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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

8/4 - 3pm hour
The Go! Team - Get Up Sequences Part One album artwork 3:22pm The Go! Team Cookie Scene Get Up Sequences Part One (Memphis Industries)
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Caroline Polachek - Pang album artwork 3:19pm Caroline Polachek So Hot You're Hurting My Feelings Pang (Perpetual Novice)
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Lil Silva - Yesterday Is Heavy album artwork 3:15pm Lil Silva Be Cool (featuring Little Dragon) Yesterday Is Heavy (Nowhere)
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David Bowie - Live At Nassau Coliseum 3:07pm David Bowie Diamond Dogs Live At Nassau Coliseum '76 (RCA)
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Les McCann - Live at Montreux album artwork 3:00pm Les McCann Cochise Live at Montreux (Atlantic)
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7/28 - 6pm hour
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis album artwork 6:02pm Curtis Mayfield Local Move On Up Curtis (Curtom)
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7/28 - 5pm hour
Placebo - Covers album artwork 5:58pm Placebo Johnny and Mary Covers (Elevator Lady)
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Lyle Workman - Superbad (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album artwork 5:53pm Lyle Workman Evan's Basement Jam Superbad (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Lakeshore)
Track Notes: By request for Andy! Buy Lyle Workman Superbad (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) at Reckless Records Buy Lyle Workman at iTunes Buy Lyle Workman Superbad (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) at eMusic Add to Collection
Stereolab - Dots and Loops album artwork 5:48pm Stereolab Rainbo Conversation Dots and Loops (Elektra)
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5:44pm Les Rencards Le Risque A ta Vie Les Rencards (Groovie)
Track Notes: New album drops Aug. 25! Buy Les Rencards Les Rencards at Reckless Records Buy Les Rencards at iTunes Buy Les Rencards Les Rencards at eMusic Add to Collection
Yaya Bey - Remember Your North Star album artwork 5:41pm Yaya Bey reprise Remember Your North Star (Big Dada)
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Billy Bland - Let the Little Girl Sing album artwork 5:36pm Billy Bland Let the Little Girl Dance Let the Little Girl Sing (Old Town)
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Cass Elliot - Mama 5:34pm Cass Elliot Don't Let the Good Life Pass You By Mama's Big Ones (Dunhill)
Track Notes: By request for Nat! Buy Cass Elliot Mama's Big Ones at Reckless Records Buy Cass Elliot at iTunes Buy Cass Elliot Mama's Big Ones at eMusic Add to Collection
World Party - Private Revolution album artwork 5:31pm World Party Making Love (To the World) Private Revolution (Chrysalis)
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5:23pm Cimafunk Caramelo El Alimento (Terapia Productions)
Track Notes: Released 2017 / Playing Aug. 11 at Millennium Park w/Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Buy Cimafunk El Alimento at Reckless Records Buy Cimafunk at iTunes Buy Cimafunk El Alimento at eMusic Add to Collection
5:17pm Ebo Taylor Help Africa Palaver (BBE Africa)
Track Notes: Released 2019 / Playing Aug. 11 at Thalia Hall w/Chicago Afrobeat Project & Future Rootz! Buy Ebo Taylor Palaver at Reckless Records Buy Ebo Taylor at iTunes Buy Ebo Taylor Palaver at eMusic Add to Collection
The Mauskovic Dance Band - The Mauskovic Dance Band album artwork 5:12pm The Mauskovic Dance Band Dance Place Garage The Mauskovic Dance Band (Soundway)
Track Notes: Released 2019 / Playing Sept. 21 at Empty Bottle! Buy The Mauskovic Dance Band The Mauskovic Dance Band at Reckless Records Buy The Mauskovic Dance Band at iTunes Buy The Mauskovic Dance Band The Mauskovic Dance Band at eMusic Add to Collection
5:06pm Christine and the Queens Je te vois enfin Redcar les adorable etoiles (Because)
Track Notes: New album drops Sept. 23! Buy Christine and the Queens Redcar les adorable etoiles at Reckless Records Buy Christine and the Queens at iTunes Buy Christine and the Queens Redcar les adorable etoiles at eMusic Add to Collection
Katy J Pearson - Sound of the Morning album artwork 5:02pm Katy J Pearson Riverbed Sound of the Morning (Heavenly/PIAS)
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5:00pm Soft and Dumb Local Work It Soft and Dumb (self-released)
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7/28 - 4pm hour
NoSo - Stay Proud of Me album artwork 4:55pm NoSo Feeling Like a Woman Lately Stay Proud of Me (Partisan)
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Four Tet - Sixteen Oceans album artwork 4:47pm Four Tet Something in the Sadness Sixteen Oceans (Text)
Track Notes: Playing Oct. 20 at Radius w/Ben UFO! Buy Four Tet Sixteen Oceans at Reckless Records Buy Four Tet at iTunes Buy Four Tet Sixteen Oceans at eMusic Add to Collection
4:42pm Drasii Local Memory Δ single (Shmee)
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4:37pm CB Radio Gorgeous Local Asking for a Friend Tour Tape '22 (Trouble In Mind)
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Le Tigre - This Island album artwork 4:33pm Le Tigre I'm So Excited This Island (Universal)
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Shamir - Heterosexuality album artwork 4:30pm Shamir Marriage Heterosexuality (Anti Fragile Music)
Track Notes: Playing July 31 at Empty Bottle w/Creeping Charlie! Buy Shamir Heterosexuality at Reckless Records Buy Shamir at iTunes Buy Shamir Heterosexuality at eMusic Add to Collection
The Fixx - Reach the Beach album artwork 4:24pm The Fixx Saved by Zero Reach the Beach (MCA)
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Prince - Sign 4:20pm Prince The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker Sign 'O' the Times (Warner Bros.)
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JayWood - Slingshot album artwork 4:17pm JayWood All Night Long Slingshot (Captured Tracks)
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Beyoncé - 4 album artwork 4:07pm Beyoncé Schoolin' Life 4 (Columbia)
Track Notes: New album Renaissance drops tomorrow! Buy Beyoncé 4 at Reckless Records Buy Beyoncé at iTunes Buy Beyoncé 4 at eMusic Add to Collection
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