Carl Cox, Green Velvet | The Mid | Dance | Chicago Reader

Carl Cox, Green Velvet Soundboard Recommended

When: Sat., Sept. 3, 10 p.m. 2011

If Deadmau5 is the Eric Clapton of dance music—which he is, but this isn't the time or the place to explain why—then Carl Cox is its Muddy Waters. The blown-out techno and house driving the ecstasy-filled kids at this year's Lollapalooza is only a couple baby steps removed from what Cox spun the last time raves were a big thing in the States—which was about a decade and a half ago. In fact, his sets before and during Britain's infamous Second Summer of Love in the late 80s helped define what raves even were. But maybe the best thing about him is that, 30-plus years into it, he still dances to his own records. —Miles Raymer Green Velvet opens.

Price: $30

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