Monday, July 16, 2007

Mark Ronson - 'Stop Me (Feat. Daniel Merriweather)'

The stepson of Foreigner's Mick Jones, Mark Ronson has paved a path less raucous. Rather than jamming out with guitars, Ronson has instead spent the past few years running turntables for artists like Macy Gray and Jay-Z. His dazzling ability to spin the wax has meant great demand for his skills in both the London and New York DJ scenes.

Recently, with the release of Version, Ronson has gained some mainstream exposure as a distinct musical visionary. With a production focus more along the lines of melody and style than bass beats, Ronson takes several staples from modern artists and converts them into chic pop songs that can be played at both the club and the pub.

Some of the more striking reinterpretations include a brassed-up version of Coldplay's 'God Put A Smile On Your Face' and a Motown flavored adaptation of Kasabian's 'L.S.F.'

But one of Ronson's most brilliant translations is that of The Smiths' 'Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This Before.' The new 'Stop Me' is great because it both preserves the melodical integrity of the original, while implementing American R&B to create a song that can span both sides of the Atlantic sound-wise this time around.

You can listen to both The Smiths original and the Ronson adaptation below:

The Smiths - 'Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before'

Mark Ronson - 'Stop Me (Feat. Daniel Merriweather)

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

it's summer, and the livin is easy, so i'm glad to hear some dance tunes back on the note, thanks steve,,,,