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Midnight in a Perfect World

KEXP's weekly guest DJ mix show is a multi-genre program featuring eclectic sets by a rotating cast of local, national, and international DJs and artists. Every late Sunday night at midnight, a guest DJ outside of KEXP's on-air talent will take you on an hour-long journey through their record collection to showcase their unique sonic vision of a Midnight In A Perfect World.
Check out the archives of previous exclusive mixes here, and check out the upcoming schedule below:





October 2nd: Mr. Linden

Mr. Linden is the alias of Jeremy Linden, an Alaska-raised, Seattle-based DJ, designer, and producer who's an integral part of the local underground electronic music community. His childhood dream of becoming a DJ was achieved when he became involved in college radio, yet it was Alaska's surprisingly healthy rave scene that fueled his desire to DJ live at parties, and this passion has burned bright ever since. With his decades-deep love for dance music, Jeremy's eclectic crates and versatile taste allows him to play music appropriate for any party, and he's a tireless supporter of DJ and nightlife culture. He's currently the Creative Director at Underscore Recordings, one-half of the DJ duo "Lo|Key" with Underscore label-mate Hector J. Rodriguez, and a resident at beloved local parties Train Car House Party, Soft Option, and Back of the House, the last of which he co-hosts with the rest of team Underscore. 

photo by Milton Arellano


October 9th: Say She She

Composed of Piya Malik, Sabrina Mileo Cunningham, and Nya Gazelle Brown, Say She She are a Brooklyn-based "discodelic soul" trio and one of this year's most exciting new acts. Pulling sounds from every corner of their deep record collections, their music is a multi-dimensional, multicultural, multi-instrumental collaborative melting pot. The group emerged earlier this year with their debut single "Forget Me Not," an irresistible slice of nostalgic soul, timeless funk, fuzzy disco, and the pristine pop of 1970's girl groups. Following a steady string of stellar singles, their debut album Prism arrives October 7th via Karma Chief Records and features contributions by current and former members of the Dap-Kings, The Extraordinaires, Orgone, The Shacks, Chicano Batman, Antibalas, and more.  

photo by Canh Nguyen


October 16th: grymnk

The alter-ego of Seattle's Vicky Peterson, grymnk has become one of the Pacific Northwest's most liveliest, unique, and in-demand DJs. Never one for predictability, their DJ sets are full of stimulating percussion, low frequency bass, distinct harmonies, and bewildering polyrhythms. With their sharp ears, deft mixing, and adventurous ability to break free of the constraints of four on the floor monotony, grymnk is a regular fixture at Seattle's Kremwerk complex, supporting forward-thinking artists such as Nikki Nair, Ayesha, Object Blue, and Azu Tiwaline.

photo by Fehti Sahraoul


October 23rd: Imarhan

Hailing from the city of Tamanrasset, Imarhan are an Algerian quintet captivating audiences with their transportive Tuareg desert blues. Drawing upon traditional Tuareg music, African ballads, and the modern pop and rock music that the band heard growing up, the group originally formed in 2008 and would eventually release their eponymous debut album in 2016 on City Slang Records, a renowned German label that also helped present Imarhan's third studio album Aboogi earlier this year. Imarhan are embarking upon a massive North American tour throughout the entire month of October that includes a stop at Seattle's Tractor Tavern on October 3rd. 

photo by Martin Perry


October 30th: GIDEÖN

London's GIDEÖN has been immersed in the underground electronic music scene for three decades now, driven largely by his first and greatest love: house music. Following years of being an in-demand DJ and event organizer with residencies at some of Europe's biggest queer club nights, GIDEÖN launched the HOMO-CENTRIC RECORDS imprint at the beginning of September 2022 with his first single “Aaron Carl Lives On,” an anthemic dancefloor track that pays homage to the late great queer black electronic artist Aaron Carl, and serves as the lead track off GIDEÖN'S forthcoming debut EP Ritmo that will be released on October 28th. Through his label, GIDEÖN aims to highlight the LGBTQIA+ heritage of house music and will be driven by an intent to “re-establish the lines of queer musical tradition at the heart of House Music, lost to AIDS and the recent capitalist desecration of dance music.”