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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

5/8 - 8am hour
8:53am Richard Reed Parry Where Did I Go Quiet River of Dust Vol. 2: That Side of the River (ANTI-/Secret City)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Richard Reed Parry Quiet River of Dust Vol. 2: That Side of the River at Reckless Records Buy Richard Reed Parry at iTunes Buy Richard Reed Parry Quiet River of Dust Vol. 2: That Side of the River at eMusic Add to Collection
Otis Redding - The Very Best Of Otis Redding album artwork 8:47am Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay The Very Best Of Otis Redding (Elektra)
Buy Otis Redding The Very Best Of Otis Redding at Reckless Records Buy Otis Redding at iTunes Buy Otis Redding The Very Best Of Otis Redding at eMusic Add to Collection
The Lemonheads - Come On Feel The Lemonheads album artwork 8:45am The Lemonheads It's About Time Come On Feel The Lemonheads (Atlantic)
Track Notes: 1993 Buy The Lemonheads Come On Feel The Lemonheads at Reckless Records Buy The Lemonheads at iTunes Buy The Lemonheads Come On Feel The Lemonheads at eMusic Add to Collection
The Reds, Pinks and Purples - Uncommon Weather album artwork 8:43am The Reds, Pinks and Purples Uncommon Weather Uncommon Weather (Slumberland)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy The Reds, Pinks and Purples Uncommon Weather at Reckless Records Buy The Reds, Pinks and Purples at iTunes Buy The Reds, Pinks and Purples Uncommon Weather at eMusic Add to Collection
Mello Music Group - Bushido album artwork 8:40am Mello Music Group Gwan B Ok (featuring Zackey Force Funk & The Lasso) Bushido (Mello Music Group)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Mello Music Group Bushido at Reckless Records Buy Mello Music Group at iTunes Buy Mello Music Group Bushido at eMusic Add to Collection
Half Waif - Mythopoetics album artwork 8:34am Half Waif Swimmer Mythopoetics (ANTI-)
Track Notes: New album out 7/9 Buy Half Waif Mythopoetics at Reckless Records Buy Half Waif at iTunes Buy Half Waif Mythopoetics at eMusic Add to Collection
Modest Mouse - The Golden Casket album artwork 8:30am Modest Mouse We Are Between The Golden Casket (Epic)
Track Notes: Album out 6/25 Buy Modest Mouse The Golden Casket at Reckless Records Buy Modest Mouse at iTunes Buy Modest Mouse The Golden Casket at eMusic Add to Collection
Moby - Reprise album artwork 8:26am Moby Natural Blues (feat. Gregory Porter & Amythyst Kiah) Reprise (Deutsche Grammophon)
Track Notes: New album out 5/28 Buy Moby Reprise at Reckless Records Buy Moby at iTunes Buy Moby Reprise at eMusic Add to Collection
Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood album artwork 8:21am Neko Case Local That Teenage Feeling Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (ANTI-)
Track Notes: 2006 Buy Neko Case Fox Confessor Brings the Flood at Reckless Records Buy Neko Case at iTunes Buy Neko Case Fox Confessor Brings the Flood at eMusic Add to Collection
Ganser - Odd Talk album artwork 8:17am Ganser Local Aubergine Odd Talk (No Trend)
Track Notes: Doing a 3-night residency at the Empty Bottle July 8-10 Buy Ganser Odd Talk at Reckless Records Buy Ganser at iTunes Buy Ganser Odd Talk at eMusic Add to Collection
Ottoman Turks - Ottoman Turks II album artwork 8:13am Ottoman Turks 35 to Life Ottoman Turks II (State Fair)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Ottoman Turks Ottoman Turks II at Reckless Records Buy Ottoman Turks at iTunes Buy Ottoman Turks Ottoman Turks II at eMusic Add to Collection
Lizzo - Lizzobangers album artwork 8:06am Lizzo Batches and Cookies Lizzobangers (Totally Gross National Product)
Track Notes: 2013 Buy Lizzo Lizzobangers at Reckless Records Buy Lizzo at iTunes Buy Lizzo Lizzobangers at eMusic Add to Collection
Rochelle Jordan - Play With the Changes album artwork 8:03am Rochelle Jordan Got Em Play With the Changes (Young Art)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Rochelle Jordan Play With the Changes at Reckless Records Buy Rochelle Jordan at iTunes Buy Rochelle Jordan Play With the Changes at eMusic Add to Collection
5/8 - 7am hour
Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of... album artwork 7:59am Arrested Development Tennessee 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of... (Chrysalis)
