Midnight In A Perfect World: Perfume Genius

Midnight In A Perfect World
02/22/2019
Alex Ruder
photo by Inez & Vinoodh

A longtime favorite here at KEXP, Perfume Genius is the alias of Seattle-born, LA-based musician Mike Hadreas. Beginning with his debut album Learning in 2010, he's released four critically-adored albums on Matador Records. With each release, he's showcased his powerful and personal sound that has evolved from intimate lo-fi bedroom recordings to richly-orchestrated pop productions. He recently teamed up with producer Blake Mills for his 2017 album No Shape, which received a Grammy Award nomination for 'Best Engineered Album,' and yielded his most adventurous and inventive album in his catalog.

Perfume Genius' guest DJ set for Midnight in a Perfect World is a wonderful glimpse into Mike's diverse record collection as he selects new and old gems from all over the world. From Janet Jackson to Talk Talk, this mix covers a lot of ground while being held beautifully together with a strong emotional undercurrent.

 
Artist Song
Midnight in a Perfect World Intro
Janet Jackson Interlude: Pledge
Mas Ysa Suffer
Bobby Wright Blood Of An American
Perfume Genius Not For Me
Jenny Hval Conceptual Romance
Pan Ron I Want To Be Your Lover
Julia Holter I Shall Love 2 (Edit)
Özdemir Erdoğan Gurbet
The Rustavi Choir Tsmindao Chmerto ("Holy God": Chorale)
Dion Born To Be With You
Mary Margaret O'Hara To Cry About
Life Without Buildings Sorrow
Sade Pearls
Talk Talk I Believe In 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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