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THE SHOW:

Midnight in a Perfect World, KEXP's weekly hour-long guest DJ show, airs Fridays at midnight. This multi-genre program features eclectic sets by a rotating cast of international and local DJ’s, each building upon a party vibe to kick off your weekend.

“We are always looking for ways to get more voices and more music on the air,” said John Richards, host of The Morning Show on KEXP and architect of Midnight in a Perfect World. “This show will open up KEXP’s airwaves to the best local and international DJs so they can bring their mixes to our audience and give our listeners a taste of what top DJs are playing in Seattle and all around the world.”

The show's name comes from a song title by DJ Shadow. “We’ve played 'Midnight in a Perfect World' for years and Endtroducing is a groundbreaking record,” said Richards. “I love the connection to the vibe and title of the song to the show.”

Tune in every Friday at midnight, after Michele Myers' upbeat variety show, for a new, exclusive, world-class mix.


UPCOMING DJS:

December 1st: Carla dal Forno: Carla dal Forno is an Australian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, currently based in Berlin. Beginning in underground groups F Ingers, Tarcar, and Mole House, Carla has recently emerged as a distinctive solo artist, releasing her critically-acclaimed solo debut album You Know What It's Like in 2016 on revered label Blackest Ever Black. This past October she unveiled The Garden EP, providing another strong showcase of her singular sound that blends gloomy No Wave, skeletal synth-pop, and shadowy art-pop.


December 8th: Grandbrothers: Hailing from Düsseldorf, Grandbrothers is a collaborative project of German musicians Erol Sarp and Lukas Vogel. Creators of electronic-accented neo-classical compositions, Grandbrothers combine the grand piano with self-built synthesizers to forge their own dynamic sonic path. Two years after their gorgeous debut album FILM, they just released their sophomore album Open this past October, marking their debut for City Slang Records.


December 15th: Mura Masa: Mura Masa is the alias of London-based producer Alex Crossan. A native of the small island of Guernsey off the coast of Normandy, he emerged on the music scene in 2014 with the debut mini-album Soundtrack To A Death, introducing listeners to his adventurous and infectious beats. Following a string of hotly-tipped singles over the past three years, he released his spectacular self-titled debut full-length album earlier this year. Featuring guest vocals from Damon Albarn, Charli XCX, Jamie Lidell, A$AP Rocky, NAO, Desiigner, and Christine and the Queens, the album just received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album.


December 22nd: Canh Solo: Seattle's Canh Nguyen is a passionate connoisseur and juggler of the arts, balancing his time as a photographer, filmmaker, and DJ. Under his Canh Solo alias, he's frequently found DJ'ing at Night Shift and Jet, a couple of Seattle's freshest on-going parties, mixing up hip-hop, house, R&B, and modern pop in seamless fashion. Outside of the club, his visual works have been exhibited at the G. Gibson Gallery, Wing Luke Museum, Photographic Center Northwest, the Out of Sight Art Fair, and SXSW 2017, as well as being placed in permanent collections of the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and the Monsen Collection.


December 29th: DJ Bricks: DJ Bricks is the most recent alias of Louise Croff Blake, a non-binary Seattle-based DJ and artist, as well as a member of the local TUF collective. Their career began in Tacoma's house party scene in 2010, using college radio station KUPS 90.1 FM as a resource and incubator. Now, after four years in Seattle, DJ Bricks has emerged as a vocally queer and feminist selector, and an advocate for safer, queerer, weirder dance floors.





PAST MIXES:

November 24th: Hundred Waters: Gainesville, Florida trio Hundred Waters debuted in 2012 with their mesmerizing self-titled album, introducing listeners to their evocative and mysterious dream-pop sound, distinguished by a masterful fusion of electronic and acoustic instrumentation as well as the stunning vocals of lead singer Nicole Miglis. Recently re-locating to Los Angeles, the band are currently touring in support of their new third album Communicating and playing a headlining set at the Crocodile on December 8th.



November 17th: Sean Majors: Sean Majors is a local legend when it comes to Seattle nightlife and its electronic music community. Over his 20-year career, he's performed at close to 4,000 shows, sharing stages with a long list of national and international top-tier artists. He's also played a massive role in throwing thousands of events as the creative director and booker of Q Nightclub, Baltic Room, Trashed, LOST, and Upper Left. Whether it's in small intimate nightclubs or at the largest venues and events in the Northwest, he's constantly pushing to champion and promote cutting-edge dancefloor sounds, seven days a week.



November 10th: Saint Etienne: Nearly 30 years since releasing a groovy cover of Neil Young's "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" as their debut single, influential British trio Saint Etienne continue to tweak and perfect their sophisticated blend of contemporary dance-pop with psych-pop, glam-rock, and disco nostalgia. Earlier this year they released their 9th studio album, Home Counties, to continued critical acclaim.



November 3rd: Sudan Archives: Sudan Archives is the alias of Cincinnati-bred, LA-based singer, songwriter, violinist, and producer Brittney Denise Parks. Recently releasing her self-titled debut EP this past summer on Stones Throw Records, her mesmerizing blend of Sudanese and West African influences with R&B and electronic production has made her one of the standout new artists of 2017.



October 27th: T.Wan: T.Wan is Seattle native Tiffany Wan, a member of the TUF collective and a steadfast devotee of the ideal dance floor vibe. Her heart beats excitedly to acid-tinged rhythms, jacking Chicago and Detroit house, seductively pulsating disco, and nearly anything with hand drums. Trusted behind the decks to set the tone for an eclectic range of shows, she's shared stages with top-tier underground acts such as Yaeji, Avalon Emerson, D. Tiffany, and Minimal Violence.



October 20th: DJ Taye: Chicago producer DJ Taye is a member of the revered Teklife crew, joining the influential collective of juke/footwork artists in 2010 at the age of 16. His head-spinning beats, booming bass, and frantically cut-up samples proudly exemplify Teklife's genre-defining sound, and have also captured the ears of British electronic producer Kode9 and his label Hyperdub Records, who will be releasing DJ Taye's next full-length album in early 2018.



October 13th: Sweatson Klank: Sweatson Klank is the alias of Los Angeles-based electronic producer Tom Wilson, also previously known as Take. A veteran of the underground beat scene with releases for labels such as Brainfeeder, Project Mooncircle, Alpha Pup, and All City, he's consistently evolving his cutting-edge fusion of instrumental hip-hop beats with slick electronic flavors. His brand new EP, Then I Was Me, marks his debut for Los Angeles label Friends of Friends and provides another impressive addition to his deep catalog.



October 6th: Amber Mark: Amber Mark is a blossoming NYC-based vocalist currently making waves with her stunning voice and vibrant sound that blends R&B, pop, soul, dancehall, and various club styles. She just released her impressive debut mini-album 3:33am, recently appeared on stand-out singles by DJDS, Demo Taped, and Wilma Archer, and is currently on tour opening up for Glass Animals.



September 29th: Brother Ali & Last Word: Minneapolis MC, community activist, and KEXP favorite Brother Ali (aka Ali Douglas Newman) has been a fixture within the hip-hop community for the past 17 years, debuting on his long-time label Rhymesayers in 2000 with Rites Of Passage, the first of six studio albums that showcase his deeply personal, socially conscious, and inspiring brand of hip-hop. For his Midnight in a Perfect World mix, he's joined by Twin Cities DJ/producer (and real life airplane pilot) Last Word, a member of the Get Cryphy DJ crew and Brother Ali's touring partner. Fresh off traveling across North America in support of Brother Ali's new album All This Beauty In This Whole Life, they've combined forces to create a mix that's intended to bring people together through care and love for one another.

September 22nd: Kristen Dalen: Kristen Dalen is a Seattle-based visual artist, DJ, and classically-trained violinist known for their versatile and deft talents behind the decks, dynamically weaving through the finest in minimal techno, dub, and dark warehouse jams. Also an affiliate of the underground NYC/PDX label and collective Blankstairs, Dalen has shared stages with world-class acts such as Silent Servant, Erika, and UMFANG.

September 15th: Eddie Bermuda: Eddie Sumlin (aka Eddie Bermuda) is a DJ/producer originally from the Pacific Northwest with strong roots in the Tacoma area, but currently based in sunny Los Angeles. A seasoned DJ known for smoothly exploring the full spectrum of house, disco, soul, jazz, R&B, and anything fresh in-between, he co-hosts a monthly radio show called Mixed Fruit alongside Mia Carucci on London's NTS Radio, and also putting in work on a forthcoming EP of all original music that's due early 2018.

September 8th: Washed Out: Bursting on to the music scene in 2009 with his defining and refreshing chillwave sound, Georgia native Washed Out (aka Ernest Greene) has been a staple on KEXP's airwaves throughout his aqueous journey to craft dreamy, transportive, psych-tinged electro-pop music. Following two albums on Seattle's Sub Pop Records, Washed Out teamed up with revered Los Angeles label Stones Throw Records this year to release his third studio album, Mister Mellow.

September 1st: Sam O.B.: Sam O.B. is the latest alias of Brooklyn-based musician Samuel Obey, formerly known as Obey City, also the co-founder of the stellar Astro Nautico label. A constantly evolving musician and in-demand collaborator who's well-known for his versatile talents in the studio, Sam O.B. recently released his debut full-length album Positive Noise on LuckyMe Records, confidently exhibiting his recent turn towards an arty and infectious 80s-steeped synth-pop sound.

August 25th: Noga Erez: Noga Erez is a Tel Aviv-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer creating smart, catchy, arty electro-pop packed with vibrant instrumentation and politically-charged lyrics. Her debut album Off The Radar was released earlier this year on City Slang, introducing the fledgling artist's bold sound to a wider audience.



August 18th: Actress: Half-man, half-enigma, UK electronic producer Darren Cunningham has been transfixing listeners over the past decade with his experimental electronic productions under the alias Actress, offering up releases on his own label Werk Discs as well as a steady supply of fascinating sounds for both Honest Jon's and Ninja Tune Records. The latter label recently released his fifth studio album AZN to continued critical acclaim, adding another enveloping and boundary-pushing entry into his impressive catalog.



August 11th: Kelly Lee Owens: Welsh singer and producer Kelly Lee Owens has been making waves as a captivating solo artist in the underground music community over the past few years, deftly blending immersive techno, ethereal dream-pop, and hypnotic krautrock to create her own singular, enveloping style. Following a string of hotly-tipped EPs and singles, the London-based artist unveiled her brilliant self-titled debut album earlier this year on the Smalltown Supersound label, providing one of the year's strongest debut albums.



August 4th: Carpainter: Carpainter is the alias of Tokyo-based DJ/producer Taimei Kawai, one of the most exciting young artists representing the fertile Japanese electronic music scene. A co-founder of beloved Japanese net-label Trekkie Trax, Carpainter's colorful, high-energy, cutting-edge club tracks have been capturing ears all over the world, finding homes on Trekkie Trax as well as Maltine Records, Top Billin Music, Hot Mom USA, Heka Trax, and Ryan Hemsworth's Secret Songs label. His mix for Midnight in a Perfect World mix comes ahead of his next release, the "PAM!!!" single coming out August 23rd on Trekkie Trax.



