Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, DJ Eric Forbes learned how to mix Hip-Hop records together in a friend’s garage when he was just 18 years old. After discovering his passion for music, Forbes started 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 soon was 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 the MGM Grand Hotel. His work ethic and personality caught the attention of some key people who were influential in the beginning of nightlife in Las Vegas. After management heard his mix tape, Forbes then performed at the very first Industry Night for locals, a Tuesday night promotion called E.D.E.N inside Studio 54, which was Las Vegas’ very Industry night for locals – setting the trend for all nightclubs to follow.
DJ Eric Forbes has now been a resident DJ for the MGM Grand, Las Vegas for close to 8 years. Forbes has performed at numerous celebrity-hosted events and shared the stage alongside such talent as Jermaine Dupree, Lupe Fiasco, Cee-Lo Green, Wiz Kalifa, Diddy and Fabolous. He has also performed at the official after parties at some of Boxing and UFC’s greats like 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 Tabu Nightclub at MGM 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 them 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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