Alan Steward is a Recording Artist, Producer and Song Writer who produced hits for Grammy winning artists like the Baha Men (Who let the Dogs out), Dennis Edwards (Don’t look any further) and Eddie Kendricks (Keep on Trucking) both original members of the Temptations. 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 more than two decades. 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’.
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. When this genre-bending, multi talented musical magician takes command of the stage, it is transformed into the “Temple of Boom”.
Thundering sub-bass and pounding 808 drums lay the foundation for Alan’s high power mix of Jimi Hendrix style leads and arpeggiated synthesizer lines layered with a blend of far Eastern sounds and mysterious and exotic Hindi and Arabic voices. Alan’s high tech light show is in perfect sync with the music, switching from multi colored washes that bathe the stage in a colored glow to high power strobes and lasers that move to the beat of the music.
Alan effortlessly combines rock, psychedelics, electronica and world music into a tight coherent musical mixture that truly defies and transcends labels and genres. His latest album “Licensed to Chill” has been a consistent best seller since its release last summer and got Alan a loyal fanbase from Australia to France, the US to Japan.
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