Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Mark Ronson / NY Times...

Published: July 10, 2007

On Sunday afternoon at McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Mark Ronson did his usual thing: he brought his laptop and some records and D.J.ed a party.

Mark Ronson has been producing, and is releasing his second album.

But he was nervous. “I don’t know if I’m a big draw around these parts,” he said from the V.I.P. area before the show, surveying the 1980s-fashion-loving hipsters. “My crowd doesn’t wear the funny-colored sunglasses.”

At first audience members — indie rock fans who turn up in droves for weekly concerts at the pool — were more interested in taking photos of him than dancing. (This was especially true of the row of young women who seem to hug the stage at his every show.)

But about halfway into his 30-minute set, as Mr. Ronson, in his standard garb — spotless white shirt, skinny jeans, scuffed Fred Perry sneakers, bedhead — spun old-school hip-hop and new hits, people began to move. By the time he played “Stop Me,” a song from his new album, the crowd was singing along. (continue at nytimes.com)

Audio from Mark Ronson:

"Stop Me"