Turntable Tuesdays: Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley


What’s there to say about Steve “Silk” Hurley?

In 1986, he wrote and produced “Jack Yo Body,” one of the landmark records in the history of house music.

The legendary house music and remix pioneer, artist, producer, songwriter, and DJ has produced and/or written over 200 records, with at least 50 of them reaching the Billboard® Dance Charts, and dozens reaching the R&B and Pop Charts. Silk lays claim to countless platinum and gold records with his productions having sold so far in the millions that it is now difficult to count them.

He is a 4-Time GRAMMY®-nominated producer, and a progenitor of Chicago house music becoming one of the first to branch out from that genre and encompass pop and hip-hop within the house framework. He has since worked with a who’s who of artists including Prince, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, CeCe Peniston, R. Kelly, and Mary J. Blige.

In addition to a hectic international touring schedule, since 1994 Hurley can be heard on the nationally-syndicated “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” which has over eight million listeners. Also known as “The Mashup King,” Silk continues to consistently keep the music pumping with his mixshow segment called “The Old Skool New Skool Remix,” which is featured five times weekly.

Hit the flip to see five of Silk’s random faves.

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