Midnight in a Perfect World: Anika from Exploded View

Midnight In A Perfect World
Alex Ruder
photo by Andrea Martinez

Anika is the stage name of British-born, frequently Berlin-based singer, songwriter, and political journalist Annika Henderson, a magnetic vocalist and writer that emerged as a solo artist in 2010 with releases on Portishead member Geoff Barrow's Invada Records as well as the highly revered Stones Throw Records. Anika now fronts the four-piece band Exploded View, a new project backed by a trio of veteran musicians she met during her Mexican live debut in 2014, and they just unveiled their debut album of haunting and groovy improvisational post-punk jams this summer on Sacred Bones Records. Her guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a special all 7" vinyl set that showcases gems from her record collection while simultaneously displaying many of her sonic inspirations. As she fittingly prefaces, "It's a bit crackly but it's real life ;)"

Midnight in a Perfect WorldIntro
Tones on TailHappiness
Cabaret VoltaireDrink Your Poison
Talking HeadsSeen And Not Seen
Human LeagueSeconds
The FallVarious Times
Public Image Ltd.No Birds Do Sing
Jane BirkinBlack White
Flying LizardsMoney (Instrumental)
Delta 5Now That You’re Gone
Xoki and HieronymusButter Bridge
FolerioYou're So Precious
James PantsDrug Room
Marianne FaithfullCome and Stay With Me
Charizma & Peanut Butter WolfRaquel
ReworkJogging Beat
Mayer Hawthorne and the CountyJust Ain't Gonna Work Out

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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