Midnight In A Perfect World: Rituals Of Mine

Midnight In A Perfect World
Alex Ruder
photo by Jeffrey LaTour

Sacramento-based musician Terra Lopez is the driving force behind Rituals Of Mine, a project that serves as her musical outlet to explore an immersive and cathartic sound that blends R&B, electronic, and pop music in ethereal and powerful fashion. Terra Lopez originally emerged on the music scene as the frontwoman of Sister Crayon, a beloved dream-pop outfit that made their debut in 2009. Lopez and her Sister Crayon bandmate Dani Fernandez changed their group's name to Rituals Of Mine after the then-duo signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2016. The timing of the band's major label deal came during an extremely difficult time in Terra's life — her father took his own life and her best friend passed away in an accident — and Terra never fully slowed down to process these emotionally devastating losses. After parting ways with Fernandez in the fall of 2017, Lopez reclaimed Rituals Of Mine as a solo project to take full responsibility for the group's sonic vision as she began the healing process both in her own life and in her music. Now signed to Carpark Records, Rituals Of Mine's sophomore album HYPE NOSTALGIA (released in September 2020) found Terra reconciling with the darkest parts of herself and her life to create an album that would also ideally help listeners with their own mental health.

Rituals Of Mine's guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World captures a magnetic, emotional, and sultry pulse as she showcases recent favorite tracks from a sharp roster of contemporary electronic musicians, including Midnight In A Perfect World alums Four Tet, Kareem Ali, and India Jordan.

Midnight In A Perfect World Intro
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Situations (Instrumental)
Machinedrum Wait 4 U (feat. Jesse Boykins III)
Against All Logic If Loving You Is Wrong
James Blake Do You Ever
Isola Ischia
박혜진 Park Hye Jin Like This
Ben Hauke Nightwork (feat. Joe Armon-Jones)
Kareem Ali On My Own
Four Tet Parallel 4
Interplanetary Criminal Crazy (Manchester Crew)
Budgie Sometimes
Overmono Clipper - Another 5 Years
India Jordan Westbourne Ave.

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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