As far as glittering DJ careers go, it’s safe to say that Irish DJ Fergie’s shines so brightly you shouldn’t stare directly at it. A true trailblazer whose multiple decades at the top of his game have amassed a truly magnificent back catalogue of achievements.
Some of his very well deserved awards and accomplishments include the BBM Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, Best International DJ (AU) with his debut album ‘Dynatmite and Laserbeams’, the prestigious IDMA award for best album, he holds the record for the highest ever new entry in the DJ Mag Top 100 awards (8), and with the globally renowned Mixmag being quoted saying “Fergie could mix vinegar and lemons and still produce cream” – pretty much sums up the level of his talents.
Taken under the wing of the legendary Tony de Vit from a young age set Fergie on the path to stardom he’s worked so tirelessly to take root on. At just 22, after an insanely successful BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, the BBC took a chance on this emerging talent and gave him his very own radio show, as a bi-monthly resident alongside the globally successful Carl Cox. Later that month, Fergie solidified his popularity with the masses by winning the listeners’ votes in the BBC Radio 1 live broadcast, Battle of the DJs Essential Relief, beating his co-presenter Carl Cox, Pete Tong and Fatboy Slim in the final. By this milestone you could really say Fergie had made his mark that would never be erased.
Not long after this incredible BBC Radio 1 rollercoaster ride began to take off, Fergie was offered a weekly, Friday night slot that soon became the soundtrack to millions of weekends up and down the country – the youngest ever host to be given such a prime time show.
For five years Fergie introduced a new, underground, minimal techno over the airwaves to the masses. He shone a light on incredible music that has become such an integral part of the development of the dance music scene as it is today. His meteoric rise to fame around this time also saw him featured regularly on line ups from Ibiza to Miami, he’s played at the holy grail of music festivals; Glastonbury – as well as countless other events that most DJs can only dream of being part of.
In 2012 he swapped the shores of Blighty for the sand and lights of Las Vegas and soon became resident for the #1 club in America – Hakkasan at the phenomenal MGM Grand. For the last 9 years he’s also been adding his slightly crackers Irish charm to the incredible nights at Omnia also in Las Vegas at the world famous Caesars’ Palace – and as fellow Vegas headliner Elvis once said “Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine” and that’s exactly what’s got this Celtic chameleon to where he is today.
2021 is set to see some brand new music from this hugely talented creative, his adored Excentric brand will be reignited with new releases from the main man himself as well as cherrypicked talents that Fergie is supporting. The Excentric label was originally launched to help channel the style Fergie championed into the record stores and soon Carl Cox was quoted saying it was one of his favourite imprints, there was regular support coming from the likes of Sasha, Digweed, Laurent Garnier and more but it became so much bigger than that with Excentric events and helping to fly the flag for brand new artistes with its own roster. With time to observe and regenerate in the bag – now watch this space closely for what’s to come!