RCA Nashville recording artist Dee Jay Silver has been a top touring DJ/remixer/producer for the past 15 years, having played in premier venues in virtually every major market in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. The groundbreaking open-format DJ/performer has thrilled millions with his unique ability to blend all types of music from hip hop and rock to house and country for crowds of all sizes as well as on mash-ups and remixes. Silver has been traveling the world playing every kind of event and venue from the largest nightclubs, high-profile celebrity parties and exclusive private events to massive sporting events, award shows, major music festivals and arena tours and all that’s in between.
Silver began DJing while attending college in Arkansas and later moved to Springfield, MO where, while working as a doorman for a club, his interest peaked and he began opening up the dance floor until the headlining DJ would come on. “One gig turned into the next,” he shares of his early beginnings. “Back in the day, you didn’t have computers, YouTube, or schools to learn how to DJ. If you were going to DJ, you had to learn from another DJ. They’d say, ‘I’ll take you under my wing, but this is what you’re going to do.’ Basically, you’re going to be my whipping boy for a couple of years [laughs].” His sound has organically evolved throughout his career. “Being up in the Midwest, we looked up to guys like Bad Boy Bill, Alex Peace, Richard Humpty Vission, DJ Irene, and all of those cats in the Chicago area. I’d buy anything they put out. That was where it started for me. It was the hard house from Chicago. Back then, I was playing more hip-hop, house music and rock. Then, it progressed. “Growing up in Texas, country music was all I ever heard. I was very versed in country music, so I’ve always mixed it in. I’m so happy to see that ‘Country Remix’ is actually a genre now. Music and DJing to me are about being creative and relating to your crowd. No matter what song it is, people will dance if it’s presented right. If they’re familiar with a song, that’s what makes them more comfortable to have a better time.” In 2013, Silver signed a recording contract with RCA Nashville, bec