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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:

 

 

 


JULY 2022 SCHEDULE

July 3rd: Austin Millz

Austin Millz is a Harlem-born, LA-based electronic producer creating colorful dance-pop jams that fuse R&B, house, hip-hop, future funk, and pop in infectious fashion. He unveiled his debut single back in 2016 and he’s been on a serious hot streak over the past few years with no signs of slowing down. He’s done collaborations and remixes for adventurous pop acts such as Remi Wolf, Grouplove, and MICHELLE, and he dropped his hotly-tipped EP titled Midas back in late 2021 that featured guest appearances from Dave B, Aluna, Teedra Moses, Pell, BJ The Chicago Kid, Abhi The Nomad, and Ori Rose. Aside from his proper releases, he’s consistently dropping fresh viral bootleg remixes. One of those recent remixes was of Mariah Carey’s “Always Be My Baby” which eventually made its way to Mariah Carey’s ears who gave it her stamp of approval and that remix was just officially released last month across all platforms.  

photo by Quinn Tucker

 

July 10th: OLAN

OLAN is the alias of rising Atlanta-based electronic producer, vocalist, and versatile musician Luzana Flores. Steadily bubbling up since making her debut in 2019, OLAN notably featured on Mat Zo's addictive 2020 single "Colours" and contributed to Ari Lennox's 2020 single "BUSSIT" while evolving her own distinctive sound. Last month she stepped more prominently into the spotlight with her debut album Contra released via Anjunadeep Records. Influenced by the likes of Maribou State, Little Dragon, and Bonobo, the album pairs her evocative production talents with dynamic songwriting and personal lyrics that touch upon her experiences as a queer woman of color. 

photo by Mathias Fennetaux

 

July 17th: Braxe & Falcon

Braxe & Falcon is the collaborative project of pioneering French House architects and real-life cousins Alan Braxe and DJ Falcon. The two legendary producers have a long history in the electronic music world with massive collaborations alongside Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Braxe and Bangalter teamed up as part of the trio Stardust to unleash the iconic 1998 hit "Music Sounds Better With You" and Falcon and Bangalter created the French Touch anthem "So Much Love To Give" as the duo Together in 2002. Braxe's seminal collaborative works continued throughout the early 2000s with beloved projects alongside Fred Falke and Kris Menace, as well as official remix work for Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Kelis, Kylie Minogue and more. Two decades after breaking through, the two revered artists just released their debut EP Step By Step on Domino Records' new dance-focused imprint Smugglers Way.

July 24th: Uffie

Uffie is the project of the Los Angeles-based artist and fashion icon Anna-Catherine Hartley. Her multi-faceted career launched off in 2006 with "Pop The Glock," an early viral hit single that was released by renowned Parisian label Ed Banger Records and placed her at the forefront of the fledgling 'Bloghouse' era of dance music. Her winding path through the music industry has included high-profile collaborations with Justice, Pharrell Williams, Charli XCX, Mr. Oizo, and Galantis. Twelve years after the release of her debut album Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans, Uffie released her long-awaited sophomore full-length Sunshine Factory this past May on Toro y Moi's label Company Records.

photo by Jemima Yong

 

July 31st: Wordcolour

Wordcolour is the alias of innovative UK-based electronic producer Nicholas Worrall. With a background in jazz, pop, and contemporary classical music, Wordcolour fuses his diverse influences through an inventive prism of contemporary electronic and progressive club music for a sound that is heady, unpredictable, and bursting with brain-tickling ideas. He made his debut in the summer of 2020 with the stellar Tell Me Something EP for Barcelona's Lapsus Records and soon followed that up with the Juno Way EP. Following this string of EPs and singles, Wordcolour unveiled his debut full-length album The trees were buzzing, and the grass. last month on London's Houndstooth Records that puts his unique brew of futuristic IDM, magnetic post-dubstep, edgy electro, avant-garde techno, and a quirky musique concrète aesthetic on full display.

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