Midnight In A Perfect World: Nailah Hunter

Midnight In A Perfect World
Alex Ruder
photo by Ianna Rose

Nailah Hunter is a Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist, composer, harpist, and vocalist. Emerging in 2019 with her self-released debut single "Apple, Maple, Willow," Nailah soon joined Leaving Records for the release of her breakthrough debut EP Spells in May 2020, a brief yet powerfully hypnotic 6-track offering that put her cosmic ambient-pop on full display. Continuing to create music full of magic, wonder, and healing energies, Nailah stayed busy in 2021 with the release of another solo EP Quietude for Leaving Records and the meditative album Sleeping Sea that was composed in collaboration with the music-focused app Endel.

Nailah's exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World is a dreamy journey through candlelit psychedelic R&B jams with a tasty sprinkling of cinematic downtempo beats and celestial cosmic jazz, and it also features her brand new single "Forest Dark."

Artist Title
Midnight In A Perfect World Intro
Kadhja Bonet Dear Gina
Meernaa On My Line
John Carroll Kirby Pause on the Ancient Ballcourt
Sven Wunder Hanami
Khruangbin First Class
Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennett Mermaid
Erika De Casier Insult Me
Cymphony Medusa
Black Taffy Casting Glamours
The Growth Eternal The Remains
Dua Saleh i belong to you
Qur'an Shaheed Reach
Nailah Hunter Forest Dark
Nubya Garcia Together is a Beautiful Place to Be
V.C.R Blue
Asiahn Get Away (Acoustic)



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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