Track Notes: 1992 Buy Arrested Development 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of... at Reckless Records Buy Arrested Development at iTunes Buy Arrested Development 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of... at eMusic Add to Collection
7:55am Zola Jesus Hikikomori Conatus (Sacred Bones)
Track Notes: 2011 Buy Zola Jesus Conatus at Reckless Records Buy Zola Jesus at iTunes Buy Zola Jesus Conatus at eMusic Add to Collection
Emma Ruth Rundle - On Dark Horses album artwork 7:47am Emma Ruth Rundle Dead Set Eyes On Dark Horses (Sargent House)
Track Notes: 2018 Buy Emma Ruth Rundle On Dark Horses at Reckless Records Buy Emma Ruth Rundle at iTunes Buy Emma Ruth Rundle On Dark Horses at eMusic Add to Collection
Juliana Hatfield - Blood album artwork 7:44am Juliana Hatfield Gorgon Blood (American Laundromat)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Juliana Hatfield Blood at Reckless Records Buy Juliana Hatfield at iTunes Buy Juliana Hatfield Blood at eMusic Add to Collection
7:38am Lonnie's Legends Look for Another Love (featuring the Currents) Girls in the Garage Vol. 2 (Romulan)
Track Notes: 1987 Buy Lonnie's Legends Girls in the Garage Vol. 2 at Reckless Records Buy Lonnie's Legends at iTunes Buy Lonnie's Legends Girls in the Garage Vol. 2 at eMusic Add to Collection
Peter Gabriel - Us album artwork 7:33am Peter Gabriel Steam Us (Geffen)
Track Notes: 1992 Buy Peter Gabriel Us at Reckless Records Buy Peter Gabriel at iTunes Buy Peter Gabriel Us at eMusic Add to Collection
Juan Wauters - Real Life Situations album artwork 7:30am Juan Wauters Presentation (with Nick Hakim) Real Life Situations (Captured Tracks)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Juan Wauters Real Life Situations at Reckless Records Buy Juan Wauters at iTunes Buy Juan Wauters Real Life Situations at eMusic Add to Collection
Ezra Furman - Twelve Nudes album artwork 7:25am Ezra Furman Local Evening Prayer aka Justice Twelve Nudes (Bella Union)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Ezra Furman Twelve Nudes at Reckless Records Buy Ezra Furman at iTunes Buy Ezra Furman Twelve Nudes at eMusic Add to Collection
Bleach Party - NOLA album artwork 7:22am Bleach Party Local Shopping Is a Feeling NOLA (self-released)
Track Notes: 2018 Buy Bleach Party NOLA at Reckless Records Buy Bleach Party at iTunes Buy Bleach Party NOLA at eMusic Add to Collection
Nomeansno - The People 7:17am Nomeansno Rag n' Bones The People's Choice (AntAcidAudio)
Track Notes: By request for Curtis! Thanks for listening. Buy Nomeansno The People's Choice at Reckless Records Buy Nomeansno at iTunes Buy Nomeansno The People's Choice at eMusic Add to Collection
M.A.Z.E. - II album artwork 7:15am M.A.Z.E. Human Brain II (Lumpy)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy M.A.Z.E. II at Reckless Records Buy M.A.Z.E. at iTunes Buy M.A.Z.E. II at eMusic Add to Collection
WheelUP - Good Love album artwork 7:08am WheelUP Good Love (featuring Afronaut, Brint Story & Destiny Will) Good Love (Tru Thoughts)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy WheelUP Good Love at Reckless Records Buy WheelUP at iTunes Buy WheelUP Good Love at eMusic Add to Collection
Khalab & M 7:04am Khalab & M'berra Ensemble Moulan Shakur M'berra (Real World)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Khalab & M'berra Ensemble M'berra at Reckless Records Buy Khalab & M'berra Ensemble at iTunes Buy Khalab & M'berra Ensemble M'berra at eMusic Add to Collection
Erykah Badu - Baduizm album artwork 7:00am Erykah Badu Sometimes... Baduizm (Universal)
Track Notes: 1997 Buy Erykah Badu Baduizm at Reckless Records Buy Erykah Badu at iTunes Buy Erykah Badu Baduizm at eMusic Add to Collection
5/8 - 6am hour
Patti Smith - Horses album artwork 6:54am Patti Smith Gloria Horses (Arista)
Track Notes: 1975 Buy Patti Smith Horses at Reckless Records Buy Patti Smith at iTunes Buy Patti Smith Horses at eMusic Add to Collection
Goldfrapp - The Singles album artwork 6:48am Goldfrapp Melancholy Sky The Singles (Mute)
Track Notes: 2012 Buy Goldfrapp The Singles at Reckless Records Buy Goldfrapp at iTunes Buy Goldfrapp The Singles at eMusic Add to Collection
Yaya Bey - The Things I Can 6:44am Yaya Bey we'll skate soon The Things I Can't Take With Me (Big Dada)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Yaya Bey The Things I Can't Take With Me at Reckless Records Buy Yaya Bey at iTunes Buy Yaya Bey The Things I Can't Take With Me at eMusic Add to Collection
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