Chatting with veteran Chicago DJ Green Velvet, who’s back for another round of EDC

Chatting with veteran Chicago DJ Green Velvet, who’s back for another round of EDC

Green Velvet plays EDC on Friday and Saturday. His name is Curtis Jones, but we all know him as Green Velvet, the Chicago-based house and techno icon who cut his teeth in that city’s 1980s electronic music scene. Jones, 52, has been spinning and producing as Green Velvet since the ’90s, influenced by everyone from Sly & The Family Stone to David Bowie and drawing comparisons to Gary Numan and Kraftwerk for his unique sound. EDC 2019 The Weekly caught up with the prolific DJ ahead of his EDC set to chat about performing in Vegas, his EDC plans, working with actor/DJ Idris Elba and more. You presented your collaborative La La Land experience at last year’s EDC, and you’re bringing it back this year. What’s it all about? For me, it’s doing something that pays homage to house and everything that I grew up on, but also being […]

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