Originally producing under the moniker, Cajmere, Green Velvet (real name Curtis Jones), has had an extensive career. His first record label, Cajual Records, focuses on providing a platform for Chicago house, and was responsible for nurturing its resurgence during the 90s. In 1993 Jones founded Relief Records, which would also become home to the first releases of his new alter-ego, Green Velvet. Originally an outlet for experimentation, the popularity of Green Velvet’s sound quickly eclipsed Jones’ work as Cajmere, leading him to take on the mantle for his busy DJing schedule. The infectious beats and humorous vocal lines of his releases, such as ‘La La Land’, ‘Answering Machine’ and ‘Preacher Man’, have made Green Velvet one of the most influential underground artists for over a decade.
Famous for hosting some of the biggest names in house, techno and trance since its opening back in 1989, Space Ibiza’s bookings have earned it a reputation as one of the world’s most respected clubs. The team from Space Ibiza will be hosting the festival’s house stage. The global club giants will be bringing their expertise to the stage’s production, along with a number of their resident DJs. Space Ibiza will also host an after-party for the festival at Switch, Southampton.
Speaking of Switch, there’s a lot on offer to satisfy your, in the months leading up to Southampton Sounclash, as Hannah Wants, Pete Tong, Julio Bashmore, and James Zabiela are all booked for appearances at the Southampton club. Furthermore the venue has also been dropping various hints suggesting that we can expect appearances from Annie Mac, Jooris Vorn, Dusky and Sigma as well during the coming months.
Southampton Soundclash is a new festival to the south-coast region and will have four stages. In addition to Space Ibiza’s stage, Black Butter records will be hosting the festival’s main stage, with Gorgon City headlining (more TBA). Southampton based promoters, On A Mission will be taking charge of the drum and bass stage, to be headlined by Friction; whilst Frequency South, and Remedy will curate a trance stage. There will also be a low-capacity VIP area hosted by Warehouse.
This week offers the last chance to secure a first release ticket for the festival, before ticket prices rise next weekend, with the announcement of another headliner.