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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.
 
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JANUARY 2022 SCHEDULE

photo by Shane McCauley

 

January 2nd: Boys Noize

The alias of Berlin-based German-Iraqi electronic producer and DJ Alex Ridha, Boys Noize has been an integral force on the electronic music scene for nearly two decades. Alex introduced the Boys Noize project in 2004, quickly established his own label Boysnoize Records in 2005, and released his breakthrough debut album Oi Oi Oi in 2007 that served as a prime showcase of his distinctively gritty, visceral, and distortion-heavy take on electro, techno, house, hip-hop, and pop. An in-demand artist, collaborator, and remixer throughout his illustrious career, he's worked with an exceptionally wide variety of artists including Daft Punk, Snoop Dogg, David Lynch, Skrillex, BIGBANG, Hudson Mohawke, the late Virgil Abloh, and countless more. This past September, Boys Noize released his 5th full-length studio album +/- featuring guest appearances from Kelsey Lu, Rico Nasty, Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears, Chilly Gonzales, Corbin, and more. 

photo by Joey Wharton

 

January 9th: DJ Harrison

DJ Harrison is the alias of Richmond, Virginia-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Devonne Harris, a multi-faceted artist consistently exploring the intersection of hip-hop, jazz, R&B, soul, funk, and rock to create his unique homespun style of Black American Music. The son of a radio DJ who introduced him to the world of record collecting, Devonne grew up playing and studying music, evolving into a versatile player able to nimbly work as a solo artist, an in-demand session player, and member of numerous bands including Butcher Brown and The Spacebomb House Band. DJ Harrison released Tales From The Old Dominion this past December, marking his second album for revered Los Angeles label Stones Throw Records. The album finds inspiration in the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, reflects on his hometown's complicated history, and spotlights Harris' genre-blurring style with guest appearances from Stimulator Jones, Pink Siifu, and more.

photo by Sofie Nørregaard

 

January 16th: Trentemøller

Danish composer, musician, and producer Anders Trentemøller has been crafting his own expanding, lush, cinematic sonic universe through a steady run of releases dating back to the early 2000s. His critically-acclaimed 2006 debut album The Last Resort displayed a mastery of immaculate tech-house rhythms and moody downtempo beats, and he's branched off from this foundational sound and shifted towards a gauzy celestial pop sound infused with shoegaze, krautrock, noise, synthwave, and dream-pop styles. His 6th full-length studio album Memoria is scheduled to be released February 11th on his own label, In My Room Records.  

January 23rd: Arel

Arel Watson is a Seattle-based DJ and founder of Housepartysea, a genre-blending DJ night, online mix series, and Black-owned community hub that began in 2017 and focuses on creating spaces centered on Black electronic music. Providing a platform for cutting-edge DJs and pushing a progressive club sound that adventurously mixes house, techno, Jersey club, footwork, disco, and more, Housepartysea has maintained local residencies at Chop Suey and Kremwerk and continues to play an integral role in keeping the spirit of Seattle's club community alive amidst the backdrop of the pandemic.

January 30th: Mont Duamel

Mont Duamel is a new alias of Montreal-based musician Mathieu Jomphe Lepine, a seasoned Grammy-nominated artist who's stepping more prominently into the spotlight with this recently launched solo project. Previously working under the alias Billboard, Mathieu has worked as a behind-the-scenes producer and songwriter over the past decade for some the biggest names in pop music -- Dua Lipa, Madonna, Shakira, Britney Spears, to name a few -- and has received Grammy nominations for his work on singles with Robyn, Kehlani, and Ariana Grande. Fueled by a desire to explore his own honest musical expressions without external boundaries, Mathieu introduced Mont Duamel in 2020 with his debut mini-album Find Myself. He's recently been trickling out new singles over the past few months in anticipation of his forthcoming Sunshine EP that's slated to be released early 2022. 
 

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