Anika is the stage name of British-born, frequently Berlin-based singer, songwriter, and political journalist Annika Henderson, a magnetic vocalist and writer that emerged as a solo artist in 2010 with releases on Portishead member Geoff Barrow's Invada Records as well as the highly revered Stones Throw Records. Anika now fronts the four-piece band Exploded View, a new project backed by a trio of veteran musicians she met during her Mexican live debut in 2014, and they just unveiled their debut album of haunting and groovy improvisational post-punk jams this summer on Sacred Bones Records. Her guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a special all 7" vinyl set that showcases gems from her record collection while simultaneously displaying many of her sonic inspirations. As she fittingly prefaces, "It's a bit crackly but it's real life ;)"
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Intro|
|Tones on Tail||Happiness|
|Cabaret Voltaire||Drink Your Poison|
|Talking Heads||Seen And Not Seen|
|The Fall||Various Times|
|Public Image Ltd.||No Birds Do Sing|
|Jane Birkin||Black White|
|Flying Lizards||Money (Instrumental)|
|Delta 5||Now That You’re Gone|
|Xoki and Hieronymus||Butter Bridge|
|Folerio||You're So Precious|
|James Pants||Drug Room|
|Marianne Faithfull||Come and Stay With Me|
|Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf||Raquel|
|Mayer Hawthorne and the County||Just Ain't Gonna Work Out|
Midnight in a Perfect World, KEXP's weekly hour-long guest DJ show, airs Fridays at midnight. This multi-genre program features eclectic sets by a rotating cast of international and local DJ’s, each building upon a party vibe to kick off your weekend. Midnight in a perfect world is made possible with support from New Belgium Brewing.
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