Midnight In A Perfect World: Quiet Friend

Midnight In A Perfect World
04/19/2018
Alex Ruder

Quiet Friend is a New York-based project spearheaded by Nick Zanca (aka Mister Lies) alongside guitarist-synthesist Steven Rogers. Influenced by the progressive pop approaches of 1980s artists Prefab Sprout, The Blue Nile, and Arthur Russell, the outfit just released their self-titled debut album on Elestial Sound, introducing listeners to their evocative hi-fi synth-pop sound that brings a refreshing retro/futuristic sound to the 2018 pop landscape through their richly-textured productions, dynamic arrangements, and sharp songwriting skills that lyrically tackle issues such as social anxiety, queer identity, and the often painful experience of seeking out intimacy in crowded cities. Their exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a brilliant journey through inspiring sounds from their deep record collections, seamlessly touching upon avant-garde pieces, vibrant jazz, hypnotic ambient, dreamy psych-pop, blistering instrumental rock, and more.

Artist Song
Midnight in a Perfect World Intro
After Dinner Paradise Of Replica
Os Mulheres Negras Só Quero Um Xódó
Sun City Girls Radar 1941
Bibio A Mineral Love
Rexy Don't Turn Me Away
Blue Gas Shadows From Nowhere
Broadcast Before We Begin
Yasuaki Shimizu Umi No Ue Kara
The Roches Losing True
Social Climbers Palm Springs
Nuno Canavarro Untitled (Excerpt from 'Plux Quba')
Hailu Mergia Yegle Nesh
Haruomi Hosono / Jim O'Rourke Close To You

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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