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For an international audience reawakening to the influence of Chicago house during the 1990s, Curtis A. Jones acted as quite a renaissance leader. Besides donning his straightahead house guise Cajmere and a flamboyant, neon-haired acid-house alter-ego named Green Velvet for several of the most memorable underground house tracks of the decade (including “Preacher Man,” “Answering Machine” “Brighter Days” and “Flash”), Jones helmed the two most respected labels in the new school of Chicago house, Cajual and Relief. Though artist-owned labels had become the norm in Detroit, Chicago occurrences were frustratingly rare, despite the fact that the two major house imprints of the 1980s, Trax and DJ International, had continually bilked their artists out of money. Cajmere went a long way towards rectifying that situation, releasing records by a diverse cast of producers old and new: DJ Sneak, Glenn Underground, Paul Johnson, Gemini, Tim Harper and Boo Williams, among others.

The Chicago native began clubbing and buying records while studying at the University of Illinois. He later graduated with a degree in chemical engineering (and even attended several years of grad school at UC-Berkeley), but then returned to his hometown in 1991 with a drive to begin recording and DJing around the area. His first track “Coffee Pot (It’s Time for the Percolator)” was released in 1992 as Cajmere on Clubhouse Records.

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  • DaSchtaishOne

    everything vonstroke touches is pure gold

    30 May 2011 Reply
  • ixlovextofu

    @HeTheDebaser What is it time for? I'm sorry, I just want to be certain.

    2 Apr 2011 Reply
  • HeTheDebaser

    ITS TIME FOR DA PERCOLATOR ITS TIME FOR DA PERCOLATOR ITS TIME FOR DA PERCOLATOR ITS TIME FOR DA PERCOLATOR ITS TIME FOR DA PERCOLATOR ITS TIME FOR DA PERCOLATOR ITS TIME FOR DA PERCOLATOR ITS TIME FOR DA PERCOLATOR

    4 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Meyoshiam

    Lucky to be in Chicago for the summer that Percolator was blowing up the dance floors. Detroit Techno/ChiTown House... This is where it all started baby.

    16 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Quarantehuit

    sucks to only see percolator remixes in the toptrack, curtis makes the sickest tracks!

    9 Nov 2010 Reply
  • triplox

    Riva starr remix!

    3 Sep 2010 Reply
  • elefanten

    You got that right He is my biigest fan

    28 Sep 2008 Reply
  • LoveYouSomeEric

    When it comes down to it, nothing else matters musically but house.

    11 Jul 2007 Reply

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