Techno and House legend, Green Velvet certainly closed out 2018 with a huge bang at Teksupport’s hotspot 99 Scott Ave in Brooklyn, NY during New Year’s Eve weekend with a special open-to-close set. 2018 was a successful year for the Chicago native, releasing collaborations with multiple artists plus tours, performed at many festivals plus collaboration performances with Claude VonStroke as Get Real. The beauty behind of an all-night-long set is that the artist can play whatever he or she wants, expressing their love and passion through music. Green Velvet did exactly that.
The first hour and half was extremely dark and seductive, as a personal fan of Green Velvet and saw him at multiple shows, never had seen him perform such a dark set before. Green Velvet played numerous Drumcode tracks including his collaboration with Adam Beyer and Layton Giordani Space Date and a few of unreleased tracks and collaborations. People were drawn into Green Velvet’s world and vibe with his dark performance. Green Velvet even dropped a few of Claude’s tracks including Grenade, continuing the dark side of his set one transition at a time.
The Brooklyn warehouse was packed with techno fans from all around. The night shifted to more of an house vibe with a few Dirtybird tracks including his collaboration with Chris Lake, Deceiver. A couple of tracks from a few friends that released original tracks on Relief Records including Eskuche - Concentrate. Green Velvet also dropped some classics including Flash, Suga, Shake and Pop, Rosalie, La La Land and personal favorite Voicemail. The entire crowd was moving to every beat he pushed out that night. Truly was the best and favorite performance of all time.
Green Velvet moved to a funkier and more a disco setting, to really get the crowd going all night long. Mixing old classics with a fresh new tweak to it, showing everyone to truly craft and artistry of being a producer and DJ for over 30 years. Completing blowing everyone away with every bit of his set on that night, even mixing up classic tracks into a whirlwind of groovy beats, playing for seven full hours. Seeing Green Velvet at the end of the year was truly the perfect way to close out the year, by celebrating the love of music with the best people you know. After such a great year for the musical genius, can’t possibly imagine what he has in store for 2019.