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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

1/9 - 5pm hour
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening album artwork 5:55pm LCD Soundsystem Home This Is Happening (DFA)
Buy LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening at Reckless Records Buy LCD Soundsystem at iTunes Buy LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening at eMusic Add to Collection
5:50pm The Zombies Friends Of Mine Odessey & Oracle (The Stereo Album) (Date)
Buy The Zombies Odessey & Oracle (The Stereo Album) at Reckless Records Buy The Zombies at iTunes Buy The Zombies Odessey & Oracle (The Stereo Album) at eMusic Add to Collection
5:46pm Thao & The Get Down Stay Down The Evening A Man Alive (Ribbon Music)
Buy Thao & The Get Down Stay Down A Man Alive at Reckless Records Buy Thao & The Get Down Stay Down at iTunes Buy Thao & The Get Down Stay Down A Man Alive at eMusic Add to Collection
5:43pm Ezra Furman Local I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend Twelve Nudes (Bella Union)
Track Notes: Alex's Best Albums of the Decade - 2019 Buy Ezra Furman Twelve Nudes at Reckless Records Buy Ezra Furman at iTunes Buy Ezra Furman Twelve Nudes at eMusic Add to Collection
5:36pm Space Gators Local Is It Right? Is It Wrong? Intergalactic Swamp Songs (Midwest Action)
Buy Space Gators Intergalactic Swamp Songs at Reckless Records Buy Space Gators at iTunes Buy Space Gators Intergalactic Swamp Songs at eMusic Add to Collection
5:30pm Kamasi Washington Testify Heaven and Earth (Young Turks)
Track Notes: Alex's Best Albums of the Decade - 2018 Buy Kamasi Washington Heaven and Earth at Reckless Records Buy Kamasi Washington at iTunes Buy Kamasi Washington Heaven and Earth at eMusic Add to Collection
5:23pm Damaged Bug Bunker Funk Bunker Funk (Castle Face)
Track Notes: Released 2017 Buy Damaged Bug Bunker Funk at Reckless Records Buy Damaged Bug at iTunes Buy Damaged Bug Bunker Funk at eMusic Add to Collection
5:18pm The Funk Ark Funky Southern High Noon (ESL)
Track Notes: Released 2012 Buy The Funk Ark High Noon at Reckless Records Buy The Funk Ark at iTunes Buy The Funk Ark High Noon at eMusic Add to Collection
5:12pm Hologram Teen Roller Lover Doppelgänger Between The Funk and The Fear (self-released)
Buy Hologram Teen Between The Funk and The Fear at Reckless Records Buy Hologram Teen at iTunes Buy Hologram Teen Between The Funk and The Fear at eMusic Add to Collection
5:04pm Andrew Bird Fallorun My Finest Work Yet (Loma Vista)
Buy Andrew Bird My Finest Work Yet at Reckless Records Buy Andrew Bird at iTunes Buy Andrew Bird My Finest Work Yet at eMusic Add to Collection
5:01pm SBTRKT Hold On (featuring Sampha) SBTRKT (XL)
Buy SBTRKT SBTRKT at Reckless Records Buy SBTRKT at iTunes Buy SBTRKT SBTRKT at eMusic Add to Collection
1/9 - 4pm hour
4:58pm Mavis Staples Local Ain't No Doubt About It (featuring Jeff Tweedy) If All I Was Was Black (ANTI-)
Track Notes: Alex's Best Albums of the Decade - 2017 Buy Mavis Staples If All I Was Was Black at Reckless Records Buy Mavis Staples at iTunes Buy Mavis Staples If All I Was Was Black at eMusic Add to Collection
4:49pm Junius Paul Local Fred Anderson and a Half Ism (International Anthem)
Buy Junius Paul Ism at Reckless Records Buy Junius Paul at iTunes Buy Junius Paul Ism at eMusic Add to Collection
Duster - Duster album artwork 4:46pm Duster The Thirteen Duster (Mudguts)
Buy Duster Duster at Reckless Records Buy Duster at iTunes Buy Duster Duster at eMusic Add to Collection
David Bowie - Blackstar album artwork 4:39pm David Bowie Lazarus Blackstar (Columbia)
