Midnight In A Perfect World: Adrian Quesada

Midnight In A Perfect World
Alex Ruder
photo by Jackie Lee Young

Adrian Quesada is a versatile, veteran, Grammy Award-winning musician who's a co-founding member of Black Pumas and a creative driving force behind the bands Brownout, Ocote Soul Sound, Spanish Gold, Echocentrics, and Grupo Fantasma. Born and raised in Laredo, Texas and currently based in Austin, Adrian's illustrious career has led to collaborations with the likes of Prince, Los Lobos, and GZA, and a deep catalog of vibrant sounds that reflects his love for music of all genres. This past June he released Boleros Psicodélicos, his first proper solo album under his own name that pays tribute to 1960s-’70s-era balada music and its signature blend of heartbreak, heavy grooves, smooth bossa nova, and art-pop orchestration.

Adrian's exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World is an eclectic journey through kaleidoscopic psychedelia, dusty soul, underground hip-hop, fuzzy Latin folk gems, nostalgic rock cuts, and more that jumps around genres and decades in joyful fashion.

Artist Title
Midnight In A Perfect World Intro
Serge Gainsbourg Requiem pour un con
Jose Feliciano California Dreamin'
C. Tangana Me Maten
Beady Eye Flick of the Finger
Matthew Sweet Girlfriend
Boogarins 6000 Dias
Yasiin Bey Life is Real
Professionals Theme from "The Godfather"
Edan Making Planets (feat. Mr. Lif)
La Lupe Puedes Decir De Mi
Goat Run To Your Mama
Alchemist Like Father, Like Son, Pt. 2
Los Pasteles Verdes Hoy Que Llueve
Lady Wray Money
Marvin Gaye Woman of the World
Som Imaginario Armina


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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