After Party at Cielo
Three days on an island with several thousand ravers might be the main event but don’t fool yourself into thinking that is the only way to party. Friday August 30, day one of Electric Zoo, after spending a day out on Randalls Island, head over to Cielo in New York’s Meatpacking District for a more intimate setting.
Curtis A. Jones acted as quite a renaissance leader for the 90’s. Jones helmed the two most respected labels in the new school of Chicago house, Cajual and Relief.
The Chicago native began clubbing and buying records while studying at the University of Illinois. Despite his degree in engineering, his first track “Coffee Pot (It’s Time for the Percolator)” was released in 1992 as Cajmere on Clubhouse Records. That same year, Cajmere worked on production for “Get With U” by Lidell Townsell, then teamed with another Chicago vocalist, Dajae. After the pair recorded “Brighter Days,” Cajmere decided to form his own Cajual Records to release it. “Brighter Days” ascended to the number two position on the dance charts.
Subsequent Dajae/Cajual collaborations like “U Got Me Up” and “Day by Day” followed, and Cajmere eventually set up his Relief label in 1994. Going for a bit more performance, he created the alias Green Velvet for live gigs and DJ events. Green Velvet hit the club charts with a trio of anthems from 1995 to 1997: “Flash,” “The Stalker” and “Answering Machine.” While no full-length appeared from either Cajmere or Green Velvet during those years, Cajual/Relief compilations like The Many Shades of Cajual, A Taste of Cajual and Relief: The Future Sound of Chicago collected all of his best productions.
10pm – 4am
18 Little W 12th St NYC
21 and over with valid state issued photo ID