Green Velvet


Bestival are proud to welcome a true legend to our hallowed decks, one of the most celebrated and respected DJs and producers on the planet, Curtis A. Jones a.k.a. Green Velvet.

Single-handedly responsible for the renaissance that Chicago house enjoyed throughout the 1990’s through his productions as both Cajmere and neon haired, acid house alter ego Green Velvet, Curtis gave us cuts such as ‘Answering Machine’, ‘Preacher Man’, ‘Brighter Days’ and ‘Flash’. In addition to this his two record labels Cajual and Relief ushered in the new school of Chicago house, lending support to the likes of DJ Sneak, Glenn Underground and Paul Johnson to name but a few.

In terms of house music and its evolution over the last two decades no other artist or DJ has been more influential than this man, continually pushing and often breaking the boundaries of the genre and in his Green Velvet incarnation producing some of the deepest, sexiest techno and house ever committed to vinyl.