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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

12/11 - 2pm hour
2:55pm New Order True Faith 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
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book album artwork 2:49pm Stevie Wonder Big Brother Talking Book (Tamla)
Track Notes: 1972 Buy Stevie Wonder Talking Book at Reckless Records Buy Stevie Wonder at iTunes Buy Stevie Wonder Talking Book at eMusic Add to Collection
2:43pm Buddy Guy Local The Blues Is Alive and Well The Blues Is Alive and Well (Silvertone/RCA)
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2:40pm The Reputations Shake Me Baby Electric Power (Nine Mile)
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2:36pm The Differents Local Your Prettiest Face It's All Too Beautiful (self-released)
Track Notes: By request from David in Edgewater. Thanks David! Buy The Differents It's All Too Beautiful at Reckless Records Buy The Differents at iTunes Buy The Differents It's All Too Beautiful at eMusic Add to Collection
The Bevis Frond - We 2:33pm The Bevis Frond In the Leaves We're Your Friends, Man (Fire)
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2:29pm Jaye Jayle Ode to Betsy No Trail and Other Unholy Paths (Sargent House)
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Daft Punk - Human After All album artwork 2:23pm Daft Punk Television Rules The Nation Human After All (Virgin)
Track Notes: 2005 Buy Daft Punk Human After All at Reckless Records Buy Daft Punk at iTunes Buy Daft Punk Human After All at eMusic Add to Collection
2:18pm Sylvan Esso H.S.K.T. Sylvan Esso (Partisan)
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2:15pm Vapor Eyes Local Suburban Red Hot Smooth FM (self-released)
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2:08pm Holygram A Faction Modern Cults (Cleopatra)
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2:04pm Kate Bush Suspended in Gaffa The Dreaming (EMI)
Track Notes: 1982 Buy Kate Bush The Dreaming at Reckless Records Buy Kate Bush at iTunes Buy Kate Bush The Dreaming at eMusic Add to Collection
2:00pm Jenn Champion Coming for You Single Rider (Hardly Art)
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12/11 - 1pm hour
1:54pm The Chemical Brothers Out Of Control Surrender (Astralwerks)
Track Notes: 1999 Buy The Chemical Brothers Surrender at Reckless Records Buy The Chemical Brothers at iTunes Buy The Chemical Brothers Surrender at eMusic Add to Collection
1:45pm Sundays & Cybele Burning Flag On the Grass (Guruguru Brain)
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1:41pm Arcade Fire Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) Funeral (Merge)
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1:37pm nêhiyawak starlight starlight (Arts & Crafts)
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1:32pm Jeff Tweedy Local Bombs Above Warm (dBpm)
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1:28pm Fauvely Local Savannah Tides (Midwest Action)
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1:26pm Typesetter Local Monogamy I (Gliss Happening) Nothing Blues (6131)
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1:16pm Lisa/Liza The Matador Pt. 2 Momentary Glance (Orindal)
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1:14pm Neil Young The Needle And The Damage Done Harvest (Reprise)
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1:08pm PJ Harvey The Mess We're In (Feat. Thom Yorke) Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea (Island)
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1:04pm Polly Panic Beggar Rose Losing Form (Write Hook)
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1:00pm Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds We No Who U R Push the Sky Away (Bad Seed Ltd.)
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12/11 - 12pm hour
12:57pm Annie Heartbeat Anniemal (679)
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12:51pm Bran Van 3000 Drinking In LA Glee (Audiogram)
Track Notes: 1997 Buy Bran Van 3000 Glee at Reckless Records Buy Bran Van 3000 at iTunes Buy Bran Van 3000 Glee at eMusic Add to Collection
12:47pm NAO Gabriel Saturn (Little Tokyo/RCA)
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12:42pm Janelle Monae Mushrooms & Roses The ArchAndroid (Bad Boy)
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12:38pm Guided by Voices Watch Me Jumpstart Alien Lanes (Matador)
Track Notes: By request. Thank you! Buy Guided by Voices Alien Lanes at Reckless Records Buy Guided by Voices at iTunes Buy Guided by Voices Alien Lanes at eMusic Add to Collection
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