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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 below:

Alex Gilbert's Playlists

1/26 - 5pm hour
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express album artwork 5:52pm Kraftwerk Europe Endless Trans-Europe Express (Kling Klang)
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Duckwrth - Chrome Bull album artwork 5:47pm Duckwrth Ce Soir Chrome Bull (Supergood/The Blind Youth)
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Brick - Brick album artwork 5:43pm Brick Honey Chile Brick (Bang)
Track Notes: By request for Drew! Buy Brick Brick at Reckless Records Buy Brick at iTunes Buy Brick Brick at eMusic Add to Collection
5:36pm Holy Tongue Seven Arrows III (Amidah)
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Yo La Tengo - This Stupid World album artwork 5:34pm Yo La Tengo Aselestine This Stupid World (Matador)
Track Notes: New album drops Feb. 10 / Playing Metro on Mar. 24! Buy Yo La Tengo This Stupid World at Reckless Records Buy Yo La Tengo at iTunes Buy Yo La Tengo This Stupid World at eMusic Add to Collection
Galore - Blush album artwork 5:30pm Galore Ladders Blush (Paisley Shirt)
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5:18pm Pete Yellin It's the Right Thing Mainstream Funk (We Want Sounds)
Track Notes: Released 1972 / Comp released 2022 Buy Pete Yellin Mainstream Funk at Reckless Records Buy Pete Yellin at iTunes Buy Pete Yellin Mainstream Funk at eMusic Add to Collection
The Friends of Distinction - Whatever album artwork 5:14pm The Friends of Distinction New Mother Nature Whatever (RCA)
Track Notes: Released 1970 Buy The Friends of Distinction Whatever at Reckless Records Buy The Friends of Distinction at iTunes Buy The Friends of Distinction Whatever at eMusic Add to Collection
Chaka Khan - Chaka album artwork 5:10pm Chaka Khan Local The Message in The Middle of the Bottom Chaka (Warner Bros.)
Track Notes: Released 1978 Buy Chaka Khan Chaka at Reckless Records Buy Chaka Khan at iTunes Buy Chaka Khan Chaka at eMusic Add to Collection
1/26 - 4pm hour
4:58pm Cave Local Beaux Allways (Drag City)
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Ray Charles - Yes Indeed! album artwork 4:56pm Ray Charles Heartbreaker Yes Indeed! (Atlantic)
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4:51pm Booker T. & the M.G.'s Summertime The Best of Booker T. & the MG's (Atlantic)
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Msafiri Zawose - Uhamiaji album artwork 4:44pm Msafiri Zawose Chibitenyi Uhamiaji (Soundway)
Track Notes: By request for Mr. Weather! Buy Msafiri Zawose Uhamiaji at Reckless Records Buy Msafiri Zawose at iTunes Buy Msafiri Zawose Uhamiaji at eMusic Add to Collection
4:40pm Dalibor Cruz Local Strike Deviance EP (Chicago Research)
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Desireless - François album artwork 4:36pm Desireless Voyage, voyage François (CBS)
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Christine and The Queens - Chris album artwork 4:32pm Christine and The Queens 5 dollars Chris (Because)
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Sarathy Korwar - Kalak album artwork 4:24pm Sarathy Korwar To Remember Kalak (The Leaf Label)
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Destroyer - Destroyer 4:20pm Destroyer Painter in Your Pocket Destroyer's Rubies (Merge)
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Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Michelle Weeks, Tichina Arnold & Tisha Campbell - Little Shop Of Horrors (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album artwork 4:17pm Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Michelle Weeks, Tichina Arnold & Tisha Campbell Suddenly, Seymour Little Shop Of Horrors (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Warner Bros.)
Track Notes: By request for Carolyn! Buy Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Michelle Weeks, Tichina Arnold & Tisha Campbell Little Shop Of Horrors (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) at Reckless Records Buy Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Michelle Weeks, Tichina Arnold & Tisha Campbell at iTunes Buy Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Michelle Weeks, Tichina Arnold & Tisha Campbell Little Shop Of Horrors (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) at eMusic Add to Collection
Gaye Su Akyol - Anadolu Ejderi album artwork 4:10pm Gaye Su Akyol Sen Benim Mağaramsın Anadolu Ejderi (Glitterbeat)
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4:05pm Ibibio Sound Machine All That You Want Electricity (Merge)
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4:01pm US Girls Futures Bet Bless This Mess (4AD)
Track Notes: New album drops Feb. 23! Buy US Girls Bless This Mess at Reckless Records Buy US Girls at iTunes Buy US Girls Bless This Mess at eMusic Add to Collection
1/26 - 3pm hour
Canasta - We Were Set Up album artwork 3:55pm Canasta Local Busride We Were Set Up (Broken Middle C)
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Tomaga - Extended Play 1 & 2 album artwork 3:49pm Tomaga Ersangerkrieg Extended Play 1 & 2 (Hands in the Dark)
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3:45pm Max Allard Local Deco (feat. Jayme Stone) Odes / Codes (self-released)
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SUSS - SUSS album artwork 3:43pm SUSS Winter Was Hard SUSS (Northern Spy)
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John Cale - Mercy album artwork 3:36pm John Cale Night Crawling Mercy (Double Six)
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Space Gators - Intergalactic Swamp Songs album artwork 3:32pm Space Gators Local Is It Right? Is It Wrong? Intergalactic Swamp Songs (Midwest Action)
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The New Seekers - We 3:29pm The New Seekers Too Many Trips to Nowhere We'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (Elektra)
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Ella Fitzgerald - Rhythm is My Business album artwork 3:24pm Ella Fitzgerald Runnin' Wild Rhythm is My Business (Verve)
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