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:
Hildegard is the captivating collaborative project between Montreal-based musicians Helena Deland and Ourielle Auvé (aka Ouri). Both accomplished solo artists with respective releases on premier labels Luminelle Recordings and Ghostly International, the two artists recently joined forces and discovered an innate creative connection that paved the way for their joint identity as Hildegard. Blending Helena Deland's talents as an experimental singer-songwriter with Ouri's wizardry as a multi-instrumentalist and producer, Hildegard's self-titled debut album was released on June 4th and marked the inaugural release for section1 Records.
CalvoMusic is a Baltimore-based electronic producer putting a fresh new spin on the distinctive B'more sound that has defined the regional club music of his hometown since its emergence in the early 1990s. Creator and pioneer of the "New Club Waves" sound, CalvoMusic has been a fixture of the Baltimore club music community throughout the 2010s, and his high-energy club beats were recently on full display on his thrilling new EP 'Nights Into Morning' released by the cutting-edge London-based label Night Slugs.
As both a solo artist and a label runner, Seb Wildblood has been supplying dancefloors with a steady output of high-quality tunes for nearly a decade now. While his own lush, dreamy, breakbeat-infused house productions have found homes on labels such as Let's Play House and Omena Records, a majority of his discography can be found on a few labels that he runs himself, including All My Thoughts, Church, and Coastal Haze. Serving as a primary homebase for his own releases as well as emerging artists operating within a hypnotically groovy sonic terrain, Seb's labels -- as well as his own music -- continue to be a go-to resource for adventurous electronic music fans.
The alias of British electronic musician Fred Gibson, Fred Again... has emerged as one of the breakout producers of the past couple years with a steady string of addictive singles that culminated earlier this year with the release of his debut full-length album 'Actual Life (April 14 - December 17 2020).' The album followed high-profile collaborations alongside a wide array of artists including FKA twigs, Headie One, Stormzy, Brian Eno, Underworld, The xx, and more, and showcased his knack for manipulating heart-tugging samples and turning them into euphoric, infectious, riveting anthems with hope-filled lyrics celebrating life, resilience and connection.