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Distal has a wonderful ability to mine through the world of sounds and find those gems. As head honcho of Embassy Recordings, you can see his filtering aesthetic in the artists he works with, and the crisp quality of the tracks released. I’ve mentioned that savage Wheez-ie release Keep Yer Chin Up in my past Distal interview, also really enjoying Thefft’s Name Shame / No Want That, which came out on Embassy late last year.

Not only does Distal kill it with his crew on Embassy Recordings, his own productions and DJ sets are high quality presentations. Tectonic put out his Civilization album in April 2012, the track “Not Cool” was included in my Decibel Festival 2012 Warp Records Showcase set.  His past Boiler Room set is one of my favorites, and I’m hyped to see him work out Q tonight. He pulls from a wide variety of BPM’s and styles, so you’ll just have to come and see what he showcases. He will be joined by Tony Goods (Top Billin, Sounds of Sumo, Car Crash Set, Damn Son), whose Hopscotch / Space Jam release comes out on C/C/S April 9th. Residents Nordic Soul and Recess will also be playin’.

Flash Fridays are brought to you by Decibel and Shameless. Presale TIX, FB event

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– Jimi Jaxon 

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I was feeling a bit drained when I sat down to do research on this Green Velvet (aka Curtis Jones, Cajmere) feature. As I begin searching through his 2009 RA interview and a 2011 interview with Slices – The Electronic Music Magazine, my energy level began to climb. I took in the depth and huge amount of time this man has been putting music out there; driving the influential Chicago House scene, running 2 labels for a long bit and consistently innovating up to this present day. 

 

As a DJ, I relate to his focus and determination to do his best and create a fun environment for any audience placed in front of him. Music has always been a grounding force for Curtis Jones, as he has seen the highs and lows of the music industry. And he is still strong today, remaining a stable force in the dance music community. So much of what I look for in tunes I play out is that strong rhythm that you can strut to. And Green Velvet has developed quite a strut with his music.

 

This will be the 4th time Decibel has brought Curtis out to play Seattle, tonight’s show takes place at Q. This is part of Flash Friday’s, which Decibel and Shameless take over once a week. The one time I saw Curtis play, it was under his Cajmere alias for Decibel Festival 2011, and that was one of the best DJ sets I’ve ever heard. He created an equally alien and welcoming environment that I was completely mesmerized by. Grab presale TIX for tonight’s Q show, and share the FB event if you feel so inclined. You’ll see me bouncin’ around the club for sure.

 

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– Jimi Jaxon