Trendsetter DJ Fergie is back in Belfast
2008 couldnâ€™t be busier for Fergie. Regularly playing locally, he maintains an international pedigree which has seen him play at Sonar(Barcelona) Metropolis(Bulgaria),Meganite(Ibiza), Magazinni Generalli (Italy), the Berlin Love Parade and of course almost a decade in Ibiza.
Add to that a whirlwind of gigs that took in Hong Kong, Australia, Israel, Poland, and America where he even done a 7 day tour of the Curran-Holding Prison Correctional Facility (CFCF) in Philadelphia which wasnâ€™t listed on the tour schedule!
The producer of stunningly good techno that has seen the likes of Slam, Laurent Garnier and Dubfire smash floors all over with his tunes and the man whose Excentric project is making a real impact in clubland on three different levels; pushing new talent, putting on events and releasing exciting music.
Fergie is firing on all cylinders at the moment with his recently released THE ME EP on Excentric Muzik climbing high in the techno charts on Beatport. Itâ€™s gaining huge support from some of the industryâ€™s most respected DJs, with across the board appeal to many techno exponents. Add to this a collaboration with Gregor Tresher that spawned â€˜Recluseâ€™ recently released on the on the Great Carnival Stuff album.
A further Great Stuff Olympic album due to be released later this year will feature a track from each country with Fergie representing Ireland. Re-mixes due out include Bigger than Jesus â€˜Itchy Glitchy Spiderâ€™ (Fergie rmx) on Silver Planet and King Unique â€˜Hinodeâ€™ (Fergie rmx) due out on their Curfew imprint.
His exclusive Excentric nights have been ripping up dance floors across the UK at venues that include Ice Factory bi monthly (Perth) The Custard Factory (B/Ham) and The THELKA (Bristol) not to mention 13 weeks in Ibiza and have been featuring guests such as Slam, Phil Kieran, Gregor Tresher, Anderson Noise, Tom Pooks, Silicone Soul, Funk D Void and Pyscatron as well as some exciting, fresh new talent from his own Excentric Artist Agency, Bigger than Jesus, Henry Von, Jus Phil, Dan Doran, JordanX and Ken the Men.
It all started in Larne in Northern Ireland where Robert Ferguson, as his passport dubs him, grew up. His first day of secondary school would see him donning a walkman instead of putting up with his teacherâ€™s voice, and for the next three years he would spend more time outside the headmasterâ€™s office than in the classroom. At the age of 14 he finally left school and embarked on the passion that had engulfed him; embracing music headlong and becoming a DJ.
It was to become a mercurial move that would lead to international DJ status with Tony De Vit taking Fergie under his wing and starting him on a journey that eventually led to his own slot on Radio 1 where he championed the sounds of underground on mainstream radio, before minimal became the du jour genre for DJs. At only 21 he found himself presenting live shows from, Skool Beats,( Brazil ) Love Parade (Berlin ) Meganite ( Ibiza ) Miami Winter Music Conference and not one to forget where he came from, he broadcast his very first live Radio 1 show from Larne Football Club in his hometown.
The show ran for 5 years and developed into a snapshot of what was going on in the underground electronic music scene. Guests included Richie Hawtin, Sven Vath, Dave Clarke, Carl Cox and Jeff Mills, as well as providing a platform for many aspiring producers and DJs to show what they had to offer… the likes of Kev Gorman ( Gigolo ), Anderson Noise ( Noise Music ) and Matt Tolfrey ( Leftroom ) all received some of their prominent initial exposure through Fergieâ€™s show.
Today he is free to play how he wants and is not held back by perceptions and tags from the past and continues to be a global representative for electronic music by consistently breaking down underground barriers and bringing new music to the people, without compromise. He has never forgotten that it’s still just a rave, a place where people are trying to escape the realities of urban life each and every weekend. A proven forward thinker, a trendsetter. Fergie has become a master of evolving his sound to keep one step ahead of the rest. Constantly developing and never standing still …… for Fergie this is a way of life.
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SATURDAY 12TH APRIL
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