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Midnight In A Perfect World: Yumi Zouma

Yumi Zouma are four friends that originally grew up together in Christchurch, New Zealand, found themselves in three cities (New York, Paris, Auckland) upon graduating from high school, yet reconnected over the internet to create their charming debut EP in 2014. Their romantic, nostalgia-tinged dream-pop quickly won over fans all over the world, leading toRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: CCL

CCL is Cecilia Corsano-Leopizzi, a DJ and visual artist based in Seattle, born in London, and with formidable roots in the underground scenes of Bristol and Rome. A prolific and impactful contributor to Seattle’s electronic music community, CCL is one of the core team members behind Decibel Festival and CORRIDOR festival, is a part ofRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: DJ ZAI

DJ ZAI is the alias of Seattle native Isaiah Hinojosa, a self-taught vinyl DJ that strives to connect the dots between a variety of global club sounds every time he gets behind the decks. With a refined taste that covers a wide range of genres and tempos, he can frequently be found spinning at progressiveRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Melenie

Melenie Yap Chesneau, or simply Melenie, has long been one of the Seattle’s most trusted resources for quality music. A tireless networker dedicated to connecting people with top-shelf music, Melenie has handled a multitude of roles within the local music community. Her passion for promoting shows, producing events, and pushing good music eventually landed herRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: High+Tight DJs (Mixed by Carlos R)

The crew behind High+Tight have been staples within Seattle’s electronic music community for well over a decade, all heavily involved within Decibel Festival during its heydays, and currently spearheading some of the city’s best underground parties that attract highly-touted national and international headlining DJs. Revolving around the sharp ears and deep knowledge of Carlos RuizRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: R-Pal

R-Pal is the DJ alias of Seattle’s Rachel Kramer. Active on the local DJ scene since first getting behind the decks in 2013, Rachel currently runs a cassette mixtape series called Technodad alongside KEXP’s own DJ Sharlese and is a member of Seattle’s TUF, a female/non-binary/trans collective based in the digital realms of art andRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Perera Elsewhere

Perera Elsewhere is the solo alias of Sasha Perera, a London-born, Berlin-based Sri Lankan singer/songwriter/producer that also fronts the futuristic electronic/pop trio Jahcoozi. Debuting the Perera Elsewhere moniker in 2013 with an EP of adventurous, sophisticated, and modernized trip-hop for Los Angeles’ Friends of Friends, the label is now gearing up to release her sophomoreRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: OCnotes

Born Otis Calvin III, OCnotes is an artist, musician, DJ, author, motivational speaker, and vibrant figure active within Seattle’s music scene since the turn of the decade. A chameleonic artist who records as a solo entity, as one-half of Metal Chocolates, and through his countless collaborations, OCnotes is also known for his wildly unpredictable andRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Michael Mayer

Michael Mayer is an internationally renowned electronic producer, DJ, and in-demand remixer, as well as a co-founder of the influential German label Kompakt Records. Based in Cologne, Mayer works under his own name and as one-half of SuperMayer, consistently displaying under either guise his refined mixture of tech-house and cerebral pop. His latest solo album,Read more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Reverend Dollars

Seattle-based DJ and producer Reverend Dollars (aka Renee Jarreau Greene) is the founder and co-organizer of the Darqness queer and trans people of color arts collective and the organizer of Soul-Fi. Her work focuses on bringing together marginalized black, trans, queer, and people of color communities through the mediums of music and dance. After aRead more…

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