Abel el Toro

Abel has been synonymous with the electronic music scene from day one. The Sydney-born DJ of Spanish origin first came to our attention in the 90s when no party was complete without his name. He now calls the Northern Rivers home with a string of guest shows at The Brewery Byron Bay, alongside local and international acts Kolsch, Human Movement and Infected Mushroom.

Also, Nudge Nudge at The Billinudgel Hotel and recently playing at Falls Festival Byron Bay. Abel is renowned for his unique style of music and passion at what he does.

The early 90s marked the ‘summer of love’ for the Sydney rave scene. Abel joined forces with DJ Ming D bringing Sydney and its surrounding countryside together. The legendary Happy Valley held at Windsor in 1991 was born. Along with his brother Alex Polo they catered to the city’s exploding rave scene with parties in obscure venues including Midnight Madness at the Darling Harbour Fun Park and Mixed Beans in warehouses around industrial inner Sydney. Over the following years Abel promoted various successful parties including Bent at Cell Block Theatre, Platform 31 at Centrals Station’s disused Mortuary Railway Station and Watch Wyle U Dance in 3D at The Footbridge Theatre Sydney University.

Abel has toured through Europe visiting his motherland, Spain, playing at Amnesia’s Cream in Ibiza and on to the Berlin Love Parade then London and Zurich.
Toro DJ’d in GOA India with Raja Ram during the golden GOA era.
He embarked on a DJ tour with Snow Wave through New Zealand and closer to home in Sydney’s Perisher Valley.

He’s played amongst the best supporting live at the Hordern Pavillion:
The Chemical Brothers & Primal Scream as well as Carl Cox, Basement Jaxx, Jeff Miles, Laurent Garnier, The ORB, The Shamen and Sven Vath.

As a music producer / remixer Abel’s credits include: Sophie Monk (Sydney) , Olli Wisdom (Space Tribe), Funk D’Void (UK), Paul Mac (Sydney).

On TV Abel has guest DJ’d on Network Ten’s ‘Good News Week’ with Paul Mcdermit & Marcia Hines and also on SBS with John Safran’s ‘Music Jamboree’.

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