Abco is a multi-talented artist whose short time in dance music has netted her massive wins. She brings with her almost a decade of DJing experience and nearly a lifetime as a musician. Music has invariably been at the backdrop of Abco’s life. She had the good fortune of supportive parents who pushed her to follow whatever career path she chose. Her singer-songwriter father always encouraged her passion. She exhibited signs of her musical aptitude at a young age studying drums, guitar, and trumpet. And while music always played a huge role in her life, she began to gravitate towards sports. Yet even as she found herself playing Division One field hockey, music still played an important role in her life. She curated mix tapes for her team’s workouts - using each 60-minute session to exhibit her skills as an expert selector.
Her love affair with dance music expanded slowly, similar to the way that one would fall for their future life partner. It started with an attraction to the emotional and melodic sounds of Tycho and Bonobo. And as she started seeking out live experiences, she found herself gravitating towards House. By the time she had fully immersed herself in the culture of dance music, she had fallen hard for the community and its unifying spirit.
This newfound love for dance music led to her picking up DJing and later enrolling in the Maven School of Music Technology in Cambridge, MA. She found a new way to apply her innate abilities as a musician and technical brain as an engineer while studying DJing, music production, and synthesis. Maven helped foster her inborn talent and translate it into the language of electronic music. As a result, she found the inspiration to devote herself completely to a career in music. More recently, she furthered her music education by completing the Cosmic Academy Artist Development program which has yielded fellow alum Nostalgix, Charles D, and Bexxie.
When the pandemic hit Abco wasted no time moving into the live-streaming space. Within a few short months she grew her Twitch following into a dedicated network of thousands of fans enamored with her UK-influenced meld of soulful and chunky beats. She was personally tagged by the imitable LP Giobbi to be one of the first Femme House Friday DJs, a live-streaming series showcasing female and non-binary talent as well as promote the Femme House non-profit organization.
Drawing upon influences from the likes of Low Steppa, Cinthie, Tough Love, and Paul Woolford, Abco has crafted a sound that leans heavy on the underground with a healthy dose of feel-good vibes. She's played some of the east coast's most revered venues including Echostage and House of Blues Boston and has supported some of the biggest names in dance music including Gorgon City and Duke Dumont. Abco's original music has quickly created space for itself in a crowded House music scene. Her latest release 'I Know What You Like' with the legendary Mr. V and Micfreak tapped the Top 5 in Beatport House releases and Top 10 overall. Her music has received support from Todd Terry, Sam Divine, DJ Spen, Selena Faider and more. Abco's future is looking particularly bright as she emerges from a successful year + of quarantine back onto the dance floor.