Calling direct attention to all of the dancin’-and-prancin’ Philly kids, kweens, guys and gals out there…..
…..an DJ legend by the name of Green Velvet is coming to leave his trademark stage stamp at NOTO tomorrow night…..and we all need be rewerked and ready to light up in the floor in his iconic honor.
And if you’re not quite ready, you should be because amplified shit’s about to go down when it comes to this state-of-the-art beat master.
Green Velvet (real name Curtis Jones, also known by the DJ moniker, Cajmere, “The Percolator,” anyone? Fuck yes) got his start on the Chicago club scene in the early ’90s and quickly became quickly regarded for his intense non-vocal productions and (literally) insane DJ sets. His pulsating presence grew more popular as the decade went on, this was in the part to the smashing success of club thrashers like “Preacher Man,” “Answering Machine,” and “The Stalker.”
With simple vocals and big-ass booming beats, the crowds not only fell in love with a DJ who knew what the f@ck he was doing, but one that could pull tons of tricks out of his dancing hats with a clear thunderous message for his audience to no doubt expect the unexpected. A feast of studio albums also kept us hungry for more Green Velvet everythang thanks to infectious studio romps like Constant Chaos (’99), Whatever(’01), Lost & Found(’05), and the world dance floor famed Ministry of Sound Sessions(’07).
Of course, a batch of electrified remixes have also kept our headphones attention to this dance music legend for the past two decades, with one in particular being his church-worthy retelling of Madonna‘s Confessions on a Dance Floor smash, “Sorry.” Taking the already booming Madge groove to an amplified new level, he added his signature burps and whirls, all while giving us club kids a classic rewerk for the rest of our disco ball lovin’ lives.
And if we’re really, really lucky, it’ll be one of the many treats he’ll serve out for Philly at NOTO tomorrow night. There’s truly only one way to find out…go and get your Green Velvet groove on, and of course, don’t forget to listen up because a true DJ legend will be speaking.
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