Midnight In A Perfect World: J.Phlip

San Francisco-based DJ/producer Jessica Phillippe, a.k.a. J.Phlip, has been a force in the underground club circuit for over a decade now, establishing herself as one of the savviest selectors and precise mixers behind the decks as well as a crafty technician as a producer. Ever since her debut single in 2008 for Claude VonStroke’s Dirtybird Records, she’s been the leading lady of the powerhouse tech-house label, and a steady provider of body-moving experiences all over the world as a globe-trotting DJ, electronic producer, and in-demand remixer. Her exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a top-notch showcasing her refined ear for underground gems and her talents of seamlessly blending tracks for optimal dancefloor pleasure.

Artist Song
Midnight in a Perfect World Intro
Ben Pearce Pomelo (Dub)
Delta Funktionen Phantom
Terron No. 17 Governing
Marshall Applewhite Kick Back
DJ Deeon vs. Green Velvet Everybody Want A Headhunter (JM Re-Edit)
Pametex Laque
Tanka Fickle
Acre / Filter Dread Trashed
Unknown Artist “Secret Rare Vinyl Find”
Tanka Prima$
Marshall Applewhite In Need Of Control
Ashworth Thirst
Ed Davenport More Red Lights
ItaloJohnson 09 – Side A
Sepehr Concrete
Ashworth Money
Marshall Applewhite Hey Girl
Blured Life And Bad Girls
Marshall Applewhite Sharevari
Midnight in a Perfect World Outro

Midnight in a Perfect World, KEXP’s weekly hour-long guest DJ show, airs Fridays at midnight. This multi-genre program features eclectic sets by a rotating cast of international and local DJ’s, each building upon a party vibe to kick off your weekend. Midnight in a perfect world is made possible with support from New Belgium Brewing.

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Live Video: Kyle Craft

photo by Renata Steiner (view set)

Kyle Craft leads a storied life. The Portland-based singer-songwriter trails with him a cast misfit characters and messed up relationships from his former home in Shreveport, Louisiana, to populate is his rollicking full-length debut, Dolls Of Highland. He also carries with him a sound with a past of its own, from the smoky bars and pool halls of the American South to the glam rock pioneers a continent away, and a future to look toward to, thanks to his epic voice. Recently, Kyle brought his full band to perform in KEXP’s new studio. If whirlwind songs like of “Eye of a Hurricane” and “Pentecost” don’t sweep you up, then there’s no saving you. Watch the full session now:

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Song of the Day: Bombino – Akhar Zaman (This Moment)

Kevin Cole with Bombino // photo by Melissa Wax

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Akhar Zaman (This Moment)” by Bombino from his 2016 album, Azel, on Partisan Records.

Bombino – Akhar Zaman (This Moment) (MP3)

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Please Help Someone Who Needs Your Help


You still have time to donate… to someone else who needs your help.

All of us at KEXP are still reeling from the tragic events in Orlando on Sunday morning. How do you respond to the worst mass shooting in U.S. history? To a hate crime beyond belief?

By offering your help.

The nonprofit LGBT civil rights organization Equality Florida is collecting donations to help the victims of the shooting at Pulse Nightclub. Please help the people of Orlando and make your gift of any amount to them.

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Wednesday Music News

photo by Matthew B. Thompson

  • Following a carefree, celebratory set at the Sasquatch! Music Festival as Big Grams, Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter strip back down to Phantogram for their forthcoming full-length, Three. Get a taste with a video for the first single “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore,” directed by Grant Singer (the Weeknd, Future, Skrillex). Carter tells Pitchfork, the song “is kind of about this feeling of everything being redundant and nothing being good enough. Metaphorically, it’s about addiction. It’s also about certain things that we see in culture, pop culture, and even music that we find redundant, that we’ve always kind of strayed away from as a group.” Phantogram perform at the Paramount Theatre on Friday, October 7th. [Pitchfork]

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KEXP Celebrates Juneteenth

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in June 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. It was on June 19th that the Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free, two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Commemorating that date, Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in most states. It is different from July 4th’s Independence Day, which celebrates our country’s freedom from England and outside rule, in that Juneteenth celebrates freedom within America’s borders.

Today, Juneteenth isn’t just a commemoration of a specific injustice in our history, but a celebration of coming to terms and making right injustice, a celebration of freedom from within our borders and a continuation of building bridges and stirring of the great pot that makes this country what it is today. There are celebrations in every major city and state, from Texas to Minnesota, to Indiana and Georgia, Illinois, New York, and in more than a few minor ones. Most mark the occasions with parades, picnics, bbq’s, prayer services and music. KEXP will honor the day with a full day of variety and specialty programming spanning genres, starting with Johnny Horn’s Preaching the Blues (9am-12pm) through the afternoon with hosts Stevie Zoom (12-3pm) and guest host Riz Rollins (1-2pm), late afternoon with Quilty 3000 (3-6pm) and a guest spot from Larry Mizell Jr. (4-5pm). We continue with Larry Mizell Jr’s Street Sounds (6-9pm) and close of the day with Expansions with me, Riz Rollins (9pm-Midnight), for a full day of celebration.

I will also be joining Kevin Cole on Friday, June 17th, on the Afternoon Show to preview Sunday’s programming, while mixing music to inform and entertain the afternoon listening masses!

As per usual with all of the programming on KEXP, we invite you to join and celebrate with us that day, or enjoy us in our streaming archives at kexp.org.

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Live Video: Bleached

photo by Amber Knecht (view set)

The city of Los Angeles has always been a backdrop for west coast punk band Bleached: there’s a fun-in-the-sun melodic sound paired with a gritty Sunset Strip side. But on their latest album, Welcome the Worms, they escaped to Joshua Tree to find inspiration. “It’s funny, because when we would go to the desert, that’s where I could actually think and hear my thoughts,” noticed frontwoman Jennifer Clavin. With the noise and lights behind them, and with support from her sister/guitarist Jessica and bassist Micayla Grace, Clavin has penned her most honest album to date, tackling subjects from alcohol abuse to unhealthy relationships. Watch Clavin channel the fierceness of Joan Jett behind a Go-Go’s-style beat in this kick-ass KEXP in-studio session:

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Song of the Day: Mountains and Rainbows – See How They Run

photo by Justine Tobiasz

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “See How They Run” by Mountains and Rainbows from the 2016 album Particles on Castle Face Records.

Mountains and Rainbows – See How They Run (MP3)

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Celebrate With Us at KEXP’s Father’s Day Dance Party

At KEXP, Father’s Day ain’t just for fathers – it’s for loving parents and children of all types to celebrate life and family in an open and caring environment. This Sunday, join us for KEXP’s annual Father’s Day Dance Party at our new home at Seattle Center, featuring fun, crafts, pizza dough tossing and, of course, dancing for the whole family.

To accomodate nap times and make room for more families to attend, this year we’re offering two separate parties, one from 10AM to 12:30PM, featuring KEXP DJ Riz and a parade led by DJ El Toro, and another at 1PM to 3:30PM, with KEXP DJ Darek Mazzone and breakdancing with members of DogPound Bboy Crew. Bring your kids and come to one or both.

Tickets are just $7 for one party or $12 for both parties, and babes in arms are free. Find out how to get your tickets here.
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Tuesday Music News

photo by Matthew B. Thompson

  • Last weekend, Disclosure headlined their Wild Life music festival in Brighton, UK. During their performance they premiered a new song called “Boss.” You can get a pretty good feel for the song thanks to some fan footage. Hopefully a studio version will be out soon. [Pitchfork]

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