Decibel 2011, Seattle

Decibel 2011 Preview: Green Velvet

Chris Govella / September 21, 2011
Jaguar Skills, Green Velvet, Designer Drugs @ Showbox Market | 10/1 | Doors at 9PM | $25 advance, $30 at the door | All Ages
Green Velvet, courtesy of Green Velvet Official Website
Green Velvet, courtesy of Green Velvet Official Website

Green Velvet is the stage name of Curtis A. Jones, aka Cajmere. As Cajmere, he got his start playing booty house for warehouse parties. Green Velvet plays travel guide for techno tourists. He takes his cues from Prince, brandishing style and sexuality, but supplanting musical development for pure hedonism. He indulges his miscreants’ cravings for electrohouse beyond satiation, beyond their appetite for destruction.  His songs roll off like a punk perversion of thumping bass kicks and hissing high hats, an aberration of grating synths, guitars and house beats. As of recent, Green Velvet turned a new leaf and he’s since become a reformed Christian. Through it all, he’s been faithful to his fans and his musical endeavors; even if he’s dialing down his vices, the volume is plenty loud and nothing short of abrasive.

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