DJ Robbie Nelson to be in his Element
Published: 28 Jun 2012 13:000 comments
Legendary spinner Robbie Nelson, whose career spans three decades, performs a special 'Past, Present, Future' set as he headlines proceedings at the official launch party of 'Good Times!'
It offers a rare chance to witness one of the industry's most highly acclaimed artists up close and personal right here in Enniskillen.
Robbie Nelson's DJing career started in the mid-80s and soon accelerated when he won the DMC Mixing Championships in the first three years they were held in Northern Ireland; 1987, 1988, and 1989.
Nelson soon found fame across the province, landing key residencies at the country's biggest clubs including the infamous Circus Circus in Banbridge, Arena in Armagh, Charlie Haggerty's in Bangor, and Kilwaughter House in Larne.
In 1996 he moved to Yeke Yeke at the River Club in Enniskillen and Spank at Carlingford Bay Hotel in Warrenpoint, where he regularly dropped emotion-filled tracks including Nalin & Kane - 'Beachball', Chicane - 'Offshore', and BBE - 'Seven Days & 1 Week'.
Nelson's popularity as a DJ in Northern Ireland was unrivalled with huge crowds descending on wherever he played. He soon took his produce global, teaming up with producer Chris Agnelli to form unstoppable trance duo Agnelli & Nelson.
Their first track was 'El Nino' - produced for and handed out to 2,000 people in the River Club as a Christmas present in 1997. It instantly entered the UK Singles Chart and worldwide fame was to follow.
Top 20 hits, appearances on Top Of The Pops, remixes for U2, and performances to crowds of up to 20,000 revellers in some of the world's most far-flung destinations became regular occurrences.
International gigs took the twosome across the planet playing countries like Argentina, Australia, China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. Records including 'Hudson Street', 'Everyday', and 'Holding Onto Nothing' became instant dancefloor hits around the globe and the pair were even asked to perform at the official after party of the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix! Now, 16 years after his residency at the River Club Robbie Nelson returns to Enniskillen to headline the official launch party of Good Times! at Element nightclub.
Attendees can expect to be taken on a musical journey through Nelson's DJing and production career as they experience his unique 'Past, Present, Future' set incorporating tunes from his early days on the club circuit, through to present day hits and future anthems. Support at Good Times! comes in the form of rising talents Warren Adam, Phillip Hannon, and Kevin Maguire, ensuring a riveting night of musical niceties. Doors open from 10.30pm to late.