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DJ Nelson Torres – New York

A native New Yorker, of Puerto Rican descent, Nelson has been a DJ for over 20 years. While he is knowledgeable in various 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, Texas, Hawaii, Canada, Japan, Philippines, Bermuda, and Singapore.


Exclusive Appearances:

  • Official DJ of the New York Salsa Congress 2001-2008
  • Miami Salsa Congress 2002-2009
  • Bermuda Salsa Congress 2005- 2007
  • Texas Salsa Congress 2005 to present
  • Extreme Salsa Event (Tokyo, Japan) 2005
  • Shine 4th Anniversary (Osaka, Japan) 2005
  • Gold Coast Ballroom (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) 2005
  • DJ Director of the NY/NJ Salsa Festival 2004
  • Cafe Bongos (Miami) 2003, 2004
  • Salsa in Paradise Event (Hawaii) 2004
  • Canada Salsa Congress (Toronto) 2003-2008
  • LA Salsa Congress 2002, 2004
  • Salsa Carnaval (Tokyo, Japan) 2004
  • Japan Salsa Congress 2001, 2003
  • Congreso de la Salsa Puerto Rico 2002
  • Salon 21 Mexico City, D.F. 2001, 2002
  • Euro Salsa Congress (Germany) 2001
  • Club Ing- Hong Kong 2001
  • Guest DJ at Latin Beauty, Salsomaggiore Italy 2001
  • Urban Latino Magazine party at Cream 2001
  • HOLA Recordings Proyecto Uno Platinum Party and Record release parties 2000
  • Live Broadcast on Mega 97.9 FM (New York) 1999

Dance Clubs:

  • Copacabana
  • El Flamingo
  • La Maganette
  • Wild Palm
  • Nell’s
  • Les Poulet’s
  • Van Dome New Haven, CT
  • Babalu
  • Supper Club
  • Side Street
  • Club Hollywood
  • Club Ivy
  • Jimmy’s Bronx Café
  • One51
  • Life
  • Carbon
  • Shadow
  • Ohm
  • Bistro Latino
  • Bar 85
  • Starlite
  • 1050 Lounge
  • Extremes
  • Victor’s Victoria
  • Feldon Philadelphia



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Our Story

It started as an idea between friends, bringing a congress to Texas where at the time Texas had no active congress in the entire state. A congress that would showcase Texas Salsa talent, bring awareness of salsa to the community and raise money for scholarships. Together David Melendez and Ruby Rivera worked hard and in January 2004, the Texas Salsa Congress was born.

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