Track Notes: Alex's Best Albums of the Decade - 2016 Buy David Bowie Blackstar at Reckless Records Buy David Bowie at iTunes Buy David Bowie Blackstar at eMusic Add to Collection
4:34pm Bauhaus Hair Of The Dog Mask (Beggars Banquet)
Track Notes: By request for Fluffy, dedicated to all the dog groomers! Buy Bauhaus Mask at Reckless Records Buy Bauhaus at iTunes Buy Bauhaus Mask at eMusic Add to Collection
4:31pm The Reds, Pinks and Purples Citygardens Anxiety Art (Pretty Olivia)
Buy The Reds, Pinks and Purples Anxiety Art at Reckless Records Buy The Reds, Pinks and Purples at iTunes Buy The Reds, Pinks and Purples Anxiety Art at eMusic Add to Collection
4:28pm Shamir Demon Ratchet (XL)
Track Notes: Alex's Best Albums of the Decade - 2015 Buy Shamir Ratchet at Reckless Records Buy Shamir at iTunes Buy Shamir Ratchet at eMusic Add to Collection
4:21pm Grimes California Art Angels (4AD)
Buy Grimes Art Angels at Reckless Records Buy Grimes at iTunes Buy Grimes Art Angels at eMusic Add to Collection
4:18pm Fitness Womxn rag New Age Record (Sorry State)
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St. Vincent - St. Vincent album artwork 4:15pm St. Vincent Rattlesnake St. Vincent (Loma Vista)
Track Notes: Alex's Best Albums of the Decade - 2014 Buy St. Vincent St. Vincent at Reckless Records Buy St. Vincent at iTunes Buy St. Vincent St. Vincent at eMusic Add to Collection
4:07pm The Limiñanas De la part des copains Le bel été (Because)
Buy The Limiñanas Le bel été at Reckless Records Buy The Limiñanas at iTunes Buy The Limiñanas Le bel été at eMusic Add to Collection
4:02pm Gil Scott-Heron New York Is Killing Me I'm New Here (XL)
Track Notes: By request for Andy! Buy Gil Scott-Heron I'm New Here at Reckless Records Buy Gil Scott-Heron at iTunes Buy Gil Scott-Heron I'm New Here at eMusic Add to Collection
1/9 - 3pm hour
Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse album artwork 3:59pm Frightened Rabbit Holy Pedestrian Verse (Atlantic)
Track Notes: Alex's Best Albums of the Decade - 2013 Buy Frightened Rabbit Pedestrian Verse at Reckless Records Buy Frightened Rabbit at iTunes Buy Frightened Rabbit Pedestrian Verse at eMusic Add to Collection
3:53pm Ben Kweller Mountains, Oceans, Elephants John Singer Sergeant (Kirtland)
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3:48pm The Thin Cherries Local I Love Your Ghost The Thin Cherries on Moose Island (self-released)
Track Notes: By request for Steven! Buy The Thin Cherries The Thin Cherries on Moose Island at Reckless Records Buy The Thin Cherries at iTunes Buy The Thin Cherries The Thin Cherries on Moose Island at eMusic Add to Collection
3:43pm Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra Lost Theatre is Evil (8 Ft.)
Track Notes: Alex's Best Albums of the Decade - 2012 Buy Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra Theatre is Evil at Reckless Records Buy Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra at iTunes Buy Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra Theatre is Evil at eMusic Add to Collection
3:37pm Carly Rae Jepsen Everything He Needs Dedicated (Interscope)
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3:34pm DJ Shadow Rocket Fuel (featuring De La Soul) Our Pathetic Age (Mass Appeal)
Buy DJ Shadow Our Pathetic Age at Reckless Records Buy DJ Shadow at iTunes Buy DJ Shadow Our Pathetic Age at eMusic Add to Collection
3:30pm Robyn Call Your Girlfriend Body Talk (Konichiwa)
Track Notes: Alex's Best Albums of the Decade - 2011(ish) Buy Robyn Body Talk at Reckless Records Buy Robyn at iTunes Buy Robyn Body Talk at eMusic Add to Collection
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