Green Velvet

Real Name:
Curtis Alan Jones
Profile:
American electronic DJ, producer, and artist.

Born: 26 April 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Green Velvet, initially created by house don Cajmere (AKA Curtis Alan Jones) as an outlet for his non-vocal productions and frequent DJ-ing 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 1990s with his Cajual Records, gained success in 1993 with the Cajmere single "Brighter Days" (with Dajaé on vocals). Later that year, he formed the sublabel 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 "Answering Machine" (1997).

He began to supplement his Green Velvet DJ-ing schedule with quasi-live gigs as well, and released his first album in 1999. His self-titled release on label F-111 Records a year later compiled a dozen of his earlier club hits, and the proper sophomore production album "Whatever" (2001) appeared on his own Relief label.
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Albums

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

RR 701 Velvet Tracks — Green Velvet Green Velvet Velvet Tracks Relief Records RR 701 US 1993 Sell This Version
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CAJ 210-1 Love Train / Feel It / Conniption — Green Velvet 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
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MMI 9484 Preacher Man (The Remixes) — Green Velvet Green Velvet Preacher Man (The Remixes) Music Man Records MMI 9484 Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
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MMI 9485 CDM Velvet Tracks — Green Velvet Green Velvet Velvet Tracks (Maxi) Relief Records MMI 9485 CDM Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
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RR 730 Portamento Tracks — Green Velvet Green Velvet Portamento Tracks Relief Records RR 730 US 1995 Sell This Version
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SPV 055-59553 Flash (Remixes) — Green Velvet Green Velvet Flash (Remixes) (Single, Maxi) Relief Records SPV 055-59553 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
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GV 37 I Want To Leave My Body — Green Velvet Green Velvet I Want To Leave My Body(12") Not On Label GV 37 US 1995 Sell This Version
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RR 764 The Stalker — Green Velvet Green Velvet The Stalker Relief Records RR 764 US 1996 Sell This Version
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RR774 EP — Green Velvet Green Velvet EP (EP) Relief Records RR774 US 1996 Sell This Version
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LIVE 3 Never Satisfied — Green Velvet Green Velvet Never Satisfied (Single) Live LIVE 3 US 1997 Sell This Version
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MMSPEC 04 Land Of The Lost / The Mixes — Green Velvet Green Velvet Land Of The Lost / The Mixes Music Man Records MMSPEC 04 Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
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CAJ 278-2 Answering Machine (Remixes) — Green Velvet Green Velvet Answering Machine (Remixes) (Maxi) Cajual Records CAJ 278-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
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none Destination Unknown EP — Green Velvet Green Velvet Destination Unknown EP (EP, Maxi) Relief Records none US 1996 Sell This Version
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MM 057 Coïtus (Remix) — Green Velvet Green Velvet Coïtus (Remix) Music Man Records MM 057 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
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MM Spec07 Abduction (Surgeon Remix 1) — Green Velvet Green Velvet Abduction (Surgeon Remix 1)(12", S/Sided, Promo, W/Lbl) Music Man Records MM Spec07 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
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MM Spec05 Green Velvet Untitled(12") Music Man Records MM Spec05 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
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MM 061 MM Twelve Inch — Green Velvet Green Velvet / Steve Rachmad Presents Ignacio Green Velvet / Steve Rachmad Presents Ignacio - MM Twelve Inch(12") Music Man Records MM 061 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
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PRO-A-100418 Percolator 2000 — Green Velvet Green Velvet Percolator 2000(12", S/Sided, Promo) F-111 Records PRO-A-100418 US 2000 Sell This Version
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9 44900-2 Flash / Answering Machine — Green Velvet Green Velvet Flash / Answering Machine(CD, Maxi) F-111 Records, Relief Records 9 44900-2 US 2000 Sell This Version

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toxonix

toxonix

January 8, 2021
Curtis Jones is a true OG Chicago underground innovator. His sound is unmistakable, like nobody else.
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May 29, 2020
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Spastmatiker

Spastmatiker

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.
baj

baj

June 22, 2006
edited over 16 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.
brandonrm

brandonrm

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.
wnyraver

wnyraver

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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