July 28th: DJ Toya B: DJ Toya B is the alias of Seattle-via-Tacoma DJ Toya Harris, a longtime lover of cutting-edge club music and fashion that's recently propelled onto the local scene as a party-starting DJ making dancefloors bounce and vibe to seductive mixes of hip-hop, R&B, pop, and progressive club selections. Whether it's at parties with the Women.Weed.WiFi and Darqness crews that she's affiliated with, or jumping on wide-ranging bills to bring assured skills behind the decks, DJ Toya B is known to set the party off, and always with a dash of glitter.



July 21st - davOmakesbeats of Molly House Records: davOmakesbeats is a San Francisco-based DJ/producer, co-owner of Molly House Records, resident DJ and co-owner of Swagger Like Us, and former member of the electro-hop duo Double Duchess. Heavily involved in the Bay Area queer music community since moving to SF in 2007 from the Baltimore/Washington, DC area, he's fused his love of Baltimore club, tribal breaks, house, and hip-hop to create art and performance spaces for the queer community, both in the Bay Area and beyond. His latest works are found on Molly House's inaugural compilation Molly House: Volume One, featuring five tracks centered around davOmakesbeats' production work alongside a stacked roster of cutting-edge vocalists and rappers.



July 14th - DJ Goo Goo: DJ Goo Goo aka Travis Ritter is a Seattle-based record collector, DJ, writer, graphic designer, and founder/curator of Aesthetic Mess, a monthly showcase every second Wednesday at Timbre Room, featuring local post-punk and electronic live acts and guest DJs. Re-locating to the Pacific Northwest from Houston, Texas in 2003, Goo Goo has long been a staple in the local music community through his undying passion for cutting-edge music, a love that follows him into his eclectic, mind-expanding, all-vinyl DJ sets, where he proudly carries on the traditional spirit and art of DJing through the simple power of a pair of turntables, a mixer, and a deep record collection.



July 7th - Forest Swords: The alias of Merseyside, UK-based producer Matthew Barnes, Forest Swords has steadily emerged as one of the most exciting artists exploring the darker magnetic fringes of exploratory electronic music, folding numerous genres into his own undefinable sound since debuting in 2009 and unleashing early EPs on No Pain in Pop and Olde English Spelling Bee. Following an excellent debut 2013 album on Tri Angle Records, his recent sophomore album Compassion marked his debut for renowned UK label Ninja Tune, providing another showcase of his evolving, enveloping soundscapes that continue to captivate.


June 30 - Nite Jewel: Los Angeles artist Ramona Gonzalez launched her Nite Jewel project back in 2008, unveiling a magnetic fusion of dreamy synth-pop, ethereal R&B, woozy funk, and hazy disco on early hotly-tipped releases for Italians Do It Better as well we her own label, Gloriette Records. A prolific artist and active collaborator, Nite Jewel recently released her fourth studio album, Real High, and will be performing in Seattle on July 9th at Barboza.


June 23 - DJ NHK Guy: DJ NHK Guy is the alias of Seattle-via-Fukuoka electronic producer Jesse Lopez, creator of some of the finest juke/footwork rhythms to emerge locally as well as internationally in the last few years. Fusing a love for disco, J-pop, vaporwave, R&B, and video game soundtracks through frenetic and unpredictable percussive workouts, his distinctive style is on full display on his new official debut full-length album At Your Door, recently released on Japanese label Yesterday Once More. His exclusive guest DJ mix is a thrilling showcase of his infectious and relentlessly rhythmic style, storming through some of his favorite underground juke/footwork tracks while adding in some of his own original productions and bootleg remixes along the way.



June 16 - FR FR (Mixed by Matson + Hansmjustin): Spearheaded by recent NYC transplant and longtime Seattle DJ, musician, and writer Andrew Matson alongside Seattle DJ, musician, and designer HansmJustin, FR FR is a low-expectation, low-maintenance monthly rap party currently going down first Saturdays at Speckled + Drake on Capitol Hill. Known for their top-notch track selection, infectious energy, and communal vibe that brings other local up-and-coming guest DJs along for the ride every month, FR FR has quickly become one of Seattle's freshest DJ nights. FR FR's exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a proper showcase of the sounds and vibes to expect at their party. Matson rolls up to handle the first half of the mix and impressively zig-zags through new, obscure, and under-appreciated rap tracks alongside exclusive cuts and unexpected funk jams. HansJustin provides the mix's roll out soundtrack, spotlighting contemporary woozy trap and rap gems and sneaking in a pair of his own tracks as well. FR FR..



June 9 - Dauwd: Dauwd is the alias of Dauwd Al Hilali, a US-born, UK-raised, Berlin-based electronic producer who has provided a steady supply of stellar tech-house grooves over the past six years, releasing high-quality EPs for Pictures Music, Ghostly International, and Berlin's renowned Kompakt Records along the way. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World comes hot on the heels of the release of his long-awaited debut album Theory Of Colours, his first release on Ninja Tune's Technicolour imprint. Setting the tone early with one of his own tracks from the new record, Dauwd expertly weaves through cerebral, atmospheric, immersive tech-house tracks, featuring both top-tier contemporary underground selections as well as choice deep cuts from the 1990s. Regardless of the decade, Dauwd smoothly pieces them all together for a thoroughly magnetic listening experience.



June 2 - ADULT.: Detroit duo Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller have been creating provocative electro/punk music under the alias ADULT. for nearly 20 years, consistently evolving their sound over six studio albums released on revered labels Mute, Ghostly International, Thrill Jockey, as well as their own imprint, Ersatz Audio. Currently in the midst of a stacked US tour in support of their new collaborative-heavy studio album, Detroit House Guests, ADULT. found time to piece together an exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World, spotlighting some top-tier selections in their record bags, featuring captivating and intense selections that span industrial, techno, electro, noise, avant-garde, post-punk, dark synth-wave, and more arresting sounds that rest in-between these various styles, as well as a pair of tracks from their new record.



May 26 - Succubass: Succubass is the alias of Seattle-based DJ Jessica Duran, a member of the local TUF collective who's quickly become well-known for her exceptionally diverse tastes and ability to jump across multiple styles and confidently provide top-notch vibes to a wide range of dancefloor parties. A trusted selector to deftly set the tone for adventurous electronic bills, she's shared the stages with world-class underground acts such as Lena Wilkins, Umfang, Loefah, Juju & Jordash, Muke Huckaby, Goth-Trad, Roman Flugel, Shanti Celeste, and many more, while also bringing her DJ talents to a handful of recent PNW music festivals, including TUF Fest, Treefort, Sensory Illumination, and Cascadia. Her exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a stellar showcase of her immersive and cerebral style, sonically swimming through nearly 60 minutes of choice underground techno and tech-house cuts.



May 19 - DJ Sho Nuph: Ever since moving to Seattle from Lansing, Michigan, in 1989, Shomari Shanks (a.k.a. DJ Sho Nuph (f.k.a. Sho Nuff) has been immersed within the local music community, first connecting with seminal 1990s local hip-hop crew Tribal Music before diving into the electronic music scene in the early 2000s. Heavily active within the vibrant jungle/d&b community during this time, Sho became a staple at parties in venues all around town, whether it was keeping bodies moving from behind the decks or getting down on the dancefloor. Diagnosed with kidney failure in 2008, a battle he courageously continues to fight to this day, he continued to make his love for music a driving life force. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a stellar showcase for his smooth, slick, forward-looking style, fusing together a grip of contemporary underground club gems that blurs the lines between R&B, house, funk, spacious trap, and soul, while also sneaking in a pair of his own collaborative tracks.



May 12 - Jacques Greene: Montreal DJ/producer Jacques Greene has emerged as an integral and innovative artist within the underground electronic music scene since the release of his pivotal debut single, "(Baby I Don't Know) What You Want", in late 2010, displaying a cutting-edge style that uniquely infused R&B, progressive UK-centric club styles, and ample amounts of bass into dancefloor-primed house rhythms. A steady string of captivating EPs, impressive collaborations with vocalists such as How To Dress Well and Tinashe, and hotly-tipped remixes for Radiohead, The xx, Katy B, Shlohmo, Autre Ne Veut, and many more, have all led to his debut full-length album, Feel Infinite, released this past March on LuckyMe Records. This seasoned club DJ's exclusive mix for Midnight in a Perfect World effortlessly storms through choice underground techno and house gems, while sneaking in a few of Greene's own tracks into the immersive, propulsive set.



May 5 - Tuxedo: Tuxedo is the collaborative project between Michigan-raised, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/producer Mayer Hawthorne and veteran Seattle-based producer Jake One. Bonding over a shared love of early 1980s boogie, disco, funk, and R&B, the pair soon connected to create modern-day jams steeped in this rich, infectious, groovy sound. While the duo originally kept their creations relatively mysterious, Tuxedo eventually signed to revered California label Stones Throw, which has now released two stellar full-length Tuxedo albums. From both die-hard music junkies with deep record collections, this Tuxedo DJ set brilliantly sheds light on their influential favorites that inspired their fun, loose, party-starting collaboration.



April 28 - DJ NativeSUN: DJ NativeSUN is a Washington, DC-based DJ/producer and also the co-founder of the Future R&Bass collective, hosting events in the nation's capital with kindred crews such as Soulection, HW&W, Radar Radio, and OkayAfrica. Well-known in the DC area for his ability to jump between Afrobeat, house, progressive club, future bass, trap, juke/footwork, R&B, and hip-hop in seamless fashion to keep parties moving, DJ NativeSUN will be performing in Seattle as part of the Space Theory Showcase at this year's inaugural Upstream Music Festival on Friday May 12th. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World offers up a thrilling taste of what to expect from his Upstream set, as he seamlessly glides through cutting-edge club flavors, mixing a wide range of genres into a cohesive whole that spotlights both his high-energy mixing style and top-notch curatorial ears.



April 21 - Goldfrapp: The pioneering British project fronted by Alison Goldfrapp and accompanied by producer Will Gregory, Goldfrapp debuted in 2000 with their landmark trip-hop album Felt Mountain and have steadily evolved their cinematic blend of propulsive electro-pop and sophisticated ambient-pop over the past 17 years. Hot on the heels of releasing their new seventh album, Silver Eye, the duo have pieced together a diverse selection of beloved songs exclusively for Midnight in a Perfect World that spotlight some of their all-time influential favorites, both new and old.



April 14 - Raica: Raica is the alias of Seattle-based artist Chloe Harris, a lifelong passionate music lover, record store employee, and veteran DJ with 20 years of experience behind the decks. She was involved in the early days of Groovetech, one of Seattle's first online radio stations, right at the turn of the millennium before transitioning into a full-time touring DJ, serving as an opener for influential British progressive house DJ John Digweed. Chloe continues to be heavily immersed in the electronic music community, focusing on her Raica project to release and perform improvisational ambient, techno, and experimental music, and helping run the progressive local label Further Records in her minimal spare time. Her exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a deep dive through cerebral leftfield electronic music, ranging from eerie ambient pieces to pulsating electro jams, for a brain-tickling sonic journey.



April 7 - Moderat: Moderat is the collaborative team-up between German electronic heavyweights Modeselektor (Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary) and Apparat (Sascha Ring). Longtime KEXP favorites with three stellar albums under the Moderat name as well as deep individual catalogues, the trio will be joining forces once again to bring their thrilling sound to the United States for a brief North American tour that launches off this month with a performance at Coachella on April 15th, before heading to Montreal, NYC, and Los Angeles, and concluding with a 2nd Coachella performance on April 22nd. In anticipation of their upcoming tour dates, Moderat pieced together a new exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World that proudly showcases their love of cerebral, dark, progressive techno, propelled by deep immersive rhythms and hypnotic experimental textures.



