Midnight in a Perfect World: DJ Explorateur

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photo by Emily Pothast

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.

DJ ExplorateurIntro
Pye Corner AudioSleep Games
UmbertoForsaken Dawn
Z (Bernard Szajner)Bashar/Thufir Hawat/Sardaukar
Donato DozzyThe Loud Silence
Nik PascalDance of the Supernatural
Douglas LeedyThe Electric Zodiac (Part 2)
Helena HauffMicro Manifesto
Igor WakhévitchRituel De Guerre Des Esprits De La Terre
Tonto's Expanding HeadbandJetsex
Ami ShavitAlpha 5
Xander HarrisSplatter In My Mouth
Belbury PolyGoat Foot
DJ ExplorateurInterview / Outro

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.

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