MICHAEL ALAN is an American born music DJ, known for playing a wide range of soulful music styles.
Attracted to the art of DJ-ing during the late 70’s Michael Alan would listen to the radio for hours in order to compile certain songs on tape; then he would splice the various cassette tapes to create extended versions or remixes of those songs. In order to build his blending and cutting skills, he would practice using a portable radio and tape player along with his parent’s record collection and turntable. His musical ear, crowd reading and technical skill set was sharpened by studying the likes of some of New York’s legendary DJs: Frankie Crocker, John Robinson, Louie Vega, Funk Flex, and Tony Humphries.
By 1986, MichaelAlan was doing guest slots at house parties, roller skating rinks, youth clubs and block parties throughout Upstate New York and Toronto Canada with some of the area’s hottest DJ crews. Michael then took his growing talent on the road to various cities before ending up in Washington D.C. where he played under the moniker of (The Unknown Factor). Playing at some of the areas best House music clubs including: Club Red, The Bank and The Ritz just to name a few along side some of the industry’s best DJs including: DJ Spen, Sam Burns and Deep Dish he further his notoriety. He garnered enough attention from his creatively mixed, sweat inducing, emotionally draining DJ sets that he would be called upon to fill out some of the most musically diverse clubs, gigs, raves and concerts with premier artist and DJs like: Joe Claussell, Osunlade, E-Man, Steve “Silk” Hurley, Kid Kapri, Frankie Feliciano, Arnold Jarvis, Cassio Ware, Peven Everett, Kenny Bobien, Glen Underground, Moby & Jamiroquai in cities such as San Francisco, California and international in places such as Naples Italy, Palma de Mallorca Spain, and Malaga Spain.
In 1997 Michael moved to Atlanta, GA. where he became resident DJ at Atlanta’s popular music hot spot Yin Yang Cafe. During Michael’s Ying Yang Cafe’ residency, some of Atlanta’s most magical musical nights were to occur with the likes of some of today’s hottest artist Floetry, Kelis, Donnie and India Arie to name a few. Capitalizing on the street buzz, Michael would soon become the featured mix show Dj on the house music radio show “the Moods and Grooves” on WRFG 89.3 fm. Also during this time Michael, would team up with DJ Robb O and create the ThundaKatz, one of Atlanta’s first DJ super groups.
Fast forward to 2006, MichaelAlan teamed up with Calvin Morgan to form SWEAT & SWEATzoneMUSIC. Michael Alan used this platform to send his patrons on a journey through rhythm and sound. Today, MichaelAlan continues to entertain dance music enthusiast world wide with his innovative DJ sets and often downloaded podcast. The story continues…