STEVE SILK HURLEY
Chicago-based producer / remixer / songwriter /DJ Steve “Silk” Hurley’s 4 GRAMMY® Nominations are just another testament to his longevity as a producer, and yet another confirmation that “Silk” is here to stay.MORE...
In addition to being one of House Music’s Pioneers with “Music Is The Key” and “Jack Your Body,” (#1 on the U.K. National Chart for 2 weeks), Silk” has written, remixed and / or produced chart-topping gold and platinum songs for: Michael Jackson, Prince, Crystal Waters, Yolanda Adams, CeCe Peniston, Boyz II Men, Janet Jackson, DJ Skip, Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, Madonna, Inner City, Jennifer Lopez, Brandy, R. Kelly, Ann Nesby, Rahsaan Patterson, Donell Jones and Ten City.. Additionally Chantay Savage’s “I Will Survive” (Gold, #2 Billboard R&B Chart) was one of the biggest records of the mid 90’s.
In 1994, Silk pioneered a new format of mixing for Syndicated radio where the blending of two or more songs from distinctly different genres and eras of music generates a harmonious blend. Silk’s “OLD SKOOL / NEW SKOOL REMIX”, which has been heard on the Nationally Syndicated “Tom Joyner Morning Show”, on 128 stations in the U.S., to 8 million listeners, is now referred to as a “Mashup.”
On June 1, 2016 Silk launched his highly anticipated Internet Radio Station, MashUpFM. (www.MashUpFM.com) , which airs Mashups in the day and HOUSE MUSIC ALL NIGHT LONG, presented by S&S Chicago / S&S Records, Inc.
S&S Records, Inc. / S&S Chicago, Inc. (www.snschicago.com) was established by Hurley and global DJ/Producer Shannon “DJ Skip” Syas. S&S boasts a catalog of over 500 releases and has been responsible for major house music events in Chicago that have averaged an consistent attendance of over the years.
Hurley has appeared on ESPN’s “30 for 30”, TV-One’s UnSung!, The Oprah Show, and in countless documentaries. He’s volunteered as a speaker at dozens of Schools and Industry Panels, and served as President of the Chicago Chapter of NARAS (The GRAMMY® Organization).
Steve “Silk” Hurley has managed to parlay his love of music into a career as a producer, remixer, and DJ, and in the process, has garnered more than a few impressive accolades. But his most prestigious honor has been his 4 GRAMMY® Nominations for his Remixing prowess. Hurley notes, “To be honored by my peers with four GRAMMY® Nominations is the pinnacle of the dream.”
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