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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!

Alex Gilbert's Playlists

2/11 - 4pm hour
Billy Joel - River of Dreams album artwork 4:56pm Billy Joel Blonde Over Blue River of Dreams (Columbia)
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The Magnetic Fields - i album artwork 4:50pm The Magnetic Fields I Don't Really Love You Anymore i (Nonesuch)
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4:47pm Algiers Losing is Ours There Is No Year (Matador)
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4:44pm Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong I Got Rhythm Oh, Lady Be Good! Best of the Gershwin Songbook (Verve)
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4:39pm Stormzy Handsome Heavy Is The Head (Atlantic)
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4:35pm Gaz Coombes Walk The Walk World's Strongest Man (Hot Fruit)
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Khruangbin & Leon Bridges - Texas Sun album artwork 4:31pm Khruangbin & Leon Bridges C-Side Texas Sun (Dead Oceans)
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Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man album artwork 4:22pm Marvin Gaye Main Theme From Trouble Man Trouble Man (Tamla)
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4:16pm Curtis Mayfield Local Freddie's Dead Superfly (Curtom)
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4:14pm Dennis Coffey Theme from Black Belt Jones Can You Dig It? The Music And Politics Of Black Action Films 1968-75 (Soul Jazz)
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Baby Huey & The Babysitters - The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend album artwork 4:07pm Baby Huey & The Babysitters Local Hard Times The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend (Curtom)
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4:04pm Marcus King The Well El Dorado (Fantasy Records)
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Joni Mitchell - Mingus album artwork 4:00pm Joni Mitchell The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines Mingus (Asylum)
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2/11 - 3pm hour
3:56pm Nicholas Payton Saeta Sketches of Spain (BMF)
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3:49pm Say Hi Grey As a Ghost Diamonds & Donuts (Ephobia)
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3:45pm Elvis Costello & the Attractions Everyday I Write The Book Punch the Clock (Columbia)
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Nada Surf - Never Not Together album artwork 3:40pm Nada Surf Ride In The Unknown Never Not Together (Barsuk)
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3:35pm Iggy Pop Nightclubbing The Idiot (RCA)
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3:32pm Poliça Driving When We Stay Alive (Memphis Industries)
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3:18pm Antibalas Koto Fu Chronicles (Daptone)
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3:14pm Adam & The Ants Stand And Deliver Prince Charming (Epic)
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3:06pm Ikebe Shakedown Not Another Drop Kings Left Behind (Colemine)
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3:00pm Herbie Hancock Watermelon Man Head Hunters (Columbia)
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2/6 - 5pm hour
5:55pm Fred Anderson Quartet Local Probability Distribution Live Volume V (FPE)
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5:55pm Fred Anderson Quartet Local Probability Distribution Live Volume V (FPE)
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5:55pm Fred Anderson Quartet Local Probability Distribution Live Volume V (FPE)
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5:55pm Fred Anderson Quartet Local Probability Distribution Live Volume V (FPE)
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5:48pm Fine Young Cannibals Suspicious Minds Fine Young Cannibals (London Records)
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5:45pm The Vox Men Midnight Trouble Back from the Canigó: Garage Punks Vs Freakbeat Mods Perpignan 1989-1999 (Staubgold)
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5:40pm Ultravox All Stood Still Vienna (Chrysalis)
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