March 31 - Geotic: Geotic is the alias of Los Angeles' Will Wiesenfeld, a multi-faceted artist that also releases music under the name Baths. His works under the Geotic moniker have often been self-categorized as "passive listening" music, quietly providing a home for his more ambient and meditative creations that fall outside of his more active pop-leaning Baths material. Hot on the heels of the revered Ghostly International label releasing his new album Abysma, Geotic offers up a rare guest DJ mix spotlighting his love for emotional electronic music, covering pulsating tech-house grooves, cinematic leftfield-pop gems, cozy shoegaze jams, and more, while also sneaking in the dreamy dance-pop of his recent single, "Actually Smiling."



March 24 - k2k: k2k is the alias of Wellington, New Zealand, DJ, electronic producer, and vocalist Katherine Anderson. An alumnus of Red Bull Music Academy Paris 2015 and currently part of the Inky Waves collective that's taking over dancefloors around her home country, her love for highly-melodic, pop-tinged, house grooves comes through proudly both in her silky smooth DJ sets and her own fuzzy and infectious productions. Her exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a stellar showcase of her unique sound, taking the listener on a warm, welcoming and seamless journey through underground lo-fi house and funky disco gems, spotlighting both brand new releases as well as a few obscure cuts from years past.



March 17 - LUNA GOD: At the epicenter of some of the most exciting current local hip-hop, R&B, and cutting-edge club music, there's a solid chance you'll find LUNA GOD, the alias of Seattle's Caleb Talbert. A chameleonic musician, he's recently turned his attention to wildly diverse and unpredictably vibrant productions, a style that also carries over to his infectiously kinetic DJ sets. With two EPs in his catalog and an increasingly busy DJ schedule, LUNA GOD has become a sought-after party-starter and in-demand collaborator, currently working with fellow ascending artists DoNormaal, Sleep Steady, ZELLi, and Paris Alexa. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a perfect showcase of his high-energy style, swiftly storming through 40+ tracks in less than an hour, sneaking in many of his own tracks, productions, and bootleg remixes, while also spotlighting a bunch of emerging local artist and thrilling underground club gems from all over the world.



March 10 - Simic: Simic is the alias of Ben Block, a Seattle-based DJ, electronic producer, and core member of the local secondnature collective. With musical interests weaving from classic house and techno to krautrock and 80’s sonic experiments, his sets reflect an immersive and dynamic quality that comes from a search for music that is both effective on the dancefloor and stimulating to the mind. In 2017 he has released COROT-7b, a 12” on Los Angeles’s Acid Camp and has a new EP, Discussion of Interests, coming out this month on secondnature’s own label. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World eases in with some gorgeous, drifting ambient pieces before diving into a cerebral blend of minimal techno grooves for a thoroughly hypnotic and stimulating sonic journey.



March 3 - Yumi Zouma: Yumi Zouma are four friends that originally grew up together in Christchurch, New Zealand, found themselves in three cities (New York, Paris, Auckland) upon graduating from high school, yet reconnected over the internet to create their charming debut EP in 2014. Their romantic, nostalgia-tinged dream-pop quickly won over fans all over the world, leading to tours opening up for Lorde and Chet Faker, and recently leading the band to finally record an album all together in Paris, yielding their excellent 2016 debut full-length album, Yoncalla. Their exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World spotlights some of their favorite nostalgic dancefloor tracks from past decades, playfully moving from timeless disco grooves to throwback soul records, while also sneaking one contemporary jam in the form of DJ Koze's brilliant 2016 remix of UK soul singer Låpsley.



February 24 - CCL: CCL is Cecilia Corsano-Leopizzi, a DJ and visual artist based in Seattle, born in London, and with formidable roots in the underground scenes of Bristol and Rome. A prolific and impactful contributor to Seattle's electronic music community, CCL is one of the core team members behind Decibel Festival and CORRIDOR festival, is a part of the femme/nb/trans music and art collective TUF, and also co-runs the Action Potential and Research live music series at Kremwerk. Through her top-class bookings, boundary-pushing events, and exquisite DJ mixes, CCL's work aims to increase visibility of femme/nb/trans artists. Her exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World showcases her deep knowledge of underground electronic music, smoothly navigating between obscure club gems from the 1990s to exclusive unreleased remixes and forthcoming material from contemporary cutting-edge electronic producers.



February 17 - DJ ZAI: DJ ZAI is the alias of Seattle native Isaiah Hinojosa, a self-taught vinyl DJ that strives to connect the dots between a variety of global club sounds every time he gets behind the decks. With a refined taste that covers a wide range of genres and tempos, he can frequently be found spinning at progressive club nights such as Research, Jet, Customs, FWD, and OMW. ZAI's ability to handle numerous styles has also enabled him to lend support for a variety of world class talent, including Hodge, R3ll, Jacques Greene, Cooly G, and Rizzla. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a premier showcase of his eclectic and cutting-edge style, smoothly bouncing between the outer fringes of techno, house, UK funky, Gqom, and other fledgling experimental club rhythms from all over the world for an immersive and thrilling sonic journey.



February 10 - Melenie: Melenie Yap Chesneau, or simply Melenie, has long been one of the Seattle's most trusted resources for quality music. A tireless networker dedicated to connecting people with top-shelf music, Melenie has handled a multitude of roles within the local music community. Her passion for promoting shows, producing events, and pushing good music eventually landed her on the marketing team at Decibel, and she continues to spotlight up-and-coming talent and help coordinate events through her work with the Red Bull Music Academy. Her exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World revolves around the romance of Valentine's Day, with Melenie finding inspiration in Quiet Storm radio and BET's Midnight Love late-night video show for an emotional, nostalgic, and love-fueled journey through the finest in R&B slow jams of the 1980s and early 1990s.



February 3 - High+Tight DJs (Mixed by Carlos R): The crew behind High+Tight have been staples within Seattle's electronic music community for well over a decade, all heavily involved within Decibel Festival during its heydays, and currently spearheading some of the city's best underground parties that attract highly-touted national and international headlining DJs. Revolving around the sharp ears and deep knowledge of Carlos Ruiz (a.k.a. Carlos R), Cody Morrison, and Joel Pryde, High+Tight's exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World features hand-picked selections from all three members. Sequenced to reflect three distinct phases of an after-hours dancefloor odyssey, kicking off with early-in-the-night heaters (picked by Cody), leading to deep middle-of-the-night jams (picked by Carlos R), and wrapping up with early-in-the-morning "sunrise" grooves (picked by Joel), High+Tight's expansive mix is a body-moving journey packed with top-shelf underground house and techno jams, and Carlos R showcasing his seamless mixing skills.



January 27 - R-Pal: R-Pal is the DJ alias of Seattle's Rachel Kramer. Active on the local DJ scene since first getting behind the decks in 2013, Rachel currently runs a cassette mixtape series called Technodad alongside KEXP's own DJ Sharlese and is a member of Seattle's TUF, a female/non-binary/trans collective based in the digital realms of art and music. Her exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a deep exploration of underground house and techno jams, all selected with a specific and intentional purpose. A note from R-Pal: "This mix is dedicated to the beautiful lives lost in the Ghost Ship fire, to all of the artists whose time & energy carved out the space in music that I gratefully occupy, and to all of the people whom this administration will alienate, deport, deny rights to, criminalize, brutalize, dehumanize."



January 20 - Perera Elsewhere: Perera Elsewhere is the solo alias of Sasha Perera, a London-born, Berlin-based Sri Lankan singer/songwriter/producer that also fronts the futuristic electronic/pop trio Jahcoozi. Debuting the Perera Elsewhere moniker in 2013 with an EP of adventurous, sophisticated, and modernized trip-hop for Los Angeles' Friends of Friends, the label is now gearing up to release her sophomore album, All Of This, in May 2017. Her exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a dark, brooding, and captivating mix that features a few sneak peeks at her forthcoming album, while also placing a spotlight on woozy downtempo jams, experimental pop ballads, and immersive leftfield beats, that all melds together into an eerie and fascinating sonic brew.



January 13 - OCnotes: Born Otis Calvin III, OCnotes is an artist, musician, DJ, author, motivational speaker, and vibrant figure active within Seattle's music scene since the turn of the decade. A chameleonic artist who records as a solo entity, as one-half of Metal Chocolates, and through his countless collaborations, OCnotes is also known for his wildly unpredictable and consistently on-point DJ sets. Recently relocating back to his birth state of Arizona, Otis is poised to make the new year a fruitful one, with a forthcoming solo album due out on Seven Davis Jr.'s Secret Angels label, as well as more solo and collaborative works upcoming on Silver Jackson's Homeskillet label. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is an excellent showcase of his razor-sharp ear for groovy underground house gems packed with soul, funk, and boogie - all of which he mixes in a smooth, seamless fashion, while also throwing in some surprising curveballs and forgotten favorites along the way.



January 6 - Michael Mayer: Michael Mayer is an internationally renowned electronic producer, DJ, and in-demand remixer, as well as a co-founder of the influential German label Kompakt Records. Based in Cologne, Mayer works under his own name and as one-half of SuperMayer, consistently displaying under either guise his refined mixture of tech-house and cerebral pop. His latest solo album, &, is also his most pop-centric release to date, featuring appearances by Hot Chip's Joe Goddard, Friendly Fires' Ed Macfarlane, Gui Boratto, Hauschka, and Prins Thomas. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a proper showcase of his world-class ears and smooth mixing talents as he seamlessly shifts through some of his latest dancefloor favorites alongside a pair of tracks from his recent full-length record.



December 30 - Reverend Dollars: Seattle-based DJ and producer Reverend Dollars (aka Renee Jarreau Greene) is the founder and co-organizer of the Darqness queer and trans people of color arts collective and the organizer of Soul-Fi. Her work focuses on bringing together marginalized black, trans, queer, and people of color communities through the mediums of music and dance. After a series of EPs dating back to 2011, she is currently working on her debut album as a producer. Her exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a energetic, vibrant, and thrilling journey through cutting-edge underground club rhythms that bounce between ballroom, UK grime, breaks, kuduro, leftfield house, and much more at a breakneck pace.



December 23 - Introcut: A staple on the local DJ/producer scene for over a decade, Seattle's Mathew Moroni (aka Introcut) has consistently pushed progressive cutting-edge beats and heady body-moving rhythms on dancefloors all around town, most notably at Lo-Fi where he's been a key player in the highly-revered Stop Biting nights and as a member of the Trashy Trash DJs and their rowdy monthly 90s SNAP! parties. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World proudly showcases his affinity for diverse underground beats, mid-tempo boogie, cosmic synth voyages, and forward-thinking juke/footwork rhythms in a smooth, laid-back manner, and also bookends the set with a pair of his own tasty productions.



