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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

7/28 - 4pm hour
Vangelis - China album artwork 4:04pm Vangelis The Tao of Love China (Polydor)
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7/28 - 3pm hour
3:59pm Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin Savanne Ali (Dead Oceans)
Track Notes: New album drops Sept. 23! Buy Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin Ali at Reckless Records Buy Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin at iTunes Buy Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin Ali at eMusic Add to Collection
Anthony Moore - Flying Doesn 3:56pm Anthony Moore Judy Get Down Flying Doesn't Help (Drag City)
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Lucy Dacus - Spotify Singles album artwork 3:52pm Lucy Dacus Believe Spotify Singles (Matador)
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Hunx and his Punx - Street Punk album artwork 3:47pm Hunx and his Punx Born Blonde Street Punk (Hardly Art)
Track Notes: By request for Curtis! Buy Hunx and his Punx Street Punk at Reckless Records Buy Hunx and his Punx at iTunes Buy Hunx and his Punx Street Punk at eMusic Add to Collection
Chairlift - Moth album artwork 3:44pm Chairlift Moth to the Flame Moth (Columbia)
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MUNA - MUNA album artwork 3:40pm MUNA What I Want MUNA (Saddest Factory)
Track Notes: By request for Julian! Buy MUNA MUNA at Reckless Records Buy MUNA at iTunes Buy MUNA MUNA at eMusic Add to Collection
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea album artwork 3:33pm Neutral Milk Hotel Two-Headed Boy In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (Merge)
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Post Office Winter - Music Box album artwork 3:29pm Post Office Winter Local Veil/Chapel Music Box (self released)
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Blondie - The Hunter album artwork 3:23pm Blondie The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game The Hunter (Chrysalis)
Track Notes: By request for Kevin! Buy Blondie The Hunter at Reckless Records Buy Blondie at iTunes Buy Blondie The Hunter at eMusic Add to Collection
Fado Bicha - OCUPAÇÃO album artwork 3:20pm Fado Bicha Crónica do maxo discreto OCUPAÇÃO (self-released)
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3:17pm Steve Martin, Michelle Weeks, Tichina Arnold, Tisha Campbell Dentist! Little Shop of Horrors (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Geffen)
Buy Steve Martin, Michelle Weeks, Tichina Arnold, Tisha Campbell Little Shop of Horrors (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) at Reckless Records Buy Steve Martin, Michelle Weeks, Tichina Arnold, Tisha Campbell at iTunes Buy Steve Martin, Michelle Weeks, Tichina Arnold, Tisha Campbell Little Shop of Horrors (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) at eMusic Add to Collection
Bachir Attar with Elliott Sharp - In New York album artwork 3:08pm Bachir Attar with Elliott Sharp Long Night In New York (Fortuna/Dikraphone)
Track Notes: Reissue drops on Aug. 5! Buy Bachir Attar with Elliott Sharp In New York at Reckless Records Buy Bachir Attar with Elliott Sharp at iTunes Buy Bachir Attar with Elliott Sharp In New York at eMusic Add to Collection
Barry Miles - Fusion is... album artwork 3:02pm Barry Miles Country Miles Fusion is... (Century)
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7/21 - 5pm hour
5:44pm Solar Quest Acid Nation Rare SSR Electronica 1988-94 (Crammed Archives 1) (Crammed Discs)
Buy Solar Quest Rare SSR Electronica 1988-94 (Crammed Archives 1) at Reckless Records Buy Solar Quest at iTunes Buy Solar Quest Rare SSR Electronica 1988-94 (Crammed Archives 1) at eMusic Add to Collection
Lea Lignanzi - Sound D 5:34pm Lea Lignanzi Dede Priscilla Sound D'Afrique II (Mango)
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Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman album artwork 5:30pm Tracy Chapman Mountains O'Things Tracy Chapman (Elektra)
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Left at London - Transgender Street Legend, Vol. 3 album artwork 5:26pm Left at London SHH! (featuring COOKIE.) Transgender Street Legend, Vol. 3 (Fourth Strike)
Buy Left at London Transgender Street Legend, Vol. 3 at Reckless Records Buy Left at London at iTunes Buy Left at London Transgender Street Legend, Vol. 3 at eMusic Add to Collection
Street Corner Symphony - Little Funk Machine album artwork 5:17pm Street Corner Symphony Come on Baby (Dance with Me) Little Funk Machine (ABC)
Track Notes: Released 1976 Buy Street Corner Symphony Little Funk Machine at Reckless Records Buy Street Corner Symphony at iTunes Buy Street Corner Symphony Little Funk Machine at eMusic Add to Collection
5:13pm Soul Liberation Who Is Your Friend Groove Merchant Turns 20: 14 Selections from Behind the Counter (Luv N Haight)
Track Notes: Originally released 1974 / Comp released 2012 Buy Soul Liberation Groove Merchant Turns 20: 14 Selections from Behind the Counter at Reckless Records Buy Soul Liberation at iTunes Buy Soul Liberation Groove Merchant Turns 20: 14 Selections from Behind the Counter at eMusic Add to Collection
Midnight Star - No Parking on the Dance Floor album artwork 5:09pm Midnight Star No Parking (on the Dance Floor) No Parking on the Dance Floor (Solar)
Track Notes: Released 1983 Buy Midnight Star No Parking on the Dance Floor at Reckless Records Buy Midnight Star at iTunes Buy Midnight Star No Parking on the Dance Floor at eMusic Add to Collection
The Vogues - Five O 5:04pm The Vogues Five O'Clock World Five O'Clock World (CE)
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Steve Hauschildt - Tragedy & Geometry album artwork 5:00pm Steve Hauschildt Local Batteries May Drain Tragedy & Geometry (kranky)
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7/21 - 4pm hour
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Cold As Weiss album artwork 4:57pm Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio Uncertainty Cold As Weiss (Colemine)
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Death Cab for Cutie - Asphalt Meadows album artwork 4:52pm Death Cab for Cutie Here to Forever Asphalt Meadows (Atlantic)
Track Notes: New album drops Sept. 16! Buy Death Cab for Cutie Asphalt Meadows at Reckless Records Buy Death Cab for Cutie at iTunes Buy Death Cab for Cutie Asphalt Meadows at eMusic Add to Collection
4:50pm Baby Money Local Somebody (featuring Superknova) single (self-released)
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NoSo - Stay Proud of Me album artwork 4:46pm NoSo David Stay Proud of Me (Partisan)
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4:40pm Nick Lowe I Love The Sound of Breaking Glass Jesus of Cool (Yep Roc)
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Cut Copy - Freeze, Melt album artwork 4:36pm Cut Copy Like Breaking Glass Freeze, Melt (Cutters)
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Annie Lennox - Diva album artwork 4:32pm Annie Lennox Walking on Broken Glass Diva (Arista)
Track Notes: By request for Kevin! Buy Annie Lennox Diva at Reckless Records Buy Annie Lennox at iTunes Buy Annie Lennox Diva at eMusic Add to Collection
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