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Midnight In A Perfect World: Forest Swords

The alias of Merseyside, UK-based producer Matthew Barnes, Forest Swords has steadily emerged as one of the most exciting artists exploring the darker magnetic fringes of exploratory electronic music, folding numerous genres into his own undefinable sound since debuting in 2009 and unleashing early EPs on No Pain in Pop and Olde English Spelling Bee.Read more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Nite Jewel

Los Angeles artist Ramona Gonzalez launched her Nite Jewel project back in 2008, unveiling a magnetic fusion of dreamy synth-pop, ethereal R&B, woozy funk, and hazy disco on early hotly-tipped releases for Italians Do It Better as well we her own label, Gloriette Records. A prolific artist and active collaborator, Nite Jewel recently released herRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: DJ NHK Guy

DJ NHK Guy is the alias of Seattle-via-Fukuoka electronic producer Jesse Lopez, creator of some of the finest juke/footwork rhythms to emerge locally as well as internationally in the last few years. Fusing a love for disco, J-pop, vaporwave, R&B, and video game soundtracks through frenetic and unpredictable percussive workouts, his distinctive style is onRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: FR FR (Mixed by Matson + HansmJustin)

Spearheaded by recent NYC transplant and longtime Seattle DJ, musician, and writer Andrew Matson alongside Seattle DJ, musician, and designer HansmJustin, FR FR is a low-expectation, low-maintenance monthly rap party currently going down first Saturdays at Speckled + Drake on Capitol Hill. Known for their top-notch track selection, infectious energy, and communal vibe that bringsRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Dauwd

Dauwd is the alias of Dauwd Al Hilali, a US-born, UK-raised, Berlin-based electronic producer who has provided a steady supply of stellar tech-house grooves over the past six years, releasing high-quality EPs for Pictures Music, Ghostly International, and Berlin’s renowned Kompakt Records along the way. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a PerfectRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: ADULT.

Detroit duo Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller have been creating provocative electro/punk music under the alias ADULT. for nearly 20 years, consistently evolving their sound over six studio albums released on revered labels Mute, Ghostly International, Thrill Jockey, as well as their own imprint, Ersatz Audio. Currently in the midst of a stacked USRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Succubass

Succubass is the alias of Seattle-based DJ Jessica Duran, a member of the local TUF collective who’s quickly become well-known for her exceptionally diverse tastes and ability to jump across multiple styles and confidently provide top-notch vibes to a wide range of dancefloor parties. A trusted selector to deftly set the tone for adventurous electronicRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: DJ Sho Nuph

Ever since moving to Seattle from Lansing, Michigan, in 1989, Shomari Shanks (a.k.a. DJ Sho Nuph (f.k.a. Sho Nuff) has been immersed within the local music community, first connecting with seminal 1990s local hip-hop crew Tribal Music before diving into the electronic music scene in the early 2000s. Heavily active within the vibrant jungle/d&b communityRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Jacques Greene

Montreal DJ/producer Jacques Greene has emerged as an integral and innovative artist within the underground electronic music scene since the release of his pivotal debut single, “(Baby I Don’t Know) What You Want”, in late 2010, displaying a cutting-edge style that uniquely infused R&B, progressive UK-centric club styles, and ample amounts of bass into dancefloor-primedRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Tuxedo

Tuxedo is the collaborative project between Michigan-raised, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/producer Mayer Hawthorne and veteran Seattle-based producer Jake One. Bonding over a shared love of early 1980s boogie, disco, funk, and R&B, the pair soon connected to create modern-day jams steeped in this rich, infectious, groovy sound. While the duo originally kept their creations relatively mysterious,Read more…

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