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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:

 

 

 


JUNE 2021 SCHEDULE

photo by Masa Hamanoi

June 6th: Anchorsong

Anchorsong is the alias of Tokyo-born, London-based electronic producer and MPC wizard Masaaki Yoshida. A creator of beautiful, melodic, and transportive electronic rhythms, Anchorsong initially put out a string of EPs in his home country of Japan before joining forces in 2010 with British label Tru Thoughts Recordings. Throughout their decade-long relationship, Anchorsong has put out four full-length albums full of colorful and eclectic beats that take rhythmic inspiration from all over the globe, with his newest album 'Mirage' coming out this past May. 

June 13th: Dawn Richard

New Orleans native Dawn Richard is a trailblazing R&B artist that has forged her own unique path during her 15-year career. Originally emerging onto the scene in 2005 as a member of the R&B group Danity Kane assembled by Puff Daddy through MTV's Making The Band series, Dawn has since embarked on a stunning solo career to display her innovative and expansive take on R&B that's infused with cutting-edge club rhythms and the New Orleans bounce of her hometown. Following solo releases on her own Our Dawn Entertainment label as well as progressive UK electronic label Local Action, Dawn signed with Merge Records for the release of her new 6th album Second Line that was just released this past April. 

photo by João Falsztyn

 

June 20th: Deekapz

Deekapz are a Brazilian production duo that have been making regional waves working with some of Brazil’s biggest stars such as Criolo, Pabllo Vittar, Baco Exu do Blues, as well as Seattle's own Sango and the LA-based Soulection crew. Following the early 2021 release of their Jewel Gems EP that collected songs previously only available on Soundcloud or Bandcamp, Deekapz quickly returned last month with Ensaio Sobre Você, a 5-song EP that continues to showcase their vibrant blend of traditional Brazilian rhythms and Baile Funk with contemporary hip-hop, trap, and R&B flavors.

photo by Haley Blavka

 

June 27th: Hollis

Born in the Bay Area with roots in Seattle, Hollis is a singer and songwriter based in Los Angeles. The lead singer of Seattle trio The Flavr Blue, Hollis released her solo EP half-life in February 2020. She most recently released “Grace Lee,” a song honoring Chinese-American activist and philosopher Grace Lee Boggs, and she’s currently at work on her debut solo LP to be released in Fall 2021. 

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