Midnight In A Perfect World: Gayance

Midnight In A Perfect World
Alex Ruder
photo by Floor Verhulst

Gayance is the alias of Montréal-based Haitian-Canadian musician, DJ, producer, filmmaker and storyteller Aïsha Vertus. Taking her name from the Haitian creole word for joyfulness, Gayance began as a DJ in 2013 and she's since traveled the world to share her infectious energy and genre-blurring vibes. Following a stream of recent EPs and singles, she released her debut full-length album Mascarade on March 3rd via London's Rhythm Section International Records. The record paints a colorful, intimate, and honest portrait of Gayance's life during her 20s through jazzy house rhythms and broken beat grooves and showcases her multilingual vocal talents and poetic songwriting.

Gayance's exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World is a kaleidoscopic head-spinning journey through a wide variety of styles that zigzags between soulful underground hip-hop, woozy psychedelic R&B, warm jazzy beats, slick house rhythms, and vibrant global club jams.

Artist Title
Midnight in a Perfect World Intro
Missy Elliott The Rain (Benedikt Frey Tribute)
MC Holocaust DeathMurdaMayhemDestruction (prod. Apoc Krysis)
The SEVENth Hot & Loud (feat. Joose)
psychedelic ensemble Alien Signals (feat. YUNG MORPHEUS)
Jei Bandit REST IN PIECES (feat. YAMA//SATO)
satchy Past Ain’t Enough
Bubblerap Cool 2 b a cat
reverse Breathe (feat. Merlyn wood)
Spencer. OPEN WIDE (feat. Ishmael Raps)
caius a.w League (feat. AJ Tracey)
Chester Watson Chessmaster (feat. Kent Loon)
Eun vs Pierre Falardeau See You, Sometime After Dark
Hiatus Kaiyote Sphinx Gate (feat. Jaé)
nate b. naked
Alton Miller The Storm
The Room Below On the Rhodes (Don't Be Afraid)
IYHNF Expect Nothing
Horatio Luna Hero
Digits I could give you the world to you
Moomin Move On


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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