Abe Duque got much of his early musical understanding from his dad who was a gifted musician and evangelical minister. Abe discovered DJing in the â€?80s when he became obsessed with vinyl and electronic dance music production. He bought his first synthesizer with money from his newspaper route and played his keyboard in his dadâ€™s church. In the early â€?90s Abe became the keyboardist for the then techno supergroup Program2. In 1993 Abe made a decision to start his record label Tension.