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Mark Ronson unveils Bruno Mars collaboration

Mark Ronson has debuted his new Bruno Mars collaboration.

The Brit teamed up with the US star for the tune 'Uptown Funk'.

The track will be released in the UK on January 11 and it will feature on Ronson's upcoming album 'Uptown Special'.

Speaking in a statement about the new material, the producer and musician said:

"No matter how my taste in music and DJ-ing 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 '90s/early 2000s.

"Biggie, Chaka Khan, Amerie, Boz Scaggs, Missy, Earth Wind & Fire, NORE... 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."

The album 'Uptown Special' meanwhile will be released in the UK on January 26.

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Listen to 'Uptown Funk' below: