A 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. Check out the archives of previous exclusive mixes here, and check out the upcoming schedule below:
DJ Houseplants is the alias of Seattle-based DJ, producer, and designer Justin Av. A bit of a musical chameleon, he was originally a drummer in power violence bands as a teenager before launching the multi-faceted HansmJustin moniker to spin rap at festivals and clubs around town, produce beats for the local scene, and create his own trap-leaning rap songs. Under his new DJ Houseplants guise, Justin creates addictive lo-fi house tunes with an introspective touch, recently catching the ears at Melbourne-based label clipp.art Records who just released his label debut EP titled Root Bound.
Ever since their formation at the turn of the millennium, British band Hot Chip have been staples on KEXP's airwaves, at premier festivals, and in major venues worldwide thanks to their sharp, sophisticated, and infectious style of synth-pop. Although best known for their critically-adored albums, which includes their 7th studio album Melody of Love that came out earlier this year, Hot Chip are also renowned DJs who have previously contributed to iconic DJ mix series DJ-Kicks and Bugged Out.
girl in red is the alias of 20 year-old Norwegian musician Marie Ulven. She launched the project in 2017 and quickly built a devoted online fan base through a string of heartfelt bedroom pop songs that lyrically tackle the excitement and anxiety around teenage queer love. She's showing no signs of slowing down in 2019 — this month she'll be releasing her highly-anticipated EP chapter 2 on September 6th and doing an extensive North American headlining tour with a stop in Seattle at Crocodile on September 23rd.
The music project of Claire Cottrill, Clairo has quickly ascended from shy bedroom musician to main-stage headliner to become one of the biggest breakout artists of the past few years. Catapulting off the viral success of her lo-fi pop gem "Pretty Girl" in 2017, she's established herself as a legitimate force in the pop world thanks to her stunning voice, powerful lyrics, and ability to work within a wide range of styles. This summer she released her debut album Immunity and will soon be embarking on a massive world tour that includes a stop in Seattle at Showbox SoDo on October 8th.