Lushlife is the alias of Philadelphia-based musician and indie hip-hop artist Raj Haldar. He's released a handful of critically-acclaimed solo albums since emerging on the music scene in 2005, and he frequently embraces a strong collaborative spirit, working with artists such as Shabazz Palaces, Ariel Pink, Killer Mike, RJD2, Freeway, Marissa Nadler, and many more. On top of his studio creations, Lushlife also serves as the current in-house DJ for the Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles! Lushlife's exclusive guest mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a fascinating journey through the unique sounds and artists that helped inspire his new project The Skull Eclipses, an experimental hip-hop collaboration with Austin-based musician Botany, who recently released a self-titled debut album on Western Vinyl Records. Featuring influential 1990s throwbacks, contemporary faves, and a few selections off their new album, this mix connects the old with the new in brilliant fashion.
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Intro|
|Lushlife||Welcome to the Kosmodrome|
|Calibre||Drop It Down (feat. MC Fats)|
|Smif-N-Wessun||Sound Bwoy Bureill|
|Busta Rhymes||Show Me What You Got (Instrumental)|
|EPMD||D.J. K La Boss|
|The Jones Girls||Nights Over Egypt|
|J Dilla||Nothing Like This|
|Open Mike Eagle||Raps For When It's Just You & The Abyss|
|DJ SS||Respect To The Following|
|LTJ Bukem||Our World (Original 12″ Mix)|
|The Skull Eclipses||Yearn Infinite II (feat. Laraaji)|
|The Skull Eclipses||Pillars (feat. Baba Maraire & Felicia Douglass)|
|Jarreau Vandal||Be Alright|
|Star Slinger||Baby Daddy|
|Prefuse 73||Blacklist (feat. MF Doom & Aesop Rock)|
|The Skull Eclipses||Spacecrafts In Rajasthan|
|J. Period feat. Blu||Jazz (Tribute Mix)|
|Jeru the Damaja||Come Clean|
|The Skull Eclipses||Take My|
|Pastor T.L. Barrett and the Youth For Christ Choir||Like A Ship... (Without A Sail)|
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