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Musical mix: Dee Jay Silver blends R&B, rap, country and house

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It’s a beautiful day in Nashville, Tenn.

Dee Jay Silver is soaking up the vibes while he’s plotting out the next phase of tour and his music career.

The DJ is gearing up to release first full-length album, “Corners,” on Friday, July 26.

“I’ve been putting it together for a few months,” Silver says. “I wanted a record that shows the many sides of music in one album. As long as I’ve been putting out music, people always put me into country. My feeling is, good music is just that. It shouldn’t have to be defined.”

Silver is once again the house DJ during Jason Aldean’s summer tour, which makes a stop at Isleta Amphitheater on Thursday, July 25.

Silver will release “Corners” a day after the Albuquerque show.

He will unveil some of the new tracks at the concert.

“I had 28 songs for the album, and we nailed it down to 10,” he says. “I had a vision for some of them. I knew they were going to be DJ records and some were going to be radio records.”

Silver began DJ’ing while in college in Arkansas.

Since then, he’s toured the world as a DJ, even landing a residency in Las Vegas.

“The gigs kept coming,” he says. “I wish it were that easy. The hard work that I’ve done over the course of my career is paying off. It’s something I’m grateful for. I also live for the moments of being in front of a crowd and just playing the mixes. It’s an amazing feeling.”

Silver’s excited about the new album, his first full-length album.

He wanted the music to be as diverse as his own musical tastes.

“We flew a rapper from Los Angeles to record,” he says. “I worked with LoCash, Waterloo Revival, Josh Melton and Cort Carpenter and Lil Flip. I never really give myself boundaries when it comes to music. I don’t think setting limitations works out very well for me. I like R&B, rap, country and house.”

With the release date quickly approaching, Silver does have a bit of nervousness.

“You put your heart and soul into everything,” he says. “I cultivated this album between my performing in Vegas to traveling to Nashville in the middle of the one week. There are always going to be critics that tear it apart. I hope at least the music will resonate with people who can see the passion I had in making it.”

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