Midnight in a Perfect World: Ivy Lab

Midnight In A Perfect World
Alex Ruder
photo by Lorena Andres

Composed of Gove Kidao & J.Fogel, Ivy Lab are a revered London production duo constantly exploring the immersive intersection of leftfield bass, progressive club, heady hip-hop, and halftime styles. Originally brought together out of a shared enthusiasm for experimentations on the fringes of the UK bass music scene, Ivy Lab made their debut in 2013 with the Afterthought EP, boldly introducing their forward-thinking speaker-rattling sound with a sophisticated take on vocal-laced drum and bass that merely hinted at the expansive sound they have tackled since. In addition to their steady stream of studio productions, Ivy Lab are also the driving force behind 20/20 LDN, an event series, record label, and multidisciplinary platform that plays host to their immaculate catalog, curatorial vision, and broader artistic endeavors. Their latest full-length effort Infinite Falling Ground arrived in October 2022 and found the duo tapping into a more introspective hip-hop and moody halftime territory for a supremely seductive set of nocturnal downtempo beats.

Ivy Lab's exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a stellar showcase of their distinctive sound that features a handful of their own unreleased tracks.

Artist Title
Midnight in a Perfect World Intro
Junia-T EstSde (Do What You Please) (feat. Ice the One)
Ivy Lab Merlot
OAKK Butter & Gold
Ivy Lab Balaclava
Alphafox Family Style
Skiifall Fam Without Blood
GVLVXY designer
Ivy Lab Untitled
Ivy Lab Untitled
Injury Reserve TenTenths
Ivy Lab Untitled
agajon different interlude (feat. Léonie Barbot)
Ivy Lab Candle Song
Nah Eeto, Black Josh, Hyroglifics & Ms.Katana Songa
Little Simz No Merci
Ivy Lab Low Risk Offer
Daniela Andrade Puddles
Lord Pusswhip & Onoe Caponoe Ice King (feat. Lealani)
Ivy Lab Dogma (Infinite Falling Ground)
OAKK Madeleine
Dilip cap
Ivy Lab Untitled
Ivy Lab Untitled


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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