Simón Mejía is the founder of internationally-acclaimed Colombian group and longtime KEXP favorites Bomba Estéreo. Formed by Simón in 2005 as an outlet for his exploratory musical desires, Bomba Estéreo and their vibrant fusion of Latin, electronic, pop, cumbia, and psychedelic styles has steadily evolved over their 15-year career and they've gained a devoted global audience along the way. Earlier this year Simon introduced his new solo alias Monte, a project inspired by a recent move from the metropolis of Bogotá into a house in a rural area nearby, as well as his love of nature and capturing atmospheric field recordings while exploring the jungles of the Amazon and taking journeys along the Magdalena River. Monte's debut album Mirla just came out on September 18th.
Simón's guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World beautifully reflects the refined sonic palette of his solo project and he hypnotically weaves through an expansive range of spacious, organic, and global sounds.
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Intro|
|Maalem Mahmoud Guinia & Floating Points||Mimoun Marhaba|
|Charlotte Day Wilson||Work|
|Sudan Archives||Nont For Sale|
|Bomba Estéreo||Qué Bonito (SKIP&DIE Remix)|
|Nils Frahm||All Armed|
|Les Filles de Illighadad||Imigradan|
|Sly Dunbar||Inner City Blues|
|Los Wembler's de Iquitos||Lamento Selvatico|
|Rodrigo Gallardo||A la Muerte (Nicola Cruz Remix)|
|Simon Diaz||Tonada De Luna Llena (Billy Caso Edit)|
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.
New York's Photay delivers a brilliant guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World that seamlessly touches upon neo-classical, jazz, house, ambient, psychedelia, soul, and more styles, all in inspirational and whimsical fashion.