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Io the Resident Alien DJ Profile

When Io was a little girl, the first crushes she ever had were on David Bowie and a young Michael Jackson, and nothing has really changed ever since. From a tender age, she felt a deep attunement to all kinds of music, from New Wave and Metal, to Hip Hop and Soul; she swears it's all good as long as it comes from the heart. 

Io hails from the Canadian West Coast, where she once earned a living working a real adult job in applied statistics, which she gave up to move to Chicago and chase a dream of earning a living as a DJ on community radio. We verified that she knew the position was on a volunteer-basis, to which she replied that was neither here nor there. Okay then.

Io is also passionate about tribal fusion belly dance, stand-up comedy, and labor movement politics, preferably at the same time. Above all, she believes creating space for new artists to emerge within the community, and in coming together as the diverse individuals we are to create real magic, in whatever way that may manifest.

Io the Resident Alien's Playlists

9/17 - 2am hour
2:58am Bjork Big Time Sensuality - The Fluke Remix Greatest Hits (Elektra)
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2:52am Laboratorium Pieśni Vrbice Rosna (self-released)
Track Notes: Traditional and polyphonic singers from Poland Buy Laboratorium Pieśni Rosna at Reckless Records Buy Laboratorium Pieśni at iTunes Buy Laboratorium Pieśni Rosna at eMusic Add to Collection
2:48am Portishead Strangers Dummy (Go! Discs)
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A Perfect Circle - Eat the Elephant album artwork 2:44am A Perfect Circle So Long, And Thanks For All the Fish Eat the Elephant (BMG)
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2:36am Blood Orange Take Your Time Negro Swan (Domino)
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2:34am Major Lance Local Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um The Very Best Of Major Lance (Epic/Legacy)
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2:30am Quin Kirchner Local Brainville The Other Side of Time (Astral Spirits)
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2:23am Warm Drag Sleepover Warm Drag (In The Red)
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Lou Reed - Lost Highway (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album artwork 2:20am Lou Reed This Magic Moment Lost Highway (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Nothing/Interscope)
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2:16am Anna Calvi Don't Beat the Girl out of My Boy Hunter (Domino)
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2:10am The Chills The Greatest Guide Snow Bound (Fire)
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2:06am Lucifer California Son Lucifer II (Century Media)
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2:02am DJ Shub Indomitable (feat. Northern Cree Singers) PowWowStep (self-released)
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9/17 - 1am hour
1:58am SNAP! Rhythm is a Dancer - 7" Edit The Madman's Return (Logic)
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1:53am Foxing Gameshark Nearer My God (Triple Crown)
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1:49am Chaka Khan Like Sugar Like Sugar (Diary)
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1:46am The Five Stairsteps Local Dear Prudence Stairsteps (Buddah)
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Moby - Play album artwork 1:38am Moby Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? Play (V2)
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1:34am Patti Smith Dancing Barefoot Wave (Arista)
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1:30am ADULT. Does the Body Know? This Behavior (Dais)
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1:27am Siouxsie & The Banshees Peek-A-Boo Peepshow (Geffen)
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1:22am Nostrum Grocers thermometer Nostrum Grocers (Ruby Yacht)
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1:19am Gorillaz Welcome To The World Of The Plastic Beach (featuring Snoop Dogg & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble) Plastic Beach (Virgin)
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1:13am Eric B, & Rakim Eric B. Is President Paid In Full (4th & B'way)
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1:08am The Mutineers Hard Sell Threshold EP (Mutiny Studios)
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1:03am The Imperial Sound Local Back on Your Table The New AM (Pravda)
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1:00am Guantanamo Baywatch Conquistador Desert Center (Suicide Squeeze)
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9/17 - 12am hour
12:56am Blizzard Babies Local Double Goer Missing Time (Don Giovanni)
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12:51am Trevor Powers Squelch Mulberry Violence (Baby Halo)
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Recoil - bloodline album artwork 12:46am Recoil Faith Healer bloodline (Mute)
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