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Midnight in a Perfect World

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:


Battles // photo by Chris Shonting


February 7th: Battles

New York City band Battles have been pushing the boundaries of experimental rock music for the past 15 years, constantly innovating and exploring new sounds over the course of 4 full-length albums and numerous EPs. Currently a duo comprised of guitarist Ian Williams and drummer John Stanier, Battles released their 4th album titled Juice B Crypts this past October on their longtime label Warp Records. The album addd another dynamic and vital entry in their impressive catalog and featured guest collaborations with Shabazz Palaces, tUnE-yArDs, and Xenia Rubinos. 

'nohup' // photo by Kate Van Ness


February 14th: 'nohup'

‘nohup’ is the alias of Bobby Azarbayejani, a Seattle-based multimedia artist, producer, and DJ.  Inspired by the radical inclusivity of the Seattle scene, their work is focused on finding a sense of comfort in discomfort, and introducing a sense of joy and levity when faced with darkness. Through their musical and multimedia projects, they hope to poke fun at rave culture while paying homage to the rich history it provides.

FaltyDL // photo by Maxwell Schiano


February 21st: FaltyDL

FaltyDL is the alias of Brooklyn-based electronic producer Drew Lustman, a versatile and highly-revered artist who has put out releases since the late aughts for labels such as Ninja Tune, Planet-Mu, Rush Hour, and his own imprint Blueberry Records. In addition to his stacked discography, he has also toured with James Blake, opened up for Radiohead, and been invited to contribute remixes for artists such as The xx, Seun Kuti, Toro Y Moi, and Disclosure. Most recently, FaltyDL executive produced the forthcoming Mykki Blanco album, which was produced almost entirely by FaltyDL and features guest contributions from a wide variety of artists including ANOHNI, Kelsey Lu, Jónsi, Saul Williams, MNEK, and Devendra Banhart. In regards to his new exclusive DJ mix for KEXP, FaltyDL says, "I’ve tried to capture in a 'therapists hour' my musical influences going into 2020 and what I listened to in the past two years working on various projects. There couldn’t possibly be a better home than Midnight in a Perfect World for these musical thoughts."



February 28th: CocoRosie

Few acts have been as captivating over the past 15 years as CocoRosie, a bewitching and fascinating duo comprised of sisters Bianca "Coco" and Sierra "Rosie" Casady. Ever since their 2004 debut album, CocoRosie have been exploring a whimsical, ethereal, and constantly shifting sonic realm that has touched upon lo-fi freak-folk, dreamy synth-pop, operatic hip-hop, cinematic avant-pop, and everything in between. After a couple years of silence, CocoRosie returned late last year with the new singles "Lamb and the Wolf" and "Smash My Head" and kicked off 2020 with the new single "Aloha Friday," all early tastes of their upcoming 7th studio album titled Put The Shine On that will be released on March 6th.

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