What's that Mark? You can hear Britney inside your head?
MARK RONSON: Toxic (2007) Single review (limited 10")
The theory behind this release is that Britney's Toxic is actually a pretty decent tune flawed only by a shit video, hideous over-production and the vacant twat herself. Undeterred, British DJ Producer export to New York, Mark Ronson, ventures a cover version in which the flows of dead rapper Old Dirty Bastard a.k.a. Dirt McGirt are laid over a downtempo breakbeat and cuts that give a nod to lazy New Orleans jazz. The result recalls the sound of the new Amy Winehouse LP (which Ronson also helped produce) and should be pleasant enough. However, I can virtually guarantee that you will find the original version playing along in your head every time you hear this. It all makes listening to the track a bit of a weird experience - like I imagine it would be if you were trying to have sex with someone you quite like while someone you loathe breathes down your neck.
Released 29 January 2007.
Listen to Mark Ronson - Toxic