Midnight In A Perfect World: Emancipator

Local Music, Midnight In A Perfect World
08/31/2016
Alex Ruder

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.

ArtistSong
Midnight in a Perfect WorldIntro
Emancipator1993
ThomaMoca
TorDays Gone
FrameworksThe Movement
Jamie BlakeLiving In This World
EdamameThe Silver Lining
Hundred WatersXtalk (Kodak to Graph Remix)
AmetsubSnowy Lava
SangoMe de Amor (feat. Gaiola Das Popozudas)
RomareThe Blues (It Began In Africa)
CaribouDive
TeebsFor Phil
Es-K x LoupoSanctuary
Juan RIOSHawaii
Ian EwingFloatLife
DMVUGuava
DJ KrushSong 1
TorStar of Wonder x None Shall Pass (feat. Aesop Rock)
NujabesBlessing It (Remix feat. Substantial and Pase Rock from Five Deez)
John FruscianteUntitled #2
Laya ProjectGlorious Sun
Midnight in a Perfect WorldOutro

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. Midnight in a perfect world is made possible with support from New Belgium Brewing.

Related News & Reviews

Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight in a Perfect World: 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 Stone...


Read More
Live Video Local Music

Live Video: Thunderpussy

Without even an album under their earth-shaking name, Thunderpussy shred like no other outfit... and outfits they have aplenty. The Seattle four-piece bring their theatrical, sex-fueled, high-octane, bluesy rock show to the KEXP studio for an extended session, complete with "pussyfooting" dancers...


Read More
Local Music Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: 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 curr...


Read More
Click anywhere to return to the site