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Sarah Spencer: 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.

Sarah Spencer: Resident Alien's Playlists

4/4 - 8am hour
8:50am Parliament Sir Nose D'Voidoffunk (Pay Attention - B3M) Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome (Casablanca)
Track Notes: 1977 Buy Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome at Reckless Records Buy Parliament at iTunes Buy Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome at eMusic Add to Collection
8:44am The Heliocentrics Space Time Girl Fallen Angels - The Singles Collection (Now-Again)
Track Notes: By request for Curtis! Buy The Heliocentrics Fallen Angels - The Singles Collection at Reckless Records Buy The Heliocentrics at iTunes Buy The Heliocentrics Fallen Angels - The Singles Collection at eMusic Add to Collection
8:39am Lee Ranaldo & Raul Refree Light Years Out Names of North End Women (Mute)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Lee Ranaldo & Raul Refree Names of North End Women at Reckless Records Buy Lee Ranaldo & Raul Refree at iTunes Buy Lee Ranaldo & Raul Refree Names of North End Women at eMusic Add to Collection
8:33am Little Dragon New Fiction New Me, Same Us (Ninja Tune)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Little Dragon New Me, Same Us at Reckless Records Buy Little Dragon at iTunes Buy Little Dragon New Me, Same Us at eMusic Add to Collection
Veruca Salt - American Thighs album artwork 8:30am Veruca Salt Local Seether American Thighs (Minty Fresh)
Track Notes: 1994 Buy Veruca Salt American Thighs at Reckless Records Buy Veruca Salt at iTunes Buy Veruca Salt American Thighs at eMusic Add to Collection
Half Waif - The Caretaker album artwork 8:26am Half Waif Siren The Caretaker (ANTI-)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Half Waif The Caretaker at Reckless Records Buy Half Waif at iTunes Buy Half Waif The Caretaker at eMusic Add to Collection
8:18am The Rolling Stones You Can't Always Get What You Want Let It Bleed (Decca)
Track Notes: by request for Chesley Buy The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed at Reckless Records Buy The Rolling Stones at iTunes Buy The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed at eMusic Add to Collection
8:16am Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad Hey Lover (featuring Roy Ayers) Jazz Is Dead 001 (Jazz is Dead)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad Jazz Is Dead 001 at Reckless Records Buy Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad at iTunes Buy Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad Jazz Is Dead 001 at eMusic Add to Collection
8:08am Jane's Addiction Ocean Size Nothing's Shocking (Warner Bros.)
Track Notes: Happy birthday to Perry Farrell who turned 61 on March 29 Buy Jane's Addiction Nothing's Shocking at Reckless Records Buy Jane's Addiction at iTunes Buy Jane's Addiction Nothing's Shocking at eMusic Add to Collection
8:05am NNAMDï Local Flowers To My Demons Brat (Sooper)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy NNAMDï Brat at Reckless Records Buy NNAMDï at iTunes Buy NNAMDï Brat at eMusic Add to Collection
8:01am Tone-Loc Wild Thing Loc-ed After Dark (Delicious Vinyl)
Track Notes: 1988 Buy Tone-Loc Loc-ed After Dark at Reckless Records Buy Tone-Loc at iTunes Buy Tone-Loc Loc-ed After Dark at eMusic Add to Collection
4/4 - 7am hour
7:55am U2 Bad The Unforgettable Fire (Island)
Track Notes: 1984 Buy U2 The Unforgettable Fire at Reckless Records Buy U2 at iTunes Buy U2 The Unforgettable Fire at eMusic Add to Collection
7:47am Phantogram Ceremony Ceremony (Republic)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Phantogram Ceremony at Reckless Records Buy Phantogram at iTunes Buy Phantogram Ceremony at eMusic Add to Collection
7:43am Blondie T-Bird Autoamerican (Chrysalis)
