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Steven W. Hurley
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Steve W. "Silk" Hurley (born November 9, 1962) is an American club DJ, pioneering house-music producer, songwriter, and four time Grammy Award-nominee. Two times as Remixer of the Year, Non-Classical (in 1999 and 2000),[1][2] respectively twice for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical (in 2002 and 2003).[3][4]

From 1985 to 1988, he scored four Top 10 singles on the US Dance chart, including the number one hit "I Can't Turn Around", all released in collaboration with Keith Nunnally as J.M. Silk. With "Jack Your Body" (number No. 25 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play),[5] he topped the UK Singles Chart in January 1987 as a solo artist,[6] while one of his later compositions, "Work it Out" from 1989, brought him his fifth Top 10 record on US Dance (at number No. 3). To date, Hurley's last charting single "The Word Is Love (Say The Word)", also known as "Silk's Anthem of Life" by The Voices of Life, peaked in 1997 at No. 26 in the UK.
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Steve "Silk" Hurley - Jack Your Body album art J.M. Silk Featuring Steve "Silk" Hurley Jack Your Body (Steve and 2 more… J.M. Silk Featuring Steve "Silk" Hurley - Jack Your Body RCA, RCA Europe 1987 Sell This Version
6507-1-RDAB Steve "Silk" Hurley - Funkytown album art Pseudo Echo Funkytown (Funky Club Mix) and 1 more… Pseudo Echo - Funkytown(12", Promo) RCA 6507-1-RDAB US 1987 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - Fine Time album art Neworder* Fine Time (Silk Mix) and 1 more… Neworder* - Fine Time (Single, Maxi) Factory, Factory Japan 1988 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - Baby Wants To Ride album art Jamie Principle Jamie Principle - Baby Wants To Ride (Single) FFRR UK 1987 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - Rebels album art Jamie Principle Rebels (House Of Trix Mix) Jamie Principle - Rebels (Single) D.J. World Records US 1988 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - The History Of The House Sound Of Chicago album art Various Baby Wants To Ride (Club Mix) Various - The History Of The House Sound Of Chicago (Comp) BCM Records Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - Love Fever album art Culture Clash Dance Party Love Fever (Instrumental Mix) and 2 more… Culture Clash Dance Party - Love Fever Jive UK 1988 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - True Love album art Steve Mathis Steve Mathis - True Love Sound Tech Records US 1988 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - Good Life album art Inner City Good Life (Steve and 2 more… Inner City - Good Life (Single) Virgin US 1988 Sell This Version
39138 Steve "Silk" Hurley - The History Of The House Sound Of Chicago (...From The Very Beginning...) - The Story Continues album art Various Baby Wants To Ride (Club Mix) Various - The History Of The House Sound Of Chicago (...From The Very Beginning...) - The Story Continues(3xLP, Comp, Ltd) BCM Records 39138 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version
DJW 105 Steve "Silk" Hurley - Bad Boy album art Jamie Principle Jamie Principle - Bad Boy(12") D.J. World Records DJW 105 US 1988 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - That's The Way Love Is album art Ten City That's The Way Love Is (Deep House Mix/Extended Version) Ten City - That's The Way Love Is (Single) Atlantic Australia 1989 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - Dress To Impress album art Lieutenant Stitchie Dress To Impress (Hurley's House Of Trix Mix) and 1 more… Lieutenant Stitchie - Dress To Impress (Maxi) Atlantic US 1989 Sell This Version
241 685-2 Steve "Silk" Hurley - Soulbeat 6 album art Various Where Do We Go? (UK Remix) Various - Soulbeat 6(CD, Comp) WEA 241 685-2 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
241 577-2 Steve "Silk" Hurley - Soulbeat 5 album art Various That's The Way Love Is (Acieed Mix / Ext. Vers.) Various - Soulbeat 5(CD, Comp) WEA 241 577-2 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - We Could Be Together album art Debbie Gibson Debbie Gibson - We Could Be Together (Single) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic UK 1989 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - Where Do We Go? album art Ten City Where Do We Go? (House Of Trix Piano Remix) Ten City - Where Do We Go? (Single, Maxi) Atlantic US 1989 Sell This Version
CDP 7 93382 2 Steve "Silk" Hurley - Brilliant! album art Kym Mazelle Don't Scandalize My Name and 1 more… Kym Mazelle - Brilliant!(CD, Album) Capitol Records CDP 7 93382 2 US 1989 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - Uh-Uh Ooh-Ooh Look Out (Here It Comes) album art Roberta Flack Uh-Uh Ooh-Ooh Look Out (Here It Comes) (Steve Hurley's House Mix) Roberta Flack - Uh-Uh Ooh-Ooh Look Out (Here It Comes) (Maxi, Single) Atlantic UK 1988 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - Love House album art Various Baby Wants To Ride Various - Love House (Comp) K-Tel UK 1989 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - 3 Steps In The House Of Tricks album art Mark Rogers Step 3 - Us (as Steve 'Silk' Hurley) and 2 more… Mark Rogers - 3 Steps In The House Of Tricks Freetown Inc UK 1989 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - FFRR - Silver On Black album art Various Baby Wants To Ride (X-Rated) Various - FFRR - Silver On Black (Comp) FFRR New Zealand 1989 Sell This Version
Bite 708 Steve "Silk" Hurley - Night Moves album art Rickster Rickster - Night Moves(7", Single) BITE Records Bite 708 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - Paradise Remixed album art Inner City Good Life (Steve Silk Hurley Remix) Inner City - Paradise Remixed (Comp) 10 Records UK 1989 Sell This Version
49 73119 Steve "Silk" Hurley - I Just Want To Get Your Lovin' album art Melissa Rowan Melissa Rowan - I Just Want To Get Your Lovin'(12") Epic 49 73119 US 1989 Sell This Version

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seandcave

seandcave

July 8, 2014
Can someone point me out to how to get the Remix of The Corner (Common Feat the Last Poets) with Earth, Wind, and Fire.
marcolivier

marcolivier

March 1, 2010
Steve "Silk" Hurley is "THE REMIXER" of the 20Th century !!!
bdk

bdk

February 17, 2010
Steve's music defined almost 20 years of music in my life. If house music were a mission in life, this man has been touched by God.

In 2006 he released a compilation of house/gospel music with greats such as Ce Ce Peniston, Greg Gibbs and 2 Live Crew, but it's only available on iTunes. For the life of me I can't understand why it was never released on CD. I wrote to him and told him what incredible tracks are on this compilation and asked when it would be released on CD and I received in the mail, 4 CD's of the compilation with handwritten labels from the man himself.

While I framed the CD's and will never sell them, I'm still disappointed that I can't share my excitement of this album with the rest of the world who loves this man and his music. The iTunes version doesn't do it justice.
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social

November 10, 2003
edited over 8 years ago
Hurley was a top 1st-generation producer, and the first to successfully integrate the chicago sound into a form which was palatable to popular tastes.

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