A collaboration between super-producers Diplo and Mark Ronson, Silk City is the duo's homage to the disco, house, and electronic dance styles that emerged in cities like Detroit, Chicago, London, and Paris in the '70s and '80s. Named after the diner/club where Diplo played some of his first DJ sets, Silk City was born out of the duo's over 15-year friendship, and came together in 2017.
Both hugely successful producers in their own right, Diplo (aka Thomas Wesley Pentz) and Ronson purportedly first met in Philadelphia around 2002, when they were both working as DJs. Although their styles are somewhat different, there was enough crossover with their inspirations (a love of classic disco and house music) that they struck up a lasting bond. They kept in touch over the years, finally coming together in 2017 to work on a few tracks. Naming their collaboration Silk City after the legendary Philly diner where Diplo got his start, they released the single "Only Can Get Better" featuring Daniel Merriweather in 2018. ~ Matt Collar