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Diplo & Will Smith Link Up On New Official Song For The World Cup

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Diplo has been all over the place these past few weeks. Not only has he branched out with his two new collaborative projects, LSD (with Labrinth and Sia) and Silk City (with Mark Ronson), but he also just produced the official FIFA World Cup song “Live It Up” with Nicky Jam, Era Istrefi, and the one and only Will Smith.

“Live It Up” might not be the kind of music that we usually dive into, but once we found out there was a collaboration that involved both Diplo and Will Smith, we knew we had to give it a listen. The track itself is what you would expect an official World Cup so to sound like: a fun, uptempo number featuring elements of lively genres like reggaeton and ska.

If you’re as curious as we were when we first of this collaboration, go ahead and give “Live It Up” a listen below.

Nicky Jam (feat. Era Istrefi & Will Smith) - Live It Up

Diplo & Mark Ronson Deliver Incredible “Essential Mix” For Their New Project Silk City

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Just yesterday, Diplo and Mark Ronson surprised us with the debut single of their brand new collaborative project, Silk City. Diplo had previously stated that this project will be focusing on a disco sound, and after listening to “Only Can Get Better,” we think that they nailed it.

Today, the two Grammy award winning producers have delivered an hour long “Essential Mix” that was posted to Diplo’s SoundCloud. It seems like this new mix aims to lay the groundwork for their new disco vibe. Not only do we have a handful of different edits by Silk City (which are being called “Silk City Specials”), but a bunch of uplifting, jackin’ tunes by artists like Cajmere, Missy Elliot, Masters At Work, and Tchami.

This is the first time we’ve heard Diplo seriously dive into the genre of house, and with the unyielding talents of Mark Ronson, who knows where they’ll go. Either way, we can’t wait to hear more from the new duo. Enjoy!

Silk City - Essential Mix

TRACKLIST:

Only Can Get Better - Silk City
Brighter Days - Cajmere ft Dajae
Brighter Days (Flosstradamus Festy Re-Edit) - Cajmere ft Dajae
Lick Shots - Missy Elliot
Professional Widow (Armand's Star Trunk Funkin' Mix) - Tori Amos
Moog Beat - Mele
Milkshake - Kelis
Love’s Plan - Route 94 & Drake (Silk City Special)
Missing You - Boston Bun
Lady - Modjo
Strings Is How We Do It (Silk City Special)- Derrick May & Montell Jordan 
Rising - Sante Sansone
Go Deep (Tchami Remix) - Janet Jackson
Bodak To The World (Silk City Special) - Cardi B & LTD 
I Found A Boujee Hustle (Silk City Special) - Wuki & Axwell & Migos
Work It Out - Karizma
Shook Ones (Lenny Kiser Remix) - Mobb Deep
Shook Ones Pt II - Mobb Deep
Electric Relaxation - Tribe Called Quest
Heavenly Break - Eli Escobar
Get Up (Remix) - Masters At Work
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Mystery Of Love - Mr Fingers
Deep Inside - Hardrive
Found A Child - Ballin’ Jack
Could Heaven Ever Be Like This (Paul Nice Edit) - Idris Muhammad
No One Can Change Me (Nick Holder Remix) - Daniel Steinberg
93 Til Infinity - Souls Of Mischief
I Can't Get No Sleep (Featuring India) - Masters At Work

Diplo & Mark Ronson Unveil Highly Anticipated “Silk City” Project With New Single “Only Can Get Better”

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When we first heard that Diplo and Mark Ronson were coming together to start a side project called Silk City, we had no idea what to think. What kind of sound would come from two of the biggest producers in music? Today we found out via their brand new track “Only Can Get Better,” and it’s sounding awesome.

Diplo and Mark Ronson might be on different sides of the music spectrum, but the two have seemed to find a common ground. “We’re trying to do something with disco music,” Diplo had mentioned in an article with GQ. Thinking about Diplo making disco music made us chuckle a bit, but we’re not laughing anymore. The two super-producers executed their idea flawlessly, and we aren’t ashamed to say that we’re seriously digging their new sound.

Based on solely this first single, we can say that we are officially stoked to hear what the rest of their album is going to sound like. If you’re in the mood for some upbeat, housey, disco vibes, then we highly recommend giving “Only Can Get Better” a listen. Enjoy!

Silk City - Only Can Get Better

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