DJ Abel el’ toro, synonymous with Sydney’s party scene from day one, is a master on the wheels of steel, mixing, scratching and cutting up a diverse range of music from funk to tech house.
Styles: Funk, soul, lounge, groove, house, breaks, techno, tech house, hip hop and electro
Abel el’ toro is a fixture, if not an icon of the Sydney club and party scene. The Sydney-born DJ of Spanish origin first came to our attention in the early 90s, when no flyer was complete without his name. He soon started promoting parties himself, bringing Sydney and its surrounding countryside together with the legendary Happy Valley at Windsor, Midnight Madness at Darling Harbour, Mixed Beans held in warehouses around Alexandria and the longest-running mid-week club event Warm Up. Regarded as one of Sydney’s ‘top shelf DJs’, he is renowned for his unique style of music and passion at what he does. His ability to play a diverse range of music sees him DJ at both large scale and underground parties around the country and overseas, able to mix a cross selection of styles.
Outside the club and dance party scenes, he is regularly booked for large-scale corporate events, fashion parades and product launches, bringing an ability to play a diverse range of music including all things dance plus funk, soul, lounge and groove. Like many successful DJs, he has worked on his own productions, including “Jalima” and “On the Microphone”; co-productions with DJ Jumping Jack “4 U 2 Know” and “Amore”; and production/remixes for the likes of Paul Mac, Sophie Monk, Collette, Johnny Young, DJ Alex Taylor, Southend, Nina Hagen, Sidewinder, Skunk Hour, Sleek the Elite (Fat Pizza) and Funk D’ Void (UK).
Event highlights: Big Day Out, Home Bake, Channel 10’s “Good News Week”, Cream @ Amnesia (Ibiza) and Berlin Love Parade.
Support highlights: The Chemical Brothers, Carl Cox, Judge Jules, CJ Bolland, Fatboy Slim, Paul Van Dyk, DJ Sonique, Laurent Garnier, Sven Vath, Way out West, DJ Misjah & DJ Tim, Ultra Sonic, Tom Wax, DJ Slipmatt, Jeff Mills, Joey Beltram, DJ Sasha, John Digweed and Deep Dish.