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.
February 2nd: Groundislava
Groundislava is the alias of Jasper Patterson, a Los Angeles-based electronic producer and founding member of the Wedidit Collective alongside his friends Shlohmo, RL Grime, and D33J (pronounced "DEEJ"). His self-titled debut arrived in 2011, introducing listeners to his nostalgic and immersive beats that are propelled by a love for video game soundtracks, retro synthesizers, instrumental hip-hop and house music, as well as a passion for science-fiction movies. This month he just released his brand new fifth album Groundislava II, a "lost sequel" to his breakout debut album.
February 9th: Vagabond Superstar
Vagabond Superstar is the alias of Seattle-via-Chicago DJ Devlin Jenkins, a member of the Board of Deacons DJ crew (which includes KEXP's own DJ Riz) and an affiliate of the Late Night Munchies label. A veteran behind the decks that's been rocking parties for over 20 years, his sets are rooted in hip-hop and house but he's well-known for unpredictable dancefloor sets that bridge the gap between multiple genres while keeping a distinct underground vibe.
February 16th: Rhye
Originally a duo shrouded in mystery and intrigue, Rhye has since shifted and revealed itself as a project led by Los Angeles-based Canadian singer/songwriter Mike Milosh. Following their critically-acclaimed and popularly-adored debut album Woman in 2013, Rhye just returned with their highly-anticipated sophomore album Woman at the beginning of this month, adding another seductive entry of R&B-tinged electro-pop into his catalog. For his Midnight in a Perfect World mix, Rhye has pieced together a special set of love songs in celebration of Valentine's Day.
February 23rd: Househead Samira
She's only released two tracks so far, yet Paris-based Tunisian DJ/producer Samira Benamia aka Househead Samira is already turning heads with her high-energy house tracks. Currently putting the final touches on her debut EP that will be released this summer on London-based label Moveltraxx, 2018 appears to be a big year for this exciting up-and-coming artist.