Mark Ronson and Diplo to debut joint project at Governors Ball

Mark Ronson and Diplo are set to debut their joint music project at the 2018 Governors Ball festival.
In August (17), Diplo revealed that he was working with the Uptown Funk hitmaker on a collaborative disco album, and on Wednesday (03Jan18), the line-up for the music festival was announced, unveiling the name of their project – Silk City. It is thought the venture is named after the Philadelphia venue and diner where Diplo began his career as a DJ.
The duo will reportedly premiere their project at the festival, which takes place between 1 and 3 June on Randall’s Island in New York. Other performers include Eminem, Jack White, Travis Scott, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the newly-reunited N.E.R.D.
During an interview with GQ Style in August, Diplo, real name Thomas Pentz, talked about the British music producer and revealed their collaboration.
“I’ve known Mark almost since I was in high school,” he said. “I met him when I first went to Philly. I taught at a school, and he was classmates with my boss. I went to go see him play (basketball player) Allen Iverson’s birthday party at the Palmer, which is an all-black club. I just thought, ‘This guy is cool’.
“Actually, me and Mark are doing a collab album. You know the album I did with Skrillex, Jack U? Me and Mark are trying to do something with disco music.”
Besides Jack U, Diplo is also a member of dance music trio Major Lazer alongside Jillionaire and Walshy Fire.