Seattle-based electronic musician Lena Raine is an acclaimed composer/producer best-known for her soundtrack work on popular video games who has also recently made waves with her own solo cinematic albums of whimsical electronic music. Working behind-the-scenes on video game soundtracks for nearly a decade, her soundtrack for the award-winning 2018 video game 'Celeste' became a massive underground success story and cemented her status as one of the premier contemporary video game composers. Outside of her video game soundtracks, Lena released her official solo debut full-length album Oneknowing in 2019 through the British label Local Action Records, who also released a diverse remix collection of the album titled Reknowing.
Lena's guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World is a magical journey through some of her favorite songs that leans heavily into her love of dynamic, evocative, and captivating video game music.
|Midnight In A Perfect World||Intro|
|Ryuichi Sakamoto||Opening Theme|
|Suvi-Eeva Äikäs & Ben Salisbury||Object Input|
|Mitsuto Suzuki||New Bodhum (feat. ORIGA)|
|Hitoshi Sakimoto & Bratphonics||Brat Overflow|
|MONACA & millstones||Temple of Drifting Sands|
|Jake Kaufman||Caught Red Handed|
|Yoann Turpin||Adventure Time !|
|Yoko Kanno & Takashi Matsunaga||いつか王子様が (Full version) [Someday My Prince Will Come]|
|mamomo||空間：ビオトープ [Space: Biotope]|
|Mitsuo Suzuki & Kenta Higashiohji||Expressway Medley|
|Masashi Hamauzu||Jessie's Theme|
|Yasunori Mitsuda & Kosuke Yamashita||Radical Dreamers -Le Trésor Interdit-|
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 launch of his new project Quarter-Life Crisis, chameleonic Canadian musician Ryan Hemsworth shares a dreamy guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World that blends ambient, dream pop, downtempo, indie rock, and more disparate styles with a whimsical touch.