If I had to use one word, “wow” would cover my response to this gig. If I had to use more words I’d say this…
The show initially began much like an entertaining episode of Glee, a little too much emphasis on the performance of it all. Thankfully it quickly built up into something much more akin to a block party in your best mates garage.
What’s that you say? What were the highlights? Well straight off the bat The Bicycle song caused the entire venue to verge slightly towards that side of hysterical and was, according to Mark Ronson, “the best f&8$% reaction to that song we’ve ever had.” But the highlight for me had to be Mark Ronson’s rework of Miike Snows ‘Animal sung by Miike Snow Lead singer Andrew Wyatt. Other guest appearance included the likes of Alex Greenwald of Phantom Planet fame and Naeem Juwan from Spank Rock, who seemed slightly un-Spank Rock initially but soon warmed up and got things jumping during a great mid show dj set by Mark Ronson. In fact its probably the dj set after the first quarter of the show that really kicked things into the “hell yeah” stratosphere.
So bottom line is. If you get a chance to see the man live, do it. You will not regret it.
Anyway just to keep things rolling along. Here are two stand out tracks everyone should stick on their playlist.
Toxic – ft – Ol Dirty Bastard & Tiggers
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