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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

11/26 - 5pm hour
5:54pm Afrika Bambaataa Jazzy Sensation (Bronx Version) Looking For The Perfect Beat 1980-1985 (Tommy Boy)
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5:48pm The Dismemberment Plan You Are Invited Emergency & I (DeSoto)
Track Notes: By request for Tony! Buy The Dismemberment Plan Emergency & I at Reckless Records Buy The Dismemberment Plan at iTunes Buy The Dismemberment Plan Emergency & I at eMusic Add to Collection
5:43pm The Sundays Wild Horses Blind (DGC)
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5:37pm Mort Garson This Is My Beloved Music from Patch Cord Productions (Sacred Bones)
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5:32pm Neil Young Harvest Moon Unplugged (Reprise)
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5:24pm William DeVaughn Be Thankful for What You Got (Pt. 1) Be Thankful for What You Got 7" (Roxbury)
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5:17pm Ohio Players Jive Turkey Skin Tight (Mercury)
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5:13pm Sly & The Family Stone Thankful N' Thoughtful Fresh (Epic)
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5:08pm The Reds, Pinks and Purples Last Summer in a Rented Room You Might Be Happy Someday (Tough Love)
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5:02pm Albertine Sarges Free Today Free Today - single (Moshi Moshi)
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11/26 - 4pm hour
4:59pm Actress VVY (featuring Sampha) Karma & Desire (Ninja Tune)
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4:50pm Gorillaz Desole Song Machine: Season One - Strange Timez (Parlophone/Warner)
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4:44pm Working Men's Club Valleys Working Men's Club (Heavenly)
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4:40pm Toro Y Moi Thanks Vision Causers Of This (Carpark)
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4:34pm Sen Morimoto Local Deep Down (featuring AAAMYYY) Sen Morimoto (Sooper)
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4:31pm Drew Citron Kiss Me Free Now (Park the Van)
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4:26pm Third Eye Blind Thanks a Lot Third Eye Blind (Elektra)
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4:21pm The Shins Young Pilgrims Chutes Too Narrow (Sub Pop)
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4:18pm Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Here I Am Baby Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Rendition Is In) (Daptone)
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4:12pm Baba Stiltz Running to Chad Running to Chad - single (Cycle)
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4:09pm Bob Dylan Country Pie Nashville Skyline (Columbia)
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4:07pm James Brown (Do The) Mashed Potatoes, Pt. 1 Star Time (Polydor)
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4:03pm Louis Armstrong All That Meat and No Potatoes Satch Play Fats (Columbia)
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11/26 - 3pm hour
3:59pm Jay & The Techniques Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie (Smash)
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3:53pm Ibibio Sound Machine I Need You to Be Sweet Like Sugar (Nnge Nte Suka) Doko Mien (Merge)
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3:48pm Simone مالك بيا فى حاجة كده (Rotana)
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3:44pm Bootsy Collins WantMe2Stay (featuring Larry Graham, Uché Ndubizu and Branford Marsalis) The Power of the One (Bootsy Collins) (Bootzilla)
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3:37pm Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele Love Song 2009 The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele (Paw Tracks)
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3:33pm Wire Strange Pink Flag (EMI)
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3:31pm Lunchbox Over Way Too Soon After School Special (Slumberland)
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