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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

11/21 - 8am hour
Björk - Vulnicura album artwork 8:52am Björk Atom Dance Vulnicura (One Little Indian)
Track Notes: Happy birthday to Bjork who turns 55 today! Buy Björk Vulnicura at Reckless Records Buy Björk at iTunes Buy Björk Vulnicura at eMusic Add to Collection
8:46am The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir Local She Just Wants To Move I Bet You Say That To All the Boys (Fashion Brigade)
Track Notes: 2003 Buy The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir I Bet You Say That To All the Boys at Reckless Records Buy The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir at iTunes Buy The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir I Bet You Say That To All the Boys at eMusic Add to Collection
8:43am The Reds, Pinks and Purples Forgotten Names You Might Be Happy Someday (Tough Love)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy The Reds, Pinks and Purples You Might Be Happy Someday at Reckless Records Buy The Reds, Pinks and Purples at iTunes Buy The Reds, Pinks and Purples You Might Be Happy Someday at eMusic Add to Collection
8:40am Josh Ritter Feels Like Lightening Gathering (Pytheas)
Track Notes: By request for Andrew! Thanks for listening. Buy Josh Ritter Gathering at Reckless Records Buy Josh Ritter at iTunes Buy Josh Ritter Gathering at eMusic Add to Collection
8:33am Ani DiFranco Do or Die Revolutionary Love (Righteous Babe)
Track Notes: New record out 1/29/21 Buy Ani DiFranco Revolutionary Love at Reckless Records Buy Ani DiFranco at iTunes Buy Ani DiFranco Revolutionary Love at eMusic Add to Collection
8:30am Half Japanese Undisputed Champions Crazy Hearts (Fire )
Track Notes: Out 12/4 Buy Half Japanese Crazy Hearts at Reckless Records Buy Half Japanese at iTunes Buy Half Japanese Crazy Hearts at eMusic Add to Collection
8:27am M. Ward You've Changed Think of Spring (ANTI-)
Track Notes: New album out 12/11 Buy M. Ward Think of Spring at Reckless Records Buy M. Ward at iTunes Buy M. Ward Think of Spring at eMusic Add to Collection
8:21am Clipping. Check the Lock Visions of Bodies Being Burned (Sub Pop)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Clipping. Visions of Bodies Being Burned at Reckless Records Buy Clipping. at iTunes Buy Clipping. Visions of Bodies Being Burned at eMusic Add to Collection
Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty album artwork 8:18am Beastie Boys The Negotiation Limerick File Hello Nasty (Capitol)
Track Notes: 1998; Happy birthday to Mike D who turned 55 yesterday Buy Beastie Boys Hello Nasty at Reckless Records Buy Beastie Boys at iTunes Buy Beastie Boys Hello Nasty at eMusic Add to Collection
8:16am Mort Garson Realizations of an Aeropolis Music from Patch Cord Productions (Sacred Bones)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Mort Garson Music from Patch Cord Productions at Reckless Records Buy Mort Garson at iTunes Buy Mort Garson Music from Patch Cord Productions at eMusic Add to Collection
8:10am Zola Jesus Exhumed Okovi (Sacred Bones)
Track Notes: 2017 Buy Zola Jesus Okovi at Reckless Records Buy Zola Jesus at iTunes Buy Zola Jesus Okovi at eMusic Add to Collection
8:07am Audrey Foxx Local Stone Cold Woman Stone Cold Woman (self-released)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Audrey Foxx Stone Cold Woman at Reckless Records Buy Audrey Foxx at iTunes Buy Audrey Foxx Stone Cold Woman at eMusic Add to Collection
8:01am Jon Batiste What a Wonderful World Hollywood Africans (Verve)
Track Notes: By request for Carol in Ames, IA! Buy Jon Batiste Hollywood Africans at Reckless Records Buy Jon Batiste at iTunes Buy Jon Batiste Hollywood Africans at eMusic Add to Collection
11/21 - 7am hour
7:57am Azymuth, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge Cat Jump Azymuth JID004 (Jazz is Dead)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Azymuth, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge Azymuth JID004 at Reckless Records Buy Azymuth, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge at iTunes Buy Azymuth, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge Azymuth JID004 at eMusic Add to Collection
