Sequoyah Murray is an emerging 22-year-old Atlanta-based vocalist, musician, and producer who recently signed with Thrill Jockey Records and released his debut EP titled Penalties Of Love on May 3rd. Although only four songs long, the EP showcases his visionary soulful pop sound that has drawn comparisons to Arthur Russell as well as contemporaries such as MorMor and Sampha, and sets the stage for his upcoming debut album Before You Begin that will be released on September 13th. His guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is an eclectic sonic journey through his wide-ranging influences as he unpredictably segues between off-kilter experimental pop and moody nostalgic jams. Featuring classic left-of-the-dial artists such as Pixies, Björk, Depeche Mode, and The Human League, he also mixes in some vibrant world music from Konono Nº1, severely underrated dance-pop from Róisín Murphy, a classical arrangement by Arturo Michelangeli, and three tracks off his debut EP.
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Intro|
|Depeche Mode||Shake the Disease|
|Oumou Sangare||Diaraby Nene|
|Sequoyah Murray||Penalties Of Love|
|Róisín Murphy||Leaving the City|
|Arturo Michelangeli||Debussy's Reflets Dans L'eau|
|The Human League||Human|
|Sequoyah Murray||Second Born|
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.
The collaborative project of Argentinean electronic musicians Rafael Caivano and Lisandro Sona, Frikstailers celebrate their new album 'Extrasolar' with an exclusive Midnight in a Perfect World DJ mix that takes the listener on a transportive journey through expansive Latin electronic rhythms.