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:
The middle name and musical alias of Brooklyn-based Korean-American singer, DJ, and electronic producer Kathy Lee, Yaeji has quickly emerged as one of today's most exciting new artists. She broke through in a major way in 2017 with the release of two critically-acclaimed EPs that showcased her unique and magnetic vocal-laced house sound featuring lyrics sung in both English and Korean. Last year she released the single "One More" and performed at top-tier festivals Sónar and Coachella, and she's already booked to play Detroit's Movement Festival and Barcelona's Primavera Festival later this spring.
Born in New Zealand and currently based in Los Angeles, Mark de Clive-Lowe is a prolific musician, composer, collaborator, and in-demand remix artist who's been influential in the electronic and jazz communities for over two decades. His career took off during a formative decade spent in London at the epicenter of the city's broken beat scene during the early 2000s, where he fused a love of jazz, electronics, funk, and percussion-heavy world music in trailblazing fashion alongside artists such as Bugz In The Attic and 4hero. On February 8th he'll be releasing his 5th full-length album titled Heritage, another landmark entry in his stacked catalog that finds strong inspiration in his Japanese ancestry as well as his current status as a key figure in Los Angeles' jazz renaissance.
A perennial KEXP favorite, Perfume Genius is the alias of Seattle-born, now-Los-Angeles-based musician Mike Hadreas. Beginning with his debut album Learning in 2010, he's released four critically-adored albums on Matador Records, each release showcasing his powerful sound that has evolved from intimate lo-fi bedroom recordings to dynamic richly-orchestrated productions. His most recent album, 2017's No Shape, found him teaming up with producer Blake Mills to capture an adventurous and expansive sound that yielded a Grammy Award nomination for 'Best Engineered Album.'
Seattle's Brit Hansen has been an integral figure within the local electronic music community for the past two decades. She started making music in high school alongside Dave Pezzner as beloved duo Jacob London, together blazing a trail on funky underground dancefloors worldwide with a steady string of hotly-tipped 12” tech-house releases throughout the 2000s. While Jacob London continue to rock dancefloors today, Brit has also shifted focus over the past five years to her evolving solo works as Hanssen, steering away from club-centric creations in favor of cinematic, dreamy, synth-heavy leftfield soundscapes. Both as a producer and a DJ, Brit is inspired to take listeners on transportive sonic journeys full of weird, exciting, and unpredictable sounds.