Midnight in a Perfect World: Day Soul Exquisite

Midnight In A Perfect World
Alex Ruder
photo by Lily Wenbao

Day Soul Exquisite are a rising Seattle-based, QTBIPOC-led band pushing a colorful, psychedelic, neo-soul sound. They released their debut EP Sanguine & Cardamom on January 19th via lead singer and guitarist Francesca Eluhu's independent label La fem Records, as well as on cassette tape through Seattle-based label Den Tapes, and it's become a instant favorite amongst KEXP DJs and listeners.

For their exclusive mix for Midnight in a Perfect World, Day Soul Exquisite piece together a soulful and eclectic mix that brings together some of their favorite cuts embodying powerful lyricism, head-nodding grooves, joyful abandon, and the beauty in breaking barriers.

Artist Title
Midnight in a Perfect World Intro
B. Cool-Aid / Pink Siifu / Ahwlee Cnt Go Back (feat. Liv.e, Butcher Brown, Jimetta Rose, V.C.R & Maurice II)
Azymuth Villa Mariana (De Tarde)
Lady Wray Through It All
Liv.e NoNewNews!!!
Ogi Let Me Go
Luedji Luna Pele (feat. Mereba)
The Physics Seward Park
SZA Wavy (Interlude) (feat. James Fauntleroy)
Kali Uchis Muñekita (with El Alfa & JT)
Taylar Elizza Beth Ninety Three (WD4D Remix)
Muito Kaballa Money.Equal.Trouble (Lua Preta Remix)
Lous and The Yakuza Tout es gore
Athletic Playground Danish Design, pt. 2
Le Tropical Jazz Kiko Medina
Masanka Sankayi & Kasai Allstars Wa Muluendu
Yussef Kamaal WingTai Drums
Dijon Talk Down
Fela Soul Breakadawn
A Tribe Called Quest Jazz (We've Got)
Yelfris Valdés Worlds (Maxwell Owin Trying Times Mix)
Mos Def Love
Sade Cherish the Day
Pink Siifu / Fly Anakin Creme's Interlude (feat. Fousheé)


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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