Midnight In A Perfect World: Arel

Midnight In A Perfect World
Alex Ruder

Arel Watson is a Seattle-based DJ and founder of Housepartysea, a genre-blending DJ night, online mix series, and Black-owned community hub that began in 2017 and focuses on creating spaces centered on Black electronic music. Providing a platform for cutting-edge DJs and pushing a progressive club sound that adventurously mixes house, techno, Jersey club, footwork, disco, and more, Housepartysea has maintained local residencies at Chop Suey (every Monday) and Kremwerk (every 3rd Friday) and continues to play an integral role in keeping the spirit of Seattle's club community alive amidst the backdrop of the pandemic.

Arel's exclusive guest DJ mix is a magnetic display of his distinctive club aesthetic. Featuring stellar underground track selections by Black artists from all over the world, Arel boldly mixes house, techno, Jersey Club, slick R&B edits, Afro-house, and more in seamless and infectious fashion.

Artist Title
Midnight In A Perfect World Intro
MoMA Ready Communication
Toni Braxton Take This Ring (Groove Assassin Remix)
Lay-Far Spiral Movement
Tom Dressed To Kill (Sarah Farina Remix)
Black Rave Culture Sub Poppin
Liano Back It Up (feat. Lanclub)
DJ Swisha Ya Mans
Gina Jeanz Motion
Ezrakh Go Deep Medi
Avi Loud Lion's Mane
Billie Eilish Not My Responsibility (Sarah Farina Remix)
Malik Hendricks Wanna Love
Bamabounce Never Too Much
Kelela Enemy (Estoc & Venganza Remix)
Fisky Disco Ha
DJ Technics Love U More
Ezrakh Window Club
Lay-Far Heavy
P.J. Swerve 24 Seconds
Little Dragon Hold On (Sarah Farina Remix)
Ase Manual James (Edit)


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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