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Decadence Artist Spotlight: Green Velvet — It’s Time for the Percolator

Green Velvet, born Curtis Jones in Chicago, Illinois, has been a presence in the industry for over 20 years now. He left graduate school in the early 90’s to pursue his passion for music and hasn’t stopped since. Jones started his career under the alias Cajmere under which he released the album Too Underground For The Main Stage and a number of singles. His single “Brighter Days” with Dajae hit #2 on the Billboard Dance Charts, putting Cajmere on the map as he helped rejuvenate the Chicago house scene with his label Cajul Records. Jones also created a sub-label, Relief, and through this label Green Velvet was born.

In 1993 Jones released his first track under he alias Green Velvet, aptly titled “Velvet Tracks”. He took inspiration from superstars like David Bowie and Prince when it came to his own eccentric style. Jones is known for not only mixing up his look but mixing up his sound as well, often fluctuating between house, techno, punk, and funk beats. After performing shows under both stage names for quite some time he released his first album, Constant Chaos, in 1999.

Fast forward 15 years and Green Velvet hasn’t slowed down at all. He’s continued to turn out hits, play some of the biggest stages around the world, and works with some of the best in the industry, including Claude VonStroke who he created a duo called Get Real with. The man of many names has acquired quite the following in his time, and for good reason. No matter the alias, no matter the genre, he always puts on an exceptional show!

Green Velvet joins our Decadence lineup December 30th, 2016 at Rawhide! Buy tickets here.

Connect with Green Velvet: Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

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