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Real name Curtis Jones.

Also known as Green Velvet. Lives Chicago.

Age 30.

Occupation Prolific house producer. Also the creative visionary and business brains behind the Cajual and Relielf labels.

Personality traits As Curtis Jones, he is quiet and shy, as Cajmere he is a flamboyant DJ, as Green Velvet he is a green~wig and tight vest-wearing nutbag. Actually, he's a bit of all three. in his own words, he’s an ‘artist', like George Clinton, Sly Stone or Grace Jones, someone who is prepared to dig a little deeper into his art than most.

in a previous life Jones studied chemical engineering at the University Of lilinois, later continuing as a post- graduate student at the University Of California, Berkeley.

The turning point in 1990, midway through his studies, Jones started messing about with a friend's (Hula from theOuthere Brothers) recording equipment. Before you could say ‘music's a disease and he's caught the bug', Jones was hooked.

Previous form Jones' first releases ‘Coffee Pot (it's Time For The Perculator)’ and ‘Underground Goodies Vol 1' came out via Clubhouse Records. These were followed by ’Get With U' and 'Brighter Days', the first of his collaborations with vocalist Karen Gordon (aka Dajae).

What happened next? With the critical and commercial success of 'Brighter Days' in particular, Jones decided to set up his own label Cajual. His imprint put Chicago back on the map and also served as a valuable first home for a new generation of young Chicago producers, including Gemini, Sneak and Glenn Underground. tater. Jones established another label - Relief RecOrds - for harder house and techno material and another persona Green Velvet - for his more eccentric output.

Present status Jones splits his time between running Cajual and Relief, making his own music as Cajmere and Green Velvet, remixing other people's , muSic and travelling the world as a DJ. _As Green Velvet, he also plays live sets in {duos and festivals. He is currently ivyorking on a full Green Velvet album .lfgr. release this year. .

it! Cajmere 0/5 at Pure, The Arches. iiGlésgow on Sat 24 Jan.

78 "IE LIST 23 Jan-S Feb i998


I Club Jamaica at The Underground (formerly The Venue). 10.45pm—3am. £2 (£1). Reggae night from Sweet T playing dub to soul. all with a reggae tinge. Drinks promos.

I Club Mouth at 13th Note Club. 10pm-2.30am. £2 (free before 11pm). Bizarre eclectic mix of guitar. beats. punk psych. past. present and future. with a late drinking. nae dancin' policy. brought to you by Marky P et al.

I Club 2ebra at Nice ’n' Sleazy (upstairs). 8pm—midnight. Free. Orbitally. Sneaker Pimpsy sort of night. I Code 99 at The Brewery Tap. 7.30pm—midnight. Free. Dub techno pre— club from Andrew Taylor. Richard Nolan. Alan Atkins and Paul.

I Contact High at Nice ‘n' Sleazy. 8.30pm-midnight. Free. 1 Feb and fortnightly. Northern soul. garage. funk. ska and soundtrax.

I Divine at Brel. 8.30—1 1pm. Andrew and Alan Divine (Glasgow School Of Art) play you the stuff they play for themselves at home. Retro soul. Bobby Gentry. movie themes. etc. Pro-club.

I Feel The Buzz at Bennet's. ll.30pm~3ain. £2.50 (£1.25). L‘p-tcmpo high energy. Drinks promos.

I First Contact at The 1311) Note Club (basement). 10pm—3am. £2 (free before 11pm). A blend of drum ‘n' bass from Rob G and Kcmal. Note that the 13th Note has now moved to Clyde Street and is open as a bar from 8pm.

I Optimo at The Sub Club. llpiii 3am. £4 (£3). New night that replaces Aquaplanct with Twitch (Pure) and Jilkcs (Knucklehead) for techno/electro action. I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. llpm-v3am. £3. Take the choice of the Polo Lounge upstairs. open until 3am. or downstairs for DJ Annie with a harder house mix than the other nights.

I Shirley's Temple at Archaos. 11pm-3am. £5 (£3). A trippy mix of camp theatricals and hard house from the radiant Ms Alston. joined last Sunday of the month by Maggie from Joy. Prepare yourself for trapeze acts and fire eaters. Paul 'l‘raynor in Bar 1 Willi R&B. hip hop. swing and soul. Drinks promos.

I Sorted at The Cathousc. 10.30piii--3am. £2 (£1.50; free before 11.30pm). indie/alternative vibe in the new Cathouse with drinks promos.

I Strawberry Rock at Strawberry Fields. 9pm--3am. £2 (£1.50). ()()s to 90s rock music.

