Meaning "the ones I care about," Imarhan is a collection of friends from Tamanrasset, Algeria making waves internationally with their vibrant Tuareg desert blues music that fuses fiery electric guitar riffs, hypnotic pop melodies, and pan-African rhythms to thrilling effect. This past February they released their sophomore album Temet on City Slang Records to continued critical acclaim. Their exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is an exploratory collection of some of their favorite tracks, spotlighting inspirational artists and current influences that touch upon eclectic global sounds, while sneaking in some surprises from KEXP favorites Daft Punk, Kindness, and José González.
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Intro|
|Ali Farka Toure & Ry Cooder||Diaraby|
|Aziz Sahmaoui||Alf Hilat (feat. University of Gnawa)|
|Daft Punk||Giorgio by Moroder|
|Mory Kanté||Yeke Yeke|
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.
Just ahead of releasing her new project Sweet To Me, JusMoni shares an exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World and it's an intoxicating journey through R&B, hip-hop, and soul jams that includes local cuts, new anthems, and old favorites.
New York-based project Quiet Friend take us on a brilliant journey through inspiring sounds from their deep record collections, seamlessly touching upon avant-garde pieces, vibrant jazz, hypnotic ambient, dreamy psych-pop, blistering instrumental rock, and more.