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Name: Green Velvet (aka Cajmere)
Music Style: Techno
Outlar-Listed Events: 13 (Rank #100)
Outlar Cross-references: Entity, Kevin Saunderson, Scott McGill, Brendan Long, MYNC Project, Billy Nasty, Greg Vickers, Scott Gray, Optimo, Revo, fiLTh, Arron Hunter, Miss Honey Dijon, Chris Thomas, Loco Dice, Stefan Goldmann, "Mad" Mike Brown, Scott Lewis, Rhythm Code, Traxx
Green Velvet Intro:
(aka Cajmere) studied chemical engineering at the University of Illinois, where he exposed himself to the energetic culture and lifestyle of house. In 1991, midway though graduate school, Cajmere returned to Chicago to pursue his dream of producing house music.
In 1992, after surviving on cheese sandwiches and maximizing credit limits, Cajmere finally made an imprint on the dance community with his infectious experiment, "Coffee Pot" (It's Time for the Percolator) - Clubhouse Records. Then he moved on to more complex musical and lyrical arrangements with songs like Lidell Townsell's "Get With U" (Mercury Records).
The Cajmere and Dajae collaboration resulted in a #2 Billboard Dance Chart and International dance hit - "Brighter Days". It was at this point that Cajmere decided to start Cajual Records. Having his own label gave Cajmere the autonomy to attain his goal of developing a sound that was representative of Chicago - thus, putting Chicago back on the map.
In 1993 Cajmere created Relief Records. The label became an outlet for he and other producers' more track-oriented work.
The Relief label also gave birth to the experimental and eccentric, afro wig-wearing Entity
we know as Green Velvet
- a Cajmere alter ego. Green Velvet
produced the first release on the Relief label, "Preacher Man." He followed up the debut release with "Flash" and "The Stalker", both of which brought about unexpected praise and worldwide recognition.
In 1997, Green Velvet
's attempt to combine 80s electronic funk with Chicago's cult of a perfect track led to his creation, "Answering Machine" - with the more humorous but rather contagious hook - "I don't need this shit!" For 1999 Green Velvet
has crafted "Constant Chaos", an electronic trip over a lyrical landscape or as Green Velvet
muses in a recent Muzik interview, "I guess it's sorta like folk music for the rave scene."
Past Green Velvet Events ( 8 Listed )
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Green Velvet in 2002...
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Green Velvet in 1998...
Friday 18th December 1998 (14 Years Ago) - Bugged Out @ Nation|
808 State - Live, Cajmere/Green Velvet, Dave Clarke, Justin Robertson, Terry Francis, Harvey, Les Rhythm Digitales (Jacques Lu Cont), Derek Dahlarge, Jon Carter, Strike Boys, Mark Jones, James H...
Friday 27th November 1998 (14 Years Ago) - Bugged Out 4th Birthday @ Nation|
Daft Punk - DJ set, Thomas Bangalter - Live, Green Velvet - Live, Dave Clarke, Justin Robertson, Surgeon, Harvey, Lo-Fidelity Allstars - DJ Set, Bentley Rhythm Ace - DJ Set, Jon Carter, Midfield...
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