Become a Member

Now Playing

Current DJ: Owen Harris

Equals Funky Like A Train from Born Ya! (Mercury) Add to Collection

Listen Live

Requests? 773-DJ-SONGS or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Alex Gilbert DJ Profile

Alex is a graphic designer, illustrator, and DJ. Originally from Iowa, he's lived in Chicago for over a decade, working and volunteering with such organizations as the Design Museum of Chicago, the Society of Typographic Arts, Spudnik Press Cooperative, and CHIRP Radio. He currently works for a small design studio in Ravenswood and spends his free time drawing, list making, record collecting, and singing karaoke (sometimes competitively).

You can listen to Alex's show on CHIRP every Thursday afternoon, 3-6pm, where you'll hear a wide variety of genres and artists. He has an especially strong love of funk, soul, disco, and anything with a good groove. So if that's your jam then don't miss the Funky 15 at Five—an all-funk set just after 5pm every Thursday! And if you miss the show, check out the last two weeks of broadcasts in the Archive.

Tune in sometime!

Check out Alex's two most recent shows here.

Alex Gilbert's Playlists

4/29 - 5pm hour
Joanna Newsom - Ys album artwork 5:53pm Joanna Newsom Cosmia Ys (Drag City)
Buy Joanna Newsom Ys at Reckless Records Buy Joanna Newsom at iTunes Buy Joanna Newsom Ys at eMusic Add to Collection
Django Django - Glowing in the Dark album artwork 5:49pm Django Django Free from Gravity Glowing in the Dark (Because)
Buy Django Django Glowing in the Dark at Reckless Records Buy Django Django at iTunes Buy Django Django Glowing in the Dark at eMusic Add to Collection
Kikagaku Moyo - Masana Temples album artwork 5:46pm Kikagaku Moyo Nana Masana Temples (Guruguru Brain)
Buy Kikagaku Moyo Masana Temples at Reckless Records Buy Kikagaku Moyo at iTunes Buy Kikagaku Moyo Masana Temples at eMusic Add to Collection
serpentwithfeet - DEACON album artwork 5:43pm serpentwithfeet Amir DEACON (Jagjaguwar)
Buy serpentwithfeet DEACON at Reckless Records Buy serpentwithfeet at iTunes Buy serpentwithfeet DEACON at eMusic Add to Collection
Grace Jones - Fame album artwork 5:37pm Grace Jones Below the Belt Fame (Island)
Track Notes: By request for Julian! Buy Grace Jones Fame at Reckless Records Buy Grace Jones at iTunes Buy Grace Jones Fame at eMusic Add to Collection
Khalab & M 5:33pm Khalab & M'berra Ensemble Dancing in a Desert Moon M'berra (Real World)
Buy Khalab & M'berra Ensemble M'berra at Reckless Records Buy Khalab & M'berra Ensemble at iTunes Buy Khalab & M'berra Ensemble M'berra at eMusic Add to Collection
Tom Waits - Closing Time album artwork 5:29pm Tom Waits Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards) Closing Time (Asylum)
Track Notes: By request for Michael! Buy Tom Waits Closing Time at Reckless Records Buy Tom Waits at iTunes Buy Tom Waits Closing Time at eMusic Add to Collection
Tony Allen - There is No End album artwork 5:22pm Tony Allen Cosmosis (feat. Ben Okri & Skepta) There is No End (Blue Note)
Track Notes: Releases tomorrow / RIP Tony Allen 1940-2020 Buy Tony Allen There is No End at Reckless Records Buy Tony Allen at iTunes Buy Tony Allen There is No End at eMusic Add to Collection
Yin Yin - The Rabbit That Hunts Tigers album artwork 5:17pm Yin Yin One Inch Punch The Rabbit That Hunts Tigers (Bongo Joe)
Track Notes: Released 2019 Buy Yin Yin The Rabbit That Hunts Tigers at Reckless Records Buy Yin Yin at iTunes Buy Yin Yin The Rabbit That Hunts Tigers at eMusic Add to Collection
Sly & The Family Stone - Fresh album artwork 5:11pm Sly & The Family Stone Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) Fresh (Epic)
Track Notes: Released 1973 Buy Sly & The Family Stone Fresh at Reckless Records Buy Sly & The Family Stone at iTunes Buy Sly & The Family Stone Fresh at eMusic Add to Collection
4/29 - 4pm hour
Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth album artwork 4:59pm Kamasi Washington Fists of Fury Heaven and Earth (Young Turks)
Buy Kamasi Washington Heaven and Earth at Reckless Records Buy Kamasi Washington at iTunes Buy Kamasi Washington Heaven and Earth at eMusic Add to Collection
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love album artwork 4:54pm Unknown Mortal Orchestra Necessary Evil Multi-Love (Jagjaguwar)
Buy Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love at Reckless Records Buy Unknown Mortal Orchestra at iTunes Buy Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love at eMusic Add to Collection
La Femme - Paradigmes album artwork 4:49pm La Femme Disconnexion Paradigmes (Disque Pointu)
