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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:


AUGUST 2018 SCHEDULE

 

August 3rd: Khalab

Khalab is an enigmatic globetrotting Italian DJ and producer that's been exploring the experimental edges of Afro-Futurist beats ever since debuting in 2015 with a pair of EPs, a solo effort for Clap! Clap!'s Black Acre Records and a captivating collaboration with Malian musician Baba Sissoko released by Wonderwheel Recordings. His heady and kinetic fusion of tribal drums, deep bass work, and dense electronic textures is on full display on his official solo debut album Black Noise 2084, released late last month via On The Corner Records. 

photo by Jonathan Saunders

 

August 10th: Poolside

Los Angeles outfit Poolside sent a big wave through the indie music scene in the early 2010s with their self-released debut album Pacific Standard Time, a critically-acclaimed record that showcased their unique and breezy "daytime disco" sound. The album was a word-of-mouth hit and championed by renowned DJs such as James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, techno legend Derrick May, and disco don Todd Terje. Following five years of silence, Poolside surfaced once again with last year's surprise album Heat, adding more uptempo rhythms and shimmering guitars to their sunny, laid-back sound. 

August 17th: DJ Emmanuelle

DJ Emmanuelle is the alias of Seattle's Marianne Goldin, a passionate music selector who aims to bring underground French-language music to light. She's the driving force behind the local vinyl dance party "AM I Normal" and host of the monthly show "La femme du monde" on Orphan. Radio. An avid collector of vinyl from France, Belgium, and Québec, her DJ sets are archaeological treasures troves of obscure sonic delights that span everything from coldwave to post-punk, electro to tropical house.

August 24th: Fit Of Body

Fit Of Body is the musical project of Atlanta's Ryan Park, a talented electronic producer and vocalist that also runs the underground label Harsh Riddims. Following a handful of EPs and mixtapes, he just released the new full-length album Black Box No Cops, his first album for Mike Simonetti's label 2MR Records. The album is a hypnotic set of shadowy vocal-laced tech-house grooves, led by his whispery vocals and gauzy club-tinged beats that fuse leftfield house, freestyle, techno, jazz, No Wave, and Southern rap influences.  

August 31st: jitwam

Born in Northeast India and currently based in Brooklyn, the mysterious musician known as jitwam spent his formative years in New Zealand and Australia, before living in monasteries in Thailand, orphanages in South Africa, and washed out apartments in London. His constantly shifting settings is reflected in his brilliantly diverse music, a sonic melting pot of warped soul, magnetic house, off-kilter R&B, thick hip-hop, woozy psych-pop, distorted blues, and everything in-between. Following his breakout debut full-length album last year, he just released the stellar purple EP on The Jazz Diaries.

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