Their single "Get it while its hot" (co-written by Jermaine Jackson) became a club hit and went on to spawn four remixes. Alan's musical career now spans two decades and he owns a recording studio, a record label, a internet sales company and a tour support company. He also authored several books and wrote countless songs that have been featured on TV shows and in movies on HBO, Sky TV and many other television networks around the world. His unique brand of music continues to sell well all over the planet without the help (or influence) of a major label. He is credited by many as one of the originators of electronic dance music, touring with an elaborate setup of 13 or more keyboards, synthesizers and rhythm boxes (at a time when the drum machine wasn’t even invented yet). Unlike the other pioneers of electronica like Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream, Alan’s music was always very “danceable”, full of R&B and Soul influences and indeed the forerunner of what is now termed ‘House Music’.
He is currently residing in Belgium and Alan’s musical style today is a unique musical mixture that he calls ‘electronic world fusion’. It combines instruments and exotic voices from around the planet with jazz, rock and funk grooves and electronica. His music is getting regular airplay on Belgian radio and he is currently ranked as the #5 Electronica/Dance Artist in Belgium according to Reverbnation. As a producer, Alan recorded hits for David Black (Capitol/EMI Records) who went on a World Tour opening for MC Hammer and also appeared on his album ‘Too legit to Quit’, Isaac Adams (former vocalist for both the Bar Kays and Cameo).
He was also asked to do a remix of the Dazz Band #1 Billboard chart hit “Disco Jazz”. His engineering credits include multi-platinum artists like: Jermaine Jackson, Melba Moore, Inner Circle, the Temptations, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King and Melissa Manchester. In the past years, Alan focused his career on producing music for films and television. His music and sound design has been heard on just about every TV channel on the planet as well as quite a few motion pictures and video games like the award winning “Bad Mutha Truckers 2” from Empire Interactive. Over 200 of his musical compositions have been featured in films, TV shows and video games.
But Alan quickly came to realize that people enjoyed his soundtracks so much that his songs started to get ‘bootlegged’, copied and shared on the internet. He started getting a ‘fan base’ even though he had not released an actual album or single in ten years. That prompted Alan to once again ‘step into the limelight’. In 2007, he formed his own record label, Slim Chance Recordings and he released his third album ‘Slim Chance and the Groove Enigma’. With the advent of iTunes and digital online distribution, Alan found that the timing was right for this venture.
The single “Give it Up” from the “Slim Chance and the Groove Enigma” album was well received in the danceclubs and received world-wide airplay from Germany to the US. With the advent of his fifth album, Alan decided to start touring and performing again, beginning with a short European tour in 2009 that brought his unique style of music to the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium. In 2010, his "Licensed to Chill" tour includes venues and Festivals all over Europe and he is already confirmed to headline festivals like Fiesta City in Verviers and the World Music Festival in Gent, Belgium. Alan Steward’s Discography: Just Listen - Live Album - 1979 G-Gorce - Sunshine Records - 1981 Slim Chance & the Groove Enigma (Album) - Slim Chance Recordings - 2007 Give it Up (Single) - Slim Chance Recordings- 2007 The Jazz Masters (Album) - Slim Chance Recordings- 2008 Pop Icon (Album) - Slim Chance Recordings - 2008 Underdog (Single) - Slim Chance Recordings - 2008 Licensed to Chill (Album) - Slim Chance Recordings - 2009 Sax on the Beach (Single) - Slim Chance Recordings - 2009 Buddha Bar Fly (Single) - Slim Chance Recordings - 2009 The Temple of Boom (Album) - Slim Chance Recordings - 2011 www.alansteward.eu Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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