Green Velvet

One of Miami’s many attractions is that it’s home to some of the most exhilarating festivals in arts and music all throughout the year.

Boats and plane-loads of people come in for Art Basel, iii Points, Ultra, and Miami Music Week. But we think there’s more of a reason Miami is all year locations rather than just an escape from the wintry months in more northern climes.

Exciting times are here for the club goers in la república de Miami. Not only are new venues popping up, familiar standbys are getting killer makeovers like Space getting new ownership with promises to keep it as a club hub for creativity. Along with revamping Space, they are also bringing in some of electronic music’s best of the best.

Chicago’s own Green Velvet will be taking up residency at the new and improved club Space. Nothing like a little bit of a house and techno legend baptizing a new club upon reopening.

If you’re unfamiliar with Green Velvet, one, shame on you, two, let’s educate.

Green Velvet grew up in the house capital of the world and quickly rose to underground stardom with his sardonic, sample-heavy house productions. After his music paved the way for many house musicians, he branched over to the dark side, and started putting out some of the most revered techno tracks the world has ever seen.

Now, we get to live in an era where the two can be fused, and Curtis Allan Jones’ tech-house skills get to be revered from the silky sand beaches of Miami.

Fun Fact: The term “let’s play house,” used often in music, is all thanks to Green Velvet’s evangelical sermon sample in his 1993 club anthem “Preacher Man”.