New single by Silk City called “Electricity” featuring Dua Lipa OUT NOW!
Silk City the new project formed by Diplo and Mark Ronson have released a new single called “Electricity” featuring British pop star Dua Lipa. Last year Dua Lipa became the highest streamed singer in the UK after her massive collaborations with the likes of Calvin Harris and Miguel. The video of the new song was released on Youtube on 10th September 2018. This is the fourth song coming from this highly anticipated collaborative project. “Electricity” follows the previous singles “Only Can Get Better” with vocalist Daniel Merriweather, “Feel About You” featuring Mapei, and “Loud” featuring Goldlink and Desiigner. Filmed at ODR Studios, the track comes accompanied with a Bradley&Pablo-directed video. Set during a sweaty New York City black out, Dua hosts a summer loft party and some guests seem to be stuck in the elevator. The choreography for the video was done by Theresa “Toogie” Barcelo.
Inspired by piano-laden Chicago house classics, and employing a stunning gospel vocal, the song came to fruition with lyric and melody contributions from Romy Madley-Croft of The xx, Dua Lipa and Diana Gordon, most renowned for working on Beyonce’s Lemonade. 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. The duo first teased about this collaborative project back in August 2017 when Diplo spoke about working on a new Disco album. Silk City performed together for the first time at Governors Ball 2018.
Early critical praise for Silk City…
“[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
“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
Check out the video here: