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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:





April 7th: mega cat

mega cat are a Seattle-based trio composed of husband/wife duo and Smokey Brights members Ryan Devlin and Kim West alongside drummer/guitarist Aaron Benson, formerly a member of mid/late 2000s local band Siberian. The three artists recently shared their self-titled debut album, a colorful, vibrant, and enthusiastic instrumental affair that taps into an eclectic funk palette injected with global, jazz, psych, and hip-hop flavors that has quickly become a KEXP favorite.

April 14th: Flight Facilities

Australian duo Flight Facilities have been crafting stellar dance music for nearly 15 years, steadily unleashing anthemic feel-good singles, remixes, EPs, albums, and DJ sets to an adoring fanbase. Beloved for their timeless, nostalgic, and infectious sound, Flight Facilities have collaborated with a wide range of vocalists including Reggie Watts, Channel Tres, Kylie Minogue, and Aloe Blacc, and served up addictive remixes for Marvin Gaye, ODESZA, Foals, and many more. Last month they shared their first new music in two years, the groovy single "Trouble" featuring Owl Eyes, and announced a North American tour that includes a DJ set at Seattle's Showbox at the Market on April 18th as well as multiple sets at Coachella. 

April 21st: EMEL

EMEL is the simplified alias of Tunisian-born, New York-based art-pop singer, producer, and activist Emel Mathlouthi. She rose to international fame in the early 2010s as "the voice of the Arab Spring" for her iconic track "Kelmti Horra" that served as a protest anthem during the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions. She'll be releasing her latest full-length album MRA on April 19th. Meaning 'woman' in Arabic and featuring only women collaborators, MRA is a multi-genre meld of African trap, batucada, Arabic reggaeton, hip-hop, and drum n’ bass that seeks to amplify and strengthen the voices of women worldwide.

photo by Josh Hight


April 28th: Bullion

British musician, producer, and songwriter Nathan Jenkins is the artist behind Bullion. Originally bursting onto the scene in 2007 with Pet Sounds: In The Key Of Dee, a magnetic beat tape that blended a deep love for The Beach Boys with J Dilla into an influential cult favorite, Bullion's versatile and winding path through the music world has led to work with Carly Rae Jepsen, Nilüfer Yanya, Avalon Emerson, Westerman, Charlotte Adigéry, Panda Bear, and more, in addition to his own riveting solo works. He'll be releasing his latest full-length album Affection via Ghostly International on April 26th.