Author Archives: DJ Alex

Midnight In A Perfect World: Nick Monaco

San Francisco’s Nick Monaco brings his deep experience within his city’s DJ/nightlife culture into his own carefree, cosmic experimental pop sound, recently found on his album Half Naked for Soul Clap’s Crew Love label. With his teenage years spent throwing all-night parties and diving deep into turntablism, he’s known for bringing a loose and groovyRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Chrissy

Chicago DJ and electronic producer Chrissy (real name Christopher Shively) has been a prolific provider of exciting underground electronic rhythms over the last 10 years. Beginning with his debut EP in 2005 under the Chrissy Murderbot alias, his steady evolution in sound has witnessed multiple new monikers (Chris E Pants, currently just Chrissy) and amassedRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: WD4D

Seattle-based DJ and producer Waylon Dungan (a.k.a. WD4D) has been a staple on the local DJ scene for well over a decade now. Consistently bringing his top-notch song selection, fresh mixing skills, and positive energy to each and every party and mixtape, WD4D also brings his lively, progressive style on his own productions and remixes.Read more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Ca$h Bandicoot

Seattle DJ/producer Ca$h Bandicoot (real name Paco Mejino) has become a fixture on the local club scene over the last couple years, quickly emerging as a stand-out artist with his high-energy, party-starting, forward-looking sound. Deftly blending elements of Jersey and B’more Club with an ear for Ghetto house and cutting-edge global rhythms, his original productions,Read more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Vox Mod

Seattle electronic musician Scot Porter, a.k.a. Vox Mod, has been a local favorite on KEXP’s airwaves ever since his breakout 2013 album SYN​-​ÆSTHETIC showcased his dense, celestial, epic style of spaced-out, synth-heavy electronic/rock jams. Hot on the heels of releasing his new album, Pure Consciousness, Vox Mod swings by KEXP to share a high-energy mixRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: et aliae

Raised in Singapore and currently based in London, et aliae is a talented pianist, electronic producer and composer who makes refined and progressive electronic pop. Her debut song came out in 2014 as part of Ryan Hemsworth’s initial Secret Songs compilation, leading to a significant rise in her profile, soon applying her sonic touch onRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Scratchmaster Joe

Seattle’s Joe Martinez brings old-school skills into a contemporary world every time he gets behind his beloved turntables as Scratchmaster Joe to unleash his wildly unpredictable sets. The renowned turntablist has competed in DJ battles all over the world, and his workmanlike philosophy towards DJ culture has found Scratchmaster Joe hosting a multitude of DJRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Shigeto

Detroit’s Zach Saginaw, a.k.a. Shigeto, has been crafting immaculate and unique music over the past half-decade, most notably and consistently for revered American electronic music label Ghostly International. With a heavy jazz background, a strong love for hip-hop, and prodigious skills as an electronic producer, Shigeto combines these different influences to create a stunning liveRead more…

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Live Video: Manatee Commune

Just about a month ago, I had the honor of hosting a special all-electronic edition of KEXP’s local show, Audioasis, to showcase some of the finest electronic sounds coming from the Pacific Northwest! We did two live in-studio performances, including a video session with 21 year-old Bellingham-based artist Manatee Commune. Dude creates sublime ambient/chillwave/downtempo/classical songsRead more…

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KEXP’s Top Ten Picks for Decibel Festival 2013

Kicking off this Wednesday, September 25th is the 10th annual Decibel Festival! First off, congratulations to Decibel’s founder/director Sean Horton and the dB crew for bringing this festival into double digits. Continuing to grow and amaze each year into a well-oiled, world-class electronic music and arts event, the 5-day festival has become a massive reasonRead more…

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