Yes you heard right, the Godfather of House Music himself, Gene King, will be live in CJLO studio's this Saturday, Feb 18th, 2-4am (Friday night for some)
Growing up in Montreal in the 70s and 80s, Gene King was well surrounded by music. He had an interest in playing instruments at the age of 13 but quickly discovered his passion for djing there after, playing high school dances and roller skating rinks.
By 1982, Gene King was playing in local dance clubs until 1987 when he moved to Toronto to expand his musical career. In Toronto, he played well-known nightclubs and became a resident dj and household name. Gene King also became involved in radio and joined Toronto's CKLN 88.1FM in 1993 for MidnightMadness aka Soul Fusion Express. Soon after, King started his own weekly radio show, Vibes N Vinyl at CKLN and it became the mecca for house music in Toronto and internationally, syndicating out to Greece on www.smoothtraxx.gr, www.netmusique.com, www.motionfm.com, over the last decade and is currently broadcasting weekly on www.iliveradio.com Fridays 8-10pm for Vibes N Vinyl 2.0 http://i-liveradio.com/shows/vibes-n-vinyl-2-0
But djing was not enough, Gene King's passion for playing music seen from the age of 13 was back, but this time for the production studio. King produced and remixed over 73 house and dance music tracks. They were released internationally including the UK and USA to numerous ground-breaking dance music record labels such as Contraband, A&M, BMG, Philosophie Music, Priti Soul/Jellybean Records, and NYC's legendary 157 Shelter Records. By 2005, King founded Shines Records which led to Plusgroove Records and released dance-floor hits such as “Sunrise" (by Genetix ft. Shanchoy) and "Do with You" (by Suges ft. Limore).
Here Gene King presents "Changes" featuring Sacha
CJLO is humbled to have this house music great in our studios. With carte-blanche, who knows where the (turn)tables will turn!
Tune in late Friday night/Saturday morning 2am-4am for a very special radio take-over with the Godfather, Gene King, live with CJLO's Mother Tongue