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 World||Intro|
|Richie Family||I'll Do My Best (For You Baby)|
|Evelyn "Champagne" King||Love Come Down|
|Voyage||I Love You Dancer|
|Earth, Wind & Fire||Let's Groove|
|The Whispers||And The Beat Goes On|
|Låpsley||Operator (DJ Koze's Extended Disco Version)|
|Surface||Falling In Love|
|Bill Withers||Lovely Day|
|The Blue Jean Committee||Catalina Breeze|
|Player||Baby Come Back|
|Laid Back||Fly 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.
Simic is the alias of Ben Block, a Seattle-based DJ, electronic producer, and core member of the local secondnature collective. With musical interests weaving from classic house and techno to krautrock and 80’s sonic experiments, his sets reflect an immersive and dynamic quality that comes from a s…