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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

6/27 - 12pm hour
12:00pm Shad Another Year (featuring Ian Kamau & Eternia) A Short Story About A War (Secret City)
Track Notes: 2018; Shad by request for Andrew! Buy Shad A Short Story About A War at Reckless Records Buy Shad at iTunes Buy Shad A Short Story About A War at eMusic Add to Collection
6/27 - 11am hour
11:53am Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers Bustin' Loose Bustin' Loose (Source)
Track Notes: 1979. Dedicated to my as-yet unborn child... he feels like bustin' loose! Buy Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers Bustin' Loose at Reckless Records Buy Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers at iTunes Buy Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers Bustin' Loose at eMusic Add to Collection
11:47am Disclosure Latch (featuring Sam Smith) Settle (Interscope)
Track Notes: 2013 Buy Disclosure Settle at Reckless Records Buy Disclosure at iTunes Buy Disclosure Settle at eMusic Add to Collection
11:40am Lucy Dacus Night Shift Historian (Matador)
Track Notes: 2018 Buy Lucy Dacus Historian at Reckless Records Buy Lucy Dacus at iTunes Buy Lucy Dacus Historian at eMusic Add to Collection
11:38am Tim Heidecker When I Get Up What The Brokenhearted Do... (Jagjaguwar)
Track Notes: Yes, THAT Tim Heidecker, from Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job Buy Tim Heidecker What The Brokenhearted Do... at Reckless Records Buy Tim Heidecker at iTunes Buy Tim Heidecker What The Brokenhearted Do... at eMusic Add to Collection
11:33am Prince Jungle Love Originals (Rhino)
Track Notes: Originally released in 1984 performed by Morris Day and the Time. Lyrics and melody written by Prince under the pseudonym Jamie Starr. Buy Prince Originals at Reckless Records Buy Prince at iTunes Buy Prince Originals at eMusic Add to Collection
11:29am Chaka Khan Local Like Sugar Hello Happiness (Island)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Chaka Khan Hello Happiness at Reckless Records Buy Chaka Khan at iTunes Buy Chaka Khan Hello Happiness at eMusic Add to Collection
11:26am J-E-T-S PLAY (Feat. Mykki Blanco) ZOOSPA (Innovative Leisure)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy J-E-T-S ZOOSPA at Reckless Records Buy J-E-T-S at iTunes Buy J-E-T-S ZOOSPA at eMusic Add to Collection
11:21am DRAMA Local Safe House Lies After Love (self-released)
Track Notes: 2018 Buy DRAMA Lies After Love at Reckless Records Buy DRAMA at iTunes Buy DRAMA Lies After Love at eMusic Add to Collection
11:18am Mattiel Food for Thought Satis Factory (ATO)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Mattiel Satis Factory at Reckless Records Buy Mattiel at iTunes Buy Mattiel Satis Factory at eMusic Add to Collection
11:15am Primal Scream Movin' on Up Screamadelica (Sire)
Track Notes: 1991 Buy Primal Scream Screamadelica at Reckless Records Buy Primal Scream at iTunes Buy Primal Scream Screamadelica at eMusic Add to Collection
11:07am Hot Chip Melody of Love A Bath Full of Ecstasy (Domino)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Hot Chip A Bath Full of Ecstasy at Reckless Records Buy Hot Chip at iTunes Buy Hot Chip A Bath Full of Ecstasy at eMusic Add to Collection
11:04am Big Wild Alley-Oop (featuring iDA HAWK) Superdream (Counter)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Big Wild Superdream at Reckless Records Buy Big Wild at iTunes Buy Big Wild Superdream at eMusic Add to Collection
11:01am RuPaul Sissy That Walk Born Naked (RuCo, Inc)
Track Notes: 2014 Buy RuPaul Born Naked at Reckless Records Buy RuPaul at iTunes Buy RuPaul Born Naked at eMusic Add to Collection
6/27 - 10am hour
