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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

2/25 - 5pm hour
Four Tet - Pink album artwork 5:51pm Four Tet Locked Pink (Text)
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5:43pm BassKase Local Don't Trust Angel Eyes The Good, The Bad And The Dubby (Soundpoint)
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5:39pm Alice Coltrane Spiritual Eternal Eternity (Warner Bros.)
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5:37pm Farhot Baqi Manda Kabul Fire Vol. 2 (Kabul Fire)
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5:32pm Yu Su Melaleuca Yellow River Blue (bié/Music From Memory)
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5:22pm Curtis Mayfield Local Move On Up Curtis (Curtom)
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5:14pm Phyllis Hyman Loving You, Losing You Phyllis Hyman (Buddah)
Track Notes: Released 1977 / By request for Julian! Buy Phyllis Hyman Phyllis Hyman at Reckless Records Buy Phyllis Hyman at iTunes Buy Phyllis Hyman Phyllis Hyman at eMusic Add to Collection
5:08pm Sarah Mary Chadwick Let's Go Home Me And Ennui Are Friends, Baby (Ba Da Bing)
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5:01pm Big Blue Ball Habibe Big Blue Ball (Real World)
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2/25 - 4pm hour
4:54pm Donald Byrd Miss Kane Street Lady (Blue Note)
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4:48pm Daryl Hall & John Oates Lady Rain Abandoned Lunchonette (Atlantic)
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Cub Scout Bowling Pins - Heaven Beats Iowa album artwork 4:46pm Cub Scout Bowling Pins Heaven Beats Iowa Heaven Beats Iowa (GBV Inc.)
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4:42pm Claud Cuff Your Jeans Super Monster (Saddest Factory/Dead Oceans)
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4:35pm Jens Lekman Evening Prayer Life Will See You Now (Secretly Canadian)
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4:32pm Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers The Neighbors Jonathan Sings! (Sire)
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4:29pm Styrofoam Winos In Your Room Styrofoam Winos (Sophomore Lounge)
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4:24pm Juniore La vérité nue Un, Deux, Trois (La Phonographe)
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4:20pm Erykah Badu My Life Mama's Gun (Motown)
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4:13pm Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble Local Now (Forever Momentary Space) NOW (International Anthem)
Track Notes: New album out April 23! 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
Fruit Bats - The Pet Parade album artwork 4:07pm Fruit Bats Local The Balcony The Pet Parade (Merge)
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4:03pm Minnie Riperton Local Reasons Perfect Angel (Epic)
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2/25 - 3pm hour
3:59pm Kishi Bashi Honeybody Sonderlust (Joyful Noise)
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3:54pm Bill Jr. Jr. Renaissance Man Homebody (Bush League)
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jaimie branch - FLY or DIE II: bird dogs of paradise album artwork 3:44pm jaimie branch nuevo roquero estéreo FLY or DIE II: bird dogs of paradise (International Anthem)
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Kansas Smitty 3:40pm Kansas Smitty's Sunnyland Things Happened Here (Ever)
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3:35pm Waltzer Local I Don't Wanna Die Time Traveler (Side Hustle)
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Orville Peck - Pony album artwork 3:32pm Orville Peck Roses Are Falling Pony (Sub Pop)
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3:29pm Tamar Aphek All I Know All Bets Are Off (Kill Rock Stars)
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Bobby Conn - King For a Day album artwork 3:23pm Bobby Conn Local Anybody King For a Day (Thrill Jockey)
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3:20pm Sincere Gifts Monsanto v Santo: The Boardroom Speaks Ghost of America (Self-released)
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