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.
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Intro|
|Janet Jackson||Interlude: Pledge|
|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)|
|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|
|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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