When it comes to the evolution of house music, few names loom as large as Ralphi Rosario. A founding member of Chicago’s trailblazing DJ collective, Hot Mix 5, Rosario helped lay the groundwork for the house music movement while he was still in high school. By 1987, his collaboration with Xaviera Gold on “You Used To Hold Me” had already secured its place as one of the seminal tracks in house music history—a catalyst for seismic shifts on dancefloors everywhere.
Rosario’s creative path took a transformative turn in the nineties when he teamed up with Miami’s DJ Abel Aguilera to create Rosabel—a portmanteau of Rosario’s surname and Abel’s first name. This new venture marked Rosario’s evolution from classic house to a more tribal, Latin-infused sound—a stylistic pivot he has honed to near-perfection over the years. As Rosabel, they layered their heritage and various musical influences into electrifying house tracks that became anthems for major artists.
The duo’s credentials are impressive, to say the least, racking up five #1 Billboard Dance Club hits. On his own, Rosario has amassed fourteen Top Ten Dance Club hits and two chart-toppers. And let’s not even get into his epic list of remixes, which features the crème de la crème of the music industry—from Madonna and Beyoncé to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande. The overwhelming majority of these artists have already found their way into our Diva Hall of Fame, a testament to Rosario’s influence.
Selecting from a staggering 60-plus hours of tracks was a monumental task. I aimed for the most iconic, diva-centric tracks, embracing both the nineties and the new millennium, and including some underground gems that have been queer club mainstays. The final result? Three exhilarating sets amounting to more than 8 hours of sonic bliss, capturing just a fraction of Rosario’s immense catalog.
These compilations don’t claim to encapsulate Rosario’s entire career, but they’re a sublime starting point. It’s a celebration of a music maestro who has shaped the house music landscape for the past four decades.
So, it’s with immense pride and honor that we welcome the indomitable Ralphi Rosario into the Party Favorz Legacy series. Brace yourselves; you’re in for an auditory feast.
Until the next time…ENJOY!
Album: Ralphi Rosario | Legacy Volume 1
Genre: Circuit, Tribal, House
Total Time: 04:17:26
1. Donna Summer – I Got Your Love (RR Vocal Mixshow)
2. Bebe Zahara Benet – I’m The Sht (RR Vocal Mix)
3. Rosabel – That Sound (Original Club Mix)
4. Shauna Solomon – You Can Get Over (Ralph Rosario Vox Mix)
5. Rosabel feat. Tamara Wallace – Looking 4 Men (Rosabel Attitude Vocal)
6. Amber – Love One Another (Rosabel Vocal Anthem)
7. Tamia – Me (Rosabel’s Anthem Vocal Mix)
8. Gloria Estefan – You’ll Be Mine (Party Time) (Rosabel’s Fiesta Mix)
9. Michael Bublé – Sway (Ralphi’s Salsation Vox Mix)
10. Celine Dion – Taking Chances (RR & Craig J’s Vocal Mix)
11. Donna Summer – I Will Go With You (Con Te Partiró) (Rosabel Main Vox 12″)
12. Mario Frangoulis – Nights In White Satin (Notte Di Luce) (Ralphi’s Club Vox Mix)
13. ONO – Everyman… Everywoman… (RR Hydrate Club Mix)
14. Janet Jackson – Feedback (RR Dirty Club Mix)
15. Cher – A Different Kind Of Love Song (Rosabel Attitude Vocal)
16. Rosabel with Jeanie Tracy – Cha Cha Heels (Rosabel Big Room Mix)
17. Rihanna – Breaking Dishes (Ralphi & Craig J Mix)
18. Nightcrawlers – Push The Feeling On 2004 (Rosabel Club Mix)
19. Giangi Cappai – Bring The Soul Back (RR & Erick Ibiza Club Mix)
20. Kelly Rowland feat. David Guetta – Commander (RR Club Mix)
21. Bleona – Take You Over (RR Club Remix)
22. Kendra Erika – Self Control (RR & Erick Ibiza Club Remix)
23. Gloria Estefan – Hotel Nacional (RR Vocal Mix)
24. BASSTOY feat. Dana Divine – Runnin (RR Mix)
25. RR feat. Aneeta Beat – Looking C$nt (Original Mix)
26. RR feat Xavier Gold – You Used To Hold Me (Razor N’ Guido Vocal)
27. The Tamperer feat. Maya – If You Buy This Record (Your Life Will Be Better) (Ralphi’s 12″ Vocal)
28. Erin Hamilton – The Flame (Rosabel Circuit Anthem)
29. Madonna – Love Profusion (RR Extended House Vocal)
30. Rosabel & Terri B! – Anthem Of House (Rosario Voguer’s Ball Mix)
31. Rosabel feat. Jeanie Tracy – The Power (Original Club Mix)
32. Zendaya – Replay (RR Club Mix)
33. RR feat. Shawn Christopher – Menergy (Ralphi’s Space Disco Club Mix)
34. Anny – White Lipstick Girl (Ralphi R. & Craig J. Lipstick Vocal Mix)
35. Shontelle – Licky (RR Club Mix)
36. Rihanna – Only Girl [In The World] (Rosabel’s Only Club In The World)
37. Ricky Martin – Come With Me (RR Club Mix)
38. Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande – Rain On Me (RR Extended Mix)
39. DJ D-Sol feat. Alex Newell – Rescue Me (RR Big Mix)
40. Pat Hodges with The Sweet Inspirations – Love Revolution (Rosabel Anthem Vocal)