Mark Ronson

Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’: Where Boomer Rock and Poptimism Flow Together Perfectly

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Depending on who you ask, Kevin Parker is the world’s greatest infinity scarf model, a chill hookboy for Mark Ronson’s swampiest funk-you-up whims, or an obsessive creator anointed The Future Of Psychdelia by the music press as of this week. It’s hard to believe one human being can be all three, but with the release of Tame Impala’s Currents, the 29-year-old Australian musician, who’s almost solely behind the deceptively popular band’s music, makes the merger of Boomer rock and electronic pop look as effortless as his accessory of choice.
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10 Funky New Jams You Need On Repeat This Summer

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Despite the perceived democratic nature of the annual Song of the Summer battle, there really can only be a handful of contenders. We’ll hear Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen,” OMI’s “Cheerleader,” and Justin Bieber’s emo redemption track (via Skrillex and Diplo’s “Where Are Ü Now”) all summer long, but personally, I’m more interested in relaxed-fit grooves. To me, funk is ideal summertime music because it’s wildly jubilant in nature but also laid back. Even among the pop, rap, and EDM bangers that stream out of car windows this time of year, I find myself gravitating to those where a sense of soulfulness creeps through. With that in mind, here are ten songs I’ll be keeping on repeat all summer …Read More

Staff Picks: Flavorwire’s Favorite Cultural Things This Week

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Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments.
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Staff Picks: Flavorwire’s Favorite Cultural Things This Week

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Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments.
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The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Cameron Diaz

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Trailers for the Annie remake featuring a tarted-up Cameron Diaz as the mean Miss Hannigan are cringeworthy (highlighting some of the problems actresses over 40 face), but Diaz has proven to be a gifted comedian so perhaps she stands a chance. It was disappointing to see that SNL followed suit by shoving her into a few tight skirts and some lingerie for tonight’s episode, but Diaz’s energy and professionalism steal the spotlight. This is her first time on the Studio 8H stage since 2005 (she’s hosted three times before), but Diaz doesn’t miss a beat. Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars bring the funk in a flashy set. See how it all went down, below.
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