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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. Sarah recently founded her own clothing label, Io the Alien (which was, incidentally, her former DJ name here on CHIRP Radio).

Sarah is also passionate about tribal fusion belly dance, stand-up comedy, and labor movement politics, preferably at the same time. Plus she's a great sewer, and teaches the art of sewing at Lillstreet Art Center. 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

5/21 - 8am hour
The Chemical Brothers - Surrender album artwork 8:54am The Chemical Brothers Got Glint? 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
Maria Chiara Argirò - Forest City album artwork 8:50am Maria Chiara Argirò Clouds Forest City (Innovative Leisure)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Maria Chiara Argirò Forest City at Reckless Records Buy Maria Chiara Argirò at iTunes Buy Maria Chiara Argirò Forest City at eMusic Add to Collection
Jane Siberry Feat. k.d. lang - Until the End of the World album artwork 8:45am Jane Siberry Feat. k.d. lang Calling All Angels Until the End of the World (Warner Bros.)
Track Notes: 1991 Buy Jane Siberry Feat. k.d. lang Until the End of the World at Reckless Records Buy Jane Siberry Feat. k.d. lang at iTunes Buy Jane Siberry Feat. k.d. lang Until the End of the World at eMusic Add to Collection
Night Sins - Violet Age album artwork 8:42am Night Sins Kill Like I Do Violet Age (Born Losers)
Track Notes: By request for Jane and Ivy. Thanks for listening! Buy Night Sins Violet Age at Reckless Records Buy Night Sins at iTunes Buy Night Sins Violet Age at eMusic Add to Collection
Panda Riot - Extra Cosmic album artwork 8:34am Panda Riot Local Extra Cosmic Extra Cosmic (self-released)
Track Notes: New album out 6/10 Buy Panda Riot Extra Cosmic at Reckless Records Buy Panda Riot at iTunes Buy Panda Riot Extra Cosmic at eMusic Add to Collection
Fantastic Negrito - White Jesus Black Problems album artwork 8:31am Fantastic Negrito Highest Bidder White Jesus Black Problems (Storefront)
Track Notes: New album (+film!) out 6/3 Buy Fantastic Negrito White Jesus Black Problems at Reckless Records Buy Fantastic Negrito at iTunes Buy Fantastic Negrito White Jesus Black Problems at eMusic Add to Collection
Zola Jesus - ARKHON album artwork 8:27am Zola Jesus The Fall ARKHON (Sacred Bones)
Track Notes: New album out 6/24 Buy Zola Jesus ARKHON at Reckless Records Buy Zola Jesus at iTunes Buy Zola Jesus ARKHON at eMusic Add to Collection
Kate Bush - The Sensual World album artwork 8:20am Kate Bush Love and Anger The Sensual World (Columbia)
Track Notes: 1989 Buy Kate Bush The Sensual World at Reckless Records Buy Kate Bush at iTunes Buy Kate Bush The Sensual World at eMusic Add to Collection
Clams Casino - Instrumental Relics album artwork 8:16am Clams Casino I'm God (featuring Imogen Heap) Instrumental Relics (Clams Casino Productions)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Clams Casino Instrumental Relics at Reckless Records Buy Clams Casino at iTunes Buy Clams Casino Instrumental Relics at eMusic Add to Collection
8:13am Staples Jr. Singers Get On Board When Do We Get Paid? (Luaka Bop)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Staples Jr. Singers When Do We Get Paid? at Reckless Records Buy Staples Jr. Singers at iTunes Buy Staples Jr. Singers When Do We Get Paid? at eMusic Add to Collection
Best Bets - On an Unhistoric Night album artwork 8:06am Best Bets Olympic Sprinter On an Unhistoric Night (Meritorio)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Best Bets On an Unhistoric Night at Reckless Records Buy Best Bets at iTunes Buy Best Bets On an Unhistoric Night at eMusic Add to Collection
Spread Joy - II album artwork 8:05am Spread Joy Local Repetition II (Feel It)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Spread Joy II at Reckless Records Buy Spread Joy at iTunes Buy Spread Joy II at eMusic Add to Collection
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak album artwork 8:01am Thin Lizzy Jailbreak Jailbreak (Mercury)
Track Notes: 1976 Buy Thin Lizzy Jailbreak at Reckless Records Buy Thin Lizzy at iTunes Buy Thin Lizzy Jailbreak at eMusic Add to Collection
5/21 - 7am hour
The Beta Band - The Three EP 7:55am The Beta Band Dry The Rain The Three EP's (Astralwerks)
Track Notes: 1998 Buy The Beta Band The Three EP's at Reckless Records Buy The Beta Band at iTunes Buy The Beta Band The Three EP's at eMusic Add to Collection
Curve - Cuckoo album artwork 7:48am Curve Superblaster Cuckoo (Anxious/Charisma)
