Melenie Yap Chesneau, or simply Melenie, has long been one of the Seattle's most trusted resources for quality music. A tireless networker dedicated to connecting people with top-shelf music, Melenie has handled a multitude of roles within the local music community. Her passion for promoting shows, producing events, and pushing good music eventually landed her on the marketing team at Decibel, and she continues to spotlight up-and-coming talent and help coordinate events through her work with the Red Bull Music Academy. Her exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World revolves around the romance of Valentine's Day, with Melenie finding inspiration in Quiet Storm radio and BET's Midnight Love late-night video show for an emotional, nostalgic, and love-fueled journey through the finest in R&B slow jams of the 1980s and early 1990s.
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Intro|
|Aaliyah||At Your Best (You Are Love) (Gangstar Child Remix)|
|Toni Braxton||How Many Ways|
|Liz Hogue||Dream Lover|
|Lalah Hathaway||Baby Don't Cry|
|The Deele||Two Occasions|
|Anita Baker||Caught Up In The Rapture|
|Eugene Wilde||Gotta Get You Home Tonight|
|Zhané||Sending My Love|
|B. B. & Q. Band||Genie|
|Loose Ends||Nights of Pleasure|
|The S.O.S. Band||No One's Gonna Love You|
|Luther Vandross||Better Love|
|Change||I'll Keep You Warm|
|Patti Austin||The Heat of Heat|
|Babyface||I Love You Babe|
|George Benson||Inside Love (So Personal)|
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Outro|
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