Midnight In A Perfect World: DJ Harrison

Midnight In A Perfect World
Alex Ruder
photo by Joey Wharton

DJ Harrison is the alias of Richmond, Virginia-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Devonne Harris, a multi-faceted artist consistently exploring the intersection of hip-hop, jazz, R&B, soul, funk, and rock to create his unique homespun style of Black American Music. The son of a radio DJ who introduced him to the world of record collecting, Devonne grew up playing and studying music, evolving into a versatile player able to nimbly work as a solo artist, an in-demand session player, and member of numerous bands including Butcher Brown and The Spacebomb House Band. DJ Harrison released Tales From The Old Dominion this past December, marking his second album for revered Los Angeles label Stones Throw Records. The album finds inspiration in the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, reflects on his hometown's complicated history, and spotlights Harris' genre-blurring style with guest appearances from Stimulator Jones, Pink Siifu, and more.

His guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World gives the listener a glimpse into his deep record collection as he shares deep cuts from legendary acts alongside a couple of songs off his new album.

Artist Title
Midnight In A Perfect World Intro
Parliament Do That Stuff
Marvin Gaye Feel All My Love Inside
Change Searching (feat. Luther Vandross)
Grover Washington, Jr. Ain't No Sunshine
Donald Fagen The Nightfly
The Roots Love of My Life (feat. Common) (Live)
Earth, Wind & Fire See The Light
WAR Me and Baby Brother
Loose Ends Hangin' on a String
Marcos Valle Estrelar
The Roots The Hypnotic (feat. D'Angelo)
DJ Harrison Uno Mas
DJ Harrison City Lights
Kiefer When There's Love Around
Sound Genesis All Night (feat. Croon God)
Pete Rock Da Two (feat. C.L. Smooth)
N.E.R.D Tape You
Butcher Brown Aviation (Outro)
Gang Starr Jazz Thing
The J.B.'s The Grunt


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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