Alan King's Podcast
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Thank You (April 2015)
April 26, 2015 05:52 PM PDT
Can't tell you how thankful I am to have a second bite at the apple at this DJ thing. As many of you know, my first DJ "hey day" was in the late '70s and early '80s before I took a detour pursuing life. To be able to come back and do what I love, and to still have people--old fans and new ones--appreciate and enjoy what I do, is very special and not something I take for granted. From me to you, I hope you all enjoy this latest mix. Thank You!
AKLove (March 2015)
March 08, 2015 09:36 AM PDT
I don't always name my mixes and I never have a name for a mix before I record it. Usually at some point during the mix a name just comes to me based on the selections, the vibe or my emotions. So from me to you, with "Love."
AKLate Night Sessions (January 2015)
January 28, 2015 09:02 PM PST
Whew...got my January mix in just under the wire! Hope you dig it. Yes, with download.
AKChristmas Mix (December 2014)
December 23, 2014 07:02 PM PST
My last mix for 2014. Thank you for your support and Merry Christmas to All!
AKTaking Flight (November 2014)
October 29, 2014 04:49 PM PDT
Wasn't planning to record again for a while, but I'm feeling inspired by some great new music, a great trip to Amsterdam and by the many exciting things going on for me individually and the Chosen Few DJs as a collective. I feel like I finally see the complete vision of where we're going, and now it's just about executing on the plan. I am "Taking Flight" baby!
AKLate Night Sessions (October 2014)
October 09, 2014 05:05 PM PDT
The latest in my "Late Night Sessions" series. I hope you dig this one.
September 28, 2014 12:48 PM PDT
One of the things I love the most about house music is its versatility. It's my favorite genre of music because it often incorporates the best of what other genres have to offer. In this latest mix hopefully you'll hear some jazz, gospel, Latin, African and even classic rock influences. #onehouse #onelove #oneworld
AKSummer 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.
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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