Sure, we know Mark Ronson as a standout producer but with Uptown Special he’s stepping into Quincy Jones and Clive Davis territory when it comes to gathering a variety of artists to collaborate on one album. From Kevin Parker, Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder, even Mystikal turn up in what can best be described as a synthesized funky jazzy album, with a touch of this (R&B) and a little that (pop) thrown in there for good measure.
Let’s not forget to add that Uptown Special is a fun, enjoyable album that has excellent production. It’s got dance written all over it with tracks that contain plenty of really good grooves to make you want to skip a beat. With music styles from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s all clearly influencing this album, it also sounds fresh enough to get the kids into it but will be totally enjoyed by those over 40 just as much. Will it change the musical world in 2015 we don’t know. But it will go down as one of the year’s most notable albums.
Author: Rob Perez
Rob Perez is a freelance writer who has been with The Music Universe early on. As a Correspondent for The Music Universe, you will find him writing reviews and live tweeting awards shows.