Midnight In A Perfect World: Gabriel Meier

Midnight In A Perfect World
06/24/2022
Alex Ruder
photo by Mischa Lim

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.

Artist Title
Midnight In A Perfect World Intro
Organ Tapes 黑色上海人
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
CHANTS Assiah Dance
aya FANTAS II - Electric Boogaloo
Shapednoise x Visionist Intruder Alert (nunu Edit)
OBOY Olympe (SHALT Edit)
Maral joonie's jam
LOFT Yes
M.D. James Remembrance
Dane Law Ponds
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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