Midnight In A Perfect World: Mark de Clive-Lowe

Midnight In A Perfect World
Alex Ruder
photo by Renae Wooton

Mark de Clive-Lowe is a prolific musician, composer, collaborator, and in-demand remix artist who's been influential in the electronic and jazz communities for over two decades. Born in New Zealand and currently based in Los Angeles, his career took off in London in the early 2000s when he was at the epicenter of the city's broken beat scene, fusing jazz, electronics, funk, and percussion-heavy world music in trailblazing fashion alongside artists such as Bugz In The Attic and 4hero.

This month he just released his 5th full-length album titled Heritage on Ropeadope Records. The album finds strong inspiration in his Japanese ancestry as well as his current status as a key figure in Los Angeles' jazz renaissance, and it adds another landmark entry in his stacked catalog. In celebration of his new album, Mark unveils an exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World of adventurous jazz, funk, hip-hop, and electronic sounds that captures the spirit of his own boundary-less music.


Artist Song
Midnight in a Perfect World Intro
Mark de Clive-Lowe Memories of Nanzenji
Kassa Overall Mark Sampson (feat. Carlos Overall)
Big Yuki Slow Song
Charlie Parker Temptation (MdCL remix)
Marcus Strickland People Of The Sun (feat. Mitch Henry)
Kassa Overall Prison and Pharmaceuticals
Mark de Clive-Lowe Niten-Ichi
Mark de Clive-Lowe The Calling (feat. Olatunde)
Resavoir Escalator (Demo Version)
Mark de Clive-Lowe What It Is
Mark de Clive-Lowe Koko & Lee Roe
Yusef Lateef Love & Humor (MdCL remix)
Art Ensemble of Chicago Theme de Yoyo
Mark de Clive-Lowe & Rahel Hope

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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