Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Special” is a Bass-Heavy Affair

Mark Ronson: Uptown SpecialProducer Mark Ronson knows his bass.

Just listen to the name check on these lines from “Heavy and Rolling” a track of his chart-scaling fourth studio album, Uptown Special: “Smooth as glass/Smooth as Marcus Miller.”

While Miller doesn’t appear on the album, bassists are everywhere on the album. Jamareo Artis keeps the groove going on the hit “Uptown Funk,” featuring Bruno Mars. Superstar session man Willie Weeks also plays on the album, as does Brody Brown, Nick Movshon, Kevin Parker (Tame Impala), and Ronson himself.

Check out one of the songs you may not have heard yet from the record, “Daffodils,” featuring Parker:

And… if you just have to have it, enjoy a little “Uptown Funk”:

Uptown Special is available on CD, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Uptown Special Track List:

  1. Uptown’s First Finale, feat. Stevie Wonder and Andrew Wyatt
  2. Summer Breaking, feat. Kevin Parker
  3. Feel Right [Explicit], feat. Mystikal
  4. Uptown Funk, feat. Bruno Mars
  5. I Can’t Lose, feat. Keyone Starr
  6. Daffodils, feat. Kevin Parker
  7. Crack in the Pearl, feat. Andrew Wyatt
  8. In Case of Fire, feat. Jeff Bhasker
  9. Leaving Los Feliz, feat. Kevin Parker
  10. Heavy and Rolling, feat. Andrew Wyatt
  11. Crack in the Pearl, Pt. II, feat. Stevie Wonder & Jeff Bhasker

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  1. Jamareo Artis. Incredible bass player.

  2. That was pretty sweet funk bass on Uptown Funk, nice having something worth listening to on the radio for once.

  3. Bryan

    The bass all through Version is absolutely outstanding as well. Ronson knows how to do it!