The legend that is Mark Ronson will be making a highly anticipated appearance in Brighton at the end of the month for a huge DJ set at Coalition, for what could be one of the best club nights of the year.
You know that a producer has become a star in his own right when he’s given a contract to put out an album under his own name. In 2006, Mark Ronson was the man behind much of the two best British pop albums of the year – Lily Allen’s ‘Alright, Still’ and Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back to Black’. Ronson had been active in the N.Y.C. and London DJ scenes long before this, and had even released an album called ‘Here Comes the Fuzz’ in 2003 that featured a wide range of talent — from Ghostface Killah and Mos Def to Rivers Cuomo, Jack White, and Saturday Night Live comedian Jimmy Fallon — to front tracks he crafted.
Ronson took up where he left off with second album ‘Version’, but this record focused very much on the UK, bringing in Lily and Amy and many other modern Brit stars to sing over his chosen tracks. This time around, Ronson was actually playing around with contemporary British pop classics and modern hits, ranging from the Jam’s “Pretty Green” to Maxïmo Park’s “Apply Some Pressure.”
Ronson’s put his slant on every one, turning them into splashy, clever blends of old-school hip-hop, ’60s soul, postmodern pop, and classic kitsch. A whirlpool of styles on a wide range of cherry-picked tracks that results in a polished but likable full-length. The album propelled Mark Ronson to celebrity stardom, winning him a Brit Award in 2008 for Best British Male Artist.
His appearance in Brighton should cause real waves and bring about a huge night for the city.
Tickets are £12.50 and can be purchased here.
Event runs from 11pm – 3.30am.