Buy La Femme Paradigmes at Reckless Records Buy La Femme at iTunes Buy La Femme Paradigmes at eMusic Add to Collection
Aaron Frazer - Introducing... album artwork 4:46pm Aaron Frazer Bad News Introducing... (Colemine)
Buy Aaron Frazer Introducing... at Reckless Records Buy Aaron Frazer at iTunes Buy Aaron Frazer Introducing... at eMusic Add to Collection
4:42pm Sons of the Never Wrong Local Tiny Blue Flowers Three Good Reasons (Waterbug)
Track Notes: New album drops June 1! Buy Sons of the Never Wrong Three Good Reasons at Reckless Records Buy Sons of the Never Wrong at iTunes Buy Sons of the Never Wrong Three Good Reasons at eMusic Add to Collection
4:36pm Otis Mensah Like a Dog (feat. the intern) single (Mum's House)
Buy Otis Mensah single at Reckless Records Buy Otis Mensah at iTunes Buy Otis Mensah single at eMusic Add to Collection
4:32pm Stereolab Household Names Electrically Possessed (Switched On Volume 4) (Warp/Duophonic)
Buy Stereolab Electrically Possessed (Switched On Volume 4) at Reckless Records Buy Stereolab at iTunes Buy Stereolab Electrically Possessed (Switched On Volume 4) at eMusic Add to Collection
Gilligan Moss - Gilligan Moss album artwork 4:28pm Gilligan Moss Ferris Wheel (featuring Rebecca & Fiona) Gilligan Moss (Foreign Family Collective)
Buy Gilligan Moss Gilligan Moss at Reckless Records Buy Gilligan Moss at iTunes Buy Gilligan Moss Gilligan Moss at eMusic Add to Collection
Squeeze - Babylon and On album artwork 4:22pm Squeeze Hourglass Babylon and On (A&M)
Track Notes: By request for Andy! Buy Squeeze Babylon and On at Reckless Records Buy Squeeze at iTunes Buy Squeeze Babylon and On at eMusic Add to Collection
Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame album artwork 4:18pm Dr. Dog Shadow People Shame, Shame (ANTI-)
Buy Dr. Dog Shame, Shame at Reckless Records Buy Dr. Dog at iTunes Buy Dr. Dog Shame, Shame at eMusic Add to Collection
Floatie - Voyage Out album artwork 4:16pm Floatie Local Catch a Good Worm Voyage Out (Exploding in Sound)
Buy Floatie Voyage Out at Reckless Records Buy Floatie at iTunes Buy Floatie Voyage Out at eMusic Add to Collection
4:05pm Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage Maiden Voyage (Blue Note)
Buy Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage at Reckless Records Buy Herbie Hancock at iTunes Buy Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage at eMusic Add to Collection
Prince - The Hits/The B-Sides album artwork 4:00pm Prince 7 The Hits/The B-Sides (Warner Brothers)
Buy Prince The Hits/The B-Sides at Reckless Records Buy Prince at iTunes Buy Prince The Hits/The B-Sides at eMusic Add to Collection
4/29 - 3pm hour
Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble - NOW album artwork 3:54pm Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble Local Now (Forever Momentary Space) NOW (International Anthem)
Buy Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble NOW at Reckless Records Buy Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble at iTunes Buy Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble NOW at eMusic Add to Collection
Chad VanGaalen - World 3:49pm Chad VanGaalen Nightwaves World's Most Stressed Out Gardener (Sub Pop)
Buy Chad VanGaalen World's Most Stressed Out Gardener at Reckless Records Buy Chad VanGaalen at iTunes Buy Chad VanGaalen World's Most Stressed Out Gardener at eMusic Add to Collection
3:44pm Okuté Quiere La Rumba Okuté (Chulo)
Track Notes: New album drops June 4! Buy Okuté Okuté at Reckless Records Buy Okuté at iTunes Buy Okuté Okuté at eMusic Add to Collection
IQ - The Road of Bones album artwork 3:35pm IQ Ten Million Demons The Road of Bones (G E P)
Track Notes: By request for Doug! Buy IQ The Road of Bones at Reckless Records Buy IQ at iTunes Buy IQ The Road of Bones at eMusic Add to Collection
Ryley Walker - Course in Fable album artwork 3:31pm Ryley Walker Local Axis Bent Course in Fable (Husky Pants)
Buy Ryley Walker Course in Fable at Reckless Records Buy Ryley Walker at iTunes Buy Ryley Walker Course in Fable at eMusic Add to Collection
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas - King & Queen album artwork 3:26pm Otis Redding & Carla Thomas It Takes Two King & Queen (Stax)
Buy Otis Redding & Carla Thomas King & Queen at Reckless Records Buy Otis Redding & Carla Thomas at iTunes Buy Otis Redding & Carla Thomas King & Queen at eMusic Add to Collection
3:22pm GA-20 No No Single (Karma Chief)
Buy GA-20 Single at Reckless Records Buy GA-20 at iTunes Buy GA-20 Single at eMusic Add to Collection
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. »»