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Trevor Nelson

Trevor Nelson

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Trevor Nelson MBE (born 7 January 1964, in Hackney, London, UK)is an English DJ and presenter.

Born in Hackney to a family of St Lucian heritage, he attended Central Foundation Boys' Grammar School (now known as Central Foundation Boys' School) in Cowper St, Islington, London EC2 and Westminster Kingsway College. His first job was in a shoe shop, but his love of music meant a part time role as a DJ. Nelson gained day time work at a record importer in 1985, and widened his DJ experience putting on "warehouse parties" on the weekends. Nelson then worked in A&R for record labels Cooltempo and EMI, promoting artistes such as D'Angelo, Mica Paris and Lynden David Hall, while also promoting events, including his own Soul II Soul and The Lick.

Nelson began DJing on pirate radio station Kiss from 1985, which when it gained a broadcasting license in 1990 to become Kiss FM, Nelson became a director and day time DJ. Nelson moved to BBC Radio 1 in 1996 to present the first UK national R&B show "Rhythm Nation," and a year later began a Saturday afternoon program which resulted in him winning a MOBO Award in 1997 as Best DJ. He now also presents the 10:00 until 13:00 show on BBC Radio 1Xtra, and a Soul show on Wednesday evenings on BBC Radio 2 since April 2008 which is produced by independent production company Somethin' Else. During the summer season Nelson performs weekly sessions in the Global Room at the nightclub Pacha in Ibiza. Was at the KIC FM for the Launch of the station is a big fan of the station.


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