Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, DJ Eric Forbes learned how to mix Hip-Hop records in a friend’s garage when he was just 18 years old. After discovering his passion for music, Forbes began buying his own records and expanded his genres of music into House and Break Beats. He then gained notoriety around the North Bay spinning for friends at local parties.
Almost immediately DJ Eric Forbes catapulted into the huge, rapidly growing rave scene, which was beginning to take shape in the Bay Area in the early 90’s. Forbes was soon playing to capacity crowds in nightclubs and huge underground venues in Oakland, San Francisco and Sacramento.
At the age of 21, Forbes moved to Las Vegas to further his musical career. In no time he was spinning at numerous hotspots around Las Vegas – gaining further success and notoriety. In June of 1998, Forbes landed a job behind the bar at Studio 54 inside MGM Grand. His work ethic and personality caught the attention of key influencers in the beginning of nightlife in Las Vegas. After management heard his mix tape, Forbes then performed at a Tuesday night promotion called E.D.E.N inside Studio 54, which was Las Vegas’ very first Industry night for locals – setting the trend for all nightclubs to follow.
DJ Eric Forbes has been a resident DJ for MGM Grand for close to eight years. Forbes has performed at numerous celebrity-hosted events and has shared the stage alongside talent such as Jermaine Dupree, Lupe Fiasco, Cee-Lo Green, Wiz Kalifa, Diddy and Fabolous. He has also performed at the official after-parties for some of boxing and UFC’s greats such as Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto, Tito Ortiz, Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin. On Memorial Day Weekend 2012, with the full support of MGM Grand, DJ Eric Forbes launched his own weekly party called “Forbes Fridays” inside Tabú at MGM Grand with huge success.
Forbes is now known for commanding big room dance floors with his explosive, high-energy format and flawless mixing. Ranging from Hip-Hop to House and everything in between, Forbes is sure to have guests coming back the next night for more.
DJ Eric Forbes currently holds numerous residencies on the Las Vegas Strip, as well as performing weekly at other nightclubs and pools in Las Vegas and around the country. DJ Eric Forbes is a solid and recognized name throughout the industry, has been around for over a decade, proving on a nightly basis he is here to stay!
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