Spanish for "black ice cream," Helado Negro is the alias of New York City-based Ecuadorian-American artist Roberto Carlos Lange. He's been creating magical and magnetic music for the past decade. His solo career began in 2009 with his debut album Awe Owe on Asthmatic Kitty Records, which provided an early glimpse into his unique fusion of Latin music with electronic, jazz, psychedelic, and ambient styles.
His politically-slanted 6th album This Is How You Smile just came out on March 5th via RVNG Intl. The album serves as urgent affirmation of self-love and solidarity driven by Roberto's own response to sanctioned violence towards people of color. His exclusive guest DJ mix is a colorful and unpredictable journey through infectious underground gems that boast an effortless groove, an aesthetic that also carries over into his own music.
Helado Negro will be returning to Seattle later this year to play at Columbia City Theatre on May 5th.
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Intro|
|Midnight Star||Midas Touch (Hell Interface Remix)|
|Bear In Heaven||Way Off|
|Dreamcast||Up 2 U (feat. Will DiMaggio)|
|L'Rain||Heavy (But Not In Wait) (Dan Hirsch Remix)|
|Rome Fortune & Toro y Moi||Hoodrich|
|Yaeji||Raingurl (Jaymie Silk Edition)|
|Goya||House at the Sea (Psychemagik Edit)|
|Kiki Kudo||Interactive Gee|
|Jaymie Silk||All I Need|
|Will DiMaggio||All Good (Jazz Mix)|
|Moonshine||Mad For You (feat. La Panga)|
|Ghost||Come Back Again|
|Hypnotic Brass Ensemble||Now|
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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