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Sarah Spencer DJ Profile

When Sarah 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. 

Sarah 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.

Sarah 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.

You can find Sarah's two most recent shows here.

Sarah Spencer's Playlists

2/27 - 8am hour
8:53am Martin Gore Vervet The Third Chimpanzee (Mute)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Martin Gore The Third Chimpanzee at Reckless Records Buy Martin Gore at iTunes Buy Martin Gore The Third Chimpanzee at eMusic Add to Collection
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Kicking Against the Pricks album artwork 8:48am Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Long Black Veil Kicking Against the Pricks (Mute)
Track Notes: 1986 Buy Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Kicking Against the Pricks at Reckless Records Buy Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds at iTunes Buy Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Kicking Against the Pricks at eMusic Add to Collection
8:44am Alice Cooper Hello Hooray Billion Dollar Babies (Warner Bros)
Track Notes: By request for Jane D. Thanks for listening! Buy Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies at Reckless Records Buy Alice Cooper at iTunes Buy Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies at eMusic Add to Collection
8:36am Gary Bartz, Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad Day By Day JID006 (Jazz is Dead)
Track Notes: Out 4/2 Buy Gary Bartz, Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad JID006 at Reckless Records Buy Gary Bartz, Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad at iTunes Buy Gary Bartz, Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad JID006 at eMusic Add to Collection
8:33am Juliana Hatfield Mouthful of Blood Blood (American Laundromat)
Track Notes: New album out 5/14 Buy Juliana Hatfield Blood at Reckless Records Buy Juliana Hatfield at iTunes Buy Juliana Hatfield Blood at eMusic Add to Collection
8:28am Tor Riverline Oasis Sky (Eleuthera)
Track Notes: New album out 4/30 Buy Tor Oasis Sky at Reckless Records Buy Tor at iTunes Buy Tor Oasis Sky at eMusic Add to Collection
8:23am Jen and the Dots Local We Took a Stab Jen and the Dots EP (self-released)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Jen and the Dots Jen and the Dots EP at Reckless Records Buy Jen and the Dots at iTunes Buy Jen and the Dots Jen and the Dots EP at eMusic Add to Collection
8:20am Liz Phair Local Never Said Exile in Guyville (Matador)
Track Notes: 1993 --response to Rolling Stones' "Tumbling Dice" Buy Liz Phair Exile in Guyville at Reckless Records Buy Liz Phair at iTunes Buy Liz Phair Exile in Guyville at eMusic Add to Collection
8:17am The Rolling Stones Tumbling Dice Exile on Main Street (Atlantic)
Track Notes: 1972 Buy The Rolling Stones Exile on Main Street at Reckless Records Buy The Rolling Stones at iTunes Buy The Rolling Stones Exile on Main Street at eMusic Add to Collection
8:08am Missy Elliott Hit 'Em Wit Da Hee (featuring Lil' Kim) Supa Dupa Fly (Elektra)
Track Notes: 1997 Buy Missy Elliott Supa Dupa Fly at Reckless Records Buy Missy Elliott at iTunes Buy Missy Elliott Supa Dupa Fly at eMusic Add to Collection
8:05am Lava La Rue Magpie Butter-Fly (Marathon)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Lava La Rue Butter-Fly at Reckless Records Buy Lava La Rue at iTunes Buy Lava La Rue Butter-Fly at eMusic Add to Collection
Prince - Originals album artwork 8:02am Prince Jungle Love Originals (Rhino)
Buy Prince Originals at Reckless Records Buy Prince at iTunes Buy Prince Originals at eMusic Add to Collection
8:02am New Order Temptation Substance (Qwest)
Track Notes: 1987 Buy New Order Substance at Reckless Records Buy New Order at iTunes Buy New Order Substance at eMusic Add to Collection
2/27 - 7am hour
7:49am Nina Simone Trouble In Mind Anthology (RCA)
Buy Nina Simone Anthology at Reckless Records Buy Nina Simone at iTunes Buy Nina Simone Anthology at eMusic Add to Collection
7:45am Madlib Hopprock Sound Ancestors (Madlib Invazion)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Madlib Sound Ancestors at Reckless Records Buy Madlib at iTunes Buy Madlib Sound Ancestors at eMusic Add to Collection
