Christian Rich is the project of Kehinde and Taiwo Hassan, Chicago-born, Nigeria-raised twin brothers who are an in-demand Grammy-nominated production duo behind some of hip-hop's biggest hits of the past decade. With credits dating back to the early 2000s, they've been consistently churning out top-shelf beats for a who's who in the hip-hop community — Drake, Vince Staples, Childish Gambino, Earl Sweatshirt, J. Cole, Vic Mensa, Mac Miller (RIP), Lizzo, and more. Their eclectic range has also led to collaborations with artists outside of the hip-hop landscape like Little Dragon, Snoh Aalegra, and Marshmello, and their expanding sonic palette is on full display on their new singles "pretty" and "cactus flowers."
Their guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World is a whirlwind journey through hip-hop, R&B, jazz, funk, and more. that packs plenty of surprises, adventurous transitions, and cleverly connects the dots between deep cuts and the the songs that went on to sample them.
|Midnight In A Perfect World||Intro|
|Christian Rich||Cactus Flower|
|Stan Getz & Luis Bonfa||Saudade Vem Correndo|
|Juice WRLD||Make Believe|
|Redman||Yesh Yesh Ya'll|
|Philly's Most Wanted||Suckas Pt. 2 (Instrumental)|
|Robert Glasper||Move Love (Kaytranada Edition)|
|Kerri Chandler||Rain (Original Club Mix)|
|SWV||That's What I'm Here For|
|Drake||Girls Love Beyonce (feat. James Fauntleroy)|
|Ginuwine||Only When Ur Lonely|
|Frank Ocean||Pink + White (feat. Beyonce)|
|Stereolab||The Flower Called Nowhere|
|John Coltrane||My Favorite Things, Pt. 1 (Single Version)|
|Metro Boomin||Space Cadet (feat. Gunna)|
|Die Antwoord||LAMBO LIFE|
|Twista||Lavish (feat. Pharrell) (Chopped & Screwed Version)|
|SZA||Doves In the Wind (feat. Kendrick Lamar)|
|Sherine||Aal Saaban Aleih|
|Fabolous||Make Me Better (feat. Ne-Yo)|
|Billy Stewart||Summertime (Edit)|
|Rihanna||Cockiness (feat. A$AP Rocky) (Remix)|
|Screamin' Jay Hawkins||I Put A Spell On You|
|The Notorious B.I.G.||Kick In The Door|
|Janet Jackson||Got 'Til It's Gone|
|Joni Mitchell||Big Yellow Taxi|
|Rihanna||Consideration (feat. SZA)|
|Snoh Aalegra||Nothing Burns Like the Cold (feat. Vince Staples)|
|Isaac Hayes||Medley: Ike's Rap II / Help Me Love|
|Les Baxter||Jewels of the Sea|
|A Tribe Called Quest||Midnight Marauders Tour Guide|
|Ghostface Killah||The Faster Blade (feat. Raekwon)|
|Ghostface Killah||Daytona 500 (feat. The Force M.D.'s, Raekwon & Cappadonna)|
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 his debut release as Ya Tseen for Sub Pop Records, Alaska-born Indigenous artist Nicholas Galanin shares a guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World that taps into the diverse, soulful, and magnetic sound of his own music.
Fresh off the release of her adventurous 'Neon Genesis: Soul Into Matter²' album, British electronic producer Meemo Comma gets nostalgic for the club and storms through grime, bass line, and dubstep classics on her guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World.