Born in Brooklyn, New York, and living in Miami, Abel had a mix show on Miami radio at age 20, but it was his residencies at South Beach clubs such as Paragon and Salvation that established Abel as the after-hours king.
One of the best known and most respected deejays on the circuit, Abel credits his incredible success to two words: cha-cha. "You gotta give them the cha-cha," he says. "Nothing gets the ass shaking more than Latin beats."
With his production and remixing partner, Ralphi Rosario, teaming together as Rosabel, the duo has worked with Cher, Donna Summer, and Gloria Estefan, while churning out numerous #1 Billboard dance hits, including Jennifer Holliday's "And I'm Telling You (I'm Not Going)", Jeannie Tracy's "The Power" and their signature anthem "Don't You Want My Love," featuring Debbie Jacobs.
With his explosive amalgam of heavy tribal beats and diva anthems, Abel has headlined nearly every circuit weekend and party, and regularly showcases his legendary prowess with residencies at Alegria, Salvation Saturdays, One Mighty Weekend and Atlantis Cruises.
His many compilations include Circuit Sessions, Vols. 2 and 6, The Party of a Lifetime, Alegria, Alegria Musica, and Alegria Universo.