• Glitterbox Radio Show 161: The House Of Steve “Silk” Hurley

  • Glitterbox Radio Show 161: The House Of Steve “Silk” Hurley

    This week, Steve “Silk” Hurley of S&S Records Inc. is featured on the Glitterbox Radio show in the UK with Melvo Baptiste. This pioneering house music producer, songwriter, and four-time GRAMMY® nominee takes you on a journey into some of his most classic original productions and remixes. Below you will find some of the featured records, most of which are set to be re-released this year on S&S Records Inc.

    Silk also gives a peek behind the scenes of his label ID Records, which became known to many as a “Mini-Motown.” ID (It’s Dance) was the early home of many established writers and recording artists including Jamie Principle, Sharon Pass, Chantay Savage, Shay Jones, Donell Rush, M. Doc, Jere McAlister, Tommye, and Kym Sims, to name a few. Members of the ID crew also wrote for and recorded Platinum and Gold artists such as CeCe Peniston, Ann Nesby, Chaka Khan, Tene Williams, D’Borah and Tanya Blount.

    Melvo talks to Silk about the untold stories behind the ID Camp which created and remixed #1 Dance hits for the likes of Michael Jackson, Prince, Black Box, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Jomanda and Ten City.

    Silk formed a renowned remixing trio (ID Productions) with the now GRAMMY® winning Remixer Maurice Joshua and GRAMMY® Nominee Eric “E-Smoove” Miller. They kept the world dancing to music that wasn’t even “Dance.” ID was known for creating #1 Dance hits for artists like Roberta Flack, Lionel Richie, The Pointer Sisters and even Liza Minelli.

    ID Records’ production deal with Polygram yielded albums for M. Doc and Jamie Principle. Kym Sims had a string of hits through a partnership with ID and Atlantic, and when ID inked a distribution deal with RCA Records (and Sony UK), Chantay Savage became their first artist released under the ID/RCA imprint. Chantay’s collaborations with Hurley included the hits, “Betch’all Never Find” and “I Will Survive,” 2 tunes that not only reached top positions on Billboard’s Dance Charts, but the R&B Charts as well.

    In this unprecedented exclusive interview, Malvo and Silk chop it up and listen to a few of these tunes, which are truly a piece of music history. Stay tuned in right here to S&S Records, Inc. for the digitally remastered re-releases of all of the classics.

    01. Ann Nesby – Hold On (Mousse T’s Uplifting Garage Remix) [AM:PM]
    02. M.S. & The Girl Next Door – Salsoul Nugget
    03. Boys Noize – Mvinline (Main Mix) [Defected Records]
    04. Mothers Favorite Child featuring Tanya Tiet – Reflections Of A Disco Ball (Joey Negro Club Mix) [Z Records]
    05. Geraldine Hunt – Can’t Fake The Feeling [Prism]
    06. Bobby Womack – Tell Me Why [Motown]
    07. Caserta – Luther (Caserta’s King Street Mix) [Bridge Boots]
    08. Rufus & Chaka Khan – Tell Me Something Good [Half Moon]
    09. Shaun Escoffery – Days Like This (Spinna & Ticklah Club Mix) [Oyster Music]
    10. Tori Amos – Professional Widow (Armand Van Helden’s Star Trunk Mix) [EastWest]
    11. Northbound featuring Mone – Never Gonna Be the Same (JNG Vocal Club Mix) [Bassline Records]
    12. Space Funk – A Love Like This (JKriv Remix) [Glitterbox Recordings]
    13. Revelation – Stand Up (Underdog Edit) [Handshake Records & Tapes]
    14. Gladys Knight & The Pips – Bourgie’, Bourgie’ (Joey Negro Super Bourgeoisie Remix) [Z Records]
    15. Steve “Silk” HurleyJack Your Body (Club Your Body) [S&S Records Records]
    16. J.M. Silk – I Can’t Turn Around (House Mix) [RCA Victor]
    17. Steve “Silk” Hurley featuring M. Doc – Work It Out [Atlantic]
    18. Risse – Chain Of Fools [Atlantic]
    19. CeCe Peniston – Keep On Walking (A&M Records]
    20. Chantay Savage – Betcha’ll Never Find [ID Records]
    21. CeCe Peniston – We Got a Love Thang [A&M Records]
    22. Shay Jones – Are You Gonna Be There (Hurley’s House Mix) [ID Records]
    23. Kym Sims – Too Blind To See It [ATCO Records]
    24. Kym Sims – A Little Bit More [ATCO Records]
    25. Prince And The New Power Generation – Get it off (House Style) [Warner Bros. Records]
    26. Ann Nesby – Can I Get A Witness (Mousse T.’s Funk 2000 Mix) [AM:PM]
    27. Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley featuring Sharon Pass – The Word Is Love [S&S Records Inc]
    28. Donnell Rush – If Only You Knew (E-Smoove’s Workout Mix) [ID Records]