Uji is the solo alias of Argentinian electronic musician Luis Maurette. Born and based in Buenos Aires, Uji spent a majority of his life traveling and living throughout the American continent, growing up amidst a diversity of sounds and cultures. This rich background has heavily influenced his own music, which blends his roots in indigenous, folkloric and African music with contemporary electro-acoustic production.
After releasing five albums between 2005 and 2016 as one-half of the duo Lulacruza, Uji released his solo debut album Alborada last year on ZZK Records. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World proudly displays his distinctive aesthetic, as he weaves his way through contemporary global rhythms that move at a hypnotic mid-tempo pace.
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Intro|
|Meridian Brothers||Canto Me Levantó|
|Dengue Dengue Dengue||Eye Acucho (feat. Mikongo)|
|Uji||Sin Darle Motivo (feat. La Charo)|
|Makossa & Megablast||Soy Como Soy (Rodrigo Gallardo Remix)|
|Umeko Ando||Battaki (Nicolá Cruz Remix)|
|Penya||Cham Bomb (Photay Remix)|
|IFE||3 Mujeres (Iború Iboya Ibosheshé)|
|DJ Khalab||Black Noise (feat. Tenesha The Wordsmith)|
|Alex Hentze||Absence is the Enemy of Love|
|Uji||Field Recording (California 2009)|
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.
Fresh off the release of his stellar new album 'This Is How You Smile,' NYC-based Ecuadorian-American musician Helado Negro delivers a loose and funky guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World spotlighting infectious underground gems that boast an effortless groove.