Midnight in a Perfect World: Demonslayer

Midnight In A Perfect World
Alex Ruder

Demonslayer is the alias of Vietnamese-American visual artist, creative director, curator, DJ, and music producer Dan Nguyen. Born and raised in Southern California and Saigon, Vietnam, the multi-disciplinary artist grew up immersing himself in the arts. With murals and exhibitions all over the world and multiple festival appearances under his belt including Coachella and Sonar, Dan continues to blaze trails globally through his work.

For his exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World, Demonslayer has titled his mix "Viet Eras Mix pt.1" and focused on unearthing rare gems spanning across multiple eras and genres — from new school Saigon cloud trap and R&B, to banned Vietnamese rock and soul from before the war, to obscure Vietnamese new wave made in 1980s California, and more. It's an eclectic, thrilling, and cohesive glimpse into new and old gems from an array of Vietnamese artists.

Artist Title
Midnight in a Perfect World Intro
Demonslayer Skratch Intro
kidsai KOSAO (feat. Young Draco)
Phuong Tam Buon 18
Ngoc Huong Shy Girl (Demonslayer Edit)
Anh Tu Doi Anh Can Co Em (Demonslayer Edit)
wAvy, XOLITXO, tlinh, damd, Dustin Ngo, mess. Night
NGOT Mat Tich
tlinh neu luc do
Minh Xuân & Phượng Hoàng Mặt Trời Đen (Black Sun)
Unknown Artist Sweet Dreams (Demonslayer Edit)
K, Le Maestro Saigon Thump
Demonslayer Skratch Interlude
K, Le Maestro One For Nguyen
Suboi Troi Cho
wren evans DDD
Thanh Lan Hoai Thu (Autumn Memory)
Bich Phuong La Isla Bonita (Demonslayer Edit)
Thai Thanh Bung Sang (Dawn)
Demonslayer Nat Het Roi (LARRIA. Edit)
Binh Gold Trang Hoa May Mua
Nodey David Carradine
kidsai CHAC KO EM
anders Diamonds
Obito, Shiki, and VSTRA Ha Noi
Kimmese ITSABET (feat. Andree Right Hand)
Ngoc Lan Why Can't We Live (Demonslayer Edit)
Tiana First True Love (Demonslayer Edit)
tlinh ghe iu dau cua em


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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