Simic is the alias of Ben Block, a Seattle-based DJ, electronic producer, and core member of the local secondnature collective. With musical interests weaving from classic house and techno to krautrock and 80’s sonic experiments, his sets reflect an immersive and dynamic quality that comes from a search for music that is both effective on the dancefloor and stimulating to the mind. In 2017 he has released COROT-7b, a 12” on Los Angeles’s Acid Camp and has a new EP, Discussion of Interests, coming out this month on secondnature’s own label. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World eases in with some gorgeous, drifting ambient pieces before diving into a cerebral blend of minimal techno grooves for a thoroughly hypnotic and stimulating sonic journey.
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Intro|
|Dan Gibson||Among The Ponds And Streams Of Niagara|
|Raul Lovisoni / Francesco Messina||Hula Om|
|Joe Meek||Valley Of The Saroos|
|Essa||Africans in Space (Simic Edit)|
|Koss, Henriksson, Mullaert||Hello People Of Earth! (Mist Mix)|
|Eduardo de la Calle||Red|
|Barac & Lyonel Bauchet||Buchla Market|
|Stardub||Back to Back|
|Miss Yetti||Kiss The Frog (feat. Lasse Lovelace)|
|Paddy Free||Tetekura (Simic Edit)|
|Horizon 222||Quelque Minute (Don’t Look Back) (Simic Edit)|
|Jesper Dahlback||The Lonesome Dub|
|Harold Budd||Bismillahi 'Rrahman 'Rrahim|
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Outro|
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