Midnight in a Perfect World: Deejay Hershe

Midnight In A Perfect World
Alex Ruder
photo by Mr P Sun

Deejay Hershe is a Seattle-via-Florida DJ who's been making waves on the local scene with her sunshine vibes and smooth DJ sets that blend house, hip-hop, Afrobeats, amapiano, disco, and other soulful, global, dancefloor-primed sounds. While her love of mixing exciting music shines bright as a DJ, her "mission goes beyond the dance floor – she's here to honor marginalized voices and spread joy through the power of funky music. Join the celebration and let the rhythm of change move your soul."

For her exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World, Deejay Hershe smoothly swims through nearly 50 tracks that she's feeling right now. She shares: "This mixtape is where I've been at LATELY. Dive into the songs that have been on repeat and living rent-free in my ears recently. Three words to describe it are intentional, eclectic, and Black."

Artist Title
Midnight in a Perfect World Intro
Cleo Sol Miss Romantic
Solange Borderline (An Ode to Self Care) (feat. Q-Tip)
Bryson Tiller Whatever She Wants
Baby Tate Do Me Like That (feat. Buddy)
IDK, Jucee Froot & Saucy Santana Pinot Noir
Slim So Fly (feat. Yung Joc)
Brent Faiyaz Best Time
Xavier Omär Tarantino
Wizkid Ghetto Love
Amaarae FEEL A WAY (feat. Moliy & Mellissa)
Khai 20 Percent
Chris Brown Sensational (feat. Davido & Lojay)
Grimm Lynn Sun + Moon
Brandy & Monica The Boy is Mine (Instrumental)
tobi lou OKAY (feat. Dreezy)
Jermaine Dupri & Jacquees Pick It Up
Teedra Moses Caution
LION BABE Different Planet
Victoria Monét Alright
Rihanna x Mist Rollin' Rudeboy (Matman Supa-Blend)
Liv East Freak
Lil Silva To The Floor (feat. BADBADNOTGOOD)
Sade Never as Good as the First Time
KIRBY Coconut Oil
Trina Da Baddest Bitch
Kraak & Smaak Toxic Love Affair (feat. IVAR & Sanguita)
Earth, Wind & Fire Beijo (Interlude)
Faith Evans Lucky Day
SAULT Don't Waste My Time
Justin Timberlake Like I Love You (feat. Clipse) (Jarreau Vandal Edit) (Nik Luis "Rock The Boat Kwamzy Edit" Blend)  
Hagan Sise Ntweni (feat. Aymos)
Janelle Monáe Phenomenal (feat. Doechii)
Ivan Conti Katmandu (Jazzanova Remix)
ABRA I Guess
Missy Elliott She's A Bitch
Cardi B Like What (Freestyle)
Tokischa Daddy (feat. Sexyy Red)
The Roots Break U Off (Dino Soccio ReWork) (Beat Junkie Sound Edit)
LION BABE Harder (with Busta Rhymes)
Destiny's Child Bills, Bills, Bills (Maurice's Xclusive Livegig Mix Edit)
Mariah Carey Fantasy (Def Club Mix)
Beyoncé THIQUE
2 Live Crew Hoochie Mama


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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