Midnight In A Perfect World: Yumi Zouma

Midnight In A Perfect World
Alex Ruder

Yumi Zouma are four friends that originally grew up together in Christchurch, New Zealand, found themselves in three cities (New York, Paris, Auckland) upon graduating from high school, yet reconnected over the internet to create their charming debut EP in 2014. Their romantic, nostalgia-tinged dream-pop quickly won over fans all over the world, leading to tours opening up for Lorde and Chet Faker, and recently leading the band to finally record an album all together in Paris, yielding their excellent 2016 debut full-length album, Yoncalla. Their exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World spotlights some of their favorite nostalgic dancefloor tracks from past decades, playfully moving from timeless disco grooves to throwback soul records, while also sneaking one contemporary jam in the form of DJ Koze's brilliant 2016 remix of UK soul singer Låpsley.

Midnight in a Perfect WorldIntro
Richie FamilyI'll Do My Best (For You Baby)
Evelyn "Champagne" KingLove Come Down
VoyageI Love You Dancer
Earth, Wind & FireLet's Groove
The WhispersAnd The Beat Goes On
LåpsleyOperator (DJ Koze's Extended Disco Version)
SurfaceFalling In Love
Bill WithersLovely Day
The Blue Jean CommitteeCatalina Breeze
PlayerBaby Come Back
Laid BackFly Away / Walking In The Sunshine

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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