Wilson, Jordan Stevens

Standout Las Vegas DJ Lived Past 2 Years In Chattanooga

  • Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Jordan Stevens Wilson
Jordan Stevens Wilson

Jordan Stevens Wilson, 38, of Chattanooga passed away July 27, 2021.

A longtime resident of Las Vegas, NV, Jordan has 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 Dyke, Above & Beyond, Cal 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.

For the past four years he was working in the Solar Energy Industry.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James Hardy Hendon; grandmother, Jean Shanks Wilson, and his faithful companion, “Fletcher, the cat”.

He is survived by his parents, Wesley and Shannon Hendon Wilson; brother, Jameson C. Wilson, Las Vegas, NV; grandmother, Johann Hendon; grandfather, Charles P. (Choppy) Wilson, both of Chattanooga; the love of his life, Deanna Rilling, Las Vegas, NV; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services will be held Friday, July 30, at 4 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Sheriff Jim Hammond and Chaplain Jonathon Parker of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department officiating.

You may send condolences, view the video tribute and view the service live stream at www.heritagechattanooga.com

Memorial contributions may be made to Southwest Llama Rescue, Inc., In Memory Of Jordan Wilson, 184 Hoofbeat Trail, Kerrville, TX   78028 (southwestllamarescue.org)

There will be a memorial service on Aug. 8 from 6 p.m. to 12 p.m. at The Artisan in Las Vegas, NV.

The family will receive friends Friday from 2-4 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.



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