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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

10/14 - 5pm hour
Laura Jane Grace - At War with the Silverfish album artwork 5:44pm Laura Jane Grace Local Lolo 13 At War with the Silverfish (Polyvinyl)
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Public Service Broadcasting - Bright Magic album artwork 5:39pm Public Service Broadcasting People, Let's Dance Bright Magic (PIAS)
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5:32pm The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band Tonight You Belong To Me (feat. Alia Shawkat & James Williams A Fine Romance EP (Advancement)
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Garcia Peoples - Cosmic Cash album artwork 5:28pm Garcia Peoples Show Your Troubles Out Cosmic Cash (Beyond Beyond is Beyond)
Track Notes: Playing Schuba's tomorrow / By request for Doug and Sarah! Buy Garcia Peoples Cosmic Cash at Reckless Records Buy Garcia Peoples at iTunes Buy Garcia Peoples Cosmic Cash at eMusic Add to Collection
5:22pm The Harlem Gospel Travelers Fight On! single (Colemine)
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Monophonics - It 5:19pm Monophonics Chances It's Only Us (Colemine)
Track Notes: Released 2020 Buy Monophonics It's Only Us at Reckless Records Buy Monophonics at iTunes Buy Monophonics It's Only Us at eMusic Add to Collection
Les McCann - Hustle to Survive album artwork 5:14pm Les McCann Us Hustle to Survive (Atlantic)
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5:06pm Sault I Just Want to Dance UNTITLED (Rise) (Forever Living Originals)
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Shad - TAO album artwork 5:01pm Shad Storm (featuring pHoenix Pagliacci & George Elliott Clarke) TAO (Secret City)
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10/14 - 4pm hour
The Chi-Lites - The Ultimate Chi-Lites album artwork 4:58pm The Chi-Lites Local (For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People The Ultimate Chi-Lites (Brunswick)
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Mark Williams - Mark Williams album artwork 4:54pm Mark Williams Yesterday Was Just the Beginning of My Life Mark Williams (EMI)
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Flowertown - Time Trials album artwork 4:47pm Flowertown The Door the Thief the Light Time Trials (Paisley Shirt)
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Planetarium - Planetarium album artwork 4:43pm Planetarium Moon Planetarium (4AD)
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4:38pm 박혜진 Park Hye Jin Hey, Hey, Hey Before I Die (Ninja Tune)
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ESG - Come Away With ESG album artwork 4:31pm ESG Dance Come Away With ESG (Soul Jazz)
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The Raincoats - The Raincoats album artwork 4:29pm The Raincoats No Side to Fall In The Raincoats (Rough Trade)
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Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg album artwork 4:25pm Dry Cleaning Strong Feelings New Long Leg (4AD)
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4:21pm Kadhja Bonet For You single (Ninja Tune)
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Lady Blackbird - Black Acid Soul album artwork 4:17pm Lady Blackbird Beware the Stranger Black Acid Soul (Foundation Music/BMG)
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The Style Council - Café Bleu album artwork 4:13pm The Style Council Headstart for Happiness Café Bleu (Polydor)
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Little Simz - Sometimes I Might Be Introvert album artwork 4:07pm Little Simz Protect My Energy Sometimes I Might Be Introvert (AGE 101)
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Damu The Fudgemunk - Conversation Peace album artwork 4:04pm Damu The Fudgemunk Enchanted Spirits (featuring Insight) Conversation Peace (Def Pressé)
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De La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody... album artwork 4:00pm De La Soul Memory Of... (US) (featuring Estelle & Pete Rock) and the Anonymous Nobody... (A.O.I.)
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10/14 - 3pm hour
Sunshine Boys - Work and Love album artwork 3:56pm Sunshine Boys Local Infinity Girl Work and Love (Pravda)
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Jawbox - Grippe album artwork 3:53pm Jawbox Consolation Prize Grippe (Dischord)
Track Notes: By request for Lou! Buy Jawbox Grippe at Reckless Records Buy Jawbox at iTunes Buy Jawbox Grippe at eMusic Add to Collection
P.M. Dawn - Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience album artwork 3:46pm P.M. Dawn Set Adrift on Memory Bliss Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience (Island)
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Minnie Riperton - Perfect Angel album artwork 3:42pm Minnie Riperton Local Take A Little Trip Perfect Angel (Epic)
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Alicia Walter - I Am Alicia album artwork 3:38pm Alicia Walter Standing at Your Doorstep I Am Alicia (Sooper)
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Kishi Bashi - 151a album artwork 3:31pm Kishi Bashi Atticus, in the Desert 151a (Joyful Noise)
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Dick Dale - Guitar Legend: The Very Best of Dick Dale album artwork 3:28pm Dick Dale Pipeline (with Stevie Ray Vaughan) Guitar Legend: The Very Best of Dick Dale (Shout! Factory)
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