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COVER: Mark Ronson

“Just” [Radiohead]

Last night I explored the music of Mark Ronson and Dan Auerbach on mvyradio’s Hot Seat. I wasn’t quite sure how the hour-long show would turn out but I had the inspiration the night before and I thought I’d give it a shot. These are two of my favorite contemporary music producers – Ronson won Producer Of the Year at the 2008 Grammys and Auerbach took away that same award at this year’s ceremony.

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I was actually quite pleased with how the two producers complimented each other. I played a set of music produced by Ronson and then a set produced by Auerbach and so on. All told, the hour of music was pretty stellar (*See list below). You can hear a replay of the show Sunday night at 10pm on mvyradio.

This is one of Ronson’s tracks that I really love, a cover of the Radiohead song “Just” with Alex Greenwald of the band Phantom Planet singing the vocals:

Mark Ronson
Phantom Planet

*mvyradio Hot Seat – 11.18.13
(RONSON)
“New” Paul McCartney
“Rehab” Amy Winehouse
“Just” (Radiohead cover) Mark Ronson feat. Phantom Planet
“Valerie” Amy Winehouse/Mark Ronson
(AUERBACH)
“Lonely Boy” The Black Keys
“Revolution” Dr. John
“Never Go Back” Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
“Lasan” Michael Kiwanuka
(RONSON)
“Alligator” Paul McCartney
“Cold Shoulder” Adele
“You Know I’m No Good” Amy Winehouse
“God Put A Smile Upon Your Face” (Coldplay cover) Mark Ronson feat. Daptone Horns
(AUERBACH)
“You Can’t Be Told” Valerie June
“Loneliest Soul” Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

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SONG: Dr. John

“Big Shot”

Dr. John, with producer Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), have really nailed a vibe and sound on their new album Locked Down. It’s gritty and swanky…smooth and cutting all at once. There’s a vintage sound, but it’s so new and fresh at the same time. Gabe Soria may say it best in the liner notes:

“…this is Locked Down. It’s an invitation to do a dirty grind in a backroom bar at 3am and a call to go to church the next day; it’s a fierce burst of salvation and an apocalyptic warning; it’s a seductive com-on and an initiation; it’s candle-burning jams rubbing shoulders with ecstatic odes to the great mystery.”

Here’s one of my favorite tracks, “Big Shot”:

Dr. John

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Grace Potter & the Nocturnals – “Never Go Back”

I should be honest and start by saying I’m not even close to a Grace Potter fan. I won’t say she and her band aren’t talented (because they are), but it’s just not my cup of tea. Having said that, here’s a new single from the band, co-written by…wait for it…Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys (yes, he’s apparently been busy). And…I love it! It’s like whatever Auerbach touches turns to gold. No, but seriously, this track has a pulse, it’s got a life to it…makes me wanna dance. Check it out:

For all of you who ARE Grace Potter fans, the new album, The Lion the Beast the Beat, will be out June 12th.

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

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Dr. John – “Revolution”

I’m blown away by how freakin’ cool this sounds. Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys produced Dr. John’s new record…and that influence can be heard all over this track. Locked Down officially comes out on April 3rd. And this single sure does get me excited to hear the rest:

Dr. John’s Locked Down

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