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DJ Hurley

Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | SELF

Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland | SELF
Established on Jan, 2007
Solo Hip Hop Downtempo

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"Tampa Bay’s Jon Ditty & DJ Hurley share defiant new video for 'Safe Music'"

Best of the Bay-winning rapper Jon Ditty has always enjoyed an out-of-the-box existence, but he and producer DJ Hurley have fully embraced nonconformity and individuality on a new, Kickstarter-funded album, Factory Recall.

“Moving into your early 30s, it's super easy to fall into the mundanity of adulthood and become estranged to the ethics and ideals your youth,” Ditty, 31, told CL. “Sometimes that can be due to forces beyond your control, or, sometimes it's due to laziness.”

Ditty feels like he’s done a decent job of sticking to his guns over the years, but societal pressures to grow up or live up to certain standards can admittedly leave anyone feeling broken. It takes a certain wrangling with self-confidence to carry forward under that pressure, according to him, and that’s where Factory Recall — which is due on March 30 via The Low Five Records imprint — started to become a working title for the album.

“Send me back! I don't need to fit your schema,” Ditty explained, adding that writing the album helped him learn a lot about himself.

Expertly directed, filmed and edited by Adam Danger Smith, a new video for lead single “Safe Music” looks and feels like a rallying cry against the urge to acquiescence to society, and it finds Ditty asking questions (“Are you here for the drugs or the music?”) while also delivering a straightforward chorus that would be disheartening if the song didn’t ride so hard (“I’m too weird to be famous,” Ditty raps, “You’re too whack to not stay local”).

The duo will celebrate the release of the album during a Spring Beer Jam concert at Dunedin Brewery on Saturday, March 30. There’s no cover for the show, which gets going at 8 p.m. Unless your home is Pottery Barn everything, you should watch “Safe Music” below. - Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, FL


"Dunedin producer DJ Hurley brings ‘Focus’ to Thursday's album release party"

Dunedin producer DJ Hurley brings ‘Focus’ to Thursday's album release party

The Jon Ditty collaborator is on his own for this one.
RAY ROA - NOV 13, 2019 9 AM

It’s been less than a year since DJ Hurley released a defiant music video with rapper Jon Ditty, but the producer is branching out on his own with a new album, Focus, which Hurley releases alongside St. Petersburg sound-architect Infinite Third, Sarasota beatboxer Mokamotif and DJ Blassafrass. This is a free show.

DJ Hurley Album Release w/Infinite Third/Mokamotif/Blassafrass. Thurs. Nov. 14, 8 p.m. No cover. Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin. dunedinbrewery.com. - Creative Loafing, Tampa


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Musical Experience: Starting drums in 1998, the guitar in 2004, and now practicing turntablism and music production since 2007.
Music producer in Hip-Hop, Downtempo, Bass, beat maker and mixing engineer Hurley is back in his home country of Switzerland.

Hurley has released his first solo album December 2019.

Please contact djhurleyonthebeat@gmail.com for booking.

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