Governors Ball 2018: 20 Best Things We Saw

Highlights from New York's biggest summer bash, including Pusha T's surprise set and Yeah Yeah Yeahs' heartrending comeback

Load Previous
Best Collaboration: Silk City (Diplo and Mark Ronson)
20
Griffin Lotz for Rolling Stone13/20

Best Collaboration: Silk City (Diplo and Mark Ronson)

English hitmaker Mark Ronson and EDM party boy Diplo took their fans somewhere new on Saturday evening's set: Silk City. The duo premiered their new collaborative effort live, debuting a calculated project of funk, disco, house, and old school hip-hop – a club-hopper's dream come true. The two took turns spinning decks, curating a DJ session that graduated from flipped 2000s R&B numbers to contemporary hits, such as a dance-friendly version of Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" led by a groovy guitar line. With its funk foundation, few drops overtook the set besides an amplified "Do the Hustle" – but never-heard-before cuts from the pair offered fresh sounds to move to. If Ronson and Diplo had it their way and Silk City really existed, it would probably be some swanky Seventies night club, perhaps located just outside Miami, or Manhattan, or somewhere in outer space. S.B.

Back to Top