WHEN Mark Ronson was hired to make an Olympics- themed song, he took the directive seriously.
The athletes he chose don’t play any instruments, but can be heard throughout the result, Anywhere In The World.
Russian runner Kseniya Olegovna Vdovina provides the song’s beat.
Armed with advice from someone who’d recorded the Olympics for television in the US for 20 years, Ronson ( pictured) took a box of microphones around the world.
For Vdovina, it meant hitting the gym.
‘‘ I put her on a treadmill until her heart rate went up to 120 beats per minute,’’ Ronson says.
‘‘ I put a microphone in a stethoscope and recorded her heart, which is the back beat of the entire song.’’
The track also features the sound of British table tennis player Darius Knight hitting balls and Mexican taekwondo athlete Maria del Rosario Espinoza throwing punches.
‘‘ The most interesting sounds come from the noises of the athletes and their natural rhythms,’’ Ronson says.