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Midnight in a Perfect World

KEXP's weekly guest DJ mix show is a multi-genre program featuring eclectic sets by a rotating cast of local, national, and international DJs and artists. Every late Sunday night at midnight, a guest DJ outside of KEXP's on-air talent will take you on an hour-long journey through their record collection to showcase their unique sonic vision of a Midnight In A Perfect World.
Check out the archives of previous exclusive mixes here, and check out the upcoming schedule below:





September 3rd: Dj.Mc

Hailing from the South Side of Chicago, Dj.Mc is a DJ/producer who became interested in music and dancing watching the Chicago Bud Billiken parade as a child and started his own musical journey marching to Ghetto House music as part of the South Shore Drill dance team. Mentored early on by DJ Gant-Man, Dj.Mc has been creating beats since 2001 and was featured on the second volume of Planet Mu Records' influential Bangs & Works compilation series in 2011. Currently in the midst of a prolific run of releases, this year he's notably put out his debut on revered UK label Hyperdub Records with the Relentless EP and quickly followed that up with his debut on London-based label Moveltraxx with the Ratchett EP, both releases bringing his bass-heavy footwork beats to a wider audience.

photo by Mustafa Uzuner


September 10th: Freak Heat Waves

Composed of Steven Lind and Thomas Di Ninno, Freak Heat Waves are a Victoria, BC-based duo who have been crafting fuzzy, groovy, psychedelic, and unpredictable music that explores a wide range of genres ever since releasing their self-titled debut album in 2012. Following releases on Hockey Dad Records and Telephone Explosion Records, this year they released their 5th full-length album Mondo Tempo on revered Canadian label Mood Hut Records to tackle a sweet blend of dream-pop, trip-hop, dub, downtempo, house, disco, and other cerebral underground styles.

September 17th: Longstocking

Seattle-based DJ, producer, vocalist, and label runner Denni Longstocking Kindred has emerged as an integral force within Seattle's electronic music community since unveiling her debut release in 2020. Over the past three years, Longstocking has released EPs, albums, and remix collections that have skyrocketed to the top of the Beatport charts, and also launched their own label, Feral One Records, to serve as a homebase for their own music and other emerging underground acts. As a Chicanx, Non-Binary, Transfemme Queer, Longstocking is a fervent supporter of the LGBTQBIPOC community and driven by a desire to see dance music return to its cultural roots.

September 24th: Barry Can't Swim

Barry Can't Swim is the moniker of Edinburgh-born, London-based electronic producer Joshua Mainnie. He's been making waves over the past three years with an incredible run of singles and EPs that fuse cutting-edge club rhythms with organic elements and a magnetic pop streak. Following the success of his early self-released singles, he's gone on to release EPs on premier UK labels Shall Not Fade and Technicolor Records, and he's gearing up to release his expansive debut full-length album When Will We Land? via Ninja Tune Records on October 20th.