Posted On 14 Aug 2019
Meet the groundbreaking DJ/remixer/producer Dee Jay Silver, who released his album Corners last month on July 26th. Corners marks the first full-length album of original music in his 15+ year career and captures the open-format performer’s unique ability to blend all types of music from hip-hop and rock to house and country into a non-stop at-home party featuring an array of guest artists from all genres including LOCASH, Lil’ Flip, and recent The Voice contestant Rizzi Myers, among others.
Corners (Reven8te Nashville) officially begins with a sweet prelude from Silver’s almost 3-year-old son, Wake, leading into the album’s critically-acclaimed debut single “Getaway Driver” featuring country duo Waterloo Revival. PRESS HERE to watch the lyric video. Elsewhere on the 11-track album is a remix of his 2018 R&B-tinged single “Safe Zone” featuring Cort Carpenter, EDM bangers “Bring That Bass Back” and “Drop It Like,” hip-hop tracks “Go Off” featuring Constantine and Lil’ Flip and “Rubberband Money” featuring Rizzi Myers, and the country-dance-leaning “Don’t Get Better Than That” featuring LOCASH.
The Nashville-based artist, one of music’s most in-demand and busiest entertainers, will be out on the road throughout the remainder of the year supporting Corners on separate tours alongside country superstars Luke Combs and Jason Aldean in addition to various country music festivals and headlining club gigs. This year’s outing on the “Ride All Night Tour,” where Silver will be spinning between sets by Aldean, Kane Brown and Carly Peace, marks his 10th tour as Aldean’s resident DJ. He also continues to host (since 2014) his own weekly radio show “The Country Club with Dee Jay Silver,” syndicated nationally via Compass Media Networks every Friday and Saturday nights, and serves as a music editor for DJCity, providing the record pool with country tracks and remixes. Collectively, Dee Jay Silver’s music, including previous singles “Safe Zone,” “Made To Do” and “Just Got Paid” and original remixes, has been streamed over 3 million times on Spotify.
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Learn more about Dee Jay Silver in the following All Access interview:
Now that we are more than half-way through the year, how has 2019 been treating you? What are some goals that you have for yourself this year? How close are you to reaching them?
2019 has been amazing!!! We had a new addition to the family – my little girl Davis Jessie Perdue. I’m back on tour with Jason Aldean and Kane Brown, also touring with Luke Combs along with all the Live Nation festivals plus Vegas-San Diego-Miami-Atlantic City-Boston club dates. As far as goals, we are booked 50 weeks this year and have finally released the new album…so far so good!
Growing up, how important was music in your life? Can you recall the moment when you decided that you wanted to be a musician? Was it an easy or difficult choice to make?
My best memories of being a kid are baseball, football, and listening to my dad play his guitar and violin when he had time between jobs. Music has always had an impact on me and my life. I went to college to play baseball and get a degree in education. Thought that’s what we had to do, but the first time I actually got to play music I knew that’s all I would ever do!
Was there ever a time when you thought about doing something else? If you weren’t a musician today, what else could you see yourself doing? Would you be as fulfilled in life?
There was a time when I was flat broke, living in the office space of my buddies storage unit that I second guessed myself. But I really feel that was what made me create a work ethic and push myself. I remember telling myself that I’m either gonna be successful at this or a very happy broke person for the rest of my life…but this is all I’m gonna do! Life would suck if I didn’t have music in my life and the people music has allowed me to make friends with.
What has been the biggest surprise so far about making music your career? What has been an unexpected or welcome challenge to it all?
Every time I hear one of my songs, or a song that I wrote, being played at a mall or a Cracker Barrel, whatever, or even another DJ playing it at a club or festival, it literally stops me in my tracks. My wife laughs at me…I am just absolutely shocked and can’t believe someone else would actually like my stuff enough to play it out loud!
Everything about this is a challenge. There is always that one person that says you can’t and won’t ever do it, you suck, or is just being negative. It just makes me work harder to prove to those people that I will do it, I can do it, and don’t ask me for tickets! lol
Let’s talk about your brand new album that was just released called “Corners.” What was it like finally putting out your first full-length collection of original music?
