Mark Ronson, British DJ, musician, producer, and songwriter, has finally released a follow up to 2010’s synth-heavy 80’s throwback Record Collection. His funky new single, featuring Honolulu native and R&B/soul maestro Bruno Mars, will make you rethink that Monday suicide pact you just made with your co-workers in the break room. Cuz Uptown Funk gon’ give it to ya! Cuz Uptown Funk gon’ give it to ya!
The track is full of lively horns, contagious energy, and Mars’ silky smooth vocals. It’s a party starter that kicks your ass and makes you want to boogie. The new album, Uptown Special, arrives January 27 and was written and produced with Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Drake) over 18 months in London, Memphis, L.A., and New York. With Ronson’s penchant for creating musically thematic albums, here’s to hoping we’re in for a funk-filled Friday night soundtrack, bursting with killer collaborations and up-tempos.
In sum, Mark Ronson is the shit. Let “Uptown Funk” invade you: