Words matter. These are the best Mark Ronson Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I think that the things that are interesting sometimes, when you’re striving for a sound, you just get it wrong ’cause of your own limitations. That’s when you get something kind of original.
I’d been DJ-ing in these clubs in N.Y. and I hated everything that was coming out. So I decided I would make it myself. People were making mash-ups or remixes, but I was extra bored, so I actually started remaking these records from scratch.
A ‘GQ’ award is kind of, like, insane. It’s a huge thing.
I think Katy B encapsulates young London in a way I never could. She reps London harder than anyone song-wise since Lily Allen.
I’m always nervous before starting a record because I can never sleep. I’m like, ‘I have no good ideas, everyone is gonna see through me.’
I vaguely remember in the ’90s when Calvin Klein started making unisex CK1. Don’t worry about whether it’s made for men or women. Listen, we all like to put mum’s clothes on sometimes. What’s important is that it feels right for you.
When I started ‘Record Collection,’ I had no idea that it would come out sounding the way that it did, and that’s one of the best things about the creative process, taking turns with the things you didn’t know.
DJing is an art that I have the utmost respect for, and I’ve been practising it since I was 17 years old. Doing Tom Cruise wedding-type things becomes the focal point of every interview, and you realize that you have to cut it out if you don’t want to be answering questions about that.
D’Angelo could sing the phonebook and it would sound good.
I don’t have a crazy rider clause saying I have to stay at fancy hotels. I don’t have a problem with staying at a Marriott. But I will admit that I’ve gotten just basic, regular service there.
My mother was incredibly strict, especially when we moved to New York. Compared with most of the American parents, who seemed so relaxed with their children, my mother was virtually a dictator.
I had a somewhat frenetic childhood because my mum and dad split up when I was five, and then my mum remarried.
Sometimes I have to shut off the omnipresent disco ball and flashing lights that are always in my head. It’s a part of maturing, I guess – just learning that it’s not just always about a quick, easy fix of getting people to dance.
Kids can make fun of you for having the wrong shoelaces: that’s just kids. But I don’t think I had any trouble making friends.
I think I have an inherent modest level of stress, but I’m only super-aware of it when it goes away, when I’m on holiday and I think, ‘Oh this feels pretty good.’
You draw the best things from your parents and family. You’re going to pick up some of the bad things as well – there’s a temper that runs through my dad’s side of the family that I’m not especially keen on picking up a giant block of.
I’d be saying, ‘No, I’m so not a DJ, I’m a producer.’ But no matter how much faith you may have in yourself, until you have a hit you can’t really run around telling everyone you’re a producer.
My mother was pretty strict. I hated it, but maybe it made me a bit more sensible.
I knew I wanted to be in music, but I didn’t know my role, so I did everything from interning at Rolling Stone to writing heavy metal fanzines to playing in a high-school band, and I think all those things probably helped in a way.
I used to be a serious sneaker addict, but I’ve moved on a little bit from those days.
I know it sounds really lame and hater-ish, but I think 2009 was maybe the worst year for music ever.
Being a die-hard Knicks fan, I remember hunting down these orange-and-blue Nikes that they only released in England. And I used to hunt for sneakers when I DJ’d in Japan. But then Nike flooded the market with a head-spinning array of color combinations and it just didn’t seem cool anymore.