• “Living legend” Green Velvet delivers an intense, long over-due Essential Mix
• Boys Noize and Chilly Gonzales release the first single for their collaborative project, Octave Minds
• J Dilla‘s MPC and Moog Synthesizer to Be Displayed in the Smithsonian
Curtis Jones aka Green Velvet aka Cajmere released the 36-track Cajual vs. Relief Compilation today, boasting dozens of remixes, originals, and collaborations including this one from our pal Doorly who teamed up with the 2x label boss for a House heater titled “Money.” With vocals from Green Velvet, the 7-minute tune is a low-slung, late night groover, reminiscent of dark warehouses and bad decisions. Have a listen to “Money” below and check the entire compilation on Beatport. √+
Hot off the Beatport chart success of “Paradise,” his collab with Chicago house and techno legend Green Velvet, Los Angeles-based Aussie Craig Williams has been creating quite the buzz for himself as of late with his eclectic releases that span the genres of techno, electro, and ghetto tech. Craig recently reached the 10k Likes milestone on Facebook (and is actually now above 12k!) and also has a birthday coming up, so he decided to celebrate and give back something special to thank all of his old and new fans alike to thank them for their support.
Harvard Bass says in life you must “Stay True”… to who you are. And in this case “Stay True” to the music you live and love and then release it on a label that has never wavered.
After slaving away in the studio this year, our friend and favorite Victor Hugo aka Harvard Bass is set to release his debut album STAY TRUE this Monday, November 25th. It was a no-brainer for him to choose Relief Records as it’s home, the Chicago-based label owned by techno legend Green Velvet (whom he has collaborated with on ‘Lazer Beams’, ‘Kickin It’, ‘Sinkhole’ and his forthcoming ‘Bucket Boys’).
Starting tonight in San Diego, Harvard Bass kicks off a series of parties to celebrate the album dropping next week. Each party is planned to have several of his friends and special guests play sets, which is making for some exciting lineups all weekend long. The best part – ALL PARTIES ARE FREE!
GDD™ favorite and ultimate legend, Green Velvet, has released his 7th studio album as Green Velvet today on his own Relief Records, boasting 13 new collaborations with established and budding talent. Guys like Riva Starr, Harvard Bass, Oliver $, and our mate Craig Williams lend their expertise to the LP in addition to new names like Boooox, Saso Recyd, and Zcarab, who all won their way into the studio with Curtis through a worldwide production contest.
Chicago House, Techno, and Acid are all prevalent in Unshakable, calling upon lasting influences while injecting new sounds for an incredibly balanced record. More than 20 years after “Coffee Pot,” Green Velvet proves his relevance without fail. What cannot be shaken will remain…
Preview collabs with Oliver $ and Craig Williams below and snag the LP on Beatport.
Hot Since 82 is having a banner year, and the man from Leeds is showing absolutely no signs of slowing. So far this year he’s already had a couple chart topping hits, and I’m claiming his latest remix of Green Velvet to sit comfortably atop the ranks when it sees a release on Circus Recordings. With a commanding bassline that churns under the haunting vocals of Green Velvet, this tune is primed to be doing the rounds across the globe.
Apologies for the hiatus, friends. Last week that evil siren Vegas clutched the GDD™ crew tightly in her grasp and forbade us from blessing your ears with that week’s dosage of The Dirt. Alas, here we go, with ten tracks curated by our own Troy Kurtz & Burn Unit, fresh off two killer sets aboard the GDD™ Presents: Wide Awake Art Car Stage at Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas. Get it into you.
The legend is returning. It’s been years since we’ve heard new original stuff from the Chicago stalwart DJ, Felix Da Housecat, and this March he gives us a touchstone of his forthcoming album with the Sinner/Winner EP out on NYC imprint, No Shame, on the 18th of next month. The EP fills the void that Felix’s absence caused, incorporating his universal ability to make listeners genuinely feel the love for House music. As a cherry on top, fellow CHI legend, Green Velvet, will also be providing a remix of the title track for good measure, but we’ll have to wait to hear that one. Looking forward to catching a set at one of Felix’s 3 Miami appearances next month.
Last Friday, I was able to sit down with one of my favorite dance music artists of all time — living Chicago House legend, Green Velvet. We met him at the Redbury Hotel adjacent to the Avalon in Hollywood, and within seconds of shaking his hand he was cracking jokes, laughing, and evoking an overall sense of good vibes.
We made the short walk over to the venue and downstairs into the green room where I asked Curtis AKA Green Velvet about a handful of topics, including “Skeleton Key,” working with eager young artists, and how his faith makes him a better musician.
Green Velvet is back at the Avalon tomorrow night along with the always groovy Pleasurekraft. Also supporting the House music legend will be LA talent Rick Rude and Craig Williams, with an opening set from Jaceo. We expect a night of great tunes and glowing green mohawks.
Email names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted by 5:30PM on Friday.