November 21, 2014 | D&LMusic producer, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars have teamed up for an eclectic collaboration and a lively music video to match.
‘Uptown Funk’ will officially be released on January 11th and it will be the first single to represent Mark Ronson’s new album release, titled Uptown Special.
“No matter how my taste in music and DJing veers over the years, I always find myself coming back to that music I would play out in hip-hop clubs in NY in the late 90’s/ early 2000’s.
“Those songs would set alight the dance floor. The NY club scene was filled with girls, boys, dancers, drug dealers, rappers, models and skateboarders who came mostly for one reason; to dance.
“And regardless of genre or era, if the song was good – if it had dope drums, if it had soul to it – they danced. Before smartphones, bottle service and smoking bans, people came to the club, found their spot and stayed all night, absorbed in the music.
“With Uptown Special I set out to capture the feeling I remember from those New York nights.”
With a funky theme that runs throughout the song and video of ‘Uptown Funk’ alone, the track co-written and co-produced by Ronson and Mars is a success.
The Uptown Special album will be released on January 26th.
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