Seattle native Gabriel Meier is a writer, editor, radio host, former label runner, and a longtime trusted source for adventurous underground electronic music. He launched the revered blog Astral Plane and its accompanying mix series as a passion project in 2012 before expanding the platform into a record label. Quickly garnering a fervent audience, Astral Plane Recordings and its sister label Contagion Discs existed at the thrilling intersection of club and experimental music and provided a homebase for innovative artists such as Chants, Maral, LOFT (aka aya), E.M.M.A, and SHALT. Although the label brought its run to a close this year with the parting compilation Astraltopia, Gabriel remains active hosting a monthly NTS Radio show, contributing the recurring feature The Best Club Music on Bandcamp, and serving as an editor of the recently-launched Bellona Magazine.
Gabriel's guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World serves as an hour-long cognitive map through a decade of the Astral Plane Recordings catalog and related sonic places.
|Midnight In A Perfect World||Intro|
|MICHAELBRAILEY||waters of love|
|nunu||twice little dragon rabit bloom edit|
|E.M.M.A.||Glacé (Beatless Mix)|
|SHALT||Unconfined (Kid Smpl Remix)|
|nunu||SCUM 6 (feat. DJH)|
|Num System||A Machine (CHANTS Bootleg)|
|LOFT||wish it would rain|
|aya||FANTAS II - Electric Boogaloo|
|Shapednoise x Visionist||Intruder Alert (nunu Edit)|
|OBOY||Olympe (SHALT Edit)|
|LOFT||iinnnn mm m my y yy ww wwaa y yyy|
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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