Midnight In A Perfect World: kelz

Midnight In A Perfect World
Alex Ruder
photo by Diane Lac

kelz is the alias of Kelly Truong, an emerging Vietnamese-American vocalist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist currently making waves with her magnetic and dreamy indie pop songs that blend warm electronic production, meditative guitar picking, and airy vocals. Sharing her debut single "Passerby" in 2019 and an early demo of her recent standout single "Guitar + Peaches" in 2020, kelz soon signed to Bayonet Records who just released her debut full-length album 5am And I Can't Sleep on May 6th.

Describing her mix as "dreamy," "mellow," and full of "electronic waves," kelz's exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World is a blissful journey through lo-fi house grooves, low-key bedroom R&B, pillowy pop, and more. These are songs that she often plays when she can't sleep in order to try to fall asleep, but she just ends up staying awake and getting lost in the music. Perfect late-night sounds for the restless music lover.

Artist Title
Midnight In A Perfect World Intro
DJ Houseplants All Those Nights
Kelly Lee Owens Evolution
The Gradients Project Pink
Willow Beats Blue
Toro y Moi New House
godchild Speaking in Tongues
Ólafur Arnalds they sink (TOKiMONSTA Remix)
Ross from Friends High Energy
glue70 What You Want
Qrion Mizu
Golden Vessel Stairwell (cln Remix)
Cosmo's Midnight Snare (feat. Wild Eyed Boy)
Bladee I Think...
Lala & faml1y dizzy (remix)
HNNY Most Pretty Girls Have Pretty Ugly Feet
dj poolboi we can be happy


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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