Mark Ronson Covers Los Angeles Confidential, Talks ‘Uptown Funk’

December 29, 2015
Mark Ronson covers the winter issue of Los Angeles Confidential.

Mark Ronson impresses as usual, bringing a sartorial flair to the winter cover shoot of Los Angeles Confidential. Wearing sharp pieces from the likes of Dolce & Gabbana and Paul Smith, the hit music producer is photographed by Karl Simone with styling by Kashi Mai Somers.

Reflecting on the success of Uptown Funk, which features Bruno Mars, Ronson shares, “We were messing around in Bruno’s studio in Hollywood and Bruno’s like, ‘I got an idea! I got an idea!’ And he got behind the drums and starts making a straight beat. And Jeff [Bhasker] starts playing this bass line and we ended up writing the lyrics to the first verse that night.”

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The 40 year-old producer continues, “Every time we got together, we never had that spontaneity. We’d try to write another part and we’d lose the magic.” Bhasker confides, “It took pretty much nine months to get it to the form it ended up in. It was a lot of hair pulling and teeth pulling and second, third, fourth, and fifth guessing of each other. But the Rubik’s Cube got solved, which doesn’t always happen.” Read more on

Mark Ronson dons a three-piece suit from Dolce & Gabbana.
Mark Ronson photographed for Los Angeles Confidential in a Marc Jacobs suit.
Mark Ronson gives us print envy in a silk Gucci shirt.
Mark Ronson is a dapper vision in a velvet dinner jacket from Bally.
Mark Ronson wears a striped suit from Bottega Veneta.
Mark Ronson charms in a double-breasted blazer from Paul Smith.

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