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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

5/19 - 5pm hour
5:56pm Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet Closing Credits In a World of Mallets (Basin Street)
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The Hollies - Dear Eloise/King Midas In Reverse album artwork 5:50pm The Hollies Dear Eloise Dear Eloise/King Midas In Reverse (Epic)
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5:48pm Bee Gees Lemons Never Forget Horizontal (Atco)
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Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones album artwork 5:44pm Rickie Lee Jones Chuck E.'s in Love Rickie Lee Jones (Warner Bros.)
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5:39pm TS & The Past Haunts Know What I Know TS & The Past Haunts (self-released)
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Congotronics International - Where 5:35pm Congotronics International Banza Banza Where's The One? (Crammed Discs)
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Leyla McCalla - Breaking The Thermometer album artwork 5:31pm Leyla McCalla Dodinin Breaking The Thermometer (Anti-)
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Executive Suite - The Best of Disco Demands album artwork 5:23pm Executive Suite Why in the World Do They Keep On (Funk'in With Me) The Best of Disco Demands (BBE Disco)
Track Notes: Originally released 1979 / Comp Released 2011 Buy Executive Suite The Best of Disco Demands at Reckless Records Buy Executive Suite at iTunes Buy Executive Suite The Best of Disco Demands at eMusic Add to Collection
5:15pm The Isley Brothers Get Into Something Nicky Siano's Legendary The Gallery: The Original New York Disco 1973-77 (Soul Jazz)
Track Notes: Originally Released 1969 / Comp Released 2004 Buy The Isley Brothers Nicky Siano's Legendary The Gallery: The Original New York Disco 1973-77 at Reckless Records Buy The Isley Brothers at iTunes Buy The Isley Brothers Nicky Siano's Legendary The Gallery: The Original New York Disco 1973-77 at eMusic Add to Collection
The Trammps - Mixin 5:10pm The Trammps Music Freek Mixin' It Up (Atlantic)
Track Notes: Released 1980 Buy The Trammps Mixin' It Up at Reckless Records Buy The Trammps at iTunes Buy The Trammps Mixin' It Up at eMusic Add to Collection
Green-House - Solar Editions album artwork 5:05pm Green-House Produce Aisle Solar Editions (Leaving)
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5/19 - 4pm hour
Axel Boman - Quest For Fire album artwork 4:59pm Axel Boman Roman Plumbing (feat. Kristian Harborg) Quest For Fire (Studio Barnhus)
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Out Hud - Let Us Never Speak of It Again album artwork 4:52pm Out Hud It’s for You Let Us Never Speak of It Again (Kranky)
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Queen - Hot Space album artwork 4:48pm Queen Back Chat Hot Space (Elektra)
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Lovelock - Someone album artwork 4:44pm Lovelock Bad Detective Someone (Italians Do It Better)
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Caroline No - Caroline No album artwork 4:37pm Caroline No Born to Run Caroline No (Grapefruit)
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Annie Lennox - Medusa album artwork 4:33pm Annie Lennox No More I Love You's Medusa (Arista)
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Hatchie - Giving the World Away album artwork 4:29pm Hatchie This Enchanted Giving the World Away (Secretly Canadian)
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Culture Club - Waking Up with the House on Fire album artwork 4:24pm Culture Club The War Song Waking Up with the House on Fire (Epic)
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4:20pm CHAI SURPRISE single (Sub Pop)
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4:14pm Sen Morimoto Local Cannonball Cannonball! (Sooper)
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4:14pm Sen Morimoto Local Cannonball Cannonball! (Sooper)
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Al Green - The Belle Album album artwork 4:09pm Al Green Loving You The Belle Album (Hi)
Track Notes: By request for Mason! Buy Al Green The Belle Album at Reckless Records Buy Al Green at iTunes Buy Al Green The Belle Album at eMusic Add to Collection
Say Sue Me - The Last Thing Left album artwork 4:05pm Say Sue Me We Look Alike The Last Thing Left (Damnably)
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4:01pm Debbie Harry Calmarie Def, Dumb & Blonde (Sire)
Track Notes: By request for Kevin! Buy Debbie Harry Def, Dumb & Blonde at Reckless Records Buy Debbie Harry at iTunes Buy Debbie Harry Def, Dumb & Blonde at eMusic Add to Collection
5/19 - 3pm hour
Everything But the Girl - Love Not Money album artwork 3:57pm Everything But the Girl Anytown Love Not Money (Sire/Warner Bros.)
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3:52pm Red Spot Rhythm Section Local Boys Don't Cry single (self-released)
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3:49pm Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers I Love Hot Nights Modern Lovers 88 (Rounder)
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Jens Lekman - Life Will See You Now album artwork 3:45pm Jens Lekman Hotwire the Ferris Wheel Life Will See You Now (Secretly Canadian)
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Anadol - Felicita album artwork 3:37pm Anadol Felicita Lale Felicita (Pingipung)
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