New Music: Mark Ronson f/ Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’

Hot damn. Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson are back at it with their funky and feel-good collaboration “Uptown Funk.” The duo that brought us “Locked Out of Heaven” and “Gorilla” makes magic once more on the ’70s-inspired jam, which combines the best of The Time, James Brown, and the Jackson 5, with a hook inspired by Trinidad Jame$.

“If we show up, we gon’ show out, smoother than a fresh jar of Skippy,” sings Bruno over the wailing horns.

The song, which is now available on iTunes, is the first single off Ronson’s forthcoming album Uptown Special, due January 27. The two will perform their new collaboration on “Saturday Night Live” on November 22.

Get down to their funky sounds.