Midnight In A Perfect World: Rudy Willingham

Midnight In A Perfect World
Alex Ruder
photo by Andria Lindquist

Seattle native Rudy Willingham is a DJ and producer who's also made a splash in the global arts community as a designer, copywriter, street artist, photographer, and product designer who's collaborated with the Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders, and some of the world's biggest brands. Originally coming up in the Seattle music scene as one-half of the rap duo Slow Dance, Rudy's solo debut full-length album titled Dunk Reactions came out in September and quickly become a KEXP favorite, recently being hailed as the #10 album of the year in our listener-voted countdown of the best albums of 2019.

Rudy has titled his party-starting Midnight in a Perfect World DJ mix "Bad and Boogie" — a reference to the iconic Migos song as well as a fitting description for what he's put together for this mix, which is a bunch of new mash-ups and original remixes that combine classic disco tracks with modern-day rap and pop tracks. The last three songs in the mix are by his old group Slow Dance and serve as a tribute to Slow Dance's MC and Rudy's former bandmate Aaron Greene, who passed away earlier this year.

Midnight in a Perfect World Intro
Don Armando's 2nd Ave. Rhumba Band x Migos Deputy of Love x Bad and Boujee
Mystic Merlin x Cardi B Just Can't Give You Up x Bodak Yellow
Delegation x The Weeknd You And I x Can't Feel My Face
Smokey Brights Flash Your Lights (Rudy Willingham Remix)
Matt Hughes x Carly Rae Jepsen Don't Cry x Call Me Maybe
Mr. Flagio x Justin Timberlake Take a Chance x SexyBack
CJ & Co. x Post Malone & Quavo Devil's Gun x Congratulations
War x Kendrick Lamar Lowrider x Swimming Pools
Fever x Future Beat of the Night x Mask Off
Fine Prince Television Eyes (Rudy Willingham Remix)
Eddie Murphy x Drake Party All the Time x Hotline Bling
Rudy Willingham x Notorious B.I.G. Cali x Goin' Back to Cali
Pam Todd & Love Exchange x Major Lazer Let's Get Together x Lean On
Gloria Ann Taylor x Justin Bieber Love Is A Hurtin' Thing x Sorry
Slow Dance G.R.K.
Slow Dance Low 5
Slow Dance Barbizon (Rudy Willingham Remix)

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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