December 16 - J-Nasty: J-Nasty is the alias of Seattle's Janice Ibarra, an emerging DJ and co-founder of the Women.Weed.Wifi collective/movement, who also finds time to teach yoga, run the online thrift shop Seamlessly Supernatural, and help out at Moksha, an art gallery and clothing boutique in the U-District. A multi-faceted creative talent raised in Federal Way and immersed heavily in the local music and arts scene, J-Nasty infuses a restless energy throughout her sleek, lavish, wavy DJ mixes. Her exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World weaves through nearly 30 tracks of fresh underground R&B/club jams that covers a wide range of flavors, everything from cutting-edge Seattle artists Guayaba and DoNormaal to hard-hitting UK grime anthems from Skepta and Wiley.



December 9 - Trinitron: Seattle's Trinity "Trinitron" Meriwood is a beloved local DJ that has been immersed in the underground electronic music scene since the early 1990s and steady rocking parties behind the turntables for the past decade. A passionate purveyor of the funkiest flavors of house music, Trinitron has spun in clubs all over Seattle as well as overseas, and she currently hosts the monthly 'Bounce Brunch' parties (1st Saturdays at Blu Grouse) and the new monthly '1999' (4th Fridays at Re-Bar) that's dedicated to dance music produced before the millennium. Her exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a non-stop dance party, seamlessly grooving between a wide variety of booty-shaking tech-house jams both new and old, primed to get you moving and sweating during this chilly winter month.



December 2 - Erik Blood: Erik Blood has been a vital figure within Seattle's music community, emerging as a solo artist in 2009 to explore the cosmic intersections of shoegaze, dream-pop, and electro-pop, while frequently displaying his nuanced production talents with local co-conspirators such as Shabazz Palaces, Moondoggies, and THEESatisfaction. Recently winning The Stranger's Genius Award in Music before relocating to Los Angeles, the longtime Seattle-based artist latest album Lost In Slow Motion was another KEXP favorite and a beautiful new entry into his vast catalog. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World showcases his eclectic and sharp ear, beautifully stitching together dusty underground gems that traverse the cinematic outer fringes of electronics, pop, funk, soul, hip-hop, and everything in between, for a transportive and rewarding sonic journey.



November 25 - DJ Topspin a.k.a. Blendiana Jones: A trusted local favorite that's been rocking parties and precisely-crafting renowned mixtapes for over two decades, Seattle's DJ Topspin is well-known for his harmonic ear, deep knowledge, signature blends, and innovative remixes, all characteristics that ultimately yielded his alternative alias, Blendiana Jones. DJ Topspin, a.k.a. Blendiana Jones, is also a co-host on the 'Can You Dig It!?' podcast alongside fellow Midnight in a Perfect World contributor DJ Supreme La Rock, providing listeners with an insiders' view on DJ life and culture. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a supremely smooth showcase of his premier track selection and seamless mixing techniques, cruising through some of his current favorite R&B, hip-hop, and soul jams that also includes one of his exclusive blends and unreleased material from Seattle's Sax G.



November 18 - Kid Smpl: Seattle native Joey Butler (a.k.a. Kid Smpl) has been constantly evolving his atmospheric and immersive style of abstract electronic music over the past five years, shifting away from a more tranquil and atmospheric sound for a more visceral and physical aesthetic. Now based in San Francisco, Kid Smpl recently unveiled his sophomore full-length album, Privacy, earlier this month, marking his latest cutting-edge release for Kastle's Symbols label. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a magnificent deep dive into his progressive, futuristic, dystopian sonic world, woozily blending a handful of songs from his new album alongside equally enveloping tracks by fellow contemporary experimental producers such as Tim Hecker, Kuedo, Roly Porter, Sangam, Eaves, and WWWINGS.



November 11 - Junior Boys: The collaboration between Hamilton, Ontario musicians Jeremy Greenspan and Matt Didemus, Junior Boys have been KEXP favorites for over a decade now with their sophisticated spin on slinky, emotional synth-pop. Showing no signs of slowing down, the duo have had a productive and successful 2016, releasing their fifth studio album, Big Black Coat, as well as the Kiss Me All Night EP earlier this year to critical and popular acclaim. They've blessed KEXP with a rare exclusive DJ set for Midnight in a Perfect World that finds them showcasing their love of contemporary underground techno and leftfield dancefloor rhythms, while also managing to sneak in a rare Shuggie Otis tune with impressive ease.



November 4 - Lane 8: Lane 8 is the alias of San Francisco DJ/producer Daniel Goldstein, an ascending artist within the club circuit best-known for his warm, blissful, glistening style of deep house. Recently signing with UK label Anjunadeep and relocating to Leipzig, Germany, Lane 8 will be touring North America throughout the month of November for his unique This Never Happened tour that bans concert goers from using their cell phones to place the focus back on an intimate and communal dancefloor experience. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a premier showcase of his welcoming, propulsive, seamless style, with a top-notch blend of some of his current deep house favorites, featuring his own recent standout remix of Australian synth-pop outfit RÜFÜS DU SOL.



October 28 - Aos: Seattle electronic producer Kayla Waldorf creates immersive, propulsive techno under the Aos moniker. Her debut EP, 90 East, was released on the stellar underground label Blankstairs and formally introduced a blossoming new artist within the electronic community. Also a dedicated and active member on the local scene, Aos is part of Seattle's thriving secondnature crew as well as the TUF collective. Her exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a top-notch set of pummeling, textured, magnetizing underground techno spotlighting her sharp track selections and hypnotic mixing skills.



October 21 - Wax Tailor: French musician/producer Jean-Christophe Le Saoût first emerged as Wax Tailor in 2005 with his breakout album, Tales of the Forgotten Melodies, showcasing a confident and refreshing fusion of cinematic trip-hop, hip-hop, and soul styles. Since then he's continued to master an eclectic fusion of diverse genres, with his latest album, By Any Beats Necessary, just released on October 14th. Wax Tailor's exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World spotlights his deep record collection and astute knowledge with a cerebral selection of dusty downtempo beats, moody trip-hop, underground hip-hop, obscure soul, timeless funk, and even some thematically-fitting "Midnight" songs for a heady atmospheric journey.



October 14 - Soul Clap: Soul Clap is a renowned DJ and production duo from Boston, Massachusetts. Active in the club scene since 2001, they've become trusted club favorites with their top-notch mixture of house, disco, funk, soul and anything groovy, while also displaying their production skills on numerous singles, remixes, EPs, and albums. In celebration of their new self-titled full-length album, released October 14th on their own label Crew Love Records, Soul Clap piece together a special guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World full of colorful deep house rhythms and infectious timeless funk jams that seamlessly jump across various decades, genres, and vibes with a consistently playful, party-starting attitude.



October 7 - Botany: The alias of Austin, TX-based musician Spencer Stephenson, Botany is a creator of transportive, free-flowing music that's carried by a strong psychedelic streak. Since his 2011 debut EP, Feeling Today, his sound has evolved from shimmery beats towards a more metaphysical sound that defies simple categorization. In anticipation of his third album, Deepak Verbera, that will be released by Western Vinyl Records on October 14th, Botany contributes an exclusive guest DJ mix filled with underground cerebral beats, abstract textures, and unpredictable grooves, an aesthetic that largely characterizes his own immersive sound.



September 30 - Populous: Italian electronic producer Andrea Mangia has been creating boundary-pushing electronic beats under the Populous alias since his debut album in 2002. Influenced by his extended travels around the globe, his latest releases explore an immersive, bass-heavy, intricately-layered sonic world that's enhanced with a lively, tropical, worldly flair. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World does indeed spotlights his top-notch international tastes, showcasing a colorful selection of cuts from all over the world, with a strong focus on underground Latin electronic grooves.



September 23 - Michael Manahan: Seattle's Michael Manahan has been a critical figure in the local electronic music community over the past two decades, playing a major role in Starborne Shows/Starborne Sound, Cascadia, and Decibel Festival, as well as through the iconic Seattle nightclub Re-Bar. The driving force behind the new Chance of Rain Festival that launches this year and runs from September 28th through October 2nd, Manahan is also no stranger behind the decks, frequently spinning at both festivals and shows around town. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a smooth, seamless, and cerebral blend of top-tier tech-house grooves to get your mind and body ready for this year's Chance of Rain Festival.



September 16 - Prefuse 73: Guillermo Scott Herren's early releases under his Prefuse 73 alias at the turn of the century proved to be groundbreaking, his fusion of intricate electronic production with high-quality instrumental hip-hop beats yielding a refreshingly innovative and highly influential sound. The current NYC-based producer has tackled a multitude of styles under various monikers over the years, yet his Prefuse 73 has been his most prolific and consistent inspiration. The evolution continues into 2016 with the new project Fudge, a progressive hip-hop team-up with Boston rapper Michael Christmas that unveiled their debut album Lady Parts earlier this month. For his Midnight in a Perfect World mix, Prefuse 73 has crafted a special set containing strictly new, unreleased, exclusive material from himself as well as his close collaborators (or potentially just new aliases) that provide a glimpse into his eclectic and ever-evolving sound.



September 9 - Southern Shores: Toronto production duo Southern Shores stepped up as one of Cascine Records' earliest acts, helping establish the NYC label's affinity for a dreamy, summery aesthetic with a pair of EPs at the turn of the decade. Four years since their latest release, they've recently resurfaced to unleash their debut album Loja that continues to explore a shimmery, tropical, windswept groove for an ideal end-of-summer vibe. Their exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World fittingly carries a breezy and sun-kissed touch throughout, accented by some of their own unreleased tracks alongside top-shelf selections from Sade, Leon Vynehall, Mark Barrott, John Beltran, Mariah, Ada, and more.



September 2 - Anika from Exploded View: Anika is the stage name of British-born, frequently Berlin-based singer, songwriter, and political journalist Annika Henderson, a magnetic vocalist and writer that emerged as a solo artist in 2010 with releases on Portishead member Geoff Barrow's Invada Records as well as the highly revered Stones Throw Records. Anika now fronts the four-piece band Exploded View, a new project backed by a trio of veteran musicians she met during her Mexican live debut in 2014, and they just unveiled their debut album of haunting and groovy improvisational post-punk jams this summer on Sacred Bones Records. Her guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a special all 7" vinyl set that showcases gems from her record collection while simultaneously displaying many of her sonic inspirations. As she fittingly prefaces, "It's a bit crackly but it's real life ;)".



August 26 - Emancipator: The alias of Portland-based musician Douglas Appling, Emancipator has become well-known for his blissful, lush, and cinematic style of music that organically fuses downtempo, trip-hop, and instrumental hip-hop elements into his own enveloping style. A stellar live performer that's a staple on the festival circuit, Emancipator also recently launched his own label Loci Records to further spread warm and transportive sounds. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World perfectly embodies his love for beautiful, textured, intricate beats, kicking off with his own track "1993" before swimming through stand-out tracks from his friends and close contemporaries at a cool and leisurely tempo.



August 19 - Joey Webb: Seattle-based DJ Joey Webb has been bringing his charismatic energy to the turntables as a steady sound selector behind a wide variety of house, funk, and soul nights. Gaining wisdom and a deep collection holding down parties in previous home bases of New York, Texas, and California, Joey is currently active throwing the recurring JIVE party at Substation in Ballard as well as providing support on a multitude of Seattle house and funk nights. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World forgoes his usual party-starting vibes for a warm, earthy, organic set that beautifully showcases dusty underground gems that span soul, R&B, lo-fi funk, indie rock, laid-back boogie, and more in a breezy, free-flowing fashion.



