Alan King's Podcast
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Summer Dance (July 2014)
July 27, 2014 09:34 AM PDT
Had a great time playing the city's SummerDance festival yesterday. House music and house heads always seem to bring out the best in our city. Here's a mix I recorded a couple nights ago as I was getting some tunes together for SummerDance. Enjoy!
AKThe Drum (June 2014)
June 09, 2014 11:15 PM PDT
Been trying to find time to record since I got back from playing in Atlanta a couple of weekends ago with my man Stan Zeff and the Tambor Party family. No place beats Chicago when it comes to House Music, but I have to tell you that I am really digging the House scene down in the ATL. There's just a freshness and openness and focus on music and dance that seems to get lost sometimes here at home. And we really feel the love whenever we visit. Be on the lookout for even more collaborations between Tambor and the Chosen Few DJs. I hope you dig this mix that was inspired by my latest trip to the ATL.
AKLate Night Sessions (May 2014)
May 08, 2014 11:32 PM PDT
What a whirlwind the last month and a half has been! After a fun but exhausting week at WMC in Miami, I thought I was coming home to get caught up on sleep and back into the normal routine. Well, I was home exactly one day before the tragic news hit that Frankie Knuckles had passed. Since then it's been a maze of tribute and birthday parties, some amazing and emotional sets, legal work, and Frankie's very emotional Memorial Service. Just been trying to hold it all together. I'm not sure I even know what normal is anymore, but I guess I'm getting back to it. With that, a new edition of the "Late Night Sessions" series. I hope you enjoy the music. Music and love always save the day.
AKReflections (April 2014)
April 05, 2014 11:35 PM PDT
Already did my "tribute" mix years ago...tonight I just hit "record" and played from my heart.
March 17, 2014 07:20 PM PDT
It's been a brutal winter in Chicago but there's light at the end of the tunnel. Spring will soon be here. Here's a new mix inspired by thoughts of Spring! Enjoy!
AK"AK's Groove" (February 2014)
February 26, 2014 11:37 PM PST
I've been busy in the clubs this month so I haven't had much time to record. Got a session in tonight. I hope you enjoy the groove.
AKChicago History Museum Mix (January 2014)
January 30, 2014 11:33 PM PST
I was honored to participate in a wonderful program tonight at the Chicago History Museum: "The House That Chicago Built." To mark the occasion, I recorded a little "classics" mix earlier this week. Some disco, some Italo, and some house classics. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks again to CHM and to all who came out and to all who keep house music alive!
AK"Late Night Sessions" (January 2014)
January 28, 2014 07:31 PM PST
The latest in the "Late Night Sessions" series. Let's go, let's go!
AK"Thankful" (Christmas 2013)
December 24, 2013 09:39 PM PST
Well, it's Christmas Eve. Lots going on today, but I took a little time out today to record a special mix to say "thank you" to the followers and supporters of my Podcast over the years. I am truly thankful and humbled by your support and the kind words you often express online and in person. Music is to be shared and it's power to bring us together and make us happy is such an awesome thing. Thank you, and Merry Christmas to all!
AK"December Heat" (December 2013)
December 13, 2013 11:35 PM PST
It has been sooooo cold in Chicago! Stayed in tonight and played some hot tunes. Hope this gets you moving.
Welcome to the Podcast of DJ Alan King! Alan is one of Chicago’s original house music DJs and a member of the legendary DJ crew The Chosen Few™ (Wayne Williams, Alan King, Jesse Saunders, Tony Hatchett, Andre Hatchett, Terry Hunter and Mike Dunn). In a 2007 interview discussing his return to Chicago, Grammy Award winning DJ and producer Frankie Kunckles observed: "One of the best things about returning to Chicago is catching up with some of the home-grown talent. I like to hear the spin that some of them put on house music - that's what sparks me. The brilliant Andre Hatchett is the perfect example. He is one of two guys in Chicago who have the biggest impact on me. The other is Alan King. They are the truest to the house music form, yet there is soul, personality and individuality in what they're doing. They're the real thing."
In the late '70s and early '80s, the Chosen Few DJs were among the DJs primarily responsible for spreading the soulful brand of dance music that came to be known as "House Music" at legendary Chicago night spots, including The Loft, First Impressions, Sauer's and the Playground. Still together more than 35 years later and with the addition of their youngest members, legendary DJs and producers Terry Hunter and Mike Dunn, the Chosen Few DJs make regular DJ appearances in Chicago, New York, Miami and around the world and bring you the annual Chosen Few Old School Reunion Picnic every July in Chicago, one of the largest house music festival events in the world. Started in 1990 as a "reunion" of the Chosen Few DJs and friends from the early house music days, the Chosen Few Picnic is now the largest single-day music festival in the City of Chicago and attracts more than 40,000 house music lovers from throughout the United States and around the world.
With Alan's Podcast, you'll hear the latest, rare and exclusive mixes from Alan spanning more than 25 years, featuring Alan's unique presentation of the latest in soulful house music as well as disco and house classics. Enjoy!
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