Green Velvet

Green Velvet

Real Name:
Curtis Alan Jones
Green Velvet, initially created by house don Cajmere (AKA Curtis Alan Jones) as an outlet for his non-vocal productions and frequent DJing gigs, grew to become even more popular than the man himself, thanks to club singles like "Preacher Man," "Answering Machine" and "The Stalker." Jones, who had nurtured the Chicago house renaissance of the 1990's with his Cajual Records, gained success in 1993 with the Cajmere single "Brighter Days" (with vocals performed by Dajaé). Later that year, he formed the sub-label Relief Records mostly for instrumental tracks by himself and others. Besides releases from DJ Sneak, Gemini and Paul Johnson, Green Velvet figured on many of the early Relief singles, including its first, "Preacher Man" as well as "Flash" (also released on the British label Open), "The Stalker" and 1997's "Answering Machine." Jones began to supplement his Green Velvet DJing schedule with quasi-live gigs as well, and released his first LP in 1999. His self-titled release on F-111 one year later compiled a dozen of his earlier club hits, and the proper sophomore production album "Whatever" appeared in 2001 on his own Relief label.

Green Velvet Discography


MMLP 003 LTD Green Velvet Constant Chaos (Album) Music Man Records MMLP 003 LTD Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
RR2006-1 Green Velvet Whatever (Album, Comp) Relief Records RR2006-1 US 2001 Sell This Version
none Green Velvet Walk In Love (Album) Relief Records none US 2005 Sell This Version
PKRD009 Phil Kieran & Green Velvet Phil Kieran & Green Velvet - Series #001(11xFile, MP3, 320) Phil Kieran Recordings PKRD009 UK 2011
RR2062 Green Velvet Unshakable(13xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Relief Records RR2062 US 2013
RR2076 Green Velvet & Carl Craig Green Velvet & Carl Craig - Unity (Album) Relief Records RR2076 US 2015

Singles & EPs

RR 701 Green Velvet Velvet Tracks Relief Records RR 701 US 1993 Sell This Version
CAJ 210-1 Hard Corey* & Wray* / Workin' Happily / Green Velvet Hard Corey* & Wray* / Workin' Happily / Green Velvet - Love Train / Feel It / Conniption(12") Cajual Records CAJ 210-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
MMI 9485 CDM Green Velvet Velvet Tracks (Maxi) Relief Records MMI 9485 CDM Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
RR 730 Green Velvet Portamento Tracks Relief Records RR 730 US 1995 Sell This Version
SPV 055-59553 Green Velvet Flash (Remixes) (Maxi, Single) Relief Records SPV 055-59553 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
GV 37 Green Velvet I Want To Leave My Body(12") Not On Label GV 37 US 1995 Sell This Version
RR 764 Green Velvet The Stalker Relief Records RR 764 US 1996 Sell This Version
RR774 Green Velvet EP (EP) Relief Records RR774 US 1996 Sell This Version
MMSPEC 04 Green Velvet Land Of The Lost / The Mixes Music Man Records MMSPEC 04 Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
MM030, mm030, MM 030 Green Velvet Destination Unknown EP (EP, Maxi) Relief Records MM030, mm030, MM 030 Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
CAJ 278-2 Green Velvet Answering Machine (Remixes) Cajual Records CAJ 278-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
Live 03 Green Velvet Never Satisfied Live Live 03 US 1997 Sell This Version
MMI 9484 Green Velvet Preacher Man Music Man Records MMI 9484 Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
MM 057 Green Velvet Coïtus (Remix) Music Man Records MM 057 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
MM Spec07 Green Velvet Abduction (Surgeon Remix 1)(12", W/Lbl, S/Sided, Promo) Music Man Records MM Spec07 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
MM Spec05 Green Velvet Untitled(12") Music Man Records MM Spec05 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
MM 061 Green Velvet / Ignacio Green Velvet / Ignacio - Twelve Inch(12") Music Man Records MM 061 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
PRO-A-100418 Green Velvet Percolator 2000(12", Promo, S/Sided) F-111 Records PRO-A-100418 US 2000 Sell This Version
9 44900-2 Green Velvet Flash / Answering Machine(CD, Maxi) F-111 Records, Relief Records 9 44900-2 US 2000 Sell This Version

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August 9, 2015
one of the very few people, who are allowed to talk over a techno track. vocals are always perfectly fitting with the atmosphere.


June 22, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
Curtis' music and executive production through Relief and Cajual pretty much defined the 90's midwest rave scene. He is a creative genius. His tracks still destroy dance floors but it's not just his tracks but his _style_ that has deeply influenced international rave culture.


August 5, 2003
Green Velvet has defined his own sound of techno-house. Bizarre, funky sounds and noises with abstract vocals and a pounding house beat are the elements of his tracks. I was fortunate to see his live set in '96, in Cleveland OH. It was the best live set I had ever seen (musically and entertaining). There were two excellent dancers (guy and a girl) that added much to set. I only specifically remember 'Flash' and 'I Want To Leave My Body' as two of the tracks he performed.


June 18, 2003
Green Velvet is a DJ best seen live. He has a great personal presence and he grooves along with the music and knows how to feel out the crowd and decide what to throw down. I'v seen him 3 times, once in Detroit, once in Rochester, NY and once in Lausanne, Switzerland and each time he was just as amazing if not better than the time before. Try as I may I couldnt stop moving the entire time he played. He is a must if you like funky-tech house-Detroit style.

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