Review: Mark Ronson, Uptown Special

January 21, 2015 5:12 PM

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Once Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars released "Uptown Funk" in November, we knew that its forthcoming album Uptown Special was going to be just that -- something special.

It's no secret that Mark Ronson is a proponent of sampling, as his 2014 TED Talk demonstrated. In Uptown Special, Ronson sampled, or repurposed, existing influencers' works to craft these masterpieces. Just on "Uptown Funk," Trinidad James' "All Gold Everything" was given sampling credit, though ele...

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