Midnight In A Perfect World: Sonia Calico

Midnight In A Perfect World
Alex Ruder
photo by Archi Chang

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)
郭富城 純真傳說
Jubilee Wine Up (feat. Hoodcelebrityy)
Florentino BAILOTEO
LCD Soundsystem Someone Great
Chaka Khan I'm Every Woman
Teengirl Fantasy Cheaters (John Talabot's Classic Vocal Refix)
Sergio Mendes Magalenha
Brame & Hamo Hotshot (Fouk Remix)
Hot Chip Over and Over
Goldfrapp Ride A White Horse
Lone Crush Mood
Madonna Hung Up
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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