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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:





photo by Jackie Lee Young


August 7th: Adrian Quesada

Adrian Quesada is a versatile, veteran, Grammy Award-winning musician who's a co-founding member of Black Pumas and a creative driving force behind the bands Brownout, Ocote Soul Sound, Spanish Gold, Echocentrics, and Grupo Fantasma. Born and raised in Laredo, Texas and currently based in Austin, Adrian's illustrious career has led to collaborations with the likes of Prince, Los Lobos, and GZA, and a deep catalog of vibrant sounds that reflects his love for music of all genres. This past June he released Boleros Psicodélicos, his first proper solo album under his own name that pays tribute to 1960s-’70s-era balada music and its signature blend of heartbreak, heavy grooves, smooth bossa nova and art-pop orchestration.

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August 14th: Mz ArTiz

Mz ArTiz is the alias of Seattle native and beloved DJ Cristina Ortiz. Growing up in a household of eight, her passion for music was formed at a young age raised on Mexican and American artists, and the music she currently spins continues to tap into her indigenous Mexican roots and her deep reverence for Afro/Latin house rhythms. A trusted selector behind the decks both on her own and as one-half of the duo Wonder Twinz alongside fellow local DJ Julie Herrera, Mz Artiz’s sets always have a unique flair of infectious energy that's primed to keep the dance floor moving.

August 21st: Hudson Mohawke

Glasgow-born electronic producer Hudson Mohawke is one of the most inventive, influential, and consistently thrilling producers of the 21st century. Emerging in the late 2000s as one of the co-founders of the LuckyMe collective, his game-changing 2009 debut album Butter put his futuristic vision on full display, a mesmerizing blend of American hip-hop and UK electronic styles with an exuberant pop streak that wasn't afraid of diving into mysterious, introspective, and unpredictable territory. His collaborative project TNGHT alongside Canadian electronic producer Lunice helped propel trap music into the mainstream in the early 2010s, and he's been a consistently in-demand producer, remixer, and collaborator, working with a wide-range of artists including Kanye West, ANOHNI, Björk, Jamie Lidell, Four Tet, and countless others. His highly-anticipated third full-length studio album Cry Sugar arrives August 12th on his longtime label Warp Records.

August 28th: Ron Trent

Ron Trent is a Chicago native and innovative figure in the city's legendary house music scene.  Bursting onto the scene as a teenager in 1990 with his groundbreaking debut EP The Afterlife, he's accumulated a treasured discography with releases under his own name, countless aliases, and a multitude of collaborative projects. Although widely regard as a house music legend, he's consistently explored new styles and genres throughout his three-decade career. Last month he introduced his latest project titled WARM with the album What do the stars say to you, an expansive record that taps into a smooth, cosmic, and lush sound and features guest appearances from Khruangbin, Azymuth, Gigi Masin, François K, and more.

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