Jordan Stevens Wilson, 38, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away July 27, 2021.
A longtime resident of Las Vegas, NV, Jordan lived in Chattanooga for the past two years.
In the highly competitive Las Vegas music and nightlife industry, numerous names stepped behind the DJ decks trying to make their mark. But while a path to success for many included gimmicks or over-the-top antics, DJ Jordan Stevens was a standout based on talent. A humble soul with impeccable skills to rival – and even surpass – some of the biggest names in the business, his absence will be felt by friends and fans around the world.
Rising through the ranks of the Las Vegas underground electronic music scene, Jordan Stevens worked his way up from playing underground warehouse parties and afterhours clubs to spinning alongside legends at the world’s top venues. He’ll perhaps be most widely remembered as the weekly resident DJ for Paul Oakenfold’s groundbreaking prime time “Perfecto” party at Rain Nightclub inside the Palms Resort & Casino, then being tapped to open Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Jordan had the noted distinction of sharing the stage and billing not only with Oakenfold, but nearly all the top electronic music DJ/producers, including Paul van Dyk, Above & Beyond, Carl Cox, Kaskade, BT, Max Graham, and a myriad of other industry superstars, plus his all-time idol, Christopher Lawrence. Jordan expertly curated musical journeys running the gamut of genres, from trance to techno, house to breaks, melodic moments to fabulous frenzies, and anything else to make the crowd move – both physically and emotionally.
While the spotlight can often change those that enter it, Jordan always remained modest, often not giving himself enough credit for his talent and successes. He treated everyone like a VIP no matter who they were and always aimed to provide an escape from reality for all, even if just for a few hours as he commanded the dance floor. And as his career grew, he frequently paid it forward to aspiring DJs and nightlife newcomers.
Jordan Stevens will always be remembered as a true Las Vegas legend who forever changed the scene and touched tens of thousands of lives with his magical musical moments.
Originally published in The Chattanoogan