Midnight in a Perfect World: Freak Heat Waves

Midnight In A Perfect World
Alex Ruder
photo by Mustafa Uzuner

Composed of Steven Lind and Thomas Di Ninno, Freak Heat Waves are a Victoria, BC-based duo who have been crafting fuzzy, groovy, psychedelic, and unpredictable music that explores a wide range of genres ever since releasing their self-titled debut album in 2012. Following releases on Hockey Dad Records and Telephone Explosion Records, this year they released their 5th full-length album Mondo Tempo on revered Canadian label Mood Hut Records to tackle a sweet blend of dream-pop, trip-hop, dub, downtempo, house, disco, and other cerebral underground styles.

Their exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is as deep and eclectic as their own music as they share gems from their record collection spanning dub, psych, electronic, ambient, soul, and more. It's an illuminating late-night soundtrack from a duo with boundless ears and expansive taste.

Artist Title
Midnight in a Perfect World Intro
Up, Bustle and Out Coca Conga
808 State Balboa
Kristian North & Freak Heat Waves Fantasy (Freaks Mix)
Happy Mondays Angel
Soul II Soul Happiness (feat. Do'Reen) (Dub)
Cheryl Glasgow Glued to the Spot (Club Mix)
Future Kind Simon Says
The KLF Build a Fire
Pass Into Silence Voices
Wackies Take Away Dub
Louie Rankin Typewriter
The Gaylads I'm Free


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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