Midnight in a Perfect World: USF

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photo by Paige Smith

Seattle's Jason Baxter & Kyle Hargus craft colorful electronic music under the moniker USF, rising up with the pioneering chillwave album Ocean Sunbirds in 2009 as Universal Studios Florida. They've been unleashing more club-inspired jams on a string of EPs under the shortened alias, most recently on this summer's vibrant, kaleidoscopic OASISM EP on Ceremony Recordings. Their exclusive DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World is split up into two distinctive halves, kicking off with Jason storming through some of his favorite funky, uptempo, house-leaning club jams before Kyle provides the post-club soundtrack with more cerebral, spacious, celestial cuts. Top-notch track selection from start-to-finish.

Just BlazeBehold! (Exhibit J)
SadeI Will Be Your Friend (Unknown Remix)
Timmy ThomasWhy Can't We Live Together (DJDS Edit)
Dan ShakeTo The Love
Kim Ann FoxmanCreature (A/JUS/TED Dub)
Torn HawkShe Happens
Moon BGulls
Mikael SeifuBrass
Mark McGuireEarth Grid (Activation)
USFInterview / 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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