Midnight In A Perfect World: Knox Fortune

Midnight In A Perfect World
Alex Ruder

Knox Fortune is a Chicago-based, Grammy Award-winning artist and producer that's been a prominent behind-the-scenes figure within his home city's vibrant music scene over the past couple years. First making waves on collaborations with fellow Chicago artists Chance the Rapper, Joey Purp, Vic Mensa, and Towkio, Knox Fortune stepped more clearly into the spotlight last year with his solo debut album Paradise, a confident and colorful record that displayed his unique fusion of psych-pop, hip-hop, R&B, and pop styles. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a brilliant showcase of his eclectic ears, as he pieces together a mix that quickly jumps between disparate styles with an enthusiastic abandon that all makes sense and feels surprisingly cohesive. Between New Order and The Knife, Knox Fortune splices in nearly 20 additional tracks ranging from esoteric electronic to fuzzy punk rock, unveiling an illuminating glimpse into his diverse influences and taste.


Artist Song
Midnight in a Perfect World Intro
New Order Your Silent Face
Caribou Bowls
Todd Terje Inspector Norse
Blood Orange Champagne Coast
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)
M.I.A. Bucky Done Gun
The Cranberries Dreams
Disclosure Stimulation
Burial Hiders
Mbira Dzenharira Toputika Neshungu
Shabazz Palaces #CAKE
James Blake CMYK
Ice Age Ecstasy
Mac DeMarco On The Level
Amanaz Khala My Friend
DJ Rashad Show U How (feat. DJ Spinn)
Twin Peaks Fat Chance
Stevie Wonder Outside My Window
Oneohtrix Point Never Replica
The Sugarcubes Birthday
The Knife Na Na Na


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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