Diplo and Mark Ronson have just dropped a new song, “Loud,” under their newly minted joint project Silk City—and it features the likes of rap favorites GoldLink and Desiigner.
The groovy dance track pulls together the best parts from each producer to assemble a hypnotizing concoction of disco, house and hip hop. The song opens with GoldLink name dropping a couple of his famous friends on his verse: “Yeah, we gotta bring it back for Ye / We have to, besides what the pastor say / I have to say, since Steez passed away / Most these rappers don’t even deserve a track from me.”
According to an interview on Beats 1 radio, the song was initially produced with a hip hop beat. That all changed when Diplo decided to form Silk City with Ronson earlier this year. “We’re not looking for any, like, pop records or giant bangers—just feel-good records, and this feels like the right one,” Diplo stated.
Listen to the song below: