To say 2014 is The Year of Alan King as a DJ might be a little bit of an oversell. But not by much. For someone that has been one of the most quiet and overlooked foundations of Chicago’s most important musical cultures for years, this year King went from Chosen Few to the Chosen One. Legendary sets at everything from “the Picnic” to Frankie Knuckles’ Millennium Park Memorial to weekly drop-bys at Bang Sundays at the Shrine and residency sessions at Chant in Hyde Park made this lawyer-by-day/spingali-by-night the Bruce Wayne/Dark Knight of Chicago’s music scene.
Best of Chicago 2014