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, playing with some of the industry’s best DJs including: DJ Spen, Sam Burns and Deep Dish. 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.