(born Robert William Ferguson
, 16 November 1979)p.62 Mixmag
December 2010 issue is an Northern Irish DJ
and electronic music
artist from Larne
, County Antrim
, Northern Ireland
. Initially playing hard house
in his early career, he is now better known for breaks
Fergie played his first set at the age of 14 in his native Larne. Allegedly a milk crate was used so that he could reach the decks
. Being underage, he was soon ejected from the premises by the police
. He followed this by building his reputation at Armagh's
The Met, promoted by friend Mark Dobbin. Before moving to London
he met Tony de Vit
while DJing at Lush!
in Kelly's, Portrush. De Vit would become Fergie's mentor, playing together at Trade
. Through the 1990s he played at clubs across the UK
. He was also popular in Ibiza
, DJing at Privilege
, Space and Bora Bora.
In 2002, he was hired by BBC Radio 1
to present a late night weekend slot. His original show was on a Friday night, but later moved to a Saturday night slot. In September 2006, Fergie left Radio 1 due to the station's schedule revamp on evening and weekend shows. He is often a matchday sponsor of his local football
team Larne F.C.
. In 2002, he DJed at the club's Inver Park
stadium in his Homecoming tour. He is also a columnist for Mixmag
. He has released a number of mix albums
for Godskitchen and......