August 12 - Jessy Lanza: Hamilton, Ontario vocalist and electronic producer Jessy Lanza has emerged as a thrilling contemporary artist with her cutting-edge fusion of progressive electronic rhythms, ethereal R&B vibes, and experimental synth-pop sensibilities. Her new sophomore album, Oh No, recently released on the lauded Hyperdub Records label, is another bold and brilliant addition to her catalog and has quickly become a critical and KEXP favorite. Her exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World wonderfully showcases her genre-blending aesthetic with choice underground R&B and synth-pop gems, contemporary juke/footwork rhythms, absorbing experimental textures, as well as a few new remixes of standout singles from her own album.



August 5 - The Range: Brooklyn-based electronic producer James Hinton has bubbled up from the underground over the past 5 years under the alias The Range, crafting vibrant and forward-thinking beats and experimental club rhythms on labels such as Astro Nautico, Donky Pitch, Project: Mooncircle, and Domino Records. His latest album, Potential, signaled his most adventurous release to date, uniquely fusing samples from vocalists he discovered on YouTube with his own sharp, intoxicating, varied productions. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World features a handful of re-worked versions of tracks from his recent album, new original songs featured in the Superimpose mini-documentary that spotlights the creative process behind the album (additional info here), as well as an early look at a bunch of unreleased songs, to get you familiar with his progressive sound.



July 29 - Mark Farina: Mark Farin is a world-renowned San Francisco-via-Chicago DJ and musician best-known as the founder of the iconic Mushroom Jazz series, which spotlights a unique blend of downtempo, house, jazz, soul, and trip-hop styles. His warm and cerebral ear and mixing talents have led to DJ gigs all over the world, and the Mushroom Jazz series thrives on with its 8th volume just released on July 22nd. His guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World spotlights inclusions from the brand new Mushroom Jazz compilation for a breezy and laid-back journey through various lush and groovy downtempo flavors.



July 22 - Nick Monaco: San Francisco's Nick Monaco brings his deep experience within his city's DJ/nightlife culture into his own carefree, cosmic experimental pop sound, recently found on his album Half Naked for Soul Clap's Crew Love label. With his teenage years spent throwing all-night parties and diving deep into turntablism, he's known for bringing a loose and groovy vibe through his DJ sets, lush studio albums, as well as his crafty remixes. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World proudly showcases a healthy dose of his latest songs, a few stellar unreleased tracks, and also sneaks in selections from new and old influential favorites, such as Sparks, PillowTalk, and Midnight Magic.



July 15 - Chrissy: Chicago DJ and electronic producer Chrissy (real name Christopher Shively) has been a prolific provider of exciting underground electronic rhythms over the last 10 years. Beginning with his debut EP in 2005 under the Chrissy Murderbot alias, his steady evolution in sound has witnessed multiple new monikers (Chris E Pants, currently just Chrissy) and amassed a stacked catalog of releases on labels such as Planet Mu, Hypercolour, Hyperboloid, as well as his own imprint, The Nite Owl Diner. His latest release finds him teaming up with Chicago vocalist Hawley Shoffner for a collaborative album of 80's-steeped dance-pop with heavy nods to disco, electro, New Wave, and freestyle styles. These high-energy styles are on full display throughout his seamless guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World, as he pieces together underground gems both new and old, alongside a few of his own top-notch tracks and remixes.



July 8 - WD4D: Seattle-based DJ and producer Waylon Dungan (a.k.a. WD4D) has been a staple on the local DJ scene for well over a decade now. Consistently bringing his top-notch song selection, fresh mixing skills, and positive energy to each and every party and mixtape, WD4D also brings his lively, progressive style on his own productions and remixes. His exclusive mix for Midnight in a Perfect World wonderfully displays his sharp ear for exciting new underground beats and cutting-edge club tracks, energetically bouncing through instrumental hip-hop, low-slung house, seductive R&B, and experimental rhythms in smooth, seamless fashion.



July 1 - Ca$h Bandicoot: Seattle DJ/producer Ca$h Bandicoot (real name Paco Mejino) has become a fixture on the local club scene over the last couple years, quickly emerging as a stand-out artist with his high-energy, party-starting, forward-looking sound. Deftly blending elements of Jersey and B'more Club with an ear for Ghetto house and cutting-edge global rhythms, his original productions, remixes, and blends have been turning heads and moving bodies both locally and overseas. He's currently in steady rotation behind the decks as a resident of the progressive weekly club nights FWD (Wednesdays at Q) and Jet (Fridays at Barboza), and he's also part of the blossoming BuildStrong team alongside fellow PNW artists Manatee Commune and Cuff Lynx. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a thrilling display of his kinetic and upfront style, as he seamlessly storms through 30+ underground tracks, sprinkling in a few of his own edits and productions along the way.



June 24 - Vox Mod: Seattle electronic musician Scot Porter, a.k.a. Vox Mod, has been a local favorite on KEXP's airwaves ever since his breakout 2013 album SYN-​ÆSTHETIC showcased his dense, celestial, epic style of spaced-out, synth-heavy electronic/rock jams. Hot on the heels of releasing his new album, Pure Consciousness, Vox Mod swings by KEXP to share a high-energy mix that storms through a selection of his inspirational favorites, including a heavy dose of nostalgic 90s big beat and intricate IDM tracks, as well as sprinkling in a couple of songs from his latest album.



June 17 - et aliae: Raised in Singapore and currently based in London, et aliae is a talented pianist, electronic producer and composer who makes refined and progressive electronic pop. Her debut song came out in 2014 as part of Ryan Hemsworth's initial Secret Songs compilation, leading to a significant rise in her profile, soon applying her sonic touch on remixes for Lemonade, Kero Kero Bonito, and more. Her gorgeous debut EP, Rose, came out this past March on the consistently-great NYC label Cascine Records, further establishing et aliae as an exciting up-and-coming artist. Her exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World beautifully showcases her love of the classical music, cinematic electronic soundscapes, and progressive club rhythms, as well as the thrilling intersection of these styles, as she seamlessly guides through songs both old and new for a gorgeous and unpredictable journey.



June 10 - Scratchmaster Joe: Seattle's Joe Martinez brings old-school skills into a contemporary world every time he gets behind his beloved turntables as Scratchmaster Joe to unleash his wildly unpredictable sets. The renowned turntablist has competed in DJ battles all over the world, and his workmanlike philosophy towards DJ culture has found Scratchmaster Joe hosting a multitude of DJ nights around town over the years, currently inciting good times at Capitol Hill's Nacho Borracho every Friday night. His mix for Midnight in a Perfect Wild features his own live remixes and exposes his passion to keep the art of scratching alive, all while jumping genres and different generations with a gleeful abandon.



June 3 - J.Phlip: San Francisco-based DJ/producer Jessica Phillippe, a.k.a. J.Phlip, has been a force in the underground club circuit for over a decade now, establishing herself as one of the savviest selectors and precise mixers behind the decks as well as a crafty technician as a producer. Ever since her debut single in 2008 for Claude VonStroke's Dirtybird Records, she's been the leading lady of the powerhouse tech-house label, and a steady provider of body-moving experiences all over the world as a globe-trotting DJ, electronic producer, and in-demand remixer. Her exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a top-notch showcasing her refined ear for underground gems and her talents of seamlessly blending tracks for optimal dancefloor pleasure.



May 27 - Canyon Cody: Los Angeles-based DJ and music scholar Canyon Cody has been showcasing vibrant worldly dancefloor rhythms as both a veteran DJ of both radio and clubs, as well as through his own production and label A&R work. With his hands in cool, cutting-edge spots like Fania Records, Red Bull Music Academy, and the DJ crew Calentura, he was recently assigned the task of executive producer for the colorful Calentura: Global Bassment compilation, spotlighting the best in emerging global bass dancefloor tracks. His exclusive mix for Midnight In A Perfect World seamlessly weaves through a wide range of cutting-edge contemporary global club tracks that's bound to put a bounce in your step.


May 20 - Shigeto: Detroit's Zach Saginaw, a.k.a. Shigeto, has been crafting immaculate and unique music over the past half-decade, most notably and consistently for revered American electronic music label Ghostly International. With a heavy jazz background, a strong love for hip-hop, and prodigious skills as an electronic producer, Shigeto combines these different influences to create a stunning live show and a rich catalog, most recently on display with his Intermission EP. Shigeto flexes his DJ skills on this exclusive guest mix that explores a deep techno and cerebral house sound that's heavily influenced by the rich electronic producers and DJs from his hometown of Detroit, as well as Chicago, another Midwest city that has also left a lasting impact on the trajectory and innovative creativity within the electronic music world.



May 13 - Rob Garza: As one of the founding members of pioneering Washington, DC, electronic music duo Thievery Corporation, Rob Garza has been on steady rotation for decades with his innovative globe-spanning blend of trip-hop, dub, downtempo, bossa nova, reggae, and lounge flavors. Now living in San Francisco, Garza travels to the far corners of the globe with new solo experimentations and solo DJ sets specializing in deep house and space disco grooves. His exclusive DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World perfectly encapsulates his deep love for heady rhythms fused with global flavors on this seamless sonic journey across the world.



May 6 - J-Justice: Seattle's J-Justice, a.k.a. Jason Justice, has been a trusted local favorite behind the turntables for over a decade now, helping ignite the influential SunTzu and TRUST dance parties. Originally a native of the Philadelphia area, Justice brings a love for warm, soulful, and progressive grooves both to the club where he's opened up for international touring artists, as well as on the radio as a host alongside his DJ partner Atlee for City Soul on KBCS. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World perfectly showcases his eclectic ear, strong curatorial selections, and top-notch mixing skills, as he storms through 18 new and old favorites in his collection to stimulate both your mind and dancing shoes.



April 29 - Bibio: Bibio is the alias of West Midlands, UK musician Stephen Wilkinson, a multi-faceted artist that has explored a wide range of styles over eight albums, with his brand new album, A Mineral Love, marking his fifth album for renowned UK label Warp Records. An artist that's generally quiet in the public eye with few tour dates to his name, KEXP is thrilled to present a rare DJ mix from Bibio for Midnight in a Perfect World. The nearly hour-long mix is a cerebral and beautiful glimpse into his diverse musical palette that spotlights some influential favorites within his deep record collection.



April 22 - The Big Pink: British outfit The Big Pink burst on the scene with their 2009 debut album, A Brief History Of Love, for 4AD, propelled by the massive pop single Dominos that showcased their widescreen fusion of rock, pop, and electronic styles. The band recently released their new EP, Empire Underground, signaling their first new music in three years while continuing to display their affinity for blending genres into their own larger-than-life sound. Their guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World fittingly jumps across multiple genres and spotlights contemporary tracks alongside iconic tracks of decades past, giving the listener a inside glimpse into their diverse influences.



April 15 - Beacon: Beacon is the project of Brooklyn-based duo Jacob Gossett and Thomas Mullarney III. The two have unveiled a top-notch brand of dark, seductive R&B-tinged electro-pop over two albums and a few EPs for stellar American electronic music label Ghostly International, most recently on their fantastic sophomore album, Escapements. Their guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World spotlights their love for hypnotic tech-house rhythms with a stellar selection of contemporary underground cuts, while also sneaking in three tracks of their own, including a standout remix of Fault Lines from their London-based label mate Dauwd.



