Formed back in 1999 by founding member and current ringleader Jason Swinscoe, The Cinematic Orchestra are one of the most revered British acts of the 21st century. Originally pioneers of the blossoming downtempo and trip-hop wave at the turn of the millennium, The Cinematic Orchestra continue to explore an emotionally rich sonic landscape that defies easy genre categorization. Earlier this year they released the album To Believe, their 4th studio album and their first in over a decade. Ahead of their stop in Seattle at the Neptune Theatre on Monday, November 18th, they share an exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World that's a perfectly dreamy nocturnal journey as they weave through new and old favorites that touch upon soul, hip-hop, R&B, jazz, psychedelic, and electronic styles.
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Intro|
|Laurie Spiegel||The Unquestioned Answer|
|Don Cherry||Brown Rice|
|The Internet||Get Away|
|Ras G||The Arrival|
|François de Roubaix||Le Samouraï Title Theme (excerpt)|
|Dorian Concept||Nest Nest|
|François de Roubaix||Le Samouraï Title Theme|
|Standing On The Corner||Vomets|
|Shabazz Palaces||Forerunners Foray|
|Flying Lotus||Coronus, the Terminator|
|PBDY||Bring Me Down (feat. Salami Rose Joe Louis)|
|Bobbi Humphrey||Chicago, Damn|
|Georgia Anne Muldrow||Ciao|
|J Dilla||Love Is (Instrumental)|
|Brigitte Fontaine||C'est Normal|
|Alice Coltrane||Huntington Ashram Monastery|
|Theo Parrish||Falling Up|
|Cabaret Voltaire||Breath Deep|
|The Cinematic Orchestra||Wait For Now (Pépé Bradock's Wobbly Mix)|
|The Cinematic Orchestra||Wait For Now (Pépé Bradock's Dubious Mix)|
|Leon Vynehall||Inside The Deku Tree|
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.
Los Angeles trio Moonchild contribute a supremely smooth guest DJ mix that features a few tracks off their new album Little Ghost alongside new and old favorites that have influenced their own dreamy organic neo-soul and jazzy R&B music.
Melbourne-based rapper Sampa The Great shares an eclectic mix of hip-hop, R&B, Afro-beats, reggae, and more on her guest DJ mix that illuminates the diverse global sounds that influenced her recent breakout debut album The Return.
Big-time stars in their home country of Taiwan, Sunset Rollercoaster share a guest DJ mix spotlighting some of their favorite songs in the psych, pop, and soul realm that have undoubtedly inspired their own chill and laidback music.