7:38am Simon & Garfunkel The Boxer Bridge Over Troubled Water (Columbia)
Track Notes: 1970 Buy Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water at Reckless Records Buy Simon & Garfunkel at iTunes Buy Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water at eMusic Add to Collection
7:35am The Purcells Local Landscape Listens Landscape Listens (self-released)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy The Purcells Landscape Listens at Reckless Records Buy The Purcells at iTunes Buy The Purcells Landscape Listens at eMusic Add to Collection
Brian Eno & David Byrne - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts album artwork 7:30am Brian Eno & David Byrne America is Waiting My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (Sire)
Track Notes: By request for Curtis. Thanks for listening! Buy Brian Eno & David Byrne My Life in the Bush of Ghosts at Reckless Records Buy Brian Eno & David Byrne at iTunes Buy Brian Eno & David Byrne My Life in the Bush of Ghosts at eMusic Add to Collection
7:26am Anna Calvi Suzanne And I Anna Calvi (Domino)
Track Notes: 2011; backing vocals by Brian Eno Buy Anna Calvi Anna Calvi at Reckless Records Buy Anna Calvi at iTunes Buy Anna Calvi Anna Calvi at eMusic Add to Collection
7:23am FKA Twigs & Headie One Don't Judge Me single (Young Turks)
Track Notes: New single Buy FKA Twigs & Headie One single at Reckless Records Buy FKA Twigs & Headie One at iTunes Buy FKA Twigs & Headie One single at eMusic Add to Collection
7:18am Tobe Nwigwe FATHER FIGURE (featuring Black Thought + Royce Da 5'9") CINCORIGINALS (self-released)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Tobe Nwigwe CINCORIGINALS at Reckless Records Buy Tobe Nwigwe at iTunes Buy Tobe Nwigwe CINCORIGINALS at eMusic Add to Collection
7:11am Fred Eaglesmith Wilder Than Her The Official Bootleg Series Volume 1: Live Solo 2002 (self-released)
Track Notes: By request for Michael C. Thanks for listening! Buy Fred Eaglesmith The Official Bootleg Series Volume 1: Live Solo 2002 at Reckless Records Buy Fred Eaglesmith at iTunes Buy Fred Eaglesmith The Official Bootleg Series Volume 1: Live Solo 2002 at eMusic Add to Collection
7:07am Kate Fagan Local Come Over I Don't Wanna Be Too Cool (Manufactured Recordings)
Track Notes: 1980 Buy Kate Fagan I Don't Wanna Be Too Cool at Reckless Records Buy Kate Fagan at iTunes Buy Kate Fagan I Don't Wanna Be Too Cool at eMusic Add to Collection
7:01am BassKase Local The Good, The Bad and The Dubby The Good, The Bad And The Dubby (Soundpoint)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy BassKase The Good, The Bad And The Dubby at Reckless Records Buy BassKase at iTunes Buy BassKase The Good, The Bad And The Dubby at eMusic Add to Collection
2/27 - 6am hour
6:56am Beyoncé Freedom (featuring Kendrick Lamar) Lemonade (Parkwood)
Track Notes: 2016 Buy Beyoncé Lemonade at Reckless Records Buy Beyoncé at iTunes Buy Beyoncé Lemonade at eMusic Add to Collection
6:51am Bo Diddley Local Huckleberry Bush (Hully Hully Gully) Ride On: The Chess Masters 1960-1961 (Hip-O Select)
Buy Bo Diddley Ride On: The Chess Masters 1960-1961 at Reckless Records Buy Bo Diddley at iTunes Buy Bo Diddley Ride On: The Chess Masters 1960-1961 at eMusic Add to Collection
Tele Novella - Merlynn Belle album artwork 6:48am Tele Novella Never Merlynn Belle (Kill Rock Stars)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Tele Novella Merlynn Belle at Reckless Records Buy Tele Novella at iTunes Buy Tele Novella Merlynn Belle at eMusic Add to Collection
6:43am Mogwai To The Bin My Friend, Tonight We Vacate Earth As The Love Continues (Rock Action)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Mogwai As The Love Continues at Reckless Records Buy Mogwai at iTunes Buy Mogwai As The Love Continues at eMusic Add to Collection
6:36am Eric B. & Rakim As The Rhyme Goes On Paid In Full (4th & B'way)
Track Notes: 1987 Buy Eric B. & Rakim Paid In Full at Reckless Records Buy Eric B. & Rakim at iTunes Buy Eric B. & Rakim Paid In Full at eMusic Add to Collection
6:30am John Coltrane The Night Has a Thousand Eyes Coltrane's Sound (Atlantic)
Track Notes: 1964 Buy John Coltrane Coltrane's Sound at Reckless Records Buy John Coltrane at iTunes Buy John Coltrane Coltrane's Sound at eMusic Add to Collection
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