Music By Black Velveteen
Before she became Black Velveteen, Chris Offutt was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. Her parents introduced her to a wide range of music: Motown to Mozart and everything in between. Some frequently featured artists in young Chris’s house were Aretha Franklin, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder and James Taylor. Current influences include Chris Fortier, Steve Porter, Wild Culture, Juliet Sikora, Mathias Meyer, Inxec, Milty Evans, Stimming.
From a very young age she dreamed of hosting her own radio show. In 2011 that dream came to fruition when she had her own show “Progressions in House” on FNOOB based out of London.
She currently does a monthly show for PURE.FM deep house channel in addition for looking for new DJs to host shows on the channel.
Chris has enjoyed DJing around the San Francisco Bay Area over the past 5 years. In 2012, she became the resident DJ and musical director at Aloft Hotel SFO. In 2013, she was DJing in the Pride Parade on the W Hotel float. In 2015, she was asked to perform on the Tantra Stage for Pride in San Francisco. She was in rotation at The End Up and does guest spots at Monarch, The Great Northern and Wish. In 2016, Chris was asked to join AirPusher Collective. She has also done guest mixes for FriskyRadio, Proton Radio and Elastic Beatz, both NYC based radio stations, as well as Proton Radio.
Whether she is spinning for friends and family in her home or on Parade floats and Art Cars in the dessert for Burning Man or Night Clubs, Black Velveteen never fails to delight and inspire her audience!