Dexter Story is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, music director and producer based in Los Angeles. He's had a varied career in the music industry, including stints as the marketing director at Priority and Def Jam Records, product manager for Snoop Dogg, and repping Meshell Ndegeocello. As a solo artist, he's released two full-length albums that blend jazz, funk and soul with various East African styles, most recently releasing his sophomore album Bahir back in March on Soundway Records. In addition to his musical endeavors, he's also an Artist in Residence and Event Producer at Community Coalition of South Los Angeles, a community organizing and advocacy non-profit, and a first-year M.A. student at UCLA in their African Studies department. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a vibrant and timeless journey through global soul, funk, jazz, and more.
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Intro|
|Idrissa Diop & Cheikh Tidiane Tall||Bamba|
|Beny Moré||Yiri Yiri Bon|
|Eskill & Vicky||Ecoute Ma Mélodie|
|Gnonnas Pedro||La Musica En Verité|
|Orchestra OK Jazz||Micorrason|
|Mulatu Astatke||I Faram Gami I Faram|
|Idrissa Diop & Cheikh Tidiane Tall (Le Sahel)||Caridad|
|Gnonnas Pedro et ses Dadjes||Dadje Von o Von Non|
|Gnonnas Pedro||Yiri Yiri Boum|
|El Rego||E Nan Mian Nuku|
|Gnonnas Pedro and his Dadjes Band International||Adigbedoto|
|Laba Sosseh and Star Band de Dakar||El Manisero|
|Amadou Ballaké||La Voiture D'Occasion|
|Le Grand Kalle||African Jazz Mokili Mobimba|
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.
Hot on the heels of her sophomore album 'Your Need,' Moscow-based vocalist, producer, and DJ Kedr Livanskiy delivers an adventurous, unpredictable, anything-goes DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World that zig-zags through underground electronic rhythms with spoken word pieces, ambient interludes...
Seattle-based DJ, professional dancer, and teaching artist Karen Baskett aka Hyasynth delivers a non-stop dance party on her guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World as she seamlessly navigates through uplifting house jams.
Rising Atlanta-based musician and recent Thrill Jockey signing Sequoyah Murray delivers an adventurous and unpredictable guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World full of off-kilter experimental pop and moody nostalgic jams.