DJ ASHTON ABELS

Ashton Abel

Born in the mother city Cape Town South Africa, his roots and home town being Bonteheuwel. DJ Ashton Abels is one of SAʼs most naturally gifted DJ's and producers. The Capetonian is a music scholar whoʼs established himself as one of the true leaders of the South African music industry. His passion for music traces back to when he was only 7 years old experimenting with cassette players and turntables, and his unmatched level of skill eventually earned him the reputation of being a ‘technical genius behind the decksʼ, and has made him one of the most sought after DJ's in the country. 

Back in 1998 Ashton earned a spot on campus community radio station (UCT RADIO 104.5fm) playing radio slots around the clock from graveyard to afternoon drive which got him into his own Saturday afternoon dance radio show. This show provided a platform to many local artists and DJ's in and around Cape Town. 

With this show setting a unique trend in dance music, Ashton often got invited to fill in some slots on other commercial radio stations and night clubs around South Africa. He still features on prominent radio shows. 

Back in 2010 his talent caught the attention of the legendary DJ Tiesto, who invited him to be the opening act 

for his SA tour while some of the commercial radio stations and night clubs around South Africa. He still features on prominent radio shows. 

Back in 2010 his talent caught the attention of the legendary DJ Tiesto, who invited him to be the opening act for his SA tour while some of the other big names Abels has shared the stage with include Steve Silk Hurley, Cut Creator and hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg. 

The ‘technical geniusʼ is the co- founder of Prestige Radio – an internal radio station initially created for employees of TFG (The Foshini Group) The station is currently being made accessible to the companyʼs call-center & factory employees and eventually to all its stores nationwide. 

Despite all his success the acclaimed DJ realises the importance of giving back, hence heʼs founded SomethingGoodSundays, a non- profit charity organisation that hosts events to feed the needy. These take place in Cape Town and Johannesburg to give up-and- coming musicians a platform to promote their work, while the money generated from these events is used to feed the less advantaged. 

Recent residencies include: Strolla (Seapoint)
Manga (Seapoint) 

Current residencies:
Botany (D'Aria Durbanville) Protea Fire & Ice Hotel by Marriott Cape town 

Brands Associated With:
* Reebok SA (Brand Ambassador) 2012 – 2013
* Deep Settle (Brand Ambassador) 2013
* Canterbury SA (Brand Ambassador) 2010 – 2011
* Hi-tec SA (Brand Ambassador) 2016 to date
* Sync (Brand Ambassador) 2009 - 2013
* Audi Technica\Numark (Brand Ambassador) 2016 to date 

* Akai Pro DJ (Brand Ambassador) 

2010 2011 

ashtonabels@gmailcom 

* Hi-tec SA (Brand Ambassador) 2016 to date
* Sync (Brand Ambassador) 2009 - 2013
* Audi Technica\Numark (Brand Ambassador) 2016 to date
* Akai Pro DJ (Brand Ambassador) 2016 to date
* Denon Pro DJ (Brand Ambassador_ 2016 to date
* Erke SA (Brand Ambassador) 2012 - 2014
* Swagg SA (Brand Ambassador) 2016 to date
* Hi-tec SA
* Duca Del Cosma Africa ( Brand Ambassador
* The Bluebeards Revenge South Africa 

Career Highlights:
* Playing at the Smirnoff Global Experience in 2010
* Being selected by the Legendry Tiesto to open for him during his SA tour in 2010
* Being the headlining DJ at 2010/2011/2012/2013 J&B
* Being part of 5FMʼs Ultimix at 6 with the legendary DJ Fresh for 5 times in 2009
* Doing the Metro FM “Weekend lock down mix” from 2009 to Date 

Social Media Handles:
Facebook: DJ Ashton Abels https:// 

www.facebook.com/djashtonabels 

Twitter: @ashtonables 

Instagram: @djashtonabels 

Snapchat: @djashtonabels 

Twitch : @djashtonabels 

soundcloud : https:// soundcloud.com/djashtonabels 

mixcloud : https:// www.mixcloud.com/ashtonabels/

 

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