Mark Ronson Predicts Bruno Mars' New Album Will "Change The Sound Of Music"

22 November 2012, 11:46 | Updated: 22 November 2012, 12:00

The 'Stop Me' producer has described his work with Bruno as the "most progressive" he has ever done.

Mark Ronson has hailed Bruno Mars as a "phenomenal talent" and says the singer's new album 'Unorthodox Jukebox" will "change the sound of music".

The 'Bike Song' producer worked with Bruno on his new single 'Locked Out Of Heaven', which recently topped the Vodafone Big Top 40, and says the 'Grenade' singer won him over after they met up in London to discuss a potential collaboration for the record.

"I was traveling in Zanzibar on my honeymoon when I got this call, 'Do you want to meet Bruno Mars?," Mark Ronson revealed to Rolling Stone this week. "I was only kind of familiar with his music, but we met up in London a month later and the first thing he said was, 'I want to sound exactly the opposite of what a Mark Ronson collaboration with Bruno Mars is supposed to sound like'.

"That won me over and then I found out what a phenomenal talent he is," the 'Stop Me' producer explained. "This is the most progressive music I've worked on yet.

"It's going to open up the arteries and change the sound of music," Mark added.

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'Just The Way You Are' singer Bruno was similarly complimentary of the prolific DJ and producer, and said he had wanted to "get into his head" ever since hearing the Amy Winehouse album 'Back To Black'.

"It's hard to create sounds with live instrumentation that bump in the club, and Mark Ronson did it here," Bruno added. "Since 'Back To Black' I've always wanted to get into his head and see how he does it."

Bruno Mars is set to release his new album 'Unorthodox Jukebox' on 11th December.