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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

3/15 - 7pm hour
7:56pm Weval The Weight The Weight (Kompakt)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Weval The Weight at Reckless Records Buy Weval at iTunes Buy Weval The Weight at eMusic Add to Collection
7:49pm Kindness Cry Everything (feat. Robyn) [Radio Edit] Cry Everything (Female Energy)
Track Notes: new single Buy Kindness Cry Everything at Reckless Records Buy Kindness at iTunes Buy Kindness Cry Everything at eMusic Add to Collection
7:45pm New Order Ceremony 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
7:42pm The Cryan Shames Local The Sailing Ship A Scratch in the Sky (Columbia)
Track Notes: 1967 Buy The Cryan Shames A Scratch in the Sky at Reckless Records Buy The Cryan Shames at iTunes Buy The Cryan Shames A Scratch in the Sky at eMusic Add to Collection
7:38pm Chance the Rapper Local All Night (featuring Knox Fortune) Coloring Book (self-released)
Track Notes: 2016 Buy Chance the Rapper Coloring Book at Reckless Records Buy Chance the Rapper at iTunes Buy Chance the Rapper Coloring Book at eMusic Add to Collection
7:35pm VV Brown The Apple Samson & Delilah (YOY)
Track Notes: 2013 Buy VV Brown Samson & Delilah at Reckless Records Buy VV Brown at iTunes Buy VV Brown Samson & Delilah at eMusic Add to Collection
7:31pm Disclosure Help Me Lose My Mind (featuring London Grammar) Settle (Interscope)
Track Notes: 2013 Buy Disclosure Settle at Reckless Records Buy Disclosure at iTunes Buy Disclosure Settle at eMusic Add to Collection
7:28pm SASAMI Morning Comes SASAMI (Domino)
Buy SASAMI SASAMI at Reckless Records Buy SASAMI at iTunes Buy SASAMI SASAMI at eMusic Add to Collection
7:19pm 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
7:16pm Blondie Presence Dear Plastic Letters (Chrysalis)
Track Notes: 1977 Buy Blondie Plastic Letters at Reckless Records Buy Blondie at iTunes Buy Blondie Plastic Letters at eMusic Add to Collection
7:14pm The Coathangers Hey Buddy The Devil You Know (Suicide Squeeze)
Track Notes: playing the Empty Bottle 4/9 Buy The Coathangers The Devil You Know at Reckless Records Buy The Coathangers at iTunes Buy The Coathangers The Devil You Know at eMusic Add to Collection
7:08pm Devo Uncontrollable Urge Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (Warner Bros.)
Track Notes: 1978 Buy Devo Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! at Reckless Records Buy Devo at iTunes Buy Devo Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! at eMusic Add to Collection
7:04pm TEEN Only Water Good Fruit (Carpark)
Track Notes: playing at the Hideout 3/27 Buy TEEN Good Fruit at Reckless Records Buy TEEN at iTunes Buy TEEN Good Fruit at eMusic Add to Collection
7:00pm Roisin Murphy Overpowered Overpowered (Parlophone)
Track Notes: 2007 Buy Roisin Murphy Overpowered at Reckless Records Buy Roisin Murphy at iTunes Buy Roisin Murphy Overpowered at eMusic Add to Collection
3/15 - 6pm hour
6:54pm The High Llamas Giddy And Gay Gideon Gaye (Alpaca Park-Epic)
Track Notes: By request! Buy The High Llamas Gideon Gaye at Reckless Records Buy The High Llamas at iTunes Buy The High Llamas Gideon Gaye at eMusic Add to Collection
6:47pm Zero 7 Aurora Aurora (Make)
Track Notes: new single Buy Zero 7 Aurora at Reckless Records Buy Zero 7 at iTunes Buy Zero 7 Aurora at eMusic Add to Collection
6:43pm Warm Human Local Worst Kind of Girl Ghastly (self-released)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Warm Human Ghastly at Reckless Records Buy Warm Human at iTunes Buy Warm Human Ghastly at eMusic Add to Collection
6:36pm Howe Gelb A Thousand Kisses Deep (ft. M. Ward) Gathered (Fire)
Track Notes: Leonard Cohen cover Buy Howe Gelb Gathered at Reckless Records Buy Howe Gelb at iTunes Buy Howe Gelb Gathered at eMusic Add to Collection
6:32pm Baby Huey & The Babysitters Local Hard Times The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend (Curtom)
Track Notes: 1971 Buy Baby Huey & The Babysitters The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend at Reckless Records Buy Baby Huey & The Babysitters at iTunes Buy Baby Huey & The Babysitters The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend at eMusic Add to Collection
6:29pm LL Cool J Around The Way Girl All World (Def Jam)
Track Notes: 1996; By request for Alex G! Buy LL Cool J All World at Reckless Records Buy LL Cool J at iTunes Buy LL Cool J All World at eMusic Add to Collection
6:22pm Lamb Cotton Wool Best Kept Secrets: The Best of Lamb 1996-2004 (Mercury)
Track Notes: 1996 Buy Lamb Best Kept Secrets: The Best of Lamb 1996-2004 at Reckless Records Buy Lamb at iTunes Buy Lamb Best Kept Secrets: The Best of Lamb 1996-2004 at eMusic Add to Collection
6:20pm Living Hour I Sink I Sink Softer Faces (Kanine)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Living Hour Softer Faces at Reckless Records Buy Living Hour at iTunes Buy Living Hour Softer Faces at eMusic Add to Collection
6:17pm Gia Margaret Local Birthday There's Always Glimmer (Orindal)
Track Notes: 2018; playing show with Hand Habits at the Hideout 4/4 Buy Gia Margaret There's Always Glimmer at Reckless Records Buy Gia Margaret at iTunes Buy Gia Margaret There's Always Glimmer at eMusic Add to Collection
6:10pm The Dip Atlas The Dip Delivers (self-released)
Track Notes: Playing the Chop Shop 4/25 Buy The Dip The Dip Delivers at Reckless Records Buy The Dip at iTunes Buy The Dip The Dip Delivers at eMusic Add to Collection
6:06pm Arrested Development Mr. Wendal 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
6:01pm Young MC Bust A Move Stone Cold Rhymin' (Delicious Vinyl)
Track Notes: 1989 Buy Young MC Stone Cold Rhymin' at Reckless Records Buy Young MC at iTunes Buy Young MC Stone Cold Rhymin' at eMusic Add to Collection
3/14 - 12pm hour
12:00pm Phosphorescent New Birth in New England C'est La Vie (Dead Oceans)
Buy Phosphorescent C'est La Vie at Reckless Records Buy Phosphorescent at iTunes Buy Phosphorescent C'est La Vie at eMusic Add to Collection
3/14 - 11am hour
11:54am Amy Douglas Never Saw It Coming (Justin Strauss Remix) Never Saw It Coming (DFA)
Track Notes: new single Buy Amy Douglas Never Saw It Coming at Reckless Records Buy Amy Douglas at iTunes Buy Amy Douglas Never Saw It Coming at eMusic Add to Collection
11:47am Little Dragon Timothy Lover Chanting EP (Ninjatune)
Track Notes: 2018 Buy Little Dragon Lover Chanting EP at Reckless Records Buy Little Dragon at iTunes Buy Little Dragon Lover Chanting EP at eMusic Add to Collection
11:45am The Kinks Till The End Of The Day The Kink Kontroversy (Pye)
Track Notes: 1965 Buy The Kinks The Kink Kontroversy at Reckless Records Buy The Kinks at iTunes Buy The Kinks The Kink Kontroversy at eMusic Add to Collection
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