Midnight in a Perfect World: GEMS

Midnight In A Perfect World
photo by Kristen Wrzesniewski

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 WorldIntro
The English BeatMirror In The Bathroom
Billy IdolEyes Without a Face
Kate BushRunning Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
EnyaCaribbean Blue
Mark IshamMan Before the Mirror
Cocteau TwinsWhen Mama Was Moth
Janet JacksonRunaway
Tears For FearsPale Shelter
The ChurchUnder the Milky Way
Mazzy StarBlue Light
Primitive Radio GodsStanding Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand
Thomas NewmanAmerican 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.

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