Music is the key...




Steve "Silk" Hurley, also known as JM Silk, is an American DJ who first stood out at the Saturday Night live Ain't No Jive Dance Party on WBMW radio in Chicago in the mid-1980s. Evening where he will impress with a non-conformist mixing style with the use of unusual techniques such as scratching, beat juggling, cutting, needle dropping and other back spinning…


He will start to be talked about on the song side under the pseudo J.M.Silk with the release of his first single "Music is the key" in 1985, single performed by singer Keith Nunnaly. Single which will know a nice success of esteem in the American Charts Dance and launch for good the career of DJ/Producer for the artist.


Success confirmed and amplified a year later in 1986 with the release of the single "I can't turn around", a single which brought the artist his first worldwide success. A single which will be the source of a conflict between him and Farley Keith, since the latter will also release the title under the pseudonym Farley "Jackmaster" Funk and attribute the authorship of it while the title is indeed Hurley (Keith would have stolen it from Hurley while they lived together…).


Hurley will have his revenge with the release in the wake of the title "Jack your body", title which will be even stronger than its predecessor and which will remain as the biggest success of the artist.


The year 1987 will see the release of his first album "Hold on to your dream", album which will produce another high caliber track with the single "Let the music take control".


Another album "Work it out compilation" will be released two years later in 1989, second and above all - last - album which will experience only a limited level of success ...


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Music is the key 1985

  • Shadows of your love 1986

  • I can’t turn around 1986

  • Jack your body 1986

  • Let the music take control 1987

  • She’s so far away 1987

  • Heart of passion 1987

  • Cry of the lonely 1987

  • All in vain 1988

  • Work it out 1989

  • Cold world 1989

  • Seasons of love 1991

  • Melody 1992

  • The world is love 1997



Clips :


1985 ... an ideal start to say the least with a first classified title. It must be said that everything is present to contribute : the style as the sound. What more !



1986 ... the real take-off takes place from this year 1986 with a significant increase in the production of titles. Quantity and quality, everything is there now !



1986 ... a version for the least original of the title of Isaac Hayes dating from 1975. Title especially which offers to Hurley his first planetary class hit, this time will be the good one ...



1986 ... but the consecration, the real one, here it is ! And yes, already. In just 2 years the artist will have achieved the consecration that others take decades to obtain. After, remains to be confirmed and especially to last ...



1987 ... for the moment, the level of success remains more or less stable despite a slight deceleration on the Old Continent. Nothing serious at this stage ...



1987 ... unfortunately, we suspected that after reaching the top of the mountain the artist would be forced to come back down at some point. It starts now ...



1987 ... he excels in Dance but what he offers us with this finesse track is far from being devoid of interest. Great work, there are no other words ...



1987 ... plethora of titles in this year 1987 but with very different destinies. The artist climbed very high very quickly, but suddenly the descent is also for the less fast, even too fast ...



1988 ... a year 1988 which will come close to leaving the road with 2 titles released that year but which will not even be classified. Attention danger...



1989 ... it is by associating with others that he will succeed in saving the furniture. We are not talking about a return to grace, far from it, but only to succeed in keeping the head above water. It's already that...



1989 ... a year 1989 which allowed him to pick up a little time in the leading pack. Afterwards, for how long, that's something else ...



1991 ... the beginning of the 90s will be particularly complicated to manage with a level of success flush with the daisies. A story that smells more and more scorched ...



1992 ... he tries to stick to the latest musical standards of the moment but it is rather the inspiration that is somewhat lacking. He had accustomed us to better, that's clear ...



1997 ... a great adventure which almost comes to an end with this title. He will participate in other achievements but unfortunately with the most limited impact ...



Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_%22Silk%22_Hurley

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/1210144

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBz2HT8ub0JKjY0IHnhyLXA/featured


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