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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

7/29 - 5pm hour
Anushka - Yemaya album artwork 5:50pm Anushka Go Yemaya (Tru Thoughts)
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Jackie Shane - Any Other Way album artwork 5:46pm Jackie Shane Any Other Way Any Other Way (Numero Group)
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5:42pm Sick Day Local Reach Out The Pit (self-released)
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The Exploding Hearts - Guitar Romantic album artwork 5:37pm The Exploding Hearts Throwaway Style Guitar Romantic (Dirtnap)
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Jaga Jazzist - One-Armed Bandit album artwork 5:30pm Jaga Jazzist One-Armed Bandit One-Armed Bandit (Ninja Tune)
Track Notes: By request of Fluffy -- for Bandit! Buy Jaga Jazzist One-Armed Bandit at Reckless Records Buy Jaga Jazzist at iTunes Buy Jaga Jazzist One-Armed Bandit at eMusic Add to Collection
Nightmares on Wax - Smokers Delight album artwork 5:22pm Nightmares on Wax Groove St. Smokers Delight (Warp)
Track Notes: Released 1995 Buy Nightmares on Wax Smokers Delight at Reckless Records Buy Nightmares on Wax at iTunes Buy Nightmares on Wax Smokers Delight at eMusic Add to Collection
5:18pm Georgia Anne Muldrow Passin Ouuut! VWETO III (Foreseen)
Track Notes: Released 2021 Buy Georgia Anne Muldrow VWETO III at Reckless Records Buy Georgia Anne Muldrow at iTunes Buy Georgia Anne Muldrow VWETO III at eMusic Add to Collection
5:14pm Eulorhythmics Local Bluelight Groove Green Street & Avers (All Natural Inc.)
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Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around album artwork 5:08pm Johnny Cash Personal Jesus American IV: The Man Comes Around (American)
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5:01pm Chicago Soul Jazz Collective Local The 'In' Crowd Soulophone (self-released)
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7/29 - 4pm hour
The Fiery Furnaces - Gallowsbird 4:59pm The Fiery Furnaces Up In The North Gallowsbird's Bark (Rough Trade)
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Goldfrapp - Head First album artwork 4:52pm Goldfrapp Hunt Head First (Mute)
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The Darcys - Warring album artwork 4:49pm The Darcys Hunting Warring (Arts & Crafts)
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Blondie - The Hunter album artwork 4:45pm Blondie The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game The Hunter (Chrysalis)
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Anika - Change album artwork 4:39pm Anika Change Change (Sacred Bones)
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Enigma - MCMXC a.D. album artwork 4:36pm Enigma Sadeness (Part I) MCMXC a.D. (Virgin/Charisma)
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M83 - Saturdays=Youth album artwork 4:30pm M83 Graveyard Girl Saturdays=Youth (Mute)
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Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele - The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele album artwork 4:24pm Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele Meet Me In The Garden The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele (Paw Tracks)
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Beck - Midnite Vultures album artwork 4:21pm Beck Sexx Laws Midnite Vultures (DGC)
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4:17pm Serengeti Local Gotta Good Thing Going Have a Summer (Self-Released)
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Cass McCombs - Catacombs album artwork 4:09pm Cass McCombs Dreams-Come-True-Girl (featuring Karen Black) Catacombs (Domino)
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Gayngs - Relayted album artwork 4:02pm Gayngs Faded High Relayted (Jagjaguwar)
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7/29 - 3pm hour
Helvetia - Essential Aliens album artwork 3:57pm Helvetia Rocks on the Ramp Essential Aliens (Joyful Noise)
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3:51pm Mucca Pazza Local Boss Taurus Safety Fifth (Electric Cowbell)
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Gogol Bordello - Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike album artwork 3:48pm Gogol Bordello Start Wearing Purple Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike (Side One Dummy)
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Smoking Popes - Stay Down album artwork 3:43pm Smoking Popes Local If You Don't Care Stay Down (Appeal)
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Algiers - There Is No Year album artwork 3:37pm Algiers Chaka There Is No Year (Matador)
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3:33pm Andrew Bird Local Tenuousness Noble Beast (Fat Possum)
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Angelique Kidjo - Mother Nature album artwork 3:31pm Angelique Kidjo Choose Love (featuring Shungudzo) Mother Nature (Verve)
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Clairo - Sling album artwork 3:26pm Clairo Zinnias Sling (Fader/Republic)
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