Classy. Sexy. Deep. These words describe our Focus On for this month. Throughout the years Silver Network has always been about quality House music. Originating in 1999 by Jef K and his brother Antoine (aka DJ Tony Silver), Silver Network has grown to become one the most consistent House labels to emerge out of Paris. 36 releases strong and boasting names such as Chez Damier, Pepe Bradock, I:cube, Dixon, The Revenge, DJ Rasoul, Subb-an, Death On The Balcony, Le Loup, and Jordan Peak, there’s no doubt the imprint has made its indelible mark on the industry.
Releasing a string of loaded cuts in recent years, from home-grown talent like Gwen Maze & Jef K, on Want You Back, All Alone EP from Shade, or Parisian House veteran Chris Carrier’s I’m In Love Today. Their hits have also come in the form of UK rising star Subb-an with his Paris Bébé EP. It was In My System that became the underground summer anthem of 2010, collaboration between Chris Carrier, Chez Damier and Jef K as The Gathering. Garnering support from all the major House DJ’s in the circuit including Ricardo Villalobos, Zip and Radio Slave, it was no surprise the track charted at no.7 on Resident Advisor’s Top 50 tracks of the year.In 2002 Jef K created an offshoot sub-label Crack & Speed with friend Holmar Filipsson, now better known as one part of Thugfucker, for 15 vinyl-only releases that stirred up notable hype. Nowadays though Jef K is concentrating strictly on Silver Network, using his ear for talent, hoping to push a new generation of young producers. Already reaching this goal by helping launch the likes of up and coming Ruthit and Arash.
In this Focus On series we enjoy four of Silver Network’s artists:
- Alex Murak
- Death On the Balcony
- Jef K