I Sunday Social at Bargo. 8pm- late. Free. 25 Jan and monthly. [)Js Craig Morrison and Graeme Reedie of Silicon Soul/Sonia Recordings housing it up. Drink promos.

I Velvet Rooms 1 lpm—~3am. £5. Alan Ronald in Room Two with an open mix from classic house to soul and Martin Hesketh in Room ()ne playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul. All drinks £1.

I White at The Apartment. 1 1pm--3ani. £3. Chris Biguzzi back on the decks joined by Jim Hutchison for Detroit techo and Chicago house. All drinks £1.


I Academia de Salsa at Porters. 6.30—11pm. Highly popular salsa for beginners followed by advanced session. No partner required. Pie-club.

I Bounce at Tin Pan Alley. l lpm—3am. £3 (£2). DJ Suki with bouncey house tunes. Drinks promos.

I Speedracer at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Steven mixes up a few indie-dance classics and retro tunes for a busy. up-for-it crowd in the main room. Drinks promos.


I Academia de Salsa at Porters. 6.30—llpm. Highly popular salsa for beginners followed by intermediate session. No partner required. Pre-club.

I Eden at The Velvet Rooms. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Alan Ronald playing Britpop in Room One and Scott Mckay with mellow house in Room Two. Drinks promos.

I Pop at Reds. 11pm—-3am. £3 (£2). Indie and dance from DJ Robert Nichols. Drinks promos.

I Pump at Archaos. 1 1pm—3am. £4 (£2.50). Paul Traynor with R&B. swing. and dance. Drinks promos.

I Shooting Stars at The Garage. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Insane. drunken shenanigans eased along nicely by the

i charty choons of Gerry and Iain in the . main room. Staggering drink promos.

I The Shimmy Club at Bennet's. 11.30pm—-3am. £3. Party type of affair at the straight night in this gay venue.

I T.l.T at Trash. 10.30pm-3am. £2. Student night featuring DJ Rory (formerly of Cop and Chopper) with house classics and future anthems in Room ()ne. Grahame w ith student faves in Room Two and extra beats in Room Three. Drinks promos.


I 705 Wonderland at The Cathousc. llpm-3am. £2 (£1.50; free before 11.30pm). Seventies disco and funk with drinks promos. I Babaza at Babaza. 5.30pm—-3am (DJs from 11pm). £2 (free before 1 1pm). Laid- back mix from garage to swing with Chris Harris. Drinks promos. I Bennets 11.30pm~-3am. £2.50. DJ Sara with upbeat dance. Drinks promos. I Chopper at Betty's Mayonnaise. 10 30pm 3 30am. £3.50 (£2). Garage. house and 9le disco and pop from (‘J (A rc haos 'l‘hursdays). Note venue change. Drum 'n' bass night Juice in Room Two. Drinks promos. I Cul De Sac Cul De Sac Bar. 9-! 1pm. Free. Richard Brown. of Glasgow's Sonia Records. giiesting every week with a huge pile of white labels. Drinks promos. I Dance Cafe at The Blythswood Hall. 260 Bath St. 7.30» 10.30pm. £4 50. l eroc modern jive classes to chart. swing and soul. Bc 'inncrs welcome. I Depth Charge at Bar Booshka. Spin midnight Free. Deep and funky American house from the Jackal. I Fab at Reds. 11pm 3am. £3 (£2). Groovy garage and club classics. Drinks

Fused at The Sub Club. llpni»3am. Price tbc. New weckly night of intelligent techno to hard house from Domenic

I (Jallaclicr. langcnl. Slcvic Donaldson and JP.

I Go West at Cleopatra's.

10.30pm 2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket). A mainly student-oricntatcd bill of fayrc. I Jengaheads at The Living Room. ()pin—midnight. Free. Mainly big beat scssion with some daft tunes thrown in for good measure. all from the Jcngaheads (Paradise Island). Red Stripe £1.50 and one house spirit ()Up. Drinks

L Pushy at The Velvet Rooms. 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2). New regular Wednesday night from DJ Tchico. playing soul. ragga. funk reggae. swing and hip hop in Room ()nc plus Stevie Smith with happy house. garage and classic dance in Room Two.

I Stefan 8i Grant's Excellent Evening at The Asylum (Caledonian University Student Union). 9pm--2am. Free. Party music from four decades.

I Sticky Fingers at The Attic. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1). Gerry with indie and retro sounds. Drinks promos.

I Upstairs Lounge at Lime.

llpm—3am Price the New vocal garage. deep house and new school disco night from 23rd Precinct boys Kris Keegan and Billy Wood


I 4th Dimension ai Brel. 8.30—11pm. Free. Andy Young plays jazz. Brazilian. soul. fusion and funk. Drinks promos.

