Reviews: Trevor Nelson, Goodwood Racecourse

Trevor Nelson
Trevor Nelson
Paradise Lost. Picture: Danny Payne

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It could have been Ibiza. The sun had not long gone down and Trevor Nelson, cool doyenne of urban DJs, was behind the decks.

Below him, hundreds of hands were in the air and lights and lasers lit up the night sky.

But this was Goodwood and the crowd moving to the heavy club beats had earlier been watching horse racing. With the parade ring rapidly transformed into a huge outdoor dance floor, teenage girls in too-high heels and gelled-up boys were suddenly crammed alongside slightly self-conscious middle-aged couples in one happy mass of movement.

Nelson may have been around the club scene for a good while now, but he’d surely never played a gig quite like this one. He seemed almost taken aback by the sheer numbers responding excitedly to his expert mixing.

‘I’m putting this on Twitter’ he shouted, holding up his phone to record the scene up on the Downs.

From RnB to hiphop and soul, ‘70s Michael Jackson to contemporary Daft Punk, Nelson perfectly captured the mood and managed to please all ages.