GEMS is the blossoming musical duo of LA-via-DC artists Lindsay Pitts and Clifford John Usher. Their recent debut full length album, Kill The One You Love, has quickly become a KEXP favorite, with the record's brilliant lead single, "Living As A Ghost", handsomely showcasing their rich and dreamy mixture of shoegaze, electronic-pop, and R&B styles. Their exclusive mix for Midnight In A Perfect World finds them piecing together timeless tracks from the 1980s and 1990s that reveal a heavy dose of their sonic inspirations and nostalgic favorites.
|Midnight In A Perfect World||Intro|
|The English Beat||Mirror In The Bathroom|
|Billy Idol||Eyes Without a Face|
|Kate Bush||Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)|
|Mark Isham||Man Before the Mirror|
|Cocteau Twins||When Mama Was Moth|
|Tears For Fears||Pale Shelter|
|The Church||Under the Milky Way|
|Mazzy Star||Blue Light|
|Primitive Radio Gods||Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand|
|Thomas Newman||American Beauty|
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.
Rap Class is the alias of Portland's John Kammerle, a vast resource of knowledge and skills as a DJ, a chameleonic and exploratory electronic producer, a school music teacher, and also a founding member of the beloved Dropping Gems collective. While he's offered up his own productions on releases...