Midnight in a Perfect World: Melati ESP

Midnight In A Perfect World
Alex Ruder
photo by Dea Rahajeng

Melati ESP is the alias of Indonesian-born, NYC-based multidisciplinary artist Melati Malay. Relocating to NYC from Jakarta in her early 20s, Melati has collaborated with British trip-hop pioneer Tricky, American cellist and composer Kelsey Lu, Keifing-born Vancouver based producer Yu Su, and innovative 70’s French composer Ariel Kalma, and she's part of multinational experimental trio Asa Tone. On April 26th, she released her debut solo album as Melati ESP titled hipernatural, an adventurous electronic-pop record that marked her first work recorded entirely in her native Indonesian language.

Beautifully describing her mix as "Equatorial, bioluminescent moods for your midnight Sunday listening," Melati ESP's Midnight in a Perfect World mix is a hypnotic journey through dreamy breaks, blissful ambient, and cerebral club rhythms perfectly designed to "accompany the listener as they drifted off gently into daydreams or nightdreams and thoughts of better futures."

Artist Title
Midnight in a Perfect World Intro
De Leon A3
Color Plus Glory
Oka Rusmini Interview
E.O.U つぼみ
Mistareez Affectionate
Toumba Istibtan
DJ Gigola Embodiment Practice
Raissa Durma
Panoram Wandering Frames (Lozano Remix)
Opik Travelling Without Moving
Maara Open Up Coconut
Placid One Azure
Bot1500 Pearl 2
Jonah Sharp & Mixmaster Morris Quiet Logic
Kensuke Shiina Ring Of Fire
Kevin Murf Bagombo
Cousin Padda
Mutually Feeling Dream (Envy)
Tenebre Axe Nord Sud
Lake Haze Digital Petals
Ben Bondy Kanga
Melati ESP KITA VS MEREKA (Salamanda 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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