April 8 - Wild Nothing: Ever since his debut single in 2009 for his longtime label Captured Tracks, Virginia musician Jack Tatum's Wild Nothing project has consistently unleashed some of this decade's finest expansive dream-pop and shoegaze music. Now based in Brooklyn, his new third album, Life Of Pause, is yet another KEXP favorite. His exclusive guest mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a wonderful glimpse inside his deep record collection that's packed with timeless psych-pop gems from all over the world, with a heavy dose of selections dating back to the 1970s and 1980s.



April 1 - Throwing Shade: Throwing Shade is the alias of Nabihah Iqbal, a London-based artist, emerging electronic producer, and stand-out DJ/presenter on NTS Radio. Her new EP, House of Silk, marked her first release for revered UK label Ninja Tune Records, the latest accomplishment from this Cambridge graduate that also practices international human rights law. Her exclusive mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a vibrant, head-spinning journey through unique blends and remixes of club favorites as well as cutting-edge underground tracks that provides a playful showcase of her eclectic, unpredictable, captivating style.



March 25 - DJ Supreme La Rock: Seattle's Supreme La Rock (a.k.a. Danny Clavesilla) is a local legend and internationally respected DJ that continues to bring authentic DJ culture to the forefront every time he steps up to the decks. Also a renowned crate digger and vinyl enthusiast who was instrumental in placing a contemporary spotlight on Seattle's vibrant 60s and 70s soul scene through Light In The Attic's Wheedle's Groove compilations, DJ Supreme La Rock commands the respect of both fellow DJs and artists as well as his ecstatic dance floors with his discerning ear, impeccable taste, and seamless mixing skills. His exclusive mix for 'Midnight in a Perfect World' is a top-notch set of timeless top-tier disco, boogie, soul, and funk that spans both obscure underground gems and popular all-time classics.



March 18 - Seiho: Hailing from Osaka, Seiho is one of Japan's most enigmatic and charismatic artists that infuses his colorful electronic productions with an adventurous and playful flair that's difficult to categorize. While he's broken through as both an underground force and a major label artist in his home country, his thrilling style is starting to gain attention stateside, as his next full-length album, Collapse, will be released by Los Angeles label Leaving Records on May 20th. His exclusive mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is dominated by his own productions, remixes, and unreleased tracks, placing a clear spotlight on his singular progressive sonic aesthetic.



March 11 - Different Sleep: Currently based in Los Angeles, San Diego native and emerging electronic producer Rafa Lavarez (a.k.a. Different Sleep) has been steadily evolving his underground style over the past 5 years, adding upon his early lush downtempo aesthetic to incorporate a more physical and abstract sound that adventurously touches upon juke, garage, and ambient styles, while still sneaking in infectious R&B and pop moments. His guest mix for 'Midnight In A Perfect World' explores the colorful intersection between all these styles in thrilling fashion, blending contemporary favorites with his own recent productions and remixes. This mix also arrives just a week before the release of his new 'Last Nerve' EP via the excellent L.A. label Friends of Friends, a highly recommended release if you're feeling the vibes in this mix.



March 4 - Tiga: Montreal-based electronic producer, DJ, and record label runner Tiga has been a key figure in the post-millennium electronic/club world, emerging on the scene with his first single in 2001 and proceeding to unleash two albums, countless singles, as well as high-profile remixes along the way. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World precisely storms through heavy-hitting techno, house, electro, and tech-house that also includes some of his biggest club singles over the years. His mix also coincides with the release of his third album, No Fantasy Required, his first full-length in six years that continues to showcase his wild exploration of electro, club, and pop sounds.



February 26 - Eva: Seattle native Eva is a veteran of the underground music scene both locally and worldwide having toured the globe as an in-demand DJ, spinning in top-tier clubs such as Fabric in London and sharing the same stage as Fatboy Slim, Moby, Basement Jaxx, UNKLE's James Lavelle, Felix Da Housecat, and more. Driven by a undying passion for music and sharing her love and knowledge with others, Eva is the CEO and founder of the Seattle DJ Academy, a school that introduces curious music fanatics to the art of being a DJ. Her exclusive guest mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a wonderful dive into the hypnotic world of deep tech-house, techno, and house rhythms, with Eva seamlessly piecing together some of her recent favorite club tracks and stopping by to chat about the Seattle DJ Academy.



February 19 - Kastle: Kastle is the alias of Los Angeles-based DJ/producer Barrett Richards, a constantly evolving and forward-thinking artist that also runs the hotly-tipped Symbols record label. Initially emerging onto the scene with a fresh club sound that fused house, R&B, bass, and pop in a seamless fashion, his more recent output has signaled a shift towards a darker aesthetic that explores a more abstract, experimental, and physical style, a progressive mentality that shines through during his adventurous DJ sets as well. His exclusive mix for Midnight In A Perfect World revels in this headier, visceral style and swarms through some of his favorite new club tracks from underground producers, while also sneaking in some exciting forthcoming tracks on his Symbols label.



February 12 - Tilson XOXO: Arguably one of the Pacific Northwest's most enigmatic and charismatic artists, Tilson XOXO has carved a singular lane within Seattle's music community with his leading role in party-starting Seattle trio The Saturday Knights and more recently emerging with new solo material that defies easy categorization. For his exclusive Midnight in a Perfect World guest DJ mix, Tilson pieced together a special Valentine's Day set dedicated to all the lovers in the world that blends together new and old soul favorites alongside some rare edits done by Seattle's own DJ DV-One. The mix also kicks off with one of Tilson XOXO's brand new solo songs that showcases his latest unique and exciting sonic direction.



February 5 - Niña Mendoza: Niña Mendoza is a Vancouver, BC-based DJ renowned for her exquisite taste and deep knowledge of soul, R&B, hip-hop, boogie, and funk that spans everything from the deep cuts of past decades to breaking the latest jams from new underground artists. A trusted staple in the nightlife scene of her home city, Niña has set the stage and vibe for headlining acts such as Erykah Badu, Shabazz Palaces, Frank Ocean, Thundercat, and Little Dragon. Her exclusive mix for Midnight in a Perfect World flexes her love for slinky mid-tempo R&B, soul, boogie, and pop grooves, sneaking in glorious throwback 80s cuts alongside brand new material from the likes of Majid Jordan and Anderson .Paak.



January 29 - dj100proof: Seattle's dj100proof is the alias of Jeff Lawrence, one of most assured and smoothest DJs in the local music community. Well-known for his vibrant cutting-edge blends and his "Backyard BBQ" mixtape series, he's been a driving force and resident behind a flurry of on-going DJ nights and parties - currently holding it down at the stellar Motown Mondays weekly at Bar Sue - as well as serving as a sure-shot opener for big-name acts such as Digable Planets, Little Dragon, DJ Shadow, Charles Bradley, Passion Pit, Mayer Hawthorne, and many more. His exclusive mix for Midnight In A Perfect World showcases his deep passion for silky R&B, future funk, and progressive electronic-pop, seamlessly piecing together nostalgic favorites with an assortment of new cuts by exciting up-and-coming artists.



January 22 - Adrian Younge: Los Angeles' Adrian Younge is a self-taught musician and highly sought-after analogue soul/funk/R&B/hip-hop producer. Bursting onto the music scene with his soundtrack to the 2009 blaxploitation parody/homage flick Black Dynamite, Younge has emerged as a distinctive artist and recording engineer with a warm and nostalgic style that focuses on live instrumentation. Over the past five years he's released three soul albums, collaborated with Ghostface Killah, Souls Of Mischief, DJ Premier, Bilal, and many other hip-hop/soul artists, while also launching his own Linear Labs record label. Hot on the heels of releasing his excellent new album, Something About April II, Younge offers up an exclusive DJ mix showcasing his vast knowledge of 70s-heavy soul, funk, and R&B, digging deep into his vinyl collection to share dusty favorites and hidden gems, many of which have been famously used as samples in popular contemporary tracks.



January 15 - Mark Redito: Formerly known under the alias Spazzkid, Mark Redito is a Los Angeles-based electronic artist creating an energetic and emotional sound that finds a perfect middle-ground between pop perfection and club bangers. Recent releases on Cascine, Magical Properties, and IHC 1NFINITY have displayed his evolving sound that continues to thrill with an intimacy, intensity, and playfulness that's rarely seen in dance music. His high-energy, quick-moving, euphoric exclusive DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World bounces through 30+ tracks, most of which have freshly hit the internet, including some of his own productions and remixes, while also distinctively sliding in a track by Kent, Washington, band Daphne Loves Derby, a tip of the hat to his formidable emo roots.



January 8 - Jaymz Nylon: Seattle-via-Brooklyn DJ/producer Jaymz Nylon has been crafting supremely funky dancefloor grooves over the past two decades, forging his "Afro-tech" sound through a unique fusion of Afro house, Latin house, deep house, tech-house, disco, and jazz. In addition to a stacked discography that includes three albums and countless EPs and remixes, Jaymz also runs the underground label Nylon Trax, spotlighting fresh and colorful sounds coming from all corners of the world. His exclusive mix for Midnight in a Perfect World showcases his deep love for soulful house rhythms that includes a remix of his new collaborative single with Capitol A called "We Are All Heroes," songs from the Nylon Trax catalog, a handful of fresh new favorites, and timeless gems from years past.



January 1 - The Juan MacLean: The Juan MacLean is the stage name of talented electronic musician and DJ John MacLean. While his roots trace back to post-hardcore Sub Pop band Six Finger Satellite in the first half of the 1990s, he's been a force on the revered DFA Records label for over a decade with three critically-acclaimed albums and a string of unstoppable singles, as well as becoming a globe-trotting DJ known for his deep love and vast knowledge of house music. His exclusive mix for Midnight In A Perfect World seamlessly steams through a hypnotic and propulsive set of underground tech-house rhythms, focusing heavily on 2015 faves while sneaking in a couple classic older gems that still work on the dancefloor.



December 25 - DJ Hojo: The alias of Seattle's Allen Huang, DJ Hojo has been forging a unique lane in the local music and nightlife scene as the driving force behind the diverse and progressive CUSTOMS parties as well as being the co-founder of the beloved JK Pop DJ night. Combining a deep knowledge of music from all over the world with an overflowing passion for hosting fun, inclusive, one-of-a-kind events, DJ Hojo's DJ sets reflect his enthusiasm and dedication to underground music with cutting-edge selections, head-spinning mixing, and an energy that swings from smooth to hi-NRG in effortless fashion. His exclusive mix for Midnight In A Perfect World, which aired on the night of Christmas, sneaks in some festive holiday cuts within a set packed with thrilling hyper-active left-field club/pop bangers.



December 18 - Rap Class: Rap Class is the alias of Portland's John Kammerle, a vast resource of knowledge and skills as a DJ, a chameleonic and exploratory electronic producer, a school music teacher, and also a founding member of the beloved Dropping Gems collective. While he's offered up his own productions on releases for Dropping Gems and other boutique labels, his love and passion for music comes through clearly when he's behind the decks and leading listeners through his unpredictable and always on-point DJ sets. For his exclusive Midnight In A Perfect World mix, Rap Class showcases his affection for warm, innovative, groovy, timeless, leftfield house rhythms with a seamless mix that spotlights underground gems from both this year and decades past.



