New York City band Battles have been pushing the boundaries of experimental rock music for the past 15 years, constantly innovating and exploring new sounds over the course of 4 full-length albums and numerous EPs. Currently a duo comprised of guitarist Ian Williams and drummer John Stanier, Battles released their 4th album titled Juice B Crypts this past October on their longtime label Warp Records. The album addd another dynamic and vital entry in their impressive catalog and featured guest collaborations with Shabazz Palaces, tUnE-yArDs, and Xenia Rubinos. Their exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World is adventurous, unpredictable, and deeply eclectic as it darts, twists, and swerves between deep house grooves, psychedelic beats, and infectious global rhythms before closing out with a thunderous, harrowing, in-your-face heavy metal jam.
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Intro|
|Nastie Band||Shapeshift (DJ Teeth Remix)|
|Chino Amobi & Elysia Crampton||Children Of Hell|
|Pittsburgh Track Authority||Vertical Impact|
|Sano & Kapote||Mongo Tool|
|Broadcast||Come On Let's Go|
|Harpers Bizarre||Vine Street|
|Meat Beat Manifesto||I Got The Fear - Part 5|
|William Onyeabor||Love Is Blind|
|Broken English Club||Joy Scar|
|The Carry Nation||The Queens (Eli Escobar Remix)|
|Circle City||Moments Of Inertia|
|Pittsburgh Track Authority||Allegheny Acid|
|Caribou||Never Come Back|
|Levon Vincent||Kiss Marry Kill|
|Nastie Band||Circle Of Knives|
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.
Portland's Sappho displays why she holds residencies at multiple premier queer parties on the West Coast with her exclusive Midnight in a Perfect World guest DJ mix that's full of infectious feel-good house grooves tinted with disco, funk, and soul.
West Coast underground legends Georgia Anne Muldrow and Declaime offer a crash course on their outer-galactic aesthetic of spiritual R&B, cosmic soul, adventurous hip-hop, and future funk.