INFLUENCES: STEVE "SILK" HURLEY

This weekend will see him play in London as part of the Feelings "Day & Night" party in Shoreditch.

INFLUENCES: STEVE "SILK" HURLEY

This weekend will see him play in London as part of the Feelings "Day & Night" party in Shoreditch.

Very few can contest to rival the legacy of Chicago's Steve Hurley. The legendary producer has contributed some of the most influential house records in history and was a pioneering force behind the movement of the sound in the eighties and nineties. Releasing music on Underground, Atlantic and many more he is regarded as a key figure in the evolution of the genre and a truly forward thinking musician. 

This weekend will see him play in London as part of the Feelings "Day & Night" party in Shoreditch. We are delighted to feature him as part of our influences feature series. 


More details about the party in London can be found HERE

PARLIAMENT - AQUA BOOGIE (12" INCH VERSION)

Yes, I am a confessing Funkateer. I bought this on the LP Album first, then Bought the 12” because I liked the breaks, then I bought on 8-Track just so I could play it on my 8-rack Boom box. I always felt like George Clinton’s groups (Parliament / Funkadelic) had the hardest hitting claps. It’s evident in “Flashlight”, “Knee Deep” “On Nation Under A Groove” and of course this one, “Aqua Boogie”. That ended up influencing me to always include a chunky sounding clap in all my productions, whether House Music or R&B. I also learned how to stack individual instruments to create a bed of melodic music by listening to the music of the George Clinton Funk!

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