Dee Jay Silver describes his forthcoming record as varied. His career could be similarly described.
Silver serves as Jason Aldean’s DJ, while being known as a master remixer. In the last year, he produced one important project—his son, Wake Silver Perdue, and his children’s clothing line, Nice Nice Babies.
It features a selection of funny and creative onesies (sizes newborn–24 months) and T-shirts (sizes 2T-7T), with accessories to follow soon. Check out Nice Nice Babies online at nicenicebabies.com.
“After Wake was born, it was so hard to find cool kids’ clothes,” Silver says.
“That’s how it started. I find the more vodka I drink, the better off I am with the designs and creativity. The designs come to me at 2 a.m. and I send them off to the designer.”
Silver will focus on music Thursday, November 2, when he performs at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Scottsdale.
“This is hands down, my favorite venue,” he says. “The New York Times called me and asked me to pick one place in the world where they could fly and see a show. I picked Whiskey Row.”
The open-format performer blends a variety of genres from hip-hop and rock to house and country for crowds of all sizes, recently released the Made to Do Remix Album.
The digital-only release showcases seven versions of Silver’s self-written electronic dance music single “Made to Do.”
“My goal when I do albums is to make every song different,” he says. “There’s nothing I hate worse than when I listen to an album and every song sounds the same. For the next album, we’re bringing in different writers and making sure we accomplish that with different vibes and feelings.”
Silver is hoping the new album will be released in March, just in time for the prestigious South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
Silver was calling from the final tour stop on Jason Aldean’s tour, which witnessed the Las Vegas shootings. The Entertainer! Magazine was told not to ask about it, but Silver did say that he and Aldean are family. The bond is strengthened with each tour; the two have gigged together for seven years.
“It’s a big family out here,” he says. “I hate to see it come to an end. But everybody needs a break. We’ve been going hard since April. I can’t wait to set it up for next year, though.”
Aldean gave him one important piece of advice.
“Be who you are; be true to yourself,” he recalls. “People will put you down and hate. But he said, ‘Those aren’t your fans. Be true to your fans and give them what you want, and always leave them wanting more.’”
Dee Jay Silver, Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, 4420 N. Saddlebag Trail, Suite 105, Scottsdale, 480.945.4200, dierkswhiskeyrow.com, Thursday, November 2, call for showtime and ticket information.