Diplo and Mark Ronson drop ‘Only Can Get Better’, the title track from their collaborative project Silk City
The project, set for a July 20 release, marks the first official collaboration between the long-term friends and multi-platinum, Grammy-winning producers
Diplo and Mark Ronson have just announced what could very well be one of the most exciting collaborative efforts of 2018. The producer/DJ duo is embarking on a new collaborative project called Silk City. As a sneak peek into what to expect from the project, Diplo and Ronson premiered the title track from the album on Thursday (May 24).
The track features Daniel Merriweather and bears the unmistakable production value that Ronson brings to the studio, peppered with some slick beats courtesy of Major Lazer co-founder Diplo.
The new music follows the duo’s surprise appearances last week in Los Angeles and at Electric Daisy Carnival’s Wide Awake Art Car this weekend. Silk City will also make their festival debut next weekend at the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York—playing the Bacardi Stage at 8 pm EST on Saturday, June 2 — and will also headline UK’s Bestival in August.
As per a press release, Diplo and Ronson named Silk City after the Philadelphia institution where they first DJ'd together in the early 2000s. Longtime friends, the project is the two multi-platinum, Grammy-winning producers’ first official collaboration, so it's safe to assume that there will be more fresh tunes to follow in the near future.
On Wednesday, Diplo took to Twitter to talk about the upcoming project. "Silk City is an homage to some of the greatest dance music cities; Chicago, London, Paris, Detroit," Diplo said. "Mark Ronson and I met as DJs 20 years ago, and our paths have taken us everywhere since. It is great to get back together and make music."