DJ ZAI is the alias of Seattle native Isaiah Hinojosa, a self-taught vinyl DJ that strives to connect the dots between a variety of global club sounds every time he gets behind the decks. With a refined taste that covers a wide range of genres and tempos, he can frequently be found spinning at progressive club nights such as Research, Jet, Customs, FWD, and OMW. ZAI's ability to handle numerous styles has also enabled him to lend support for a variety of world class talent, including Hodge, R3ll, Jacques Greene, Cooly G, and Rizzla. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a premier showcase of his eclectic and cutting-edge style, smoothly bouncing between the outer fringes of techno, house, UK funky, Gqom, and other fledgling experimental club rhythms from all over the world for an immersive and thrilling sonic journey.
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Intro|
|DJ Yellow||Ride the Rhythm|
|DJ Lag||Ghost On The Loose|
|TLC Fam||No 2 Beef (Slima)|
|Big Homie & Habibiboi||Carne Guiso|
|Markee Ledge||Underground Railroad|
|Dean Lyon||How Deep Is Ur Luv (deanlyon dub)|
|Black Magic||Let It Go (M.A.W. Dub)|
|Drew Sky||Temper Tantrum|
|Randomer||Stupid Things I Do (New School Mix)|
|Breach||Fatherless (Doc Daneeka MRR SNRZZ Remix)|
|DJ Lag||16th Step|
|The Cyclist||Born in '92|
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Outro|
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