Track Notes: 1980 Buy Blondie Autoamerican at Reckless Records Buy Blondie at iTunes Buy Blondie Autoamerican at eMusic Add to Collection
7:40am Basia Bulat Pale Blue Are You In Love? (Secret City)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Basia Bulat Are You In Love? at Reckless Records Buy Basia Bulat at iTunes Buy Basia Bulat Are You In Love? at eMusic Add to Collection
7:34am Fever Ray If I Had A Heart Fever Ray (Rabid)
Track Notes: 2009 Buy Fever Ray Fever Ray at Reckless Records Buy Fever Ray at iTunes Buy Fever Ray Fever Ray at eMusic Add to Collection
7:29am Us3 Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) Hand on the Torch (Blue Note)
Track Notes: 1993 Buy Us3 Hand on the Torch at Reckless Records Buy Us3 at iTunes Buy Us3 Hand on the Torch at eMusic Add to Collection
7:26am Zebra Katz LOUSY LESS IS MOOR (ZFK)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Zebra Katz LESS IS MOOR at Reckless Records Buy Zebra Katz at iTunes Buy Zebra Katz LESS IS MOOR at eMusic Add to Collection
7:21am Bill Withers Everybody's Talkin' Just As I Am (Sussex)
Track Notes: RIP Buy Bill Withers Just As I Am at Reckless Records Buy Bill Withers at iTunes Buy Bill Withers Just As I Am at eMusic Add to Collection
Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine album artwork 7:17am Fiona Apple Extraordinary Machine Extraordinary Machine (Epic, Clean Slate)
Track Notes: By request for Debra! New Fiona Apple album out April 17 Buy Fiona Apple Extraordinary Machine at Reckless Records Buy Fiona Apple at iTunes Buy Fiona Apple Extraordinary Machine at eMusic Add to Collection
7:14am Steve Dawson & Funeral Bonsai Wedding Local Last Flight Out Last Flight Out (Kernel)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Steve Dawson & Funeral Bonsai Wedding Last Flight Out at Reckless Records Buy Steve Dawson & Funeral Bonsai Wedding at iTunes Buy Steve Dawson & Funeral Bonsai Wedding Last Flight Out at eMusic Add to Collection
7:07am Cold Beat Through Mother (DFA)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Cold Beat Mother at Reckless Records Buy Cold Beat at iTunes Buy Cold Beat Mother at eMusic Add to Collection
7:04am Impulsive Hearts Local Kidding Cry All The Time (Midwest Action/Cavity Search)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Impulsive Hearts Cry All The Time at Reckless Records Buy Impulsive Hearts at iTunes Buy Impulsive Hearts Cry All The Time at eMusic Add to Collection
7:00am Pet Shop Boys Happy People Hotspot (x2)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Pet Shop Boys Hotspot at Reckless Records Buy Pet Shop Boys at iTunes Buy Pet Shop Boys Hotspot at eMusic Add to Collection
4/4 - 6am hour
6:57am Kate Bush Sat in Your Lap The Dreaming (EMI)
Track Notes: 1982 Buy Kate Bush The Dreaming at Reckless Records Buy Kate Bush at iTunes Buy Kate Bush The Dreaming at eMusic Add to Collection
Monophonics - It 6:51am Monophonics Day By Day It's Only Us (Colemine)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Monophonics It's Only Us at Reckless Records Buy Monophonics at iTunes Buy Monophonics It's Only Us at eMusic Add to Collection
6:49am Mavis Staples Local Take Us Back Livin' On A High Note (Anti-)
Track Notes: 2016 Buy Mavis Staples Livin' On A High Note at Reckless Records Buy Mavis Staples at iTunes Buy Mavis Staples Livin' On A High Note at eMusic Add to Collection
6:44am Ravyn Lenae Local The Night Song 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
6:40am Las Kellies Closer Suck This Tangerine (Fire)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Las Kellies Suck This Tangerine at Reckless Records Buy Las Kellies at iTunes Buy Las Kellies Suck This Tangerine at eMusic Add to Collection
6:35am Patsy Cline Sweet Dreams (Of You) 12 Greatest Hits (MCA)
Buy Patsy Cline 12 Greatest Hits at Reckless Records Buy Patsy Cline at iTunes Buy Patsy Cline 12 Greatest Hits at eMusic Add to Collection
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