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Midnight in a Perfect World

A multi-genre program featuring eclectic sets by a rotating cast of international and local DJs, each building upon a party vibe to kick off your weekend. Check out the archives of previous exclusive mixes here, and check out the upcoming schedule below:


MAY 2018 SCHEDULE

photo by Jo Bongard

 

May 4th: Imarhan


Meaning "the ones I care about," Imarhan is a collection of friends from Tamanrasset, Algeria making waves internationally with their vibrant Tuareg desert blues music that fuses fiery electric guitar riffs, hypnotic pop melodies, and pan-African rhythms to thrilling effect. This past February they released their critically-acclaimed sophomore album Temet on City Slang Records, and they're currently in the midst of an East Coast + Midwest U.S. tour that wraps up in Minneapolis on May 8th.

photo by Michael Spears

 

May 11th: Stimulator Jones


The alias of Roanoke, Virginia-based artist Sam Lunsford, Stimulator Jones recently signed with Stones Throw Records who just released his long-awaited debut album Exotic Worlds and Masterful Treasures on April 27th. An ideal fit for the revered Los Angeles label, Stimulator Jones creates a nostalgic and romantic hybrid of 80s-influenced R&B, soul, boogie, funk, and pop that serves as an ideal seductive late-night soundtrack.

 

photo by Jason Woo

 

May 18th: Derek Pavone


Seattle DJ Derek Pavone has graced the local music scene with his talent and knowledge since the early 1990s, and his passion for sharing exquisite disco, techno, and house selections from behind the decks continues to this day. While he's held down long-standing residences across the Emerald City over the decades, he's currently heavily involved with Bottom Forty, a Seattle-based queer DJ collective focused on guiding listeners deep into the underground, and also runs Looters Records, a Capitol Hill shop specializing in dance, lounge, classics, and rarities.

 

photo by Anthony Gordon

 

May 25th: Dan the Automator


San Francisco's Daniel Nakamura aka Dan the Automator is a legendary producer and collaborator. A classically-trained violinist that began DJ'ing as a teenager in the 1980s, his profile skyrocketed in the late 1990s as the lead producer behind the classic underground hip-hop albums Dr. Octagonecologyst and Deltron 3030, his visionary cinematic beats existing in an imaginative sci-fi realm that still sound fresh today. The late 90s and early 2000s also found Dan forming the beloved duo Handsome Boy Modeling School with Prince Paul, producing Gorillaz's seminal self-titled debut album, and unleashing the cult classic album Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By under the Lovage moniker. His extensive discography continues to grow, recently re-teaming with Kool Keith and DJ Qbert for the brand new Dr. Octagon album Moosebumps.

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