7:50am Aldous Harding Horizon Party (4AD)
Track Notes: 2017 Buy Aldous Harding Party at Reckless Records Buy Aldous Harding at iTunes Buy Aldous Harding Party at eMusic Add to Collection
7:46am Serengeti Local Vie Mar With Greg from Deerhoof (Joyful Noise)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Serengeti With Greg from Deerhoof at Reckless Records Buy Serengeti at iTunes Buy Serengeti With Greg from Deerhoof at eMusic Add to Collection
Dandy Livingstone - Suzanne Beware of the Devil album artwork 7:42am Dandy Livingstone Rudy, A Message to You Suzanne Beware of the Devil (Trojan)
Track Notes: By request for Curtis! Buy Dandy Livingstone Suzanne Beware of the Devil at Reckless Records Buy Dandy Livingstone at iTunes Buy Dandy Livingstone Suzanne Beware of the Devil at eMusic Add to Collection
7:38am Joe Jackson Another World Night and Day (A&M)
Track Notes: 1982 Buy Joe Jackson Night and Day at Reckless Records Buy Joe Jackson at iTunes Buy Joe Jackson Night and Day at eMusic Add to Collection
7:34am Tori Amos Real Men Strange Little Girls (Atlantic)
Track Notes: 2001; Joe Jackson cover Buy Tori Amos Strange Little Girls at Reckless Records Buy Tori Amos at iTunes Buy Tori Amos Strange Little Girls at eMusic Add to Collection
7:30am Katy J Pearson Tonight Return (Heavenly/PIAS)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Katy J Pearson Return at Reckless Records Buy Katy J Pearson at iTunes Buy Katy J Pearson Return at eMusic Add to Collection
7:24am Tenci Local Joy My Heart is an Open Field (Keeled Scales)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Tenci My Heart is an Open Field at Reckless Records Buy Tenci at iTunes Buy Tenci My Heart is an Open Field at eMusic Add to Collection
Alice in Chains - MTV Unplugged album artwork 7:20am Alice in Chains No Excuses MTV Unplugged (Columbia)
Track Notes: 1996 Buy Alice in Chains MTV Unplugged at Reckless Records Buy Alice in Chains at iTunes Buy Alice in Chains MTV Unplugged at eMusic Add to Collection
7:16am Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou Ancestral Recall May Our Chambers Be Full (Sacred Bones)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou May Our Chambers Be Full at Reckless Records Buy Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou at iTunes Buy Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou May Our Chambers Be Full at eMusic Add to Collection
7:07am Atmosphere Where the Road Forks The Day Before Halloween (Rhymesayers)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Atmosphere The Day Before Halloween at Reckless Records Buy Atmosphere at iTunes Buy Atmosphere The Day Before Halloween at eMusic Add to Collection
Rosali - Trouble Anyway album artwork 7:00am Rosali Rise to Fall Trouble Anyway (Spinster Sounds)
Track Notes: 2018 Buy Rosali Trouble Anyway at Reckless Records Buy Rosali at iTunes Buy Rosali Trouble Anyway at eMusic Add to Collection
11/21 - 6am hour
6:55am Fleetwood Mac The Chain Rumours (Warner Bros.)
Track Notes: 1977 Buy Fleetwood Mac Rumours at Reckless Records Buy Fleetwood Mac at iTunes Buy Fleetwood Mac Rumours at eMusic Add to Collection
6:49am Nina Simone Ne Me Quitte Pas Anthology (RCA)
Buy Nina Simone Anthology at Reckless Records Buy Nina Simone at iTunes Buy Nina Simone Anthology at eMusic Add to Collection
6:46am Willis Earl Beal Local Coming Through Nobody knows. (XL)
Track Notes: 2013 Buy Willis Earl Beal Nobody knows. at Reckless Records Buy Willis Earl Beal at iTunes Buy Willis Earl Beal Nobody knows. at eMusic Add to Collection
6:43am All Natural x Panik Local The Prism (featuring Masta Ace) Dark Night (All Natural Inc.)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy All Natural x Panik Dark Night at Reckless Records Buy All Natural x Panik at iTunes Buy All Natural x Panik Dark Night at eMusic Add to Collection
6:37am Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds I Let Love In Let Love In (Mute)
Track Notes: 1994 Buy Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Let Love In at Reckless Records Buy Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds at iTunes Buy Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Let Love In at eMusic Add to Collection
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