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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!

Alex Gilbert's Playlists

9/17 - 5pm hour
Eddie Harris & Les McCann - Second Movement album artwork 5:52pm Eddie Harris & Les McCann Set Us Free Second Movement (Atlantic)
Track Notes: By request for Andy! Buy Eddie Harris & Les McCann Second Movement at Reckless Records Buy Eddie Harris & Les McCann at iTunes Buy Eddie Harris & Les McCann Second Movement at eMusic Add to Collection
Minnie Riperton - Minnie album artwork 5:46pm Minnie Riperton Local Light My Fire (feat. José Feliciano) Minnie (Capitol)
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Shudder To Think - Pony Express Record album artwork 5:35pm Shudder To Think X-French Tee Shirt Pony Express Record (Epic)
Track Notes: By request for Simon! Buy Shudder To Think Pony Express Record at Reckless Records Buy Shudder To Think at iTunes Buy Shudder To Think Pony Express Record at eMusic Add to Collection
Fantastic Negrito - Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? album artwork 5:32pm Fantastic Negrito Platypus Dipster Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? (Cooking Vinyl Limited)
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5:24pm Ice Funky Lovin' Import/Export (Prestige)
Track Notes: Released internationally as Frisco Disco, 1975 Buy Ice Import/Export at Reckless Records Buy Ice at iTunes Buy Ice Import/Export at eMusic Add to Collection
The O 5:20pm The O'Jays Unity Family Reunion (Philadelphia International)
Track Notes: Released 1975 Buy The O'Jays Family Reunion at Reckless Records Buy The O'Jays at iTunes Buy The O'Jays Family Reunion at eMusic Add to Collection
Earth, Wind & Fire - Faces album artwork 5:16pm Earth, Wind & Fire Share Your Love Faces (ARC/Columbia)
Track Notes: Released 1980 Buy Earth, Wind & Fire Faces at Reckless Records Buy Earth, Wind & Fire at iTunes Buy Earth, Wind & Fire Faces at eMusic Add to Collection
Kim Gordon - No Home Record album artwork 5:06pm Kim Gordon Paprika Pony No Home Record (Matador)
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5:01pm El Ten Eleven Division Tautology (Joyful Noise)
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9/17 - 4pm hour
Genevieve Artadi - Dizzy Strange Summer album artwork 4:52pm Genevieve Artadi Godzillaaaa (featuring Real Bad Man) Dizzy Strange Summer (Brainfeeder)
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Blue Öyster Cult - Spectres album artwork 4:48pm Blue Öyster Cult Godzilla Spectres (Columbia)
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Kesha - Rainbow album artwork 4:46pm Kesha Godzilla Rainbow (Kemosabe)
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Kelly Lee Owens - Inner Song album artwork 4:38pm Kelly Lee Owens Melt! Inner Song (Smalltown Supersound)
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4:35pm Yin Yin Haw Phin Haw Phin/Chông Ky 7" (Bongo Joe)
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4:33pm Tricky Fall Please (featuring Marta) Fall to Pieces (False Idols)
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Floodlights - From a View album artwork 4:23pm Floodlights Glory of Control From a View (Woo Me!)
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4:18pm Big Joanie Cranes in the Sky Cranes in the Sky - single (Third Man)
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4:10pm Thanya Iyer Look up to the Light KIND (Topshelf)
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4:01pm Soul Inscribed Tune Up Tune Up (Tokyo Dawn)
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9/17 - 3pm hour
3:53pm Martha Hill Grilled Cheese Grilled Cheese - single (self-released)
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3:50pm Body Double The Floating Hand Milk Fed (Zum)
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3:46pm Junior Parker Love Ain't Nothing But a Business Goin' On Funny How Time Slips Away (LRC)
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3:36pm The Chamber Strings Local Telegram Gospel Morning (Pravda Archives)
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Jacob Mann - 106 album artwork 3:33pm Jacob Mann Pier Walk 106 (One Minute)
Track Notes: By request for Cameron! Buy Jacob Mann 106 at Reckless Records Buy Jacob Mann at iTunes Buy Jacob Mann 106 at eMusic Add to Collection
3:30pm Hall & Oates Angelina The Early Years (Showcase)
Track Notes: Daryl Hall while in The Group Gulliver Buy Hall & Oates The Early Years at Reckless Records Buy Hall & Oates at iTunes Buy Hall & Oates The Early Years at eMusic Add to Collection
3:23pm Renegade Connection Karate Kicking Superstars Renegade Connection (The Sound of Silence)
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3:20pm Sneaks You've Got a Lot of Issues Happy Birthday (Merge)
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3:16pm LA Priest Beginning GENE (Domino)
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3:08pm Aluna Get Paid (featuring Princess Nokia & Jada Kingdom) Renaissance (Mad Decent)
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3:04pm Hot Chip Flutes Dark & Stormy EP (Domino)
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