Weston DJ storms the charts

PUBLISHED: 15:29 28 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:38 25 May 2010

A JETSETTER from Weston is storming the dance charts after being signed up to a top international label.

A JETSETTER from Weston is storming the dance charts after being signed up to a top international label.

DJ, producer and Abstract Recordings manager Ben Wederell, known as Ben Nicky, has been signed to Paul Van Dyk's Vandit label, as well as having some of his top tunes aired on Radio 1.

It is hard to catch the 23-year-old former Kings of Wessex School pupil as if he is not in his London studio recording, he is flying around the world performing at shows from Tunisia to Ibiza.

Ben, a former sales representative at The Weston Mercury, is one of the brightest new stars on the trance scene and is quickly rising to be one of the industry's favourites.

Tipped as 'one to watch' by DJ Judge Jules, he has spun for other massive brands including Godskitchen, Fire It Up, Slinky, Gatecrasher and Wonderland to name just a few.

Ben said: "I get to travel all over Europe, meeting great people and can play my music in front of thousands of people. Now that's what I call a job.

"My parents are really supportive and always follow what I am doing

"Friend-wise I have lost a few due to jealously but I make new friends every week as I'm always travelling around so I love it."

The Graham Road resident has been climbing the music chart ladder for two years since releasing his first ever trance track, Dirty Dancefloor, which reached number one in the international trance charts.

Since then he has consistently reached the coveted number one spot on download sites such as Audiojelly and Trackitdown with dance floor smashes like Filthy Creature, Turn On, Peanut Butter, Catapult and Morning Breeze.

Ben has recently released a rework of the legendary Calvin Harris hit Flashback, which was featured on the Judge Jules Radio 1 show six weeks in a row.

Fans in the area can check him out performing an early set this Saturday at a Gatecrasher event in Syndicate nightclub in Bristol, before he shoots off to Bournemouth to play another set.

For more details visit www.bennicky.com

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