DJ Samantha Ronson At Sundance
MTV News talks to Mark Ronson's sister about Leona, Lily and her brother's chance of Brits glory......
REPORTING BY JAMES BARNES
Have you heard of Samantha Ronson? Probably. Well anyway if you haven't then where better to learn than here with MTV News right? The 30-year-old is probably best known for being the younger sister of producer extraordinaire Mark Ronson, but scratch the surface and you'll find that she has a lot more to offer than good genes.
She used to be signed to Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella record label, had several tracks on the hit movie Mean Girls (and is bezzie mates with Lyndsay Lohan) and is the co-owner of a nightclub in New York with Sex and The City actor Chris 'Big' North.
However it's as a DJ that Ms Ronson is currently enjoying a jet set lifestyle. And that's lucky for us as it meant we had the chance to meet up at the MySpace Celebrity Caf in Park City where MTV News are based for the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.
"I got into DJ'ing by total accident Sam explained. The DJ at the club I always used to go to in LA didn't show up one night so I got my CD's from the car and played them all night. The next night I went back with my records, and since then I've literally worked for nine years straight! So what makes her one of the most in demand DJ's in the world right now? "Im a pretty good judge of a room, and I like to play random pop songs like I'm obsessed with Leona Lewis' Bleeding Love right now." Wow, we didn't see that one coming.
Staying with British female singers, we asked Samantha what she thought of her brother's seemingly midas touch when it comes to producing for UK ladies: "He's such a hard working guy and has loved music for as long as I can remember, I'm so proud of him and I hope he wins best male at this year's Brits!"
With the characteristic Ronson drawl, Mark's #1 fan then told us that it's not his work with Lily or Amy that she's listening to right now: "When I was in London he played me some of the stuff he'd done with Adele and I'm still obsessed with it now. So much so that I'm trying to get satellite radio in my car in LA so that I can pick up English radio!"
Keep it here or all the latest news from Sundance and check the Sundance blog on our MySpace page to see if Sam's DJ'ing skills live up to the hype.