Erik Blood has been a vital figure within Seattle's music community, emerging as a solo artist in 2009 to explore the cosmic intersections of shoegaze, dream-pop, and electro-pop, while frequently displaying his nuanced production talents with local co-conspirators such as Shabazz Palaces, Moondoggies, and THEESatisfaction. Recently winning The Stranger's Genius Award in Music before relocating to Los Angeles, the longtime Seattle-based artist latest album Lost In Slow Motion was another KEXP favorite and a beautiful new entry into his vast catalog. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World showcases his eclectic and sharp ear, beautifully stitching together dusty underground gems that traverse the cinematic outer fringes of electronics, pop, funk, soul, hip-hop, and everything in between, for a transportive and rewarding sonic journey.
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Intro|
|Ryo Kawasaki||Satellite Station (C64)|
|Torch Song||Prepare to Energize (Fong Test)|
|A Certain Ratio||Do the Du|
|Paulo Bagunça e a Tropa Maldita||Olhos Risonhos|
|White Poppy||Darkness Turns to Light|
|Jeunesse d'Ivoire||A Gift of Tears|
|Positively Black||Quiet Storm|
|Silver Jackson||From Another World|
|Dead Can Dance||The Carnival is Over|
|DeVries||Wherever You Are|
|Ennio Morricone||Matto, Caldo, Soldi, Morto...Girotondo (Reprise)|
|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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