Midnight In A Perfect World: Tensnake

Midnight In A Perfect World
Alex Ruder
photo by Katja Ruge

German electronic producer Marco Niemerski, better known under his alias Tensnake, has been a steady supplier of addictive dancefloor anthems for over 15 years. While he made his debut in 2006 with the Restless EP, Tensnake's productions reached euphoric heights in the late 2000's and early 2010's with a run of inescapable underground hits for revered labels Running Back and Permanent Vacation that peaked with the massive 2010 single "Coma Cat," an irresistible slice of disco-influenced house that brought Tensnake's name into the upper echelons of the electronic music scene. A chameleonic and eclectic musician at heart, Tensnake has explored various electronic-tinted styles over the past decade on his two full-length albums Glow and L.A., the latter recently receiving an expansive remix collection titled L.A. Noir featuring contributions from longtime dancefloor cohorts such as Tiger & Woods, Gerd Janson, Jozef K, Phil Gerus, and more.

Tensnake shares insight into his exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World: "When I put this mix together, I imagined cruising through the city at midnight after a hot summer day. It’s a mix of Balearic, 80s-infused proto-house and Italo-disco tracks, which I used to play a lot in my early Tensnake DJ sets.

Artist Title
Midnight In A Perfect World Intro
Tensnake Congolal
Ilija Rudman What Am I Gonna Do (Dub Mix)
Tensnake All In All
Alex Frankel Still Got It (Choices Remix)
Fox The Fox Precious Little Diamond (Alkalino Edit)
Phonetica vs Soulemotion Impossible Love (Sare Havlicek Remix)
DJ Roland presents Urban Soul What Do I Gotta Do (Eric Kupper Club Mix)
Space Ghost Be Yourself
Ananda Project Moment Before Dreaming (Idjut Boys Dub Mix)
Purple Flash We Can Make It (Instrumental)
Masarima Freak Like U (Club Mix)
Mothermary Pray (Tensnake 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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