Steve “Silk” Hurley Feat. Sharon Pass – The Word Is Love Official S&S HD Video
S&S Records, Inc. (and S&S Chicago, Inc.) was established in 2005 by 4-time Grammy® nominated producer Steve “Silk” Hurley and global DJ/Producer Shannon “DJ Skip” Syas. Silk and Skip merged Hurley’s worldwide commercial success and Syas’ strong global following to form S&S Records. S&S Records has accumulated a catalog of over 500 records and album projects from artists such as: Syleena Johnson, CeCe Peniston, Ann Nesby, DJ Skip, Paul Johnson, Kym Sims, Chantay Savage, J.M Silk, Jamie Principle & Steve “Silk” Hurley, just to name a few.
House Music and Remix Pioneer Steve “Silk” Hurley has remixed, produced and / or written over 200 records, with at least 50 of them reaching the Billboard® Dance Charts, and dozens reaching R&B and Pop Charts. He has countless Platinum, Gold, and Silver records, and his Productions have sold so far in the millions that it is difficult to calculate how many. Through the 90’s until today, Silk’s production and remixing services have been utilized on everyone from Michael Jackson, Prince, J-Lo, Madonna, Janet Jackson, R. Kelly, Mary J Blige, to Paula Abdul, Lionel Richie, and even Liza Minnelli. Silk is now a 4-Time GRAMMY® Nominated producer as well.
Originally released on Steve “Silk” Hurley’s label, Silk Entertainment Records in late 1997, “The Word Is Love” featured vocals by Sharon Pass, who was a demo singer for Silk’s ID Records. She finally got to shine on this now-classic record, and Silk’s signature chant vocals (Oohm-Dah) also provided a memorable moment as well. Along the way, “The Word Is Love” topped many charts all over the world. It reached # 26 on the UK Top 75 in March 1998, #15 on the Italian Singles Chart, and was Nominated for a GRAMMY® in 1999 as part of Silk’s Body of remix work for 1998.
The composition was written by Hurley himself along with M-Doc, Silk’s co-writer on CeCe Peniston’s hits “Keep On Walkin'” & “I’m Not Over You”, and Kym Sims’ “Take My Advice”.