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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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D.J. 50-1007-44 Steve "Silk" Hurley - House Sound Of Chicago - The CD Jack Attack! album art Various Jack Your Body (Monty Remix) Various - House Sound Of Chicago - The CD Jack Attack!(CD, Maxi) BCM Records D.J. 50-1007-44 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - Jack Trax - The Fourth Album album art Various It's Percussion (House Mix) (as Steve 'Silk' Hurley) Various - Jack Trax - The Fourth Album (Album, Comp) Jack Trax, Jack Trax UK 1988 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - The House Sound Of London - Vol. IV - "The Jackin' Zone" album art Various Rebels (as Steve 'Silk' Hurley) Various - The House Sound Of London - Vol. IV - "The Jackin' Zone" (Comp) FFRR, FFRR Greece 1988 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - I'm Gonna Make You Scream album art Jamie Principle Jamie Principle - I'm Gonna Make You Scream D.J. World Records US 1988 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - Rebels album art Jamie Principle Jamie Principle - Rebels D.J. World Records UK 1988 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - Jack Trax - The Fifth Album album art Various All In Vain (London Mix) (as Steve 'Silk' Hurley) Various - Jack Trax - The Fifth Album (Comp) Jack Trax, Jack Trax UK 1988 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - The History Of The House Sound Of Chicago album art Various Shadows Of Your Love (House Mix) (as Steve 'Silk' Hurley) and 2 more… Various - The History Of The House Sound Of Chicago (Comp) BCM Records Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - Special 4 Track EP album art Jamie Principle I'm Gonna Make You Scream Jamie Principle - Special 4 Track EP (EP, Maxi) ZYX Records Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - All In Vain album art J. M. Silk* J. M. Silk* - All In Vain Jack Trax UK 1988 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - Best Of House Music album art Various Jack Your Body Various - Best Of House Music (Comp) Profile Records, Profile Records US 1988 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - Brides Of Frankenstein album art OMD* OMD* - Brides Of Frankenstein (Single, Maxi) A&M Records US 1988 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - House Train album art Risse Risse - House Train Silk Entertainment UK 1987 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - The Hits Of House Are Here album art Various House Train Various - The Hits Of House Are Here (Comp) K-Tel UK & Ireland 1988 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - Fine Time album art Neworder* Neworder* - Fine Time (Single, Maxi) Factory UK 1988 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - It's Percussion album art Steve "Silk" Hurley Featuring M. Doc Steve "Silk" Hurley Featuring M. Doc - It's Percussion Jack Trax US 1988 Sell This Version
DJW 103 Steve "Silk" Hurley - Duh...Whadaya Mean / Do It Good album art The Fellas The Fellas - Duh...Whadaya Mean / Do It Good(12") D.J. World Records DJW 103 US 1988 Sell This Version
DJW 104 Steve "Silk" Hurley - Time To Go (Gotta Go Go House) album art M. Doc M. Doc - Time To Go (Gotta Go Go House)(12") D.J. World Records DJW 104 US 1988 Sell This Version
B.C. 70-2060-49 Steve "Silk" Hurley - The History Of The House Sound Of Chicago (...From The Very Beginning...) album art Various Shadows Of Your Love (House Mix) (as Steve 'Silk' Hurley) and 2 more… Various - The History Of The House Sound Of Chicago (...From The Very Beginning...)(12xLP, Comp + Box, Ltd) BCM Records B.C. 70-2060-49 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - Chain Of Fools album art Steve "Silk" Hurley featuring Risse Steve "Silk" Hurley featuring Risse - Chain Of Fools (Single) Atlantic US 1989 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - Work It Out album art Steve "Silk" Hurley Steve "Silk" Hurley - Work It Out Atlantic US 1989 Sell This Version
Steve "Silk" Hurley - Can't Stop The House album art Thompson & Lenoir Thompson & Lenoir - Can't Stop The House House Jam Records US 1989 Sell This Version
GD 9007 Steve "Silk" Hurley - Don't Bite The Dust album art Gucci D. Gucci D. - Don't Bite The Dust(12") GDI Music GD 9007 US 1989 Sell This Version
GLX 9096, CD 9096 Steve "Silk" Hurley - Deep Down In The House Vol. 2 album art Various I'm Gonna Make You Scream (Original Version) Various - Deep Down In The House Vol. 2(CD, Comp) Galaxis, ZYX Music GLX 9096, CD 9096 Germany 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 - Work It Out Compilation album art Steve "Silk" Hurley Steve "Silk" Hurley - Work It Out Compilation (Comp) Atlantic Europe 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.
social

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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