Author Archives: DJ Alex

Midnight In A Perfect World: Saint Etienne

Influential British trio and longtime KEXP favorites Saint Etienne released a wonderful cover of Neil Young’s song “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” as their breakout debut single nearly 30 years ago, and they’re still going strong today. With each new release, they continue to find ways to tweak and perfect their sophisticated blend ofRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Sudan Archives

Sudan Archives is the alias of Cincinnati-bred, LA-based singer, songwriter, violinist, and producer Brittney Denise Parks. Recently releasing her self-titled debut EP this past summer on Stones Throw Records, her mesmerizing blend of Sudanese and West African influences with R&B and electronic production has made her one of the standout new artists of 2017. HerRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: T.Wan

T.Wan is Seattle native Tiffany Wan, a member of the TUF collective and a steadfast devotee of the ideal dance floor vibe. Her heart beats excitedly to acid-tinged rhythms, jacking Chicago and Detroit house, seductively pulsating disco, and nearly anything with hand drums. Trusted behind the decks to set the tone for an eclectic rangeRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: DJ Taye

DJ Taye — the alias of Chicago native Dante Sanders — is a member of the revered Teklife crew, joining the influential collective of juke/footwork artists in 2010 at the age of 16. His head-spinning beats, booming bass, and frantically cut-up samples proudly exemplify Teklife’s genre-defining sound, and have also captured the ears of BritishRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Sweatson Klank

Sweatson Klank is the alias of Los Angeles-based electronic producer Tom Wilson, also previously known as Take. He’s a veteran of the underground beat scene with releases for revered labels such as Brainfeeder, Project Mooncircle, Alpha Pup, and All City Records. He’s consistently evolving his cutting-edge fusion of instrumental hip-hop beats with slick electronic flavors.Read more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Amber Mark

Amber Mark is a blossoming NYC-based vocalist making waves in the music world with her stunning voice and vibrant sound that blends R&B, pop, soul, dancehall, and various club styles. She just released her impressive debut mini-album 3:33am, recently appeared on stand-out singles by DJDS, Demo Taped, and Wilma Archer, and is currently wrapping upRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Brother Ali & Last Word

Minneapolis MC, community activist, and KEXP favorite Brother Ali has been a fixture within the hip-hop community for the past 17 years. He debuted on his long-time label Rhymesayers in the year 2000 with Rites Of Passage, the first of six studio albums that have showcased his deeply personal, socially conscious, and inspiring brand ofRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Kristen Dalen

Kristen Dalen is a Seattle-based visual artist, DJ, and classically-trained violinist known for their versatile and deft talents behind the decks, dynamically weaving through the finest in minimal techno, dub, and dark warehouse jams. Also an affiliate of the underground label and collective Blankstairs, Dalen has shared stages with world-class techno acts such as SilentRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Eddie Bermuda

Eddie Bermuda is the alias of Eddie Sumlin, a DJ and producer originally from the Pacific Northwest, with strong roots in the Tacoma area, who currently calls Los Angeles his home base. Known for his smooth DJ sets that explore house, disco, soul, hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and anything fresh in-between, he co-hosts a monthly radioRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Washed Out

The alias of Georgia native Ernest Greene, Washed Out burst on to the music scene in 2009 with his defining and refreshing chillwave sound, and he’s been a staple on KEXP’s airwaves ever since. His style has evolved over the years, exploring various shades of dreamy and psychedelic electronic pop. Seattle label Sub Pop RecordsRead more…

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