A native New Yorker, of Puerto Rican descent, Nelson has been a DJ for over 20 years. He took ownership of the family stereo at an early age and learned to mix and scratch records. By the age of 12 he was working part time at Moodie’s Records (Bronx, NY) creating mixtapes and compilations.
While he is knowledgeable in many genres of music, it is his skill of programming salsa that has earned him international recognition. Nelson is grateful to have had the pleasure of DJing for dancers across the US,Canada, Europe,and Asia.
In New York City he has worked at some of the most popular nightclubs as well as the live radio broadcast from the Copacabana on Mega 97.9 FM. In addition to being the Official DJ of the New York Salsa Congress from 2001 to 2008, Nelson has been featured at the Salsa Congresses of Miami, Hawaii, Japan, Philippines, Bermuda, Texas, Singapore, and Canada.