I Audio Psy-phi at The Sub Club. llpin- 3am. £3. New night from Phar ()ut‘s Paul Cawley replacing Red Cell. embarking on a voyage of hip hop. drum ‘n' bass and generally music with the funk.

I Best at Babaza. 1 1pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly form 29 Jan. New student night from man about town Jim Do Best with a mix ofcheese to please. £1 drink promos.

I Dig Kam's Party Night at Bennets. 11.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Karn Dunbar with 80s. 905 and loads of camp nonsense. Drinks promos.

I Bomb at The Velvet Rooms. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Night of soul. rap. R&B and swingbeat featuring Martin Hesketh and Mike Campbell.

I Cheeze at Strathclyde University Student Union. 9pm—3am. Free (students plus three guests). This has now become the city largest cheesy beano with three floors of tack and pound pints of lager and 50p a shot.

I Cheesy Pop at The Queen Margaret Student Union. 10pm—2am. £2.50 (£2). Beast of a student night with silly tunes fivlerity and Carlsberg only 70p.

Chief at Trash. 11pm—3am £3 (£2). Night of antics with DJ Rory (formerly of Cop and Chopper) in Room One with classic house and future anthems and Graham in Room Two with his indie/party mix. Drinks promos.

I Cop at Archaos. 10pm-3am. £4 (£2.50). Busy student house night from DJs CJ and Vance. ‘Turn up. get down. COp off.‘ Drinks promos. Tam Coyle ‘The Fuzz‘ does his indie/pop/kitsch stuff in Betty's Mayonnaise, which is part of the Archaos com lex.

I Dee Jays n Disguise :it Variety. 8pm—close. Free. Hatch and Jilkes of Knucklehead with a dubby mix of new dance and techno. Pre-club.

I Disco Dynamite at The Arena. 11pm--3am. £4 (£2). Underground funk and disco from Superfly. TNT and friends.

I Donkey at The Cathouse. 1 1pm—3am. £2 (£1.50; free before 11.30pm). 1ndie/grunge/industrial/chemical beats rock on a darker tip than The Cathouse‘s other nights. Drinks promos.

I Down In The Mouth at 13th Note Club (basement). 10pm—2.30am. £2 (free before I 1pm). 5 Feb and monthly. Mark Percival’s clubby outing for alternative crossover of guitars and beats.

I Fluffy at Reds llpiii -3am. £3 (£2). A night of classic disco. peppered with the best contemporary house and garage. Drinks ptoitlos.

I Free Flow at Glasgow School Of Art (downstairs). 10pm ~ 2am. Free. Jazz/funk/soul indie night with host Alan Rutherford. Drinks promos.

I Helter Skelter at The Underground (formerly The Venue). 10.30pm—3aiii. £3 (£2.50). Student-orientated music. with retro tracks next to contemporary indie from Gordon 'l'cnnant.

I Hi Karate at the Glasgow School Of Art (upstairs). 10pm~2.30am. Free. The Hi Karate collective of Neil McMillan. Andrew Diy inc and Crawford Tait. Big Beats. dirty hip hop. latinamyl and punk funk.

I In Tone at Bar 10. 8pm close. Free. Paul Cawley from Phar Out with a weird underground pre~c1ub experience.

I Jengaheads Cul De Sac Bar. 9—1 1pm. Free. Ali and Martyn of the Jengaheads with more of the same nonsense they get tip to at the Living Room on Wednesday nights: big beats and a wee bit more. Drinks promos.

I Loveshack at Fury Murry's. 10.30pm-3. 15am. £5 (£3). Fine indie house and disco sounds in two rooms. Drinks promos.

I Natural Selection at Lime. 1lpm~3am. £3 (£2). lain Fitzpatrick with funky dance and indie. Drinks promos. I Rumble at The Garage. 1 lpm—3ani. £3 (£2). Cardow and Ross with an exceptionally busy night ofcharty dance faves. cheap drinks and drunk students. Snogtastic!

I Salsa Classes at Lime. 7.15—10.30pm (class starts at 7.30pm). £4 (£3.30). Salsa classes. strictly for the hot blooded. no partner required. beginners welcome. Free pass for club after.

I Wanna Play? 10.30pm—3.30am. £4 (£2.50 with matric card). Student night featuring Kevin and Scott (Tunnel weekends) and Lisa. playing a mix of classic house anthems plus treasure hunts and wheel of fortune. Drinks promos.

I x-Rated at The Asylum (Caledonian University Student Union). 9pm—2am. £2 (£1). Chart and dance in the main room with DJ Ray plus indie and live mum in room 2.