contributes largely to the those artists' notoriety. He's been hearing Mark Ronson for years but only recently ever thought to wiki him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw94086 View Post
    What he doesn't seem to get is that Mark Ronson's sound contributes largely to the those artists' notoriety. He's been hearing Mark Ronson for years but only recently ever thought to wiki him.
    Exactly. Everyone's an expert these days thanks to Myspace and the Wiki.

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    hes a great producer - to be honest i just wanna see him in person cuz hes hot as fuck -

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    Quote Originally Posted by PassiveTheory View Post
    The point is that Mark Ronson could sit at his production desk for months and, chances are, I would still think it sucked, even if he was promoting original material (which he isn't), and that the work of his contemporaries (again, Kanye and Timbaland) is also really shitty.
    Possibly the most blinkered, prejudiced, music related comment i've ever read on here, plus saying artists can become producers, but not vice versa is just dumb.

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    He might do his album "Versions" live because the band who plays on his album & with Amy Winehouse is the Dap Kings and they're already performing with Sharon Jones. I love Mark Ronson's album. I don't find it offensive. 311 doing a cover of the Cure's " Love Song", now that was lame.
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