For 2014 we’re planning our biggest and best Friday-night party ever! Superstar DJ/Producer Abel headlines Ignite, with an opening set by Dallas’s own DJ Paul McElroy. One of the best known and most respected DJs on the circuit, Abel credits his incredible success to two words: cha-cha. 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. Ignite returns to Station 4, the 24,000-square-foot mega gay club featuring state-of-the-art lighting and sound. Located in the heart of Oak Lawn and Dallas’s Cedar Springs entertainment district, Station 4 is a short five-minute walk from our host hotel, the Warwick Melrose. In just a few short years, the Friday-night opening party has grown exponentially from little more than a cocktail mixer to a Texas-sized dance party with more than 1500 attendees.
How do you make Ignite even hotter? You add one of the top drag performers in the country to perform in the famous Rose Room Theatre. Purple Foundation is proud to announce Alyssa Edwards, star of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5, as the guest performer for the big opening party for Purple Party Weekend.
Alyssa Edwards is also the drag mother of fellow RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Shangela, who appeared in the second and third seasons, and Laganja Estranja, who competed in the sixth. Alyssa Edwards is set to get her own show on Logo. It is called “Beyond Belief” and will revolve on her dance studio in Texas, Beyond Belief Dance Company.
Hearing one of the world’s best DJs and Alyssa joining the fabulous Rose Room cast is a night you won’t want to miss!
His production and remixing team, Rosabel, continues to churn out #1 Billboard dance hits including Rihanna’s “Only girl in the world”, ”Wepa” by Gloria Estefan “Papi” by Jennifer Lopez, and the insanely huge circuit anthem “Chacha Heels” by Rosabel featuring Jeanie Tracy. The team has also worked with the likes of Donna Summer, Janet Jackson, and who could forget their remix of Cher’s “Different Kind of Love”?
DJ Abel is undoubtedly at the top of his game and in an industry overrun by fledgling DJs aspiring to follow in his footsteps, he ranks even beyond the title of “super DJ”. He is among the select group of “uber DJs.” Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Miami, Florida, Abel Aguilera has always had a passion for house music. He was given his first pair of turntables and a mixer at fifteen years old and within a year, was spinning high school parties, sweet sixteen’s and weddings. Soon enough, he was spinning career defining Miami nightclubs including “Club 1235”, “Waterfront”, “Paragon”, “Salvation” and he also had a radio mix show on Miami’s Super Q FM 107. Abel’s profile among the circuit community skyrocketed in March of 1992 with the opening of Paragon in South Beach, Miami. South Beach was the epicenter of the U.S. circuit scene, Paragon was the undisputed crown jewel, and Abel reigned supreme as the club’s resident Saturday night DJ. Partiers reveled at Abel’s explosive blend of heavy tribal beats, diva anthems, and retooled classics and with his new status, Abel enjoyed a plethora of headlining offers from clubs and parties from around the world.
He expertly selected the best opportunities and by the time Salvation closed its doors in 2001, Abel had solidified his position among the elite after-hour DJs. He had branded his name with two of the circuit’s biggest parties – One Mighty Weekend @ Disney and New York City’s “Alegria” – and with Chicago-based Legendary DJ, Ralphi Rosario, had produced the “Grammy Award Nominee” production and remixing team, Rosabel. “My success boils down to two words,” explains Abel. “Chacha”. You gotta give them the cha-cha. “The Latin blood that runs through my veins is in my music too and that’s what keeps the bodies grooving. Nothing gets the ass shaking more than Latin beats” ! You can experience Abel’s cha cha for yourself at circuit events and major parties throughout the world and at his regular headlining gigs at “Alegria” in New York City, and “URGE” in South Beach. He has also released a handful of “Alegria” compilation dance mix cds. Rosabel’s latest Single , “Let me be myself” Featuring Tamara Wallace, is out now, and released by Tommy Boy Records, Silver Label