Alexander "DJ RTC" Fruchter

Alexander Fruchter, aka DJ RTC, is the co-founder and owner of Chicago-based indie hip hop label Closed Sessions (Jamila Woods, Kweku Collins, Femdot, SHIRT). Fruchter is also the founder and owner of the influential “blog era” music and culture site and a full-time faculty member of Columbia College Chicago, where he has helped to reshape the robust music business program. Fruchter has a long history in Chicago’s hip hop scene, and has worked with artists ranging from Chance The Rapper and Jamila Woods, to Action Bronson, Bun B, and Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan. In 2016, he was recognized as a Chicagoan of the Year by the Chicago Tribune.