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Io the Resident Alien DJ Profile

When Io was a little girl, the first crushes she ever had were on David Bowie and a young Michael Jackson, and nothing has really changed ever since. From a tender age, she felt a deep attunement to all kinds of music, from New Wave and Metal, to Hip Hop and Soul; she swears it's all good as long as it comes from the heart. 

Io hails from the Canadian West Coast, where she once earned a living working a real adult job in applied statistics, which she gave up to move to Chicago and chase a dream of earning a living as a DJ on community radio. We verified that she knew the position was on a volunteer-basis, to which she replied that was neither here nor there. Okay then.

Io is also passionate about tribal fusion belly dance, stand-up comedy, and labor movement politics, preferably at the same time. Above all, she believes creating space for new artists to emerge within the community, and in coming together as the diverse individuals we are to create real magic, in whatever way that may manifest.

Io the Resident Alien's Playlists

1/15 - 2pm hour
2:55pm Bobby Womack Please Forgive My Heart The Bravest Man in the Universe (XL)
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2:52pm The Sha La Das Just for a Minute Love in the Wind (Daptone)
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Lucifer - Lucifer II album artwork 2:46pm Lucifer California Son Lucifer II (Century Media)
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2:43pm Pilot Cloud Twin Hemispheres Signals Through The Static (self-released)
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2:40pm Neil Young Too Far Gone Songs for Judy (Shakey Pictures)
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2:34pm RuPaul Sissy That Walk Born Naked (RuCo, Inc)
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Ibibio Sound Machine - Doko Mien album artwork 2:31pm Ibibio Sound Machine Tell Me (Doko Mien) Doko Mien (Merge)
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2:27pm Run the Jewels Run the Jewels Run the Jewels (Fool's Gold)
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2:22pm PJ Harvey Down By The Water* To Bring You My Love (Island)
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2:19pm Material Issue Local Valerie Loves Me International Pop Overthrow (Mercury)
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2:16pm DRAMA Local Dead & Gone Single (self-released)
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2:08pm Sigur Rós Starálfur Ágætis Byrjun (Fat Cat)
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2:03pm Dolphin Midwives Jungespell Liminal Garden (Beacon Sound/Sounds Et Al.)
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1/15 - 1pm hour
Dead Can Dance - Wake: The Best of Dead Can Dance album artwork 1:59pm Dead Can Dance Sanvean Wake: The Best of Dead Can Dance (4AD)
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1:56pm Run-D.M.C. Jam-Master Jay Ultimate Run-D.M.C. (Arista)
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1:50pm Richard Papiercuts A Place to Stay Twisting the Night (Ever/Never)
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1:47pm Strapping Fieldhands Into the City Alluvium Trinkets (Omphalos)
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1:42pm The Smashing Pumpkins Local Obscured Pisces Iscariot (Virgin)
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1:35pm Daft Punk Da Funk Homework (Virgin)
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1:31pm The B-52's Private Idaho Wild Planet (Warner Bros.)
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1:27pm Arthhur Local Lost in the Walled City Lost in the Walled City (self-released)
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1:21pm 54-40 Blame Your Parents Smilin' Buddha Cabaret (Columbia)
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1:18pm Sharon Van Etten Comeback Kid Remind Me Tomorrow (Jagjaguwar)
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Zola Jesus - Conatus album artwork 1:14pm Zola Jesus Lick the Palm of the Burning Handshake Conatus (Sacred Bones)
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1:07pm FKA twigs Two Weeks LP1 (Young Turks)
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1:04pm Chrome Sparks Ultraviolet Rainbow Be On Fire EP (Counter)
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ODESZA - A Moment Apart album artwork 1:00pm ODESZA Meridian A Moment Apart (Counter)
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1/15 - 12pm hour
12:53pm Russian Circles Local Youngblood Station (Suicide Squeeze)
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12:48pm Jeff Tweedy Local Let's Go Rain Warm (dBpm)
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12:45pm Hemhora & The Glass Band Local The Last of Them Hemhora & The Glass Band Play the Helix Pattern Blues (Greedy)
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