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Midnight in a Perfect World

A multi-genre program featuring eclectic sets by a rotating cast of international and local DJs, each building upon a party vibe to kick off your weekend. Check out the archives of previous exclusive mixes here, and check out the upcoming schedule below:


OCTOBER 2019 SCHEDULE

photo by Matt Kaplan

 

October 4th: Injury Reserve

Arizona trio Injury Reserve have been at the forefront of a new generation of hip-hop artists pushing a progressive genre-blurring sound since their formation in 2013. Comprised of rappers Stepa J. Groggs and Ritchie With a T alongside producer Parker Corey, they followed up a string of underground EPs and mixtapes with their official self-titled debut full-length album of adventurous left-field hip-hop this past summer. Injury Reserve are currently taking their high-energy live show on a massive world tour with a stop in Seattle at Neumo's on October 10th.

photo by Cecilia Corsano-Leopizzi

 

October 11th: livwutang

The alias of Seattle-based DJ and artist Olivia Klutse, livwutang is an active member of Seattle's TUF collective as well as a resident DJ and event curator for Seattle-based label Tech Startup. Effective and efficient, she's only been DJ'ing for slightly over a year but has wasted no time in conquering the hearts, ears, and feet of the local dance community. Here to soundtrack the hyperspace wormhole that is the swift and relentless escalation of white supremacy in Seattle and more broadly, worldwide, through dance music, her guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World will feature selections for and by Black artists.

photo by Peiyu Shen

 

October 18th: Sunset Rollercoaster

Formed 10 years ago in Taipei, Taiwanese band Sunset Rollercoaster have become stars in their home country over the past decade, despite the fact that they’re a rare English-singing band in a field dominated by saccharine Mando-pop ballads. Experimenting with different styles throughout their career, their recent 3-song EP VANILLA VILLA showcases a confident band creating breezy psych-pop with an undercurrent of jazz, funk, and soul. Sunset Rollercoaster are launching a North America tour this month that will stop at the Sunset Tavern in Seattle on October 22nd. 

photo by Barun Chatterjee

 

October 25th: Sampa The Great

Sampa The Great is a Zambia-born, Botswana-raised, and Melbourne-based rapper that's breaking out in a major way this year thanks to her critically-acclaimed debut album titled The Return that came out last month on Ninja Tune Records. Making waves and grabbing ears ever since her first release The Great Mixtape dropped in 2015, Sampa The Great brings a unique perspective to the hip-hop world through a rich and expansive sound that's seeped with R&B, jazz, and various African influences. Mark your calendars, Sampa The Great is scheduled to perform at Barboza on April 8th 2020.

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