Club DJ Abel (born Abel Aguilera) started DJing in the late '70s after moving from his native N.Y.C. to Miami, FL. Soon after, the Spanish descendant had the opportunity to host his own radio show without leaving his job as a resident DJ in well-known local nightclubs, where spinning turntables became his passion. House music producer/remixer Ralphi Rosario joined him in the late '90s to found a production/mixing team called Rosabel.
Abel debuted in January 2000 with the release of The Party of a Lifetime, followed by the 2001 non-stop mixed Circuit Sessions, Vol. 6, featuring his first solo single, "Control." Around this time the DJ became associated with Alegria, event organizer Rick Sena's elaborate and cutting-edge series of gay dance parties. Abel: Alegria from 2004 and Alegria Musica from 2005 both paid tribute to the lavish events. ~ Drago Bonacich