Anjimile is a Texas-raised, Boston-based nonbinary trans person and musician of Malawian heritage who released one of 2020's breakout debut albums with Giver Taker, a beautiful exploration of introspective and melodic folk-pop that lyrically tackles deeply personal issues of identity, addiction, loss, death and rebirth. In addition to contributing an intimate performance and insightful interview for KEXP's Live on KEXP at Home series, Anjimile recently followed-up their debut album with the complimentary Reunion EP featuring orchestral versions of three songs from Giver Taker and additional guest vocals from Jay Som, Sasami, and Lomelda.
Anjimile's guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World is a reflection of the songs that seemingly hold a special place in their record collection. From a beloved lesser-known Chaka Khan track to the kaleidoscopic rhythms of Here We Go Magic's 2010 single "Collector," Anjimile shares some all-time classics alongside meaningful deep cuts.
|Midnight In A Perfect World||Intro|
|Chaka Khan||Love Has Fallen On Me|
|Donny Hathaway||Jealous Guy (Live)|
|Funkadelic||Can You Get To That|
|Steel Pulse||Chant a Psalm|
|Ms. Lauryn Hill||Can't Take My Eyes Off of You|
|Yusuf / Cat Stevens||Peace Train|
|Aretha Franklin||You Send Me|
|The Wailers||I Shot The Sheriff|
|Oliver Mtukudzi||Ziva Nguva|
|Van McCoy||The Hustle|
|Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band||Express Yourself|
|Shuggie Otis||Strawberry Letter 23|
|Jimmy Cliff||You Can Get It If You Really Want|
|Here We Go Magic||Collector|
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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