Midnight in a Perfect World: Kilamanzego

Midnight In A Perfect World
Alex Ruder
photo by Megan Matuzak

Pronounced "kill a man's ego," Kilamanzego is a queer experimental electronic musician, vocalist, and DJ based in Philadelphia. Forming punk, jazz, hardcore, and ska bands in her youth, her musical interests expanded to leftfield electronic sound design that draws inspiration from her eclectic musical background. Her primary focus is advocating for artists with marginalized identities, especially in the electronic music scene, and she has performed on major festival stages such as Red Rocks and Shambhala Fest, alongside artists Clozee, Black Coffee, DOMi and JD Beck, Purity Ring, and Four Tet. Her adventurous second EP Black Weirdo was just released on July 28th on Get Better Records.

Kilamanzego's exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a brilliant journey through magnetic beats and provocative productions from Black creatives whose experimentation across genres shines bright, covering everything from bouncy funk to thrashing drums and progressive jazz.

Artist Title
Midnight in a Perfect World Intro
Kilamanzego Remember Myself
Flume x Godly the Ruler Daze 22.00 x supernova
Angry BlackMen Atomic!
papa mbye tell me things
Doechii Crazy (DJ Gay Z Remix)
Jon Casey Nosedive
madam data & savan depaul Black Singapore
Massive Attack Paradise Circus
Noisia & Skrillex Horizon (Moore Kismet Remix)
Shygirl Little Bit
TNGHT Dollaz
Amal Sneaky (feat. TAH)
Kilamanzego Irregular
Naughta Dangerous (DNB Remix)
Dua Saleh Warm Pants
Flying Lotus And the World Laughs With You (feat. Thom Yorke)
Xzavier Stone Give Me Sum
Death Grips The Fever (Aye Aye)
UNIIQU3 Do What I Want
Thundercat Daylight
Moor Mother & billy woods Furies
So Sus Mixed Emotions
ZORA Runnitup
Cities Aviv FOOL
Jay Daniel Dew
Kilamanzego Black Weirdo VIP


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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