Ralphi Rosario

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Ralphi Rosario
Ralphi Rosario at Ministry of Sound 2018
Ralphi Rosario at Ministry of Sound 2018
Background information
Also known asRosabel
OriginChicago, Illinois, United States
GenresEDM, house
Years active1985–present
LabelsCarrillo Music

Ralphi Rosario is an American house musician and founding member of the influential Chicago DJ group Hot Mix 5.


When Hot Mix 5 was formed in 1981 on radio station WBMX (now WVAZ), Rosario, the youngest member of the group, was still in high school. The Hot Mix 5 went on to become one of the leading forces in the early Chicago house music scene.

Like other members of the group, Rosario eventually branched out into music production and remixing. His first release, made in collaboration with Vince Lawrence, was "Sample That!" in 1986 under the name Bang Orchestra. In 1987, his collaboration with Xaviera Gold, "You Used to Hold Me", became a big hit for Rosario that was subsequently remixed and re-released several times.

Rosario continues to work as a DJ and remixer and has released several albums. He has remixed tracks by artists including INXS, the Shamen, Jomanda, Culture Beat, Gloria Estefan, Deee-Lite, Pet Shop Boys, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Giorgio Moroder, Michael Bublé, Mariah Carey, Ricky Martin, Kelly Clarkson, Pussycat Dolls, Goldfrapp, Rihanna, Taio Cruz, Katy Perry, and Beyoncé. On December 1, 2011, it was announced that Rosario, with producing partner Abel Aguilera, received a 2012 Grammy nomination for the Rosabel Club Mix of the Rihanna track "Only Girl (In the World)".

In 2015, his single featuring Julissa Veloz, "La Jungla", gained many positive reviews.[1]

In 2016, his collaboration with Abel Aguilera under their Rosabel alias, gave Rosario another Billboard Dance Chart #1 single with "Livin' for Your Love (Your Love)" (Carrillo Music). This is his sixth #1 single with Aguilera under Rosabel and features the vocals of singer Jeanie Tracy.[2]

In December 2016, Rosario notched his second solo Billboard Dance Chart #1 single for "Button Pusha" which features the vocals of Aneeta Beat. "Button Pusha" is the third charting hit from Rosario's 2 Sides to the Story album. The others charting singles include "La Jungla" featuring Julissa Veloz.[3] and "F*ck Your Boyfriend" featuring Francesca Catalano[4]

In May 2017, his latest collaboration with Abel Aguilera under their Rosabel alias, garnered Rosario another Billboard Dance Chart #1 single with "Anthem of House". This is his seventh #1 single with Aguilera under Rosabel and features the vocals of singer Terri Bjerre.[5]

In 2019, Rosario with Abel Aguilera announced their first ever studio album under their Rosabel alias. The duo named the project The Album.[6] Rosabel's 14 song album featured singers Jeanie Tracy, Terri Bjerre and Tamara Wallace. Rosario and Aguilera worked once again with Rod Carrillo at Carrillo Music to oversee The Album, and shortly after Rosabel announced a tour in support for their new music. The Album was released on April 26, 2019. [7]






  1. ^ "La Jungla by Ralphi Rosario ft. Julissa Veloz – flawlessly mixed journey of a great dance track!". Jamsphere Magazine. Retrieved 2015-08-29.
  2. ^ "Billboard Dance chart". Billboard. 2016-07-30.
  3. ^ "Billboard Dance chart". Billboard. 2015-11-28. Retrieved 2015-11-17.
  4. ^ "Billboard Dance chart". Billboard. 2016-10-15. Retrieved 2016-12-20.
  5. ^ "The Chicago-based DJ/producer discusses his latest leader, Rosabel's "Anthem of House"". Billboard. 26 May 2017.
  6. ^ "ROSABEL: "The Album" – Compositions of the highest quality".
  7. ^ "ROSABEL: "The Album"on Apple Music". iTunes. 26 April 2019.

External links[edit]

Ralphi Rosario at Ministry of Sound in 2017