Alan King's Podcast
Authentic House Music!
Chosen (July 2018)
July 15, 2018 08:25 PM PDT
Another Chosen Few Festival in the books! So much love, community and great music! Humbled by your support, proud of what we've created, and proud to be one of the Chosen Few! AKCruising (May 2018)
May 11, 2018 09:33 PM PDT
Man, I am still on a musical and spiritual high after last weekend's Tribe Tambor Cruise! Such a special gathering of some of the best DJs on earth, incredible music and beautiful people from around the world who are serious about dance and have a deep love and appreciation for house music. I'm back on land, but I'm still Cruising!
AKT'Chalan's Groove (February 2018)
February 25, 2018 07:16 PM PST
So I've read a few posts over the last week or so talking about how cool it would be to have the Chosen Few Picnic in Wakanda! We can only dream...but I hope you enjoy this mix inspired by Black Panther & the Motherland!
AKMore Love (February 2018)
February 03, 2018 12:54 PM PST
Music is love. <3 Enjoy!
AKThe Answer (December 2017)
December 09, 2017 08:51 AM PST
House Music is the Answer! Enjoy! (Sorry, no downloads on this one for now) AKOctober Surprise! (October 2017)
November 09, 2017 03:50 PM PST
Been sitting on this one for a few weeks waiting for some unreleased music to come out. So although it's November, this is my "October Surprise!" Enjoy!Disco Madness (September 2017)
September 13, 2017 09:20 PM PDT
The first time I ever played music for people to dance to at a party was in June of 1977, during the rise of disco. I was 14 years old, and disco music would remain a major part of the soundtrack of my teenage years. Over the course of 40 years as a DJ, I believe great dance music has been made in every decade, but I will always have a soft spot in my heart for disco. I was in a disco mood the other night and hit record, and this is what came out. No remakes or remixes--all original music from the '70s and '80s. I hope you enjoy the tunes...and dance!
AKGratitude (May 2017)
May 11, 2017 11:39 PM PDT
Still on a musical high after last weekend's Tribe Tambor Cruise! Such amazing DJs and music and beautiful people bound together by our love of House Music. I was also truly touched to hear from so many people from around the country who said they follow and enjoy my Podcasts. So inspiring! With "Gratitude" - AKFeeling Free (January 2017)
January 22, 2017 03:28 PM PST
Like everyone I have my challenges, issues and disappointments, but I'm feeling really good and optimistic right now about where I am and where I'm going in my music and law careers and with family life. I feel truly blessed and have far more than I deserve. I hope you enjoy my latest, "Feeling Free."
AKThe Gift (December 2016)
December 18, 2016 07:54 AM PST
Decided to record one more before year end just to say thank you to the people who follow and enjoy my podcast. I'm touched all the time by stories of how my mixes get you through the work day or through your workout, through illness or even through law school. I sincerely appreciate all who take the time to listen. Enjoy the Gift!
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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