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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

9/16 - 3pm hour
Orla Gartland - Woman on the Internet album artwork 3:14pm Orla Gartland More Like You Woman on the Internet (New Friends)
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Bomba Estéreo - Deja album artwork 3:06pm Bomba Estéreo Soledad Deja (Sony Music Latin)
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Jungle - Loving In Stereo album artwork 3:02pm Jungle Keep Moving Loving In Stereo (AWAL)
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9/7 - 2pm hour
2:51pm Makaya McCraven Local Atlantic Black Universal Beings (International Anthem)
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Fleetwood Mac - Bare Trees album artwork 2:46pm Fleetwood Mac Spare Me A Little Of Your Love Bare Trees (Reprise)
Track Notes: By request for Andy! Buy Fleetwood Mac Bare Trees at Reckless Records Buy Fleetwood Mac at iTunes Buy Fleetwood Mac Bare Trees at eMusic Add to Collection
Ann Peebles - I Can 2:44pm Ann Peebles I Can't Stand the Rain I Can't Stand the Rain (Hi)
Track Notes: By request for Carolyn! Buy Ann Peebles I Can't Stand the Rain at Reckless Records Buy Ann Peebles at iTunes Buy Ann Peebles I Can't Stand the Rain at eMusic Add to Collection
May East - Outro Tempo II: Electronic and Contemporary Music from Brazil 1984-1996 album artwork 2:40pm May East Maraka Outro Tempo II: Electronic and Contemporary Music from Brazil 1984-1996 (Music from Memory)
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Can - Anthology album artwork 2:33pm Can She Brings The Rain Anthology (Mute)
Track Notes: By request! Buy Can Anthology at Reckless Records Buy Can at iTunes Buy Can Anthology at eMusic Add to Collection
Electric Light Orchestra - Electric Light Orchestra album artwork 2:30pm Electric Light Orchestra First Movement (Jumping Biz) Electric Light Orchestra (Harvest)
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We Were Promised Jetpacks - In the Pit of the Stomach album artwork 2:26pm We Were Promised Jetpacks Hard to Remember In the Pit of the Stomach (FatCat)
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Half Waif - Mythopoetics album artwork 2:20pm Half Waif Take Away the Ache Mythopoetics (Anti-)
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Miya Folick - Premonitions album artwork 2:17pm Miya Folick Leave the Party Premonitions (Terrible)
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2:13pm Rey Sapienz & The Congo Techno Ensemble Minzoto Na Zala Zala (Nyege Nyege Tapes)
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Altin Gün - Âlem album artwork 2:07pm Altin Gün Yali Yali Âlem (ATO)
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2:04pm X-Ray Ted Oh My Gee Get It Started/Oh My Gee (Bomb Strikes)
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Prince - Purple Rain album artwork 2:01pm Prince I Would Die 4 U Purple Rain (Warner Bros.)
Track Notes: By request! Buy Prince Purple Rain at Reckless Records Buy Prince at iTunes Buy Prince Purple Rain at eMusic Add to Collection
9/7 - 1pm hour
1:56pm Ausecuma Beats Sallier Musso (Music in Exile)
Track Notes: New album drops Nov. 5! Buy Ausecuma Beats Musso at Reckless Records Buy Ausecuma Beats at iTunes Buy Ausecuma Beats Musso at eMusic Add to Collection
1:51pm Virginia Wing CONFETTI Soft Fruit EP (Fire)
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Mega Bog - Life, and Another album artwork 1:47pm Mega Bog Before a Black Tea Life, and Another (Paradise of Bachelors)
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David Bowie - Heathen album artwork 1:43pm David Bowie Everyone Says 'Hi' Heathen (ISO)
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The Tubs - Names EP album artwork 1:38pm The Tubs The Name Song Names EP (Trouble in Mind)
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Arthur Russell - Iowa Dream album artwork 1:35pm Arthur Russell You Did it Yourself Iowa Dream (Audika)
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LUMP - Animal album artwork 1:30pm LUMP Bloom At Night Animal (Partisan/Chrysalis)
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My Gold Mask - Anxious Utopia album artwork 1:24pm My Gold Mask Local Forgive Again Anxious Utopia (Moon Sounds)
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Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love album artwork 1:20pm Marvin Gaye Joy Midnight Love (Columbia)
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Durand Jones & The Indications - Private Space album artwork 1:16pm Durand Jones & The Indications Sea of Love Private Space (Dead Oceans)
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1:00pm Olof Dreijer Echoes From Mamori Melodies Record Club #002: Ben UFO Selects (Melodies International)
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9/7 - 12pm hour
EL VY - Return to the Moon album artwork 12:57pm EL VY Need a Friend Return to the Moon (4AD)
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Joe Taylor Sutkowski - Of Wisdom & Folly album artwork 12:52pm Joe Taylor Sutkowski Jordan Was a Little Bottle Rocket Of Wisdom & Folly (Danger Collective)
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Soccer96 - Dopamine album artwork 12:48pm Soccer96 Sitting on a Satellite (feat. Salami Rose Joe Lewis) Dopamine (Moshi Moshi)
Track Notes: New album drops Sept. 10! Buy Soccer96 Dopamine at Reckless Records Buy Soccer96 at iTunes Buy Soccer96 Dopamine at eMusic Add to Collection
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