December 11 - GEMS: GEMS is the blossoming musical duo of LA-via-DC artists Lindsay Pitts and Clifford John Usher. Their recent debut full length album, Kill The One You Love, has quickly become a KEXP favorite, with the record's brilliant lead single, "Living As A Ghost", handsomely showcasing their rich mixture of shoegaze, electronic-pop, and R&B styles. They'll be donning their rare "DJ" hats for Midnight In A Perfect World to share some of their inspirations and nostalgic favorites.



December 4 - Pomo: target="_blank">Pomo (real name David Pimentel) has skyrocketed over the past couple years to become a standout figure within a crowd of young artists adding a fresh and colorful slant to club music. Recently joining the likes of Kaytranada, Ta-Ku, and Stwo on the highly-touted HW&W label, Pomo distinguishes his deft fusion of house, disco, hip-hop, R&B, boogie, and funk with a consistently smooth, crisp, and groovy touch. His exclusive DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World perfectly showcases his slick style with choice selections from his friends and kindred talents as well as handful of his own productions and remixes.



November 27 - Maribou State: British electronic duo Maribou State (Chris Davids & Liam Ivory) have been producing consistently high-quality deep lush house grooves over the past five years with early releases on Fat!, Southern Fried, and Anjunadeep Records. Their new album, Portraits, marked their debut for Counter/Ninja Tune and yielded one of the most intoxicating electronic LPs of the year. Their exclusive DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World beautifully showcases their warm and seductive style with some originals, remixes, and inclusions from the new ‘Portraits Remixed’ release, as well as some choice selections from recent standout singles and bootleg remixes.



November 20 - Teen Flirt: Teen Flirt is the alias of Monterrey, Mexico-based electronic producer David Oranday. He's emerged as a standout artist in the Latin electronic music community with his seductive nostalgia-tinged future bass/R&B sound as well as serving as the driving force behind the label Finesse Records. His shape-shifting exclusive mix for Midnight In A Perfect World sheds light on some of his recent standout productions and remixes as well as fresh selections from kindred contemporary artists exploring the intersection between bass, R&B, electronic, hip-hop, house, and spacious trap.



November 13 - Pat Lok: Vancouver, BC, electronic producer Pat Lok has been on a hot streak in 2015, bubbling up with a prolific streak of fresh dancefloor singles and remixes that showcase his affinity for classic house, future funk, slick R&B, and infectious pop. His exclusive mix for Midnight in a Perfect World tests out a bunch of his own unreleased demos/tracks, sneaks in a few of his recent remixes and singles, including his blistering brand new single, "Your Lips", and also packs in top-shelf tracks from contemporary kindred spirits that are crafting exciting, refreshing body-moving tunes.



November 6 - USF: Seattle's Jason Baxter & Kyle Hargus craft colorful electronic music under the moniker USF, rising up with the pioneering chillwave album Ocean Sunbirds in 2009 as Universal Studios Florida. They've been unleashing more club-inspired jams on a string of EPs under the shortened alias, most recently on this summer's vibrant, kaleidoscopic OASISM EP on Ceremony Recordings. Their exclusive DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World is split up into two distinctive halves, kicking off with Jason storming through some of his favorite funky, uptempo, house-leaning club jams before Kyle provides the post-club soundtrack with more cerebral, spacious, celestial cuts. Top-notch track selection from start-to-finish.



October 30 - DJ Explorateur: Seattle’s DJ Explorateur (vinyl enthusiast Valerie Calano) has been a key figure in Seattle’s thriving underground music scene as a DJ, promoter, and curator. Her deep knowledge of psychedelia, electronic, ambient music, funk, jazz, and other genres has led to gigs with Animal Collective, Faust, and Loop, and her affinity for blissfully curated selections is on full display at her DJ night, Rare Air, a unique and immersive ambient show at Q Nightclub. Her exclusive mix for Midnight In A Perfect World kicked off the 2015 Halloween weekend and it's a wonderfully spooky, cerebral, and captivating all-vinyl set full of rare, under-the-radar gems.



October 23 - no rome: no rome is the alias of Filipino bedroom musician Rome Gomez. Based in Manila, the young artist has showcased a brilliant fusion of electronic-pop, shoegaze, and R&B with an emotional, kinetic touch on his new Hurry Home & Rest EP as well as an array of stand-alone singles, gaining a growing fanbase and the co-sign of artists such as Grimes and Ryan Hemsworth along the way. His exclusive DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is inspired by the old mixtapes he made for friends during his school days, carefully piecing together a moody and unpredictable mix to give you a wide range of emotional feels.



October 16 - Emecks: Seattle's Megan "Emecks" Xaybanha is a triple threat as a musician, DJ and professional dancer and may be best known as a core member of the wildly fun and genre-smashing local group Don't Talk To The Cops! In addition to her work in DTTTC! (be on the lookout for their new album, Forevers, dropping later this year!), she can be found DJ'ing with her partner djblesOne at the popular Real Love 90$ Jam$ night every Tuesday at Havana, spinning nothing but the freshest in feel-good 90s hip-hop and R&B. Her mix for Midnight In A Perfect World proudly reveals her inner R&B junkie while storming through 90s favorites, a handful of contemporary dancefloor jams, and a selection of slick 80s boogie/disco grooves.



October 9 - Gwenno: Cardiff, Wales-based artist Gwenno Saunders is the former front-woman for the infectious UK pop outfit The Pipettes. She emerged with her brilliant debut solo album, Y Dydd Olaf, earlier this year as Gwenno, a record that quickly became a favorite at KEXP with its vibrant mixture of psych-tinged space-pop and leftfield Kraut-pop, all accented by Gwenno singing all but one of the album's songs in her native Welsh language (the other song was sung in Cornish). Her exclusive mix for Midnight In A Perfect World showcases her unique influences as well as obscure gems from the Welsh underground.



October 2 - Baio: Baio is the solo project of London-via-NYC musician Chris Baio, best-known as the bassist for Vampire Weekend. His solo works as Baio began in 2012 with EP releases on stellar electronic music labels Greco-Roman, Future Classic, and Club Mod, culminating in his recent debut full-length album, The Names, that finds inspiration in both the his experiences in Vampire Weekend as well as his formative college days as a party DJ. His exclusive mix for Midnight In A Perfect World is a smooth set that spotlights his affinity for hypnotic underground gems primed for sharp and adventurous dancefloors.



September 25 - Tamaryn: New Zealand-born, NYC-based artist Tamaryn has emerged as one of the most striking artists crafting atmospheric shoegaze/dream-pop over the past five years. Her third and latest album Cranekiss finds her adding more electronic elements into her potent and grandiose sonic mix, yielding some of her strongest material to date. While she's stopped by KEXP three times to perform with her band, she'll be showcasing her DJ talents on KEXP's airwaves for Midnight In A Perfect World.



September 18 - The Acid: The Acid are an international trio comprised of British DJ/producer Adam Freeland, California producer/composer Steve Nalepa and LA-based Australian vocalist Ry X. The haunting style of eclectic post-dubstep electro-pop found on their 2014 debut album, Liminal, quickly became a KEXP favorite and led to a stunning KEXP in-studio session last fall that showcased their mature, confident, and diverse sound. Accomplished DJs and taste-makers individually and collectively, their exclusive mix for Midnight In A Perfect World is bookended by two of their own songs and packed with seamlessly mixed underground dancefloor gems with a most hypnotic and atmospheric touch.



September 11 - Jamie xx & Young Marco: While he initially emerged as the quiet but impactful producer behind the UK trio The xx, London-based DJ/producer Jamie xx has become a tour de force over the past few years with his brilliant DJ sets and his own beautifully-crafted dancefloor productions. His solo efforts culminated this year with the critically-acclaimed debut full-length album In Colour. For his Midnight In A Perfect World mix, Jamie xx is joined by emerging Dutch underground talent Young Marco.



September 4 - Pezzner: Seattle's Dave Pezzner, or just Pezzner, has been one of the most respected figures in the local underground electronic music and dance community for the past decade. Beginning as one-half of the beloved duo Jacob London alongside fellow Seattle artist Bob Hansen, Pezzner has forged an exciting solo career with his playful, quirky, and intricate tech-house productions finding releases on Freerange, Crosstown Rebels, Systematic, and more. He's been staying busy in 2015 with the launch of his own label, Hunt & Gather Records, and his latest stellar single, "Protection", marked H&G's inaugural release. You'll hear "Protection" as well as his collaboration with KEXP's own Kid Hops ("Scissor In Law") in addition to an array of Pezzner's dancefloor faves in his exclusive mix for Midnight In A Perfect World.



August 28 - Gilligan Moss: Gilligan Moss is an emerging Chicago-based electronic producer that recently was invited to open up for Glass Animals on tour after the band heard a hotly-tipped remix of their track "Gooey." He'll be releasing his debut EP Ceremonial on August 14th before playing Seattle's Decibel Festival on September 26th at the Showbox Market.





August 21 - 1080p: 1080p is a prolific and highly-respected independent music label based in Vancouver, BC, run by New Zealand-born DJ + curator Richard MacFarlane. Heavy purveyors of fuzzy, off-kilter, leftfield electronic music, 1080p has become a hotbed for underground talent that consistently explores thrilling sonic territory. Richard's exclusive 1080p mix for Midnight In A Perfect World is comprised entirely of unreleased, forthcoming 1080p material, shedding light on the sounds that will grace the label in the months to come.



August 14 - SassyBlack: SassyBlack is the solo music project of Catherine Harris-White, a multi-faceted Seattle artist and core member of local hip-hop duo THEESatisfaction. Her exclusive mix for Midnight In A Perfect World displays her love of cosmic and groovy R&B/funk vibes, mixing together both old-school favorites and underground contemporaries while spotlighting a couple standout tracks from her latest SassyBlack release, Personal Sunlight.



August 7 - The Do-Over: The Do-Over is a world renowned party and DJ crew based in Los Angeles, California, that regularly brings their feel-good vibes and super fresh sounds to block parties in their home city in addition to one-off parties in metropolises all over the world. Their exclusive mix for Midnight In A Perfect World showcases their tropical summertime style in fun and funky fashion.



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July 31 - Chancha Via Circuito: A favorite on KEXP's Latin show, El Sonido, Chancha Via Circuito is an Argentinian DJ/producer best-known as a high-quality pusher of cumbia digital, an old-meets-new style characterized by deep, hypnotic rhythms, exotic, shuffling percussion, and modern explorations of traditional folkloric Latin sounds. His exclusive mix for Midnight In A Perfect World spotlights some of his recent tracks as well as fresh tracks from other contemporary artists in the digital cumbia community.



July 24 - LoneLady: LoneLady is the music project of British vocalist/guitarist Julie Campbell, an artist heavily inspired by the post-punk and leftfield-disco movements of the early 1980s. She's tweaked these influential, groovy sounds to her own liking over two albums released on the esteemed UK label Warp Records and she showcases her influences as well as her more contemporary inclinations throughout an insightful and exclusive DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World.



July 17 - Craft Spells: Since the release of his debut 7" single in 2010, this project spearheaded by Seattle native Justin Vallesteros has steadily won over fans with a lush and bittersweet style of dream-pop that has shone brightly on two albums released via premiere NYC-based indie label Captured Tracks. Craft Spells' exclusive mix for Midnight In A Perfect World stitches together tracks from all over the world both new and old and exposes a love for warm beats, soft tones, nostalgic melodies, and nocturnal grooves, an ideal mixture for night cruising.



