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Trevor Nelson Profile

A little bit about Trevor Nelson

Trevor's been DJing from an early age but his big-time career really kicked off when he started up the Madhatter sound system, putting on big warehouse parties.

DJing the graveyard shift on then pirate station Kiss FM in London led to a daytime slot and a directorship once the radio station went legal.

Continuing his heavy DJ schedule he made his name at the infamous Soul II Soul Sunday night jam at the Africa Centre. The working friendship he built up with frontman Jazzy B culminated in them setting up the second Soul II Soul shop in London.

Trevor looked after acts like Arrested Development and Gang Starr while he was a club promotions manager at Cooltempo (EMI Records).

After 10 years with Kiss FM; 1996 saw him move over to Radio 1 to present Rhythm Nation. Within a year he began a second show on Saturday afternoons. Trevor's won the best DJ Mobo twice over - and has co-hosted the ceremony twice, with Kelis and the late Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes.

Trevor presented MTV's black music shows The Lick and The Lick Chart before getting his own music shows on BBC television - Trevor Nelson's Urban Choice and The Lowdown.

He released compilation albums Pure Grooves and INCredible Sound Of Trevor Nelson and hosts a stage at London 's Notting Hill Carnival with Radio 1.

Trevor continues to DJ across the UK and around the world and present events like the Prince's Trust Urban Music Festival and MTV Europe Music Awards.

Trevor's a champion of RnB music in the UK, and his increasing profile has made him a respected figure in the music industry across the world.