Track Notes: 1993 Buy Curve Cuckoo at Reckless Records Buy Curve at iTunes Buy Curve Cuckoo at eMusic Add to Collection
Radiohead - In Rainbows album artwork 7:45am Radiohead Bangers & Mash In Rainbows (self-released)
Track Notes: 2007 Buy Radiohead In Rainbows at Reckless Records Buy Radiohead at iTunes Buy Radiohead In Rainbows at eMusic Add to Collection
7:42am Defcee and BoatHouse Local Moving Targets For All Debts Public And Private (Closed Sessions)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Defcee and BoatHouse For All Debts Public And Private at Reckless Records Buy Defcee and BoatHouse at iTunes Buy Defcee and BoatHouse For All Debts Public And Private at eMusic Add to Collection
The Head and the Heart - Every Shade of Blue album artwork 7:36am The Head and the Heart Virginia (Wind In The Night) Every Shade of Blue (Domino)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy The Head and the Heart Every Shade of Blue at Reckless Records Buy The Head and the Heart at iTunes Buy The Head and the Heart Every Shade of Blue at eMusic Add to Collection
7:31am Fiona Apple Fetch the Bolt Cutters Fetch the Bolt Cutters (Epic)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Fiona Apple Fetch the Bolt Cutters at Reckless Records Buy Fiona Apple at iTunes Buy Fiona Apple Fetch the Bolt Cutters at eMusic Add to Collection
7:28am Surprise Chef Spring's Theme Velodrome b/w Spring's Theme (Mr. Bongo)
Track Notes: By request for Curtis. Thanks for listening! Buy Surprise Chef Velodrome b/w Spring's Theme at Reckless Records Buy Surprise Chef at iTunes Buy Surprise Chef Velodrome b/w Spring's Theme at eMusic Add to Collection
girlhouse - the third ep album artwork 7:22am girlhouse cool guy the third ep (self-released)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy girlhouse the third ep at Reckless Records Buy girlhouse at iTunes Buy girlhouse the third ep at eMusic Add to Collection
Mazes - Mazes Blazes album artwork 7:19am Mazes Local My Drugs Mazes Blazes (Parasol/Sanzimat International)
Track Notes: 2012 Buy Mazes Mazes Blazes at Reckless Records Buy Mazes at iTunes Buy Mazes Mazes Blazes at eMusic Add to Collection
7:15am Sunflower Bean Headful of Sugar Headful of Sugar (Mom + Pop)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Sunflower Bean Headful of Sugar at Reckless Records Buy Sunflower Bean at iTunes Buy Sunflower Bean Headful of Sugar at eMusic Add to Collection
7:05am Sugar Daddy One More Time Boombox: Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro and Disco Rap 1979-82 (Soul Jazz)
Track Notes: 2016; track from 1981 Buy Sugar Daddy Boombox: Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro and Disco Rap 1979-82 at Reckless Records Buy Sugar Daddy at iTunes Buy Sugar Daddy Boombox: Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro and Disco Rap 1979-82 at eMusic Add to Collection
Lalalar - Bi Cinnete Bakar album artwork 7:00am Lalalar İsyanlar Bi Cinnete Bakar (Bongo Joe/Dunganga)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Lalalar Bi Cinnete Bakar at Reckless Records Buy Lalalar at iTunes Buy Lalalar Bi Cinnete Bakar at eMusic Add to Collection
5/21 - 6am hour
6:53am Björk Isobel Post (Elektra)
Track Notes: 1995 Buy Björk Post at Reckless Records Buy Björk at iTunes Buy Björk Post at eMusic Add to Collection
Suede - Coming Up album artwork 6:47am Suede Saturday Night Coming Up (Nude)
Track Notes: 1996 Buy Suede Coming Up at Reckless Records Buy Suede at iTunes Buy Suede Coming Up at eMusic Add to Collection
Pusha T - It 6:44am Pusha T Brambleton It's Almost Dry (G.O.O.D Music/Def Jam)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Pusha T It's Almost Dry at Reckless Records Buy Pusha T at iTunes Buy Pusha T It's Almost Dry at eMusic Add to Collection
Magazine - Real Life album artwork 6:39am Magazine The Light Pours Out Of Me Real Life (Virgin)
Track Notes: 1978 Buy Magazine Real Life at Reckless Records Buy Magazine at iTunes Buy Magazine Real Life at eMusic Add to Collection
Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers - Bought To Rot album artwork 6:35am Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers Local Apocalypse Now (& Later) Bought To Rot (Bloodshot)
Track Notes: 2018 Buy Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers Bought To Rot at Reckless Records Buy Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers at iTunes Buy Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers Bought To Rot at eMusic Add to Collection
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