Mark Ronson
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Mark Ronson Discusses First Encounter With Daft Punk: Watch + Listen

During a recent interview with Zane Lowe on his Apple Music show, Mark Ronson recounted meeting Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo – aka one half of Daft Punk for the very first time.

While a still burgeoning musician in 2010, Ronson happened to see French producer Christo outside of a Parisian bar in Paris. Mark, who at that time was already considered a celebrity in his own right, considered the meeting a pinnacle of cool yet humbling experience.

During their French bar chat, the Daft Punk-ster complemented Ronson’s classic-yet-contemporary sound before the now super-successful producer had hit it big with his work alongside Bruno Mars and Amy Winehouse. Unbeknownst to Ronson, at the time, Guy and former Android counterpart Thomas Bangalter, were working within classic-yet-contemporary territory on what would become their critically acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning LP Random Access Memories.

Ronson recalls his conversation with de Homem-Christo,

“‘But you made something – ‘Back to Black’ that feels classic.’” And I was like, ‘Yeah, but I’m retro guy. You literally made the new classic by the thing.’ And he didn’t want to hear it. He really just… it’s funny that they were making ‘Random Access Memories’ at the time because in my head, that now makes sense because he was telling me like, ‘No, but you made some shit that really sounded classic.’ And I always thought that that was interesting because it was very humble of him.

Have a look and a listen to Ronson’s discussion with Zane Lowe via

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Author: Brad Lebeau

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