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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

6/4 - 6pm hour
6:02pm Deerhoof O Ye Saddle Babes Future Teenage Cave Artists (Joyful Noise)
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6/4 - 5pm hour
5:50pm Marvin Gaye Got To Give It Up (Original 12 Version) Gold (Universal)
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5:44pm Mavis Staples Local Wrote A Song For Everyone You Are Not Alone (ANTI-)
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5:37pm Prince Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad? The Hits/The B-Sides (Warner Brothers)
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5:32pm Chance the Rapper Local I Got You (Always and Forever) (featuring Ari Lennox, En Vogue & Kierra Sheard) The Big Day (self-released)
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5:28pm KeiyaA Do Yourself a Favor Forever, Ya Girl (Forever)
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Joe Bataan - Nu Yorica! Culture Clash in New York City: Experiments in Latin Music 1970-77 album artwork 5:20pm Joe Bataan Aftershower Funk Nu Yorica! Culture Clash in New York City: Experiments in Latin Music 1970-77 (Soul Jazz)
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5:16pm The Temptations You Need Love Like I Do (Don't You) Psychedelic Shack (Gordy)
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5:12pm avery r. young sit down job (mudda mary) tubman. (FPE)
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5:06pm Air Credits Local Gear Shiftn Broadcasted (self-released)
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5:01pm Nina Simone Revolution Anthology (RCA)
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6/4 - 4pm hour
Wynton Marsalis - From the Plantation to the Penitentiary album artwork 4:52pm Wynton Marsalis Where Y'all At From the Plantation to the Penitentiary (Blue Note)
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4:47pm Tasha Local Kind of Love Alone at Last (Father/Daughter)
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4:40pm Mick Jenkins Local Stress Fracture (featuring Mikahl Anthony) Pieces of a Man (Cinematic)
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4:36pm Janelle Monae Pynk (feat. Grimes) Dirty Computer (Wondaland)
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4:32pm Moses Sumney Virile græ (Jagjaguwar)
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4:25pm Macy Gray Over You Ruby (Mack Avenue)
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4:22pm Jamo Gang Walking with Lions Walking with Lions (Fat Beats)
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Muddy Waters - The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album album artwork 4:19pm Muddy Waters Local Why Are People Like That The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album (Chess)
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4:06pm C. Henry Woods Troupe The Stranger Soul Cal: Funky Disco and Modern Soul 1971-1982 (Now-Again)
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4:02pm Shad Peace/War A Short Story About A War (Secret City)
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6/4 - 3pm hour
3:58pm Jamila Woods Local VRY BLK (feat. NoName) HEAVN (Closed Sessions)
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3:53pm Ann Peebles Run Run Run I Can't Stand the Rain (Hi)
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3:50pm Etta James Two Sides to Every Story The Essential Etta James (MCA/Chess)
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3:47pm Leon Bridges Coming Home Coming Home (Columbia)
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3:38pm Young RJ & Mega Ran Black is Beautiful (featuring Eric Roberson & Abstract Orchestra, Marcel Black, Daru Jones) 2HANDSUP (N'estra)
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Chaka Khan - I Feel For You album artwork 3:34pm Chaka Khan Through the Fire I Feel For You (Warner)
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3:31pm Sudan Archives Confessions Athena (Stones Throw)
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3:25pm Shabazz Palaces Wet The Don of Diamond Dreams (Sub Pop)
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3:21pm Asaf Avidan Earth Odyssey Earth Odyssey - single (Telmavar)
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