Midnight In A Perfect World: Emancipator

Local Music, Midnight In A Perfect World
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.

Midnight in a Perfect WorldIntro
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)
TeebsFor Phil
Es-K x LoupoSanctuary
Juan RIOSHawaii
Ian EwingFloatLife
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.

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