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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:

 

 

 


MAY 2022 SCHEDULE

photo by Nick McKinlay

 

May 1st: Harvey Sutherland

Melbourne's Mike Katz has been steadily crafting his own unique "neurotic funk" sound through his moniker Harvey Sutherland for nearly 10 years now. Dropping his debut release Nexus on cassette tape in 2013, Harvey has been an in-demand DJ, producer, remixer, collaborator, and bandleader since then. He's opened up on tours for Hot Chip and Khruangbin and provided official remixes for the likes of Disclosure, Khruangbin, Tycho, Cut Copy, Franc Moody, and Genesis Owusu. Following this long run of hotly-tipped remixes and EPs, Harvey Sutherland releases his debut album Boy on April 29th via House Anxiety Records.

photo by Diane Lac

 

May 8th: Kelz

Kelz is the alias of Kelly Truong, an emerging Vietnamese-American vocalist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist currently making waves with her magnetic and dreamy indie pop songs that blend warm electronic production, meditative guitar picking, and airy vocals. Sharing her debut single "Passerby" in 2019 and an early demo of her recent standout single "Guitar + Peaches" in 2020, Kelz soon signed to Bayonet Records who will be releasing her debut full-length album 5am And I Can't Sleep on May 6th.

photo by Miriam Marlene

 

May 15th: Ging

Ging is the newly adopted alias of revered musician and producer Adam King Feeney. Formerly known over the past decade as Frank Dukes, he’s collaborated closely with some of the biggest names in hip-hop, pop, and R&B as a producer, curator, and trusted helper. He’s also the mastermind behind the innovative Kingsway Music Library – a collection of his own original productions that have provided the defining samples behind some of the most iconic beats of the 2010s. Operating as Frank Dukes for over 20 years, Adam unveiled his final release under the alias in November 2021 with The Way Of Ging, a symbolic severance that coincided with the dissolution of a 10-year relationship with his wife and mother of his children. Now stepping into the spotlight as Ging, the artist fka Frank Dukes is creating music strictly for himself for the first time. His early 2022 singles “Can You See Me” and “Dear Boy” are the first signs of his forthcoming debut full-length album, both tracks showcasing an intimate, fuzzy, and magnetic pop sound full of wide-eyed emotion and raw beauty.

photo by Katja Ruge

 

May 22nd: Tensnake

German electronic producer Marco Niemerski, better known under his alias Tensnake, has been a steady supplier of addictive dancefloor anthems for over 15 years. While he made his debut in 2006 with the 'Restless' EP, Tensnake's productions reached euphoric heights in the late 2000's and early 2010's with a run of inescapable underground hits for revered labels Running Back and Permanent Vacation that peaked with the massive 2010 single "Coma Cat," an irresistible slice of disco-influenced house that brought Tensnake's name into the upper echelons of the electronic music scene. A chameleonic and eclectic musician at heart, Tensnake has explored various electronic-tinted styles over the past decade on his two full-length albums Glow and L.A., the latter recently receiving an expansive remix collection titled L.A. Noir featuring contributions from longtime dancefloor cohorts such as Tiger & Woods, Gerd Janson, Jozef K, Phil Gerus, and more. 

photo by Katrin Braga

 

May 29th: x/o

x/o is the solo alias of Veron Xio, a Vietnamese-Canadian electronic music producer, performer, filmmaker, and visual artist who spends time between Berlin and their native city of Vancouver, BC. Their music focuses on disrupting gender binaries through audiovisual storytelling, hyper-feminine/masculine tropes, and butterfly evolution allegories to build new worlds exploring nuances in duality and cyclical emotions. Five years after making their debut with the Cocoon Egg EP on experimental UK label Quantum Natives, x/o emerged with the captivating full-length album Chaos Butterfly released in early April 2022 on the Berlin-based label Precious Metals.

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