Born and raised in Taipei, Sonia Calico is a DJ/producer who's become an essential figure in the city's underground electronic community. Sonia originally came up in the music scene as the leader of Go Chic, a legendary Taiwanese electro-punk band that made waves in the early 2010s, releasing two albums, working closely with pioneering electro-clash artist Peaches, and becoming Taiwan’s most travelled rock band performing at major music festivals in Japan as well as SXSW. Following Go Chic's decision to go on indefinite hiatus, Sonia dedicated herself to the creation and promotion of the underground dance music culture in Taipei, launching her own music and event label UnderU and beginning a monthly workshop called Beatmakers Taipei that provided a platform for local producers to share their skills and experiences. Last year Sonia released her biggest and boldest sonic statement to date with her full-length debut album Simulation of an Overloaded World, a riveting conceptual record that filters her adventurous and hard-hitting beats through a prism of worldly rhythmic styles and traditional East Asian instrumentation.
Sonia's guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World is a vibrant, dynamic, and eclectic party-starting set that impressively nestles KEXP favorites like LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, and Goldfrapp alongside delightfully surprising gems (Limp Bizkit! Madonna!) and underground anthems.
|Midnight In A Perfect World||Intro|
|Chicks On Speed||We Don't Play Guitars (feat. Peaches)|
|P Money||Round the Clock|
|Rye Rye||Holla Holla|
|Limp Bizkit||My Generation (Howie Lee Remix)|
|Jubilee||Wine Up (feat. Hoodcelebrityy)|
|LCD Soundsystem||Someone Great|
|Chaka Khan||I'm Every Woman|
|Teengirl Fantasy||Cheaters (John Talabot's Classic Vocal Refix)|
|Brame & Hamo||Hotshot (Fouk Remix)|
|Hot Chip||Over and Over|
|Goldfrapp||Ride A White Horse|
|MJ116||辣台妹 (Sonia Calico's "make me cum" Remix)|
|Eric Prydz||Opus (Four Tet Remix)|
|Mariah Carey||All I Want For Christmas Is You (SAMH3AD Remix)|
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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