It was my biggest goal of 2019…my first full length album! I’ve been dropping single after single…I just wanted to put out a full-length record with every genre on it showing that you don’t have to live inside a genre! I love all the tracks on the record and it’s something that I almost had to prove to myself. I did it without a record label, we produced every track, wrote most of them. It’s something I’m very proud of!
What was it like working with all your guest artists on this album including LOCASH, Lil’ Flip and recent Voice contestant Rizzi Myers? How did these collaborations come to be?
It’s something we’ve always talked about. When are we doing a song or remixing. Let’s write. Finally I said it’s time, called up all my people and this is what happened!
Can you talk about some of your favorite songs on this album? What was the inspiration for them?
I love them all. My favorite is the first track, the Wake Prelude…me and my son Wake just hanging in the studio. LOCASH are some of my best friends and they were my first call for this. Preston and Chris are two guys that deserve all the success in the world…and it will come! “Corners” with John Gurney is a monster…gonna be a huge crossover record! Lil Flip and Constantine “Go Off” is a club killer and the song with Rizzi Myers “Rubberband Money” will be one of the biggest songs on the record!
Where can people see you perform next? How would you describe one of your shows?
All my upcoming dates are on my website www.DeeJaySilver.com. Gonna be on the road for the rest of the year!
What has been a favorite performance of yours so far?
Watershed Festival in Washington, Red Rocks in Colorado, and Faster Horses Festival in Michigan always stand out for this year! Favorite of all time would be Fenway Park in Boston, Wrigley Field in Chicago and Sanford Stadium at the University of Georgia
How do you think you have grown as a musician since you first started making music?
I’ve learned so much by just having the opportunity to listen to and hang out with the best in the world. My style changes weekly, I feel!!
What has it been like keeping up with your social media accounts and all of the different platforms? Is it hard to stay up to date on it all? What would you say is your favorite way to connect with your fans now? What has social media done for your career so far?
I make time to post and interact every day. Most important thing is to connect with people that take time out of the day for you! Instagram is always the best way to connect and social media lets you reach out to people you would never have the chance to before. Crazy to get a message from Ethiopia or Russia…it’s amazing!
Who are some of your favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? Who would you absolutely love to work with in the future?
Jason Aldean is the king, man. He knows his audience, connects with them and keeps giving them new sounding music! I would love to do a track with Aldean or Kane Brown…those are my boys!
What person, in the music industry or not, have you learned the most from over the years? Who do you think has truly made an impact on your career thus far?
It’s all over the board. Shawn McSpadden at Red Light Management, he’s my manager, but he’s a well-respected person in this business. He knows what he’s talking about and always shoots straight with me. He’s Team Silver and I appreciate that! I met him when I had another manger, but he was the person I always called for advice. He has the ability to see the future and is willing to take chances with and for me, and you know he’s always on my side!
If you had an unlimited budget and your schedule was free, what would your dream music video look like?
Probably a private yacht…in the Bahamas…helicopters flying around…sharks jumping…Snoop smoking out on in the Captain’s chair…Mike Tyson and his tigers just chillin…all my people just drinking on the boat… Just a huge party with a ton of friends hangin.
What has been the coolest place/TV show/commercial that you have heard a song of yours? Where would you still love to hear a future song of yours played?
I’m from the South!! My single “Just Got Paid” was on at a Bass Pro in Nashville and I almost fainted! haha
At the end of the day, what do you hope people take away from your music?
That I never held back. I always pushed boundaries and opened doors. The best compliment anyone could ever say about me is that I introduced them to a form of music or an artist that they would have never heard of without me!
Would you like to share anything else with our readers about your music?
I’m happy to announce that I have put together a new group called RoadHouse. The first DJ duo signed to a major Nashville record label…details coming soon! It’s me and my buddy DJ Ikon from Las Vegas. We are about to change the game! Check us out at https://www.roadhouseofficial.com