July 10 - Erin O'Connor: Erin O'Connor is a renowned DJ from Seattle and has held residencies all over the Northwest for a good portion of 18 years, most recently and currently part of the beloved monthly Train Car House Party nights that take place at the Orient Express (every last Saturday). Her sharp ears, mixing prowess, and infectiously enthusiastic energy is constantly recognized regardless of genre, time, place or crowd, and her exclusive mix for Midnight In A Perfect World perfectly showcases her love of house, disco, funk, and slo-mo dance grooves.



July 3 - East India Youth: London's William Doyle creates innovative, beautifully-constructed, critically-acclaimed music under the name East India Youth. While he's only been active for a few years at this point, he's quickly turned heads with his 2014 Mercury Prize-nominated debut, Total Strife Forever, and his recent 2015 album, Culture Of Volume, for his new label XL Records. His exclusive mix for Midnight In A Perfect World exposes his love for dark, driving, physical, UK-centric techno with some strong enveloping tracks from artists such as Holly Herndon, Blanck Mass, Paula Temple, and Perc, as well as his own remix of emerging vocalist/composer artist Sasha Siem.



June 26 - Cuushe: Cuushe is a Kyoto-raised, Tokyo-based vocalist and electronic producer that has emerged as one of the finest artists in the world of intimate dream-pop, unleashing four releases that have found homes on Japan’s tastemaker label flau and most recently offering an EP via flau and America’s premiere dream-pop label, Cascine Records. Her exclusive mix for Midnight in a Perfect World spotlights hard-to-find gems and remixes from the Japanese music scene.



June 19 - David Gedge: A founding member and leader of seminal British indie rock band The Wedding Present, David Gedge and his music have long been championed on alternative radio, from the late, legendary BBC DJ John Peel in their early years to steady support from KEXP over the past two decades also with his band Cinerama. Gedge’s exclusive mix for Midnight In A Perfect World provides a wonderful glimpse into the wide-ranging sounds that capture his ear, sneaking in tracks from bands such as Stereolab, Explosions In The Sky, and even Napalm Death.



June 12 - Michna: NYC’s Adrian Yin Michna, or just Michna, is a bit of secret weapon within Ghostly International’s high-caliber roster, releasing two albums for the label while staying busy with DJ gigs, music production for video games and commercials, and film scoring, along with a healthy balance of painting. A longtime love of hip-hop and electronic music propels the sound found both on his colorful records as well as his fresh DJ mixes.



June 5 - Kadeejah Streets: Eddie Cuscavage, a.k.a. Kadeejah Streets, is one of Seattle's most loved and trusted DJs in the local dance community, bringing his infectious energy, warm spirit, killer crates, and seamless mixing skills to every party he rocks. On top of his steady DJ schedule, Kadeejah Streets is also a co-founder of the Innerflight Music party crew and record label based in Seattle.





May 29 - Reverberation: Reverberation is the highly-revered and consistently on-point weekly online radio show curated and mixed by members of Los Angeles band Allah-Las. Three of the band's members were working at the iconic record store Amoeba Music upon their formation, and their passion for unearthing and sharing timeless, high-quality sounds comes through on both Allah-Las' excellent albums of vintage 60s-inspired pop as well as their Reverberation Radio, which has become a treasured resource for discovering enchanting obscure music gems from past decades.



May 22 - Jon Spencer: NYC's Jon Spencer is a veteran of the alternative music world, best-known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, in addition to playing a key role in Pussy Galore and Boss Hog. Hot on the heels of his killer new album, Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party, Spencer's Midnight In A Perfect World mix storms through a fun, party-starting blend of blues, funk, rock, and punk that spotlights retro classics and hidden gems that are all wonderfully rough around the edges.



May 15 - Yppah: Happy backwards, Yppah is the music project of Long Beach, CA-via-Texas producer and multi-instrumentalist Joe Corrales Jr. Over three albums on the esteemed Ninja Tune label, Yppah has become a KEXP favorite with his lush and psychedelically welcoming sound that uniquely blends downtempo, shoegaze, post-rock, soul, and pop into his own immersive style. An artist with a sharp ear and a deep knowledge of music history, Yppah's Midnight In A Perfect World beautifully mirrors his own eclectic, enveloping sound as he unearths countless dusty, analogue-heavy gems from his collection.



May 8 - Four Tet: The solo project of British musician Kieran Hebden, Four Tet has been one of the most unique, influential, and exciting electronic artists of the past 15 years. Boasting a stacked catalogue of critically-acclaimed albums, stunning collaborations, inventive remixes, and world-class DJ sets, Four Tet puts together a thrillingly kinetic genre-hopping mix for Midnight In A Perfect World that spotlights his incredibly deep crates filled with amazing rare gems both new and old from all over the globe.



May 1 - Zola Jesus: Nika Roza Danilova, a.k.a. Zola Jesus, is a Wisconsin native and recent Pacific Northwest transplant that has released stunning operatic albums of dark, cinematic electro-pop on the Sacred Bones and Mute record labels over the past five years. She stopped by KEXP to piece together a rare DJ set for Midnight In A Perfect World and it's a thrilling, adventurous, visceral mix that boldly showcases her love of power electronics, punishing techno, enveloping noise, and classical opera in a seamless yet unpredictable fashion.



April 24 - Ursula 1000: Ursula 1000 is the colorful and supremely funky music project of NYC-via-Miami electronic musician Alex Gimeno. Emerging onto the music landscape in 1998 with his debut album, The Now Sound of Ursula 1000, on Thievery Corporation's Eighteenth Street Lounge record label, he's since gone on to release four more albums on ESL in addition to a steady stream of EPs, singles, and official DJ mixes. His exclusive mix for Midnight In A Perfect World is a non-stop disco and house party with undeniably fresh dancefloor fillers that include two remixes from his own deep catalog.



April 17 - Lusine: Lusine is the alias of Seattle-based electronic producer Jeff McIlwain, a veteran artist within our local music community who's sublime and meticulous blend of techno, house, ambient, and downtempo styles has found a home on the premier American record label Ghostly International for over a decade now. His exclusive DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World perfectly showcases his lush and hypnotic aesthetic, blending top-notch tech-house selections including Seattle's Pezzner, John Talabot, Dauwd, as well as Jeremy Greenspan's remix of Lusine's own track "Lucky".



April 10 - Recess: Recess is the founder of Shameless Productions and has an illustrious tenure in the underground music scene of Seattle. His DJ sets often reflect Shameless’ aesthetic by focusing on forward-thinking music while cherishing the gems of the past. Widely respected for his ability to seamlessly blend a vast spectrum of styles with a special affinity for eclectic and hypnotically kinetic house/disco tunes, his Midnight In A Perfect World mix is a non-stop body party that displays his deep crates, sharp curation, and effortlessly smooth mixing.



April 3 - DJ Miss Shelrawka: Seattle-via-NYC DJ Miss Shelrawka has been winning over dancefloors for 10+ years with a sleek and propulsive mix of techno and house, emerging as an integral figure in the local underground dance community. In addition to sharing stages with internationally-renowned acts, Miss Shelrawka is currently a resident of Seattle's +PLUS Techno crew.





March 28 - President Bongo: President Bongo is the cheeky alias of Reykjavik, Iceland-based DJ/producer Stephan Stephensen, one of the founding members of influential electronic group GusGus. With nine studio albums to date, GusGus now finds a home for their iconic sound on revered German label Kompakt Records, signalling the band's heavy shift towards a stronger club/dancefloor-leaning sound that still retains a sleek synth-pop touch. In addition to his integral role with GusGus, President Bongo runs the Radio Bongo music label and will be releasing his first solo album, titled Serengeti, in Spring of 2015. For his entry into the Midnight In A Perfect World series, President Bongo coolly pieces together a spacious and sexy tech-house mix with a hypnotic touch that closes out with two remixes from Gluteus Maximus – a production duo comprised of President Bongo and his friend Dj Margeir – including a Gluteus Maximus remix of his other group, GusGus.



March 21 - JD Twitch: Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, Keith McIvor, a.k.a. JD Twitch, established himself as an internationally-renowned DJ as one-half of Optimo, also the name of the dynamic duo’s legendary club night where he served as a resident DJ alongside JG Wilkes. Known for their adventurous, eclectic, body-moving sets and equally wild parties, Optimo became a hotbed for touring acts while the DJ duo released critically-acclaimed mixes and were invited to contribute to the revered Fabric mix series in 2010. While their long-running DJ night is no longer active, JD Twitch stays busy touring and spinning at clubs around the world, releasing his own original productions, and running the Optimo Music and Optimo Trax record labels. For his entry into KEXP’s Midnight In A Perfect World series, he’s seamlessly pieced together a thematic mix revolving around nuclear war, a catastrophic topic that he manages to make groovy, cinematic, and propulsive with deep and classic underground dancefloor selections.



March 14 - DJ Gigs: Natasha Kmeto Portland-based electronic producer, singer, and songwriter Natasha Kmeto is a multifaceted talent that has recently introduced the new DJ Gigs alias to her arsenal in order to separate her DJ’ing sets from live performances. A stunning live performer, Kmeto transfers her magnetic and kinetic energy into hard-hitting, bass-heavy DJ sets, storming through some of the finest underground club cuts of the last few years that seamlessly touches upon techno, house, grime, and juke styles for Midnight In A Perfect World.



March 7 - DJ Nitty Gritty: Seattle's Garrett Lunceford, a.k.a. DJ Nitty Gritty, has become a staple on the soul scene as a current resident DJ at the Sophisticated Mama parties at Havana on Thursdays, as well as often rocking it with the influential Emerald City Soul Club crew. Propelled by a love for the finest in both rare and popular soul, funk, and R&B from the 1960s and early 1970s, DJ Nitty Gritty came to KEXP equipped with a toolbox full of vinyl 45s to piece together a killer throwback mix for Midnight In A Perfect World.



February 28 - Ben Gibbard: Ben GibbardAlthough best known as the lead singer behind seminal Pacific Northwest bands Death Cab For Cutie and The Postal Service, Ben Gibbard also possesses a deep record collection, spurred by his passion for timeless pop and Krautrock gems that date back to the 60s. Expertly curating a 17-song all-vinyl set for KEXP, Ben Gibbard the DJ gets a moment in the spotlight on Midnight In A Perfect World to share some of the finest underground psych-pop, garage-rock, and Krautrock tracks of the last 50 years.



February 21 - Nordic Soul: Sean HortonNordic Soul, the DJ and production alias of Decibel Festival founder/director Sean Horton, kicks off Midnight In A Perfect World with a brilliant mix inspired by the thrilling and mysterious roller coaster known as LOVE. Launching off with a beautiful a capella from The Beatles, Nordic Soul’s mix seamlessly blends together 24 groovy, sexy, and downright amorous selections, with a particular focus on contemporary jams with a smoky R&B and pulsating house streak. Featuring tracks by artists such as FKA twigs, Dusky, and ODESZA, as well as unstoppable bootleg remixes by Soul Clap, L-Vis 1990, and Ryan Hemsworth, Nordic Soul’s mix will transport your ears, body, and heart to a most seductive dance floor.



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