The funk just won’t stop coming!
After his show-stopping performance on Saturday Night Live over the weekend (during Bruno Mars worked it out to their hot collabo, “Uptown Funk”), music maestro Mark Ronson returns today with the official lyric video for his Mystikal collaboration, “Feel Right.”
The black and white, speaker and record-filled clip provides some fun illustrations and nice text to look at while the funky, James Brown-like tune comes jamming through the airwaves. (Hey, you know, it’s a lyric video.) According to an interview with Billboard, the collaboration came about during “a chance encounter” at the recording studio. What do you think of “Feel Right”? Watch the lyric video after the jump, and sound off in the comments below. More »
“Locked Out of Heaven” collaborators Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars have teamed up once more for “Uptown Funk,” the lead single off Ronson’s upcoming album Uptown Special (due out on January 27), and they turned out their first television performance of the song on Saturday Night Live this weekend. Although this will be the fourth LP for Grammy-winning producer Ronson, it’s turning out to be his most high profile project as a lead artist, with “Uptown Funk” currently in the Top 10 on iTunes.
The pair later debuted new track “Feel Right” with special guest Mystikal on SNL. Watch Mark and Bruno’s SNL performance of their new single above, then catch “Feel Right” below to see what all the fuss is about. More »
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars may be excited for their upcoming performance on Saturday Night Live, but the duo seem a little unprepared — well, at least in the new promo clip starring Cameron Diaz! The actress tries to show the two musicians the ropes when it comes to comedic timing, but her lesson ultimately fails and she ends up storming off the stage. Maybe they should just stick to music?
Ronson and Mars will perform their awesome single, “Uptown Funk” on the show’s stage. The song comes from the DJ/producer’s forthcoming album, Uptown Special (to be released on January 27). Look out for the duo’s performance when the episode of Saturday Night Live airs on November 22 at 11:30 p.m. EST! More »
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars amp up your Monday morning with their fun-filled video for “Uptown Funk.” It has a smooth ’80s throwback vibe, as the “Gorilla” crooner and the UK musician don Miami Vice-inspired suits and charm the camera lens with their confident attitudes. Along with the Hooligans, they take over the city streets with dancing, perform at an underground club and even get their hair permed!
“Uptown Funk” is the first single off Mark Ronson’s upcoming fourth studio LP, Uptown Special. The musician collaborated with Tame Impala‘s Kevin Parker, Hudson Mohawke, Jeff Bhasker and Emile Haynie for the record, which is set for a January 27 release. Look out for the duo on Saturday Night Live (airing on November 22) as they perform the tune live for the first time. More »
Fresh after premiering his “Uptown Funk” collaboration with Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson has announced his upcoming fourth studio album! Titled Uptown Special, the LP is the follow-up to 2010′s Record Collection and will be inspired by Ronson’s early days as a DJ. He teamed up with Grammy-winning producer Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Lana Del Rey, Beyonce) to create the album in NYC, London, Memphis & Los Angeles studios.
Pultizer Prize winner Michael Chabon, Tame Impala‘s Kevin Parker, Hudson Mohawke and Emile Haynie all play roles in the project as well. Look out for Uptown Special when it releases on January 27, and catch Ronson perform with Mars on Saturday Night Live on November 22. More »
We tipped you off a couple weeks back that “Locked Out of Heaven” collaborators Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars were teaming up once more for the lead single off Ronson’s upcoming fourth album. Now “Uptown Funk” has finally arrived, ahead of the guys’ November 22 Saturday Night Live performance, and it’s bound to fill any void in the hearts of Stax- and James Brown-loving music fans. This is no half-hearted stab at a retro ’70s groove; “Uptown Funk” is a straight-up ass-kicker.
Mark and Bruno get bonus points for their wiseguy “Michelle Pfeiffer, that white gold” and “gotta kiss myself, so pretty” lines. Listen below. More »
It looks like the collaborative magic between Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson didn’t end with Mars’ Unorthodox Jukebox cuts like “Locked Out of Heaven” and “Gorilla.” This morning UK producer Ronson tweeted out a tease for “Uptown Funk,” the lead single from his upcoming fourth album, and noted that the song features Mars.
A release date of November 10 appears on a poster image Mark included in the tweet, which you can catch below. More »
Any discussion of music video animation must begin — and rightly so — by invoking “Money For Nothing”
by Dire Straits
. but do you really want to boink any of them? (Quiet, Mom.)
Today, class, we’re focusing on music videos where lead singers are animated…and sexy as hell! (Deemed ineligible, but fabulous, are stop-motion animation and bands where the members are already animated.) Here, for your prurient perusal, is the definitive list of the sexiest cartoon versions of lead singers, from nottest to hottest. More »
The online discussion during last night’s (October 16) second presidential debate between Barack Obama
and Mitt Romney
peaked at an astonishing 110,000 tweets per minute, with political commentators and everyday citizens alike offering opinions on the conversation. And yet, of equal import were the tweets from America’s recording artists, like Lady Gaga
and Adam Lambert
, who entered the fray to offer insight, humor and — in Aubrey O’Day
‘s case — some rather cogent points
on the myth of capital gains for the lower class, how “we live in a world of difference, [s]hrouded in perspective,” and why Romney is a “flop.” (Seriously, if O’Day’s solo career doesn’t pan out, she could probably make a killing as a pundit on MSNBC, or maybe a haiku writer.)
See our five favorite tweets from last night’s debate after the jump: More »
Soulful award winner Amy Winehouse died just under a year ago
, on July 23, 2011. Sadly, she followed artists such as Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain by becoming yet another member of the tragic “27 Club”
. Meanwhile, the UK singer’s legacy since passing away has been marked by music
, accolades and controversy. But the main fact remains that we all remain interested in Amy, perhaps even more so now than ever.
Above, we compiled a timeline of events revolving around Winehouse that have occurred since the Back To Black diva’s untimely death. Flip through to see just why this talented but tortured soul keeps on capturing our imagination.