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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

6/13 - 10am hour
10:35am Sylvan Esso Coffee Sylvan Esso (Partisan)
Track Notes: 2014 Buy Sylvan Esso Sylvan Esso at Reckless Records Buy Sylvan Esso at iTunes Buy Sylvan Esso Sylvan Esso at eMusic Add to Collection
10:30am The Police King of Pain Synchronicity (A&M)
Track Notes: 1983 Buy The Police Synchronicity at Reckless Records Buy The Police at iTunes Buy The Police Synchronicity at eMusic Add to Collection
10:25am Stef Chura All I Do Is Lie Midnight (Saddle Creek)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Stef Chura Midnight at Reckless Records Buy Stef Chura at iTunes Buy Stef Chura Midnight at eMusic Add to Collection
10:19am Wild Wing Mama's Got a Brand New Bag New Futures (Self-Released)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Wild Wing New Futures at Reckless Records Buy Wild Wing at iTunes Buy Wild Wing New Futures at eMusic Add to Collection
10:17am The Beach Boys In My Room Surfer Girl (Capitol)
Track Notes: 1963 Buy The Beach Boys Surfer Girl at Reckless Records Buy The Beach Boys at iTunes Buy The Beach Boys Surfer Girl at eMusic Add to Collection
10:15am Juan Wauters Letter (Rockaway mix) Introducing Juan Pablo (Captured Tracks)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Juan Wauters Introducing Juan Pablo at Reckless Records Buy Juan Wauters at iTunes Buy Juan Wauters Introducing Juan Pablo at eMusic Add to Collection
10:07am Sault Why Why Why Why Why 5 (Forever Living Originals)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Sault 5 at Reckless Records Buy Sault at iTunes Buy Sault 5 at eMusic Add to Collection
10:04am Xyzr_Kx Local Alternator Secession in Astropolis (Actually, Records)
Track Notes: 2011 Buy Xyzr_Kx Secession in Astropolis at Reckless Records Buy Xyzr_Kx at iTunes Buy Xyzr_Kx Secession in Astropolis at eMusic Add to Collection
6/13 - 9am hour
Air - Moon Safari album artwork 9:59am Air Sexy Boy Moon Safari (Astralwerks)
Track Notes: 1998 Buy Air Moon Safari at Reckless Records Buy Air at iTunes Buy Air Moon Safari at eMusic Add to Collection
Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary album artwork 9:55am Sunny Day Real Estate Seven Diary (Sub Pop)
Track Notes: By request for Eric! 1994 Buy Sunny Day Real Estate Diary at Reckless Records Buy Sunny Day Real Estate at iTunes Buy Sunny Day Real Estate Diary at eMusic Add to Collection
9:48am The Thin Cherries Local Moose Island The Thin Cherries on Moose Island (self-released)
Track Notes: By request for Steve! 2018 Buy The Thin Cherries The Thin Cherries on Moose Island at Reckless Records Buy The Thin Cherries at iTunes Buy The Thin Cherries The Thin Cherries on Moose Island at eMusic Add to Collection
9:43am Slowness Rose Berths (Schoolkids)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Slowness Berths at Reckless Records Buy Slowness at iTunes Buy Slowness Berths at eMusic Add to Collection
9:40am Bif Naked I Love Myself Today Purge (Her Royal Majesty's Records)
Track Notes: 2001 Buy Bif Naked Purge at Reckless Records Buy Bif Naked at iTunes Buy Bif Naked Purge at eMusic Add to Collection
Eric Matthews - It 9:35am Eric Matthews Fanfare It's Heavy in Here (Sub Pop)
Track Notes: By request for Lou! 1995 Buy Eric Matthews It's Heavy in Here at Reckless Records Buy Eric Matthews at iTunes Buy Eric Matthews It's Heavy in Here at eMusic Add to Collection
9:31am Blondie Live It Up Autoamerican (Chrysalis)
Track Notes: 1980 Buy Blondie Autoamerican at Reckless Records Buy Blondie at iTunes Buy Blondie Autoamerican at eMusic Add to Collection
9:28am The Mattson 2 Naima's Dream Paradise (Company)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy The Mattson 2 Paradise at Reckless Records Buy The Mattson 2 at iTunes Buy The Mattson 2 Paradise at eMusic Add to Collection
9:21am Pelican Local Midnight and Mescaline 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
9:16am U2 The Fly Achtung Baby (Island)
Track Notes: 1991 Buy U2 Achtung Baby at Reckless Records Buy U2 at iTunes Buy U2 Achtung Baby at eMusic Add to Collection
9:13am Cave In All Illusion Final Transmission (Hydra Head)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Cave In Final Transmission at Reckless Records Buy Cave In at iTunes Buy Cave In Final Transmission at eMusic Add to Collection
9:06am Mavis Staples Local We Get By We Get By (ANTI-)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Mavis Staples We Get By at Reckless Records Buy Mavis Staples at iTunes Buy Mavis Staples We Get By at eMusic Add to Collection
9:02am Masta Ace & Marco Polo Breukelen (feat. Smif 'N' Wessun) A Breukelen Story (Fat Beats)
Track Notes: 2018 Buy Masta Ace & Marco Polo A Breukelen Story at Reckless Records Buy Masta Ace & Marco Polo at iTunes Buy Masta Ace & Marco Polo A Breukelen Story at eMusic Add to Collection
6/13 - 8am hour
8:59am Ann Peebles How Strong is a Woman Straight from the Heart (Hi)
Track Notes: 1972 Buy Ann Peebles Straight from the Heart at Reckless Records Buy Ann Peebles at iTunes Buy Ann Peebles Straight from the Heart at eMusic Add to Collection
6/6 - 11am hour
11:54am Janelle Monae Mushrooms & Roses The ArchAndroid (Bad Boy)
Track Notes: 2010 Buy Janelle Monae The ArchAndroid at Reckless Records Buy Janelle Monae at iTunes Buy Janelle Monae The ArchAndroid at eMusic Add to Collection
11:48am J-E-T-S REAL TRUTH (Feat. Tkay Maidza) 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
11:44am Missy Elliott The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) Supa Dupa Fly (Elektra)
Track Notes: 1997 Buy Missy Elliott Supa Dupa Fly at Reckless Records Buy Missy Elliott at iTunes Buy Missy Elliott Supa Dupa Fly at eMusic Add to Collection
11:39am TV On the Radio Halfway Home Dear Science (Interscope)
Track Notes: 2008 Buy TV On the Radio Dear Science at Reckless Records Buy TV On the Radio at iTunes Buy TV On the Radio Dear Science at eMusic Add to Collection
11:32am Paul Den Heyer Clear Sunlight View Everything So Far (A Turntable Friend)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Paul Den Heyer Everything So Far at Reckless Records Buy Paul Den Heyer at iTunes Buy Paul Den Heyer Everything So Far at eMusic Add to Collection
11:28am Talking Heads Once in a Lifetime Remain in Light (Sire)
Track Notes: 1980 Buy Talking Heads Remain in Light at Reckless Records Buy Talking Heads at iTunes Buy Talking Heads Remain in Light at eMusic Add to Collection
11:25am Little Church Local Last Night It's Not You (Diversion)
Track Notes: Debut EP from local quartet -also featured on the 2019 CHIRP Record Fair local label sampler Buy Little Church It's Not You at Reckless Records Buy Little Church at iTunes Buy Little Church It's Not You at eMusic Add to Collection
11:19am Iverson Local American Blood Content 3.0 (self-released)
Track Notes: 2018 Buy Iverson Content 3.0 at Reckless Records Buy Iverson at iTunes Buy Iverson Content 3.0 at eMusic Add to Collection
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