Midnight in a Perfect World: Zola Jesus

Midnight In A Perfect World
photo by Rachel White (view set)

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.

Zola JesusIntro
Freddy RuppertKrait 2
Solaris / ArtemievMovement 6
Hunting LodgeNomad Souls
Kevin Drumm + Lasse MarhaugFrozen By Blizzard Winds
JunkoGrey Side
Vladimir UssachevskySonic Contours
Lasse MarhaugThe Quiet North
Esplendor GeometricoTrybuna Del Lavoro
Northern StructuresSkagerrak
Morton SubotnickTouch
Gabor LazarVII
Vladislav DelayViite
Knut NystedtRessurexit
Jaakko VanhalaFeral Earth
Gustav Wagner / Jessye NormanTristan Und Isolde: Isoldes Liebestod
Zola JesusInterview / 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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