Midnight In A Perfect World: Battles

Midnight In A Perfect World
Alex Ruder
photo by Chris Shonting

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
Caribou Home
Pittsburgh Track Authority Vertical Impact
Sano & Kapote Mongo Tool
Broadcast Come On Let's Go
Harpers Bizarre Vine Street
Imarham Imarham
Meat Beat Manifesto I Got The Fear - Part 5
Blacktail Now Muzik
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.

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