I'm admitting it: I have a great big dude crush on Mark Ronson. The British musician/producer has put together some of the best pop music the world's heard in a while, and I can't DJ a party without spinning his recut of Britney Spears' Toxic (with Tiggers, ODB, and the Daptones horn section). Ronson's upcoming release, Record Collection, includes a track called Bike Song, and the video is a beautiful thing. Ronson, Spank Rock, and Kyle Falconer bring the city's bikes to life to thwart a thief and woo chicks. "I can't understand it, but I can't really stand 'em, girls love car, cars cause harm to the planet," raps Spank. The whole thing feels like a beautiful dream through the lens of a '70s Schwinn magazine ad.
This past spring, Ronson was one a group of celebs to contribute craftywork to be auctioned off by Crafts for a Cause to raise money for earthquake victims in Haiti, and has also been known to rally behind PETA campaigns.
Record Collection, from Mark Ronson and the Business Intl. is available stateside at the end of Sept., pre-order available now on iTunes.