Diplo and Mark Ronson premiere the latest track from their collaborative project Silk City today—listen to “Loud” featuring GoldLink and Desiigner here, which was featured as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1 on Apple Music today. The song is out now on Columbia Records.
“Loud” follows the duo’s “Only Can Get Better” with Daniel Merriweather and “Feel About You” featuring Mapei, as well as a debut festival performance at Governors Ball. Ronson and Diplo will headline the U.K.’s Bestival tomorrow night, August 3.
Diplo, born Wes Pentz, and Ronson named Silk City for the Philadelphia institution where they first met in the early 2000s. Longtime friends, the project is the two multi-platinum, Grammy-winning producers’ first official collaboration.
Early critical praise for Silk City…
“‘Only Can Get Better,’ is lustrous reverb-heavy disco with echoes of garage music — a little Daft Punk, a little Armand Van Helden. Ecstatic but controlled.”—The New York Times
“[On ‘Feel About You’] the producers build a towering, multi-tiered groove under Mapei’s soulful croon, mingling disco strings with layered electronic beats and marimba-tinged synths.”—Rolling Stone
“Imagine if Michael Jordan and LeBron James got the chance to play on the same team in their primes. That’s essentially what we’re looking at with the union of Mark Ronson and Diplo and the launch of their new vintage club fare-inspired collaboration, Silk City.”—Dancing Astronaut
“It should come as no surprise to anyone that the first track from Diplo and Mark Ronson‘s new collaboration Silk City absolutely bangs. ‘Only Can Get Better’ is the kind of summery house hit that immediately transports you to a tropical beach party, giant cocktail in hand, or a clammy Ibiza club where strangers become best friends.”—NME
“Summery, infectious disco-house…”—Stereogum