Shoko Igarashi is a Japan-born, Brussels-based electronic producer, saxophonist, and composer. Following the release of her idiosyncratic, anime-inspired 2022 debut album Simple Sentences for Tigersushi Records, Shoko released her sophomore album Project Tenori this past July. Created entirely on the Yamaha Tenori-on synthesizer, the album is a labyrinthian journey that explores the possibilities of the unique electronic instrument that uses light and sound in an interactive fashion.
A collection of songs she discovered this past summer upon shopping at the record shop Pêle-Mêle in Waterloo, Belgium, Shoko Igarashi's exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a cerebral set of adventurous, experimental, and obscure gems that sneaks in tracks by De La Soul, Aphex Twin, and Eartheater amongst its leftfield explorations.
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Intro|
|Takashi Kokubo & Andrea Esperti||Travelling Through The Stars To Gaia|
|Speed Stick||Protect Your Magic|
|De La Soul||Stakes Is High|
|Aphex Twin||(taut )|
|Hessel Veldman||Boezem Ballet|
|Matt Evans||Full Squid|
|Hiele||Explosie - Uitzicht - Moestuin|
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.