Don Leisure is the solo alias of Aly Jamal, a Cardiff, UK-based musician who's also one-half of in-demand production duo Darkhouse Family. Over the past decade, Darkhouse Family have coolly established themselves as Cardiff's very own Mizell Brothers as they explore a heady brew of hip-hop, soul, jazz, and funk on their own stellar albums as well as working behind the scenes with pioneering jazz artists such as Kamaal Williams and Makaya McCraven. Don Leisure's guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World arrives a week before the release of his latest solo full-length album Halal Cool J on First Word Records and it's an amazing showcase of his deep crates and unique influences, as he smoothly jumps between Turkish funk, global psychedelic soul, cosmic jazz, and more heady grooves for a transportive sonic journey.
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Intro|
|Francois De Roubaix||Poursuite Sur Les Dunes d'Ostende|
|Bo Hansson||Dags For Stordad|
|Rino De Filippi||Citta 'Orientale|
|Hi-Fi Blend||Sky Restaurant|
|Esmeray||Ayrilik Olsa Bile|
|Doug Carn||Sweet Season|
|Roy Ayers||The Memory|
|Charles Earland||Marcia's Waltz|
|McCoy Tyner||Fly With The Wind|
|Lonnie Liston Smith||Sorceress (Live)|
|Dave Grusin||The Countdown|
|Jorge Dalto||Theme in Berlin|
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.
Seattle-based DJ and bona fide party-starter Blueyedsoul (aka Benny Sheffield) takes a break from his tireless schedule to deliver a hypnotic journey through warm, soulful, deep house rhythms on his guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World.
Berlin-based vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer J.Lamotta delivers a guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World that offers a taste of the wide-ranging influences that helped inspire her genre-blurring sophomore album 'SUZUME.'
Argentinian electronic musician Uji shares an exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World that weaves through contemporary Afro-Latin global rhythms with rich electro-acoustic touches that move at a hypnotic mid-tempo pace.