Mark Ronson – “Circuit Breaker” Video (Stereogum Premiere)
So far the purveyor of authentic shit Mark Ronson’s been tight-lipped about what’s in store for the follow-up to his Stax-horned covers album Verison, though we do know it’s both fairly script-flipping for the prolific producer (no brass, no covers) while still lined with his infinite rolodex (Santigold and Scissor Sisters contribute, along with MNDR, Q-Tip, Rose Eleanor Dougall, Spank Rock, and Miike Snow ). This video teases some more bits — 8 of them, if we’re speaking literally — for the forthcoming LP with the audiophilic title Record Collection: Jordan Galland and Gary Breslin go Legend Of Zelda (circa NES) for album-track “Circuit Breaker,” with scratches and mixes from San Fran turntablist and jazz-fusion standby (see his work with Charlie Hunter and John Scofield) Teeko. It’s the missing Link between ’80s gaming soundtrack theater and modern DJ/synth tones, with the requisite Ronson backbeat fatness. As for the video: The showdown with the Level 3 Big Boss is, of course, a DJ battle. And as for the Nintendo video styles, Xiu Xiu approves.
Record Collection’s due out this September.