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AUG 10 2010

Mark Ronson and The Business Intl. to release eagerly-awaited album Record Collection on RCA Records September 28th, 2010

Mark Ronson is back and this time, more than ever, he means business – The Business Intl., in fact. Record Collection is the third album headed up by the Trans-Atlantic music mastermind and, as usual, he’s bought a host of talented friends and mainstay collaborators along for the ride, resulting in a disparate group of over 30 musicians and singers.

Mark Ronson’s critically acclaimed 2007 album Version sold one million copies in his native UK, and helped him earn the 2008 Grammy Award for Producer Of The Year, as well as the Best Male Solo Artist gong at the Brit Awards. One would think those accolades would inspire a similar sonic output, but upon starting work on Record Collection, Ronson made a point of ripping up his own rule book. So it’s goodbye to The Dap Kings and their horn-y break downs and au revoir to the innovative cover versions. Instead, Ronson is saying hello to Brooklyn b-boy sonics, swirling retro synthesized sounds and the kind of off-kilter pop sixth sense that simply gets you on your feet. Recorded predominately at Dunham Studios in Brooklyn, and working with vintage keyboards Ronson bought on eBay, the album melds 80’s pop and French electro with old skool hip-hop beats.