Rachika Nayar is a Brooklyn-based guitarist, composer, and electronic producer. Over the course of two full-length albums for NNA Tapes and an EP for RVNG Intl's Commend imprint, she has showcased a fascinating, magnetic, immersive style that places her exquisite guitar work as the primary source for her sound design, then mutates the instrument beyond recognition through layers of digital processing. Her most recent release, 2022's full-length album Heaven Come Crashing, added a kinetic pulse to her sonic palette with a turn towards electronic maximalism and received high praise from publications such as Pitchfork, The Fader, and Stereogum. Pitchfork also recently hailed Rachika as one of "25 New and Rising Artists Shaping the Future of Music in 2023."
Rachika's exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a fantastical display of dynamic soundscapes that drifts across powerful electronic rhythms, blissful ambient passages, and epic guitar theatrics.
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Intro|
|Rachika Nayar||Heaven Come Crashing (feat. maria bc)|
|Howard Shore||Crash (Main Theme)|
|Yoko Kanno||Cyber Bird|
|System F||Out of the Blue (Violin Edit)|
|Evian Christ||Ultra (Young Sherman Remix)|
|Marie Davidson||Lead Sister (Tim Hecker Remix)|
|Rachika Nayar||Heaven Come Crashing (The Sight Below Remix)|
|M83||Beauties Can Die|
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.