Alan King's Podcast
Authentic House Music!
Rebirth (April 2016)
March 31, 2016 09:27 AM PDT
Really inspiring being around such talented and creative people at WMC last week. My rebirth is in process and the direction is clear. Unfortunately, I can't allow downloads on this one for now due to some unreleased tracks, but just hit play whenever you want to hear it. Peace and love to all!
AKMarching On (March 2016)
February 29, 2016 09:18 PM PST
Time. Haven't had a lot of it lately. Was finally able to get into some tunes tonight. Hope you enjoy the mix.
AKAwakening (December 2015)
December 21, 2015 05:11 PM PST
Deeply grateful and appreciative to all who have supported me over this past year! Looking forward to a music-filled 2016! With love, friendship and respect,
AKLate Night Sessions (November 2015)
November 05, 2015 06:14 PM PST
Wasn't planning to record again so soon, but you never know when the mood is gonna strike. The latest in the "Late Night Sessions" series. Enjoy!
AKSouth Africa (October 2015)
October 15, 2015 09:36 PM PDT
When it comes to musical inspiration I swear I sometimes get it from the strangest places. Been searching for it of late and read an article today about some things going on in South Africa and just came home and hit record. Hope you dig it.
AKSummer On the Vineyard (August 2015)
August 07, 2015 06:23 PM PDT
Put together a soundtrack for my annual trip to Martha's Vineyard. So need the R&R! I was going to keep this one for the private collection...but what fun is that? Enjoy!
AKCelebrate (July 2015)
July 17, 2015 08:31 PM PDT
Still coming down from the high that was the 25th Anniversary Chosen Few Picnic! We did it our way and it was everything we planned and could've hoped for! Best of all we were able to share it with our friends and loved ones and fellow DJs and artists whom we love, respect and admire and who have made major contributions to house music...and we gave our guests an outstanding show and an unforgettable experience!
So please continue to "Celebrate" with me by enjoying my latest mix.
AKLate Night Sessions (June 2015)
June 06, 2015 06:58 PM PDT
The latest in the "Late Night Sessions" series. Some newer music and some classics with a twist. Enjoy!
AKThank 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."
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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