10:56am Holy Ghost! Anxious Work (West End/BMG)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Holy Ghost! Work at Reckless Records Buy Holy Ghost! at iTunes Buy Holy Ghost! Work at eMusic Add to Collection
10:51am Björk Army Of Me Post (Elektra)
Track Notes: 1995 Buy Björk Post at Reckless Records Buy Björk at iTunes Buy Björk Post at eMusic Add to Collection
10:47am Depeche Mode World in My Eyes Violator (Mute)
Track Notes: 1990 Buy Depeche Mode Violator at Reckless Records Buy Depeche Mode at iTunes Buy Depeche Mode Violator at eMusic Add to Collection
10:44am French Vanilla Real or Not How Am I Not Myself? (Danger Collective)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy French Vanilla How Am I Not Myself? at Reckless Records Buy French Vanilla at iTunes Buy French Vanilla How Am I Not Myself? at eMusic Add to Collection
10:38am Matt Martians Pony Fly (feat. Steve Lacy) The Last Party (3qtr/Cobalt)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Matt Martians The Last Party at Reckless Records Buy Matt Martians at iTunes Buy Matt Martians The Last Party at eMusic Add to Collection
Ravyn Lenae - Crush EP album artwork 10:35am Ravyn Lenae Local Sticky Crush EP (Atlantic)
Track Notes: 2018 Buy Ravyn Lenae Crush EP at Reckless Records Buy Ravyn Lenae at iTunes Buy Ravyn Lenae Crush EP at eMusic Add to Collection
10:32am Gorillaz Welcome To The World Of The Plastic Beach (featuring Snoop Dogg & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble) Plastic Beach (Virgin)
Track Notes: 2010 Buy Gorillaz Plastic Beach at Reckless Records Buy Gorillaz at iTunes Buy Gorillaz Plastic Beach at eMusic Add to Collection
10:25am The Smashing Pumpkins Local Whir Pisces Iscariot (Virgin)
Track Notes: 1994 Buy The Smashing Pumpkins Pisces Iscariot at Reckless Records Buy The Smashing Pumpkins at iTunes Buy The Smashing Pumpkins Pisces Iscariot at eMusic Add to Collection
10:19am Tool Parabola Lateralus (Volcano)
Track Notes: 2001; new Tool album out 8/30!!!!! Buy Tool Lateralus at Reckless Records Buy Tool at iTunes Buy Tool Lateralus at eMusic Add to Collection
10:16am Pelican Local WST Nighttime Stories (Southern Lord)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Pelican Nighttime Stories at Reckless Records Buy Pelican at iTunes Buy Pelican Nighttime Stories at eMusic Add to Collection
The Roots - How I Got Over album artwork 10:10am The Roots The Fire (featuring John Legend) How I Got Over (Def Jam)
Track Notes: 2010 Buy The Roots How I Got Over at Reckless Records Buy The Roots at iTunes Buy The Roots How I Got Over at eMusic Add to Collection
10:06am Jane Weaver Arrows (Loops Variation) Loops In The Secret Society (Fire)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Jane Weaver Loops In The Secret Society at Reckless Records Buy Jane Weaver at iTunes Buy Jane Weaver Loops In The Secret Society at eMusic Add to Collection
10:01am David Bowie The Wild-Eyed Boy from Freecloud (rare B-side version) Sound + Vision (EMI)
Buy David Bowie Sound + Vision at Reckless Records Buy David Bowie at iTunes Buy David Bowie Sound + Vision at eMusic Add to Collection
6/27 - 9am hour
9:55am The Knife A Tooth for an Eye Shaking the Habitual (Mute)
Track Notes: 2013 Buy The Knife Shaking the Habitual at Reckless Records Buy The Knife at iTunes Buy The Knife Shaking the Habitual at eMusic Add to Collection
9:50am Portishead Sour Times Dummy (Go! Discs)
Track Notes: 1994 Buy Portishead Dummy at Reckless Records Buy Portishead at iTunes Buy Portishead Dummy at eMusic Add to Collection
9:46am Jay & Yuta Swimming Pool Condemned Compilations (Little Winners)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Jay & Yuta Condemned Compilations at Reckless Records Buy Jay & Yuta at iTunes Buy Jay & Yuta Condemned Compilations at eMusic Add to Collection
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